A JOURNEY THROUGH ROMANIA
 

GROUP LENGTH

DOUBLE OCCUPACY

DOUBLE OCCUPACY

 EARLY BOOKING

SINGLE OCCUPACY

SINGLE OCCUPACY

 EARLY BOOKING

1 PERSON

N/A

N/A

3399 EUR

3199 EUR

2 PERSONS

1899 EUR

1799 EUR

2199 EUR

2099 EUR

3 PERSONS

1509 EUR

1429 EUR

1729 EUR

1649 EUR

4-6 PERSONS

1319 EUR

1249 EUR

1569 EUR

1499 EUR

7-19 PERSONS

1099 EUR

1039 EUR

1339 EUR

1279 EUR

20+ PERSONS

799 EUR

759 EUR

1009 EUR

969 EUR

INCLUDED SERVICES:

NOT INCLUDED:

- 12 nights accommodation according to 'PROGRAM DESCRIPTION';

- buffet breakfast;

- transportation services (according to Program Description);

- local guide for the entire stay;

- transfers from and to 'Henri Coanda' International Airport from Bucharest;

- guided tours in Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj-Napoca, Alba Iulia, Sibiu;

- entrance fees for: The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest Village Museum, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Black Church, St. Nicholas Church, First Romanian School, Biertan Church, History Museum of Sighisoara, Black ceramic workshop in Marginea, Sucevita Monastery, Moldovita Monastery, Voronet Monastery, Rozavlea Church, Barsana Church, Memorial Museum in Sighet, Sapanta Merry Cemetery, Surdesti Church, Budesti Church, Catholic Church of Cluj-Napoca, Catholic Church Alba Iulia, Evangelical Church Sibiu, Brukenthal Museum, Catholic Cathedral Sibiu, Sibiu Village Museum, Sibiel Glass Icon Museum, Cozia Monastery, Curtea de Arges Monastery;

- all VAT, local taxes, parking fees and road taxes;

- BONUS!!! A unique traditional dinner at a local farm house in Sibiel;

- photo or video fees inside museums/ churches etc;

- porterage fees;

- tips;

- refreshments, coffee breaks and meals, other than specified within 'INCLUDED SERVICES' section;

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNTED RATES available for reservations made at least 90 days before date of departure.
The above mentioned rates are quoted in Euro per person.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

DAY 1, TRANSFER TO BUCHAREST:
- meet your  local guide at `Henri Coanda` International Airport from Bucharest;
- transfer to hotel in downtown Bucharest;
- before arrival to the hotel, local guide will make a brief introduction into general facts about Romania and about the tour (currency, timezone, schedule for the coming days etc);
- check-in at 4* hotel in Bucharest assisted by local guide;
DAY 2, BUCHAREST CITY TOUR:
- breakfast followed by meeting with the local guide in the lobby of the hotel;
- departure for the City Tour of Bucharest when you will have the opportunity to see important sights such as: Arch of Triumph, Charles de Gaulle Square, Free Press Square, Victory Square, Victory Avenue, Revolution Square (stop over for photos and local guide explanations), Cismigiu Garden, Opera House, Cotroceni Palace, Military Academy, Elefterie Churches, Dambovita River, The Palace of the Parlament (stop over for photos and local guide explanations), Union Boulevard, Patriarchal Church (stop over for photos and local guide explanations), Union Square, University Square, Roman Square;
- scheduled visits to The Palace of the Parliament, the second largest public building in the world and the impressive Village Museum from Herastrau Park;
- in the afternoon return to the hotel;
- leisure time or optional half-day trip to Snagov + dinner at restaurant in downtown Bucharest;
DAY 3, PRAHOVA VALLEY AND PELES CASTLE:
- breakfast;
- departure in the morning from the hotel, for a memorable journey through the Carpathian Mountains;
- arrival in Sinaia, the resort know as the Pearl of the Carpathians, where you will visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of Carol I - the first king of Romania;
- after the visit, stop over at Sinaia Monastery for photos and local guide explanations on its history;
- drive to Brasov and check-in at 4* hotel in Brasov;
- free time in the evening;
DAY 4, DRACULA'S CASTLE AND THE PEDESTRIAN TOUR OF BRASOV:
- breakfast at the hotel;
- after breakfast departure to Bran Castle, famous worldwide for the vampire legends and the connection to Vlad the Impaler;
- visit of the castle and free time for `vampire` shopping;
- the day continues with a visit of the most important city in the area: Brasov, former Saxon fortress also know as Kronstadt;
- the pedestrian tour of medieval centre of Brasov will include the major sights of the city: Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, First Romanian School (visit inside) the Black Church (visit inside), biggest gothic cathedral between Vienna and Istanbul, Council Square, Rope street (one of the narrowest streets of Europe), Jewish temple, Catherine gate;
- after the tour, return to the hotel;
- in the afternoon, free time or optional trip to Prejmer fortified church + dinner in medieval restaurant in Brasov;
DAY 5, BIERTAN LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SIGHISOARA:
- after breakfast, trip to Biertan Fortified Church – UNESCO World Heritage – XV century monument, considered to be one of the most important Lutheran churches in Transylvania, being for more than 300 years the head church of Lutherans in Transylvania;
- the trip continues further into the heart of Transylvania, towards Sighisoara, one of the best preserved medieval towns in central eastern Europe;
- check-in at 3* hotel in the centre of Sighisoara;
- in the afternoon, pedestrian tour of Sighisoara with the following highlights included on the tour: The Catholic Cathedral, the History Museum from the famous Clock Tower (visit inside), the Church of the Monastery, House of Vlad Dracul (supposedly the house where Vlad the Impaler was born), the Square of the Fortress, the School's Staircase and the Church on the Hill;
- return at the hotel and free time in the evening;
DAY 6, ORIENTAL CARPATHIANS AND RADAUTI:
- breakfast followed by early departure to Bucovina (north-eastern part of Romania), also known as `the archipelago of painted monasteries`;
- stop-over in the centre of Targu Mures – the most important city inhabited by the Hungarian minority in Transylvania - for coffee break and short visit of boulevard of the Roses;
- stop-over in Bistrita – well-known for its Lutheran cathedral, considered to be tallest one in Transylvania (75m); lunch break in central square of Bistrita;
- on the way to Bucovina, drive through Oriental Carpathians and passage into Moldavia at Tihuta Pass where you can take a minute to relax and admire Dracula's Hotel, 1980` replica of Bran Castle;
- arrival in Gura Humorului in the afternoon and accommodation at 4* hotel;
DAY 7, PAINTED CHURCHES OF BUCOVINA:
- after breakfast, departure for a visit to Voronet Monastery – the Sixtine Chapel of the Orthodox Church;
- the next stop of the day is another painted monastery – Moldovita – UNESCO World Heritage monument, just like Voronet;
- the day continues with a visit at Sucevita, its characteristic being the predominant green colour of the exterior decorations;
- before the return to the hotel in Gura Humorului, a stop-over at Marginea where you can admire the black ceramic pottery for which the village is so well know;
- accommodation at 4* hotel in Gura Humorului;
DAY 8, WOODEN CHURCHES OF MARAMURES AND SIGHETU MARMATIEI:
- after breakfast, morning departure to the region known as Maramures, situated in north-western part of Romania;
- the road takes you to incredible mountain areas with splendid views of Rodna Mountain Range;
- stop-over in the village of Rozavlea for a visit of the local wooden church;
- after the visit in Rozavlea, drive to the next village called Barsana, where you get the chance to see an entire complex that includes more than 10 wooden constructions, the oldest one dated 1711;
- the northern-most point on the tour is the town of Sighetu Marmatiei, close to the Ukrainian border;
- visit of the Memorial Museum from Sighetu Marmatiei and learn about the dreadful conditions endured by the political prisoners kept in there during the late 1940`s and early 1950`s;
- accommodation at 3* hotel in Sighetu Marmatiei;
DAY 9, SAPANTA'S MERRY CEMETERY, SURDESTI AND BUDESTI WOODEN CHURCHES:
- breakfast at the hotel followed by a day trip in the western part of Maramures, along the border-line between Romania and Ukraine – Tisa River; it is now that you have the chance to see far in the distance traditional Ukrainian orthodox churches;
- stop-over in a typical Maramures village called Sapanta for the visit at the unique Merry Cemetery;
- created at the beginning of XX century by a local artist, Stan Ioan Patras, this cemetery keeps alive 3000-year old Pre-Christian  traditions;
- on the way to Baia Mare, the head-town of the province, see the richest rural area in Romania, modern palaces from Certeze and Negresti Oas;
- short stop in Baia Mare for lunch in downtown area;
- on the way back to Sighetu Marmatiei, on a different route, two more visits of wooden churches listed on UNESCO World Heritage program - Surdesti and Budesti;
- accommodation in 3* hotel from Sighetu Marmatiei;
DAY 10, CLUJ-NAPOCA:
- breakfast at the hotel;
- departure from Maramures towards Cluj-Napoca – the most important city of Transylvania;
- pedestrian tour of the old town; during this walk you will see St. Michael Catholic Cathedral built by the Hungarians in the region, Revolution Monument and the Orthodox Cathedral;
- arrival and check-in at 4* hotel in Cluj-Napoca;
- free time in the afternoon or optional visit at the Botanical Garden from Cluj (the biggest one in Romania) + dinner in downtown restaurant;
DAY 11, ALBA IULIA AND SIBIU:
- after breakfast, morning departure towards Sibiu – former European Capital of Culture in 2007;
- on the way to Sibiu, you will have the chance to visit Alba Iulia, the most important historical town for modern Romania – here was signed the Great Unification of all Romanian provinces after World War I, on the 1st of December 1918 (nowadays our National Day);
- during the pedestrian tour coordinated by the local guide you will see the Catholic Hungarian Cathedral (XI century) and the Orthodox Cathedral;
- after the tour, free time and further driving towards one of the major attractions of Romania: Sibiu (Hermannstadt);
- Sibiu became the first Romanian city to be given the title of European Capital of Culture; on this occasion, the entire historical centre of the city was restored;
- the pedestrian tour of Sibiu will give you the chance to see all the major sights of the city: the Orthodox Cathedral, Brukenthal Museum (visit inside), the Evangelical Church (visit inside), the XIII century Council Tower, Liars Bridge, The Big and The Lesser Square;
- in the evening accommodation at 4* hotel in Sibiu;
DAY 12,ASTRA VILLAGE MUSEUM AND SIBIEL VILLAGE SURPRISE:
- breakfast at the hotel;
- visit at Astra Village Museum just outside Sibiu;
- return at the hotel and free time until afternoon to discover the city;
- in the afternoon, short drive to Sibiel village for a visit at the Glass Icon Museum – the biggest one in the world of its kind;
- after the visit, a well deserved traditional Romanian farewell dinner at Reghina's farm house from Sibiel;
- return to hotel in Sibiu;
DAY 13, WALACHIAN MONASTERIES AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT:
- morning departure after breakfast with the final destination  `Henri Coanda` International Airport from Bucharest;
- on the way, you will have the chance to admire the beautiful valley of Olt river and to visit Cozia Monastery where the Walachian prince Mircea the Old was buried in 1418;
- the day continues with a visit at Curtea de Arges Monastery – the masterpiece of Orthodox architecture – bearer of one of the most famous legends in medieval Romania (The Legend of Manole), and also the place where all the Kings of Romania are buried;
- arrival at `Henri Coanda` International Airport from Bucharest; END OF SERVICES.