8 days / 7 nights

Bucharest to the region of Maramures (NW Romania)
crossing Transylvania
guaranteed departure tour

Tour ID: R 1085

Day 1   
Arrive Bucharest - Romania

Transfer to your well-located, four-star, 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, departure 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: 295 km (185 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 --
 Sibiel -- Alba Iulia -- Turda -- Cluj-Napoca
Morning departure to Cluj-Napoca - Transylvania's largest city and university centre. 
Stops/ visits:
~ Sibiel / quaint and charming traditional village,
~ 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: 195 km (125 miles)
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 50 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval/ Saxon towns, rural Transylvania (central Romania).
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4   
Cluj-Napoca  
-- Breb -- Sapanţa -- Sighetu Marmaţiei
Travel from Cluj-Napoca to Maramures – the land of unspoiled traditional villages and the (UNESCO) "Wooden Churches".
Stops/ visits:
~ Breb / unspoiled traditional village, 
Lunch in Breb at the home of village's elementary-school teacher.
~ Sapanţa / the Merry Cemetery
Romanian traditional dinner in village Ieud. 
Local musicians 'Ceterasi' will offer a traditional music performance. 
Overnight in Sighetu Marmaţiei. 
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 245 km (150 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, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5   
Sighetu Marmaţiei
-- Poienile Izei -- Bârsana -- Targu Mureș
Travel from Maramureș back to Transylvania; discover more of rural Romania.
Stops/ visits: 
~ Poienile Izei / quaint, scenic traditional village, 
~ Bârsana / Bârsana wooden churches (UNESCO),
Walking tour in Targu Mureș city centre.
This city is known for the original architectural style of its landmarks:
Palace of Culture, the Orthodox Church and Teleki-Bolyai Library.
Overnight in Targu Mureș. 
Day 5 in brief
Distance traveled: 270 km (170 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 55 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, rural Maramureș and Transylvania, Secession architecture.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6   
Targu Mureș  
--  Biertan -- Sighișoara -- Viscri --  Brașov
Half-day trip to Prejmer and Bran
Stops / visits:
~ Biertan / the fortified Church. 
~ 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.
~ Viscri / Viscri Saxon Fortress
Brașov Old Town walking tour - time at leisure. 
Overnight in Brașov. 
Day 6 in brief
Distance traveled: 245 km (155 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 15 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania (central Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast  

Day 7
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 7 in brief
Distance traveled: 225 km (140 miles)
Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 20 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, rural Walachia (southern Romania), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8
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)

Sighetu Marmatiei: Gradina Morii

Targu Mures: Privo (or similar)

Brasov: Belfort (or similar)



 

 

 

Bucharest to Maramures Tour, crossing Transylvania 

2020 Departure dates:
April  5,  17  and  24, 
May 2,  10,  18,  20 and 30, 
June 4,  7,  20,  28, 
July 2,  12,  and  19, 
August 2,  13,  16  and  30, 
September 3,  13,  20  and 30, 
October 4 and 16.

Tour price: 
from 948.00 Euros/ person sharing a double room, three star hotel
(90.00 Euros additional if you choose to stay at a four-star hotel)
Single room supplement: 178.00 - three-star hotels
(154.00 Euros additional for single supplement - four-star hotels)

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,
~ dinner - traditional Romanian dishes - day 4 (Sighetu Marmatiei)
~ attractions/ museums admission charge.

Not included:
~ (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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