- Duration: 9 Days
- Location: Departure from Bucharest
- Available Seat: Please contact us!
- Price: 1 118 €/person
Romania is a truly remarkable country, and now it is time to see it. It is a country of strongly varied, colorful, ethnic cultures. It has a fabulous artistic and architectural heritage, which is still part of the living tradition. Romanian music draws on many different influences and is rich and varied. Much of the countryside is preserved and unspoilt, with a fascinating way of life still very much intact.
There is a huge area of forest and mountain wilderness and exciting wildlife. Romania is believed to have the largest population of bears in Europe as a proportion of its surface, even in comparison to Russia.
Today’s Romania is not a country that can be overlooked – it is an European country in the true sense of the word, a country with its own identity and values, a seductive country, which cannot fail to fascinate. It is a country about which we still have much to learn…
Arrival at the international airport of Bucharest. Meet and greet with our guide. Transfer to the hotel. Depending on the arrival time, free time for city tour in order to admire the architecture of the surnamed “Little Paris” of the 30’s. Visit the major tourist spots: University Square, the Palace of Parliament, Stavropoleos Church, the Palace of Parliament, Cismigiu Garden, Lipscani Street (the former merchants’ street), Herastrau Park.
Welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant. Accommodation in a 4* hotel.
Bucharest – Ploiesti – Sinaia – Brasov
Departure to Brasov region. Stop in Ploiesti and visit the Clocks’ Museum, founded in 1963 by Nicolae Simache. This museum is the only one of this kind in Romania and houses a great collection of horologes, sandals, sun and astrological dials, watches, furniture and fireplace clocks, pocket and travelling watches.
The next stop is at Sinaia. Visit the impressive Peles Castle with an impressive architecture and houses a large art and furniture collection.
Arrival at Brasov. Visit the historical centre: The Black Church (dating from 1477, acquires the name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire), The Council Square, The Rope Street, Catherine’s Gate.
If time allows, visit the peasant fortresses Prejmer and Harman dating from the 13th century or take the funicular toward the top of Tampa Mountain, in order to have great views over the city and its surroundings.
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Brasov.
Brasov – Bran – Rasnov – Rupea – Viscri – Sighisoara
Departure to Bran in order to visit the castle dating since the 13th century. Commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle” (and also linked to Poienari Castle and Hunyadi Castle by Dracula’s legend), it is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.
When return visit the Rasnov citadel, built at the beginning of the 13th century by the Teutonic Knight and just once conquered in its history, in 1600, by Gabriel Bathory.
Drive to Sighisoara. At Rupea visit the fortress dating from the 14th century, built on a Roman sit, also built over the an older Dacian citadel. Stop in Viscri and visit the fortified church originally built around 1100 and restored by Prince of Whales starting from 2006.
Arrival at Sighisoara. Visit the Saxon edifice dating from the 12th century, one of the few inhabited citadel of its kind and its touristic spots: The History Museum in the Clock Tower, Weapon Museum, Covered staircase, The Church on the Hill. Overnight in the old fortress in a 4* hotel.
Sighisoara – Biertan – Medias – Valea Viilor – Sibiu
Drive to Sibiu. At Biertan visit the biggest fortified church in Transylvania, founded at the early 13th century.
Stop and visit Medias, one of the best preserved historical centers in Romania, especially its medieval fortifications. Visit here the Tower of the Buglers, The St. Margaret Church, with its colored vitrified tiles.
The next visit is at Valea Viilor. The Lutheran fortified church was built in the 14th century in a Romanesque style and since 1999 is included in the UNESCO Patrimony.
Arrival in Sibiu city. Visit the ASTRA National Museum Complex, a 96 hectares open-air ethnographic museum. Later on, visit the medieval city: Grand Square, Brukenthal Palace (one of the oldest museums in the world), the Jesuit Church, the Council Tower, Huet Square, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lesser Square and Liar’s Bridge.
Overnight in a 4* hotel in the medieval city.
Sibiu – Sibiel – Calnic – Deva – Hunedoara
Departure toward the Hateg region. Stop in Sibiel and visit the Museum of glass painted icons. The next visit is at the Calnic Citadel dating from the 13th century, included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Continue to Deva. Visit the Citadel built in the 13th century, which dominates the surroundings.
Drive to Hunedoara and visit the castle known as Corvins’ Castle or Hunyadi Castle. The impressive size and architectural beauty sets it among the most impressive monument of medieval art, with subsequent developments added Gothic and then Renaissance and Baroque. Overnight in a 4* hotel.
Hunedoara – Orastie – Costesti – Sarmizegetusa Regia – Hunedoara
Departure to Orastie, in order to visit one of the six defensive Dacian fortresses. Costesti fortress was built in 1st century BC with the purpose of defending against the Roman attacks and as well, to protect the road to Sarmizegetusa Regia, the capital of the Dacian country. Package lunch.
The military, political, economical and religious centre of Dacia was Sarmizegetusa Regia, (now the village of Gradistea de Munte). It is situated 1.200 m above sea level, at the highest point of Gradistea Hill. Many manmade terraces were carved out of the hillside. The upper plateau is connected to the sacred area of the sanctuaries on two terraces by a via sacra – a monumental paved road with limestone flags.
Return to Hunedoara. Free time. Overnight in a 4* hotel.
Hunedoara – Densus – Sarmizegetusa – Targu-Jiu
Departure to Densus in order to visit the Church, one of the oldest Romanian churches still standing. Built in the 7th century over the ruins of a 2nd century Roman temple, the church is made by stone, especially from the Dacian Sarmizegetusa fortress.
Continue to Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana. Visit here the ancient capital and the largest city of the Roman Dacia, settled by veterans of the Dacia wars. The city was destroyed by the Goths and the only preserved sites are the forum, an amphitheatre and remnants of several temples.
Drive to Targu-Jiu passing through the most important mining region in Romania, Petrosani.
Arrival in Targu-Jiu. Visit the architecture creations of Constantin Brancusi: The Table of Silence, the Gate of the Kiss and the Endless Column. Overnight in a 4* hotel.
Targu-Jiu – Horezu – Bucharest
Departure to Horezu, a city well known for its pottery representing moments of the people’s life. There are exhibitions and fairs with traditional ceramics.
Visit as well Horezu Monastery, founded in 1960 by Prince Constantin Brancoveanu. It is considered to be a masterpiece of the Brancovenesc architecture style, known through purity, balance, richness of its sculpted details, its votive portraits and painted decorative works.
Arrival in Bucharest. Free tie for exploring the city and shopping. Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant and overnight in a 4* hotel.
Last visits and shopping. Transfer to the airport. Departure.
* Bucharest city
* Clocks’ Museum in Ploiesti
* Peles Castle in Sinaia
* Brasov city
* Prejmer and Harman peasant fortresses
* Bran Castle
* Rasnov Citadel
* Rupea fortress
* Viscri fortified church
* Sighisoara Citadel
* Biertan fortified church
* Medias town
* Valea Viilor fortified church
* Sibiu city
* The Icons Museum in Sibiel
* Calnic fortified church
* Deva fortress
* Corvins’ Castle in Hunedoara
* Sarmizegetusa Regia in Orastie Mountains
* Densus stone church
* Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana
* Brancusi’s sculptures in Targu-Jiu
* Horezu pottery centre
* Hurez Monastery
Organized groups: 1 118 €/person
Special! Private tour: 1 752 €/person
*240 €/person SGL Suppl.
- Accommodation 8 nights in 4* hotels
- Full board (check-in with dinner and check-out with breakfast)
- All transport and round transfers
- Fuel, road and parking taxes
- Entry tickets for the visits in the program
- English speaking attested guide
- Telephonic emergency call and support 24/7
- Air tickets
- Taxes for cameras and filming
- Driver for the private tour
- Drinks off the boarding
- The program in the present form is available if Day 1 is Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the opening hours of some visits or activities in the tour. If Day 1 differs, they will be replaced or cancel.
- Rates do not apply during the main holidays (Easter, Christmas and New Year) and during great events (festivals, concerts, fairs).