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£1625

Treasures of Transylvania

A remarkable tour of Romania, this journey begins at Bucharest’s majestic monuments and takes you to medieval towns and rural villages, legendary castles and iconic ‘painted churches’, via mountain roads, river gorges, idyllic landscapes and inspiring heritage

Visiting the largest, the loveliest and the legendary monuments of urban and rural Romania, this tour is a variety of times, traditions, and tempo.
It starts in the capital, Bucharest, its enormous Palace of Parliament the heaviest construction on earth, and second only to the Pentagon in the world’s largest administrative buildings.
The next day is entirely different, with goats outnumbering people in the Olt Valley gorge, and old-world Sibiu straddling the Cibin river. Malancrav is ‘the village where time stood still’, evoking age-old customs of rural Transylvania.
Biertan was the seat of Saxon Evangelical bishops for three centuries, its fortified church now a UNESCO site; while Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, is a small city with a huge history, covering a thousand years and colouring its cobbled streets with rainbow-spanning façades; and Târgu Mures, ‘the city of roses’, displays a Hungarian/Romanian cultural blend.
Cluj-Napoca is a large and lively hub of arts and academia, in contrast to bucolic Bucovina and its unique cluster of Byzantine ‘painted monasteries’; and Sinaia’s royal summer residence, Peles Castle, has little in common with the myths and mysteries of Bran’s fortress, ‘Dracula’s Castle’.

Overview

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

  • Cultural & Countryside Tour
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Local Guide Throughout
  • Central Hotels

A remarkable tour of Romania, this journey begins at Bucharest’s majestic monuments and takes you to medieval towns and rural villages, legendary castles and iconic ‘painted churches’, via mountain roads, river gorges, idyllic landscapes and inspiring heritage

Notes:

This is a busy itinerary with many visits on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines.
Due to the distance covered there are extended periods of travel by road, mostly along a well-established road network (some minor roads may be in poor repair).

Accommodation

Mercure City Center - Bucharest

Modern 4-star hotel, a few steps from the Romanian Athenaeum and Victoriei Avenue. Restaurant, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 114 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Hotel Ramada - Sibiu

A modern 4-star hotel in the historical centre of Sibiu. Facilities include restaurant, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 127 air-conditioned rooms, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cavaler - Sighisoara

A stylish 4-star hotel in the centre of Sighisoara, close to the Citadel and the Clock Tower. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 74 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Mercure Binderbubi - Sighisoara

A 4-star hotel with a Tyrolean-inspired decor and a vaulted wine cellar. It is close to the medieval centre of Sighisoara. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, spa, sauna, WiFi (free) and 52 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

DoubleTree by Hilton - City Plaza - Cluj-Napoca

Central 4-star hotel within a 10-minute walk of Unirii Square and St. Michael's Church. Restaurants, bar, gym, pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 85 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Best Western Bucovina - Gura Humorului

A traditional 4-star hotel in the town centre. Restaurants, bar, sauna, jacuzzi, spa and WiFi (free). 130 rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Aro Palace Hotel - Brasov

This spacious 4-star hotel overlooks the Tampa Mountain and the medieval historic quarter of Brasov and is facing the central park. Restaurants. bar, indoor pool, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 196 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Bucharest before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Mercure City Center
(per night) £78
Single supplement £65

Mercure City Center - Bucharest

Modern 4-star hotel, a few steps from the Romanian Athenaeum and Victoriei Avenue. Restaurant, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 114 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

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

May
May 10 (Friday)
  • 3 Places Remaining
June
June 7 (Friday)
July
July 12 (Friday)
August
August 2 (Friday)
September
September 6 (Friday)
  • Sold out
September 27 (Friday)
October
October 4 (Friday)
  • 3 Places Remaining
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches (1 dinner - 2024), 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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £315
Flight Options
  • Tarom Business Class
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £200
  • Arrival transfer
  • £30
  • Departure transfer
  • £150

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