All Romania important regions in the same trip
10 days Romania discovery
Day 1: BUCHAREST
Arrival in Bucharest and transfer to the centre of the Romanian Capital. Tour of the heart of the city: The Revolution Square (named in the memory of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989), The Victory Avenue, The Royal Palace. Having over 2.5 milion people, Bucharest begon a real European capital. Dinner and overnight in a min. 3* hotel, central area.
Day 2: BUCHAREST - PITESTI
After breakfast, "the Little Paris" of the south-east of Europe is opening its gates: the Arch of Triumph, the Opera, the Patriarchal Church, the Parliament Palace (one of the largest buildings in the world, exceeded only by the Pentagon in Washington D.C.).
Lunch in a specific restaurant. Discovery visit to the Village Museum - outdoor exhibition of rural houses brought from all the regions of the country - rich variety of Romania's countryside. Route for Pitesti, a small Middle Ages residence of Romanian princes.
Dinner and overnight in hotel***.
Day 3: PITESTI - CURTEA DE ARGES - SIBIU
Day in Wallachia, the first important region of Romania: nature, architecture, customs. Visit of the Curtea de Arges Monastery, the Romanian Kings' necropolis, continuing with the wonderful landscape of the Olt river: forests, lakes, spas, mineral springs.
Lunch in restaurant. On the Olt narrow path - visit of the legendary Monastery of Cozia, were the "towers shadows" evoke a terrible history. Entry in Transylvania - a crossroad of culture: German, Hungarian and Romanian influences in the same space.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel **** in Sibiu (Hermanstadt).
Day 4: SIBIU - SIBIEL - CLUJ
After breakfast - city tour of Sibiu: Saxon influences in architecture (towers, squares, narrow streets, castles, gothic churches) and culture (Bruckental Museum).
Typical lunch in a small village near Sibiu - Sibiel - good opportunity to discover the Romanian conviviality. Visit at the village's glass icons collection - naive art and spirituality. Departure for Alba Iulia and Cluj, two fortified cities with Austrian influences.
Dinner and overnight in hotel **** in Cluj area.
Day 5: CLUJ - BAIA MARE
Discovery of "the treasure city" - Cluj Napoca - called like that due to its tremendous beauty: Habsburg domination, Austro-Hungarian empire influences, Romania's treasure; a whole history: the Union Square and the Orthodox Cathedral, the Central Square and Saint Michael's Cathedral (14th-15th c.), the "Matias - Rex Hungariae" House, National Theatre, the Franciscan Church...
Lunch in a local restaurant. Departure for the most original region of Romania, Maramures. In Surdesti village - visit of the highest wooden structures of this kind in the world (75m), built in 1721.
Arrival to Baia Mare, the mail city of Maramurea area; dinner and overnight in a hotel***.
Day 6: MARAMURES
Breakfast. Day in Maramures, the land of the forests and sources, the county of extraordinary folk architecture (an art of wood): old houses, wooden churches, monumental gates. Visit of Rozavlea "wooden cathedral" and of the Merry Cemetery of Sapinta, unique in the world (cross painted in vivid colours and epitaphs written in satirical rhythms concerning the life of the dead one).
Traditional lunch in the farmers' families - opportunity to discover Romanian traditional drink "TUICA" which has here 60 degrees alcohol!!!
Road to North Moldavia, Bucovina. Dinner and overnight in a hotel**** (for 2 nights).
Day 7: BUKOVINA
Visit for Bukovina, the region of several monasteries built in the 15th century and later and painted on their outside walls, forming frescos which have been preserved down to our day. The Moldavian Monasteries which count among the world's rare monuments in the appreciation of specialities as well as of UNESCO and honoured by the International Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers (FIJET) with the award POMME D OR (GOLDEN APPLE). Visit to Moldovita and Voronet Monasteries, new faces of Byzantine art.
Lunch during the trip in a restaurant. In the afternoon - discovery of the Romanian tradition: wood art, architecture, woven materials and costumes, ceramics.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel****.
Day 8: PIATRA NEAMT - BICAZ GORGES - SIGHISOARA - BRASOV
After breakfast, trip to Agapia and visit of the biggest monastery concerning the number of religious (400) from Romania. Arrival in Piatra Neamt, a small town in Bistrita Valley, near Carpathians. Coffee stop in central area. Return to Transylvania through the most spectacular passage of the Romanian Mountains - the Gorges of Bicaz. The Red Lake and its drawn forest: a freak of nature and a point of touristic interest. Lunch in a restaurant.
Arrival in the citadel of Sighisoara, Transylvania's Pearl: narrow streets and quaint old houses with shutters and secret entrances remind one of the authentic background scenery found in a medieval movie. Visit of Vlad Dracul's house - the father of Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the character found in Bram Stoker's "Dracula".
Entry in Romania's Salzburg, Brasov (Kronstadt). Dinner and overnight in a hotel*** (for 2 nights).
Day 9: BRASOV and its surroundings
Visit for historical city of Kronstad, the biggest Saxons colony of Transylvania: Black Church (14th c.), a remarkable architectural monument which have an organ with 76 registers with 4.000 tubes and a big collection of medieval carpets, the City Hall Square, Schei Area, The Revolution Square,...
Lunch and shopping time in the mountain resort of Poiana Brasov, 1020 m altitude. Transfer and visit to the Bran Castle, one of Dracula's castles, build in the Bran Pass in top of a rock. Discovered for the fortified Saxon's villages, which are part of the transilvanian pictures landscape.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel*** (the same hotel).
Day 10: BRASOV - SINAIA
After breakfast - free time in Brasov. Departure for Prahova Valley - the most important touristic region in Romania, in the Southern Carpathians, near the highest Romanian peak (1544m). Sinaia, named after the Mount Sinai, was the summer residence of the Romanian Monarchs (the Habsburgs).
Lunch in a restaurant. Visit of the Peles Castle (1896), built in a German renaissance style, stuffed with art treasures. Afternoon in Sinaia resort.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel**** in Valea Prahovei area.
Day 11: SINAIA - BUCHAREST AIRPORT
Breakfast, morning free time and transfer to Bucharest, your departure point. Arrival at the International Airport Otopeni, Bucharest for your flight home.
No. of persons
31 - 45
26 - 30
15 - 25
Price in EURO/pers
breakfast, lunch and dinner no drinks
drinks during traditional meals (3 lunches in Sibiel, Maramures, Bucovina)
bus with all expenses during the trip
enteries to points of visit
expenses (accommodation and meals) for driver and guide
Enjoy your trip!