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Romania standard tour

€ 1115

per person

Discover the most interesting sites in Romania. Immerse into the countryside of Maramures. Enjoy the fabulous local food of Bucovina. Roam through the medieval town of Transylvania. Enjoy your eyes with the colorful sights of the Carpathians.

Travel Details

Bucovina, Maramures & Transylvania
Start / End
8 days / 7 nights
8:30 am
March - November
Tour type
Dress code
For monasteries visits: shoulders and knees should be covered for both men and women. Skirts and scarfs are sometimes offered at the entrance. For salt mine visit: non slippery-shoes & appropriate warm clothing recommended (the constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C).
two wooden churches (UNESCO) & Barsana monastery in Maramures; Sapanta Merry Cemetery; Ciocanesti village; two painted monasteries in Bucovina (UNESCO); Bicaz Gorge; Red Lake; Sighisoara fortress (UNESCO); the Black Church in Brasov; Prejmer fortified church (UNESCO); Peles and Bran castles; Alba Iulia citadel; Turda salt mine; Brasov, Sibiu & Cluj city centers
about 1450 km / 900 mi
Car transfer duration
see daily details in Tour Plan
for all the visits to be available as mentioned, the tour is recommanded to start from Friday to Sunday. If starting on a different day of the week, certain visits may not be possible or will have to be replaced.


Arrival in Cluj-Napoca. Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the hour of your arrival, you can opt for a guided tour of the city (also available on the last day, depending on departure schedule).

Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Cluj.

Car transfers: approx. 30 min; ~10 km / 6 mi

(no meals included)


Cluj – Maramures

Your guide will meet you in the morning and you will begin the journey together, heading from Maramures. First stop of the day will be in Surdesti village, for the visit of the wooden church, the first UNESCO heritage site on your itinerary.

Lunch in a restaurant and continue with the visit of the colorful Merry Cemetery from Sapanta.

Route to Desesti village for he visit of the wooden church, another UNESCO heritage site. Here you will discover the best preserved interior painting of all the wooden churches of Maramures.

In the afternoon, take a walk in one of the best preserved traditional village in Maramures.

Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse in Maramures.

Car transfers: approx. 4h; ~265 km / 164 mi

(breakfast and dinner included, lunch not included)


Maramures – Bucovina

After breakfast, visit the new monastery of Barsana, remarcable for its mix of modern and traditional architecture.

Departure for Bucovina, across the Carpathian Mountains. Stop in Ciocanesti to see the traditional decorated houses. Lunch on the way in a restaurant.

Visit the painted monastery of Moldovita, famous for it’s Siege of Constantinople fresco scene.

As decorating the Easter egg is an ancient Hutsul tradition that you must not miss, you’ll have the chance to assist at such a demonstration.

Continue the journey with the visit of the most famous of all painted monasteries in Bucovina: Voronet monastery (UNESCO site).

Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse in Bucovina.

Car transfers: approx. 4h30min; ~250 km / 155 mi

(breakfast & dinner included, lunch not included)


Bucovina – Sighisoara

After breakfast, a long transfer to Transylvania ensues, which will take you through Bicaz Gorge and by the Red Lake in the Eastern Carpathians.

Lunch in a restaurant. After lunch, transfer through one of the biggest depressions of the Eastern Carpathians, the homeland of the Hungarian speaking Szekely Transylvanians.

During late afternoon and early evening you’ll walk through Sighisoara – Transylvania’s best preserved medieval town, also included in the UNESCO world heritage list, world-renowned for being Dracula’s birth place. (All Dracula stories are to be taken with a pinch of salt, of course.)

Overnight in a 3* hotel in Sighișoara.

Car transfers: approx. 5h30min; ~325 km / 201 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


Sighisoara – Sinaia – Brasov

After breakfast, transfer to Sinaia for the visit of Peles Castle, the first castle built by the Romanian Monarchy during the 19th century. Chance to admire the personal arts collections of the royal family. Lunch in a restaurant.

Return to Brasov, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Transylvania. Discover the Black Church, easternmost Gothic church in Europe, and enjoy a guided tour of the old town. Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov.

Car transfers: approx. 3h30min; ~210 km / 130 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


Brasov – Prejmer – Bran – Sibiu

Breakfast and short lift to explore Prejmer fortified church. Out of over 200 fortified churches preserved in Transylvania, this is for sure the most intriguing and fascinating. Not to mention that it is one of the first nomitated as UNESCO heritage site.

Transfer to Bran village to visit the so called ‘Dracula’s Castle. Built in the Middle Ages and yet modernized at the beginning of the 20th century, Bran castle is now one of the most visited places in Romania.

Lunch in a restaurant. Departure for Sibiu, the best defended medieval fortified town in Transylvania, named European Capital of Culture in 2007. Tour the four defensive walls of the old city to discover the local landmarks.

Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Sibiu.

Car transfers: approx. 3h30min; ~ 200 km / 124 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


Sibiu – Alba Iulia – Turda – Cluj

Breakfast and departure for Alba Iulia, the city Romanians love the most. Visit Alba Carolina Vauban citadel and discover all its inside stories : all about the ancient Romans, the Hungarian kings, the union of Transylvania with Romania.

Continue the journey to Turda. Visit one of the most incredible underground location in Europe: Turda salt mine. Holding both a historic and a modern side, the salt mine is a must see in Transylvania.

*It is not recommended to visit the salt mine if you have heart, lungs, digestive and other health conditions. You can check them all here.

Transfer to Cluj and overnight in a 3* hotel.

Car transfers: approx. 3h30min; ~181 km / 112 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)



Breakfast. Cluj city tour (if not take on arrival day).

Transfer to the airport and end of the tour.

Car transfers: approx. 30 min; ~10 km / 6 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


services of an English speaking guide / driver

airport pick up & drop off

transportation by private vehicle or minibus

gas, road tax and parking fees

entry tickets (for two wooden churches in Maramures, Sapanta Merry Cemetery, two painted monasteries in Bucovina, the Black Church in Brasov, Prejmer fortified church, Peles and Bran castles, Turda salt mine)

Easter egg painting demonstration

meals as mentioned in the tour description (7 breakfasts, 2 dinners)

2 overnights in rural guesthouses (double room based)

5 overnights in 3* hotels (double room based)

Not included:

flight tickets

travel insurance

your meals and drinks (others than mentioned)

photo / video fees (where required)

your personal expenses


from 1115 EUR

you can choose departure date

price varies according to number of participants

you can choose guiding language (subject to availability)


1355 EUR

departures 2020: March 20th, April 10th, May 8th, June 12th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 18th, October 16th

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

guiding available in English

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