Romania in 8 Days

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Bistrita
Bran & Bran Castle
Brasov
Bucharest
Campulung Moldovenesc
Moldavia
Red Lake
Sibiu
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Travel to Romania and immerse yourself in the legends of Eastern Europe. Be captivated by ancient Sibiu and Sighisoara, a medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic region of Bukovina, admire the Red Lake and the gorges of Bicaz and dare to enter Dracula's Castle in Transylvania. See Peles Castle in Sinaia and fall in love with Bucharest and its astounding architecture. 

8 days trip including flights*

8 days and 7 nights in destination

1

LON - BUH

Bucharest

2

Sibiu

3

Bistrita

4

Gura Humorului

5

Brasov

6

Brasov

7

Bucharest

8

BUH - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Bucharest

It's time to discover the historic cities and unforgettable landscapes of Romania! Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready for a flight to Bucharest. Touch down in Bucharest and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, discovering the energetic nightlife or the communist-era architecture of the Romanian capital. Dinner and overnight stay in Bucharest.

2nd Day: Bucharest - Sibiu

After breakfast, depart towards Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia which sits on the banks of the Arges River and stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue your journey along the picturesque Olt Valley to Sibiu, one of the oldest cities in Transylvania, founded by Saxon colonists. Take a walking tour of the medieval old town where you'll see the city's Main Square and the Small Square, home to the beautiful cast iron Bridge of Lies and a Gothic-style Evangelical Church, with its spectacular 10,000 tube organ, the largest in the country. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure, exploring the atmospheric streets of Transylvania's best-preserved medieval city. Overnight stay in Sibiu. 

Included
Curtea de Arges Monastery and Sibiu Old City WalkingTour
3rd Day: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara - Targu Mures – Bistrita

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Sighisoara, the birthplace of the infamous Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. En route, visit the Fortified Church of Biertan, one of the most beautiful buildings in Romania, built in a Gothic and Renaissance style. Arrive in Sighisoara and discover the medieval city center, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Take a fascinating walking tour and discover the city's most famous landmark: the Clock Tower. Continue towards Targu Mures, a charming town at the heart of Transylvania. Pass by the famous Place of Culture, with its highly decorated exterior before continuing to Bistrita, one of the seven best-preserved medieval cities in Transylvania and the place where Jonathan Harker, Bram Stoker’s hero, spent the night before arriving at Dracula’s Castle. Dinner and overnight stay in Bistrita.

Included
Biertan's Church and Sighisoara Walking Tour
4th Day: Bistrita - Campulung Moldovenesc - Gura Humorului

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for the region of Bucovina, home to unique painted monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cross the land of Dracula and, in the afternoon, visit Moldovita Monastery, a true treasure of medieval art. Visit a painted egg atelier, who creates magnificently intricate painted eggs, a traditional Romanian artform, before discovering the amazing Voronet Monastery in the town of Gura Humorului. Known as the 'Sistine Chapel of the East', its frescoes were painted with an intense shade of blue known in the country as 'Voronet Blue'. After the visit, transfer to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Gura Himorului.

Included
Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour
5th Day: Gura Humorului – Brasov

After breakfast set off through the charming villages and countryside of Moldavia, dotted with traditional houses, and visit the Monastery of Agapia, a well-preserved Orthodox convent. In the afternoon, cross the fabulous Bicaz Gorges, and explore this magical landscape on foot (weather permitting) before arriving at Lacu Rosu, the Red Lake, in time for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Continue to Brasov, founded by Saxon colonists, and the Southern gateway into Transylvania. It is home to the largest Gothic church in this part of Europe. Overnight stay in Brasov.

Included
Monastery of Agapia, Bicaz Gorges and the Red Lake Tour
6th Day: Brasov - Prejmer - Bran – Brasov

Breakfast at the hotel. The first stop of the day is the pretty town of Prejmer, to visit its Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, continue to Bran to visit the world-famous Dracula's Castle, built as a defence fortress by the citizens of Brasov in 1377. Be immersed in the history and mysteries of this spectacular castle and feel like you have stepped into a by-gone era. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant in Bran before returning to Brasov. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of its medieval historic center to admire its Austro-Hungarian Baroque buildings, the Ecaterina Gate and the unique Black Church. Spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Brasov.

Included
Prejmer and Brasov Walking Tours & Dracula's Castle
7th Day: Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest

After breakfast, cross the Carpathians towards Sinaia, one of the most beautiful mountain resorts, known as 'The Pearl of the Carpathians'. Here, visit the fabulous Peles Castle, an exquisite piece of architecture and one of the most spectacular castles in Europe. Continue to Bucharest and take a panoramic tour of this city of contrasts, with its large boulevards and magnificent buildings such as the Romanian Athenaeum and the Patriarchal Church. Visit the Houses of Parliament, built between 1984 and 1989, the largest building in Europe and the second-largest in the world after the Pentagon! End the day with a relaxing evening walking tour in the Old City centre. Enjoy a farewell dinner overnight stay in Bucharest. 

Included
Peles Castle and Bucharest Panoramic Tour
8th Day: Bucharest - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel. After an unforgettable journey through Romania, it's time to bid farewell to this beautiful country. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 2

Duration 02:15h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Curtea de Arges Monastery and Sibiu Old City WalkingTour

Visit the emblemathic Monastery of Curtea de Arges and discover one of the oldest cities in the country and European Capital in 2007, Sibiu. Known in another era for its solid system of fortresses and considered the largest in Transylvania.

What's included: Visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery, Entrance fee included. City walk in old Sibiu with lunch included. Not included: Dinner not included.

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Biertan's Church and Sighisoara Walking Tour

Visit the Fortified Church of Biertan, one of the most buildings in Romania, take a walking tour and discover the medieval city of Sighisoara. End your journey in Bistrita city.

What's included: Entrance fee to the Church on the Hill included.

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Included

Included activity for day 4

Duration 03:15h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Bucovina Painted Monasteries Tour

Discover the región of Bucovina home to unique painted monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage sites and visit a painted egg atelier a traditional Romanian artform.

What's included: Entrance fee included.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Monastery of Agapia, Bicaz Gorges and the Red Lake Tour

Visit the charming villages and countryside of Moldavia dotted with traditional houses, and visit the Monastery of Agapia, cross the fabulous Bicaz Gorges and relax with the beautiful landscape of the Red Lake.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Bucharest - UK/Ireland.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated on the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrances, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Romanian Leu.
  • Language
    Romanian
  • Electricity
    230V . Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://romaniatourism.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

 

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