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Romanian Highlights

Discover a wonderful journey through history, culture, myth and legend in Romania.

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Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Bran castle. However tenuous the connection with Dracula, it's a must see.
  • Stroll around Brasov’s lively town square.
  • Discover the rural or mountainous countryside best explored on foot, always beautiful and seemingly untouched.
  • Visit and walk above the Turda Gorge, a place of towering limestone cliffs, native flora and fossils, and a spectacular sight.
  • Admire Ceausescu’s People Palace, the largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.
  • Discover Sighisoara, although small it is beautifully preserved and ideally explored on foot.

The chickens peck by the side of the road and a horse and cart trundles by. The view down the main street at Velea Zaganului is unchanged in a very long time. Only the telegraph poles remind you of modernity. Changing yet changeless, Romania offers a fascinating excursion to sights and experiences long disappeared from Western Europe. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays.

We start in Cluj, the former Hungarian capital of Transylvania, a well preserved city easily discovered on foot. We spend time here and visit the Turda Gorge, a spectacular sight.

Next we stay at Sibiu, the former capital of German speaking Transylvania. It is a spectacularly fortified town, designed to repel Ottoman invaders, and well worth exploring. Outside the city we’ll visit and explore the ancient country ways with a chance to meet and understand something of the ways of the shepherds who have maintained flocks in the local hills as long as recorded history.

Then to Sighisoara. For some, this fortified old town will be the highlight of the trip. We stay near the town square so can enjoy the town at its best in the evenings. Although small it is beautifully preserved and ideally explored on foot.

At Brasov we are in the Carpathian mountains. This elegant cultured baroque city is a destination in its own right. It is also a great place from which to explore the mountains and ‘Dracula’ country. We’ll visit the castle at Bran, so closely associated with the legendary vampire Dracula. Although connections with the fictional vampire are tenuous at best, it is a fascinating building and should not be missed.

Finally we reach Bucharest, a capital city recovering much of its poise and charm. There’s a visit to Ceausescu’s People Palace, the largest building in the world after the Pentagon. As personal vanity projects go it is astonishing and not without charm.

  • Return flights from Luton to Cluj Napoca (Wizz Air) returning Bucharest, Henri Coanda to Luton (Blue Air).
  • Airport transfers
  • Half board accommodation with lunch included on most days
  • Local English speaking Romanian guide throughout
  • All necessary permits and entrance fees
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

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