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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.
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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)
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
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)
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)
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)
Tour the area’s remarkable painted
monasteries, considered to be among Europe’s
greatest artistic monuments and awarded
Unesco world heritage status. (B, D)
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)
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)
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)
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)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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