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Songlines Music Trip to Romania - At Home with the Gypsies

From £1360 for 9 days
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Trip Overview

Songlines Music Travel, in association with Imaginative Traveller, invites music lovers and travellers alike on this wonderful opportunity to experience the real sounds of Romania. This trip will give you a unique insight into the music and heritage of this fantastic region, including visits to two legendary musical villages: Clejani, the home of Taraf de Haidouks, and Zece Prǎjini, the home of Fanfare Ciocǎrlia. We will also experience the urban lǎutari music of Bucharest and the gorgeous string band music of Transylvania.

Essential Info
Starts: Bucharest
Ends: Bucharest
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Music
Trip Code: SLRM
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Romania
What's Included

Meals

8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

8 nights Hotel on a twin share basis

Trip Highlights

•   Meet and stay with local villagers and musicians in Clejani and Zece Prǎjini

•   Explore the capital Bucharest and the Saxon villages of Transylvania

•   Visit UNESCO world heritage sites, see medieval castles and fortified churches

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 1st Sep 2018
Returning: 9th Sep 2018
£1,360pp

This price is based on a twin share. Single Supplement is £150 extra.

Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes

Welcome to Romania! Upon arrival into the country’s capital of Bucharest, head to your hotel where you will check in and meet your Songlines Travel Leaders. Have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city under your own steam. Bucharest boasts a host of good museums, parks and trendy cafes. It is also home to the bizarre Palace of Parliament, which is well worth a visit. In the evening, rejoin your tour group for dinner where we will enjoy typical Romanian food, local wine and traditional music.

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Reviews
       
This was a very memorable trip and I feel quite privileged to get an insight into Roma music that I could not have gotten any other way.
       
The tour was absolutely brilliant: and really well organised by Helmut and Sven, who due to their personal Romanian connections (both being married to Romanians) and their knowledge of the history and music, really did an excellent job. I can't see how it could be improved.
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