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October 19, 2015

Romania, land of legends

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CLASSICAL TOUR OF ROMANIA 2013

Guaranteed Departures Tour     

 CLASSICAL TOUR OF ROMANIA 2013

8 days / 7 nights in Romania

Guaranteed departures (for minimum 2 persons) at the following dates:

  • 18th May, 2013
  • 22nd June, 2013
  • 27th July, 2013
  • 17th August, 2013
  • 07th September, 2013
  • 21st September, 2013

 

Day 1 Saturday         BUCHAREST

Arrival at Bucharest airport in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel. Check-in. In the afternoon walking tour in the city centre of Bucharest (subject to the flight schedule).  Dinner and accommodation in a 4-stars hotel.

 

Day 2 Sunday            BUCHAREST – CURTEA DE ARGES – SIBIU            

In the morning panoramic sightseeing tour of Bucharest with a stop at the Cathedral of the Patriarchate, then departure to Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal Church where the Romanian Kings are buried. Lunch en route. Drive along the picturesque Olt Valley to Cozia Monastery (visit) and Sibiu, one of the oldest towns in Transylvania – formerly Hermannstadt – founded by the Saxon colonists. Guided walking tour of the medieval town (the Main Square, the EvangelicalChurch, the Liars’ Bridge etc.).  Dinner and accommodation in a 3-stars 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.  This trip is like a visit back in time.  Drive to Biertan to visit the impressive fortified church – UNESCO heritage. Lunch in traditional house. Drive on to Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (“Dracula”). Visit the medieval citadel (the “UpperTown”): the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill etc. and lunch.).  Dinner and night in Sighisoara – 3 stars hotel.

 

Day 4 Tuesday         SIGHISOARA – GURA HUMORULUI    

After breakfast, continue to Târgu Mures – visit of the elegant city centre well  known for its  architecture. Drive on to Bistrita – one of the 7 main medieval towns of “Siebenbürgen” (the German name for  Transylvania). Continuation through TihutaPass. Typical dinner and accommodation at the 3-stars hotel in Gura Humorului.

 

Day 5 Wed.   GURA HUMORULUI – MONASTERIES – PIATRA NEAMT  

Full day in Bucovina – land of the unique painted monasteries belonging to the  UNESCO World Heritage. Visit the Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries with outside 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 a 3-star 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 RedLake – Miercurea Ciuc.  Lunch en route.  Visit the beautiful fortified church of  Prejmer. Late  afternoon arrival in  Brasov  or Poiana  Brasov. Check-in  in a 3-star  hotel.  Dinner in   a   typical  restaurant. Accommodation.

 

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 BlackChurch, 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 PelesCastle – 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 in a 4-star hotel.

 

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. End of our services.

 

The price includes:

  • Accommodation 7 nights 3 stars hotels as per the above program;
  • Full board as shown in the program;
  • Air-conditioned coach for all the above itinerary and program; for smaller parties an air-conditioned minibus or van could also be used;
  • English speaking guide throughout;
  • All entrance fees to museums, monasteries and sites included in the program;
  • All Romanian taxes.

 

This tour can be run at any other dates and for any number of persons – group and FIT prices available upon request.

 

The highlights of the program:

UNESCO sites:

The painted monasteries of Bucovina:

Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita

The medieval Citadel of Sighisoara

The fortified Churches of Transylvania:

Biertan, Prejmer

European Cultural Heritage Sites

Curtea de Arges Monastery

The historical centre of Sibiu

The Romanian Athenaeum

GeorgeEnescuMuseum

Additional Info
Country: Romania
City: Bucharest
Address: 15, Petofi Sandor Street
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