Timeless Romania

Resort: Timeless Romania
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Europe
Price From: £1575.00


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


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

Morning tour of Bucharest, known as the Paris
of the east due to its boulevards and belle
poque 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 Trgu Mures Gura

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 Trgu 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 areas remarkable painted
monasteries, considered to be among Europes
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 Stokers 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 Romanias 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)

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