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11-Day Romania Tour from Bucharest with Transylvania & Bucovina

Discover authentic Romania on this 11-day private tour. Step back in time as you visit one of the world's famous painted monasteries in Bucovina, enjoy a trip to the ancient hilltop citadel of Sighisoara, and absorb the charm of centuries-old folkloric villages across Transylvania and Maramures. You'll explore Romania's many architectural treasures and experience its vibrant, flourishing arts scene.

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$3,200

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Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned car/van
    • English-speaking licensed guide & driver
    • Airport transfer (round trip)
    • Assistance during the entire tour
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenirs
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
    • Entry/Admission - Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
    • Entry/Admission - Sinaia Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Rasnov Citadel
    • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Manastirea Voronet
    • Entry/Admission - Humor Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Sucevita Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Letitia Orsivschi's Egg Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Wooden Churches of Maramures
    • Entry/Admission - Wooden Church In Rozavlea
    • Entry/Admission - Mocanita Maramures
    • Entry/Admission - Merry Cemetery

  • Day 1: Airport pick-up - Bucharest City Tour & Accommodation

    Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania
    Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. The interior is a luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, stained-glass windows and floors covered in rich carpets.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Kiseleff Road 28-30 In King Michael I Park, Bucharest 011347 Romania
    Village Museum - Founded by royal decree in 1936, this fascinating outdoor museum, the largest in Europe, covers some 30 acres on the shores of Lake Herastrau in Herastrau Park. It features a collection of 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania's rural architecture.​
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Town, Bucharest Romania
    Walking tour Historical Center of Bucharest - Perhaps the city's unique charm can be best observed in the area known as Lipscani, which consists of a jumble of streets between Calea Victoriei, Blvd. Bratianu, Blvd. Regina Elisabeta and the Dambovita River. A once-glamorous residential area, the old city centre is now slowly being refashioned into an upscale neighborhood.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bucharest, K+K Elisabeta Hotel 4* or similar

    Day 2: Bucharest - Sinaia Monastery - Peles Castle - Brasov Tour & Accommodation

    Stop At: Sinaia Monastery, Manastirii 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Visit the Orthodox Monastery of Sinaia also called the Cathedral of Bucegi Mountains. It was the first construction in the area of the present mountain resort being a valuable Romanian religios site and architectural monument built at the end of the 17th century.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), it is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. In the natural back drops of the Carpathian Mountains the castle is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    Brasov Tour: Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.
    Tour highlights: Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, Council Square, City Hall and Palace of Justice.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov, Hotel Bella Muzica 3* or similar

    Day 3: Brasov - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Brasov free time & Accommodation

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    Discover one of the most famous sights in Romania, a medieval dwelling dating from the 14th century. The legend about Dracula, Stoker's story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes/Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Known as one of the most dreadful enemies of the Turks, Vlad started organizing the state and enforcing the law by applying death penalty and impaling all those he considered enemies.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rasnov Citadel, Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov 505400 Romania
    Approximately halfway between Brasov and Bran, lies the town of Rasnov, which was founded around 1225 by German Teutonic Knights. Rasnov’s impressive fortress - was built in the 14th century to protect the people of Rasnov and surrounding villages from the numerous invasions happening at the time. During periods of war, the townsfolk would pick up their cattle and retreat into the fortress.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov, Hotel Bella Muzica 3* or similar

    Day 4: Brasov - Biertan (UNESCO) - Sighisoara Tour (UNESCO) & Accommodation

    Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania
    The architectonic ensemble from Biertan impresses by a harmonious matching in position, by its aesthetic and historic value and especially by the original substance preserved since the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century, characteristics which determined its inclusion on The UNESCO List of World Patrimony. **After visiting the church stroll around the village, you will really feel that you have traveled back in time.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sighisoara, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighisoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries.
    Tour highlights: The Clock Tower & History Museum, The Church on the Hill, House of Dracula, The pupils roofed stairways, Central Square.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara, Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton 4* or similar

    Day 5: Sighisoara - Bicaz Gorges - Red Lake - Bucovina: Voronet Monastery (UNESCO) & Accommodation

    Stop At: Bicaz Gorge - Hasmas Mountain National Park, Romania
    In the morning take the road that slices through the Bicaz Gorges in order to cross from Transylvania to Bucovina. This road is among Romania's most staggering and spectacular. The gorge twists and turns steeply uphill for three miles, cutting through sheer 1,000-foot limestone cliffs on its journey through the mountains. *Tour Guide will make a photo stop.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lacu Rosu (Red Lake), Lacu Rosu Romania
    The Red Lake is a natural storage dam lake and is situated at the foot of Hasmasu Mare Mountains, somewhere near the town Gheorgheni. It is the largest natural mountain lake in Romania, its name coming from the reddish alluvia (iron oxides and iron hydroxides) deposited in the lake by the Red Creek. During Ceausescu’s reign, these two wonders were compulsory tourist destinations for the ones who wanted to spend their vacations in the mountains.
    The lake seems dark and threatening, the stumps that come out of the water makes you think that a lacustrine civilization met their fate just a few years before you pass by. After lunch with a lake view take a walk around and maybe feed the ducklings on the lake.

    Enjoy your lunch at a little restaurant with a view of the lake and afterwards if you have some bread left you can feed the ducklings.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Strada Voronet 166, Voronet 725301 Romania
    Among the most picturesque treasures of Romania are the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina (in northeastern Romania). Their painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and hell.
    In the afternoon visit the most famous of the painted monasteries: Voronet 'the Sistine Chapel of the East' (UNESCO). Voronet’s most stunning feature is a Last Judgment fresco painted – as at all the churches – on the exterior façade. The blue paint that has miraculously never faded is known throughout the world as ‘Voronet blue’.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Voronet, Bucovina. 4* Accommodation

    Day 6: Humor Monastery - Sucevita Monastery - Moldovita Monastery - Marginea village & Pottery Workshops -Painted Eggs Museum 

    Stop At: Humor Monastery, Dj177, Gura Humorului 727355 Romania
    Visit Humor Painted Monastery - UNESCO site
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Dn17a 169, Sucevita 727510 Romania
    Visit Sucevita Painted Monastery - UNESCO site
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ceramica neagra Marginea, Nearby Suceava Plateau and Bucovina's Obcini Marginea Village, Suceava Romania
    Village of Marginea and Regional Pottery of Bucovina
    Marginea Ceramics is already a well-known brand. Historians date the beginning of pottery at Marginea in 1500. The little village is famous for its black pottery. Local artisans still produce this pottery - you can pick up a piece as a souvenir of the region.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei 727595 Romania
    Visit Moldovita Painted Monastery - UNESCO site
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Letitia Orsivschi's Egg Museum, European Road E571 Vama village, Suceava Romania
    The Painted Eggs Museum exhibits the largest collection of painted eggs in Romania and also one of the most important in Europe. Located not far from the painted monasteries, the museum is an important place to discover traditions of the painted eggs handcraft.

    In the workshop you will be able to see the work of Professor Letitia, the owner of the museum and also the creator of painted eggs, who will explain to you the meanings of Bucovina symbols.

    The Painted Eggs Museum includes over 3,000 eggs, gathered by Letitia in 12 years of participation in national and international exhibitions, and of course Bucovina eggs made by the artist herself. The collection includes rare eggs, like those of emu, rhea, tinamu, turtle, crocodile, flamingo, and very small eggs, like of partridge, sparrow, dove and also of pheasant, peacock, quail, duck, goose, turkey, ostrich.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Voronet, Bucovina. 4* Accommodation

    Day 7: Bucovina - Wooden Churches of Maramures (UNESCO) - Accommodation in Viseu de Sus

    Stop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Romania
    In the morning start the wonderful and scenic journey towards Maramures region.

    Maramures is considered by many to be the heart and soul of rural Romania. With its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures, and meadows full of wildflowers, Maramures epitomizes all that the rural lifestyle encompasses. Visitors to Maramures have a unique opportunity to step back in time and bear witness to simpler times and simpler lives.

    Maramures is a small and unique location in the geographical heartland of Europe that has carefully and distinctively preserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of a medieval peasant past. The region stands as a testament to traditional; to a romantic era of simplicity, pride and moral values that many of us can only now read about or hear from our grandparents. Little has changed in the centuries gone by. Families remain in the same villages as their ancestors. Traditional skills and crafts are passed down from generation to generation. Traditional hand-woven clothing continues to be practical. The church continues to be the soul of the village. Neighbors know one another and continue to lend a helping hand. Life in Maramures is like a mystery. Visitors to Maramures drive through mountain passes and descend into the valleys of life where the mystery of rural traditions unfolds before their eyes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Kloster, Barsana 437035 Romania
    Explore monastic life in the most traditional area of Romania. Visit Barsana Monastery and it's amazing two level wooden church.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Wooden Church In Rozavlea, Rozavlea Romania
    Visit Rozavlea Wooden Church - UNESCO site
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ieud, Ieud, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania
    Visit Ieud Deal Wooden Church - UNESCO site - the oldest of the wooden churches dating the 14th century
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Maramures. 4* Accommodation

    Day 8: Mocanita Steam Train Ride - Merry Cemetery - Peri Monastery (UNESCO) - Accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei

    Stop At: Mocanita Maramures, Strada Cerbului 5, Vișeu de Sus 435700, Romania
    Mocanita Steam Train Ride - For a one-of-a-kind experience, take the narrow-gauge steam train. Starting from the small logging town of Viseu de Sus, the steam railway runs along a scenic road for about 30 miles, chugging behind an old steam engine. The train provides the only access - other than walking - to settlements higher up in the valley. During stops, you can watch workers load firewood and take on water from clear mountain streams. On the trip back down in the evening, the engine driver whistles for brakemen to stop the train - sometimes to pick up or drop off passengers, sometimes to stop to pick wild mountain mushrooms.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta 437305 Romania
    The spiritual philosophy of the people of Maramures is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in Sapanta. The town folks’ ancestors considered death as a beginning, not the end, and this faith is reflected in the carvings in the town’s uniqueMerry Cemetery . Blue wooden crosses feature a carved scene and humorous verses that endeavor to capture essential elements - both the good and the imperfections - of the deceased’s life. Even without benefit of translation, visitors can appreciate the handiwork of sculptor Stan Ion Patras, who began carving these epitaphs in 1935, and his successors. Patras’ house in the village is now a fascinating museum. Sapanta is also home to several wooden gates and one of the region’s tallest wooden churches.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Sapanta-Peri Monastery, Sapanta Romania
    This site features one of the most representative churches for Maramures - the tallest wooden church in the world. Located next to Sapanta Village, within a dendrology park this monastic settlement dates from the 14th century. Currently the monastery hosts eight nuns and it is included in the UNESCO Patrimony.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Maramures. 4* Accommodation

    Day 9: Maramures - Cluj Napoca Walking Tour - Sibiu Walking Tour

    Stop At: Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania
    Cluj-Napoca City Tour - This western city in the region of Transylvania traces its origins back to the Dacian settlement of Napuca in the 2-nd century A.D. The main square, resplendent with 18th and 19th century buildings and home to many shops and restaurants, is dominated by the 15th century St. Michael's Church, one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Romania.
    Tour highlights: Union Square, St. Michael's Church, Opera House, Historical Center, Othodox Cathedral Dormition of the Theotokos.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Sibiu’s Old Town retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. Like Sighisoara and Brasov, it has a distinctly Germanic feeling. Sections of the medieval wall still guard the historic area, where narrow streets pass steep-roofed 17th century buildings with gable overhangs before opening into vast, church-dominated squares such as Great Square and Little Square.

    Tour highlights: Evangelical Church, The Bridge of Lies, Historical Center, Brukenthal Museum, The Stairs Passage, Holy Trinity Cathedral, antique & souvenir shops.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu, Hotel Continental Forum 4* or similar

    Day 10: Sibiu - Curtea de Arges Tour - Bucharest

    Stop At: Curtea de Arges, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania
    Curtea de Arges is a city on the right bank of the Arges River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians. The name, literally The Court upon Arges refers to the former status of the town as the capital of Wallachia. Take a walking tour of the town visiting: the Princely Church and Old Court ruins, the Episcopal Church, and the unique Olari Church a painted church from Moldavia found on Wallachian grounds.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bucharest, Hotel K+K Elisabeta 4* or similar

    Day 11: Goodbye Romania! Transfer to Bucharest Airport​.

    Stop At: Otopeni, Otopeni, Ilfov County, Southern Romania
    Pick-up from your hotel lobby and transfer to Bucharest Airport.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Please note that hotels may be subject to change depending on availability, in this case a similar hotel will be provided.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by UnzipRomania Travel

Activity ID: V-8313P9

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