Romanian Heritage September 2018 | Craig Travel

Romanian Heritage September 2018

Romanian Heritage
September 18, 2018 to October 3, 2018
16 Days
Meals:
29
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging
2.5 Slightly Challenging

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We are pleased to repeat this excellent journey in 2018 which features the varied landscapes of this Eastern European gem including the pastoral lands of Transylvania, known mostly as the home of fictional Count Dracula. But this is a country with far more to offer and to experience. Join us as we explore the influences of Romanian, Hungarian and German cultures that existed side-by-side for hundreds of years. There are a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites included, such as the eye-catching Painted Monasteries of Moldavia and the quaint villages, farms and traditional lifestyles found in the northern region of Maramures.
Our journey will begin in the capital, Bucharest, the city that earned the title 'Paris of the East' in the 1920’s. In the larger centres we will see the architectural influence of the communist era sharing the landscape with the more attractive traditional architecture and lifestyles. In the rural areas we will see people farming as they have done for centuries, following age old routines and rituals. Romania is like a 'time capsule' that will allow us to look into the past. This is truly a land to enchant even the most experienced traveller.

CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging
2.5 Slightly Challenging

While this is a relatively leisurely tour, members should be aware that there will be a number of extended walking tours (up to two kilometres), some of which will be over cobblestone surfaces. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members should have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Bucharest, Romania’s charming Capital city
  • Explore the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania
  • Experience the cultural heritage of the Romanian, Hungarian, Ukrainian and German settlers
  • Maramures and the UNESCO villages, farms, wooden churches and colourful cemeteries
  • UNESCO Painted Monasteries of Moldavia
  • Stephen the Great’s Princely Court and Church
  • Drive through spectacular Bicaz Gorges
  • Visit Bran Castle, Dracula’s Castle
  • Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at Rhein Cellars in Azuga
  • Farewell Dinner in Bucharest
  • Return economy direct Air canada Rouge flights from Canada to Bucharest and return
  • Accommodations in first class and best available hotels as indicated or similar
  • 29 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 14 breakfasts, L - 6 lunches, D - 9 dinners)
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus a professional tour manager/guide in Romania
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services plus water on the coach daily
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Bucharest)
$3,445
Toronto
$4,595
Ottawa / Montreal
$4,695
Halifax / Winnipeg
$4,845
St. John’s
$5,095
Saskatoon / Regina
$5,045
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$4,945
Victoria
$5,045
Single Supplement
$565

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective November 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Airfare is based on Air Canada Rouge non stop flights to Bucharest and return. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $243 to $381 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $192 to $394 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
$600
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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