September 12 - September 27, 2024

Romanian
Heritage

Escorted By: Rev Brian Galligan

16 Days

30 Meals

Leader

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Delve into the Heritage of this Charming Region

Beyond being renowned as the homeland of the fictional Count Dracula, the pastoral lands of Transylvania reveal Romania's multifaceted charm. Join us as we uncover the influences of Romanian, Hungarian, and German cultures that have coexisted side by side for centuries.  Included are a host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the eye-catching Painted Monasteries of Moldavia and the quaint villages, farms and traditional lifestyles found in the northern region of Maramures. This step back in time is sure to enchant even the most experienced traveller.

CT RATING 2.5 (SLIGHTLY CHALLENGING)
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.

Tour Highlights

  • Bucharest, Romania’s charming Capital city
  • Explore the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania
  • Explore the Turda Salt Mine
  • Discover 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

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy airfare from Canada to Bucharest
  • Accommodations in first class and best available hotels as indicated or similar
  • 30 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 14 breakfasts, L - 5 lunches, D - 11 dinners)
  • Services of our Canadian journey leader 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

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Tour Cost In Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land Only* (Join / Leave Hotel)
$4,545
Toronto
$6,645
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,825
Halifax
$6,915
St. John’s
$7,115
Winnipeg
$6,915
Regina / Saskatoon / Victoria
$7,075
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,975
Single Supplement
$1,095

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Deposit is $700 per person. Final payment is due Tuesday June 11, 2024.

*Land-Only price does not include arrival and departure transfers in destination. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for more details.

Prices are based on taxes, surcharges, airfares and exchange rates effective December 2023 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Tour prices are per person, based on sharing a double/twin room at hotels and a minimum of 20 participants travelling. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members.  

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.