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Romania Holidays are one of the most popular holidays if you are looking for a rural escape. All the more fun if you get to stay in a guesthouse set in a rural setting owned by Prince Wales himself. Romania is known for its beautiful land – its charming medieval towns, idyllic countryside, extraordinary churches and fairytale castles.
Under our special Romania Holidays, we will be covering most of the main cultural and historical sights of Northern Romania. We will travel through Bucharest and to ancient Brasov via opulent Peles Castle. The main USP of booking this Romania Holiday is that you get to spend 2 nights stay at Prince of Wales Guest House, historic Sibiu and UNESCO protected Sighisoara. We will also be experiencing Bucovina’s extraordinary painted monasteries.
Romania Holidays Route: Bucharest – Brasov – Zalanpatak – Sibiu – Sighisoara – Gura Humorului – Cluj-Napoca – Bucharest
Romania Holidays 10N/11D Rural Guesthouse Experience Itinerary Highlights
- Get in tune with rural Romania at the Prince of Wales Guesthouse. This is a 17th-century farmhouse owned by HRH the Prince of Wales and Count Kalnoky.
- Explore the UNESCO protected painted monasteries of Bucovina that are the prime examples of Byzantine art.
- Visit Peles Peles Castle that is one of Europe’s grandest royal residences once.
- Explore best of 19th century German Renaissance architecture.
It is important to note that there are direct flights with British Airways and TAROM fly from London Heathrow. Ryanair, the best low-cost airline offers non-stop flights from London Stansted, Dublin and Bristol to Bucharest. There is also Wizz Air that offer direct flights between Bucharest and London Gatwick, London Luton, Birmingham and Doncaster-Sheffield.
Average Flight Time
The direct flight from the UK takes about 3-4 hours.
Romania is +3 hours ahead of GMT.
For if you are the British passport holder, you don’t need a visa to enter Romania and can stay up to 3 months.
Do’s and don’t
- Smoking is allowed in public areas like Romanian bars & restaurants.
- Try tuica, a traditional Romanian alcoholic spirit made from plums
- Try Savarin – a rum and sugar-soaked sponge cake served with fresh cream
- Remember, museums are usually closed on Mondays. Please check with the travel agent before travelling and fixing the itinerary schedule.
The currency of Romania is the Romanian Leu (RON) and comes in notes and coins.
If you are on Romania holidays, make sure that you buy from small village markets popular for their traditional embroidery and pottery, jewellery, leather goods, woodcarvings, glass and ceramics.
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UK to BUCHAREST
Today you will depart the UK on British Airways flight to the capital of Romania - Bucharest. You will be transferred to the hotel and later, dinner is arranged at a local restaurant.
BUCHAREST to BRASOV
After breakfast, we will be driving through the Carpathian Mountains to the town Sinaia and majestic Peles Castle. Peles Castle also serves as the holiday home for the Romanian royal family. The castle boasts of beautiful interiors, priceless paintings and priceless artefacts. Also, we will be visiting the 300-year-old Sinaia Monastery. Later we will continue our journey to Brasov.
Today we will take a guided tour of Brasov that has one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Europe. Important tour sites include - Black Church, the largest gothic church in Romania, the medieval Council Square and the towers, gates and crenellated walls that once protected the city.
BRASOV to ZALANPATAK
After breakfast, we will be driving north to Zalanpatak for an overnight stay at the delightful Prince of Wales Guest House. This is one of the most authentic rural experiences in Romania.
BRASOV to SIBIU
After breakfast, we will leave for Sibiu for an overnight stay. Sibiu is the oldest city in Transylvania. Here we will be exploring the number of beautiful churches and many of the 17th-century buildings. Other attractions include - UNESCO protected Great Square, Evangelical Cathedral and the Bridge of Lies.
SIBIU to SIGHISOARA via BIERTAN
We will leave for Sighisoara via Bierten that is a small town, home to the 500 year old Biertan Fortified Church. Sigisoara is a historic center that is home to UNESCO protected sites, cobbled alleyways, historic burgher homes, 14th century Clock Tower, Dominican monastery and 500-year-old Church on the Hill.
SIGHISOARA to GURA HUMORULUI
Today, after breakfast we will leave from Sighisoara to Gura Humorului where you will stay for the next two nights. This is your gateway to the extraordinary UNESCO protected painted monasteries of the Bucovina region. In the afternoon visit of the most famous – the Moldovita Monastery.
Today, we will be exploring more of Bukovina region. First stop includes the International Museum of Eggs Lucia Condrea for some of the most artistically painted Easter eggs. Later we will be visiting two of Bukovina’s finest monasteries – Voronet and Agapia.
GURA-HUMORULUI to CLUJ-NAPOCA
Today, we will be driving through the Moldavian villages to Cluj-Napoca for an overnight stay. Enroute we will visit Bicaz Gorge and have lunch at Lacu Rosu. Later, take a guided tour of Cluj-Napoca including gothic St Michael’s Church, the Matthias Corvinus Monument and baroque Banffy Palace.
CLUJ - NAPOCA to BUCHAREST
Today, you will be flying from Cluj-Napoca to Bucharest. In the afternoon, you can take a guided tour of Romanian Athenaeum concert hall, Palatul Primaverii, the Patriarchal Cathedral and the colossal Palace of Parliament.
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