The full Romanian experience
August 06 2018
October 04 2018
We created this tour to show you the real Romania off the beaten path, amazing places that most tourists don’t even know about.
You will travel through the heart of Romania, exploring stunningly beautiful countryside, medieval towns that still live like centuries ago. You will tour vibrant cities and quaint little villages meet the people, and discover their stories, their vivid tradition and culture..
Ad on top of that the delicious Romanian dishes, and you get the full experience
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bucharest Airport or hotel|
|Tour type||Hiking, Sight Seeing|
Pick up from Bucharest Airport.
Explore the city in the the afternoon including the most important sites of Romania’s capital.
The Arc de Triumph, Peoples House (The Parliament Palace) the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, the Old Court of Bucharest – the palace that Vlad Dracula built in 1459.
Overnight in 3*** Hotel in Bucharest.
Outside of Bucharest we visit the Snagov Monastery – in 1476 the real Price Vlad Dracula was buried on this little island.
Visit the Royal palace at Sinaia – the Peles Castle – considered one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture.
Bran Castle built in 1377 as part of the Transylvanian defence system, the castle is a “must see” often referred to as mythical Dracula’s castle.
Overnight in a fairy tale location at Bran – in the Bucegi National Park.
We will visit the medieval city of Brasov. This was the most important trade center of medieval Transylvania. Enjoy a guided walk through this 13th century Saxon city. The main highlight is the Council Square, the Gothic Black Church – blackened by a fire more than 300 year ago – and the “Rope Street” – one of the narrowest streets in Europe.
Arrive to Sibiu – probably the most vibrant city in Transylvania – the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007. Explore the impressive medieval city of Sibiu in the evening.
Spend the night in Sibiu 3*** Hotel
Visit the 800 years old fort of Calnic UNESCO – World Heritage site
This is one of the most imposing defensive structures in Transylvania. First mentioned in a 1269 document, the fortress served as a residence for Saxon nobility until 1430, when it was sold to the peasant community of Calnic. The peasants reinforced the noble residence, and turned it into a refuge fortress where the entire community would take shelter when the village was attacked.
Overnight in Hunedoara – 3*** Hotel
Hunedoara Castle or Hunyad Castle – mostly unknown to foreign travelers, this is probably the most accomplished Gothic castle in Europe.
Drive to Alba Iulia, to visit this amazing walled city there and the ancient Roman ruins of Apulum (the old name of Alba Iulia)
Overnight in Cluj Napoca- 3*** Hotel
Drive to the northern province of Maramures
Visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta
This cemetery is unique in the world. Renowned for it’s story telling funeral plates Death is mocked in the face, as part of and ancient tradition where Death is celebrated.
Overnight at Sigetu Marmatiei – 3*** Hotel
Visit the Communist Memorial of Sighet. The former Communist prison is now a fantastic museum dedicated to the victims of Communism.
Stop at Barsana Monastery – truly a monument of traditional Maramures architecture
Onward we will visit the 14th century wooden church at Ieud – UNESCO World Heritage
A superb road pass through the Carpathian mountains lead us to the Eastern province of Romania called Moldova.
Overnight in Bucovina in 3*** Hotel
Bucovina painted monasteries – 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Visit the Moldovita Monastery. The one can we see today dates back to 1532 and is due to ruling prince Petru Rares– one of the most important monasteries of it’s time.
Visit the Voronet Monastery – probably the most accomplished sample of artistic achievement in Moldavian architecture and painting
The third monastery we see today – Humor Monastery (World Heritage) – is probably the least known of then, but it’s surely the most picturesque
Accommodation in Piatra Neamt 3*** Hotel
Drive through the Bicazului Gorges – a superb canyon that will lead us back to Transylvania.
We stop at the Red Lake (the roof of an old iron mine collapsed in 1889 creating a small lake with a strange reddish color)
In the evening we arrive in Sighisoara a magnificent living medieval fortress, UNESCO World Heritage site. This is where the real Prince Vlad Dracula was born in 1431.
You will have the chance to have dinner in the house where the cruel prince was born
We spend the night in the old citadel of Sighisoara for the night at the medieval hotel Wagner House 3***
Sighisoara city tour in the morning. Check out the Clock Tower, the main landmark of Sighisoara. Then the creepy prison and torture chamber.
On the highest platform of the fortress we get to the Hill Church. First mentioned in the 12 century.
Visit the Rasnov Fortress. Built on top of a dominant mountain in the 13 Th century by the Teutonic Knights, you just can’t miss this fortification.
Later the fortress was enlarged by the villagers of Rasnov and it became a small walled city protecting the villagers from the invaders. The villagers had to build an impressive well in order to withstand prolonged sieges weeks or months long. The well is 146 Meters deep – you could put the Statue of Liberty 1.5 times in it – and it took 17 years to build it.
Overnight back to Bran
Transfer to Bucharest airport
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Prices / person differ for group size
|Group size||2 – 4 persons||5 – 7 persons||8 – 12 persons|
|price/person||1590 Euro||1490 Euro||1290 Euro|