Welcome to Baia Mare

The town was first documented in 1329 and developed as a gold-mining centre in the 14th and 15th centuries. In 1469, under the rule of Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus, the town was fortified, and thrived for hundreds of years as a largely Hungarian city. Baia Mare prospered during the communist period, becoming the centre of the country’s non-ferrous mining and smelting industries.

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$1303.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Maramures to Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova to Moldavia

Day 1. Transfer to your accommodation (4 star hotel)Day 2. 08.30AM BAIA MARE – Surdesti wooden church (built in 1766, it was the tallest wooden church in Europe with its steeple of 54 m and a total height of 72 m until a few years back when the new 78 m tall church of the monastery of Peri in Săpânţa was built; the church is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List) - Barsana Monastery (the largest monastery in Maramures, with a fantastic local architecture) - Ieud wooden Church (the oldest church in Maramures, built in 1364) - Bogdan Voda wooden Church (built in 1718, the church is one of the most renowned ones in the region, due also to its central position in the valley of Iza, at a crossroads; unlike most other churches, which stand on hilltops, the church of St. Nicholas lies in the middle of the village) - Sapanta Merry Cemetery (it is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives) - Sighetul Marmatiei (accommodation in a 3 star hotel or local guesthouse)Day 3. SIGHETU MARMATIEI (border crossing) - Zakarpatia Mountains (the Ukrainian Carpathians) - Kolomeea (here we shall visit the Painted Eggs Museum & the Etnographical Museum dedicated to the Hutzul ethnic group) - Chernivtsi (night walking tour on Olga Kobileanskaya Street and accommodation in a 3-4 star hotel in the city center).Day 4. After visiting the famous University of Chernivtsi (UNESCO-listed), we shall travel on to Moldova and Chisinau. On the way we shall stop to enjoy the great Citadel of Soroca built by Moldavian ruler Stefan cel Mare (1457-1504). Accommodation in Chisinau (4 star hotel).Day 5. The Moldovan wine is famous all over the world, that’s why today we shall visit the largest wine cellar in the world: CRICOVA WINE CELLAR. Wine tasting included. After this interesting sight we shall visit the Cave Monastery of Orheiul Vechi and the great monastery of Capriana built by Stephan the Great and then we shall cross the border into Romania to the city of Iasi (a beautiful heritage town).Day 6. Today we shall transfer you to the railway station/airport for your next destination.Included services: ESG for the all program; One night accommodation in 4 star hotel in Baia Mare; one night accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei (hotel or guesthouse); one night 3-4 star hotel accommodation in Chernivtsi (Ukraine); one night 4 star accommodation in Chisinau (the Republic of Moldova); one night 4 star accommodation in Iasi; HB (breakfast & dinner) basis for all tour; admission fees to all sights mentioned in the program; water during the excursion (1/2 L per person/day).Hotels:Sighetu Marmatiei: Casa Iurca de Calinesti Hotel (4 stars) or local guesthouseBaia Mare: Hotel Carpati (4 stars)Chernivtsi: Allure Inn 4 stars hotel or Magnat Lux 3 starsChisinau: Manhattan 4 stars hotelIasi: Ramada 4 stars hotel

$1316.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Week Private Tour of Romania from Bucharest

ITINERARY:Day 1. `Henri Coanda` International Airport - Bucharest: Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your licensed national tour guide who will transfer you to the hotel (check in).Day 2. Private Tour of Bucharest: Discover the story of the city and its main attractions. Later, visit the Village Museum and the historical center (good place to have lunch).Day 3. A day in the Carpathian Mountains: Enjoy visiting Peles and the local monastery Sinaia. Drive to Brasov and check-in.Day 4: Bran and Brasov: After breakfast departure to Bran Castle. The day continues with a visit of the most important city in the area, Brasov: see the St. Nicholas Church and First Romanian School; The Black Church and Main Square. After the tour, return to the hotel.Day 5: Complete Private Tour of Sighisoara: Morning check-out from Brasov. Our direction is towards the heart of Transylvania making our first stop to Biertan Fortified Church. Travel to Sighisoara, visiting the fortified town. One night is spent at the hotel in Sighisoara.Day 6: Panoramic view of Transylvania and Bukovina: Breakfast followed by early departure to Bukovina. Take some time to relax in the center of Targu Mures and Bistrita. Arrival in Gura Humorului for 2 night stay.Day 7: Painted Churches of Bukovina: Visit Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries. Before returning to the hotel, take a look at Marginea workshop and souvenir shop.Day 8: From Bukovina to Maramures: It’s time to Travel to the UNESCO wooden churches in Maramures. The northern-most point on the tour is Sighetu Marmatiei, close to the Ukrainian border. Visit of the Memorial Museum. Accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei for 2 nights.Day 9: Tour of Maramures: Sightseeing in Maramures County includes Sapanta Merry Cemetery, Surdesti and Budesti wooden churches. Short stop in Baia Mare.Day 10: City tour of Cluj-Napoca: After breakfast drive from Maramures towards Cluj-Napoca. City tour of Cluj-Napoca and check-in at a centrally located hotel.Day 11: A cultural tour of Transylvania: Morning departure towards Sibiu. On the way, visit Alba Iulia. In the evening pedestrian tour in Sibiu and accommodation for two nights at 3* Ibis Sibiu.Day 12: Complete tour of Sibiu: Discover Astra Village Museum placed inside Dumbrava forest. After lunch and souvenir time, short drive to Sibiel village for a visit at the Glass Icon Museum and traditional Romanian farewell dinner at a local farm house.Day 13: Airport transfer: On the last day we will leave Transylvania and take a beautiful journey through Olt Valley; stop to visit two important sanctuaries of our orthodox faith: Cozia Monastery and Curtea de Arges. Transfer back to ‘Henri Coanda’ airport in Otopeni close to the capital.