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Medieval Maramureş exists in the Mara and Iza Valleys and eight of their churches are on Unesco’s list of World Heritage sites. Among the best are Deseşti in the former and Poienile Izei in the latter, not just for their architecture but for their well-preserved interior wall paintings.


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8 Day Classic Romania tour with Transylvania and Maramures

Day 1Welcome to Romania! We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel, where you will check in. Your experience in Romania starts with a city tour of Bucharest.Day 2In the morning, we will take a trip to two of Romania’s most important religious settlements, Curtea de Arges Monastery and Cozia Monastery. We will then leave for Sibiu, where we will take a city tour and discover its most important touristic attractions.Day 3Our day begins with a trip to Sibiel, the rural replica of Sibiu. Here, you will take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, and you will get to experience the local life. We will then visit Alba Iulia, a city which is home to Romania’s largest fortification, the Alba Carolina Fortress. Next, we will visit the Turda Salt Mine, the most spectacular underground theme park in the world, carved in a salt mine with hundreds of meters of galleries. Our journey takes us to Cluj-Napoca, where we will spend the night.Day 4On the fourth day, we will take a city tour of Cluj-Napoca, a city dominated by Baroque architecture. We will then head North-West to Maramures, an „open-air museum”. We will start exploring this beautiful region in Breb, a village whose traditional houses and wooden church is included in the UNESCO Patrimony. Afterwards, we will visit the Merry Cemetery, and we will enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner and a folkloric show in Săpânța.Day 5Today we will continue exploring Maramureș with a visit to two of its Wooden Churches included in the UNESCO Patrimony: Poienile Izei and Bârsana. After our visit, we will enjoy some delicious local products before heading back to Transylvania.Day 6In the morning, we will head to the Bierțan Fortified Church, one of Transylvania’s most remarkable monastic settlements. Our tour continues with a visit to Sighișoara, the only medieval fortress within the UNESCO Patrimony that is still inhabited. Our day will end with a visit to the traditional villages of Saschiz and Viscri. Day 7The 7th day of our tour begins in the medieval city of Brașov, where we will visit its most popular attractions: The Black Church, the Rope Street, and the Council Square. We will then head to Bran in search of Dracula, at Bran Castle. In the second part of the day we will head for Azuga for a wine tasting session, and our day will end with a tour of the royal Peles Castle in Sinaia.Day 8Departure.

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Active holiday in Maramures and Bucovina

The tour starts with the pick up in Cluj Napoca, at your hotel. You will be transported by minivan on the whole duration of the tour. The itinerary is:Day 1: Meeting in Cluj and pick up – drive to Breb village in Maramures. Different activities in Breb for the rest of the day: walking, visits at craftsmen, at distilleries. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 2: Breb – visits at traditional wooden churches, hiking circuit in the nearby villages to observe how people live, visits at craftsmen. Biking is possible as well if people want. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 3: Breb – hiking up to Creasta Cocosului – another possible hike to the beautiful Taurile Chendroaiei. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 4: Breb – drive to the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta and also visit to Barsana Monastery. Another option is to drive to Viseu de sus to take the slow tream train and get back to Breb in the evening. This train activitiy takes up the whole day. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb. Breakfast includedDay 5: Breb – drive to Ciocanesti village in Bucovina (because of the painted houses in the village it is like a museum in open space) – visit at beautiful orthodox monasteries – drive to Paltinu or Moldovita village. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita. Breakfast includedDay 6: Full day of exploring Bucovina: visit at the museum of painted eggs, hiking, meeting with locals and observing crafts etc. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita. Breakfast includedDay 7: Again full day of exploring Bucovina: drive at Voronet monastery, hiking, sightseeing. Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita. Breakfast includedDay 8: Drive back to Cluj and drop off

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6-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest–Curtea de arges–Sibiu Pass By: Triumph Arch, BucharestSet out in the morning towards Transylvania region. Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaOn your way will stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery. Explore this Moorish style Orthodox church that is considered to be the Romanian faith center for Orthodoxism.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaIf the weather allows it make your way towards Sibiu city through Transfagarasan Road. Reach in the afternoon in Sibiu where you will do a walking tour of this magical city.Please note that between the period of June-October Transfgarasan Road is open.If the Transfagarasan Road is closed the alternative route of Olt Valley River Road will be used.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaReach in the afternoon Sibiu city. This average size towns holds history throughout it’s Old town section. Tour the Old Town to explore the Big Square and the small Square as our guide will let you thru history.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu in a centrally located hotel. Day 2: Sibiu–Alba-Iulia–MaramuresStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAfter breakfast set out for Alba Iulia city to visit a well preserved town that shows you medieval history and ancient history in the same spot. Alba Iulia is a former Roman city that was built to protect the nearby mines of gold after the Romans have conquered the area of Transylvania.Alba Iulia is also known for being the city where the unification of Romania was signed in 1918 forming the very own country that you are visiting today. Check out the Orthodox Monastery, the Main gates of the city as well as other spots from inside the citadel.Duration: 1 hourPass By: The Wooden Churches of Maramures, Ieud, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaAfter Alba Iulia head for the medieval Corvin Castle, one of the most emblematic castle for this region. Reach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation.Meals included: • Dinner: Traditional homemade dinner in a Maramures village. • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures VillageDay 3: Maramures excursion Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaAfter breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion.Your first stop will be at one of the most important monasteries of the area, Barsana monastery that offers an insight of the local culture with wood carventing skills. Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaReach Dragomiresti Museum to find out about more about Maramures culture from a local with a visit at traditional house with it’s traditional belongingsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaNext stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaEnd your day at the Merry Cemetery where your guide will read funny stories of people of Maramures, that have been buried in the cemetery. Built in 1947 this cemetery offers a different perspective on how after life should be approached, by taking it into a more funny way rather than sad way.Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional dinner. • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures VillageDay 4: Maramures-SighisoaraStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaToday you will travel back to central part of Transylvania, into the town of Sighisoara. This well preserved town is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula and nowadays it attracts visitors with it's fairytale look.Take a walking tour with our guide to explore more about this fantastic medieval town.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara in a centrally located hotel.Day 5: Sighisoara–Biertan - Viscri–BrasovStop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaSet out in the morning for Biertan Fortified Church which is a UNESCO Heritage site. This is a former church built in Medieval times it sits on top of the hill with a great view over the village. Inside the church our guide will explain the history of this place and also the reason why is so well known. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAfter Biertan fortified church head for Viscri Village. Viscri is known as one of the most well preserved Transylvanian villages and it does that so well as Prince Charles decided to buy several houses within the village. As you stroll thru this UNESCO Heritage site you will see how people used to live and still live nowadays in the same old ways. Check out the local fortified church and should you wish, try a local traditional lunch ( own expense).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaReach in the afternoon Brasov city. Before you check-in in your hotel, stroll the city in a short walking tour with our guide. Pass next the Black Church and hear the history behind this magnificent building. See the Council Square and do not forget to pass at the main former gates of the city.Duration: 40 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a centrally located hotel.Day 6: Brasov – Bran – Peles – BucharestStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaSet out fresh in the morning after your breakfast and head for Bran castle. This 14th century castle was built to act as a main custom point between Transylvania and Wallachia. Also Bran castle is known for it's connection with Vlad Dracula's legend and story. Join our guide inside the castle to find out more about the real story behind Vlad Dracula and Bran Castle. After the castle do not forget to check out the market in front of the castle for souvenirs.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaOnce done with Bran castle, you will travel thru the Carpathian Mountains, passing ski resorts until you reach Peles castle situated in Sinaia Town. Enter the Peles castle and discover a well preserved, magnificent palace built in the 19th by the first king of the country. Explore the hallways as our guide will let you thru each and one detail of the rooms. Peles castle is also known as the Pearl of the Carpathian.After Peles head back to Bucharest.End of service.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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8-Days Complete Romania tour from Budapesta to Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Budapesta – Arad- TimisoaraPass By: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest, Central HungaryOn your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. You'll cross the border at Arad.Stop At: Filarmonica Arad, Arad, Arad County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaThe first stop will be in Arad for a short walking tour. Arad is one of the Transylvanian towns with rich culture, that can be observed through it’s architecture. Stroll the city streets to see City Hall Palace , the Palace of Culture , the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church, the large domed Roman Catholic Church and the neo-classical State Theatre. If time allows it you can have lunch at one of the local restaurants.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon reach Timisoara. This bustling city has been awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 due to it’s architecture that shows Turkish influence and massive Austro-Hungarian influence.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Timisoara.Day 2: Timisoara – Corvin Castle – Alba Iulia – SibiuStop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast with your guide and head for your first stop at Corvin Castle. Explore this gothic castle to find it’s history that lays in the walls of this place.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAfter Corvin castle head for Alba-Iulia city. Alba-Iulia has an important cultural role in modern Romania as this is the place where the ancient and medieval history can be observed and also for the fact that this is where our country signed the unification treaty in 1918. Stroll the Old Town section to explore the history of this city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon reach Sibiu, where you will be having a walking tour in the Old Town of Sibiu. Sibiu is a medium size city but with rich history and it was appointed the European Capital of Culture in 2007.Join our guide for a walking tour and explore the city.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in centrally located hotel in Sibiu.Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara -Maramures Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaSet out in the morning for Sighisoara city where Dracula was born and overnight. Take a walking tour inside the old walls of this fairy tale town to find out the history of Dracula and Sighisoara, one of the emblematic city for Transylvanian culture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaReach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation and you will enjoy traditional meals prepared by the locals. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional dinner in Wooden House of Maramures • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House. Day 4: Maramures ExcursionStop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaAfter breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion.Your first stop will be at one of the most important monasteries of the area, Barsana monastery that offers an insight of the local culture with wood carventing skills.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaReach Dragomiresti Museum to find out about more about Maramures culture from a local with a visit at traditional house with it’s traditional belongingsNext stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaEnd your day at the Merry Cemetery where your guide will read funny stories of people of Maramures, that have been buried in the cemetery. Built in 1947 this cemetery offers a different perspective on how after life should be approached, by taking it into a more funny way rather than sad way.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional homemade dinner in a Wooden house of Maramures.Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House. Day 5: Maramures – Tihuta pass – Voronet Monastery – Gura Humorului Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Voronet, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Enjoy your warm breakfast and then depart for Bucovina region. On your way will reach Tihuta Pass which offers a great view over Bucovina region. Reach in Gura Humorului and first see the Voronet Monastery. This is one of the most famous monasteries of the area as it was built by the famous ruler of Moldova region known as Stephan the Great. During his period he has manage to build over 300 monasteries most of them situated in the region of Bucovina. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel. Day 6: Gura humorului – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black pottery – Gura Humorului Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Moldovita Monastery. This UNESCO Heritage monastery offers a view for those which are interested in history and religion. Join our guide to offer explanations about the paintings situated on the outside wall of the monastery. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaNext stop will be at Sucevita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaAfter this you head for the Black Pottery of Marginea to find out all about this old craft technique which is still being used nowadays. You will have the chance to see a real demonstration from one of the local craftsmen Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel. Day 7: Gura humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red lake – Brasov Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for your next destination Brasov which situated in the central part of Transylvania. On the way you will pass through Bicaz Gorge and reach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense). Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaReach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon you will reach Brasov where you will explore this fairytale town. Our guide will let you through the history of this place as you are going to explore the Catherine’s Gates a former entrance of the city.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at centrally located hotel.Day 8: Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaReach the Peles Palace in Sinaia where you are going to visit the inside of one of the best palaces that Romania can offer. This 19th century palace was built by the first king of Romania. Reach Bucharest in the afternoon.End of service.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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8-Days Grand Romania tour from Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest – Curtea de arges– Sibiu- Sibiel Pass By: Triumph Arch, BucharestSet out in the morning towards from Bucharest to Transylvania region. Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaOn your way will stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery where you will visit an enchanting old christian orthodox monastery. Our guide will get you through the history of this faith center for Romania.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaIf the weather allows it make your way towards Sibiu city through Transfagarasan Road. Reach the top of the most beautiful and scenic route of RomaniaPlease note that between the period of June-October Transfagarasan Road is open. If the Transfagarasan Road is closed the alternative route of Olt Valley River Road will be used.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaReach in the afternoon in Sibiu where you will find this German style city to be a magical place as it’s situated in the central part of Transylvania and still maintains the style of a german city. Tour the old town area with our guide.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Biserica Sfanta Treime, Sibiel, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAt night head for Sibiel for a traditional Transylvanian dinner in a local guesthouse.Included Transylvanian Dinner in Sibiel.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in a centrally located hotel in Sibiu.Day 2: Sibiu – Alba Iulia – Maramures Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaEnjoy a warm breakfast in the morning and then set out for Alba Iulia city. This small town is a well preservered citadel. Tour the inside of the Old Town section and discover the history of the ancient and medieval times. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaReach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation and you will enjoy traditional meals prepared by the locals. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional homemade dinner in a Wooden Maramures House.Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House. Day 3: Maramures Excursion Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaAfter breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion.Your first stop will be at one of the most important monasteries of the area, Barsana monastery that offers an insight of the local culture with wood carventing skills.Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaReach Dragomiresti Museum to find out about more about Maramures culture from a local with a visit at traditional house with it’s traditional belongingsNext stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaEnd your day at the Merry Cemetery where your guide will read funny stories of people of Maramures, that have been buried in the cemetery. Built in 1947 this cemetery offers a different perspective on how after life should be approached, by taking it into a more funny way rather than sad way.Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional homemade dinner in a Wooden Maramures House.Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House. Day 4: Maramures – Tihuta pass – Voronet Monastery – Gura Humorului Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Voronet, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Enjoy your warm breakfast and then depart for Bucovina region. On your way will reach Tihuta Pass which offers a great view over Bucovina region. Reach in Gura Humorului and first see the Voronet Monastery. This is one of the most famous monasteries of the area as it was built by the famous ruler of Moldova region known as Stephan the Great. During his period he has manage to build over 300 monasteries most of them situated in the region of Bucovina. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel. Day 5: Gura humorului – Sucevita Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Black pottery – Gura Humorului Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Moldovita Monastery. This UNESCO Heritage monastery offers a view for those which are interested in history and religion. Join our guide to offer explanations about the paintings situated on the outside wall of the monastery. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaNext stop will be at Sucevita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaAfter this you head for the Black Pottery of Marginea to find out all about this old craft technique which is still being used nowadays. You will have the chance to see a real demonstration from one of the local craftsmen Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel. Day 6: Gura humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red lake – Brasov Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for your next destination Sighisoara which situated in the central part of Transylvania. On the way you will pass through Bicaz Gorge and reach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense). Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, Transylvaniareach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the afternoon you will reach Brasov where you will explore this fairytale town. Our guide will let you through the history of this place as you are going to explore the Catherine’s Gates a former entrance of the city.Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at centrally located hotel.Day 7: Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaReach the Peles Palace in Sinaia where you are going to visit the inside of one of the best palaces that Romania can offer. This 19th century palace was built by the first king of Romania. Reach Bucharest in the afternoon.End of service.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Maramures & Transylvania Costum Tour - Nature, History and Multiculturalism

Usually we do not offer standard / prepared in advance tours, as agencies do in general, that doesn’t mean that we cannot perform them, it’s just that we have a different approach.Depending on available time and the area of main interest we suggest itineraries and objectives of possible tours in an efficient traveling manner. This is usually backed up by the priorities and the touristic objectives already in mind of the travelers.We just prepared a short list of such possibilities, including some of the particularities, main objectives.Maramures:- Sighetu Marmatiei: The Village Museum (open air), Ellie Wiesel Memorial House,  the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, Memorial Museum of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance (actually it is a communist jail transformed intro a museum)- Baia Mare: it has been a human settlement for the past 2000 years.The city has a charming old center lined with dining places and cafés.- Wooden Churches, Monasteries and country side: Bârsana, The Church of Ieud (built in the 14'th century), probably the oldest church in Maramureș, and other UNESCO Heritage wooden churches and buildings in Șurdești, Rogoz, Desești, Poienile Izei, Budești, Sarbi.- Nature:The Horses’ Waterfall in Rodnei Mountains surrounded by a breathtaking scenario and tranquility; The Nature Reserve of Pietrosu Rodnei (2303 m), glacier lakes; Ocna Șugatag: located in the Mara River Valley, it is popular for its salty mineral waters which provide health benefits; The Prislop Pass - the highest mountain pass in the country (1416 m).- Hidden gems: we are proud of our non-mainstream approach. So, while we will not fail to include the attractions above on our itineraries, we typically try to deviate from standard Maramureș tours. In other words, we won’t take you where it’s easier to get or where you should go just because everyone says so. You’re absolutely free to choose the destinations and the routes that you desire. We will, of course, offer you support and suggestions to help you make your choices. Besides popular tourist sites, and city touring, we always try to show our clients the rural paradise of Maramureș. In this region, there are plenty lovely villages where you can explore the authentic Romanian lifestyle and get closer to nature and even to God. Some of these villages have become quite renowned in recent years, so you can expect to see other visitors around. Others, which are less popular and populated, will help you immerse in a tranquil and pleasant ambience where time seems to stand still.Transylvania:- City tour in Cluj Napoca- Salt mine in Turda- Medieval town of Sighisoara- Citadel in Alba Iulia- Corvin Castle, HunedoaraParticularities: very well preserved rural life, traditional villages, welcoming people, and spectacular mountain landscapes + multicultural urban atmosphere.

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