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Barsana Monastery Bran Castle Danube Delta Peles Castle Sibiu Old Town

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11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS


DAY 1 Transfer to Bucharest


Arrival at Henri Coanda Airport and transfer at the hotel in Bucharest. Meet your English speaking guide in the airport. On the way to the hotel he will present you the tour and he will give all the practical information about the exchange rates, the Romanian food and the restaurants. Overnight in a centrally located hotel.

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 head to 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 about 1500 steps to climb to get to the fortress -!!! This road is open only from July to the end of September and for the rest of the season we use the road on Olt Valley!!! In the evening, arrival in Sibiu and accommodation in a centrally located hotel.

DAY 3 Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Turda Salt Mine - Cluj Napoca


In the morning 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. Departure for Alba Iulia, the town of the Unification of the Romanian old States and visit of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Unification and the old fortress. In the afternoon 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.

DAY 4 Maramures (Cluj-Napoca - Baia Mare - Vadu Izei)


In the morning we leave Cluj Napoca, after a walking tour in the city center and head north to one of 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. Accommodation in a comfortable B&B and enjoy a typical Maramures dinner.

DAY 5 Maramures

 
We will visit the area, interact with the locals, try their food and culture, discover their traditions, admire the beautiful wooden gates. We will visit also the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta village, the Museum of  the Victims of the Communism from Sighetu Marmatiei, the Village Museum in the same town. Dinner and overnight in Vadu Izei, the same location.

Day 6 Maramures - Bucovina


We leave today Maramures, but before that, we cross the beautiful valley of the Iza river where you can visit some more wooden churches like Rozavlea, Bogdan Voda and Ieud (the oldest wooden church from Maramures - XIVth century), then cross Rodna mountains, the old natural border between Maramures and Moldova. We stop in the village of  Vama for an egg painting demonstration (at Mrs. Letitia, one of the greatest egg painter in the region) and then we visit Voronet Monastery, known as the Sisteen Chapel of the East, the most beautiful painted monastery of Bucovina. Accommodation in a hotel in Gura Humorului.

DAY 7 Painted Monasteries


We complete our knowledge about the painted monasteries with another 3 of them: Moldovita, Sucevita and Arbore, all of them being UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the museum of Moldovita Monastery, where the Golden Apple, award given by UNESCO in 1975, is kept. On the way to Piatra Neamt, we can stop at Agapia Monastery (a 19th century church, painted by the greatest Romanian painter, Nicolae Grigorescu). Accommodation in Piatra Neamt.

DAY 8 Piatra Neamt – Sighisoara


After breakfast we leave the town and we come back in Transylvania, crossing the spectacular Bicaz Gorges. After the Red Lake 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, the former residence of the Lutheran Bishops of Transylvania, and visit the fortified church, the most beautiful of a kind in Romania. In the evening arrive in Sighisoara and check in a hotel situated in the medieval fortress.

DAY 9 Sighisoara – Brasov


In the morning visit Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval town in Romania. During the walking tour, 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 medielval cities of Transylvania. Accommodation in a hotel in the old town.

DAY 10 Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest


Visit in the morning the old town of Brasov, including the biggest gothic cathedral of South Eastern Europe, the Black Church and the amazing museum of the First Romanian School from Schei district. Departure for Sinaia, to visit 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 11 Transfer to the airport / end of our services

 

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Our services include:
- 10 nights accommodation in 3*** or 4**** star hotels
- 10 breakfasts
- 3 dinners
- The entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the program
- Transportation for the entire tour (car, mini van or van – depending on the size of the group)
- Transfers from the airport and back
- English speaking guide for the entire tour

Not included:
- Other meals than mentioned
- Photo fees
- Tips

Price:

1245 EUR / person, based on double room occupancy, for 3*** star hotels
1395 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!

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