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Escorted Tours

Transylvania and Bucharest including

Bucharest City Stay


Route:
  • UK
  • Brasov
  • Sighisoara
  • Biertan
  • Bucharest
  • UK

2 NIGHTS from £99pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy 2 additional days to explore Bucharest
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the medieval and baroque old town of Brasov
  • Visit the clifftop Bran Castle, drenched in Dracula legend but in fact a fine royal residence
  • Be dazzled by the colour and architecture of UNESCO-listed Sighisoara, ancient citadel and birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
  • Explore the Saxon village of Biertan and the finest fortified church in Transylvania
  • See Sinaia and the neo-Renaissance opulence of Peles Castle
  • Marvel at the carvings and paintings inside the 17th century Sinaia Monastery
  • Take a tour around the old heart of Bucharest and witness a city being revitalised and reinvented.

Extension from £99pp

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Bucharest City Stay

Located on the banks of the Dambovita River, Bucharest is a bustling metropolis with tree-lined boulevards, 17th and 18th-century orthodox churches and fabulous Belle Epoque buildings.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Poiana Brasov

Depart from London on your scheduled flight to Bucharest. On arrival transfer to your hotel in the ski resort of Poiana Brasov. Relax with a welcome dinner.

  • Dinner
2
Brasov

After breakfast head for nearby Brasov for a morning walking tour around the wonderfully well-preserved medieval and baroque old town. Start at its heart, in the venerable main square (Piata Sfatului) - also known as German Square - where modern cafe life buzzes against a background of stunning Saxon architecture. You can't miss Brasov's most prominent landmark, the 'Black Church', so called after being charred in a great fire in 1689. Travel back in time at the First Romanian School Museum, then marvel at the adjacent Gothic spires of the 16th century St Nicholas Cathedral. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to the 14th century Bran Castle, built as a clifftop defensive fortress and cloaked in Dracula legend. Under the direction of Queen Marie in the 1920s, it was transformed into a modern summer residence fit for royalty

  • Breakfast
3
Sighisoara & Biertan

This morning it's off to UNESCO-listed Sighisoara for a walk around the cobbled streets of one of Europe's oldest citadels. The first thing to hit you is the riot of colour, with buildings painted in bright oranges, yellows, blues and pinks creating a dazzling canvas. It has a colourful history too, being the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The 14th century Clock Tower offers a spectacular panorama from the top and a covered stairway leads to the 'Church on the Hill', a fine example of Gothic architecture. Move on to the Saxon village of Biertan, home to the finest and largest fortified church in Transylvania.

  • Breakfast
4
To Bucharest via Prejmer and Sinaia

Today we head for Bucharest, stopping first to see the impressive UNESCO-listed Saxon citadel of Prejmer. With walls 40 ft high and 15 ft thick, plus bastions, drawbridges it's perhaps no surprise that in 500 years it was besieged 50 times but only captured once. Then on to Sinaia, first to marvel at the unashamedly opulent neo-Renaissance masterpiece that is Peles Castle, commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 as a summer residence. Then visit Sinaia Monastery, with a history dating back 300 years and a dual function as a shelter for the needy and a strategic lookout over the Prahova River valley below.

  • Breakfast
5
Bucharest

Romania's capital city has seen some turbulent times but has re-emerged as a dynamic, vibrant and welcoming city. Today's walking tour will give you a fascinating glimpse into its historic old town, the Lipscani District, an area that was neglected by the communist regime because of its bourgeois merchant roots and has been slowly regenerating since 1989. Besides the main arteries of Lipscani Street andCovaci Street, a warren of side streets reveal antique stores, fashionable boutiques and hidden courtyards. You'll also see the beautiful 18th-century Stavropoleos Monastery, with stunning ceiling frescoes in the Brancovenesc style. In the evening a farewell dinner can be enjoyed at a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
6
Bucharest to UK

After breakfast the morning is yours to explore Bucharest at your own pace. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast
7
Bucharest

After breakfast the morning is you have free time to explore Bucharest at your own pace.

  • Breakfast
8
Bucharest to UK

Enjoy a day at leisure in Bucharest.

  • Breakfast
9
Bucharest to UK

After breakfast the morning transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your trip to Romania. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations? Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Flight and Airport Information
Your initial flight is to Henri Coand? International Airport with British Airways (BA), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 5.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 23KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 7kg - 50cm/37cm/ 25cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check ? in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date, then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Currency Information

The currency in Romania is the Romanian Leu. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. It is important that you budget carefully and ensure you have the right form of currency before you arrive in the country. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry, any meals not included in the itinerary as well as drinks and any additional snacks; Approximately £200- £300 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. It is a good idea to try and maintain a supply of small notes and change in the local currency for tipping or small purchases.
It is customary to tip both your driver and guide approximately 2 euros per person per day in total. Tips will be collected at the end of your tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
24 Sep 201901 Oct 2019£139£779£918Book Now
22 Oct 201929 Oct 2019£99£669£768Book Now
2020 DATES
21 Apr 202028 Apr 2020£99£599£698Book Now
12 May 202019 May 2020£99£699£798Book Now
26 May 202002 Jun 2020£109£789£898Book Now
09 Jun 202016 Jun 2020£139£799£938Book Now
07 Jul 202014 Jul 2020£149£869£1018Book Now
11 Aug 202018 Aug 2020£149£869£1018Book Now
22 Sep 202029 Sep 2020£119£769£888Book Now
20 Oct 202027 Oct 2020£99£669£768Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File
What to pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • A plug adaptor - the voltage in Romania 220 V
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen, and hat in summer
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Sweater and jacket for the spring months
Tour Dossiers
Here to help
  • 0800 781 4893 (free)

  • 0333 321 3144 (mobile friendly)

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