Romania UNESCO tour


Bucharest, Sibiu’s Old Town, Hunyad Castle, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, wooden churches from Maramures (Surdesti, Desesti), Barsana monastery, Sapanta Merry Cemetery, painted monasteries from Bucovina (Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita), Sighisoara – medieval town, Prejmer fortified church, Old town of Brasov, Bran castle, Peles castle, beautiful countryside, old villages, visit local craftsmen, traditions and way of living, mountains and hills scenery ...

The tour of the main Romanian sites which are included in the UNESCO heritage list. A journey through the history and culture of Romania which will include old cities, castles, fortresses, monasteries and churches. It is also a chance to find more about local traditions, customs and way of living.

Merry cemetery tombstones
Painted Monasteries
Bran Castle

We’ll visit the workshops of the traditional local craftsmen as wood carvers, painted eggs, weavers, pottery, icon painting, water mills, shepherd, aso. We’ll have the opportunity to taste the local natural and home-made products.

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Day by day itinerary

Bucharest - Sibiu

Parliament Palace

Meet our tour guide, in the morning at your hotel in Bucharest. (For extra nights and tours of Bucharest check the Optionals at the bottom of this page).

Start our journey with a panoramic tour of Bucharest. Highlights: Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Athenaeum, Royal Palace, Triumph Arch, Victoriei Avenue, aso.
Continue on the way to the area of Sibiu, crossing the Carpathian mountains.

Sibiu town Walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old District. Sibiu is one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania.. The city is reminiscent of old European cities such as Nuremburg and it was founded in 1190 and grew to be the chief city of the Transylvanian Saxons.

This amazing town, with the "Old Town" (The Big Square, the Small Square, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Liar’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild , aso.

Next we’ll stop in an old village from Sibiu area. You can enjoy a horse driven wagon tour in the old village. Learn more about the local traditions and way of living, visit an icon painting museum and a local household. Traditional dinner in a local house.

Overnight in a local guest house.

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Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba Iulia - Cluj Napoca

Alba Iulia Citadel

In the morning we’ll go to Hunedoara to visit the biggest medieval castle from Romania – Corvin’s (Hunyad) Castle, dating since 15th century.

We’ll continue to Alba Iulia, a city with long history dating since the ancient times. Visit the Orthodox Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, the fortification system built in “Vauban” style.

End the day in Cluj Napoca. In the evening we’ll have a walking tour of Cluj Napoca, the biggest city in Transylvania. Highlights: St Michael’s Cathedral, Union Square, Museum Square, Orthodox Cathedral, National Theatre, Matei Corvin’s statue, aso.

Overnight at Napoca Hotel, 4 stars or similar.

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Cluj Napoca - Maramures


After breakfast we’ll leave on the way to Maramures, the northern region of Romania, the land of wooden churches and well preserved traditions. First stop at Surdesti wooden church (UNESCO). The Church was built on 1766 on wood structure and due to its height of 72 mettres it is considered the tallest old wooden church from Europe.

Next stop at Desesti. Visit the wooden church (UNESCO). Maramures is a land where you can enjoy great countryside landscapes, old villages, local people with their beautiful folk costumes. We’ll visit some local craftsmens as a traditional weaver, a wood carver, a water mill, traditional household, aso.
Visit at Barsana Monastery, a good example of monahal life in Maramures and for the architecture of wooden buildings.

Optional: we can have a 2 hours detour to visit Sapanta Merry Cemetery.

Maramures traditions
End the day in Botiza village. Visit a local household to see and understand more about the way of living in these villages. Visit a local sheepyard (summer time only).

Dinner and overnight in a local pension.

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Maramures – Bucovina (Gura Humorului)

Moldovita Monastery

In the morning we’ll visit the Maramures Woman Museum - Dragomiresti, where you can learn about maramuresean traditions and way of live. Next we’ll cross the Carpathians mountains heading north-east to one of the most famous and popular region of Romania – Bucovina, the land of painted monasteries. It is a very scenic road which offer amazing landscapes.

We’ll visit couple of the most important monasteries (UNESCO sites): Moldovita (UNESCO): dates back from 1532 and is due to the ruling prince Petru Rares It has the aspect of a fortress, with imposing towers and high, thick walls. The church has a three-cusped plan, as well as an open porch. It Is decorated with scenes from the 16th c Moldavian life. You can see here the best preserved frescoes, with fresh and vivid colors.

Sucevita Monastery Sucevita: the last and the most magnificent monastic achievement among the painted monasteries in Bucovina , looks as a real fortress, with towers, buttresses and watch roads. Built in 1581, by one bishop, it was dedicated to the Assumption in 1584. Paintings of the Sucevita monastery were best preserved both on the outside and on the inside (Ladder of Virtue, the last Judgment, the tree of Jesse).

Beside the old and beautiful monasteries we’ll also dedicate some time to visit local craftsmens as: a painted eggs museum and workshop, Marginea pottery center, aso.

Overnight at Hildes Residence**** or similar.

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Gura Humorului - Sighisoara

Voronet Monastery
Bicaz Gorges
Sighisoara Clock Tower

Deapart in the morning. First visit at Voronet Monastery, founded in 1488 by Stephen the Great . It is the most accomplished sample of artistic achievement in Moldavian architecture and painting . The doors of the porch have a Renaissance framing, whereas the stone carvings of the broken arches at the doors and windows belong to the Gothic style. We’ll continue across the Carpathian mountains, back to Transylvania. We’ll pass in our way the amazing Bicaz Gorges and Red Lake.

End the day in Sighisoara. Taste the local drinks: In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar.

Overnight in a 3 stars hotel, located in the Old Town – Hotel Sighisoara or similar.

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Sighisoara – Saschiz - Prejmer – Brasov

Sighisoara City Center
Prejmer Fortified Church
Brasov Medieval City Center

We’ll start the day with a visit on the medieval town of Sighisoara (UNESCO), also called “The Pearl of Transylvania” a wonderful medieval city where you can stil enjoy the medieval atmosphere. The citadel built in 13th century by German (Saxon) settlers it was an important cultural and artist center in medieval period. The old town is considered one of the best preserved medieval towns from Europe and its included in the UNESCO heritages list.

Next we’ll drive through an area of old Transylvania villages which preserve their architecture and customs. Stop at Saschiz village, which it is famous for its natural home-made jams. Visit and jam tasting in a local producer shop. Next we’ll visit the fortified church from Prejmer (UNESCO), dating since 13th century and having an unique defensive architecture.

Brasov Citadel
End the day in Brasov. In the afternoon walking tour of the medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.

Overnight in Brasov at Bella Musica Hotel***or similar, located in the Old Town

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Brasov - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest

Brasov Black Church
Bran Castle
Peles Castle

In the morning we’ll visit famous Bran Castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377.

Continue to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. We’ll end our tour in Bucharest, aprox 16.00.hrs.Drop-off at the airport or to a hotel in Bucharest.

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Pricing table

No. of persons Accomodation in dbl room Accomodation in sgl room
1   2030
2 1105 1225
3 840 955
4 755 870
5-6 665 780
7-8 560 675
* prices are in EURO / person

The price include

6 nights accommodation; Meals as specified (daily breakfast, two dinners); transport with car or minibus; Private tour Guide - English language; Entrance tickets ; Tour of the village in horse driven carriage in Sibiu area, Visits to the local craftsmen, tasting of plum brandy and jams. Local taxes.

The price not include

Airfare; photo/video tax; Other meals not mentioned; Other services; Banking or e-payment fees.

Optional add-ons

Bucharest accommodation: 4 stars hotel, central located, from 35 euros/person/night.
Bucharest walking tour: 4 hrs. Price from 15 euros/person.
Bucharest Full day tour, including transportation – 8 hrs. Price from 25 euros/person.
Airport transfer to/from Bucharest hotel. Price from 15 euro/person.
Please send your request for a customized offer.

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Spend Halloween party in Romania

For an unique experience join our Halloween Tour in Transylvania, probably the best destination in the World to spend Halloween. Our Halloween tour is unique because include special events in two of the biggest and most famous castles in Europe: Hunyad castle and Bran castle. Halloween Party is organized exclusively for our groups in a true medieval castle. During the tour we’ll have another special event – an exclusive nighttime visit at Bran castle, guided by Vlad Dracula. Book our Halloween Tour in Transylvania.

Last year Halloween party

How to explore Romania

Choose one of our tours in Romania and discover the beauty of our country. Romania offers a large variety of interesting sights from the medieval towns and fortresses in Transylvania, painted monasteries in Bucovina, wooden churches and gates in Maramures, from nice museums and big cities to the jewelries of nature as Carpathians mountains, Danube Delta, lakes and caves.

Why to book the UNESCO tour of Romania?

Our UNESCO tour in Romania is a comprehensive trip which include visits to the most important cultural attractions from Romania. Many of this sights are included in the UNESCO Heritages list. Here are some samples: fortified churches from Transylvania (Prejmer, Biertan, Viscri…), painted monasteries from Bucovina (Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita…), wooden churches from Maramures (Surdesti, Desesti, Ieud…), Merry Cemetery from Sapanta, medieval town of Sighisoara and more.

This UNESCO tour to Romania it is a great experience for the travelers which are interested to discover this part of the World, to learn about Romanian history, to enjoy our traditions, to taste the local natural / home-made food and drinks or to admire the scenery of Carpathians mountains, rolling hills of Transylvania, gorges or lakes.

This Romania tour is starting and ending in the capital city Bucharest and continue with visits in the most popular regions from Romania. We’ll travel to Transylvania and see the old medieval towns, the castles and fortresses, the unique fortified churches and charming countryside. Next we’ll drive to the Northern regions as Maramures – the land of wooden churches, wooden gates and very well preserved traditions. In Maramures you can see the oldest and the highest wooden building from Europe. Next region included is Bucovina, where we’ll have a tour of the most important painted monasteries, UNESCO sights.

But this tour to Romania is not only about visiting sights, it is more about to have an experience and a taste of Romania. Therfore we include visits to local old craftsmen, see their products, find things about their way of living, enjoy a horse driven wagon ride in an old village, visit a sheepyard with its old tools and technology. You’ll be able to taste local food, home-made with natural ingredients. Sometime this tour is like a trip back in time, in the days of your grandparents. This is one of the beauties of Romania which will be shown to you along your trip. Above all this you’ll cross coupe times the Carpathian Mountains, each time through a different pass and everytime having a great landscape. Book this UNESCO tour to Romania and have a wonderful experience.

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