Best of Maramures

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Best of Maramures

€ 90

per person

Set off for the land of wooden architecture: visit two UNESCO churches, enjoy the scenic countryside routes, admire the Merry Cemetery, enjoy a local meal, admire a traditional dowry-room, discover the village life, meet the joyful local people.

Travel Details

Start / End
1 day
March - November
Tour type
Departure time
8 am
Estimated return time
8 pm
Driving distance
500 km
Car transfer duration
7-8 h
Estimated tour lenght
12-14 h (depending on your interests)
Surdesti and Desesti wooden churches (UNESCO); Merry Cemetery in Sapanta; traditional dowry room; craftsmen
order of visits may suffer changes

Positioned in the north-western part of Romania, in a mountainous area, Maramures is a very special region, renowned for its living traditions, rural life, amazing haystack-spotted landscape, colorful clothing, party music and wooden architecture.

Beside visits and the ancestral landscape display, getting to meet the warmhearted locals of Maramures – this is the major pledge of this guided one day tour from Cluj to Maramures.


Cluj - Maramures - Cluj

Your guide will pick you up in Cluj at 8 a.m. and drive you to Maramures.

Your first visit will be that of the 18th century wooden church of Surdesti, the tallest of all eight wooden churches of Maramures included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Later on, take a walk in the best preserved traditional village in Maramures and have lunch with the locals.

Continue with the visit of another UNESCO wooden church (Desesti or Budesti). The unavoidable attraction in Maramures is the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, an unusually colorful place, unexpectedly reflecting the love of life of the locals – that’s what you’ll discover in the late afternoon. You cannot leave the region before entering the house of a villager eager to show you their traditional dowry room.

Get back to Cluj in the evening.


services of an English speaking guide / driver

pick up & drop off

transportation by private vehicle or minibus

gas, road tax and parking fees

entry tickets (for Merry Cemetery, wooden churches)

lunch with the locals

Not included:

your meals and drinks (others than mentioned)

photo / video fees (where required)

personal expenses


from 90 EUR

you can choose departure date

price varies according to number of participants

you can choose guiding language (subject to availability)

discount code: DS201PT


122 EUR

every Wednesday (March to October)

fix pricing regardless the number of participants (min. 2 - max. 8 participants)

guiding available in English

Check here what discounts apply to this tour.

All prices are listed per person and calculated on an 8 participants basis.
For tours for more than 8 participants, please request a quote.