Romania: In the Footsteps of Tradition9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Bucharest
Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel.
Later today, take a guided visit of the city.Athenee Palace Hilton - 2 Nights
Embark on a full-day visit to the city of Brasov. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, giving the region the German name Siebenburgen, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as a backdrop in many recent period films. With your expert local guide, you'll delve into the history and legends of this beautiful town.Athenee Palace Hilton (B)
Day 3To Sibiu
After breakfast, depart Bucharest for Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Episcopal Church where the Romanian kings are buried. Then, drive through the picturesque Olt Valley to Sibiu, one of the oldest towns in Transylvania. Originally named Hermannstadt, Sibiu is home to a multitude of historical treasures.
Upon arrival, embark on a privately guided walking visit of the medieval town, including the grand main square; the 14th-century Evangelic Church, which boasts the tallest tower in Transylvania; and Romania's oldest cast-iron bridge.Hilton Sibiu - 2 Nights (B)
This morning, depart for the city of Alba Iulia, one of the oldest settlements in Romania and the largest military and economic center during Roman times. Visit the city center to learn about the area's history before leaving for Cluj Napoca, the second-largest city in Romania and a center of culture, the arts and education.Hilton Sibiu (B)
Day 5To Targu Mures
Travel to Sighisoara, a perfectly intact 16th-century gem with towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches that rival those of historic Old Prague or Vienna. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, ruler of the province of Walachia. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula. In the afternoon, continue to Targu Mures. Named literally for a "market" on the Mures River, the town enjoys the best of both Romanian and Hungarian cultures.
See the Culture Palace, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the fortress and the famous Teleki library.Hotel Plaza V - 1 Night (B)
Day 6To Suceava
Drive to Bucovina, home of the UNESCO World Heritage painted monasteries. In Campulung Moldovenesc, visit the fascinating Wood Art Museum, which contains more than 15,000 pieces of highly decorated wood. Travel onward before arriving in Suceava, the former capital of Moldova, for the evening.Hotel Sonnenhof - 2 Nights (B)
Your drive today will take you to the Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries, which feature vivid mural frescoes, created to educate and entertain illiterate soldiers and peasants of the 15th and 16th centuries.Hotel Sonnenhof (B)
Day 8To Bucharest
Enjoy a leisurely morning in Suceava before being escorted to the airport for your domestic flight to Bucharest.
Transfer to your downtown hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.Athenee Palace Hilton - 1 Night (B)
Day 9Depart Bucharest
Bid farewell to Romania. You will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight home.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Romania: In The Footsteps Of Tradition
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