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Romania, Moldova & The Ukraine

  • Destination: Bulgaria, Europe, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Start: 05/29/2021
  • End: 06/11/2021

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  • AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING!
  • Double Occupancy: $5695 | Single Occupancy: $6695
  • 14 days/13 nights in 3 countries of Eastern Europe: Romania, Moldova & the Ukraine.
  • OPTIONAL PRE-TRIP TO BULGARIA
  • Deluxe (4★ & 5★) accommodations throughout
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • ADDITIONAL: International Air Routing: USA – Bucharest (OTP) / Kiev (KBP) – USA

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Day 1

SAT MAY 29, 2021 • Depart USA

Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Bucharest, Romania.
Day 2

SUN MAY 30 • Arrive Bucharest, Romania

Welcome to Romania! Group arrival greeting and transfer provided to the hotel for check-in.

Hotel: JW Marriot Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: None

Day 3

MON MAY 31 • Bucharest, Romania

Tour Bucharest today and visit the Palace of the Parliament. Walk through the Old Town to the ruins of the Old Master Court built in the 15th c. by Prince Vlad Tepes, better known as Vlad Dracula. Next, see the Church of the Court before lunch and a visit to the Mansion Ceauşescu. This evening, meet for a lovely Welcome Dinner to get to know each other.

Hotel: JW Marriot Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

TUE JUN 01 • Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov

Driving through Valea Prahovei and crossing the Carpathians Mountains, we enter the mystical and mythical land of Transylvania and explore Peles Castle. After lunch, continue to Brasov, or Salzburg Romanian, a medieval town at the foot of a mountain. Enjoy a walking tour before we check-in to the hotel.

Hotel: Aro Palace Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

WED JUN 02 • Brasov – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov

Today we visit the famous Bran Castle, Dracula’s Castle. Lunch at the footsteps of the castle, then continue to Rasnov and visit Rasnov Citadel, built as part of a defense system for the villages of Transylvania.

Hotel: Aro Palace Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

THU JUN 03 • Brasov – Sighisoara

The exquisite medieval town of Sighisoara, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a medieval citadel that emerges as a nucleus of colorfully painted houses surrounded by narrow passageways and cobbled streets and encompassed within a defensive wall, towers, burgher houses, and ornate churches. After lunch, visit the Clock Tower from where we can enjoy a spectacular panorama view.

Hotel: Mercure Binderbubi Hotel ★★★★
Room: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

FRI JUN 04 • Sighisoara – Praid – Canyon Bicaz – Suceava

In Praid, we will visit one of the largest Salt Mines in Europe. En route, we pass through the Bicaz Canyon, excavated by the waters of the Bicaz River and serving as a passage between Transylvania and Moldova. The walls of the limestone cliffs hide impressive caves. After lunch, we continue to Suceava, one of the oldest and most important settlements in Romania.

Hotel: Sonnenhof Hotel ★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

SAT JUN 05 • Suceava, Painted Churches

The painted churches and monasteries of Bucovina are the highlight of this trip. This wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of Byzantine Art. We will visit Sucevita Monastery, the Monastery of Moldovita, and the Monastery of Voronet. Return to Suceava and enjoy free time before dinner.

Hotel: Sonnenhof Hotel ★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

SUN JUN 06 • Suceava – Iasi – Chisinau, Moldova

A panoramic drive through the city of Lasi will take us by the most important sites of the city like the Vasile Aecsandri National Theater, the Palace of Culture, and the Central University Library Mihai Eminescu. After lunch, we will cross the border to Moldova and head to the capital city of Chisinau.

Hotel: Nobil Luxury Boutique Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

MON JUN 07 • Chisinau

Take a panoramic drive through Chisinau and pass by the Arch of Triumph, the Statue of Stefan the Great, Valea Morilor Park, Dendrariu Park, Water Tower, the Art Museum, the National Museum of Ethnography, and the Natural History of Ciuflea Monastery. Visit Casa Pushkin, then enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at Castle Mimi. The afternoon is at our leisure.

Hotel: Nobil Luxury Boutique Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

TUE JUN 08 • Chisinau, Moldova – Kiev, Ukraine

We transfer early to the airport for our flight to Kiev, Ukraine. Upon arrival, we drive to the Golden Gate of Kiev. Examine magnificent mosaics and frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral, and then visit the monument of Prince Vladimir. After lunch, we will transfer to the hotel and check-in. Afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel: Hotel Opera ★★★★★
Room: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

WED JUN 09 • Kiev

Today, visit Oleg Antonov Aviation Museum, one of the greatest museums in Ukraine. Enjoy a local lunch before exploring the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a unique monastery complex and historical-cultural sanctuary.

Hotel: Hotel Opera ★★★★★
Room: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

THU JUN 07 • Kiev - Chernobyl - Pripya

Chernobyl, famous as the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster, we will learn how the city, while largely abandoned, is still populated with local workers and policemen. See sights such as the museum, St. Elias Church, the Park of Glory, river port, and memorial to the liquidators who rushed to reactor number 4 in the immediate aftermath of the explosion.

We then explore the town of Pripyat and see the abandoned amusement park and the Ferris wheel that no child has ever enjoyed. See abandoned boats and ships in the port and feed the giant catfish in Pripyat River. Lunch at a local restaurant and return to Kiev. Tonight, we meet for a Farewell Dinner.
*Note: The tour to Chernobyl & Pripyat is optional. Those not wanting to visit can remain in Kiev for a day at leisure. Only the safest areas are visited on the tour. A complete safety briefing is provided before we set off for the day.

Hotel: Hotel Opera ★★★★★
Room: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14

FRI JUN 11 • Kiev | USA

Departure flight from Kiev to the USA.


Meals: Breakfast


Rates

Tour Rates

Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
$5695 $6695

Intra-tours flights (subject to change until ticketed)

Economy Class Business Class
Approx $200 Pls inquire

Special Notes:

Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to me matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

Intra-tour flight is at an additional cost and is outlined above. Coda Tours will book this on your behalf.
June 08, 2021 Chisinau / Kiev

Inclusions
  • All accommodations, as stated in the itinerary and in the room category indicated
  • Service charges, room taxes, and baggage handling fees
  • All meals
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • Bottled water and cold towels in vehicles during sightseeing
  • All land transfers as required by the itinerary; private transfers for arrival & departure if required; private, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Coda Tour Manager on minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Inter-Tour airfare (quoted separately)
  • Trip cancellation and Interruption insurance (highly recommended)
  • Personal meals, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary
  • Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in itinerary
  • Gratuity for local guides, drivers and Coda Tour Manager

Travel Prep

International Airfare

Delta Airlines, American Airlines, LOT Airways, Turkish Airlines, are among airlines that can be used to book airfare for this tour. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program. Coda Tours can assist you with your international air booking in Business or Coach class (First Class is rare nowadays on international flights, but if available, we can quote it.) Please ask us to quote for you. We often have favorable rates. There is a standard $35 per ticket ticketing for this service.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel and must have at least two blank pages. No visas are required for entry into Romania, Moldova and Ukraine for US and Canadian passport holders.

Health

No immunizations are required for travel on this tour. However, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Weather

Minimums

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation of 10. For fewer than 10 participants, rates may be revised.

Pre-Departure information

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.

Optional Pre-Trip Extension to Bulgaria

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Day 1

TUE MAY 25, 2020 • Depart USA

Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Sofia, Bulgaria.

Day 2

WED MAY 26 • Arrive Sofia, Bulgaria

Upon arrival, we transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Hotel: Sofi Hotel Balkan ★★★★★
Room: Guest Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

THU MAY 27 • Sofia | Plovdiv | Sofia

Plovdiv is called the City of Seven Hills and was built on 7 hills around the Maritsa River, one of the hills was demolished more than a hundred years ago. For a better understanding of Bulgaria, it is enriching to explore the sights of tradition and natural beauty of Plovdiv. Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Hindian House with the group and in your free time, consider a trip to the Konstantin ethnographic museum and Helena Church, or the Balaban House. After lunch we will return to Sofia for the evening.

Enjoy a city tour of Sofia, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia has embraced many cultures in it’s history and is rich in museums and galleries. Highlights of the tour are the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church, the Royal Palace, the Ivan Vazov National Theater, the Monument to the Liberator of the Tsar, the National Assembly, and the Parlamento.

Hotel: Sofi Hotel Balkan ★★★★★
Room: Guest Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

FRI MAY 28 • Sofia | Rila | Sofia

A perfect day trip combining spectacular landscapes with history and culture will be our day spent at the Rila Monastery, hidden in the Rila Mountains. After lunch we will head back to Sofia for an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Sofi Hotel Balkan ★★★★★
Room: Guest Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

SAT MAY 29 • Sofia | Veliko Tarnovo

Today we drive to Veliko Tarnovo for a Tsarevets Tour. Often known as the City of the Czars, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historic capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. After lunch, we visit Arbanassi to see the Nativity Church with nearly every inch of the vaulted interior covered in paintings and frescoes.

Hotel: Maridian Bolyarski ★★★★
Room: Standard Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

SUN MAY 30 • Veliko Tarnovo | Bucharest

Transfer to Bucharest for main tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Rates Per Person
Double Occupancy $1495
Single Occupancy $1695