Trip scholar

Dr Alex Koller (Camb), art historian
Alex was a lecturer at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and has been a popular tour leader since 1998. His grandparents lived in Transylvania where he would often travel as a child


  • Explore on foot, the wonderful art and architecture of Transylvania and Moldovia with Dr Koller and local experts in the region’s history, art and culture
  • Enjoy walks to UNESCO listed monasteries of Moldovita and Sucevita
  • Stay in Sighisoara, the only inhabited fortified citadel remaining in Romania and explore the medieval town of Sibiu
  • Enjoy a number of lunches and dinners carefully chosen to reflect the wonderful variety of Romanian cuisine
  • Visit Peles Castle, an eclectic mixture of pseudo-Renaissance, Byzantine and Moorish styles


1–12 June 2022


From £1,980 per person (single room supplement TBC)

More information

This fascinating journey is a series of walks in the stunning and remote landscapes of Transylvania and Moldovia. You will be introduced to the cultural heritage of north Romania and capture a glimpse of a romantic, almost Medieval world, that is fast disappearing. The trip begins in Maramures where you will visit fortified Saxon villages, which have stood for five hundred years, amidst a landscape that is dotted with unique wooden churches. The party will continue on foot to Bucovina in northern Moldavia, where you will discover the magnificent Moldovian painted churches and then continue south through beautiful forests and mountain scenery before ending your trip in Bucharest.

Further details & bookings

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