Romania Highlights escorted group tour - an ideal 7 night introductory tour of Romania, discover the highlights of Romania by comfortable coach and in the company of an experienced guide and fellow travellers. There are many splendid things to see and do in Romania, and this tour covers the main sights including awe-inspiring architecture, landscapes and cultural traditions. A throughouly enjoyable group tour of Romania!
DEPARTURE DATES 2017
13th May 2017
17th June 2017
22nd July 2017
12th August 2017
2nd September 2017
16th September 2017
Bucharest - Hotel Ambasador*** or similar
Sibiu - Hotel Ibis*** or similar
Sighisoara - Hotel Sighisoara*** or similar
Sucevita - Popas Turistic*** or similar
Piatra Neamt - Hotel Ceahlau*** or similar
Poiana Brasov - Hotel Escalade*** or similar
Flights are NOT included in this package, but we can book these for you, or you are welcome to book your own. If you require an extra night or two to fit with your flights, we can book extra nights, please contact us for a quote.
This is a guaranteed departure tour, and has a pleasant maximum group size of 20 people.
Itinerary for our Romania Highlights Escorted Tour
Day 1 Saturday BUCHAREST
Arrival to Bucharest and transfer to your hotel. Check-in. In the afternoon, a walking tour in the city centre of Bucharest. Evening dinner and accommodation at central 3* hotel.
Day 2 Sunday BUCHAREST - CURTEA DE ARGES - SIBIU
After breakfast, a panoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest including the Cathedral of the Patriarchate, then departure to Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Visit to the Episcopal Church where the Romanian Kings are buried. Lunch will be en route. Drive along the picturesque Olt Valley, visiting the Cozia Monastery and arriving at Sibiu; one of the oldest towns in Transylvania (formerly Hermannstadt). Guided walking tour of the medieval town (the Main Square, the Evangelical Church, the Liars’ Bridge etc.) Evening dinner and accommodation at 3* hotel in Sibiu.
Day 3 Monday SIBIU - BIERTAN - SIGHISOARA
Morning drive to the heart of Transilvanya to visit the secret retreat for the royalties of Europe. The Saxon villages display a remarkable, unspoilt harmony between people and landscape, like a visit back in time. This is the area that Prince Charles regularly visits and has had a positive influence on conservation in the region. Afterwards, drive to Biertan to visit the impressive fortified church. Lunch in a traditional house. Drive on to Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler ('Dracula'). Visit the medieval citadel (the 'Upper Town'): the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill etc. and lunch). Evening dinner and night in Sighisoara at 3* hotel.
Day 4 Tuesday SIGHISOARA - GURA HUMORULUI
After breakfast, continue to Târgu Mures, an elegant city well known for its architecture. Drive on to Bistrita - one of the 7 main medieval towns of 'Siebenbürgen' (the German name for Transylvania). Continue through Tihuta Pass. Typical dinner and accommodation at 3* hotel in Gura Humorului.
Day 5 Wednesday GURA HUMORULUI - MONASTERIES - PIATRA NEAMT
Full day in Bucovina - land of the unique painted monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries admiring their external frescoes. Lunch en route, then visit the famous monastery of Voronet, 'the Sistine Chapel of the Orient'. Late afternoon drive south to visit the Agapia monastery. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel in Piatra Neamt.
Day 6 Thursday PIATRA NEAMT - BRASOV OR POIANA BRASOV
Departure across the mountains to Brasov through the spectacular Bicaz Gorges - the Red Lake; Miercurea Ciuc. Lunch en route. Visit the beautiful fortified church of Prejmer. Late afternoon arrival in Brasov or Poiana Brasov. Check-in at 3* hotel and enjoy dinner at a typical local restaurant.
Day 7 Friday BRASOV - BRAN - BUCHAREST
Panoramic sightseeing tour and guided walking tour in the historical centre of Brasov (formerly Kronstadt), including a visit to the Black Church, then departure to Bran for a visit to 'Dracula’s Castle'. Drive across the mountains to Sinaia. Lunch. Visit the Sinaia Monastery (1695) and the fabulous Peles Castle - former summer residence of the Royal family. Late afternoon drive to Bucharest. Upon arrival visit the outdoor Village Museum. Farewell dinner in a typical restaurant. Accommodation at 3* hotel in Bucharest.
Day 8 Saturday BUCHAREST
In the morning free time in central Bucharest for visits and shopping (subject to the flight schedule) and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Major highlights of our Romania Highlights escorted group tour:
The painted monasteries of Bucovina
Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita
The medieval Citadel of Sighisoara
The fortified Churches of Transylvania:
European Cultural Heritage Sites:
Curtea de Arges Monastery
The historical centre of Sibiu
The Romania Athenaeum
George Enescu Museum
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