Romania UNESCO Tour

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The tour of the main Romanian sites which are included in the UNESCO heritage list. A journey through the history and culture of Romania which will include old cities, castles, fortresses, monasteries and churches. It is also a chance to find more about local traditions, customs and way of living. We’ll visit the workshops of the traditional local craftsmen as wood carvers, painted eggs, weavers, pottery, icon painting, water mills, shepherd, aso. Wwe’ll have the opportunity to taste the local natural & home-made products.
ItineraryDay 1: BUCHAREST – SIBIUPass By: Palatul Parlamentului, BucharestMeet our tour guide, in the morning at your hotel in Bucharest. Start our journey with a panoramic tour of Bucharest. Highlights: Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Athenaeum, Royal Palace, Triumph Arch, Victoriei Avenue,Stop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaContinue on the way to the area of Sibiu, crossing the Carpathian mountains. Lunch in Sibiu.Walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old District. Sibiu is one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania and it was founded in 1190 and grew to be the chief city of the Transylvanian Saxons. This amazing town, with the "Old Town" (The Big Square, the Small Square, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Liar’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild , etc.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Biserica Sfanta Treime, Sibiel, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaNext we’ll stop in an old village from Sibiu area. You can enjoy a horse driven wagon tour in the old village. Learn more about the local traditions and way of living, visit an icon painting museum and a local household. Traditional dinner in a local house..Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: restaurant in Sibiu • Dinner: traditional guesthouse in SibielAccommodation included: traditional guesthouse, 3 stars, in Sibiel village.Day 2: SIBIU – HUNEDOARA - ALBA IULIA – CLUJ NAPOCAStop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaIn the morning we’ll go to Hunedoara to visit the biggest medieval castle from Romania – Corvin’s (Hunyad) Castle, dating since 15th century.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe’ll continue to Alba Iulia, a city with long history dating since the ancient times. Visit the Orthodox Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, the fortification system built in “Vauban” style. Lunch in Alba Iulia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaEnd the day in Cluj Napoca. In the evening we’ll have a walking tour of Cluj Napoca, the biggest city in Transylvania. Highlights: St Michael’s Cathedral, Union Square, Museum Square, Orthodox Cathedral, National Theatre, Matei Corvin’s statue, aso.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Thematic restaurant from Alba IuliaAccommodation included: Grand Hotel Napoca**** or similar, located in Cluj NapocaDay 3: CLUJ NAPOCA – MARAMURESStop At: Surdesti Wooden Church, Surdesti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaAfter breakfast we’ll leave on the way to Maramures, the northern region of Romania, the land of wooden churches and well preserved traditions. First stop at Surdesti wooden church (UNESCO. The Church was built on 1766 on wood structure and due to its height of 72 mettres it is considered the tallest old wooden church from Europe. Lunch in Cavnic area.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Desesti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaNext stop at Desesti. Visit the wooden church (UNESCO). Maramures is a land where you can enjoy great countryside landscapes, old villages, local people with their beautiful folk costumes. We’ll visit some local craftsmens as a traditional weaver, a wood carver, a water mill, traditional household, etc.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaNext we’ll visit Sapanta Merry Cemetery (UNESCO) a place unique in the World.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaVisit at Barsana Monastery, a good example of monahal life in Maramures and for the architecture of wooden buildings.End the day in Botiza village. Visit a local household to see and understand more about the way of living in these villages. Visit a local sheepyard (summer time only)Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner: traditional home-made foodAccommodation included: local guesthouse, 3 stars in Botiza villageDay 4: MARAMURES – BUCOVINA (GURA HUMORULUI)Stop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaIn the morning we’ll visit the Maramures Woman Museum - Dragomiresti, where you can learn about local traditions and way of live. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Prislop Pass, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaNext we’ll cross the Carpathians mountains heading north-east to one of the most famous and popular region of Romania – Bucovina, the land of painted monasteries. It is a very scenic road which offer amazing landscapes. Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaWe’ll visit couple of the most important monasteries (UNESCO sites):Moldovita monastery (UNESCO): dates back from 1532 and is due to the ruling prince Petru Rares It has the aspect of a fortress, with imposing towers and high, thick walls. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaSucevita monastery : the last and the most magnificent monastic achievement among the painted monasteries in Bucovina , looks as a real fortress, with towers, buttresses and watch roads. Built in 1581, by one bishop, it was dedicated to the Assumption in 1584. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaLunch on the route.Beside the old and beautiful monasteries we’ll also dedicate some time to visit local craftsmen as: a painted eggs museum and workshop, Marginea pottery center, aso.Overnight at Hildes Residence**** or similar.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Hildes Residence**** or similar, located in Gura Humorului area.Day 5: GURA HUMORULUI - SIGHISOARAStop At: Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaDeparture in the morning. First visit at Voronet Monastery, founded in 1488 by Stephen the Great . It is the most accomplished sample of artistic achievement in Moldavian architecture and painting. . Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bicaz Canyon, Bicaz, Neamt County, Northeast RomaniaWe’ll continue across the Carpathian mountains, back to Transylvania. We’ll pass in our way the amazing Bicaz Gorges and Red Lake. Lunch in the area.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaEnd the day in Sighisoara. Taste the local drinks: In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaTaste the local drinks: In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in a 3 stars hotel, located in the Old Town.Day 6: SIGHISOARA – SASCHIZ - PREJMER – BRASOVStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe’ll start the day with a visit on the medieval town of Sighisoara (UNESCO), also called “The Pearl of Transylvania” a wonderful medieval city where you can still enjoy the medieval atmosphere. The old town is considered one of the best preserved medieval towns from Europe and its included in the UNESCO heritages list.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pivnita Bunicii, Saschiz, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaNext we’ll drive through an area of old Transylvania villages which preserve their architecture and customs. Stop at Saschiz village, which it is famous for its natural home-made jams. Visit and jam tasting in a local producer shop.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Prejmer, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaNext we’ll visit the fortified church from Prejmer (UNESCO), dating since 13th century and having an unique defensive architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaEnd the day in Brasov. In the afternoon walking tour of the medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights. Overnight in Brasov in a 3 stars hotel, located in the Old TownDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: 3 stars hotel located in Brasov's old town.Day 7: BRASOV – BRAN – SINAIA - BUCHARESTStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIn the morning we’ll visit famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, the castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaContinue to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. Lunch in Peles castle area.We’ll end our tour in Bucharest, aprox 18.00.hrs.Drop-off at the airport or to a hotel in Bucharest.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • 6 nights accomodation
  • Tour guide - English language
  • Transport by coach or minibus
  • entrance fees
  • Tour of the village in horse driven carriage in Sibiu area
  • Visits to the local craftsmen, tasting of plum brandy and jams
  • Entry/Admission - Big Square (Piata Mare)
  • Entry/Admission - Biserica Sfanta Treime
  • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
  • Entry/Admission - Citadel of Alba Iulia
  • Entry/Admission - Surdesti Wooden Church
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Holy Paraskeva
  • Entry/Admission - Merry Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Barsana Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul Tarancii Romane
  • Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Sucevita Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Marginea Ceramics
  • Entry/Admission - Voronet Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Pivnita Bunicii
  • Entry/Admission - Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
  • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

What’s not included

  • Airfaire
  • photo/video tax
  • Other meals not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1: BUCHAREST – SIBIU Pass By: Palatul Parlamentului, Bucharest Meet our tour guide, in the morning at your hotel in Bucharest. Start our journey with a panoramic tour of Bucharest. Highlights: Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Athenaeum, Royal Palace, Triumph Arch, Victoriei Avenue, Stop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Continue on the way to the area of Sibiu, crossing the Carpathian mountains. Lunch in Sibiu. Walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old District. Sibiu is one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania and it was founded in 1190 and grew to be the chief city of the Transylvanian Saxons. This amazing town, with the "Old Town" (The Big Square, the Small Square, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Liar’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild , etc. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Biserica Sfanta Treime, Sibiel, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Next we’ll stop in an old village from Sibiu area. You can enjoy a horse driven wagon tour in the old village. Learn more about the local traditions and way of living, visit an icon painting museum and a local household. Traditional dinner in a local house.. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch: restaurant in Sibiu • Dinner: traditional guesthouse in Sibiel Accommodation included: traditional guesthouse, 3 stars, in Sibiel village.
Day 2: SIBIU – HUNEDOARA - ALBA IULIA – CLUJ NAPOCA Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania In the morning we’ll go to Hunedoara to visit the biggest medieval castle from Romania – Corvin’s (Hunyad) Castle, dating since 15th century. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania We’ll continue to Alba Iulia, a city with long history dating since the ancient times. Visit the Orthodox Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, the fortification system built in “Vauban” style. Lunch in Alba Iulia. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania End the day in Cluj Napoca. In the evening we’ll have a walking tour of Cluj Napoca, the biggest city in Transylvania. Highlights: St Michael’s Cathedral, Union Square, Museum Square, Orthodox Cathedral, National Theatre, Matei Corvin’s statue, aso. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Thematic restaurant from Alba Iulia Accommodation included: Grand Hotel Napoca**** or similar, located in Cluj Napoca
Day 3: CLUJ NAPOCA – MARAMURES Stop At: Surdesti Wooden Church, Surdesti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania After breakfast we’ll leave on the way to Maramures, the northern region of Romania, the land of wooden churches and well preserved traditions. First stop at Surdesti wooden church (UNESCO. The Church was built on 1766 on wood structure and due to its height of 72 mettres it is considered the tallest old wooden church from Europe. Lunch in Cavnic area. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Desesti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania Next stop at Desesti. Visit the wooden church (UNESCO). Maramures is a land where you can enjoy great countryside landscapes, old villages, local people with their beautiful folk costumes. We’ll visit some local craftsmens as a traditional weaver, a wood carver, a water mill, traditional household, etc. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania Next we’ll visit Sapanta Merry Cemetery (UNESCO) a place unique in the World. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania Visit at Barsana Monastery, a good example of monahal life in Maramures and for the architecture of wooden buildings. End the day in Botiza village. Visit a local household to see and understand more about the way of living in these villages. Visit a local sheepyard (summer time only) Duration: 45 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner: traditional home-made food Accommodation included: local guesthouse, 3 stars in Botiza village
Day 4: MARAMURES – BUCOVINA (GURA HUMORULUI) Stop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania In the morning we’ll visit the Maramures Woman Museum - Dragomiresti, where you can learn about local traditions and way of live. Duration: 30 minutes Pass By: Prislop Pass, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania Next we’ll cross the Carpathians mountains heading north-east to one of the most famous and popular region of Romania – Bucovina, the land of painted monasteries. It is a very scenic road which offer amazing landscapes. Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast Romania We’ll visit couple of the most important monasteries (UNESCO sites): Moldovita monastery (UNESCO): dates back from 1532 and is due to the ruling prince Petru Rares It has the aspect of a fortress, with imposing towers and high, thick walls. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Sucevita monastery : the last and the most magnificent monastic achievement among the painted monasteries in Bucovina , looks as a real fortress, with towers, buttresses and watch roads. Built in 1581, by one bishop, it was dedicated to the Assumption in 1584. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Lunch on the route. Beside the old and beautiful monasteries we’ll also dedicate some time to visit local craftsmen as: a painted eggs museum and workshop, Marginea pottery center, aso. Overnight at Hildes Residence**** or similar. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Hildes Residence**** or similar, located in Gura Humorului area.
Day 5: GURA HUMORULUI - SIGHISOARA Stop At: Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului, Suceava County, Northeast Romania Departure in the morning. First visit at Voronet Monastery, founded in 1488 by Stephen the Great . It is the most accomplished sample of artistic achievement in Moldavian architecture and painting. . Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Bicaz, Neamt County, Northeast Romania We’ll continue across the Carpathian mountains, back to Transylvania. We’ll pass in our way the amazing Bicaz Gorges and Red Lake. Lunch in the area. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania End the day in Sighisoara. Taste the local drinks: In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Taste the local drinks: In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3 stars hotel, located in the Old Town.
Day 6: SIGHISOARA – SASCHIZ - PREJMER – BRASOV Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania We’ll start the day with a visit on the medieval town of Sighisoara (UNESCO), also called “The Pearl of Transylvania” a wonderful medieval city where you can still enjoy the medieval atmosphere. The old town is considered one of the best preserved medieval towns from Europe and its included in the UNESCO heritages list. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Pivnita Bunicii, Saschiz, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Next we’ll drive through an area of old Transylvania villages which preserve their architecture and customs. Stop at Saschiz village, which it is famous for its natural home-made jams. Visit and jam tasting in a local producer shop. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Prejmer, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Next we’ll visit the fortified church from Prejmer (UNESCO), dating since 13th century and having an unique defensive architecture. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania End the day in Brasov. In the afternoon walking tour of the medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights. Overnight in Brasov in a 3 stars hotel, located in the Old Town Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: 3 stars hotel located in Brasov's old town.
Day 7: BRASOV – BRAN – SINAIA - BUCHAREST Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania In the morning we’ll visit famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, the castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania Continue to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. Lunch in Peles castle area. We’ll end our tour in Bucharest, aprox 18.00.hrs.Drop-off at the airport or to a hotel in Bucharest. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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