Romania in 2022 : Country & People - 8 Days Tour
The tour starts and ends in Bucharest. After meeting the guide you begin the visit of the city: you will see the Palace of Parliament (the Ceausescu Palace)- the second largest building in the world. Next we drive to Transylvania. You will pass across the Carpathians in order to see the Peles Castle in Sinaia and Dracula's Castle in Bran. Then we drive to Moldavia and to Transylvania. On your journey you will visit monuments of the UNESCO Heritage lists such as the Church- Castle in Prejmer, Sighisoara's citadel, Biertan Fortification but also the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina such as Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita. In this tour we want to show you not only the medieval cities (eg. Brasov and Sibiu) but also the life of simple people in Romania. To show you this our guide will visit with you some peasant families, priests and nuns.
We want to show you Romania how it is, without any make-up!
Note: The tour and the package-price are guaranteed starting from 2 participants.
Day 1 (Sun.)Arrival in Bucharest - City tour in Bucharest (50 km). Meeting with the English speaking guide at the airport/ railway station in Bucharest and transfer to the hotel in Bucharest. After a refreshing break follows the city tour with the visit of Bucharest`s main touristic attractions: Press House, the Kisselef boulevard, the Arch of Triumph, Victory Square, the Victory’s Boulevard, Revolution Square, the Cotroceni Palace, the Palace of Parliament and of course the old streets like the Lipscani Street. Accommodation and dinner in Bucharest.
You will visit this places:Lipscani Street • The Arch of Triumph • The Cotroceni Palace • The Kisselef Boulevard • The Palace of the Parliament • The Press House • The Revolution Square • The Victoriei Square • Victoriei Street
Day 2 (Mon.)Bucharest – Pitesti – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu (274 km). Breakfast and dreparture to Sibiu passing through Pitesti and driving on the Olt Valley, one of the most spectacular and beautiful areas in Romania, located in the heart of Carpathians mountains. After a refreshing break, we will take the city tour of Sibiu to discover it`s medieval treasure. We will admire here one of the most well preserved medieval citadels in Romania, a capital of History, even an European Capital of Culture, as it was designed in 2007. We will visit here the Fortifications, the Large Square, The Smaller Square, The Huet Square, The Council tower, the Evangelical Cathedral with its famous organ of 6000 pipes, The Bridge of Lies. For dinner we drive to Sibiel, a traditional village in the nearby of Sibiu, where a peasant family is inviting us to taste the Romanian specialties. Overnight for one night in Sibiu.
You will visit this places:Fortifications Sibiu • The Council Tower • The Evangelical Church • The Huet Square • The Liars` Bridge
Included destinations:Olt Valley • Pitești • Sibiel • Sibiu
Day 3 (Tue.)Sibiu – Medias – Biertan – Sighisoara (113 km). After breakfast we drive to Medias, the birth place of Hermann Oberth (the father of space-flight program Appollo 13). Also, we will follow the history`s tracks by visiting the citadel. We continue our trip through UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Biertan.We will visit here the 15th century fortified church, which used o be the Bishops 39; residence for more than 300 years. After that, the journey will lead us to Sighisoara (Schässburg), one of the most beautiful and well preserved medieval cities in Romania. Here we will make the city tour by visiting the Citadel - a 12th century Saxon edifice located in the historic center. Still occupied, the citadel is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers the visitors sights like The Clock Tower, Dracula`s birth house, The Covered Staircase that leads to the wonderful Church on the Hill. Free time in the Citadel. Accommodation and dinner in Sighisoara.
You will visit this places:Dracula's birth house • Fortified Church Biertan • Medias Citadel • Sighisoara Citadel • The Church on the Hill • The Clock Tower • The Covered Staircase
Included destinations:Biertan • Mediaș • Sibiu • Sighișoara
Day 4 (Wen.)Sighisoara – Bistrita – Gura Humorului (312 km). In the morning we begin our gateway to Bucowina, passing through Bistrita. We make a city tour of Bistrita, a medieval city from the 12th century. Later we arrive in Gura Humorului where we accommodate and the beautiful Monastery in Humor, founded by a noble family. Accommodation and dinner for 2 nights in Humor.
You will visit this places:Humor Monastery
Included destinations:Bistrița • Gura Humorului • Sighișoara
Day 5 (Thu.)UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage in Bukowina: Humor – Voronet – Sucevita – Moldovita (210 km). After breakfast we visit the UNESCO- Monasteries in Bucovina, also named the Moldavian Monasteries. First we see the Voronet Monastery „The Sixteen Chapel of the East in blue”, one of the best preserved monasteries of the 15 th century with frescos. Next we see the Moldovita monastery where one of the nuns is going to tell us more about the everyday life of the nuns at the monastery. Next we go to Sucevita, the „Pearl of the Moldavian Monasteries” and to the ceramics workshop from Marginea. Overnight and dinner at the pension in Humor.
You will visit this places:Ceramics workshop Marginea • Moldovita Monastery • Sucevita Monastery • Voronet Monastery
Included destinations:Gura Humorului • Marginea • Sucevița • Vatra Moldoviței • Voroneț
Day 6 (Fri.)Humor – Agapia – Bicaz Gorges – Prejmer – Bran (353 km). After breakfast we visit the Agapia monastery, the largest nuns` monastery in Romania. Here the church still has unique fresco on the inside. Next we take the road to Transylvania, driving through to the Bicaz Gorges, where, we will enjoy a real spectacle of the wild nature. The gorge twists and turns steeply uphill for 5km, cutting through sheer, 300m-high limestone rocks. We will admire also the beauty of the „Red Lake“, the largest natural mountain lake in Romania. On ur way to Brasov, we visit the fortified church in Prejmer- the most important and best preserved fortified church in Transylvania. After a short walk on the battlement parapet and after seeing the famous „Death Organ” we are invited to drink a cup of coffee and to eat a piece of cake at one of the local families. Accommodation and dinner in Bran.
You will visit this places:Agapia Monastery • Bicaz Gorges • Fortified Church Prejmer • The Red Lake
Included destinations:Agapia • Bicaz • Bran • Gura Humorului • Prejmer
Day 7 (Sat.)Bran – Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest (169 km). After breakfast we visit Dracula`s Castle. The we drive to Brasov where we begin our city tour. You get to see the main touristic features of this medieval city inside the Carpathian Arch: The Council Hall, the Black Church (inside visitation included), the Weaver`s Bastion, the Black and the White Tower, the Schei quarter etc. In the afternoon we drive to Sinaia, where we visit the summer residence of the Romanian royal family. A modern palace built at the end at the 19 th century is the main attraction in Sinaia. The kings were Prussian Germans from the Hohenzoller von Singmaringen family. In the evening we arrive in Bucharest. Accommodation and dinner in Bucharest.
You will visit this places:Catherine's Gate • Dracula Castle • Michael Weiss Street • Peles Castle • St Nicholas Orthodox Church • The Black Church • The Council Square • The Orthodox Church Brasov • The Post Orchard • The Rope Street • The Schei quarter • The Synagogue • The Weaver Bastion • The White and Black Tower
Included destinations:Bran • Brașov • Bucharest • Sinaia
Day 8 (Sun.)Travel home. After breakfast transfer to the airport/ train station in Bucharest. Here you say goodbye to the guide. Return voyage.
|English speaking specialized guide & driver||Yes||-|
|Info material, maps||Yes||-|
|Entrance tickets||According to the program||Yes||-|
|Meeting with romanian and saxon peasants on the villages, orthodox non, etc.||Yes||-|
|1 x dinner at a romanian peasant family in Sibiel||4 course menu, water and wine||Yes||-|
|Accommodation in double room||• 7 x accommodation in central located hotels, like follow: 2 x Bucharest in Hotel Central 4* + 1 x Sibiu in Carpathian Hotel 3* + 1 x Sighisoara in Hotel Casa Wagner 3* + 2 x Gura Humorului: Pension La Roata 3* + 1 x Brasov: Boutiquehotel Bella Muzica 3*
|Breakfast||7 x buffet breakfast||Yes||-|
|Transport in a modern air conditioned van including all parking taxes and road taxes in Romania||Please note: each person will have 2 seats in the car or van||Yes||-|
|Single room supplement||No||€ 180,00/person|
|Alcoholic drinks or other private costs (souvenirs etc.)||No||-|
|Trip cancellation insurance||No||-|
|Dinner||6 x dinner with 3 course menu and water||No||-|
|Supplement for private tour||No||€ 115,00/person|