Overview

Bucharest - 2 nights
Sibiu - 1 night
Sighisoara  - 1 night
Cluj-Napoca - 1 night
Gura Humorului - 2 nights
Brasov - 2 nights

Spendology - Widgets

TREASURES OF TRANSYLVANIA

Revealing Romania’s lively capital, lovely medieval towns, legendary castles and its iconic painted churches

Explore an independent Romania, in an itinerary that contrasts the landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains and the historic province of Transylvania with its legend of the 15th-century ruler of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler (Count Dracula) and the renowned painted churches in Moldavia. The tranquil nunneries and unique painted churches of Bucovina, with their flowery exterior frescoes protected by soaring shingle roofs, were painted in the 16th and 17th centuries but retain their freshness and colour.

Brasov is a 12th-century town renowned for its Gothic-style Black Church. In Sinaia, the ‘Pearl of the Carpathians’, Peles Castle is the summer residence of the first king of Romania, Carol I.

Nearby lies the village of Bran whose Medieval castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, was built by local merchants to protect the old border between Wallachia and Transylvania. Bucharest, the capital, sometimes known as ‘Little Paris’, has wide boulevards and French architecture, whilst the Palace of the Parliament is the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.

Key Features

Cultural & Countryside Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Guide Throughout
Central Hotels
Group Size: 6  22

Special Event

Malancrav Village Lunch

Enjoy a traditional lunch home cooked on open fire at a private home in Malancrav village, where time has almost stood still. Today it has the largest Saxon population in the area and one of the most important fortified churches in Transylvania.

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Bucharest. Stay two nights at the 4-star Mercure City Center Hotel.

Day 2 Tour of Bucharest includes the Palace of the Parliament, Metropolitan Church, Romanian Athenaeum, Arch of Triumph and the open-air Village Museum in Herăstrău Park. (B)

Day 3 Travel through the Olt Valley and to Cozia Monastery for a visit. Continue to Sibiu with three main squares around which the Old Town is built. Walking tour of Sibiu includes the Large Square, Huet Square, the Liar’s Bridge and a visit to Bruckenthal Museum. Overnight stay at the 4-star Hotel Ramada in Sibiu. (B)

Day 4 Morning at leisure. Village lunch at Malancrav. Travel to Sighisoara, visiting Biertan fortified church en route. Overnight at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cavaler. (B, L)

Day 5 Walking tour of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the best preserved fortified Medieval towns in south-eastern Europe. Visit to Clock Tower, built in the 14th century with a magnificent panoramic view from the top. Travel to Târgu Mures to visit the Palace of Culture, continue to Cluj-Napoca. Walking tour of Cluj including the Union Square with the Orthodox Cathedral and National Theatre. Overnight at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton – City Plaza. (B)

Day 6 Drive towards Bucovina and stop at the town of Bistrita en route to Gura Humorului before crossing Tihuta Pass. Spend two nights at 4-star Best Western Bucovina. (B)

Day 7 Tour of the painted churches includes Sucevita, which is the best preserved of all with imposing walls and defensive towers and Voronet, known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’, famous for the blue colour used by the artists as background for its frescoes. (B, L)

Day 8 Drive to Brasov through Bicaz Canyon and a stop at Red Lake. Spend two nights at the 4-star Aro Palace Hotel. (B)

Day 9 Travel to Sinaia, the pearl of the Carpathian to visit Peles Castle, continue Bran to visit Dracula’s castle. Walking tour of the cobbled streets and visit to St. Nicholas Church and First Romanian School Museum. (B)

Day 10 Return to Bucharest for the flight to London Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This is a busy itinerary with many visits on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines.

2021

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Tarom Romanian Air Transport from Heathrow

Date Price
May 14 £1145
May 14 £1145
June 4 £1175
June 4 £1175
July 9 £1175
July 9 £1175
August 6 £1195
August 6 £1195
September 3 £1175
September 3 £1175
September 17 £1145
September 17 £1145
October 1 £1145
October 1 £1145
No Single Supplement

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Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)
2021: Jul 9, Oct 1

Single supplement £285

Flight Options

London/Bucharest/London
Tarom Business Class from £425

Extension Options

Extra nights – Bucharest 
Mercure City Center
(per night) £70
Single supplement £60

Privately Guided

Add £695 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival transfer add £20
Departure transfer add £95

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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