6-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

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Discover enchanting sites, spectacular landscapes, landmarks and traditions that endured over time in the beautiful regions in Romania, Transylvania and Maramures. This 6-days private tour takes you through the Carpathian Mountains and on to the Transylvanian plain as it shows you legendary castles and Wooden Churches  of Maramures nowadays UNESCO Heritage sites.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest–Curtea de arges–Sibiu

Pass By: Triumph Arch, Piata Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest Romania
Set out in the morning towards Transylvania region.

Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Bulevardul Basarabilor 1, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
On your way will stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery. Explore this Moorish style Orthodox church that is considered to be the Romanian faith center for Orthodoxism.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Dn 7C Sibiu and Arges County, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
If the weather allows it make your way towards Sibiu city through Transfagarasan Road. Reach in the afternoon in Sibiu where you will do a walking tour of this magical city.

Please note that between the period of June-October Transfgarasan Road is open.

If the Transfagarasan Road is closed the alternative route of Olt Valley River Road will be used.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sibiu Travel...
Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest–Curtea de arges–Sibiu

Pass By: Triumph Arch, Piata Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest Romania
Set out in the morning towards Transylvania region.

Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Bulevardul Basarabilor 1, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
On your way will stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery. Explore this Moorish style Orthodox church that is considered to be the Romanian faith center for Orthodoxism.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Dn 7C Sibiu and Arges County, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
If the weather allows it make your way towards Sibiu city through Transfagarasan Road. Reach in the afternoon in Sibiu where you will do a walking tour of this magical city.

Please note that between the period of June-October Transfgarasan Road is open.

If the Transfagarasan Road is closed the alternative route of Olt Valley River Road will be used.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu 550320 Romania
Reach in the afternoon Sibiu city. This average size towns holds history throughout it’s Old town section. Tour the Old Town to explore the Big Square and the small Square as our guide will let you thru history.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu in a centrally located hotel.

Day 2: Sibiu–Alba-Iulia–Maramures

Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134 Romania
After breakfast set out for Alba Iulia city to visit a well preserved town that shows you medieval history and ancient history in the same spot. Alba Iulia is a former Roman city that was built to protect the nearby mines of gold after the Romans have conquered the area of Transylvania.

Alba Iulia is also known for being the city where the unification of Romania was signed in 1918 forming the very own country that you are visiting today. Check out the Orthodox Monastery, the Main gates of the city as well as other spots from inside the citadel.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: The Wooden Churches of Maramures, Church on the Hill, Ieud 437170 Romania
After Alba Iulia head for the medieval Corvin Castle, one of the most emblematic castle for this region.

Reach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation.


Meals included:
• Dinner: Traditional homemade dinner in a Maramures village.
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village

Day 3: Maramures excursion

Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Kloster, Barsana 437035 Romania
After breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion.

Your first stop will be at one of the most important monasteries of the area, Barsana monastery that offers an insight of the local culture with wood carventing skills.

Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Strada 1 Decembrie 1918 103 Nr 103, Dragomiresti 437170 Romania
Reach Dragomiresti Museum to find out about more about Maramures culture from a local with a visit at traditional house with it’s traditional belongings
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Romania
Next stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta 437305 Romania
End your day at the Merry Cemetery where your guide will read funny stories of people of Maramures, that have been buried in the cemetery. Built in 1947 this cemetery offers a different perspective on how after life should be approached, by taking it into a more funny way rather than sad way.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner: Enjoy a traditional dinner.
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village

Day 4: Maramures-Sighisoara

Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
Today you will travel back to central part of Transylvania, into the town of Sighisoara. This well preserved town is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula and nowadays it attracts visitors with it's fairytale look.

Take a walking tour with our guide to explore more about this fantastic medieval town.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara in a centrally located hotel.

Day 5: Sighisoara–Biertan - Viscri–Brasov

Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania
Set out in the morning for Biertan Fortified Church which is a UNESCO Heritage site. This is a former church built in Medieval times it sits on top of the hill with a great view over the village. Inside the church our guide will explain the history of this place and also the reason why is so well known.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri 507039 Romania
After Biertan fortified church head for Viscri Village. Viscri is known as one of the most well preserved Transylvanian villages and it does that so well as Prince Charles decided to buy several houses within the village. As you stroll thru this UNESCO Heritage site you will see how people used to live and still live nowadays in the same old ways. Check out the local fortified church and should you wish, try a local traditional lunch ( own expense).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
Reach in the afternoon Brasov city. Before you check-in in your hotel, stroll the city in a short walking tour with our guide. Pass next the Black Church and hear the history behind this magnificent building. See the Council Square and do not forget to pass at the main former gates of the city.
Duration: 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a centrally located hotel.

Day 6: Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
Set out fresh in the morning after your breakfast and head for Bran castle. This 14th century castle was built to act as a main custom point between Transylvania and Wallachia. Also Bran castle is known for it's connection with Vlad Dracula's legend and story. Join our guide inside the castle to find out more about the real story behind Vlad Dracula and Bran Castle. After the castle do not forget to check out the market in front of the castle for souvenirs.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
Once done with Bran castle, you will travel thru the Carpathian Mountains, passing ski resorts until you reach Peles castle situated in Sinaia Town. Enter the Peles castle and discover a well preserved, magnificent palace built in the 19th by the first king of the country. Explore the hallways as our guide will let you thru each and one detail of the rooms. Peles castle is also known as the Pearl of the Carpathian.

After Peles head back to Bucharest.

End of service.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Homemade dinner in a Maramures house
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by sedan/minivan vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • 2x Dinner
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Photo fees
  • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Muzeul Tarancii Romane
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees ( 30 euros per person)
  • Other Meals/drinks unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Merry Cemetery
Departure Point
Bucharest, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
Your location of choice in Bucharest or Bucharest Airport ( OTP)

8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that Transfagarasan Road is open only between June-October.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Single supplement – 100 euro per room.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.