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A Journey Through Romania

9 nights Prices on request

Romania has experienced a colourful and dramatic history over the past 1,000 years. Under the control of Bulgaria, Hungary and then both the Ottoman and Habsburg empires, it was not until the downfall of the Ceausescus that Romania was able to forge its own independent path. Saxon villages, painted monasteries and churches, superbly preserved mediaeval towns and a welcoming people all combine to create one of the most enigmatic countries in Europe.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights to Bucharest
  • Nine nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Nine dinners, two lunches and picnic lunch on the train
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Lecturer and a local guide.


  • Day 1 - Flight to Bucharest

    We fly to Bucharest and transfer to our centrally located hotel, the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest for a three night stay.
  • Day 2 - Bucharest walking tour & the Parliament Palace

    Our stay in Bucharest will begin with a walking tour of the historic district close to the hotel. Later we will go to the National Museum of Art in the former Royal Palace and see two magnificent collections, one of Romanian and modern art, and the other of European art. We then visit Ceausescu’s ‘Parliament Palace’ – a permanent reminder of the grim years when Romania was ruled by the hated couple.
  • Day 3 - The Choral Temple, synagogues & Rural Museum

    We start with a visit to the impressive former synagogue, to discover more about the history of the Jewish community in Romania. We then go to the Choral Temple, Bucharest’s main synagogue, and then to the church of Stavropoleos. We will have lunch in a traditional tea house and then visit the Rural Museum, a much loved institution. Here in a lovely three acre park, over 300 houses from villages around the nation can be seen.
  • Day 4 - Suceava

    We travel by train to Suceava, in the region of Bukovina. A picnic lunch will be provided. We spend two nights at the 4 star Gerald’s Hotel in Rădăuți.
  • Day 5 - Painted churches & monasteries

    Today is spent discovering some of the famous painted churches and monasteries for which Romania is famous. Visits will include the Arbore Church and the Sucevita Monastery.
  • Day 6 - En route to Sighișoara

    On our journey to Sighișoara we will stop at Târgu Mures to see the Art Nouveau Palace of Culture and have lunch at the Golden Crown Inn. We then reach Bukovina and drive though Székely Land. Two nights will be spent in Sighișoara at the Hotel Binderbubi.
  • Day 7 - Sighișoara

    There will be a walking tour through the small fortified mediaeval town of Sighisoara, known for its cobbled streets and colourful houses. During the afternoon we explore Saxon Land - the area surrounding Sighisoara – with visits to the fortified churches in Malancrav and Biertan.
  • Day 8 - Brașov

    We drive to Brașov today, passing the UNESCO listed church in Viscri. This is where the main office of The Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania is based. Brașov is the most beautiful town in Romania. Perfectly preserved, it dates back to the 12th century. We will see the stately town square, the Gothic Black Church and the city art gallery. We stay for two nights at the 5 star Aro Palace Hotel.
  • Day 9 - Peleș Castle & Bran Castle

    We drive to the resort of Sinaia to visit Peleș Castle, built in archetypal fairy tale style and surrounded by glorious scenery and gardens. Returning to Brașov we will stop at Bran Castle, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s castle of Count Dracula.
  • Day 10 - Flight to London

    We drive back to Bucharest airport for the flight to London.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart Heathrow at 11.40 arrive Bucharest at 17.00

Depart Bucharest at 17.50 arrive Heathrow at 19.20

Departure Dates and Prices

Andrew Allen.

Andrew Allen

Tour Leader

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