We Love —
- Explore a country where awe-inspiring landscapes, vibrant culture, & rich history blend into an unforgettable experience.
- This land of dazzling monasteries, picturesque rural towns & jaw-dropping castles perched precariously on jutting hilltops is seemingly untouched by time.
- You will have the opportunity to experience some of Romania's famous folk culture...a particular highlight is your traditional dinner in Sibui!
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Your Itinerary —
Arrive Bucharest, the capital of Romania! Nicknamed "the little Paris of the Balkans" with its tree-lined lanes and its many monuments, this city has a rich culture to offer its visitors, both historical and artistic. The varied architecture is a testament the Ceaucescu era, especially Parliament Palace, and the rest of the city is a quirky blend of unique influences that are sure to intrigue and charm.
Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour in Bucharest, where you will discover the highlights of the Romanian metropolis, such as the Arch of Triumph, the Victory Square, the Victory Palace, the Revolution Square and the Parliament Palace. Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can check-in and enjoy dinner.
In the morning the trip takes you to Transylvania. You drive along the Olt Valley and make a stop in Cozia, where you will visit a medieval monastery. At noon take a walking tour in the famous town of Sibiu. See the Grand Square and Small Square, the Liar’s Bridge and the Evangelical Church.
Enjoy a traditional dinner with brandy and wine with locals.
Soon after breakfast drive to Medias, where you will visit the St. Margaret Church. Then drive to Biertan, where you discover the fortified church, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards drive to Sighisoara, where you take a walk and find out more about the Watch Tower, the Church on the Hill and the Birth House of Dracula. Dinner at the hotel.
In the morning visit the city of Targu Mures with its famous Rose Square and the Orthodox Cathedral. Drive further to Bistrita, where you will take a walking tour and then, through the Tihuta Pass, arrive in Bucovina. Dinner at the hotel.
Today visit the Moldovita Monastery, where you will enjoy a guiding tour made by a nun. Shortly after that, continue your journey to the Sucevita Monastery. In the afternoon visit the Voronet Monastery from the 15th century, which is known as the “Sistine Chapel of East”. Afterwards, drive to Piatra Neamt. Dinner at the hotel.
In the morning continue your trip along the breathtaking landscapes of the Bicaz Gorge towards Transylvania. Around noon you will arrive at the fortified church Prejmer, which is UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon take a walking tour in Brasov, where you will visit the famous Black Church. Dinner at the hotel.
In the morning you visit the Dracula Castle, which was built in the 14th century as customs between Transylvania and Wallachia. Then continue your trip to Sinaia, one of the most beloved destinations of Romania, where you’ll visit the magnificent summer residence of the former Royal family, the Peles Castle. Afterwards, drive to Bucharest.
You will be treated to a farewell dinner with a folk show and wine in a local restaurant.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.
Your Hotels —
You will be staying in Standard Rooms throughout on a Half Board Basis (breakfast & evening meal in the main restaurant - excluding drinks).
Highlights include a traditional dinner with brandy & wine with the locals in the village of Sibiel as well as a farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant which includes a folklore show & wine.
Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only
Bucharest: 1 night at Novotel City Centre 4*
Sibiu: 1 night at Golden Tulip Ana Tower 4*
Targu Mures: 1 night at The Plaza Hotel 4*
Bucovina: 1 night at The Best Western 4*
Piatra Neamt: 1 night at The Central Plaza 4*
Brasov: 1 night at The Hotel Cubix 4*
Bucharest: 1 night at Novotel City Centre 4*
Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Journey —
Flights: Are included with British Airways & 23kg of hold luggage per person.
Depart London Heathrow: 13:15
Arrive in Bucharest: 18:35
Depart Bucharest: 19:25
Arrive in London Heathrow: 20:55
All flight times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per the itinerary.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.