Romania Tour Package
- 6 nights hotels, 1 night monastery, 2 nights converted train hotel , All accommodation
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
- Transport by private minibus
- Transfer for group flights
- Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
- International Flights
- Any international flights to/from Bucharest are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel Insurance
- Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Romania tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Day 1: Start Bucharest
Those on the gathering flight will touch base at night in Bucharest at roughly 8pm. Land no one but customers can arrive whenever today and investigate Bucharest.
*Hotel Ramada Parc Bucharest or similar*
Day 2: Visit the People’s Palace; exchange to Targu Neamt.
Early today we visit the People’s Palace; the second biggest regulatory working on the planet, after the Pentagon. Presently lodging the parliament, this royal residence was worked in the 1970s by Nicolae Ceausescu. The castle’s 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, 328-feet long entryway and four underground levels (counting a gigantic atomic shelter), were worked by a multitude of 20,000 specialists and 700 engineers.
In the wake of visiting the royal residence, we travel toward the northern area of Targu Neamt (approx. 6.5 hours/400km), where we remain medium-term at an Orthodox religious community. Lunch will be taken en route.* Neamt Orthodox Monastery*
Day 3: Visit Agapia Monastery; exchange to Gura Humorului
Today will be a blend of nature and culture. We visit the Vanatori Neamt Nature Park, where we find out about the preservation venture for the reintroduction of the European buffalo. After this we go on a short walk (approx. 30 mins) almost a religious community committed to the heavenly St Teodora. Lunch will be taken in the cloister. We at that point advance toward the Agapia cloister which is acclaimed for its canvases by Nicolae Grigorescu and where the nuns are prestigious for their cover weaving workshop.
Later toward the evening we drive (approx. 1.5 hours/60 km) to Gura Humorului in the core of Bucovina; a town which was once shared by German and Jewish inhabitants. We remain the night here in our agreeable 4-star lodging.
*Hilde’s Residence or similar*
Day 4: Visit a brightened egg exhibition hall, trailed by a round excursion of Bucovina. Visit renowned painted religious communities of Moldovita and Sucevita.
At the beginning of today we visit a beautified eggs gallery. In Bucovina there is prevalent thinking that if the purified Easter egg doesn’t break for the whole year until next Easter, the family will be ensured for the entire year. The historical center has an accumulation of in excess of 3,000 luxuriously beautified painted eggs.
We will then take a round outing through the immaculate scene of Bucovina which takes us to the well known painted cloisters of Moldovita and Sucevita. Thought about fortunes of Romania, their painted outside dividers are brightened with expand fifteenth and sixteenth Century frescoes, highlighting representations of Orthodox holy people, prophets, and scenes from the life of Jesus. We additionally have an opportunity to see an exceptionally unique sort of dark ceramics in Marginea, which has been delivered in the district for over 500 years.
After lunch, we come back to Gura Humorului with the expectation of complimentary time toward the evening.
Driving separation approx. 2.5 hours/120 km
*Hilde’s Residence or similar*
Day 5: Drive to Viseu de Sus in Maramures and visit Bistrita in transit.
We leave Bucovina and drive to the Vaser Valley in the rocky and forested district of Maramures, which extends into an enormous forested territory near the Ukraine outskirt. We stop in the stunning town of Bistrita on the way, where we have time for espresso and lunch. Our last goal is the residential community of Viseu de Sus, situated on the banks of the River Vaser. We remain medium-term in a prepare that once had a place with the East German Railway. Presently a lodging, the prepare comprises of a steam train, two top of the line dozing autos and a comfortable feasting auto – an erratic experience.
Driving separation approx. 260km/Time 5 hours
Day 6: Ride on a steam prepare through the woods.
The Vaser Valley is a standout amongst the most wild and lovely scenes in Romania and popular for its ranger service railroad, which is as yet utilized for transporting logs from the remote timberlands. It is additionally the main methods for transportation in the valley. Today we venture back in time and gradually chug through the thick woodlands on the restricted measure steam prepare, following the falling Vaser River and passing the precarious bluffs of the canyon. The puffs and murmurs of the prepare, alongside the infrequent sharp shrieks of the train, add to the sentiment of experience and will take you back in time. Lunch is taken in the woodland.
We keep unwinding in this delightful locale and spend one more night at the prepare lodging tonight.
*Carpatia Express Hotel Train*
Day 7: Drive to Sighisoara in Transylvania, halting off at Turda salt mine on the way.
We advance south to Transylvania toward the beginning of today, where our goal is the medieval town of Sighisoara. We stop at the amazing Turda salt mine on the way and take our lunch near the mine. We at that point proceed with our voyage to the area of Transylvania.
Our goal ,Sighisoara, is one of only a handful couple of medieval fortifications in Europe that is still completely occupied. The Saxon town was established in the twelfth Century and is one of Europe’s most wonderful and best safeguarded medieval urban areas. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site and nicknamed “the pearl of Transylvania”. We see the renowned clock tower, elaborate places of worship and burgher houses as we meander around the medieval cobbled lanes.
Driving separation approx. 290km/Time 5.5 hours
Day 8: Visit the strengthened church of Biertan and the Saxon town of Viscri; drive to Brasov.
The following stop on our excursion through Transylvania is Biertan, a little provincial Saxon town settled in what was at one time a critical wine-developing territory. We visit the gigantic strengthened church with its few spiraling towers and ring-dividers. The congregation has been an UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 and is a captivating spot to visit.
We at that point advance toward Viscri, another UNESCO World Heritage site roosted over a slope. The town was spared from weakening through the activity of the Prince’s Trust, after the Prince of Wales initially visited the town in 1998. It’s one of the main cases of how tourism can profit the tenants of remote territories. The Prince of Wales presently possesses houses in Viscri and neighboring towns and returns in any event once every year. We appreciate a conventional lunch at a family-run bistro and have a walk around the town.
We proceed with our voyage and achieve Romania’s most wonderful medieval town, Brasov. Strongholds were raised around the city and extended by different societies, while inside the dividers structures sprung over the ages in gothic, rococo and renaissance styles. Brasov will be our base for the following two evenings.
Driving separation approx. 180km/Time 3.5 hours
Day 9: Visit Bran Castle, the home of Dracula; come back to Brasov to investigate; discretionary bear watching (occasional).
Today we visit one of the best sights in Transylvania, Bran Castle, otherwise called ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Roosted over a 200-foot-high shake, with forcing towers and tall tale turrets, it’s anything but difficult to perceive any reason why Bram Stoker picked this place as the setting for his novel. It was initially worked in the fourteenth century by the Saxons of Brasov to shield the mountain goes from the Turkish. It at that point filled in as a regal home from 1920 to 1948. Inside there are presentations of workmanship and furniture gathered by Queen Marie, and the grounds include a little outside exhibition hall showing Romanian worker structures.
Subsequent to investigating the château we jump back in the vehicle and advance back to Brasov to visit the Black Church. There is an ideal opportunity to investigate the city all alone toward the evening. In the late evening/evening, there is the alternative (occasional) to observe wild Brown bears from a shut stow away in the woodland, joined by an officer (roughly EUR 45 for every individual).
Driving separation approx. 60km/Time 60 minutes
Day 10: Transfer to Bucharest Airport. End trip.
An ambitious start today; we say farewell to Transylvania and drive back to Bucharest Airport (approx. 3 hours) in time for the gathering trip back to London, which more often than not leaves at noon. For Land Only customers, the excursion closes upon entry back to Bucharest Airport.