Romania grand tour from Budapesta to Bucharest: 8 days tour

Starting from 800€ per person

Itinerary

Day 1: Budapesta – Arad- Timisoara

Pass By: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest, Central Hungary
On your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. You’ll cross the border at Arad.

Stop At: Filarmonica Arad, Arad, Arad County, Western Romania, Transylvania
The first stop will be in Arad for a short walking tour. Arad is one of the Transylvanian towns with rich culture, that can be observed through it’s architecture. Stroll the city streets to see City Hall Palace , the Palace of Culture , the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church, the large domed Roman Catholic Church and the neo-classical State Theatre. If time allows it you can have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, Transylvania
In the afternoon reach Timisoara. This bustling city has been awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 due to it’s architecture that shows Turkish influence and massive Austro-Hungarian influence.
Duration: 30 minutes

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

Day 2: Timisoara – Corvin Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu

Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania
Start fresh in the morning after breakfast with your guide and head for your first stop at Corvin Castle. Explore this gothic castle to find it’s history that lays in the walls of this place.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania
After Corvin castle head for Alba-Iulia city. Alba-Iulia has an important cultural role in modern Romania as this is the place where the ancient and medieval history can be observed and also for the fact that this is where our country signed the unification treaty in 1918. Stroll the Old Town section to explore the history of this city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
In the afternoon reach Sibiu, where you will be having a walking tour in the Old Town of Sibiu. Sibiu is a medium size city but with rich history and it was appointed the European Capital of Culture in 2007.
Join our guide for a walking tour and explore the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara -Maramures 

Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Set out in the morning for Sighisoara city where Dracula was born and overnight. Take a walking tour inside the old walls of this fairy tale town to find out the history of Dracula and Sighisoara, one of the emblematic city for Transylvanian culture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania
Reach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation and you will enjoy traditional meals prepared by the locals.
Duration: 1 hour

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

Day 4: Maramures Excursion

Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Barsana, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania
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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Dragomiresti, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania
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
Next stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.
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: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta, Maramures County, Northwest Romania, Transylvania
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: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Enjoy a traditional homemade dinner in a Wooden house of Maramures.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House.

Day 5: Maramures – Tihuta pass – Voronet Monastery – Gura Humorului 

Stop At: Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului, Suceava County, Northeast Romania
Enjoy your warm breakfast and then depart for Bucovina region. On your way will reach Tihuta Pass which offers a great view over Bucovina region.
Reach in Gura Humorului and first see the Voronet Monastery. This is one of the most famous monasteries of the area as it was built by the famous ruler of Moldova region known as Stephan the Great. During his period he has manage to build over 300 monasteries most of them situated in the region of Bucovina.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel.

Day 6: Gura humorului – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black pottery – Gura Humorului 

Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Northeast Romania
Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Moldovita Monastery. This UNESCO Heritage monastery offers a view for those which are interested in history and religion. Join our guide to offer explanations about the paintings situated on the outside wall of the monastery.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Suceava County, Northeast Romania
Next stop will be at Sucevita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marginea Ceramics, Suceava, Suceava County, Northeast Romania
After this you head for the Black Pottery of Marginea to find out all about this old craft technique which is still being used nowadays. You will have the chance to see a real demonstration from one of the local craftsmen
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel.

Day 7: Gura humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red lake – Brasov 

Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Bicaz, Neamt County, Northeast Romania
Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for your next destination Brasov which situated in the central part of Transylvania. On the way you will pass through Bicaz Gorge and reach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu, Harghita County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Reach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
In the afternoon you will reach Brasov where you will explore this fairytale town. Our guide will let you through the history of this place as you are going to explore the Catherine’s Gates a former entrance of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes

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

Day 8: Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest 

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
In the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania
Reach the Peles Palace in Sinaia where you are going to visit the inside of one of the best palaces that Romania can offer. This 19th century palace was built by the first king of Romania.
Reach Bucharest in the afternoon.
End of service.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Departure Point

Budapest

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Duration

8 days

Return Details

Bucharest, Romania

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 7 nights Accommodation in 3-4 stars hotels
  • 2 Traditional Homemade dinner included ( Maramures region)
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transport by standard sedan/minivan vehicle.
Exclusions
  • Other Meals/drinks unless specified
  • Photo fees
  • Other expenses
  • Entrance fees ( 20 euros per person)
  • Single supplement 200 euros per person.
  • Entry/Admission – Castelul Corvinilor
  • Entry/Admission – Merry Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission – Voronet Monastery
  • Entry/Admission – Moldovita Monastery
  • Entry/Admission – Sucevita Monastery
  • Entry/Admission – Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)
  • Entry/Admission – Peles Castle
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Adult (18-90 years) / person:

1 – 3000 Euro

2  – 1600 Euro

3 – 1300 Euro

4 – 1100 Euro

5 – 950 Euro

6 – 850 Euro

– 800 Euro

Youth (13-17 years) / person:

1 – 4 – 950 Euro

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

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Additional info

Explore Romania and it’s main regions of Transylvania, Bucovina and Maramures on a 8-Days Complete tour from Budapest. With your guide, you’ll encounter some of the most unspoiled regions in Eastern Europe, home to the legend-steeped Carpathian Mountains and a cluster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the historical city of Brasov, Wooden Churches of Maramures, Local Homemade food, UNESCO Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Sibiu a European Capital of Culture, Corvin Castle a medieval castle and the UNESCO-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. This complete tour also offers four-star hotel accommodation that is included through the tour.