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Explore The Rich Romanian Culture & Architecture From Bucharest On This 12 Day Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Understand the history and culture of Romania on this 12-Day tour as you explore its major locations of interest. Admire the architecture style of its famous castles, wooden churches, palaces & painted monasteries, and participate in a Black pottery Workshop. Enjoy bird-watching, observe the varied flora and fauna and take in the scenic views at the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

Highlights
  • Explore Palace of the Parliament and Village Museum in Bucharest
  • Take a look at the famous evangelical Cathedral of Bistrita
  • Visit the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve & see the local and exotic fish species 
  • Admire the painted monasteries like Moldovita, Voronet, Barsana & Sucevita
  • Appreciate Bran Castle, known for the Dracula legend, and the Peles Castle
  • Learn about black pottery at a workshop in Marginea
  • See original paintings and fortification towers at Snagosov Monastery
  • Comprehend the Romanian architectural style of Mogosoaia Palace
  • Day 1: Travel from Bucharest to Tulcea expand_more
    • Drive to the city of Tulcea, and after crossing the Danube River, enter the Dobrogea Plateau, the oldest mountain of Europe with over 600 wind turbines. 
    • Reach Tulcea, and enjoy the fish tanks with local and exotic species at the Danube Delta Aquarium. You can get a full diving suit and instructor and feed huge Danube sturgeon for 100 RON. 
    • You can also visit the Ethnographic Museum of Tulcea to learn about the local ethnic groups.

    Overnight accommodation in Tulcea.

  • Day 2: Explore Danube Delta expand_more
    • Begin exploring the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. It is also known as a birdwatchers paradise since it is home to over 320 species of birds. You can try your hand at fishing or relax while browsing through the narrow channels.
    • Taste the Danube Delta cuisine at a local restaurant to experience the best local flavours.

    Return to Tulcea and stay overnight.

  • Day 3: Head to Brasov expand_more
    • Head towards Prahova Valley and ferry across the Danube river before heading north to the beautiful city of Brasov. 
    • Stop at the 300-year-old city of Sinaia, which was born around the monastery of Sinaia - the jewel of the Carpathian Mountains.
    • Visit the Peles Palace, also known as the Versailles of Romania, the royal residence of King Carol I of Romania and is considered the most beautiful summer Royal Residence in Europe.

    Stay overnight in Brasov.

  • Day 4: Move to Sibiu expand_more
    • Start your day with a walking tour down the cobblestone streets of Brasov to go back in time when the town was the hub of Arab merchants.
    • See St. Catherine’s Gate, the oldest in the city, and then make your way to the front of the Synagogue. Visit the Black Church, the biggest one in Eastern Europe with a 4000 pipe organ; surprisingly, it also holds the largest collection of oriental rugs in the country. 
    • Continue to Council Square and enjoy its lively atmosphere.
    • Depart for Dracula Castle. The castle was built in 1377 as a border point on the trading route between Transylvania and Wallachia. Your guide will offer you full insight into the legend of Vlad Dracula. 
    • Drive along the Fagaras Mountains, the highest mountain chain of Romania, and reach Sibiu, one of the gateways into Transylvania.

    Stay overnight in Sibiu at a centrally located hotel.

  • Day 5: Explore Biertan and Sighisoara expand_more
    • Take a walking tour around the 800-year-old city of Sibiu, one of the most beautiful German fortified cities of Transylvania. Marvel at the city's landmarks, including the Brukenthal Museum, a museum assembled by Baron Brukenthal, governor of Transylvania, at the beginning of the 19th century.
    • See the Evangelical Cathedral, then visit the Passage of Stairs linking the Upper Town to the Lower Town, the 1859 Liar’s Bridge, and finally the original Pharmacy Museum.
    • Depart to the heart of Transylvania, Sighișoara. On the way, stop at Biertan, the former Seat of Lutheran Bishops between 1516 and 1867 and one of the best-preserved medieval fortifications of our country.
    • Optional dinner at the birthplace of Vlad Dracula (Vlad the Impaler).
    • You can also choose to visit the amazing ancient oak tree reservation.

    Stay overnight in Sighișoara.

  • Day 6: Head to Bistrita and Sighetu Marmatiei expand_more
    • Enjoy a walking tour of the upper city of Sighișoara, and visit the Clock Tower, Scholar's Stairs and the Church. 
    • Return through the Saxon cemetery and leave for the medieval town of Bistrita. Also, visit the famous evangelical Cathedral of Bistrita and the nearby merchant building.
    • Arrive in the small town of Sighetu Marmatiei and stay overnight at one of the local farms. The hosts will offer great homemade meals and house-made plum brandy. In this splendid region of Maramures, the people have developed a robust community with a unique personality, traditions, culture, fashion, and lifestyle.
  • Day 7: Take an excursion to Maramures expand_more
    • Walk around the village to the nearby whirlpool. This is a century-old tradition, with the entire village coming here to wash their laundry.
    • Tour the famous Merry Cemetery in Sapanta.

    Stay overnight at the local house.

  • Day 8: Visit the wooden Churches and head to Bucovina expand_more
    • Head to Iza Valley, and stop at the village of Dragomiresti to visit a 235-year-old original complete household.
    • Visit the wooden church of Ieud, and make a quick stop at the exquisite Barsana Monastery, a great example of Maramures wooden church architecture.
    • Shop at the workshop of the local woodcarver in the village of Barsana. The family has been carving gates in the area for centuries.
    • Leave Maramures, and drive through the scenic Oriental Carpathian mountains. The pass goes up to 1500 meters.
    • Reach Bucovina and stay overnight at a hotel
  • Day 9: Visit Bucovina Painted Monasteries expand_more
    • Head to Voronet Monastery, also known as the Sistine Chapel of the East. The eastern wall features the best preserved Last Judgment fresco. We will also visit the Tree of Jesse.
    • Next is Moldovita Monastery, followed by the nearby Sucevita Monastery, situated right over a beautiful mountain pass and offering a great view of the Moldavian countryside.
    • Visit the Sucevita Monastery and see the Ladder of John of Sinai, considered to be one of the best frescoes of the monastery, rarely present in medieval Romanian art, which also displays valuable old Bibles in the country.
    • Visit the village of Marginea, which has a black pottery workshop using a technique called “oxygen reduction.”
    • End your day with a visit to the Monastery of Humor and return to the hotel.
  • Day 10: Head to Bucharest expand_more
    • Drive through the vineyards of Vrancea and arrive in Bucharest to take part in a brief orientation tour of the city. 
    • You can choose to relax or walk around Revolution Square close to your hotel.
  • Day 11: Take a tour of Bucharest, and visit Snagov and Mogosoaia expand_more
    • Take a city tour of Bucharest to view the Palace of the Parliament, the Revolution Square, Cotroceni Quarter, a view of Nicolae Ceausescu‘s private residence, and a visit to the Romanian Village Museum.
    • Visit the Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace. Snagov Monastery is the legendary burial place of Vlad the Impaler, although his grave is empty to this day. The monastery is on an island on a lake in the middle of one of the biggest forests around Bucharest. It was first built by Vlad the Impaler during his rule. Today, it still shows the original paintings and fortification towers.
    • Explore the Mogosoaia Palace to see how the Wallachian aristocracy lived in the 17th century. This palace is the best example of Romanian architectural style.

    Return to the city in the evening.

  • Day 12: Transfer to Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport expand_more
    • Drive to Henri Coanda International Airport. 

    End of the tour

What's Included
  • Air-conditioned car for the above-mentioned route

  • Gasoline

  • Parking fees

  • Guided tours

  • A professional English speaking guide/driver

  • Entrance fees

What's Excluded
  • Meals other than the ones included in the program

  • Individual travel insurance

  • Photo and video fees

  • Gratuities
     

Meeting Point

Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP), Calea Bucureştilor, Otopeni, Romania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 2EUR 3000 Per Group
3 To 3EUR 4400 Per Group

This is a private tour

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EUR 3000 / group

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