Kick across Romania

8 days tour

A comprehensive presentation covering different regions of Romania, this tour has a bit of everything for everyone. You will therefore experience four different faces of the country: medieval Transylvania, traditional Bukovina, ancestral Maramures and fast beat Wallachia. The tour takes in the royal castle in Sinaia, the medieval towns of Brasov, Sibiu and Cluj, the fortress town of Sighisoara, Bukovina’s world famous painted monasteries, the timber architecture of Maramures and the impressive star-shaped fortress of Alba Iulia. Apart from that, the tour provides a unique opportunity to witness age old traditions such as pottery, egg painting and wood carving.

A fine presentation of many different regions of Romania, a good introduction to the towns and fortifications in Transylvania (Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov plus Bran, coined as Dracula’s Castle), the UNESCO-listed timber architecture of Maramures and painted monasteries of Bukovina, respectively the excellent Horezu pottery and interesting history of Wallachia

100

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  • Duration

    8 days tour

  • Available Tickets

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  • Location

    Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Teiului – Gura Humorului / Frasin – Iacobeni – Borsa – Ieud – Breb – Calinesti – Barsana – Sighetu Marmatiei – Baia Mare – Cluj – Alba Iulia – Sibiu – Horezu – 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

Frasin / Gura Humorului – Iacobeni – Borsa – Ieud and Poienile Izei wooden churches – Barsana Monastery – Sighetu Marmatiei

– Visit to the old wooden churches of Ieud and Poienile Izei
– Visit to Barsana Monastery with its beautiful setting
– Optional: visit to Master Barsan’s wood carving workshop in Barsana
– Accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei, in a fine traditional guesthouse with an excellent traditional restaurant

Day 5

Sighetu Marmatiei – the Merry Cemetery – Breb – Calinesti – Barsana – Sighetu Marmatiei

– Visit to the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta
– Visit to Breb, one of the best preserved traditional villages in Maramures
– Stops in the villages along the way to witness the local traditional life
– Accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei, in a fine traditional guesthouse with an excellent traditional restaurant

Day 6

Sighetu Marmatiei – Surdesti Wooden Church – Baia Mare – Cluj

– Visit to Surdesti Wooden Church
– Walk in the central square of Baia Mare and to Stephen Tower
– Optional: one hour detour including a walk in the former Armenian town of Gherla, including the Armenian Cathedral
– Walk through the old town of Cluj, including St. Michael Church, the pedestrian area, Eroilor Avenue
– Accommodation in Cluj, 3* hotel in or near the city centre

Day 7

Cluj – Alba Iulia – Sibiu

– Visit to the extensive, star-shaped Alba Iulia Fortress
– 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 8

Sibiu – Horezu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

– Detour to Horezu to experience the local, highly decorative pottery
– Break and short visit to Hurezi Monastery, a masterpiece of Byzantine art
– Optional: visit to the Maldarasti Culas, old medieval, fortified houses with very interesting stories
– Visit to Curtea de Arges Monastery
– Drop-off in Bucharest (accommodation here not included)

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