6-Days Transylvania and UNESCO Painted Monasteries Tour from Bucharest
Discover medieval citadels, spectacular natural landscapes and traditions that endured over time in two of the most beautiful regions in Romania, Transylvania and Bucovina. This 6-days tour takes you through the Carpathian Mountains and on to the Transylvanian plain as it shows you legendary castles, Painted Monasteries of Bucovina nowadays UNESCO Heritage sites, a German fortified city, a 15th century fortified church, a magnificent gorge and a former European Capital of Culture.
- Duration6 Days
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Private Group
- Day1 BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV
BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV
On the first day you will be picked up from Bucharest and we will drive towards the beautiful Prahova Valley.Our first stop will be at the imposing and magnificent palace of Peles. Built by the royal family of Romania during the 19th century, this palace offers an insight of 19th century German Renaissance style of decorations. The next stop will be in Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle. The imposing construction watches over a valley from a strategic position, it was originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania. Together we shall discover the connection between the legendary ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and the infamous vampire. In the afternoon we will head to the city of Brasov, a city that retains its medieval charm with the help of its well kept historical center. Our walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square from where we shall admire the old City Hall with its clock tower, the monumental Gothic Black Church, the fortifications, the two watch towers up the hill, the craftsmen guilds and the narrowest street in Europe.
Overnight in Brasov.
- Day2 Brasov –Rasnov –Sibiel- Sibiu
Brasov –Rasnov –Sibiel- Sibiu
At noon we reach Sibiu, one of the most well known towns of Transylvania. During the year of 2007 Sibiu became the first European Cultural Capital from Eastern Europe. Join our guide for a walking tour of Sibiu towards the Main Square, The Cathedral and Liars Bridge.
At night we head for Sibiel Village, a traditional village of Transylvania where we are going to have a homemade dinner in one of the traditional houses.
Overnight in Sibiu.
- Day3 Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara
Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara
After breakfast we leave Sibiu to reach Biertan. This 15 century fortified church is another UNESCO Heritage site. A former church built in the Medieval times that sits on top of the hill and offers 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.
Reach Sighisoara in the afternoon. This is one of the German Fortified Cities that is still unique because people still live inside the old city, behind the walls. Take a walking tour with our guide in order to explore the Clock Tower, former main entrance of the city, The Church on the Hill and the Scholars stair.
Overnight in Sighisoara.
- Day4 Sighisoara – Bicaz Gorge – Gura Humorului
Sighisoara – Bicaz Gorge – Gura Humorului
Set out in the morning towards Bicaz Gorge. Explore this fantastic carving through the mountains. Do not forget to stop at the Red Lake where our guide will have the chance of explaining why is being called Red Lake.
Reach in the afternoon Bucovina region in the town of Gura Humorului
Overnight at Gura Humorului.
- Day5 Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black Pottery Marginea – Gura Humorului
Gura Humorului – Voronet Monastery – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black Pottery Marginea – Gura Humorului
Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Voronet 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.
Next stop will be at Moldovita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery.
Head for Sucevita monastery and end up your day at the Black Pottery of Marginea.
Overnight in Gura Humorului.
- Day6 Gura Humorului – Mud Volcanoes – Bucharest
Gura Humorului – Mud Volcanoes – Bucharest
Head in the morning from Bucovina region towards the south part of Romania. Reach the Mud Volcanoes where this unique site will enchant you with a picture that seems from the movies. Explore this Mars looking Volcanoes.
Reach in the afternoon Bucharest.
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Tour duration: 6 days
5 nights Accommodation in 3-4 stars hotels
1 Homemade dinner in a Transylvanian house Breakfast
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by standard sedan/minivan vehicle
Single supplement – 100 euro per room.
Other Meals/drinks unless specified