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TOURING ROMANIA ON MOTORCYCLE

No of days: 10 days

Departures: may 19th, jun 30th, jul 28th, aug11th, sept 8th

TOURING ROMANIA ON MOTORCYCLE

 

 Elaboration:
 
-         the following tour is made for a group of 2, up to 4 persons
-         for a group of this size, the transportation is made with our own motorcycles, described at the page our vehicles. All our motorcycles are fully insured!
-         for a group bigger than 4 persons, you need to have your own motorcycles; in this case, the price will recede, because our services don’t include your personal transportation
-         the tour we present here can be adjusted according to the demands of the clients. You can also customize your private tour on motorcycle!
 
DAY 1 Transfer to Bucharest
 
Arrival at Otopeni airport and transfer to the hotel in Bucharest. The transfer to town will be done by car and your English speaking will take you to the garage where you will get the motorcycles. Short drive in town to get used to your new motorcycle. Brief presentation of the tour and of the practical information about exchange rates, Romanian food and restaurants. Overnight in a hotel centrally located.
 
DAY 2 Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu
 
In the morning, after breakfast, leave the hotel for a sightseeing tour and the visit of one of the most impressive buildings in the world, The Parliament’s Palace, also known as The People’s House, the second largest building in the world. During the tour you will see also The Revolution Square, The Opera Square, Victoria Ave and the Triumphal Arch. Leave Bucharest and drive to the Curtea de Arges, the former Capital of Wallachia. Visit the two old churches (St. Nicholas, part of the Medieval Royal Court and Curtea de Arges Monastery, where the first 3 Romanian kings are buried). Before crossing the highest part of the Carpathian Mountains - over 6000 feet - , on Transfagarasan road, stop at Poienari and eventually visit of the fortress of the prince Vlad the Impaler. There are though 1500 steps to climb to get to the fortress -!!! the road is open only from July to the end of October and for the rest of the season we use the road on Olt Valley!!! . In the evening, arrival in Sibiu and accommodation in a hotel centrally located.
 
DAY 3 Sibiu - Alba Iulia – Turda Salt Mine - Cluj Napoca
 
In the morning we visit the center of the medieval Sibiu, founded by the Saxon settlers and known also as Hermanstadt. The walking tour will bring you to the Small Square, the Liar’s Bridge, the Big Square and to the Lutheran Cathedral. After the visit, we ride to Alba Iulia, the town of the Unification of the Romanian old States and we visit the Orthodox Cathedral of the Unification and the old fortress. In the afternoon we visit Turda Salt Mine, one of the most impressive salt mine in Europe, recently restored by the government. Arrival in the evening in Cluj, the Capital of Transylvannia, and accommodation in a centrally located hotel. Short ride in town to catch the atmosphere of the biggest city of Transylvania. See the two central squares, Avram Iancu and the Unification Square and after dinner we go back to the hotel.
 
DAY 4 Maramures (Cluj-Napoca - Baia Mare - Vadu Izei)
 
In the morning we leave Cluj Napoca and we ride north to the most picturesque region of the country, Maramures. On the way to the beautiful village of Vadu Izei, visit several traditional villages and wooden churches, like Surdesti, Desesti and Budesti.In the afternoon, we drive to the village of Sapanta, where we visit the Merry Cemetery, where the crosses painted in blue, have on them the caricatures and a humoristic description of the life of the people buried in the cemetery. Accommodation in a comfortable B&B and enjoy a typical Maramures dinner.
 
Day 5 Maramures - Bucovina
 
In the morning, we ride to Sighetu Marmatiei and we visit the Museum of  the Victims of the Communism located in a former communist prison, where hundreds of people were tortured during the 50’s and the 60’s.Before living Maramures, we cross the beautiful valley of the river Iza where we can visit some more wooden churches like Rozavlea, Bogdan Voda and Ieud (the oldest wooden church from Maramures - XIVth century), then we cross Rodna mountains, the old natural border between Maramures and Moldova. On the way to Radauti, we visit one of the painted monasteries, Moldovita, built and painted at the beginning of the XVIth century; the museum of Moldovita monastery keeps the award given by UNESCO in 1975, the Golden Apple. Overnight in a hotel in Radauti.
 
DAY 6 Painted Monasteries
 
We complete our knowledge about the painted monasteries with another 3 of them: Sucevita, Arbore and Voronet – known as the Sisteen Chapel of the East -, all of them being UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On the way to Piatra Neamt, we stop at Agapia Monastery (only 19th century, but painted by the greatest Romanian painter, Nicolae Grigorescu). Accommodation in Piatra Neamt.
 
DAY 7 Piatra Neamt – Sighisoara
 
After breakfast we leave the town and we come back in Transylvania, crossing the spectacular Bicaz Gorges. After the Red Lake there is a region inhabited by a large Hungarian community, that’s why the names of the towns are written in two languages. In the afternoon arrive in Biertan and visit the most beautiful fortified church in Transylvania; the town of Biertan was the residence of the Lutheran bishops for almost 300 years. In the evening we arrive in Sighisoara and we stay in a hotel situated in the medieval fortress.
 
DAY 8 Sighisoara – Brasov
 
In the morning we visit Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval town in Romania. During the walking tour, we visit the Church on the Hill, the Clock Tower and Vlad Dracul’s House, the place where in 1431, the famous prince Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) was born. Leave Sighisoara and drive to Bran, where you visit the medieval castle known as Dracula’s Castle, one of the highlights of this trip. Free time for shopping and departure for Brasov, one of the most beautiful cities of Transylvania. Accommodation in a hotel in the old town.
 
DAY 9 Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
 
Visit in the morning the old town of Brasov, including the biggest gothic cathedral from the south east of Europe, the Black Church and the amazing museum of the First Romanian School from Schei. Departure for Sinaia, one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Romania and visit here the summer residence of the first royal couple, Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. After this visit we come back in Bucharest for the farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant where we will enjoy the best Romanian dishes and a quality folk show. Accommodation in a hotel in the city center.
 
DAY 10 Transfer to the airport / end of our services
 
Our services include:
 
- 9 nights accommodation in 3*** or 4**** star hotels
- 9 breakfasts
- 2 dinners
- The entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the program
- Transportation on the motorcycle for the entire tour
- Transfers from the airport and back
- English speaking guide, riding his own motorcycle, for the entire tour
 
Not included:
 
- Other meals than mentioned
- Photo fees
- Tips
 
Price:
 
1645 EUR / person, based on double room occupancy, for 3*** star hotels
 
1795 EUR / person, based on double room occupancy, for 4**** star hotels
 
Single room supplement: 220 EUR / person for 3*** star hotels
                                                265 EUR / person for 4**** star hotels
 

This price is valid and the departure is guaranteed for a group of minimum 2 persons!