7 - 14 September 2018
An exciting opportunity to visit a country few of us have experienced. Having visited Romania I have decided it will be a more relaxing experience if we start in Bucharest and finish in Cluj Napoca.
This is a brief itinerary:
Day 1: Fly to Bucharest where there is a wealth of history, art and culture. A city tour in the evening and a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Bucharest. A visit to the National Museum of Art and the Royal Palace which hosts the country’s richest collections of both Romanian and European art from 1400 to 1950, tour the Palace of Parliament, which was the responsibility of Nicolae Ceausescu and is the second largest administrative complex in the world after the Pentagon, as well as the Cotroceni Museum.
Day 3: Travel through the scenic Carpathian mountains to Brasov in Transylvania famed for Saxon walls and bastions. Stop at Sinaia to visit its beautiful monastery built in 1695, Peles Castle, the summer palace of King Carol I, the first king of Romania, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and the National Art Gallery.
Day 4: Travel to Sibiu via the medieval town of Sighisoara and Biertan to see the fortified church.
Day 5: A city tour of Sibui and visit to the Orthodox Cathedral and Bruckenthal Museum.
Day 6: Travel to Cluj-Napoca in the north west, Romania’s second largest beautifully preserved city with a cultural vitality. En route a traditional lunch in Sibiel and a visit to the fortress at Alba Lulia. An afternoon tour of Cluj-Napoca.
Day 7: Cluj-Napoca visiting the Art Gallery, Franciscan Church and Monastery (if the refurbishment is complete). Followed by either a tour of the Opera House or a performance if something appropriate is on at the time. A farewell dinner at Roata Restaurant.
Day 8: Depart for home.