Destination: Romania and the Carpathian Mountains
Under review following the Coronavirus outbreak – Decision pending
Duration: 10 Days
Group Size: Min. 6 – Max. 14
Dates: 8th – 17th Sept. 2020 or 20th if taking Bucharest weekend extension
Cost: £750 (6 – 9 persons) £690 (10 – 14 persons) (Single Supplement – £110) + Flights approx. £150 – £170
Although not as high as the Alps, the Carpathian Mountains extend over 600 miles in Romania, in the shape of an arch. They are divided into three major ranges: the Eastern (Oriental) Carpathians, the Southern Carpathians (also known as the Transylvanian Alps), and the Western Carpathians. The focus of this trip will be in the Transylvanian Alps.
More than just beautiful mountain landscapes, a mountain walking holiday in Romania offers a chance to discover a European scene now disappeared further west. With its wealth of ancient Orthodox monasteries, village festivals and locals in traditional costume, rural Romania offers a European cultural travel experience quite as stimulating as mountain ranges further afield. Combined with its easily-understood language, the extreme friendliness of the local population and the sheer beauty of its wild mountain scenery – all this means that exploring the mountains of Romania can be some of the most enjoyable and rewarding travelling that could ever be undertaken.
There is an opportunity to extend the trip to take in the second weekend in Bucharest, and also an opportunity for people to travel out from the UK to join the group for the weekend, flying out on Thursday 17th September. This will give us time to explore some of the delights of the city, the historic buildings, including the biggest palace in the world, its parks, museums and art galleries, its renowned coffee shops and much, much more.