Traditional Romania Tour - 10 days/9 nights
from 777 Euro/person


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Duration:10 days/9 nights
Itinerary:Bucharest - Sibiu - Bistrita - Maramures (2n) - Bucovina (2n) - Brasov - Bucharest
Total distance:2000km

Day 1: Bucharest

Arrival in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Meet the guide and Ciao Romania! Seightseeing tour of Bucharest also named "The Little Paris". During this tour we will see the Arch of Triumph, the Kiseleff and Victoria Boulevards , The Romanian Athenaeum, the Museum of Art former Royal Palace and other buildings and monuments of the city. With the guide we will visit the Patriarchal Church, the Royal Palace from Cotroceni (symbol of the monarchy in Romania) and the People's House became the seat of parliament today ( biggest palace in Europe – symbol of the communism ).

Welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant and accommodation hotel in Bucharest.

Day 2: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu (300km)

Breakfast. In the morning departure to Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Visit of the monastery Curtea de Arges, considered the most beautiful monastery of Eastern Europe, built in the early sixteenth century by Prince Neagoe Basarab and the well known Master Manole whose legend lives on through the ages.

We continue with the most beautiful road in Romania, Transfagarasan, built by dictator Ceausescu to cross the Carpathian mountains.

In the afternoon arrival in Sibiu, one of the most beautiful medieval town in Romania. Panoramic tour of the historic center. Dinner and accommodation in Sibiu.

Day 3: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara - Bistrita( 1250 km )

In the morning visit of Sibiu, magical city steeped in an atmosphere of other times, which was in 2007 the European Capital of Culture. During the city tour we will pass through the old streets and admire the main monuments, such as the Bruckenthal Palace, built in Baroque style in the late 18th century, the infamous Lies Bridge, built over a road that connects the upper city with the lower city, the Saxon Cathedral erected at the beginning of the sixteenth century that retains besides a precious fresco of the Crucifixion from1445, the Catholic Cathedral built in German Baroque style at the beginning of the 18th century, the beautiful squares of the city and the Christian Orthodox Cathedral, headquarter of the Metropolis from Transylvania.

Direction Biertan with the citadel of Biertan to see a typical example of fortress-church-family, one of the 300 fortified churches built between the 14th and 16th century in Transylvania. The citadel is hidden on a hill in the centre of the village protected by two walls connected by a covered staircase, with three protective walls, six towers and three ramparts. One of the doors of the church still has 19 locks.

In the evening we arrive in Sighisoara, the "fortified city" among the very few in Europe, which retains its medieval centre on the top of the hill. Here was also born Vlad the Impaler, better known as Count Dracula. Visit of the citadel of Sighisoara. There are several defensive towers that surround the city, named after the trades of their builders: the Tailors’ Tower, the Shoemakers’ Tower, the Rope Makers’ Tower, the Clock Tower etc. Dinner and overnight in Bistrita.

Day 4: Bistrita - Breb - Sarbi - Barsana – Viseu de Sus ( 200 km )

After breakfast we go direction Maramures, the area in the north-west of Romania among the dark forests of the Carpathians. A region that preserves ancient traditions in a pastoral and tranquil atmosphere, where farmers still work with old instruments and are always ready for local festivals, an area famous for its splendid "spontaneous" architecture with wooden porches of the houses and churches with pointed roofs. A world outside of time.

Here we visit the most famous rural villages:Breb, a typical village of Maramures for its architecture, for its customs and traditions, the village Sarbi, on river Cosau, a true open-air museum of folk architecture with the impressive number of carved monumental gates where there are: a sawmill, a flour mill, a hammer mill, a mill and a distillery, the village Budesti with its beautiful wooden church and the oldest washing machine called "Valtoarea".

In the afternoon we visit Barsana monastery, a real piece of paradise run by 12 nuns.

Traditional dinner and overnight in a rural complex rural in Maramures.

Day 5: Viseu de Sus - Ieud - Bogdan Voda - Viseu ( 100 km )

Breakfast. Today we continue our journey in this fairy tale land through the valleys of Iza and Mara, true outdoor museums of rural art.

In the morning we will go back in time with the authentic steam train from the '30s ( Mocanita ), the only means of transportation still in use to exploit the forest in Maramures, during an unusual journey discovering the untouched nature and ancestral traditions. The Mocanita will travel on a spectacular itineray, it passes through the valleys, it goes through bridges, tunnels, rocks, starting with a 600m altitude and getting to 1100m altitude in a dream landscape.

After Mocanita visit of the wooden churches of Bogdan Voda and Ieud (UNESCO monuments) with their ancient frescoes and icons on wood and with their typical slender towers. From these, Ieud is the oldest church in Maramures, from 1364.

Home made organic dinner and overnight in the same rural complex in Maramures.

Day 6: Viseu de Sus – Moldovita - Voronet ( 200 km )

Breakfast and departure to Bukovina, a region called the land of 2000 monasteries. The monasteries Voronet, Sucevita, Moldovita and Humor with their inside and outside frescoes, each with its own dominant colour, were painted between the 15th and 16th century and are considered masterpieces of Byzantine art, unique in Europe, that’s why they are part of UNESCO heritage.

To get to Bucovina we will pass the Prislop Pass or Tihuta Pass that separates Maramures from Bucovina.

In the afternoon we arrive in Moldovita where we will have a lesson of religion, culture and live. Moldovita Monastery, built in 1532 by Petru Rares is painted both inside and outside with scenes as the "Victory of Constantinople," " The Prayer of the Holy Virgin "or" Tree of Jesse. " The dominant colour of the Monastery of Moldovita is sunny yellow. This is the largest church built during the period of Moldavian style.

We continue with a demonstration of handicraft painting on eggs - tradition of Bucovina - and with a carriage ride in the nature.

A home made dinner is waiting for us and accommodation in a beautiful complex in Bucovina.

Day 7: Voronet – Sucevita - Dragomirna - Voronet ( 100 km )

After breakfast we will visit two other beautiful monasteries: Sucevita and Voronet. The fortified Sucevita Monastery was the last building in the style of Stefan cel Mare, exterior frescoes date from 1596 and the colour green predominates over all. The last one - Voronet Monastery - was founded in 1488 by King Stephen the Great and known as "The Sistine Chapel of the East" with the famous dominant colour “blue of Voronet”.

We will also assist at a demonstration of manual work of black ceramics from Marginea and we will visit an atypical monastery - Dragomirna Monastery impressive for its architecture.

Dinner and overnight in the same complex in Bucovina.

Day 8: Voronet – Agapia - Brasov ( 350 km )

Breakfast. In the morning departure for the monasteries Agapia and Varatec, the most famous from the Neamt area. Then we go towards Oituz Pass, a beautiful natural area. On the way we have the posibility to stop by the Ethnographic Museum of the popular master Nicolae Popa from Tarpesti.

Then we go on to Brasov (Kronstadt ) called the “city of the crown “, an important cultural medieval centre , where in the 16th century were printed the first books in Romanian. Guided city tour of Brasov:starting from the wonderful Council Square we will have a guided tour of the historic centre, enhanced by civil and religious buildings, such as the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Romania, the Council House built in the 15th century, rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1689 in Baroque style, the St. Nicolas Church combining the Gothic style outside with the Byzantine style inside, the Museum of the First Romanian School from Scheii Brasovului hiding a great treasure of books and old manuscripts, the Ecaterina and Schei Gates, separating the Romanians from the Saxons. Dinner and overnight in Brasov.

Day 9: Brasov - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest ( 200 km )

Breakfast. Departure to visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) built between 1377 and 1382 on a large rock, the fortress had the role to defence and control the most important trade route that linked in the Middle Ages, Walachia and Transylvania. But the castle owes its fame mainly to the legend associated with the figure of Vlad Tepes.

We continue to Sinaia, the favourite mountain resort of king Carol Ist, known as 'The pearl of the Carpathians'. Visit of the Peles Royal Castle built in German Renaissance style in the exterior and Eclectic style in the interior, the most beautiful castle in Romania. Nearby there is the Sinaia Monastery, which gave the name of the town.

Arrival in Bucharest in the evening and farewell dinner with entertainment in an old bear house downtown and hotel accommodation Bucharest.

Day 10: Bucharest

Breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport. According to the depature hours you can have free time or with your guide you can arrange a visit to one of Bucharest's objectives.

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PRICES per person in double room:

STANDARD Program (3* hotels/guesthouses)

  • For 8 people - 775 euro/person
  • For 6 people - 895 euro/person
  • For 4 people - 1100 euro/person
  • For 2 people - 1395 euro/person

Single supplement: 175 euro

SUPERIOR Program supplement (4* hotels/guesthouses):
175 euro per person in double room

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SELF DRIVE TOUR for 2 persons - a private trip in autonomy and freedom, with rented car without driver / guide, same services and same activities, written mini-guide written in English: 775 euro/person/double

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