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Timeless Romania

Group Tour | General Interest 10 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £1695

With its wealth of folkloric heritage, picturesque villages and wonderful scenery, Romania is fascinating to explore. This tour discovers the country’s highlights, including Transylvania’s fortified Saxon churches, Bucovina’s exquisite painted monasteries, dramatic castles and palaces, medieval towns and the beautiful Carpathian mountains.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Wine tasting at a local vineyard
  • Full-day tour of northern Romania’s painted monasteries
  • Visit the royal palaces of Peles & Pelisor
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation throughout
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Bucharest

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

Tour Bucharest, known as the ‘Paris of the East’ due to its boulevards and belle epoque 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

This morning, tour Sibiu’s old town followed by time at leisure or a visit to the Brukenthal Museum. In the evening, visit the picturesque village of Sibiel. Enjoy dinner in a local family home, including a 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

This morning, tour 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 Targu 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. You’ve 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 - Bran Castle - Sinaia

Take a 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 restored UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Brasov. (B)

Day 9: Brasov - Bucharest

This morning, tour the medieval town of Brasov and view the Piata 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 Novotel Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 10: Bucharest - Fly to London

Visit the Palace of Parliament, this morning – 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.

TOUR EXTENSIONS Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in Bucharest or the Danube Delta. Please speak to a Cox & Kings travel consultant for details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Rail experience: On August departures, Day 4 will include a ride on the Mocanita steam train, a narrow-gauge railway used for transporting cargo in the early 20th century.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Novotel Bucharest City Centre
    Novotel Bucharest City Centre

    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.

  • Hotel Continental Forum
    Hotel Continental Forum

    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.

  • Hotel Central Park
    Hotel Central Park

    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.

  • Best Western Bucovina Club de Munte
    Best Western Bucovina Club de Munte

    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.

  • Aro Palace (Hotel Aro Palace)
    Aro Palace (Hotel Aro Palace)

    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.

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Dates & prices


Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
5 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022 £1,820 £0 £0 Yes Reserve
16 Sep 2022 - 25 Sep 2022 £1,775 £0 £395 Yes Reserve
23 Sep 2022 - 2 Oct 2022 £1,725 £0 £0 Yes Reserve
7 Oct 2022 - 16 Oct 2022 £1,675 £0 £395 Reserve

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • * No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
  • * Small group size - average 13 people (max 18)
  • * 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • * Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • * Direct international flights with British Airways
  • * Experienced local tour manager
  • * 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 3 dinners
  • * Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • * Welcome drink

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