A Kick around Monasteries and Castles

6 days tour

Crossing the Carpathians, this tour takes you to two different and equally interesting regions of Romania: medieval Transylvania and rustic, traditional Bukovina. The tour takes in the royal castle in Sinaia, the medieval towns of Brasov and Sibiu, the fortress town of Sighisoara, Bukovina’s world famous painted monasteries, as well as natural wonders such as Bicaz Gorges or Doamnei Cliffs (the latter can be usually reached by road only in July – October). Apart from that, the tour provides a unique opportunity to witness age old traditions such as pottery and egg painting.

A tour that will give you a good introduction to Transylvania, its towns and fortifications (including Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov plus Bran, coined as Dracula’s Castle), as well as Bukovina, with its Carpathian mountain setting and famous, UNESCO-listed, painted monasteries


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  • Duration

    6 days tour

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  • Location

    Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Teiului – Gura Humorului / Frasin – Vatra Dornei – Bistrita – Targu Mures – Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

Pick-upany hotel or place in Bucharest
Drop-offany hotel or place in Bucharest

What is included

accommodation on bed & breakfast basis according to the program above, English-speaking driver-guide, transport on an Economy (unless otherwise agreed) A/C vehicle, entrances to the mentioned places (where visits are included), as well as walking tours and photo or explanation breaks as mentioned; meals are not included unless specifically mentioned.


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Day 1

Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov (not MON, TUE)

– Pick-up in Bucharest
– Visit to Peles Castle in Sinaia
– Visit to Bran Castle
– Walking tour in downtown Brasov
– Accommodation, 3* hotel in downtown Brasov

Day 2

Brasov – Prejmer Fortified Church – Tusnad Spa – Bicaz Gorges – Poiana Teiului – Frasin / Gura Humorului

– Visit to Prejmer Fortified Church / not Sun, Mon
– Drive along the scenic Bicaz Gorges
– Extra: the tour can allow a detour via Chiril – Transrarau Road – Campulung in order to arrive at the accommodation unit, yet only if the road is open and there is time for it
– Accommodation, traditional guesthouse with a very good restaurant in Frasin or Gura Humorului

Day 3

Frasin / Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Marginea Black Pottery Workshop – Vama Painted Egg Museum – Gura Humorului / Frasin

– Visit to three of the painted monasteries of Bukovina: Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita
– Visit to the Black Pottery Workshop in Marginea
– Visit to the Painted Egg Museum in Vama
– Accommodation, traditional guesthouse with a very good restaurant in Frasin or Gura Humorului

Day 4

Gura Humorului / Frasin – Vatra Dornei – Bistrita – Targu Mures – Sighisoara

– Break in Vatra Dornei and walk across the spa park
– Walk in Bistrita passing by the Sugalete, the old houses in the centre
– Walk through Targu Mures, including exterior views of the Transylvanian Secession style Palace of Culture and the beautiful Statu Quo Ante Temple
– Walking tour of Sighisoara, excluding any inside visits (they can be paid on spot and visited the following day)
– Accommodation, 3* hotel in the fortress of Sighisoara

Day 5

Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiu

– Visit to Biertan Fortified Church
– Walking tour in Sibiu, across the three main squares: Huet, the Large and the Small squares
– Drive to and visit to the folk technology museum set in the large Dumbrava Forest (traditional houses set in the large park)
– Accommodation, 3* hotel in Sibiu (in the old town or at a 10 minute drive from it)

Day 6

Sibiu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

– Visit to Curtea de Arges Monastery
– Drop-off in Bucharest (accommodation here not included)


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