The best of Romania tour


Enjoy the culture and history of Romania trough a 10 days comprehensive tour which will include the most important sights: medieval cities, castles, palaces, churches and monasteries from Romania.

Bucharest - Capital of Romania
Alba Iulia
Brasov

All combined with beautiful landscapes, charming villages and countryside, enjoy traditional customs, taste local food and drinks, visit the workshops of the local craftsmen.

Romania - Danube Delta
Romania traditions
Axente Sever Church

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Day by day itinerary

Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov

Sinaia - Peles Castle

In the morning we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest or from the airport (for flights arriving up to 11.00 AM). Depart on the route stop at Sinaia and visit the Peles Castleb>, former summer residence of the kings of Romania.
Continue your journey to Bran with it’s 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.
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.

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

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Brasov - Prejmer - Rupea - Viscri - Sighisoara

Brasov Medieval City

In the morning we’ll visit the fortified church from Prejmer (UNESCO), dating since 13th century and having an unique defensive architecture.
Visit the Peasant Fortress Rupea, dating since 13th century, an example of the medieval defensive fortresses built in Transylvania.
Next we’ll go to Viscri village, a place where the old architecture, customs and traditions are well preserved. A great place to enjoy the charm of an old Transylvanian village, and it’s people. Visit Viscri fortified church (UNESCO), built in 13th century. Enjoy a lunch with traditional food and drinks.
We’ll end 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.
Taste the local drinks: In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar.

Accomodation
Overnight in Sighisoara at Sighisora Hotel*** or similar, located in the Medieval Town.

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Sighisoara - Bicaz Gorges - Gura Humorului

Bucovina painted monasteries

Breakfast. 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 pass Red Lake, Bicaz Gorges and Bicaz Lake on our way to Bucovina.
Next stop will be at Tarpesti village to visit an excellent museum of traditional crafts and customs. In the evening arrive at Gura Humorului. Bucovina is also the land of very well preserved old tradition. Taste the delicious local cuisine.

Accomodation
Accomodation in Gura Humrului at: Hildes Residence****or similar.

Bucovina region - Painted Monasteries

Painted Monasteries

Start to to explore the Bucovina region – the land of World famous Painted Monasteries.
Voronet (UNESCO): 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. Voronet Monastery had been dubbed the oriental Sistine Chapel , whereas Voronet Blue , a color obtained from lapis lazuli, entered in the lexicon of art alongside Titian red and Veronese green, and to this day has yet to be reproduced by natural means.

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: 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. Return to Gura Humorului and overnight in the same hotel.

Accomodation
Accomodation at: Hildes Residence****or similar.

Gura Humorului - Maramures

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.
. Today we’ll visit the wooden church from Bogdan Voda (UNESCO). At Dragomiresti we’ll visit the Maramures Woman Museum, where you can learn about maramuresean traditions and way of live. According with the time we’ll go to explore a countryside area of old and isolated villages with low influence of modern times. Visit some local craftsmens as a traditional weaver, a wood carver, a water mill, traditional household, aso.

Accomodation
Maramuresean dinner and accommodation in a local guesthouse from Botiza area.

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Botiza - Cluj Napoca

Maramures - Botiza

In the morning continue to explore Maramures visiting Barsana Monastery and also driving to an authentic countryside area with old villages and craftsmen. Visit an old worksop and a local household. Visit Budesti wooden church, built in 17th century (UNESCO). In the summer time we can visit a sheepyard and taste the local cheese. Then we’ll depart from Maramures region back to Transylvania. 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.

Accomodation
Overnight at Napoca Hotel, 4 stars or similar.

Cluj Napoca - Alba Iulia - Sibiu

Alba Iulia

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. 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 lunch in a local house.
. End the day in Sibiu. In the evening 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 Lier’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild , aso.

Accomodation
Overnight at Ramada Hotel, 4 stars or similar.

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Sibiu - Hunedoara - Transalpina - Horezu


Hunedoara City
Transalpina Road
Sibiu City

In the morning we’ll drive you to Hunedoara to visit Corvin’s Castle (Hunyad Castle) the biggest medieval castle from Romania, built in 15th century. Then we’ll cross the Carpathians mountains heading South to another Romanian region – Oltenia. In the summer we can use the highest mountain road in Romania (2200 m high) – Transalpina.

Accomodation
Overnight in Horezu area in a 4 stars hotel. Conacul Maladresti, or similar.

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Horezu

Constantin Brancusi - Coloana Infinitului

In the morning we’ll visit two of the most representative noblemen fortified houses, called “cula”, specific for the area – Duca and Maldar. Next we’ll visit Horezu Monastery (UNESCO), one of the famous monasteries in Southern Romania.
Horezu is also a very famous area for pottery, ceramic products. We’ll visit a pottery workshop with traditional products.

Optionals:
We can visit Polovragi cave. Organized tours for about 800 m. A cave with a lot of legends and stories. Oltet River Gorge is an impressive place too. Visit the town of Targu Jiu, where can be seen some outdoor art works of the famous Romanian sculptor – Constantin Brancusi.

Accomodation
Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel**** or similar with a central location.

Horezu - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest

Curtea de Arges

On the way to Bucharest we’ll stop to Curtea de Arges, former capital town of Valahia (Sothern region of Romania). Visit Princely Court and Arges Monastery. Continue to Bucharest, where we’ll arrive in the afternoon. Tour of Bucharest will include (outside only): Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Athenaeum, Royal palace, Triumph Arch, Old Town.

Accomodation
Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel**** or similar with a central location.

Pricing table


No. of persons Accomodation in dbl room Accomodation in sgl room
1 3300
2 1810 2085
3 1365 1640
4 1220 1490
5-6 1080 1330
7-8 910 1180
* prices are in EURO / person

The price include

10 nights accommodation; Meals as specified (daily breakfast, two lunches, one dinner); transport with car or minibus; Private tour Guide - English language; Entrance tickets ; Tour of the village in horse driven wagon in Sibiu area, 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 city break (before or after the tour). Include 1 or 2 nights accommodation and a Bucharest Full Day Private Guided Tour.
Danube Delta Experience (before or after the tour). Include 1 or 2 nights accommodation, boat ride in Danube Delta, lunch.
Continue to Bulgaria. Experience our neighbouring country - Bulgaria, in a tour of 3-5 days. Prices on request.


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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.

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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.

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