Highlights

* authentic live music
* antiques bargains
* photogenic local people
* anything you can and cannot imagine

Tour information

duration: 1 day
validity: twice a year (2nd weekend of June and 2nd weekend of October)
participants: small groups recommended; no minimum number of participants

Rates

1 pax               137 eur / pers.
2 pax               71 eur / pers.
3 pax               55 eur / pers.
4 pax               49 eur / pers.
5 pax               43 eur / pers.
6 pax               39 eur / pers.
7 pax               33 eur / pers.
8 pax               27 eur / pers.
* for more then 8 participants, prices available upon request.
* for antiques collectors interested in expensive items, specialized consulting available upon request

Package includes:

* transportation by car or minibus;
* gas and parking fees
* English, French or Romanian speaking guide
* palinca tasting
* meals for the guide

Package do not includes:

* meals and drinks
* personal expenses
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This is a tour destined to the antiques collectors and photographers interested in human portraits, social issues, photojournalism, vintage, colors and local events. It is also destined to those who enjoy a good bargain, for those interested in human mob psychology, group behaviorism and psychology of mercantilism. Last but not least, it addresses every single curious traveler who doesn’t get scared of overcrowded local events.
In whichever category you may classify, be sure to have small change upon you as nobody gets out from Negreni flea market without buying at least a couple of things.

Tour description

Departure from Cluj in the morning. Enjoying the flea market the whole day. Arrival back in Cluj in late afternoon.
Taking place twice a year, the second weekend of June and October, Negreni flea market is one of the most incredible markets in Romania. The autumn edition lasts an entire week, reaching the apogee starting with Thursday. Every autumn, more than 20000 people take part at this event.
Some say the origins of this fair dates back to the Middle Ages. Others believe it’s a bit newer, just over 100y old!
There is a saying that there is no object, article or piece you could ever imagine that is not to be on sale here, be it at first hand, second hand or over 100y old.
Displayed on an area of over 15000ft², the market covers any possible domain you can think of: traditional handcrafts, antiques, communist souvenirs, and all other sort of secondhand goods that mark the transition from tradition to globalization, from communism to capitalism, from authenticity to kitsch.
Famed among the connoisseur for being the biggest antiquities market in South-Eastern Europe, it attracts collectors and traders from all over Europe and not only.
So dense it is in it’s diversity of products, so overcrowded and so colorful, that you just cannot take it all in one day. From dusk till dawn you can try to find your way through this maze and eventually you realize there is still so much too see. It spins you like a hurricane, it stuns you, it intoxicates you and in the end you find out that you too, like so many others before you, you’ve become addicted and you’ll have to come back the next year.

Additional information

This tour can be extended for up to 4 days.
This tour may partially be subject to weather conditions.