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Beautiful villages of Romania

“Eternity was born in the village…” a beloved Romanian writer says in one of his poems. And we think he is right. Why? Once you arrive in a Romanian village – located either at low altitude, seaside or in the mountains, you will surely feel that time has stopped. Tranquility, warmth and wisdom of the people will conquer your heart. Yes, Romania has various villages – richer or poorer, beautiful or boring, well-groomed or left in ruins. But charming…absolutely delightful!

Come and taste a little of rural Romanian spirit… 

Itinerary:

Bucharest – Targoviste – Campulung – Fundata – Brasov – Viscri – Sighisoara – Rimetea – Tecsesti – Cluj Napoca – Baia Mare – Barsana – Sapanta – Ciocanesti – Gura Humorului – Suceava – Piatra Neamt – Siriu - Bucharest

Overview:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Full board
  • Rural universe, village wisdom, warm people

Day 1: Bucharest – Targoviste – Campulung Muscel – Rucar – Fundata – Brasov - Viscri

Welcome to Romania! After meeting with your guide on the Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport, we invite you to take your seats on the bus that will lead you into another world: rural Romania. Your first contact with the spirit of the villages is in Fundata – a place with a beautiful panorama of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Moutains. Lunch on the spot. Next stop: Viscri, part of UNESCO Heritage, a Saxon village, well preserved for hundreds of years. Accommodation and dinner in a traditional house in Viscri.

Day 2: Viscri – Sighisoara – Medias – Blaj - Rimetea

Good morning, villagers! Did you sleep like babies? Breakfast is served – food carefully made with local products. Enjoy! Pack your bags, another day is in front of us! Sighisoara, well known for its statute: the only inhabited citadel in Europe, part of UNESCO Heritage. Lunch in a chic restaurant in the citadel. In the evening, the warm people in Rimetea will wait for us with a peaceful dinner and cozy bedding. Rimetea is known for its unique architecture, white houses with green windows, located in a Granite “bucket”. Sleep well!

Village

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Day 3: Rimetea – Tecsesti – Cluj Napoca – Baia Mare – Breb

Traditional breakfast, fresh air, beautiful landscape…fairytale, isn’t it? Wait to see what’s next! First visit is in Tecsesti, the only living museum in Romania, reviving the local civilization from Neolithic Era, Medieval Era and nowadays. Today, the village has only 14 old inhabitants. Interesting, you’ll see. Then, another village world opens its doors: Maramures. Lunch on the spot. Accommodation and dinner in a traditional house in Breb or similar.

Day 4: Breb - Sapanta - Barsana - Ciocanesti

After breakfast the rural adventure continues with Sapanta Merry Cemetery and Barsana Monastery. Then, we leave behind the land of Maramures to enter the land of Bucovina. Lunch on the spot. Ciocanesti is one of the most beautiful villages in Bucovina, well-known for the Painted Eggs Festival. The eggs model can be found also painted on the houses. Accommodation and dinner in a painted house.

Barsana Monastery

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Quiz time: Do you know the legend of the Merry Cemetery? If you want to find the answer, read through the offer!

Day 5: Ciocanesti – Gura Humorului – Suceava – Bicaz – Targu Secuiesc - Zabala

Moldavian breakfast! This day we will visit two monasteries, part of UNESCO Heritage and then we invite you to admire the breathtaking landscape from Bicaz Gorges. Lunch on the spot. Accommodation and dinner in a very exquisite mansion in Zabala.

Bicaz Lake

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Day 6: Zabala – Brasov - Urlati

After breakfast, our guide will show you why is Brasov the Crown City and probably the warmest city in Romania. A walk through the small streets to feel the medieval air should recharge your batteries. Lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant in Brasov. Then, we present you Urlati, a chic wine cellar with a comfortable accommodation. Festive dinner with wine tasting is our gift for you! Enjoy!

Day 7: Urlati - Bucharest

Because it is the last day, we propose to spend it in Bucharest. After a short sight-seeing, you’ll have free time to explore the city. Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Bucharest.

Day 8: Time to go home!

After breakfast, your bus will guide you to the airport.

 

Hope you enjoyed this tour and we hope to see you again soon!

Inclusions:

Accommodations & meals:

  • 7 nights accommodation in cozy guesthouses
  • Breakfast in every location
  • Lunch and dinner in every location, except Bucharest
  • 1 special dinner

Transportation:

  • Airport transfers
  • Air conditioning bus during the entire tour
  • Parking and road taxes

Others:

  • Entrance fees in all attractions that we stop by
  • English speaking tour guide
  • English speaking local guide when specified
  • Pre-paid tips – 70 euro/person 

Tips & Tricks

  • Best seasons for this tour: beautiful in every season, but we recommend it during the summer or early autumn
  • Health condition: you should be able to walk about 4-5 km/day, carry your own bags from the bus to the guesthouse
  • Age: doesn’t matter as long as you have a young soul
  • Clothing & accessories: comfortable clothes, very comfortable shoes – sport shoes, sneakers, a hat should be useful if travelling during summer, sunglasses, a small bag for documents and money
  • Others: a big smile on your face and a lot of good mood!

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