An extensive Romanian Tour to all the main attractions.
The three major regions of Romania: Moldavia, Wallachia and Transsylvania have gotten different influences throughout history. A journey that runs through all this three areas shows us the differences and similarities between them. From culture to nature, from churches to museums – this tour includes everything you need to discover about Romania.
From the airport, you will get a private transfer to the hotel. At first, you will be introduced to the history, architecture and culture of the capital city Bucharest. Here you will discover, among other things, the wide boulevards and parks that are surrounded by trees and reminiscent of the French capital and you will understand why Bucharest is affectionately known as “Little Paris”. Dinner will be served in a famous traditional restaurant in the old town.
In the morning we leave Bucharest and drive to Sinaia. We will visit the summer residence of the former royal family, the Peles Castle. Next visit will be at the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. The ultimate destination for today is Brasov. Dinner and overnight stay in Brasov.
Breakfast will be followed by a detailed tour of Brasov. One of the highlights is the Gothic Black Church, the largest of its kind in Eastern Europe. Next, in the very well preserved authentic old village of Viscri, we will discover the embossed structure of Saxon village courts. Sighisoara is our main destination for today. The Saxon fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the best preserved and continuously inhabited early-medieval citadel in Eastern Europe. This is followed by dinner and an overnight stay.
Right after breakfast, we will enjoy a walking tour of Sighisoara. Then we will visit Biertan, also a UNESCO World Heritage area. Before we reach Sibiu, we make a detour to Sibiel, where we will enjoy a home-cooked lunch in the house of a farmer’s family. Then we drive to Sibiu, where we will stay overnight.
In the morning you will be guided in a extensive walking tour of Sibiu, where you will definitely feel the medieval atmosphere of the city. The Liars’ Bridge, the Huet Square and the Evangelical Church are just some of the main attractions. Next up is one of the oldest settlements in Romania in our program – Alba Iulia. In ancient times, known as Apulum, this city was the largest military and economic center during the Roman occupation almost 2000 years ago. Then we drive to Cluj, where we will have dinner and remain overnight.
Cluj-Napoca is deemed as the university and business heart of Transylvania. The main square of the city shines with restored buildings from the 18th and 19th century. Dominating the square, stands the Catholic St. Michael Church. On the way to Baia Mare, we stop by to discover the wooden church of Desesti. Dinner and overnight stay in Baia Mare.
After breakfast we drive to Sapanta. We will visit the “Merry Cemetery”, called so because on every grave instead of a gloomy obituary one may read a funnily-written short story or poem about the deceased. Next stop will be at the wooden church in the village Barsana built in 1720. Before Radauti, where we will have dinner, there are still 2 more stops in the program: Rozavlea and Bogdan Voda.
We experience a full day at the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina: the beautiful Moldovita, the amazingly well preserved Sucevita and finally the Voronet Monastery, also known as the “Sistine Chapel” of the East. For dinner, we stop at a peasant family in the village Sucevita. Overnight in Radauti.
On the first half of the day we’ll take a closer look to one of the most impressive monasteries in the western part of Moldavia – Neamt, with its mightly walls that resemble a fortress. We will then visit the Varatec Monastery, founded in the 16th century, before we reach Piatra Neamt in the afternoon. Here we will have dinner and will spend the night.
The trip will have us crossing by ferry the 1km wide Danube, leading us to the Dobrogea region. In the early afternoon we will reach Tulcea, “the gateway to the Delta.” First, we visit the museum, which provides a good overview of the flora and fauna.
From Germany to the Black Sea, the Danube flows 2860 km and branches into one of the most beautiful deltas in Europe, a magical land that is more than 10,000 years old. The surface of the Danube Delta covers 4152 km², mostly on Romanian ground. On our 8-hour trip we will experience an unique landscape with wonderful flora and fauna. In the late afternoon we return to Tulcea. Then we drive to Constanta. Dinner and overnight stay.