Welcome to Carpathian Mountains


The wooded hills and peaks here are a beacon for hikers, cyclists and skiers in season. And because of the region’s remoteness, this ‘forgotten corner’ has been able to preserve its traditional folkways better than other parts of the country.

The centre is the resort of Zakopane in the heart of the Tatra Mountains (Tatry), the highest section of the Polish Carpathians, but the prettiest hills are arguably in the Pieniny or Bieszczady ranges. Elsewhere, a mosaic of modest towns provide jumping-off points for a half-dozen national parks. Historic regional towns such as Przemyśl, Tarnów and Sanok offer insights into the past.


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$618.29 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour - Painted Monasteries of Bucovina

On day 1 we start our tour driving from Bucharest to the North, heading to Bucovina region (N-E), undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful area of Romania. You will have the chance to admire the Eastern side of Carpathian mountains, country-side landscapes, stopping in Gura Humorului, where we can enjoy a good rest for the next day. During the day 2 we will visit the most picturesque treasures of Romania: Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. Their exterior walls are painted with 15th-16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, heaven and hell. Masterpieces of Byzantine art, these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural attractions in Europe. The most beautiful monasteries we will visit are: Voronet(an emblematic painted church of 500 years old, but well preserved frescoes), Sucevita (where you will visit the largest painted convent, very similar to a fortress), Moldovita (with golden and deep blue paintings on the exterior walls, completed in the XVIth century). We will end the day in Piatra Neamt, a city at the bottom of Ceahlau mountain. The 3rd day will get us to the legendary land of Transylvania and its UNESCO World Heritage sites, passing stunning mountain sightseeing, such us Bicaz Canyon or Red Lake (the largest natural mountain lake in Romania). Later on, we will visit Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful, best-preserved and still inhabited medieval citadels in Europe, authentic Saxon houses of Viscri and fortified churches. In the evening, we will get to Brasov a medieval city settled by German colonists on XIII century. The 4th day will be spent on the Prahova Valley in the Carpathian mountains, visiting Brasov – a medieval city settled by German colonists, where you will have a walking tour in the Old Town area and Peles Castle – the Royal summer residence. At the end, we will visit the Sinaia monastery, a Christian Orthodox church built in 1695 in byzantine architectural style, very popular in the area. We will arrive in Bucharest in the evening, passing by the main attractions of the city.

$882.09 Private & Custom Tours

8-Day Transylvania and UNESCO Painted Monasteries from Budapest

Day 1: Budapest - Arad - Timisoara  Departure from your hotel or directly from the airport of Budapest. We will visit the city of Arad after we enter in Romania and the city of Timisoara that will become European Capital of Culture in 2019.Overnight in a 4* hotel Day 2: Timisoara - Corvini's Castle - Alba Iulia - Sibiu  In the morning we will visit the most important gothic Castle from Eastern Europe: The Corvini's Castle and later the city where Romania was Born in 1918: Alba Iulia. In the evening we will arrive in Sibiu. the city which was chosen as The European Capital of Culture in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg. Overnight in the old town in a 4* hotel Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Bistrita  We have breakfast and depart to Sighisoara, the city where Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) was born. We have lunch in a restaurant, and then go to Bistrita through the beautiful city of Targu Mures which we visit shortly. Overnight in Hotel Coroana de Aur 4* where stayed also Jonathan Harker from the novel of Bram Stoker in Bistrita or similar Day 4: Bistrita - Gura Humorului  We have breakfast and depart to visit three of the most important monasteries from Bucovina: Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet Monastery (Voronet became famous among art lovers thanks to two features of its painting: blue, made with a formula still unknown, called "blue Voronet" and the magnificent scene depicting "The Last Judgement"). Overnight in Hotel Best Western Bucovina 4* in Gura Humorului or Gerald's 4* in Radauti.  Day 5: Gura Humorului - Agapia - Bicaz Gorges - Miercurea Ciuc  We  continue our journey to Piatra Neamt with a visit to the Monastery Agapia with its 300 nouns. After a visit of the Red Lake we will arrive in the evening at Miercurea Ciuc, a city inhabitated by szeklars mixed with Hungarians. Overnight in Hotel Fenyo 3*.  Day 6: Miercurea Ciuc - Bicaz Gorges - Brasov - Sinaia  Departure Brasov, where you will visit the famous Black Church. After lunch we'll head to Bran where you need to get to experience the charm of the legend. In the evening we will arrive in Sinaia , the Pearl of the Carpathian mountains . Dinner and overnight in the center of the ski resort in Hotel New Montana 4*.  Day 7: Sinaia - Bucharest  In the morning visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Later, we will departure to Bucharest where we will stop for a visit of the Village Museum. We will enjoy a visit of the Parliament Building, the second largest building of the world after the Pentagon in the United States and the old town of Bucharest.. Overnight in Bucharest in a modern 4* hotel, central located.  Day 8: Bucharest - Airport  Free time for yourself and transfer to the airport.

$1472.12 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Shared Tour Transylvania and UNESCO Painted Monasteries from Budapest

Day 1: Budapest - Arad - Timisoara Departure from your hotel or directly from the airport of Budapest. We will visit the city of Arad after we enter in Romania and the city of Timisoara that will become European Capital of Culture in 2019. Overnight in a 4* hotel. Day 2: Timisoara - Corvini's Castle - Alba Iulia - Sibiu In the morning we will visit the most important gothic Castle from Eastern Europe: The Corvini's Castle and later the city where Romania was Born in 1918: Alba Iulia. In the evening we will arrive in Sibiu. the city which was chosen as The European Capital of Culture in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg. Overnight in the old town in a 4* hotel. Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Bistrita We have breakfast and depart to Sighisoara, the city where Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) was born. We have lunch in a restaurant, and then go to Bistrita through the beautiful city of Targu Mures which we visit shortly. Overnight in Hotel Coroana de Aur 4* where stayed also Jonathan Harker from the novel of Bram Stoker in Bistrita or similar. Day 4: Bistrita - Gura Humorului We have breakfast and depart to visit three of the most important monasteries from Bucovina: Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet Monastery (Voronet became famous among art lovers thanks to two features of its painting: blue, made with a formula still unknown, called "blue Voronet" and the magnificent scene depicting "The Last Judgement") . Overnight in Hotel Best Western Bucovina 4* in Gura Humorului or Gerald's 4* in Radauti. Day 5: Gura Humorului - Agapia - Bicaz Gorges - Miercurea Ciuc We  continue our journey to Piatra Neamt with a visit to the Monastery Agapia with its 300 nouns. After a stop for the lunch and a visit of the Red Lake we will arrive in the evening at Miercurea Ciuc, a city inhabitated by szeklars mixed with Hungarians. Overnight in Hotel Fenyo 3*. Day 6: Miercurea Ciuc - Bicaz Gorges - Brasov - Sinaia Departure Brasov, where you will visit the famous Black Church. After lunch we'll head to Bran where you need to get to experience the charm of the legend. In the evening we will arrive in Sinaia , the Pearl of the Carpathian mountains . Dinner and overnight in the center of the ski resort in Hotel New Montana 4*. Day 7: Sinaia - Bucharest In the morning visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Later, we will departure to Bucharest where we will stop for a visit of the Village Museum. We will enjoy a visit of the Parliament Building, the second largest building of the world after the Pentagon in the United States and the old town of Bucharest.. Overnight in Bucharest in a modern 4* hotel, central located. Day 8: Bucharest - Airport Free time for yourself and transfer to the airport.

$701.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Night Transylvania City Break from Bucharest

DAY 1 – Bucharest – Sibiu (B, D)You will meet our English speaking guide at the Airport in Bucharest (OTP) and together you will cross the Carpathian mountains and the spectacular Valley of Olt  river. In the afternoon you will arrive in the biggest medieval city in Romania – Sibiu. After you check-in the hotel,  you will have the city tour of Sibiu/Hermannstadt - the European Cultural Capital 2007. You will visit, among others the Evangelical Church, the Council Tower, The large and the Small Square, the Liars' Bridge, the Brukenthal Palace. Dinner and overnight in Sibiu.DAY 2 – Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Bran (Dracula Castle)  - Brasov (B, L)In the morning we depart to Sighisoara via Biertan - one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches (XV-XVI century) in Transylvania, part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. From here we will drive to Sighisoara one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Romania. City tour of Sighisoara with visit of the Citadel - a 12th century Saxon edifice located in the historic center of the city (still occupied, the citadel is listed as a World Heritage Site), the Clock Tower (inside visit too), the Covered Staircase, Dracula's birth house, the Church on the Hill. Lunch at the famous restaurant «Vlad Drakula», located in the same house where the popular character of the British writer Bram Stoker was born. In the afternoon departure to Bran village, where the world famous Dracula castle is located. It is the most curious part of the trip in Romania, which attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Accommodation and overnight in Brasov.DAY 3 –  Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest (B, D)Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of the really good preserved historical city center of Brasov with the big square, the old city-hall, and the Black Church - the main Gothic style monument in the country. In the afternoon – departure to the mountain resort Sinaia, also called "the pearl of the Carpathian Mountains". Visit the Peles Castle, constructed in 1873 as a summer residence of the Romanian royal family. Return to Bucharest and Panoramic tour of the Romanian capital – the Royal Palace, the University’s Library, the City-Hall and other interesting sights of the city also called “the little Paris” because of the similar architecture style of the buildings.  Accommodation, dinner and overnight in Bucharest.DAY 4 – Departure from Bucharest (B)After breakfast inside visit of Parliament Palace – the second largest building in the world after the pentagon in USA. According to your flight schedule transfer to the airport in Bucharest.

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