11 days / 10 nights

Best of Romania
guaranteed departure tour

Tour ID: R 1089 - ROL7

Day 1  
(all day 1 services are - optional - not included in tour price).   
Arrive Bucharest - Romania

Transfer to your Bucharest hotel. 
Bucharest city tour (time permitting)
Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 18 km (12 miles)
Approx. travel time: 40 - 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Bucharest landmarks / city-life.

Day 2   
Bucharest  -- 
Curtea de Argeș  --  Sibiu
After breakfast,
travel to Sibiu, via Curtea de Argeș - Olt River valley
Stops/ visits:
~ Curtea de Arges / Monastery Curtea de Arges,
a stunning place of worship and final resting place of Romania's royalties.
In the Middle-Ages, Curtea de Argeș was the capital of Romania's southern historical province: Walachia.
Continue to Sibiu, one of the oldest towns in Transylvania founded by Saxon colonists.
From Early July until late October,
you will travel from Curtea de Arges to Sibiu via TransFagarasan scenic route, over the Carpathian Mts..
Guided walking tour of Old Town Sibiu. / Time at leisure ini Sibiu.
Overnight in Sibiu.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 300 km (190 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, Byzantine monastery, medieval architecture, 
rural Walachia (southern Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3   
Sibiu --
 Hunedoara -- Alba Iulia -- Turda -- Cluj-Napoca
Morning departure to Cluj-Napoca - Transylvania's largest city and university centre. 
Stops/ visits:
~ Hunedoara / Corvin Castle - one of the world's most impressive Gothic castle,
~ Alba Iulia / impressive Vauban fortress and 18th Century architecture, 
~ Turda / Turda salt mine - today a spectacular tourist attraction/ mini-amusement park,
Sightseeing tour of Cluj Napoca.
Overnight in Cluj-Napoca.
Day 3 in brief
Distance traveled: 320 km (195 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 15 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval/ Saxon towns, rural Transylvania (central Romania).
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4   
Cluj-Napoca  
-- Bistriţa -- Voroneţ
Travel from Cluj-Napoca to Bucovina – the land of the (UNESCO) "Painted Monasteries".
Stops/ visits:
~ Bistriţa / medieval architecture, typical merchant houses ('Sugalete')
~ Voroneţ / Monastery Voroneţ (late 15th-Century, stunning - exterior - Byzantine frescoes).
Overnight in Voroneţ. 
Enjoy a dinner with local, traditional, dishes.
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 280 km (175 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, traditional villages in Maramures, UNESCO World Heritage wooden churches.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5   
Voroneţ 
-- Moldoviţa -- Suceviţa -- Iași
Travel from Bucovina to Iași - the capital-city of the region of Moldova (eastern Romania).
Stops/ visits: 
~ Moldoviţa / Monastery Moldoviţa (UNESCO),
~ Suceviţa / Monastery Suceviţa (UNESCO),
~ Iași / time-permitting walking tour in Iasi city centre,
Iași is eastern Romania's largest city and one of the country's leading university and economic centre. 
The Palace of Culture, Metropolitan Cathedral, "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre,  University of Iași Library, Three Hierarchs Church, are some of the city's best-known landmarks.
Overnight in Iași. 
Day 5 in brief
Distance traveled: 280 km (175 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 50 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, Bucovina and Moldova.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6   
Iași  
--  Targu Neamţ  -- Piatra Neamţ
After breakfast,
Sightseeing tour of Iași
Travel from Iași to Piatra Neamţ, via Targu Neamţ 
Stops / visits:

~ Targu Neamţ / Neamţ Citadel. 
Sightseeing in Piatra Neamţ.  Cable car to the top of Mt. Pietricica.
Overnight in Piatra Neamţ. 
Day 6 in brief
Distance traveled: 160 km (100 miles)
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Moldova (eastern Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast  

Day 7   
Piatra Neamţ -- Bicaz -- Corund -- Biertan -- Sighișoara   
After breakfast,
travel from Piatra Neamţ to Sighișoara, via Bicaz Gorges - Corund - Biertan  
Stops / visits:
~ Red Lake / Bicaz Gorges
~ Corund . Corund pottery workshops
~ Biertan / Biertan fortified Church (UNESCO)
Sightseeing in Sighișoara - medieval citadel,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sighisoara is the birthplace of prince Vlad Tepes (the Impaler). 
In mid-1400s Vlad ruled the historic province of Walachia (Southern Romania).
He is the historical figure who inspired the the novel "Dracula"
whose fictional character, Count Dracula, is well-known on both sides of the Atlantic.
Time at leisure in Sighișoara. 
Overnight in Sighișoara. 
Day 7 in brief
Distance traveled: 275 km (175 miles)
Approx. travel time: 5 hours  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania (central Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast  

Day 8
Sighișoara
-- Criţ -- Viscri -- Brașov 
Travel from Sighișoara to Brașov, via Criţ - Viscri.
Stops / visits:
~ Viscri / Viscri Evangelical, fortified, church.
Brașov Old Town walking tour - time at leisure in Brașov.
Overnight in Brasov.
Day 8 in brief
Distance traveled: 130 km (85 miles)
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 15 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, rural Transylvania, medieval architecture, Saxon rural architecture.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9
Brașov 
--  Bran  --  Sinaia  --  Bucharest
Travel from Brașov to Bucharest, crossing the southern Carpathian Mountains.
Stops / visits:
~ Bran / Bran ("Dracula") Castle).
In 1922, Queen Maria of Romania made the castle her Royal residence.
~ Sinaia / Peleș Castle, one of the most spectacular in Europe,
(from 1880s to 1947 the summer residence of Romania's Royal family).
Continue to Bucharest.
Time at leisure in Bucharest.
A unique mix of architectural styles defines the city of Bucharest. 
Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 9 in brief
Distance traveled: 230 km (145 miles)
Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 40 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, rural Walachia (southern Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10
After breakfast,
Bucharest full-day city tour.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11
After breakfast,
transfer to Bucharest airport
Meals included: Breakfast

This tour will depart on set (not flexible ) “guaranteed departure” dates.
Small group travel - up to six visitors
cost varies based on # of travelers/ participants.

You will, most likely, be traveling in a Mercedes Viano (8-passenger) van
together with other English-speaking travelers, from all over the world.

Hotel accommodations:

Bucharest: Moxa Boutique (or similar)

Sibiu: Republique (or similar)

Cluj Napoca: Beyfin (or similar)

Gura Humorului: Varvara de Bucovina

Iasi: Unirea (or similar)

Piatra Neamt: Central Plaza   

Sighisoara:  Georgius Krauss

Brasov: Bella Musica (or similar)



 

 

 

Bucharest to Maramures Tour, crossing Transylvania 

2020 Departure dates:
April  11  and  22, 
May 8,  19  and  26, 
June 17  and  25, 
July 4,  15,  and  28, 
August 12,  21  and  28, 
September 9,  19,  and  29, 
October 6  and  17.

Tour price: 
from 1,510.00 Euros/ person sharing a double room, four-star hotel
Single room supplement: 340.00 Euros

Reservation and Cancellation:
A deposit of 200.00 Euros / travelers is required to secure your hotel room/ transportation.
Balance is due 30 day before tour departure.
Free cancelation: 30 days before tour departure.
Cancelations 29 -11 days before tour departure: 50% of tour cost.
Cancelations 10 days before tour departure: 100% of tour cost.

Inclusions:
~ airport transfers,
~ domestic transportation with car or minibus,
~ private guide,
~ seven-nights accommodation in three-star or four-star hotels,
~ breakfast every day,
~ attractions/ museums admission charge.

Not included:
~  day 1 services (airport transfer and one night Bucharest hotel accommodations)
~ (air) transportation from your home-country to Bucharest
~ personal expenses
~ meals or drinks, other than those indicated in the itinerary/ inclusions

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