ROMANIAN RAPSHODY

- 14 days/ 13 nights-

DAY 1: BUCHAREST

Meet with the guide at the Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest. Transfer and accommodation to a 4* hotel in Bucharest.

DAY 2: BUCHAREST - TARGOVISTE

Breakfast. Today starts with a sightseeing tour of Bucharest, including: The Vlad the Impaler’ Old Princely Court; the Archbishop’s Church and Palace, the Palace of Parliament (also called the “House of the People”), second largest building in the world, after the building of US Pentagon. Arrival in Targoviste where you will visit to the Chindia Tower and the former Princely Court of Wallachia. Accommodation at 3* hotel in Targoviste.

Palace of Parliament “Princely Court” Complex – Targoviste

DAY 3: TARGOVISTE – SIBIU

Breakfast and departure to Sibiu. On the way you will visit Cozia Monastery, an important hystorical monument from 14th century, erected by the grandfather of Vlad the Impaler.
En el camino, se visita Cozia monasterio, monumento histórico del siglo 14, construido por el abuelo de Vlad el Empelador (Mircea cel Batran) en 1388 (cuenta con su tumba), es uno de los más valiosos monumentos de arte medieval y la arquitectura.

Large Square – Sibiu Cozia Monastery

In the after-noon you will make a sightseeing tour of the mediaeval fortress by foot, including the former palace of the governor of Transylvania, Samuel von Brukenthal, nowadays housing one of the best art galleries in Romania. The tour is including the citadel, the Liar’s Bridge, the Stairs Passage. Accommodation at a 3* hotel in Sibiu.

DAY 4: SIBIU - ALBA IULIA - CLUJ-NAPOCA

Breakfast. In the morning departure to Sibiel where you will visit the Museum of the Icons on Glass – the largest collection of Icons on Glass in Transylvania (XVIII-XIX). Vizitarea zonei etnografice Sibiu, On the way to Cluj Napoca, the itinerary pass through Alba Iulia, where you can admire The Orthodox Cathedral and The Union Hall. The medieval fortress, with original gates and starshaped walls was built between 1716-1753 by Giovanni Morando, using the Vauban system – it is the biggest system in the South-East Europe.
Accommodation at a3* hotel in Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj Napoca The Guard of Alba Iulia Fortress

DAY 5: CLUJ-NAPOCA – ROHIA - BAIA MARE

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Cluj Napoca, including a walking tour and entrances to the Banffy Palace and St. Michael Cathedral. On the way to Baia Mare, visits to the Rohia monastery. Sightseeing of Baia Mare. Accommodation at 3* hotel in Baia Mare.

Rohia Monastery “Stefan” Tower in Baia Mare

DAY 6: BAIA MARE – SAPANTA – SIGHETU MARMATIEI

Breakfast. Visits to the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, unique in the world for its happy epitaphs painted on the wooden crosses by the local craftsman Stan Patras. In Sighetul Marmatiei you can see the The Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, one of the most interesting museums in Europe dedicated to the Fight against the Communist Regim. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Sighetu Marmatiei.

Merry Cemetery Sighetu Marmatiei

DAY 7: SIGHETU MARMATIEI – VALEA IZEI - CAMPULUNG MOLDOVENESC - GURA HUMORULUI

Breakfast. Day dedicate to visits to the most representatives monuments of the Maramures Wood Civilisation - wooden carved gates, churches and religious monuments in Rozavlea, Barsana and Ieud. Late in the afternoon, crossing the mountains to Bucovina. Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Gura Humorului.

Barsana Church Rozavlea Church

DAY 8 : GURA HUMORULUI - MANASTIRILE HUMOR, SUCEVITA, MOLDOVITA SI VORONET - PIATRA NEAMT

Breakfast. Your next day in Bucovina is dedicated to a full-day trip of the most important UNESCO monuments: the monasteries with outdoor frescoes of Sucevita, Moldovita, Voronet (the most important, also called “The Sixtine Chapel of the East”, well known for its “blue of Voronet”) and Humor. In Campulung Moldovenesc you will visit the Museum of Woodcraft. Accommodation at a 3* hotel in Piatra Neamt.

Sucevita Monastery Moldovita Monastery

DAY 09 : PIATRA NEAMT – SIGHISOARA

Breakfast. Departure to Sighisoara. The way back to Transylvania is crossing Carpathians thorugh the Bicaz Gorges, a wild mountain trail through the mountains. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Sighisoara.

Bicaz Gorges Sighisoara

DAY 10 : SIGHISOARA – BRAN – BRASOV – SINAIA

Breakfast. Today you will visit Sighisoara, the only medieval citadel in Europe that is still fully inhabited; mentioned in 1280 as “Castrum Sex”. Detalied tour of the citadel, including the Tower Museum, the Cover Stairs, the Church on the Hill. Feel the attractions of the Torture Room and visit the Mediaeval Weapons Collection. Visit the house where is supposing that Vlad “Dracula” was born (now a cozy restaurant). Next stop is Bran Castle. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.

In the afternoon you will visit Brasov, where you will make a sightseeing tour of the city, including Black Church (the biggest Gothic monument in Brasov), St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Schei Gate and District (architectural reservation), the Rope Street (the narrowest street in Europe), The Clothes-makers Bastion, The Rope-makers Bastion, The Weavers’ Bastion (building unique in Romania), the White and the Black Towers, Ecaterina’s Gate, the Old Town Hall Square and the Town Council building.

Arrival in Sinaia. Home to the splendid Peles Castle, Sinaia is located at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains. Although the Sinaia monastery has existed here since the 17th century, Sinaia becomes famous at the end of 19th c., when became the summer residence of the first king of Romania, Carol I, which popularized the town. Accommodation at a 3* hotel in Sinaia.

Bran Castle Black Church

DAY 11 : SINAIA-TULCEA

Breakfast. Visit Peles Castle, a fine example of German Renaissance style of architecture, with elaborately-decorated rooms. Departure to Tulcea where yoy will be accommodated in a 3* hotel.

Peles Castle Tulcea’s Harbour

DAY 12 : DANUBE DELTA

Breakfast. 1-day trip by boat to the bird-paradise from the Danube Delta.

Danube Delta Danube Delta

Fisherman’s lunch on board. Accommodation in the same 3* hotel in Tulcea.

DAY 13: TULCEA – BUCHAREST

Breakfast. Departure to Bucharest. Free time for shopping. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Bucharest.

DAY 14: BUCHAREST - AIRPORT

Breakfast. Depending on your flight schedule, you will have free time for shopping or transfer to the Henri Coanda International Airport, Otopeni.

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