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Wild Flowers and Saxon Churches in Transylvania

Wild Flowers and Saxon Churches in Transylvania

12th to 17th May 2014

5 nights

Lecturer: Jessica Douglas-Home

The fortified Saxon churches, some dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries, are one of the most extraordinary architectural survivals in all Europe. They are encircled by massive walls, within which the inhabitants and animals of a whole village could shelter from invaders, for this was once the frontline of Christendom. In contrast with the fortified exteriors, the interiors of these churches are peaceful sanctuaries, with fine altarpieces and carving.

Two of the best examples are the churches at Viscri and Malancrav, famous for their wonderful architecture and murals. Equally remarkable is the hunting lodge of the Apafi princes, rulers of Transylvania in the 17th century.

On this tour we will venture well off the beaten path and see the remarkable restoration that has been carried out by the Mihai Eminescu Trust on these wonderfully romantic buildings. Jessica Douglas-Home, who founded the trust with the support of the Prince of Wales, will be our guide. the support of the Prince of Wales, will be our guide. We have chosen to go in May when the wild flowers, among the best in Europe, should be in their full glory.

Dates

Monday May 12th to Saturday May 17th 2014

Cost

£1,950

This includes Full Board, all lectures and coach trips fees.We reserve the right to adjust the price should there be a significant alteration in the rate of the exchange. Please note that the cost of air travel is not included.

Insurance

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Flights

Please let us know if you would like to travel as part of the group and we will advise you of the return flights we have selected for this tour.

Accommodation

In the romantic, unspoilt village of Malancrav you can choose between the spacious, elegant rooms of the Apafi Manor or stay in one of the houses in the heart of the village, beautifully restored with painted Saxon furniture and embroidered linen.

Supplements

There will be a supplement of £250 for those staying in the Apafi Manor where accommodation is limited and a supplement of £ 100 for single occupancy of a double room.

Lecturer

Jessica Douglas-Home

Tour Leaders

Charles FitzRoy and Jane Rae

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