Cultural Tour Romania - 7 days/6 nights
from 525 Euro/person


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Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
Itinerary: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu - Sighisoara - Vatra Dornei - Voronet - Bicaz - Brasov - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest
Distance:1800km/ 1118,5miles

Day 1: Bucharest

After the airport transfer check in to your Bucharest hotel followed by a panoramic tour by bus of Bucharest’s highlights with your local guide: Cotroceni Palace (symbol of the Monarchy in Romania), Palace of Parliament ( a Communist symbol built during Ceausescu’s time), Patriarchal Church (symbolic in Orthodox Church), the Arch of Triumph, the Romanian Athenaeum(one of the best concert halls in the world), the Royal Palace (the actual Museum of National Art), the Palace of Justice.

Stroll around the old town centre and enjoy a welcoming dinner in a traditional restaurant in the city centre. Overnight hotel in the old city centre.

Day 2: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu (300km/ 186,4miles )

Leaving Bucharest after breakfast and we head to Curtea de Arges, ancient capital of Wallachia. Visit the most beautiful church in Eastern Europe, built during the 16thcentury. Although the legend adds an aura of mystery to the monastery’s history, it was built by the famous Romanian mason, the master Manole.

Continuing on to visit St. Nichola’s Church built in the Byzantine style by the founder of Wallachia, Basarab the 1st in the early 14th century. This church was the 1st seat of the Christian Orthodox church – the Mitropoly of Wallachia and has beautiful interior Byzantine frescoes. On our route to Sibiu we visit Cozia Monastery built late 14th century by the famous ruler of Wallachia Mircea the Elder, where he sleeps his eternal sleep. It is one of the most significant and well-preserved artistic medieval monuments from Romania.

Head to Sibiu “the city with eyes” where we’ll enjoy a traditional dinner. Overnight stay hotel in the old city centre.

Dy 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Vatra Dornei (300km/ 186,4miles )

After breakfast head out on a morning walking tour with your guide through Sibiu one of the oldest and best-preserved medieval city in Romania, that was Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007. Taking in the city’s architectural highlights your tour visit places: the Grant Square, the Little Square and Huet Square surrounded by 17th century houses, the Catholic Cathedaral built in the German baroque style in the early 18th century, the Saxons Cathedral, the Bridge of Lies, Brukenthal Palace, the Orthodox Cathedral build in the Neo-byzantine style in the early 20th century and which is the seat of the Orthodox church from Transilvania- the Mitropoly of Transilvania.

Traveling norh-east to Sighisoara we visit one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe which is unique for people still living in medieval houses without today’s comforts. Admire the city’s towers, such as: the Clock Tower (the ancient City Hall), the Taylors’ Tower, Vlad the Impaler’s House- Dracula, the Church from the Hill (the most important cultural monument in the city).

We continue travelling onwards to Vatra Dornei via Tihuta Gorges which shows you one of the most spectacular landscapes in Romania. Dinning and accommodation in Bistrita/Vatra Dornei.

Day 4: Vatra Dornei - Moldovita - Sucevita - Dragomirna - Voronet (200km/ 124,2miles )

Today you will visit Moldavia’s monasteries and view some of the best preserved exterior frescoes in the world. Moldovita Monastery was built by the Moldavian ruler Petru Rares in 1532 in the Moldavian style and painted in 1537. In the exterior painting of the monastery Moldovita we find some of the most important historical and religious themes depicting the Siege of Constantinopol. Then we stop at the Sucevita Monastery which was built by the brothers Ieremia and Gavril Movila between 1582-1584 and painted in the early 17th century. This monastery is the last and the biggest medieval monument with exterior painting in Moldova. Is the only church on which is still clear the paintings on its north side and where we can admire the impressive fresco of the Stairway of Virtue. Dragomirna Monastery was built in the early 17th century by the Moldavian Mytropolite Anastasie Crimca. The church has a great stone ornamentation with more than a 1000 different motifs that decorate the tower.

Accommodation and dinner in a traditional guesthouse in Voronet.

Day 5: Voronet - Targu Neamt - Brasov (350km/ 186,3miles )

In the morning we visit the monastery of Voronet known worldwide for its unique blue that changes into a spectrum of colors and for the beautiful fresco of the Last Judgment. This fresco that covers the western wall illustrates the Bible in the same impressive and clearer than in Michelangelo’s frescos- the Sistine Chapel. The monastery was built by the Moldavian ruler Steven the Great in 1488 and was followed by the exterior painting in 1547 completed during his son’s reign becoming one of the medieval Moldavian masterpieces.

We continue to the Neamt region to visit the Monastery Neamt one of the biggest churches built during the Middle Ages and an important cultural centre. The nuns there are the authors of many valuable manuscripts with their finely ornamented calligraphy. We can also climb to the Neamt Citadel, one of the most important strategic places in the medieval Moldavia.

In the evening arrival in Brasov, the "crown city". Dinner and accommodation in Brasov.

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Day 6: Brasov - Bran - Sinaia (300km/ 186,4miles )

In the morning visit of Brasov city one of the most picturesque medieval city in Romania, founded by the Teutonic Knights. Walk around old city centre with your guide. Visit its most celebrated monument St. Nicholas church from the old neighborhood Schei built by the Romanians in the early 13th century on the foundation of a wooden church dating back to the 11st century. It is unique with its exterior Gothic style and interior Byzantine style. Visit also the the 1st Romanian school with its treasure of manuscripts and old books unique in Romania and in all around the world. We’ll visit the Black Church built by the Saxons between 14th to 15thcentury which is the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe. The Council Square surrounded by old houses from the 17th century is dominated by the ancient City Hall built in 1420 and rebuilt in the German baroque style in 1689. The orthodox Cathedral built in Neo-byzantine style at the end of the 19th century.

In the afternoon we go to Bran castle, one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Romania built between 1377-1382 by the local people from Brasov to surveil and defend the most important commercial route that connected Wallachia to Transylvania. The most important moments for this castle are related to the Wallachian rulers Mircea the Elder(who is in control of the castle from 1395) and Vlad the Impaler(who took over the castle during his military campaign against the Saxons in 1459). During the 20th century the castle was home for Queen Mary. Returning to your bus we travel to the mountain resort of Sinaia “the Pearl of the Carpathians”.

Accommodation and dinner in a traditional restaurant in Sinaia.

Day 7: Sinaia - Bucharest (100km/ 80,7miles)

After breakfast we visit Sinaia Monastery, built in the Brancoveanu style end of the 17th century by the great noble Mihail Cantacuzino, and which also inspired the name of the city. Continue with a visit to Peles Castle built at the end of the 19th century as a summer residence for Romania’s first king Carol I. The Castle it is impressive for its Neo-Renaissance German style exterior and a great mix of architectural styles in the interior.

After this we travel back to Bucharest and transfer to airport.

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PRICES per person in double room:

STANDARD Program (3* hotels/guesthouses)

  • For 8 people - 525 Euro/person
  • For 6 people - 595 Euro/person
  • For 4 people - 725 Euro/person
  • For 2 people - 925 Euro/person

Single supplement: 125 Euro

SUPERIOR Program supplement (4* hotels/guesthouses):
125 Euro/person in double room

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