Romania: Mountains to Monasteries 2024

Romania: Mountains to Monasteries 2024

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Romania: Mountains to Monasteries 2024

9 Days Starting and ending in Bucharest

Visiting: Bucharest, Brașov, Sighișoara, Sibiu, Cozia

Tour operator:

Blue-Roads Touring

Tour code:

BRMBB4

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

7 - 18

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-90

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$2329
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Tour Overview

Majestic mountains and rustic medieval villages await in Romania. Our spellbinding small-group adventure will take us from the elegant streets of Bucharest to the dramatic forests of Transylvania. En route, we'll discover spectacular churches, tour storied castles and sample sumptuous delicacies unique to this remarkable region. Uncover legendary tales of vampires in Transylvania’s Bran Castle and relish the sweet taste of homemade brandy during a distillery tour.

Highlights

  • Uncover legendary tales of vampires in Transylvania’s Bran Castle

  • Visit the perfectly preserved UNESCO World Heritage city of Sighisoara

  • Relish the sweet taste of homemade brandy during a distillery tour

  • Experience the charm of Brasov, the gem of the Carpathian Mountains

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bucharest (Romania)

Location: Bucharest

Accommodation: Hotel, Capitol (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Bucharest, a capital city that’s been nicknamed ‘Little Paris’ for its enchanting architecture. After meeting the group at the hotel, we’ll venture out for our first delicious meal and get to know each other a little better.

Day 2: Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov

Location: Brașov

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Wagner (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we’ll depart for the spectacular town of Sinaia which sits at the base of the fir clad Bucegi Mountains. We’ll journey through the lush Prahova Valley and stop off at Peles Castle: a Neo-Rennaissance masterpiece nestled just northwest of the town. Wander its grand hallways and discover its history as a royal summer retreat. Later, we’ll move onto Brasov – our home for the next two nights. This Transylvanian city is renowned for its Saxon-era walls and charming cobbled squares. The evening will be yours to admire Brasov’s colourful architecture and dine on various local delights, including ciorba de vacuta (a hearty soup) and bulz (savoury stuffed polenta cakes).

Day 3: Brasov – Bran – Brasov

Location: Brașov

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Wagner (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, we’ll travel south to Bran. This sleepy commune is famed for its impressive 13th century fortress that’s commonly nicknamed Dracula's Castle. Discover more about Bran Castle’s associations with the legendary vampire on a guided tour. This afternoon, we’ll sample the region’s local tipple at a brandy distillery in Rasnov. Learn about the unique distilling process of this traditional fruit spirit and sip on five delicious varieties. Then: we’ll return to Brasov for another evening at our leisure.

Day 4: Brasov – Viscri – Sighisoara

Location: Sighișoara

Accommodation: Hotel Central Park Sighisoara (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Following a delicious breakfast, we’ll wave goodbye to Brasov and take the scenic route to Viscri. This idyllic village is beloved by King Charles III who even owns three Saxon houses in the area. Stroll around the picturesque streets before we reconvene for lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, we’ll continue to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Sighisoara. Founded by the Transylvanian Saxons over a millennia ago, it’s awash with impeccably preserved medieval structures. The evening is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 5: Sighisoara – Parajd – Sighisoara

Location: Sighișoara

Accommodation: Hotel Central Park Sighisoara (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Ready to discover more about Sighisoara’s fascinating past? This morning, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the city’s fortified Old Town that’s brimming with storybook towers, ornate churches and medieval marketplaces. A highlight is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula (or Vlad the Impaler) – a fearsome 13th century ruler and the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s best-selling novel. Later: we’ll stop off at a traditional restaurant for lunch before journeying onwards to the Parajd Salt Mine. The largest salt reserve in Europe, we’ll delve 120 metres below sea level to marvel its immense beauty. Afterwards, we’ll head back to Sighisoara for another evening at leisure.

Day 6: Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiu

Location: Sibiu

Accommodation: Imparatul Romanilor (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Biertan’s UNESCO-listed church is the main feature of today’s itinerary. Following a morning exploring the village and its magnificent Gothic centrepiece, we’ll continue to Sibiu. This walled city at the heart of Romania is renowned for its Germanic architecture, medieval Council Tower and brilliant art museums. Following an orientation walk, you’ll have the rest of the day to explore at your own pace.

Day 7: Sibiu – Sibiel – Sibiu

Location: Sibiu

Accommodation: Imparatul Romanilor (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you’ll have plenty of free time to soak up the rest of Sibiu’s extraordinary sights. Make sure you don’t miss out on the beautiful Brukenthal Palace that’s brimming with priceless artwork. The Astra Museum also offers a terrific treasure trove of traditional arts and crafts. Later, we’ll venture just beyond the city to the delightful village of Sibiel for a masterclass in rustic Romanian cuisine. Learn how to make a rich, authentic goulash which you’ll then devour for lunch. Afterwards, you’ll have time to continue your exploration of Sibiu.

Day 8: Sibiu – Cozia – Ramnicu Valcea

Location: Cozia

Accommodation: Simfonia Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Next stop: Ramnicu Valcea. First though, we’ll depart Sibiu and drive south via the incredibly scenic Transalpina route. This high-altitude road weaves its way through the spectacular Carpathian Mountains. It’s one of the most photogenic locations in Romania, so make sure you have your camera ready! This afternoon, we’ll swap mountains for monasteries with a tour of Cozia Monastery. This handsome structure on the River Olt houses the tomb of Mircea the Elder and is one of the country’s most celebrated medieval landmarks. We’ll conclude the day in nearby Ramnicu Valcea where we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner together and reminisce about our Romanian adventure.

Day 9: Ramnicu Valcea – Bucharest

Location: Bucharest

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we’ll journey back to Bucharest where we’ll say our final goodbyes. On the way, you’ll have a chance to feast your eyes on more breathtaking vistas of central Romania.

What's Included

  • Transport

    Premium mini-coach transportation

  • Guide

    Experienced Tour Leader and Driver

  • Accommodation

    8 nights in hand-picked accommodation

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    18 people

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, you will be accompanied by an experienced tour leader

  • Will we avoid large groups of people?

    We’re very eager to explore with you in the future, however avoiding large crowds at popular attractions and locations will be challenging. Our Blue-Roads tours deliver unique travel experiences that naturally visit lesser-known destinations – providing our guests with exclusive access to local experiences and charming, hand-picked accommodation. This means we are able to provide an unforgettable travel experience for our guests whilst avoiding larger crowds whenever possible.

  • Will I have to wear a mask whilst on my tour?

    Some personal protective equipment (such as a mask or gloves) may be required for particular destinations and attractions. However, we will provide details before your tour departure so you are prepared according to your destination of travel. To ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests, failure to comply with Blue-Roads policies and government regulations could result in your removal from your tour.

  • How many people will be on my tour?

    At Blue-Roads Touring, we specialize in small group tours with a maximum capacity of 18 people (average group size of 14 people). This small group element is one of the key reasons people choose to travel with us. Traveling in smaller groups means our Blue-Roads Tour Leaders can provide a more personalized traveling experience to every one of our guests.

  • What if I start to feel unwell on my tour?

    Let your Tour Leader know as soon as possible. Feeling unwell on a tour can happen and our Tour Leaders are already trained on appropriate actions to take if this occurs. Before we return to the road, all Blue-Roads Tour Leaders will receive additional training specific to coronavirus safety – ensuring they're prepared as possible to focus on your wellbeing.

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    Blue-Roads Touring requires a minimum deposit of 200 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

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    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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