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Treasures of Romania – Transylvania, Maramures and Bukovina

6 - 9 Days
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10 Years, 18 years, 3 Years

From 750 €

Amazing Experience

We invite you to discover the natural beauty of Romania, situated in the Eastern part of Europe. Often called the Latin Island in a Slavic Sea, Romania has iconic landmarks, beautiful landscapes and culture, ancient traditions and legeds that are waiting to be discovered!

PRICE FOR MIN 2 PERSONS

1325 €

PER PERSON

- +90 euro for single room

- price reduction for families

- different prices for various structure of the groups (from 3-15 persons)

PRICE FOR 15 PERSONS GROUP

750 €

PER PERSON

- +90 euro for single room

- price reduction for families

- different prices for various structure of the groups (from 3-15 persons)

*  Transport to Romania not included

Tour Map

Day by Day

I invite you to discover the natural beauty of Romania, located in the eastern part of Europe. Often called the Latin Island in a Slavic Ocean, Romania has iconic landmarks, beautiful landscapes and culture, ancient traditions and legends waiting to be discovered!

Day 1: Bucharest - Transfagarasan Road - Sibiu (around 310 km/6 hrs driving)

Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan Fortified Church - Sighisoara (around 100 km/2 hrs driving)

After breakfast we will travel on to Sighisoara, Europe’s best preserved medieval town and part of UNESCO World Heritage. On the way we will have a short stop at Biertan Fortified Church. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Briefly Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next stop is Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful towns in the heart of Transylvania. German architectural influences are visible throughout the entire city. The city was for several centuries a military and political stronghold. One of its most famous attractions is the Clock Tower (Council Tower), built in the 14th Century. The tower has seven foot thick walls and was used to store ammunition, food reserves, archives and the city's treasures. Highlights include: Guild Tower, Venetian House (built in the 13th Century), Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) House, Antler House, Wood Covered Staircase, Hill Church, Hermann Oberth Square. Optional: lunch/dinner in the house where Dracula was born, today a famous restaurant. Accommodation in Sighisoara, 3* hotel, breakfast included.

Day 3: Sighisoara - Wooden Churches - Sapanta Merry Cemetery - Sighetu Marmatiei (around 320 km/6 hrs driving)

After an energizing breakfast we will begin our tour of the UNESCO heritage wooden churches, built starting from the 17th century all the way to 19th century. Once we enter the region, one will feel like a jump back in time - traditional houses built after ancient designs, wooden churches that have witnessed the history, unique traditions and welcoming people. Our journey into the past history of the region will take through untouched landscapes, traditional villages and the Iza Valley, a national protected area. The highlight of the day will be the tour of the Sapanta Merry Cemetery, an out of the ordinary, unique in Europe. It is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the people who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives. The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and an international tourist attraction. Accommodation in Sighet, 3* pension, breakfast included.

Day 4: Sighetu Marmatiei - Barsana Wooden Monastery - Bukovina/Gura Humorului (around 220 km/4 hrs 30' driving)

Day 5: Gura Humorului - Humor, Voronet, Agapia Monasteries - Neamt Monastery - Piatra Neamt (around 190 km, 4 hrs driving)

After breakfast will visit Voronet Monastery, founded in 1488 by King Stephen the Great. Also named the „Eastern Sistine Chapel”, its uniqueness in the world comes from the dominant color: the famous „blue of Voronet”. The frescoes are like a symphony of colours and lights and hide lots of semantics that we invite you to discover with us. After Voronet, we will continue driving and visit Agapia and Neamt Monasteries. The interiour of Agapia Monastery was painted in 1858 by our greatest painter, Nicolae Grigorescu, at the age of 20. Due to their artistic value, these painting can be considered a real art gallery. Surrounded by old forests, at the bottom of the mountains, we will further admire the oldest monastery of Moldavia - Neamt Monastery. Sumptuous, with delicate colour effects, only by architectural point, the monastery shows the maturity of the Moldavian architectonic style, curdled during Stefan cel Mare (Stephan the Great) ruling. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Piatra Neamt city.

Day 6: Piatra Neamt - The Red Lake - Prejmer Fortified Church – Brasov (around 250 km/5 hrs driving)

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and ready to go to Brasov. On our way we will see the Bicaz Gorge, excised by the waters of Bicaz River and serving as a passageway between the Romanian regions of Moldova and Transylvania. We continue via Bicaz Gorges, gorges in the Eastern Carpathians, on the river Bicaz, making the connection between Transylvania and Moldavia. The road along the 8 kilometres of ravines, often in serpentines with rock on one side and a sheer drop on the other, is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. We will also pass through Lacu Rosu/Red Lake where we will have a short stop to admire the landscape and learn about the legends of this place. Just to give a hint, this is a natural dam lake formed following the collapse of a slope due to the earthquake of January 23, 1838. As we approach our destination we will also visit The Fortified Church in Prejmer. This is the biggest fortified church in the South-Eastern Europe, built in the 14th century and included in UNESCO heritage in 1999 for its special value. Arrival in Brasov and accommodation with breakfast included. Optional: a special musical dinner in Cetate Restaurant in Brasov, for the opera music lovers – with Filarmonica from Brasov. In the Medieval Saloon you will enjoy a recital including chamber music, dance and arias of classical and pre-classical music.

Day 7: Brasov - Bran - Azuga Rhein Wine Cellars - Sinaia - Bucharest (around 200 km/4 hrs driving)

In the morning we will have the chance to enjoy a city tour and then depart for the town of Bran. Brasov is one of the most beautiful city in Romania. The main attraction is the medieval part of the city with: The Black Church that houses a priceless collection of Oriental rugs as well as a 4000-pipe organ. The Town Hall Square, the Franciscan Monastery, The Central Park, The Black Tower, The White Tower, Ecaterina’s Gate, Schei Gate and the Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe. In the afternoon will go to Bran village to visit Bran Castle. Here, we will enjoy the tour of the famous Bran Castle (known as “Dracula’s Castle”). Situated at 30 Km from Brasov, between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, Bran Castle is an important national monument and landmark of the Romanian tourism, due not only to the beauty of the Castle and the landscape but also to the legend of Count Dracula. Then we will continue our journey to Sinaia, the beautiful mountain resort surnamed “The pearl of the Carpathians”. Here you will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania’s most beautiful palaces, once the summer residence of Romanian Kings, and also one of Romania’s most important museums, a masterpiece! The construction of the castle began in 1875 and inaugurated in 1883. Peles Castle was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs, including King Carol I, who died here in 1914, as well as King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. In the evening arrive in Bucharest. End of the tour.

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