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TRANSYLVANIA, MARAMURES AND THE PAINTED MONASTERIES OF BUCOVINA 

from $1345.00
BUCHAREST-SIBIU -SAPANTA-GURA HUMORULUI -AGAPIA-BRASOV -SINAIA  10 days / 9 nights

IR2 - AMAZING ROMANIA - 2014
 

Day 1 – Bucharest
Arrival at Bucharest airport and transfer to your hotel. Check-in and installation at the hotel. At 19h00, meet with your guide and walk to a local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Bucharest. (D)

 

Day 2 Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Sibiusibiu
After breakfast, departure for Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. Lunch en route. Visit the Episcopal Church where the Romanian Kings are buried. Drive along the picturesque Olt Valley to Sibiu, one of the oldest towns in Transylvania - formerly Hermannstadt - founded by the Saxon colonists. Guided walking tour of the medieval town (the Main Square, the Evangelical Church, the Liars' Bridge etc.). Depart for Sibiel village -visit the Museum of Icons. Dinner and overnight stay at guest house. (B,L, D)

 

Day 3 Sibiu – Sighisoara – Targu Mures - Bistrita
Morning departure to Sighisoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler . En-route, visit the fortified Church at Biertan. We arrive at Sighisoara and discover the medieval Citadel, included in UNESCO World Heritage: the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the roofed stairways etc. Lunch at the “House of Dracula” restaurant. Continue to Targu Mures – arrival and walking tour through the elegant city centre. Drive on to Bistrita and visit the Gothic Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Bistrita (B, L, D)

 

Day 4 Bistrita – Maramures County
Departure to Maramures, the land of wood, the region where the most authentic rural life can be found. A trip to Maramures is, in every season, a wonderful experience: visit the traditional villages with their wooden portals, the Merry Cemetery at Sapanta - a true chronicle in verse about the villagers’ life. Late afternoon, return to Vadu Izei, via Sighetu-Marmatiei where you can admire the churches dating from the Austro-Hungarian period. Dinner and overnight at Vadu Izei. (B, L, D)

 

Day 5, Vadu Izei - Campulung Moldovenesc - Gura Humoruluiagapia1
In the morning, visit the Rozavlea and Ieud monasteries, continue with the Peasant Museum at Dragomiresti. Lunch en route. Drive on to Bucovina, the land of the unique painted monasteries, belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage. In Bucovina, admire the beautifully decorated houses. Arrive at Campulung Moldovenesc, to visit the Wooden Museum. Continue to Gura Humorului for dinner and overnight (B, L, D)

 

Day 6 Gura Humorului
In the morning, discover Voronet Monastery – the jewel of Bucovina, also called « the Sistine Chapel of the East » Then visit the Monastery Moldovita, also included in UNESCO Heritage; continue with Sucevita monastery (1585) – a genuine fortress. Lunch en-route. Stop at the beautiful village of Marginea, famous for its black pottery. Return to Gura Humorului for dinner and overnight

 

Day 7 Gura Humorului – Agapia – Lacu Rosu
Departure through the beautiful land of Moldavia with its typical villages. Visit the monastery of Neamt , built during the 14th – 15 century. Continue with visit of the monastery Secu; lunch at the monastery, with wine and ,,tzuica’’ (in-house made). Then discover the grand monastery of AGAPIA, which is surrounded by small houses where approx. 200 nuns live in, like in a monastic village . In the afternoon, drive along the Lake Bicaz and the dam to admire another lovely place of the country. Cross Bicaz Gorges on foot (weather condition); continue to the Red Lake resort. Dinner and overnight in Lacu Rosu

 

Day 8 Lacu Rosu - Brasov
Departure to Brasov; stop-over at Prejmer and visit the fortified church. Lunch in a local restaurant. Drive on to Bran to visit the famous medieval castle The "Dracula's" Castle, built as a fortress for the citizens of Brasov in 1377. Arrive at Brasov, formerly Kronstadt, founded by the Saxon colonists. Walking tour through the old town centre, including the Black Church, the Council Square, the Hirche House. Dinner and overnight stay in Brasov (B, L, D)

 

Day 9      Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
In the morning, we cross the Carpathians toward Sinaia, one of the most beautiful mountain resorts, also called”the pearl of the Carpathians”. Visit the famous Peles Castle, an exquisite piece of architecture, with its art and armoury collections etc. The Castle served as the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Lunch in Sinaia. Continue to Bucharest for panoramic tour of the city of contrasts between old and modernity, with its large boulevards and magnificent buildings ( the Romanian Athenaeum, the Patriarchal Church, Visit the House of Parliament, built 1984 – 1989, the second largest building in the world, with its unique marble decorations. Farewell dinner in a lovely “brasserie”, keeping immortal the old time of Bucharest spirit.

Day 10   Bucharest - departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight. End of our service(B)
 

DEPARTURE DATES (2014)

 Hotels 3* & 4*

June 20
September 12

$1345.00

Single supplement

$395.00


Available languages: EN. Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

Hotels (or similar):
Bucharest - Novotel 4*
Sibiel - Guesthouse Reghina 3*
Bistrita - Coroana de Aur 3*
Gura Humorului - BW Bucovina 4*
Lacu Rosu - Lacu Rosu 3*
Brasov - ARO Brasov 5* 

INCLUDED
Arrival transfer and departure transfer to/ from Bucharest  Airport
Transport by air-conditioned car (for 2 pax) / minivan / minibus or coach according to the above itinerary and programme;
English speaking guide at disposal for the whole tour ( for 2 pax the driver is the guide as well) 
9 night accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels (national classification), in double occupancy 
Full board starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on the last day
Entrance fees to museums and the mentioned sights
EXCLUDED
International flight to / from Canada
Tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
Beverages and other meals not indicated