Operating days: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Starting Time: 8.00 AM Duration: 5 days Languages: English (other languages on request)
Our tours are not available on the following dates: 15-17 Apr 2017, 3 Dec 2017, 24-26 Dec 2017, 31 Dec 2017, 1-2 Jan 2018
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Details This five days program gives you the opportunity to discover some of the most important tourist objectives and beautiful landscapes in Romania.You will be traveling through Maramures where you will see impressive wooden churces but also traditional houses, Bucovina with its famous painted monasteries and finally Danube Delta, an unique natural reservation (UNESCO heritage).
Included Transport by car/minibus with fuel and parking fees English speaking guide & driver (other languages on request) Four nights accommodation 3* hotel or guesthouse with breakfast included Boat trip in the Danube Delta
Day 1 - SIGHISOARA Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia, also known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians". This is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian mountains at 800 meters altitude. Here you will be visiting Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle built by the first King of Romania, Carol I, to be a summer Royal residence. The castle is an architectural beauty and very modern (for that time) being the first castle in Europe having electric power. From Sinaia we head to Brasov, an old medieval citadel, the most important commercial center from all the seven German Medieval Cities (Siebenbuergen). Visit the Old Town (the Historical Centre), followed by lunch. After this we start to Sighisoara, the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage), being kept in the original form with the old medieval fortifications and the old towers. Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Sighisoara.
Day 2 - SIGHETUL MARMATIEI After the breakfast you will be driven toward the region of Maramures, a place where the purity of nature blends with the beauty of the old villages, a place where the locals kept untouched their traditions, where the carved wood represents a common way of building. Here you will visit the wooden church Barsana built in 1995, the most representative from all the wooden churces in Maramures and also "The Old Barsana" (UNESCO heritage), which was translated from the original place to another location using the old popular technique called "Dovetail". Then, you will be driven nearby Sapanta village where you will admire the famous Merry Cemetery. The Merry Cemetery has gained originality and value by means of the chopped, carved and painted crosses on which the artisan has chiseled out versified epitaphs, most of them full of a remarkable sense of humor, particular to the area and to all the Romanians. The value of these works of art is recognized both at home and abroad. In the same village you will be visiting the highest wooden church in the world called Sapanta Peri (78 metres). Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Sighetul Marmatiei. Depending on the time, we may visit in the same city the most notorious communist prison in Romania.
Day 3 - GURA HUMORULUI In the morning, you will leave behind Maramures entering into Bucovina known for its painted monasteries, but also for the traditional houses adorned with beautiful floral and geometrical motifs, for its traditions kept over the centuries and for its hospitable people. On our way, we will be driving by Prislop Pass (charming landscape) and the first stop will be in Ciocanesti village, an unique place where all the houses are painted with traditional motifs, in the same place being "The Painted Eggs Museum". We continue to North to visit the painted monasteries, unique for the originals frescoes both on the inside & outside walls, still preserved in the original style (some of these monasteries being UNESCO heritage). First, you will be driven to Moldovita Monastery built in 1532, initially built as a monastery for monks and changed after as a convent for nuns. The second monastery will be Sucevita which is the largest of all, looking more like a mighty fortress than a monastery. The monastic place, as the last one to be painted on the exterior walls, boasts the best preserved frescoes of Bucovina. In the end you will visit the most famous painted monastery of all, Voronet Convent also known as "The Sixtine Chapel of the Orient". Erected in 1488, Voronet Monastery represented one of the first Moldavian creative elements showing a distinctive style. The church is a combination of Byzantine, Gothic and local elements. The exterior painting on the western wall depicts, on five registers, the Doomsday scene, unique in the whole world. The Voronet Monastery entered the universal cultural heritage also for having in the composition of the paintings the inimitable "Voronet blue". Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Gura Humorului.
Day 4 - TULCEA After breakfast we will head to the Danube Delta. The journey will be long but beautiful going through many towns and villages giving you the opportunity of having an image about the city & country side life.On our way we will have a break for lunch. In the evening, we will arrive to our final destination, Tulcea, the Gate of the Danube Delta. This city is one of the oldest settlements on the Romanian territory, starting with the Greek colony during the 8th century B.C. Dinner and overnight at a hotel or guesthouse in Tulcea.
Day 5 - BUCHAREST The day will begin with a tour by boat on the channels of Danube Delta (UNESCO heritage). The Danube Delta is the largest Delta in Europe and the best preserved, having a total surface of 3446 square kilometers. We will admire delta flora with specific vegetation of swamp and fauna with 133 species of fish and 327 species of birds, some of them migratory and some others local birds. Traditional fish lunch on the boat. In the end of the day, return to Bucharest.
Note: This tour is showing you some of the most interesting and beautiful regions of Romania which are not very close to Bucharest. Therefore, before booking the tour we advise you to carefully check the itinerary. Although most of our clients are delighted with the tour, please take into account the long distances and the relative short period of the visiting time.
Important! TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
Our tours are reccommended by
Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest
Tourism licence no. 3462 from 02.06.2016 issued by the National Tourism Authority
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Insurance policy Series I, no. 45314 from 02.07.2015 valid from 08.07.2015 until 07.07.2016 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 50.000 USD
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003; holder: Penciu Cristian Daniel
Capital: 200 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596