6-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

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Discover enchanting sites, spectacular landscapes, landmarks and traditions that endured over time in the beautiful regions in Romania, Transylvania and Maramures. This 6-days private tour takes you through the Carpathian Mountains and on to the Transylvanian plain as it shows you legendary castles and Wooden Churches  of Maramures nowadays UNESCO Heritage sites.
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.

What’s included

  • 5x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Homemade dinner in a Maramures house
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Transport by sedan/minivan vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees ( 30 euros per person)
  • Other Meals/drinks unless specified
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul Tarancii Romane
  • Entry/Admission - Merry Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest–Curtea de arges–Sibiu Pass By: Triumph Arch, Bucharest Set out in the morning towards Transylvania region. Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania On 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 minutes Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania If 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 hours Stop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Reach 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 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu in a centrally located hotel.
Day 2: Sibiu–Alba-Iulia–Maramures Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania After 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 hour Pass By: The Wooden Churches of Maramures, Ieud, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania After 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. • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village
Day 3: Maramures excursion Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania After 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 hour Stop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania Reach Dragomiresti Museum to find out about more about Maramures culture from a local with a visit at traditional house with it’s traditional belongings Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania Next stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania End 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 minutes Meals included: • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional dinner. • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village
Day 4: Maramures-Sighisoara Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Today 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara in a centrally located hotel.
Day 5: Sighisoara–Biertan - Viscri–Brasov Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania Set 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 hour Stop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania After 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 hour Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Reach 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 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a centrally located hotel.
Day 6: Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Set 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 hours Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania Once 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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