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Highlights of Romania
8 days
Romania - Trip code ROM

Highlights of Romania

Romania is a beautiful country still steeped in tradition. Even on the streets of the capital, Bucharest, we'll see new cars travelling beside horse and carts; it's truly a world where old meets new. On this highlights trip we discover its dramatic mountains, medieval towns and fairytale castles, travelling into the legendary home of Dracula - Transylvania. See the great work done at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, admire Viscri's fortified church and visit Alba Lulia's brilliantly restored historic citadel. We also have time to relax in the stunning natural surroundings of the Apuseni Natural Park.

Trip highlights

  • Legendary Castles - Delve beneath the myths at Castle Bran and marvel at the exquisite stained glass and furnishings in Peles Castle
  • Apuseni Natural Park - Relax in the rolling countryside with the option to go hiking, biking or kayaking
  • Medieval architecture - Chance to visit an unusual fortified church in Viscri, wander through the cobbled lanes of Sighisoara and discover the restored citadel at Alba Lulia
  • Bears - See the great work being done to protect Romania's brown bears at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary
Accommodation grade:
Standard
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.
Trip pace:
Moderate
Moderate pace tours are ideal if you want a holiday which combines exciting activities and experiences with plenty of time to relax and unwind. Typically you’ll be active and busy for part of the day but then also have time to rest and recharge your batteries.
Group Size:
10 - 16
Maximum group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included. We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people and the average is 12 people plus an Explore leader.

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Join trip in Bucharest

Arrive in Bucharest and meet the group and our Explore Leader. Bucharest is Romania's largest city and became the capital in 1832 and thanks to a period of urban renewal and modernisation, it's now a bustling centre of Romanian culture, arts and media.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: None
Day 2 - Walking tour of Bucharest; chance to visit the Palace of Parliament

We begin by our Explore Leader taking us on a tour of Romania's capital. Bucharest is situated on the Danube Plain and set amid a series of lakes and spacious gardens and here we will see a remarkable blend of turn of the century elegance and communist excess. We visit many of the older parts of the city to discover the architecture that earned it the reputation as the 'Paris of Eastern Europe' such as the beautiful columned facade of the Romanian Atheneum concert hall and the Royal Palace of Bucharest. We also make a visit to the fascinating Village Museum where we can see a collection of old wooden churches, windmills and peasant dwellings from different regions of the country. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy exploring Bucharest at your own pace. There's plenty to discover in the city's Old Town or there's a multitude of museums available to choose from including the National Museum of Romanian History, the Military Museum and the Folk Art Museum, to name but a few. Alternatively, perhaps you'd like to visit inside the Palace of Parliament, which is an incredible construction, the second largest building in the world and one of Bucharest's most photographed sights. Inside you'll find marble columns, grand halls and glittering crystal chandeliers. Many homes were destroyed to make way for this massive structure and it took 13 years to build at an alleged cost of over three billion Euros, so it's of little surprise that it was and still is a very controversial building.

Accommodation: Hotel Minerva(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 3 - Discover Peles and Bran Castles and stay in rural Transylvania

Driving out of Bucharest we head into the rolling countryside filled with forests, farmland and dramatic mountain peaks. We arrive in Sinaia, known as the 'pearl of the Carpathians' and visit the wonderful Peles Castle. Built for the Hohenzollern monarch Carol I, it resembles a Bavarian chateau and is richly decorated with stained glass, Persian carpets, Renaissance weapons, ebony and mother of pearl. After a little free time for lunch we drive into Transylvania, and to perhaps what is the most famous castle in the world, Bran Castle, the apparent haunt of Count Dracula. Perched on a crag in a valley between two high mountain ranges, it dominates the surrounding scenery. We'll learn that the truth behind 'Dracula's castle' is even more fascinating than the myths. It was the home of the remarkable British born Queen Marie of Romania, grand daughter of Queen Victoria, whereas Vlad the Impaler, the heroic 15th century ruler of Wallachia who Dracula is based on, never lived here. In fact, the author of the much-loved Dracula novel, Bram Stoker never even came to Transylvania. This evening we will stay in a quaint local guesthouse in the Transylvanian village of Moieciu, where we have a delicious home cooked meal this evening. Romanian cuisine is hearty and their red wine is surprisingly good. A typical meal can consist from stewed beef, freshly baked bread, pearl barley, cabbage, roasted root vegetables and sour cream. Before a meal the locals tend to sip the aperitif, tzuica, a strong plum brandy.

Accommodation: Casa Zada Guest House(or similar)

Standard Guesthouse
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4 - Visit the Libearty Sanctuary, Brasov and the Saxon village of Viscri

The Romanian bear population is one of the few strong and healthy ones remaining in Europe, and the Carpathian Mountains are home to about 43% of all European bears (approximately 6,000 individuals). This region is therefore of key international importance in the conservation of brown bears and due to increasing human-bear interactions, it's also the focus of research into the effective management of bears and their habitats. This morning we will visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, a home for rescued bears. Set in an oak and hazel tree forest; the sanctuary has assisted in rescuing countless bears from zoos and captivity and is helping to educate the local communities on the importance of looking after their native wildlife. There are around 70 bears currently at the sanctuary that roam free in a natural environment of large forested enclosures containing hibernation dens and cooling freshwater pools. Next we drive to Brasov to take a walk in the old town. Brasov is a treasure trove of centuries-old buildings and churches, cobbled streets and local atmosphere, all clustered within the medieval city walls and overlooked by a magnificent 15th century Gothic cathedral. We will stroll through the City Square and down the extremely narrow Rope Street before visiting the Black Church and having free time for lunch. We drive on to Viscri, which is one of the many Saxon villages found in Transylvania, but what makes it special is that it's wonderfully well preserved and the fortified church here is UNESCO-listed. It's a small village, with a population of no more than 500, from which only about 27 are now of Saxon descent. We'll take a walk through the village and we have the option to take a horse and cart ride to visit the church, the local baker, and the blacksmith that still ply their trade in the same way as they have for generations. This evening we arrive in Sighisoara, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and feels a bit like stepping back in time. This tiny medieval city of winding cobbled alleys, pastel-coloured buildings, steep stairways and secluded squares now harbours cafes, craft shops and hotels. The evening is left free to sample the regions tasty cuisine such as beef goulash with dumplings, tarragon chicken or warming spicy soups washed down with craft beer. For dessert you could try one of the delicious cakes, which the town is known for.

Accommodation: Hotel Sighisoara(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 5 - Explore Sighisoara and Alba Lulia citadel; arrive in the Apuseni Natural Park

Before leaving Sighisoara this morning we discover its winding alleys on foot including the old town fortifications, the Church on the Hill, covered stairs and the clock tower. It's also possible to see the building where Vlad the Impaler was born. We drive to Alba Lulia to explore the city's spectacular restored star shaped citadel with its pointed bastions and highly decorative gates. In the old town we stroll along the wide, tree-lined streets and learn about its historical significance in the shaping of modern day Romania. Most of the fortification dates from the 18th century and inside the walls are a wealth of museums, churches, the Coronation Cathedral, and the Unification Hall, where the union between Transylvania and Romania was sealed in 1918. After lunch we travel to Smida, a riverside village in the heart of the Apuseni Natural Park. We check into the Smida Park Mountain Resort and Spa which features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis and other sports courts.

Accommodation: Pensiunea Smida Park(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 6 - Free day in Apuseni Natural Park to hike, bike or kayak

The meadows and rolling hills of the Apuseni Natural Park is an ideal base for outdoor activities or simply to sit back and enjoy the mountain vistas. Today is free for you to do as much or as little as you like. You might choose to rent a mountain bike to explore the network of cycle trails, hike through forests and hamlets where farmers young and old come together scything hay by hand and piling it onto high stacks. Alternatively you could try kayaking on the nearby lake or take a horse and cart ride. For something a little different perhaps visit the Scarisoara Glacier Cave. Where the ice has retreated from the cave it has left behind a range of fascinating stalagmites and large cavernous halls.

Accommodation: Pensiunea Smida Park(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 7 - Walking tour of Cluj-Napoca; option to visit the Botanical Gardens

This morning we drive to the final location visited on our trip, Romania's second largest city, Cluj-Napoca. Blending a rich cultural infusion of Saxon, Hungarian and Roma influences, we stroll through the Baroque city centre stopping to view landmarks like Taylor's Bastion, the Banffy Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Michael, which has changed its religious denomination a total of five times since its initial construction and still dominates the downtown market area. This afternoon is free for you to further explore the city and perhaps to visit the National History Museum, or watch the world go by whilst sipping a coffee in a cafe on the Market Square. Alternatively, you could wander among the fragrant blooms of the Japanese Garden and native flowers found in the very popular Botanical Gardens. Our hotel is located in one of the quieter areas of the city, but the centre is easily accessible on public transport and the Transylvanian Ethnographical Museum is just a stone's throw away.

Accommodation: Hotel Panorama Business Inn(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 8 - Trip ends in Cluj-Napoca

Our trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Cluj-Napoca.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Why book this trip

In just one week you can see all of Romania's most famous sights as well as spending time in the countryside and sampling delicious food and wine. Romania is a very affordable destination, it's easy to get to and it has so much to offer. It's a country full of mystery and folklore that captures your imagination.

What's included?

Included meals
  • Breakfast: 7
  • Dinner: 1
Transport
  • Bus
Trip staff
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Driver(s)
Accommodation
  • 1 nights standard guesthouse
  • 6 nights standard hotel
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Trip information

Country information

Romania Trips

Climate

Romania's climate is continental, temperatures being strongly influenced by the physical features of the Carpathians. Temperatures will fall from highs of 18°C (by day) to lows of 6°C (at night) in October; by January they will hover around freezing during the day and go down to -10°C at night.They will then rise to reach October temperatures again by April. Temperatures will generally be lower in the mountains than in Bucharest. Snowfall may occur at any time.

Time difference to GMT

+2

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Eastern Orthodox

Language

Romanian

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

Many of the castles charge a photography fee. You should allow approximately £15.00 for this. Bucharest: Palace of Parliament entrance €10.00. Please note you must take your passport with you to be permitted entry. Viscri: Optional horse and cart ride around the village visiting the local baker, blacksmith and fortified church approximately 50 RON (Romanian Leu). Smida: Trekking - self guided route information provided locally. Cycling - self guided route information and helmets are provided locally. To ensure a perfect fit we'd recommend bringing your own helmet. Hire rates are 1 hour for 20 RON, 4 hours for 50 RON or a full day for 80 RON. Kayaking - easy grade on a lake. Self guided route information and equipment provided locally. Hire rates for a 1 person kayak for 4 hours is 70 RON or 1 hour is 30 RON or a 2 person kayak for 4 hours is 100 RON or 1 hour is 40 RON. Horse and cart ride - for 30 minutes for 1-2 people is 50 RON or 3-4 people is 70 RON. Football, basketball or volleyball courts - to hire a court during the day per hour is 100 RON or in the evening it's 150 RON per hour. Tennis court - to hire the court is 50 RON per hour and racket hire is an additional 10 RON per hour. Scarisoara Glacier Cave visit - for 3-5 people is €15.00 per person or for 6 or more people it's €10.00 per person. Minimum of 3 people needed to operate.

Clothing

July and August are the hottest months and lightweight cotton clothing is best. During spring and autumn temperatures can be lower or drop during the evenings and there is also a stronger possibility of rain, although light rainwear may be needed at any time of year. Layered clothing and a warm fleece are recommended for cooler evenings and in the mountains along with a windproof/waterproof jacket.

Footwear

We recommend taking comfortable walking shoes for exploring and trainers or sandals for relaxing.

Luggage

20kg

Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage and a day pack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself.

Equipment

We advise taking a water bottle for our included walks as well as sun glasses, sunscreen and a sun hat. In case of emergency we also recommend that you carry a torch and a first aid kit. For the time spent in the countryside you may find mosquito repellent handy.

Tipping

Explore leader
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Explore Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Local crew
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. Accordingly please allow £20.00 for tipping. In order to make things easier for you, the Explore Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the trip.
Country Information

Romania Trips

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£8
Dinner price
£10
Beer price
£1
Water price
£0.7
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Romanian Leu.
Recommended Currency For Exchange
Sterling Pounds, US Dollars and Euros cash can all be exchanged for local currency. Old style £10 and £20 notes are not accepted.
Where To Exchange
Please note that the exchange rates at the airport on arrival are particularly low.
ATM Availability
In most towns, your tour leader will advise you.
Credit Card Acceptance
Major stores and restaurants only.
Travellers Cheques
It is not possible to exchange Travellers Cheques on the tour.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bus

Accommodation notes

Booking a Single Room

All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation. Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date. For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.


Some of the hotels and guesthouses used on this trip have bedrooms on multiple floors with narrow staircases and no lifts, so we recommend packing light, as you will need to carry your own bags up and down the stairs.

Essential information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Essential Information

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa Information

Romania: Visas are not required by UK, EU, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant embassy prior to departure.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Non refundable permits

Romania Trips

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, although we recommend vaccination against tetanus, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Tick-borne encephalitis is recommended by some medical sources if travelling in certain areas of Eastern Europe, at specific times of the year. The Foreign Office currently recommend considerations of vaccination against rabies if travelling in rural areas of Romania. Check latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider.

Dates, prices and booking

Date
Price from
Single room option
Saturday 28 April 2018 - Saturday 5 May 2018
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From £875
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was£975
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 12 May 2018 - Saturday 19 May 2018
This departure is guaranteed
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From £995
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was£1035
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 23 June 2018 - Saturday 30 June 2018
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From £1065
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was£1095
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 7 July 2018 - Saturday 14 July 2018
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From £1085
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 25 August 2018 - Saturday 1 September 2018
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From £1099
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 8 September 2018 - Saturday 15 September 2018
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From £1099
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 15 September 2018 - Saturday 22 September 2018
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From £1079
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 29 September 2018 - Saturday 6 October 2018
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From £1025
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was£1055
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Date
Price from
Single room option
Saturday 28 April 2018 - Saturday 5 May 2018
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From £695
Single room option +£170
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 12 May 2018 - Saturday 19 May 2018
This departure is guaranteed
ROM_2018
From £815
Single room option +£170
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 23 June 2018 - Saturday 30 June 2018
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From £815
Single room option +£170
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 7 July 2018 - Saturday 14 July 2018
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From £815
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 25 August 2018 - Saturday 1 September 2018
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From £815
Single room option +£170
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 8 September 2018 - Saturday 15 September 2018
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From £815
Single room option +£170
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 15 September 2018 - Saturday 22 September 2018
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From £815
Single room option +£170
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 29 September 2018 - Saturday 6 October 2018
ROM_2018
From £815
Single room option +£170
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bucharest
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Cluj-Napoca
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes

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