Trace the cultural legacy imposed by the many warring forces that swept across the vast territory of today’s Bulgaria and Romania.

At a Glance

  • In Bulgaria discover rare Thracian tombs, major archaeological sites and well-preserved Ottoman towns
  • Explore ancient Plovdiv with its architectural gems, including a perfectly intact Roman theatre and medieval fortifications
  • In Romania’s Transylvania region, explore Brasov and marvel at the imposing Black Church and Bran Castle, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle
  • Wander Bucharest’s streets and be immersed in its eclectic charm, historic landmarks and dynamic, modern spirit
  • Be inspired by Sighisoara, a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town, and Gura Humorului, the gateway to the painted monasteries of Bucovina

Being at the crossroads of east and west, the fragmented history of this part of the world is reflected in a richly layered visual culture.

See wide-ranging architecture, from ancient Thracian tombs, Roman ruins and Saxon citadels to traditional wooden villages, painted monasteries, mediaeval castles, Ottoman mansions, grand 19th century historicist buildings and monumentally scaled Soviet edifices.

Discover not only a unique cultural landscape, but also a vast diversity of nature, from the sweeping valleys of Bulgaria to the spectacular mountain ranges of Romania’s Transylvania.

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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


September 2025 (15 days)

Tour leader

Liz Gibson

Tour Status

On request

More Details

Tour code: AG2515

Fitness level: Moderate
Please see Terms & Conditions for fitness level definitions here.

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