Airport/ train station pick up and transfer to your accommodation in Bucharest. Overnight in Bucharest
Enjoy a private half day walking tour of Bucharest that takes you to the major sites of the city: the emblematic building of the Romanian Athenaeum, the Revolution Square , Victoriei Blvd., University Square and, finally, the historical Old Town with its stories and chic townhouses. Uncover all the secrets of the bustling capital of Romania. Overnight in Bucharest.
Optional: tour of the Palace of Parliament.
Today we start our trip to the legendary lands of Transylvania via the route Bucharest – Pitesti- The Valley of the river Olt – Sibiu. On our way to Sibiu we stop at Cozia Monastery, one of the oldest monastery in Southern Romania. In Sibiu we will wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town to spot the famous 'eyes of Sibiu'. We climb the Council Tower for a panoramic view over Sibiu and learn the legend behind the `The Bridge of Lies`. Landmarks to be visited: The Catholic Church, The Evangelical Church, the Big & Small Squares, Huet Square, The Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies. Overnight in Sibiu.
** Between the 1st of July and the 31st of October the route from Bucharest to Sibiu can be made on the famous Transfagarasan Road.
In the morning we visit the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu and its exciting Gothic exhibition. After Brukenthal we start our journey towards Cluj-Napoca, a bustling Transylvanian city, Romania’s second largest city. We will visit the Old Town with the St. Michael’s Church, Unirii Square, Museum Square, Banffy Palace, the Matthias Corvinus House. Overnight in Cluj- Napoca.
Day 5 is dedicated to a day trip from Cluj-Napoca to the salt mine in Turda, an old 13th century mine turned into a spectacular underground park. We will stroll around the mine’s many galleries to learn about the millenia old salt mines of Romania while inhaling the salty & healthy air. Overnight in Cluj-Napoca.
On day 6 of the Romania All Around Tour we leave Transylvania and head towards the far NorthWest of Romania in the region called Maramures. Breb, our home base for exploring Maramures, is a small village with friendly, welcoming people. We are going to walk in the village to see the traditional wooden houses, the wonderful scenery, get acquainted with Maramures and its well kept traditions. Overnight in Breb, traditional dinner included.
This is the day when we explore what Maramures has to offer! First we drive to Sapanta to see one of Romania’s most peculiar sites: the Merry Cemetery with its colorful crosses and amusing poems. After the Merry Cemetery we head towards the town of Sighetu Marmatiei. Here we are going to visit the former Communist prison turned into a Memorial for the victims of the regime. From Sighetu Marmatiei, our next stops are Barsana Monastery and a traditional yet functional wooden mill in Sarbi. Our last stop of the day is the monastery at Budesti- Josani, UNESCO heritage site. Overnight in Breb, traditional dinner included.
We leave Breb and Maramures but keep to the Northern part of the country as we continue our tour to Bucovina. The road takes us through the scenic Prislop Pass in the Rodnei Mountains and, as we descend, the charming hills of Bucovina await us. We stop to visit the first of the Bucovina monasteries in Moldovita, a UNESCO heritage site. Overnight in Sucevita.
Today we visit the monasteries in Sucevita, Putna and Voronet – all of them UNESCO heritage sites known as the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Suceava to explore the fortress of Suceava, former capital of Moldavia in medieval times. Overnight in Sucevita.
The tour takes us back towards Transylvania through the Bicaz Gorge, one of Romania’s most grand natural sites. In the afternoon we reach our destination for the day: Lacul Rosu or the Red Lake. Overnight in Lacul Rosu, dinner included.
Sighisoara, the quintessential Transylvanian citadel is our destination for the day. The old town of Sighisoara is a maze of colorful houses and cobbled streets, a UNESCO heritage site and also the place where the infamous Vlad the Impaller spent his childhood years. We will tour Sighisoara and visit: the Clock Tower for a panoramic view over the citadel, The Stag House, The Venetian House, The Dracula House, The Student Stairs, the Church on the Hill. Overnight in Sighisoara, dinner included.
Today is the day we visit the fortified church in Biertan, a UNESCO heritage site. From Biertan we make our way to Viscri to experience the Transylvanian countryside. In Viscri we are going to eat with the locals, visit the village and go on a ride in a traditional wooden carriage. Visit at a local workshop included. Overnight in Viscri, traditional dinner included.
From Viscri we drive towards Bran Castle or better known as Dracula’s Castle. After visiting the dark chambers of this 14th century castle, we make our way to the nearby town of Brasov. The tour of Brasov includes Council Square, The Black Church, the Black and White Towers and Europe’s narrowest street: the Rope Street. Overnight in Brasov.
The landmark on the itinerary is Peles Castle in Sinaia. Peles Castle, a turn of the century building is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful castles. After Peles we drive towards Bucharest. Drop off at airport/train station or at your accommodation in Bucharest.
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Not included: photo taxes, other entrances besides the ones stated above, other meals besides the ones mentioned on the itinerary, airfare to and from Romania
Availability: all year round
Distance: aprox. 2000km