Transylvania and the Monasteries of Bucovina

RomaniaRomania

Bucharest

7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - ROM-01-TOUR
Prices from £699 per person
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Our Transylvania and the Monastries of Buconiva guaranteed escorted coach tour will explore the wonderfully preserved monasteries in Romania, unique in artistic character. Gently we will explore the line of monasteries that hold the keys to the histories of Romania, for a truly enriching experience. Later, we uncover the beauty of Transylvania to discover the breadth of Romania’s gifts to Mother Nature.

You will have the chance to tread in the footsteps of Vlad Tepes widely known as Count Dracula and visit the imposing Bran castle and the black church. You will also have chance to visit local villages and see traditional cottage industries in full affect. All our guides are hand picked for their knowledge, professionalism and companionability.

Romania has a special spirit and is one of our favourite destinations to promote. The people are warm, generous and fun, the nature pristine and cultural sightseeing options are fascinating. We tend to keep our groups small anything from 8-16 persons. We also have the ability to run the tour for small groups as few as 4 persons. Please do contact our team and we can explain all the options.

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Key Points

  • Stunning Bucovina Monastries located in North Romania
  • Artistic and historical splendeur
  • Seven nights accomodation with full board
  • All entrance fees to monastries and museums.
  • Discover the resting places of Romanian royalty
  • Discover Tranyslvania’s stunning scenery and cultural sights
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Day 1: Arrival day

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 3-stars hotel.

Day 2: 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 Evangelical Church, the Liars’ Bridge etc.).  Dinner and accommodation in a 3-stars hotel in Sibiu

Day 3: SIBIU - BIERTAN - SIGHISOARA

Morning drive to the heart of Transylvania 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 “Upper Town”): the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill etc. and lunch.).  Dinner and night in Sighisoara – 3 stars hotel. 

Day 4: 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 Tihuta Pass. Typical dinner and accommodation at the 3-stars hotel in Gura Humorului.

Day 5: 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: 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  in a 3-star  hotel.  Dinner in   a   typical  restaurant. Accommodation.

Day 7: 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 in a 3-star hotel.

Day 8: Departure day

In the morning free time in central Bucharest for visits and shopping (subject to the flight schedule) and transfer to the airport. End of holiday.

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7 nights, 8 days.

From £ 699.00 pp

Sharing a double room

£795.00 pp

Single room supplement

£250.00 pp

Price includes:

  • Accommodation 7 nights as per the above program;
  • Full board as shown in the program;
  • Private car, air-conditioned van, minibus or coach
  • English speaking guide throughout (for parties of 2-3 pax only the guide will also drive);
  • All entrance fees to museums, monasteries and sites included in the program;
  • All Romanian taxes

Contact the Romania Holiday experts today: info@vamostravel.com

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES for minimum 2 persons!

Price excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks are not included
  • Holiday & activity Insurance is not included
  • International flights to Romania – please contact our team to discuss your best options: 01926 330 223

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Your Stay:

Accommodation is in a combination of hand picked 3 and 4 star hotels.
Your stay is on Full board basis. Please do let us know if you have any special dietry requirements.
For more information please do contact our experienced team: info@vamostravel.com

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    Q: What are the advantages of booking with Vamos Travel, rather than booking my holiday independently?
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    A: Your holiday time is important, so we know there is lot at stake here!  Rest assured, we are a very real & trust worthy company. and not an internet cowboy. We are: Vamos Travel Ltd – our UK address is: Pure Offices, 54, Plato Close, Leamington Spa, CV34 6WE – England. We abide to UK laws and regulations. Make an appointment and visit us! A UK limited company has to be registered with www.companieshouse.gov.uk A legitimate travel firm should be able to provide you a companies house number. Don’t be afraid to ask for this straight away. Our company No. 4378409. Also, legitimate companies will be registered with the ‘Civil Aviation authority’ a government run scheme. Each company registered – has an ATOL number. This number can be checked on the website www.atol.org.uk – Vamos Travel Ltd – has the ATOL number 5927 

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  • Special requirements

    Q: What if I need special facilities during my stay?
    A: If you have any special requirements make them known to our staff before booking [during your enquiry stage please].

  • Flights in general

    Q: Can we book plane tickets through your travel company?
    A: Yes. We are a fully bonded ATOL member. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. 

    Q: Can we book our own flights and then book with your travel company?
    A: Yes. It is common for our customers to book their own flights especially with low cost carriers. We will simply help with the rest. 

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