Transylvania and Romania’s Painted Monasteries
Discover Transylvania with its breath-taking architecture and old-world charm – visiting medieval towns, fortresses and castle – including the infamous Dracula’s Castle. Continue to Bucovina and the regions medieval orthodox painted monasteries, including the Voronet monastery fondly known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’. Your weeklong holiday starts and finishes in Bucharest – the ‘Little Paris of the East’.
Departing 14th September 2020
From £898 per person sharing
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- Return flights from Dublin Airport to Bucharest with Blue Air
- Airport taxes and security charges
- 1 piece of checked in 30kg baggage
- 7 nights in 4* hotels – on tour
- Dinner each evening – some in local restaurants
- Visits and entry to monasteries and churches throughout the tour
- Services of an English-speaking tour escort – meet at Bucharest Airport
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single room supplement – £165 per person
Flight times: (correct at time of print)
Outward 10:20 am – Arrives 3:40 pm
Return 7:15 am – Arrives 9:15 am
Note: A valid British or EU member state passport is required for this tour.
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Check in at Dublin airport for your mid-morning flight to Bucharest. On arrival, you will join your coach for an afternoon tour of this grand city with its wide boulevards, historic buildings and grand structure that remind you of the countries recent past. Dinner tonight in a traditional restaurant in the Old Town.
This morning depart Bucharest for Transylvania, stopping at the Cozia Monastery before arriving in Sibiu – probably the most beautiful medieval town in the region. Spend the afternoon exploring the city and its many visitor attractions. A traditional dinner with local wine and brandy tonight.
Continue you travels through Transylvania, visiting Biertan – its church listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Continue to Sighisoata – a small town founded by the Saxons in the 12th century and a UNESCO world heritage site – spending the afternoon with a guided walking tour. Dinner in hotel.
A final morning in Transylvania, visiting the town of Targu Mures – a mix of Romanian, German and Hungarian cultures. Depart the region, passing over the Carpathian Mountains into Bucina – famous for its painted monasteries, many dating back to the 16th century. Dinner in hotel.
Your tour of the painted monasteries continues today including a visit to the famous monastery at Voronet, built in the 15th century by Stephen the Great and known as the Sistine Chapel of the East. Check in to your hotel in Piatra Neamt and dinner.
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Moldavian countryside stopping at the Red Lake. Returning to Transylvania and arriving in the old town of Brasov, visiting the historical and cultural attractions, including the Nicolas Church and Brasov fortress. Dinner in hotel.
Depart for Bran – a small village where you will visit Dracula’s Castle. Listen to local tales of Dracula’s time in the castle. Visit the 19th century Peles Castle and considered by many as one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Continue to Bucharest and your farewell dinner in an old town historic restaurant,
An early start from your hotel for your morning flight to Dublin.
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Departing 14 Sep 2020
Adult prices from £898