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As Moldavia's capital from 1388 to 1565, Suceava thrived commercially on the Lviv–Istanbul trading route. It boasted approximately 40 churches when Ştefan cel Mare’s reign concluded in 1504. However, stagnation followed a 1675 Turkish invasion. A century later, Austria-Hungary took over.


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Private Tour from Bucharest to Bucovina the Land of Painted Monasteries

1st Day:Departure at 8:30 o'clock from Bucharest to Urziceni,Buzau,Focsani,Bacau,Piatra Neamt,Suceava,Sucevita.Accomodation in Sucevita.2nd Day:Visits to Sucevita and Moldovita Monasteries,Gura Humorului(optional),Voronet Monastery,Cacica Salt Mine,Putna Monastery and Stefan cel Mare(Stephen the Great) tomb.Accomodation in Bucovina area.The Painted Churches of Bucovina are some of the most valuable treasures of Romania.With their painted exterior walls,decorated with 15-16th century elaborate frescoes(featuring portraits os saints and prophets,scenes from the life of Jesus,Angels and Demons,heaven and hell), deemed as masterpieces of Byzantine art,these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe.The purpose of the frescoes was to make the story of the Bible and the lives of the most important saints known to the villagers,by use of images.The best preserved frescoes can be seen at the monasteries in Humor,Moldovita,Patrauti,Probota,Suceava,Sucevita,Voronet and Arbore.Of all the monasteries in Bucovina,Sucevita is the only one still on the waiting list as UNESCO World Heritage Site.3rd Day:Suceava-Falticeni-Targu Neamt-Varatec and Agapia Monasteries-Bicaz Gorges-Gheorghieni-Tusnad-Brasov-Bucharest.Red lake is the biggest natural dam lake in Romania.It is relatively young,dating back to July 1837.Ucigasu Mount collapsed,after a series of storms and heavy rains,creating a natural dam into the Licas Creek.In the following years the water took the shape of lake,the Red Lake.

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UNESCO Heritage Painted Monasteries of Bucovina from Bucharest: 3 Days Trip

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest – Neamt Fortress – Gura HumoruluiPass By: Triumph Arch, BucharestMeet your guide and set out for a new experience in one of the most well known regions of Romania, Bucovina. Drive past Triumph Arch of Bucharest.Stop At: Neamt Fortress, Neamt County, Northeast RomaniaDrive from Bucharest to our first stop in Targu-Neamt city where you are going to visit one of the most well preserved fortress. This fortress was built in 14th century and it’s walls preserve the history of the region. Join our guide for a inside through for a more brief challenge of history touch.Continue your day to Bucovina region and reach Gura Humorului town where you will be accommodated.Arrival & Accommodation in Bucovina, town of Gura Humorului.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Arrival & Accommodation in Bucovina, town of Gura Humorului.Day 2: Gura Humorului – Voronet monastery – Moldovita – Sucevita – Marginea pottery – Gura HumoruluiStop At: Manastirea Voronet, Voronet, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Voronet 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: 45 minutesStop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaPass at the second monastery known as Moldovita. Explore this fascinating walls of history that lay within this monastery.Duration: 45 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: 45 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.Day 3: Gura Humorului - Bucharest Pass By: Mausoleum of Marasesti, Marasesti, Vrancea County, Southeast RomaniaAfter breakfast set back to Bucharest. On the way you can stop at Hanu’Ancutei ,a traditional restaurant that offers local dishes for lunch ( own expense).Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1027.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

Transylvania and UNESCO Painted Monasteries from Budapest: 6 days tour

ItineraryDay 1: Budapest – Arad- TimisoaraStop At: 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.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Filarmonica Arad, Arad, Arad County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaOn your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. The 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.Stroll the city center for a short walking tour as your guide will introduce you in the local culture.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 – Gura HumoruluiStop 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.After lunch head for Gura Humorului, in Bucovina region where you will be accommodated.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at a centrally located hotel.Day 4: Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Pottery of Marginea- Gura Humorului Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Voronet, Suceava County, Northeast Romania After breakfast head for Voronet Monastery. Our guide will present the outside wall of the monasteryDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaNext stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monasteryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaHead for Sucevita monastery another fortified monastery. This emblematic monastery preserves history of Bucovina region.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast Romania. End up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at a centrally located hotel.Day 5: Gura Humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red Lake – BrasovStop At: Bicaz Canyon, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaStart fresh in the morning after breakfast and travel towards Bicaz Gorge. This magnificent Gorge passes from Moldova region back to Transylvania region. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaStop at the Red Lake for a lunch break and then continue towards BrasovDuration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaReach Brasov in the afternoon where you will explore this vibrating city through a walking tour that passes at the most important sights such as Black Church and Catherine’s Gates. Duration: 30 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, TransylvaniaIn the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle and the true story of Vlad Dracula. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front of the castle. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaReach the Peles Palace set in the scenic mountain resort of Sinaia, also called the Pearl of the Carpathians. Tour the Romanian royal family’s former summer residence, which showcases a magnificent palace in the German Renaissance style. Built at the foot of the mountains between 1873 and 1914 by Carol I, the first Romanian king, the palace is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe.In the afternoon reach Bucharest.End of service.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1255.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$1141.73 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$2800 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover Romania Tour

ItineraryDay 1: BucharestStop At: Old Town, BucharestOur tour begins with a walking tour of the Old Town and discover the 500-year old history of the city. We explore the highlights of Romania’s capital, including the second-largest building in the world, the Palace of Parliament. In the afternoon, we discover why Bucharest was formerly known as “little Paris” as we stroll through the narrow streets, eclectic neighborhoods and take a look at our very own Arc-de-Triomphe. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Palace of Parliament, BucharestThe second biggest building in the world, after the Pentagon, it's definitely a must see. Activity is optional and implies and extra charge.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: We end the day in style by dining at an exquisite, golden-era restaurant. (price not included in the tour) • Breakfast: includedAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Epoque or similarDay 2: Explore the Wine Road in BuzauStop At: BudureascaWe head to the Romanian wine-road, where a cluster of vintners have taken advantage of the perfect soil conditions and started creating delightful wines. We visit two vineyards, we talk to the owners as we sample some of their best vintages and take a tour of the estates. This day is about relaxation and discovering the surprising Romanian wine. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Included in the price of the tourAccommodation included: Overnight in a former communist villa, beautifully restored into a mountain retreat.Day 3: Covasna countrysideStop At: Zabola Estate - TransylvaniaNext, we continue into the Szekler Land, a county where the Hungarian minority lives predominantly. Here we visit the countryside and get involved in a workshop with the local cooper and miller. They teach us how to make local specialty bread from scratch and we see how wine barrels are made. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: includedAccommodation included: In the evening we spend the night at an authentic chateau owned by the Mikes noble family since the 16th century.Day 4: Balvanyos and St Anne LakeStop At: Grand Santerra SpaWe take in the gorgeous natural scenery and wildlife, followed by a few hours in one of Romania’s best hot spring resorts, Balvanyos, where we soak in an open-air pool surrounded by mountains.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Saint Ana LakeThe only volcanic lake in the country where we might have the chance to see some wild bearsDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in BalvanyosDay 5: Bicaz Gorge and Neamt CitadelStop At: Bicaz Canyon, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaDrive through Bicaz Gorge, a road full of ravines built on a former riverbed, one of the most spectacular rock formations in the country. This gateway takes us from Transylvania to Moldavia, where the impressive Neamt Citadel marks our first stop in the region.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Cetatea Neamt, Targu Neamt, Neamt County, Northeast RomaniaImpressive 500-year old citadelDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight at a famous traditional crossroads inn, featured in many national novels.Day 6: Painted monasteries of BukovinaStop At: The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast RomaniaDiscover the Painted Monasteries in Bucovina, symbols of the Christian-Orthodox religion of Romania which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage. They are considered masterpieces of Byzantine art as the interior and exterior walls are covered in exquisite, vividly-colored mural paintings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. During the day we also stop for a black pottery workshop (the only one of its kind in the country), where you can try crafting your own souvenir.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in a traditional countryside guesthouseDay 7: Bucovina countrysideStop At: Cascada Cailor, Borsa, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaGet to know the iconic tradition of egg decorating by visiting the museum of an internationally acclaimed Romanian artist. Later we take a chairlift to the top of the mountains to see Horses’ Waterfall, a breathtaking canyon drop formed by glacier lakes. Before our trek to the waterfall we stop at the sheep pen for a locally sourced organic lunch.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in a charming guesthouseDay 8: MaramuresStop At: Parc Viseu de susWe start the morning with an epic ride on one of the last steam trains in Europe, which passes through the Carpathian forestry – a picturesque railway that was used for coal transportation. It’s the perfect opportunity for a picnic by the river while immersing into the surrounding landscapes. Duration: 6 hoursStop At: The Wooden Churches of Maramures, Ieud, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaWe continue by visiting the Wooden Churches of Maramures (also part of UNESCO sites), found in Ieud and Barsana, two traditional villages that seem to have been frozen in time for 100 yearsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaWe finish the day wandering around the Merry Cemetery, a fascinating result of people making fun of their own death.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in a traditional guesthouseDay 9: Cluj-NapocaStop At: Cluj-Napoca City Hall, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaAs the journey unfolds, we head to the fastest-growing city in Romania, Cluj-Napoca, where we explore its stylish medieval area, with buzzing restaurants and youthful crowds.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the ResistanceBeing a former communist country, Romania experienced great losses. An important place to understand how people were treated during the totalitarian regime is through a tour at the Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, a former political prison turned into a museum and we will visit that in the morning.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in Cluj at Hotel Capitolina Chic or similarDay 10: Turda and Alba IuliaStop At: Salina Turda, Turda, Cluj County, Northwest Romania, TransylvaniaIf you have never visited a salt mine, you will be impressed with this one located in Turda, where a massive network of mines has been restored to welcome tourists.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaOur next stop is the imposing citadel of Alba-Iulia, where we take a guided tour that depicts 2000 years of history, from ancient Roman times up to Romania’s Union Day (hence the name similarity).Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: includedAccommodation included: Overnight at Raven's Nest or similarDay 11: Biertan and SighisoaraStop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe travel deep in the center of Transylvania and discover Biertan, one of the most important Saxon villages with medieval fortified churches.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaFollowing on our itinerary is Sighisoara, the last inhabited fortress in Europe, listed by UNESCO for its alluring walled old town and surviving guilds’ towers. This place is also known as the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a ruthless ruler that served as inspiration for Count Dracula. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara, in a beautifully restored, former-nobility houseDay 12: Brasov and Bran CastleStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe reach another highlight of our tour by arriving at the Bran Castle, commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle” where we try to debunk the real mystery behind it.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaClose to Bran lies the charming city of Brasov, right in the middle of the mountains, waiting to be explored by the curious traveler. Here, we visit the Black Church, an important turning point in religious affairs in the Middle Ages and we discover the foundation of the very first Romanian school. We end our day in an excellent traditional restaurant located in the Old Square.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at Villa Katharina, named after Vlad the Impaler's mistress.Day 13: Transfagarasan Road and Vidraru LakeStop At: Poenari Citadel (The real Castle Dracula)How about a visit to the real Dracula’s castle this time? Poenari fortress stands tall on top of the mountains and welcomes you with a hike of 1476 steps for a breathtaking view (literally). To make things even better, on our way to the fortress, we drive on the magnificent Transfagarasan highway, voted by Top Gear as the best road trip in the world, cutting right through the mountains and ending with the Vidraru Dam, which borders the biggest accumulation lake in the country.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedAccommodation included: Overnight in a hotel overlooking the Vidraru LakeDay 14: BucharestStop At: Therme Bucuresti, Balotesti, Ilfov County, Southern RomaniaBack to Bucharest for the last day of our tour, where we can explore more of the city according to your preferences.Depending on your schedule, we’d like to invite you to unwind and relax at Therme, the biggest natural spa center in Eastern Europe, built green on thermal waters. It’s just 10 minutes away from the airport!Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: IncludedNo accommodation included on this day.