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

Guided Walking Holidays - Romanian Highlights

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.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Bran castle. However tenuous the connection with Dracula, it remains 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.
  • Discover Sighisoara. As well preserved a town as you will find.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      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.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, 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.

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Luton to Cluj Napoca (Wizz Air) returning Bucharest, Henri Coanda to Luton (Blue Air)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 1 hour
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport.
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats. 


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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Ciucas

Hotel Ciucas is a spa hotel situated in the centre of Baile Tusnad. Therapies include galvanic and salt baths, paraffin and mud wraps, aromatherapy massages and carbon dioxide treatments. Situated just 100 yards from the spa town’s Lake Ciucas, each room at this hotel has free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TV. Some rooms have private balconies, while some also have spacious living rooms with sofa. The best rooms, however, have their own hot tub and a relaxation area. Guests can choose from a wide range of treatments at the wellness centre, exercise at the fitness room or relax at the spa area, which includes a sauna and a hot tub. Ciucas Hotel also offers a restaurant that serves Romanian specialties and a daily buffet breakfast. 

Hotel Floreta de Aur

Offering a restaurant, free WiFi and free on-site parking, Federa?ia Româna de Scrima - Hotel Floreta de Aur is located in Bucharest, 750 yards from the Herastrau Park. The hotel is 0.9 miles from Victoriei Square. Each room at the Floreta de Aur hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen cable TV, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom with bath tub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Many restaurants and shops are reachable within a 5-minute walk. On request, laundry services are offered at the house, and guests can also use the tennis court for a surcharge. The closest bus stop is 350 yards away, and the Gara de Nord Train Station is 2.5 miles away.   Sector 1 is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife, museums and Old Town exploring.

Hotel New Montana

Hotel New Montana in Sinaia is 200 yards away from the ski lift to the Cota 1400 Ski Area. A semi-Olympic heated pool, gym, sauna and other spa facilities are free for guests. Peles Castle is 0.9 miles away. The elegant rooms at the Montana have flat-screen TV and they overlook the Carpathian Mountains. They are equipped with an electronic lock system. The private bathrooms feature a bathtub, hairdryer and a bathrobe. Artemis Restaurant serves Romanian and international dishes, as well as home made desserts. Breakfast buffet is offered, and it features a live cooking station with pancakes and omelets. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the Budha Bar. During the summer, guests can relax at the New Montana's outdoor terrace. 

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