Transylvania and Bucovina tour – 6 days


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Visit the most important and famous regions of Romania – Transylvania and Bucovina.
Along the tour you’ll discover the beauty and medieval charm of Transylvania with its old towns, villages, castles and fortified churches. We’ll also visit the painted monasteries from Bucovina, UNESCO heritages, famous Worldwide. Find more about the Romanian legends, customs and traditions and enjoy the mountains and rolling hills scenery.

Departures in 2018: 14 May; 18 June; 2 July; 16 July; 30 July; 13 Aug; 27 Aug; 10 Sep; 24 Sep
Small group tour (up to 15 people). Guaranteed departures. Guided in English language.

Day 1. BUCHAREST – SIBIU
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. Enjoy the mountains landscapes.
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.
Overnight at Forum Continental Hotel**** or similar, located in the old town.
Meals included: lunch

DAY 2 SIBIU – HUNEDOARA - ALBA IULIA – SIGHISOARA
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 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.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3 SIGHISOARA - BUCOVINA (GURA HUMORULUI)
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 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 stop on the way at Borgo Pass, famous due to the Dracula’s novel.
End your day in Gura Humorului. Overnight at Hildes residence**** or similar.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 4 BUCOVINA – PAINTED MONASTERIES – BICAZ LAKE
We’ll visit couple of the most important monasteries (UNESCO sites):
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.
Continue to 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
Next to 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 in Bicaz Lake area in 3 stars hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 5 BICAZ LAKE – PREJMER - BRASOV
Deapart in the morning. We’ll continue on the shore of Bicaz Lake and we’ll cross the Eastern Carpathian mountains, back to Transylvania. We’ll pass in our way the amazing Bicaz Gorges and Red Lake.
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 (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. Council Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.
Overnight in Brasov at Bella Muzica Hotel***or similar, located in the Old Town
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 6. BRASOV – BRAN – SINAIA - BUCHAREST
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.
End our journey in Bucharest. Drop-off at the airport (aprox 3.30-4.00 PM) or to a hotel in Bucharest.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

End of Transylvania and Bucovina Tour Services.


Price table

Price:
845 EURO / person – accommodation in dbl/twin room
935 Euro/person – accommodation in single room

 


Included in price

5 nights accommodation; Meals as specified (5 breakfast, 5 lunches – 2 course menu+water); transport with minibus; Tour Guide - English language; Entrance tickets ;, Visits to the local craftsmen, tasting of plum brandy. 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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