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Overview

Body: Transylvania - medieval atmosphere and pristine landscapes; Mind: Maramures - wooden fairyland; and Soul: Bukovina - serene painted monasteries.

Transylvania will leave the tourists in awe with its medieval fortifications, towers, bastions, bridges, stairs, narrow cobbled streets, squares, craftsmen buildings and churches.

Maramures will impress with its superbe wood craftsmanship displayed all over its traditional villages: houses, churches, gates, even in the "Merry Cemetery", a unique place.

Bukovina will generate the peace of mind after visiting exterior frescos painted monasteries (World Heritage listed).

 

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Itinerary:

Cluj-Napoca - Sighetu Marmatiei - Birsana - Ieud - Suceava - Brasov - Sighisoara - Cluj-Napoca

Included services:

7 nights accommodation in recommended 3*-4* hotels
7 dinners (2 courses, dessert)
1 lunch and wine tasting in "Rhein Azuga" wine cellar
tour guide in the language of your choice (English, German, French)
transportation for the whole tour

Not included services:

entrance fees
other services not mentioned

Day 1

Cluj-Napoca

Group pick up from Cluj-Napoca Airport.

Cluj-Napoca city tour with the visit of St Michael's Gothic church, the Benedictine Monastery, the Museum Square, the Union Square.

The capital of Transylvania in the medieval times, Cluj-Napoca is today a vibrant city, sharing both traditional and progressive events; definitely worth visiting for its excellent cultural activities, wonderful historical legacy, fine dining, and great atmosphere.

 

Dinner and accommodation in Cluj-Napoca

Day 2

Cluj-Napoca - Turda - Sapinta - Sighetu Marmatiei

Visit of the Turda Salt Mine, one of the oldest and most important salt mines in Transylvania, dating from the XVIIth century; displaying for the tourists old shafts, health and recreational facilities.

Transfer to Sighetu Marmatiei, a small town in northern Romania hosting the impressive Memorial for the Communism and Resistance Victims and Sapinta, a small village in Maramures county and visit of the original "Merry Cemetery".

Famous for its colourful wooden tombstones, depicting episodes of the villagers lives in a naïve manner, the "Merry Cemetery" represents a genuine chronicle of the rural life.

Visit of the UNESCO-listed Desesti wooden church, one of the best preserved typical tall wooden churches in Maramures, XVIIIth century.   

 

Dinner and accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei 

Day 3

Sighetu Marmatiei - Barsana - Sacel - Moldovita - Suceava

Pass through the picturesque Iza Valley, well worth visiting for the beautiful landscapes and villages.

Visit of the Barsana wooden church (“Barsan” = Shepherd in Romanian), one of the 8 Maramures churches on the UNESCO World Heritage list, where you can soak in the tranquility of the site.

The tour continues by leaving Maramures for the Bukovina region, with scenic villages, traditional workshops and the famous painted monasteries.

Transfer to Moldovita Orthodox monastery, a fortified quadrangular enclosure with towers, thick walls and large gates.

Built in the XVIth century, it is one of the eight monasteries in Northern Moldavia with beautifully preserved frescoes painted on the outer and inner walls.

 

 Dinner and accommodation in Suceava

Day 4

Suceava - Voronet - Humor - Marginea - Suceava

One day dedicated to the beautiful Bukovina region.

Visit of the Voronet monastery, famous for its stunning XVth–XVIthcentury vivid blue exterior frescoes and the painted monastery of Humor, one of the first painted Moldavian monasteries in the XVth century, small but shining bright among Bukovina’s treasures and, along with Voronet, probably the best preserved.

Transfer to Marginea, a small village preserving a unique and beautiful tradition of producing black ceramics, craftsmanship dating from the XVth century; visit of a black pottery workshop.

 

Dinner and accommodation in Suceava

Day 5

Suceava - Tirgu Neamt - Brasov

Departure from Suceava, transfer to Piatra Neamt, a “green urban island” near the mountains; pass through the spectacular Bicaz Gorges, a narrow path carved into the sheer rocks, one of Romania’s most spectacular roads.

Optional, en route visit of the Neamt fortress, a XIVth century important medieval monument, and Agapia monastery, an Orthodox nunnery built in the XVIIth century, with its beautiful inside frescoes, created by Nicolae Grigorescu, the first founder of modern Romanian painting.

Transfer from Moldavia to Brasov, Transylvania; short city tour with the visit of the City Council Square, the Black Church (Brasov's landmark, over 500 years old, the largest Gothic church in Transylvania, hosts one of the greatest pipe organs in Europe); Ecaterina's gate, a fairy-looking medieval  tower, part of the last preserved original city gates. 

Brasov (Kronstadt in German, “Crown City”), surrounded on three sides by the mountains, was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian (Romanian ancestors) site.

It is a remarkable city which hosts Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance architecture, as well as other historical attractions. The marks of the Saxon heritage, are well preserved mainly in the Old Town.

 

Dinner and accommodation in Brasov/Poiana Brasov

Day 6

Brasov - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov

Transfer to Sinaia mountain resort, the ”Pearl of the  Carpathians”, visit of the Peles Castle, former residence of Romania's Kings. Built by King Carol I of Romania, as his summer residence, Peles Castle shelters an important collection of works of art, rare furnitures and valuable paintings.

Lunch and wine tasting (sparkling wines produced using the traditional method) in the "Rhein Azuga" wine cellars, the former supplier of the Romanian Royal Court. 

In the afternoon - visit of the Bran Castle, known as the Dracula’s Castle. The medieval stronghold perched onrocks high above the valley was built in the XIVth century, in order to protect the peasants and landowners at the border between the two historical provinces: Walachia and Transylvania.

 

Traditional dinner and accommodation in Brasov/Poiana Brasov

Day 7

Brasov - Sighisoara - Cluj-Napoca

Transfer to Sighisoara, small fortified city in the heart of Transylvania, visit of the well preserved fortified site: the Stag House, the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Venetian House, the Covered Stairs.

Sighisoara (Schässburg in German) is one of the most visited cities in Transylvania, and offers an outstanding testimony ofthe local Saxons culture. The best preserved medieval citadel in Romania, Sighisoara offers a genuine feeling of a medieval fortress, one main feature being that it was permenently inhabited.

Next stop - Cluj-Napoca, former capital of Transylvania, today one of Romania’s most vibrant and dinamic cities.

Cluj-Napoca city tour with the visit of St Michael's Gothic Church, the Benedictine Monastery, the Museum Square, the Union Square.

The capital of Transylvania in the medieval times, Cluj-Napoca is today a vibrant city, sharing both traditional and progressive events; definitely worth visiting for its excellent cultural activities, wonderful historical legacy, fine dining, and great atmosphere.

 

Dinner and accommodation Cluj-Napoca

Day 8

Cluj-Napoca

 

Transfer to Cluj-Napoca Airport

 


Goodbye Romania !

Price/pers in EUR

Double room                    Single room supplement
455 111

The prices are valid for a minimum 30 paying persons/group.

Included services:

7 nights accommodation in recommended 3*-4* hotels
7 dinners (2 courses, dessert)
1 lunch and wine tasting in Rhein Azuga wine cellar
tour guide in the language of your choice (English, German, French)
transportation for the whole tour

Not included services:

entrance fees
other services not mentioned

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