Day trip to Maramures from Cluj-Napoca
Maramureş is one of the most traditional regions in Romania. It is very well known, in particular because of the wood-culture and the many ethnic minorities living here for centuries. Almost each and every house has a wooden gate, a loom and a small bank, were people gather every evening to catch up with the latest gossip, play cards or weave.
Route: Cluj – Baia Mare – Surdesti – Gutin Pass- Sigehtu Marmatiei – Sapanta – Cluj
Itinerary: After a few hours of driving from Cluj, we will reach Baia Mare, the capital of the region and one of the wealthiest cities in Romania. Next we will visit the wooden church of Şurdeşti, which has the interior full of simplicity and beauty, painted in many scenes from the Old and New Testament. The church is under UNESCO patronage but it is still being used each day by the local community, who decorated it with several handmade carpets and towels. Leaving Şurdeşti behind, we will cross the Gutin Pass and reach Sighetu Marmaţiei, which shelters Romanian, Hungarian, Jewish, German and Ukrainian communities, living together for centuries. We will visit the Memorial Museum and we will discover an important but sad part of the Romanian history. Then we will drive to Sapanta where we will visit the merry cemetery with its crosses telling funny, uncensored stories about boozers, lovelace and communist party members.
From Săpânţa we will return to Cluj. Depending on the time we can also visit the wooden church in Bogdan Vodă.
Included destinations:Baia Mare • Cluj-Napoca • Gutin Pass • Sighetu Marmației • Surdesti
|Transport by a modern air-conditioned car||From/to Cluj Napoca||Yes||-|
|English speaking specialized guide||Yes||-|
|Entrance tickets||According to the program||Yes||-|
|Traditional lunch||In Maramures (optional service)||No||€ 12,00/person|
|2||€ 67,00/person||Book now € 134,00 for 2 person(s)|
|4||€ 51,00/person||For 3-4 participants||Book now € 204,00 for 4 person(s)|
|8||€ 47,00/person||For 5-8 participants||Book now € 376,00 for 8 person(s)|
|9||€ 42,00/person||For 9 - 17 participants||Book now € 378,00 for 9 person(s)|