With an unbeatable mix of magnificent mountain scenery and two of the best road journeys in Europe, this 4-day private journey travels into the heart of Romania. Reopened as a modern highway in 2011, the Transalpina is the highest road in Romania, crossing the Carpathian Mountains in a series of sweeping curves and offering heart-stopping views at every turn. Linking the provinces of Oltenia and Transylvani, the road was originally inaugurated in 1935 by King Charles II and provides a transportation link between the towns of Novaci and Sibiu.
Fly from London Heathrow to Bucharest with British Airways and transfer to Horezu. Stay at the Hotel Sofianu for 1 night. (D)
Morning tour of the Unesco world heritage-listed Horezu Monastery. Late morning drive along on the 148.2km Transalpina, or Royal Way, to Sibu. This winding, elevated road offers picturesque views at every turn. You will pass through small idyllic villages nestled in the shadow of the Carpathians. Stay 1 night at the Forum Continental. (B)
Morning tour of Sibiu, a Saxon town that combines late Renaissance, early gothic, classical and Transylvanian baroque architecture. View the evangelic and orthodox cathedrals and the Brukenthal Art Museum. Late morning drive along the 92km-long Transfargarasan. Stop en route at Curtea de Arges at Balea glacial lake and waterfalls, the Poienari citadel and the Vidraru wier. Stay at the Hotel Valea cu Pesti in Curtea de Arges for 1 night. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Bucharest, transfer to the airport, and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
It is possible to extend your stay in Bucharest or an alternative city in Romania. Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for further details.
The Transfargarasan & Transalpina are both only open in July and August.
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