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Romania: Mountains, Monasteries & Medieval Cities

Romania’s not all Vampires, Werewolves, and Gypsy curses… Its unique geographical location made it a melting pot of cultures and invasions meaning the country boasts a wonderful and unique architectural tradition, exemplified in its beautiful baroque town squares, Gothic palaces, and vividly-frescoed medieval monasteries. 

If that’s not all Greek to you, then read on! 

Expert in Classics, John Osborne, invites you to spend ten art-fuelled days travelling from the wide Parisian-style boulevards of Bucharest to Transylvania and Bucovina - two of the most scenic areas in Romania, where majestic snow-capped peaks overlook historic towns and villages, complete with immaculately restored medieval houses...

Will I bump into Count Dracula?

Under the rolling Carpathian Mountains, you’ll be transported back in time to the Unesco-listed 12th-century church in the Saxon village of Viscri and treated to a private tour of the Neo-Renaissance Peles Castle.

After a hop, skip and jump across the border to see the Habsburg-influenced Hungarian town of Târgu-Mures, it’s back to see Ceausescu’s Palace and the fortified church of Prejmer, which was attacked by the Mongols, Turks, Tartars, and Cossacks but was conquered only once. These are just a few highlights in a stunning, jam-packed itinerary...

No trip to Romania would be complete without dining with a real, live (we hope!) Transylvanian Count - Just remember to pack plenty of garlic and silver crosses…

In short:

  • Incredible architecture from the Medieval thru Gothic to Baroque
  • Expert in Classics, John Osborne, will be your guide
  • Visit the often-invaded Hungarian town of Târgu-Mures
  • Dine with a Count, who might be a vampire!
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