Discover Romania Tour - 7 days


Highlights

Transylvania: Sibiu- tour of medieval town, Hunyad Castle; Hunyad castle; Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca; visit the most famous wooden churches from Maramures; Sapanta Merry Cemetery; Bucovina painted monasteries: Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita; Tour of Sighisoara; Prejmer fortifoed church; walking tour of Brasov; Bran castle; Peles Castle; visit to several craftsmen's workshop; taste the local cusine and drinks; enjoy the beautiful scenery, nature, countryside, old villages


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Small group tour (up to 15 people). Guaranteed departures. Guided in English language.
Join us and enjoy the history and culture of Romania. This tour will include old cities, castles, fortresses, monasteries and churches. You’ll find more about local traditions, customs and way of living. We’ll visit local craftsmen as wood carvers, painted eggs, weavers, pottery, icon painting, water mills, shepherd, aso. We’ll to taste the local natural & home-made products.

Departures in 2019: May 12th; June 9th; July 7th; July 14th; July 28th; Aug 4th; Aug 11th; Aug 25th; Sep 8th; Sep 22nd
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. We’ll visit the workshops of the traditional local craftsmen as wood carvers, painted eggs, weavers, pottery, icon painting, water mills, shepherd, aso. Wwe’ll have the opportunity to taste the local natural & home-made products.

Day 1. BUCHAREST – SIBIU
Meet our tour guide, in the morning at your hotel in Bucharest. Start our journey with a panoramic tour of Bucharest. Highlights: Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Athenaeum, Royal Palace, Triumph Arch, Victoriei Avenue, etc
Continue on the way to the area of Sibiu, crossing the Carpathian mountains. Lunch in Sibiu.
Walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old District. Sibiu is one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania 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.
Meals included: lunch and dinner

DAY 2. SIBIU – HUNEDOARA - ALBA IULIA – CLUJ NAPOCA
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. Lunch in Alba Iulia.
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.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3. 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. Lunch in Cavnic area.
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.
Next we’ll visit Sapanta Merry Cemetery (UNESCO) a place unique in the World.
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.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4.  MARAMURES – BUCOVINA (GURA HUMORULUI)
In the morning we’ll visit the Maramures Woman Museum - Dragomiresti, where you can learn about local 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 monastery (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.
Sucevita monastery : 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.
Lunch on the route.
Beside the old and beautiful monasteries we’ll also dedicate some time to visit local craftsmen as,  a painted eggs museum and workshop, Marginea pottery center, aso.
Overnight at Hildes Residence**** or similar.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 5. GURA HUMORULUI - SIGHISOARA
Departure 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. .
We’ll continue across the Carpathian mountains, back to Transylvania. We’ll pass in our way the amazing Bicaz Gorges and Red Lake. Lunch in the area.
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.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 6. SIGHISOARA – SASCHIZ - PREJMER – BRASOV
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 still enjoy the medieval atmosphere. 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 Transylvanian 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. Lunch on the route.
Next we’ll visit the fortified church from Prejmer (UNESCO), dating since 13th century and having an unique defensive architecture.
End the day in Brasov. In the afternoon walking tour of the medieval center of Brasov. 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. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.
Overnight in Brasov in a 3 stars hotel, located in the Old Town
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7. BRASOV – BRAN – SINAIA - BUCHAREST
In the morning we’ll visit famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, the castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker. 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 18.00.hrs.Drop-off at the airport or to a hotel in Bucharest.
Meals included: breakfast,

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Price table

PRICE:
   895 EURO/person – accommodation in dbl/twin room
1015 EURO/person – accommodation in single room

Included in price

6 nights accommodation; Meals: Half Board plus (daily breakfast, six lunches and 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.


Not included in price

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


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Why to choose Discover Romania Tour - 7 days?

It is one of the most comprehensive tours of Romania which include the most important attractions, many of hem beeing included in the UNESCO World Heritages List. You'll also discover more about the Romanian traditions, way of live, customs in the old villages. Taste and enjoy local food, natural products, etc. The scenery of Romania is charming passing from mountain areas, to the rolling hills of Trabsylvania offering to the traveller many moments of joy and chances for amazing photos. Join us for Discover Romania Tour.

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