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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bucharest with British Airways. Transfer to Novotel Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Welcome drink. (N)Day 2: Bucharest • Sibiu
Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the east’ due to its boulevards and belle époque buildings. View the Old Princely Court and the Royal Palace. Transfer to Sibiu, staying at Hotel Continental Forum (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)Day 3: Sibiu
Morning tour of the old town followed by time at leisure or visit the Brukenthal Museum. In the evening, visit the picturesque village of Sibiel. Dinner in a local family home including meat and cabbage rolls cooking demonstration. Return to Sibiu. (B, D)Day 4: Sibiu • Turda Salt Mine • Sighisoara
Transfer to Sighisoara via the salt mine at Turda. This is one of the largest salt mines in the world, dating back to the 11th century. A highlight is the 112-metre-high great hall; its superb acoustics have even made it a popular concert venue. Continue to Sighisoara, staying at the Hotel Central Park (or similar) for 1 night. (B)Day 5: Sighisoara • Târgu Mures • Gura Humorului
Morning tour of the Unesco-listed town of Sighisoara, a beautifully preserved medieval settlement. The city walls encircle cobbled streets lined with colourful 16th-century burgher houses. Visits include the citadel, the Church on the Hill and the clock tower. Travel north to Gura Humorului via Târgu Mures, a Hungarian stronghold. Stay 2 nights at the Best Western Bucovina (or similar) and enjoy a traditional dinner and dance show. (B, D)Day 6: Gura Humorului
Tour the area’s remarkable painted monasteries, considered to be among Europe’s greatest artistic monuments and awarded Unesco world heritage status. (B, D)Day 7: Agapia • Lacu Rosu • Brasov
Head south to Brasov, via the Agapia monastery, a Romanian Orthodox nunnery dating back to 1649. Continue to Lacu Rosu for lunch and on to Brasov. Free time in the late afternoon to enjoy the city. Stay at the Hotel Aro Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L)Day 8: Brasov • Peles Palace • Bran Castle
Short drive through the beautiful Transylvanian countryside to Bran castle, which is famously associated with Dracula, the legendary character from Bram Stoker’s gothic novel, enjoy a tour and coffee stop. Drive to Sinaia to visit the palaces of Peles and Pelisor, the former royal residences of King Carol I, another beautifully resorted Unesco world heritage site. Return to Brasov. (B)Day 9: Brasov • Bucharest
Morning tour of the medieval town of Brasov and view the Pia.a Sfatului, one of the finest baroque squares in the country. Visit the Black Church with its collection of more than 300 Ottoman rugs. See St Nicholas Church and explore Romania’s first school. Return to Bucharest and stay overnight at the Intercontinental (or similar). (B)Day 10: Bucharest • Fly to London
Morning visit to the Palace of Parliament, which is the third largest building in the world. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information August 6 & 20 departures:
On day 4 there will be an included journey on the Mocanita steam train, a narrow gauge railway used for transporting cargo in the early 20th century.Superior tour
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The Novotel Bucharest City Centre is located minutes from the old town on Victoriei Boulevard, combining a historical facade with modern, spacious rooms inside. There is a small indoor pool and spa centre. The restaurant pairs regional-inspired cuisine with a wide selection of Romanian and international wines, in a vibrant and sophisticated setting. Features: 258 rooms and suites, restaurant, cafe, indoor pool, gym, Wi-Fi throughout. Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, 24-hour room service, robe and slippers.
The modern Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest is situated in University Square, adjacent to the National Theatre and within walking distance of the Old Town. It provides a high level of service and comfort with spectacular views of the centre of Bucharest. The hotel's three restaurants offer a choice of international and traditional Romanian cuisine. Features: 423 rooms & suites, 3 restaurants, lobby piano bar, heated indoor swimming pool, health club, saunas, hot tub. Room amenities: Air conditioning, heating, cable television, balcony, minibar, Wi-Fi.
Located within a 2-minute walk of the medieval citadel, the Hotel Central Park has been converted from an 18th-century building, keeping its charming original features and facade. All guestrooms have been decorated in a classic style with the emphasis on pastel colours and natural light. After a day's sightseeing, dine at the hotel restaurant, which offers excellent Romanian wines and cuisine. Features: 33 rooms, restaurant, bar, nightclub, terrace, garden, small shop. Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable television, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, Wi-Fi.
Located in the centre of Brasov's medieval old town and adjacent to Central Park, the Hotel Aro Palace is one of Brasov's best hotels, with views to Tampa mountain. It has retained its original art deco facade after extensive renovation work to its public facilities over the years.Features: 196 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, terrace, garden, hairdresser, casino, sports & wellness centre, indoor swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, safe.
The Continental Forum Hotel is set in a historic building from 1912 and is situated in Unirii Square, close to the historical centre of Sibiu and a 3-minute walk from the Brukenthal Museum and Piata Mare. The hotel's restaurant serves authentic dishes from the Balkan region as well as international cuisine. Features: 135 rooms & suites, restaurant, lobby bar, spa with sauna and jacuzzi, gym, Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, Wi-Fi.
The Best Western Bucovina Club de Munte is a modern hotel that stands on the edge of town with views of the surrounding mountains. Its rooms are well designed with gothic-style furniture. The hotel's restaurants serve traditional Romanian and international cuisine. Features: 130 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, outdoor terrace, spa, sauna, hammam, hot tub, fitness room. Room amenities: Satellite television, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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