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Join exceptional UK artist IAN FENNELLY  September 1- 11 in 2022 for an 11 day fully escorted Travel Sketching and Journalling tour through the highlights of Romania. A fully escorted high end tour with loads of extras and daily workshops and demos from the renowned Urban Sketchers tutor Ian Fennelly.
Ian studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and gained a 1st Class Honours degree, is a professional artist whose artwork sells worldwide, has over 75,000 followers on Instagram and is a qualified teacher as well as a senior instructor for Urban Sketchers. See more of his unique pen and watercolour artwork on Instagram at @ianfennelly

This is a tour for anyone and everyone. You do not have to be an experienced sketcher at all. Ian will show you his easy style and help you to achieve your own wonderful results in your own way. Those non-sketchers are welcome if they are travelling sharing with a sketcher as there is just so much to see and explore in this trip.

Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems each day as well.

Romania is like a synopsis of all the countries that have invaded it:

  • Paris in Bucarest, Romania’s capital city
  • St Petersburg in BucovinaRomania
  • Dracula in Transylvania
  • Vienna and Salzburg in Brasov, Romania
  • Budapest in Sighisoara, Romania
  • Versailles in Sinaia, Romania

The price of 3,200 euros per person twin share includes

  • All accommodation whilst on tour
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (not inc alcohol)
  • 3 lunches
  • All entries
  • Flight Bucarest to Suceava
  • All transport on tour in private bus
  • Our Romanian English-speaking expert guide
  • Your Tour Manager
  • 9 demos & workshops with IAN FENNELLY

Travel outside tour dates

All other meals not mentioned in the itinerary

International flights

Travel insurance

  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Twin or Double bed Share
    1Pax - 15 max

    Starting from ( 1 Pax - 15 max ) 3,200.00 0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Solo traveller price
    1Pax - 15 max

    Starting from ( 1 Pax - 15 max ) 4,050.00 0.00 /Person

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Romania is just so different from any place you have been before.
It is changing enormously each year now it is out from behind 40 years of suppression and the Iron Curtain. But it still is startlingly different from the West.
Romania is the last place in Europe where you can still see unspoiled countryside, with the traditional rural civilisation still alive.
Take the opportunity to visit now to experience how a country missed the Baby Boomer era of growth and development.
Prepare to see Communist era legacy and architecture where gypsies still travel in horse and carts and peasants still live a medieval existence. Then see a mixture with colonial pomp and splendour going back centuries with the most stunning backdrop imaginable. Then this is contrasted with modernity and Western affluence at times too.

Some of the most extraordinary architecture in the world seen nowhere else is on our tour as well as of course the history of this unusual Latin country in the heart of Slavic Eastern Europe.

Starting in Bucarest we visit the Parliament Palace - the 2nd largest building in the world built by the dictator Ceaucescu and his wife.
We sketch the Parisian decadent splendour of pre-Communist Romania as well as see the vestiges of the dictator's legacy in the buildings and changes he made.
We travel to Transylvania to Vlad the Impaler territory where Bram Stoker set his novel Dracula.
Some of what we also see are: the extraordinary painted monasteries of Bucovina called the 'Sistine Chapels of the East", the Black Church of Brasov, the Red Lake, Peles Castle and the majestic wild woodland of the Carpathians mountains and rivers. And much much more to sketch and fill a Travel Journal with variety and beauty.
And Ian Fennelly will show us with daily demos and workshops how to sketch them all.

All 3 star charm and 4 star quality in major cities. All ensuite bathrooms.
All food is organically grown and locally sourced

[NB: THIS TOUR IS A NOT A CONFIRMED DEPARTURE until minimum numbers have been reached.
Please contact us before you book flights for this tour to ensure the tour is going ahead.
French Fusion Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund you your deposit if minimum tour numbers have not been reached up to 4 months before tour departure.

As the world is still so precarious at the moment we will not be taking deposits at this stage. PLEASE FILL OUT THE BOOKING FROM so that you are in our booking system and the first people to register their interest with this booking form will get first option to book on the tour (as it may fill out fast once we ask for payments)
We will contact you as soon as we are sure the tour can reasonably go ahead and then we will ask for your payment or deposit. DO NOT ORGANISE FLIGHTS until you have checked with us or we have contacted you regarding the tour status.