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Scenic Romania

€ 1285

per person

Enjoy the best Romania has to offer in a concentrated blend. Engage in the countryside lifestyle. Venture your spirit to the high peaks of the Carpathian Mountains. Exult your vision with colorful urban sites.

Travel Details

Bucovina, Maramures & Transylvania
Start / End
Budapest (Hungary)
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.
two wooden churches (UNESCO), Barsana monastery & local museum in Maramures; Sapanta Merry Cemetery; Ciocanesti village; two painted monasteries in Bucovina (UNESCO); Sighisoara fortress (UNESCO); the Black Church in Brasov; Viscri fortified church (UNESCO); Peles, Bran & Corvin castles; Transfagarasan road (or Prejmer fortified church); Alba Iulia citadel; Turda salt mine; Brasov, Sibiu & Timisoara city centers
about 2150 km / 1336 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 on Saturdays or Sundays. If starting on a different day of the week, certain visits may not be possible or will have to be replaced.

Budapest – Maramures

Your guide will meet at your hotel in Budapest in the morning. Departure for Romania. After a 3 hours drive across Eastern Hungary, you shall finally enter Romania. Stop in Satu Mare for lunch in a restaurant and continue eastwards for Maramures, the land of wooden architecture.

Stop on the way to visit the colorful Merry Cemetery from Sapanta.

Dinner in a restaurant and accommodation in a 3* hotel in Sighetu Marmatiei.

Car transfers: approx. 5h30; ~ 435km / 270 mi

(no meals included)



In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to the village of Desesti to visit the wooden church, one of the eight wooden churches of Maramures included in UNESCO heritage.

From here, continue your journey with a stop in Breb. Take a walk in the village to discover the lifestyle of the locals.

The day will continue with the visit of the new monastery of Barsana, to admire its intriguing architecture, a mix of modern and traditional. Lunch in a restaurant.

Panoramic cross-field transfer to Ieud village. Visit a second UNESCO wooden church and a small family-owned museum.

Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse in Maramures.

Car transfers: approx. 2h30 min; ~100 km / 62 mi

(breakfast and dinner included, lunch not included)


Maramures – Bucovina

After breakfast, 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 (UNESCO site), 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 admire such an exhibition.

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

Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse in Bucovina.

Car transfers: approx. 4h; ~220 km / 136 mi

(breakfast & dinner included, lunch not included)


Bucovina – Transylvania

After breakfast, a long transfer to Transylvania ensues, which will take you on a panoramic road across the Eastern Carpathians. Lunch in a restaurant, on the way.

During the afternoon 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.)

Continue the journey to Viscri and visit the 13th c. fortified church (UNESCO site). This rural establishment will unveil the best preserved and restored traditional Saxon village in Transylvania, one of the few where the community is still very much alive, where small rural businesses are surviving in a modern world.

Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse in Viscri area.

Car transfers: approx. 5h30min; ~330 km / 205 mi

(breakfast & dinner included, lunch not included)


Viscri – Sinaia – Brasov

Breakfast and 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 evening for dinner and a romantic walk.

Overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov.

Car transfers: approx. 3h; ~ 170 km / 105 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


Brasov – Bran – Transfagarasan Road – Sibiu

Breakfast and 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 the most visited places in Romania. Lunch in a restaurant.

On the way to Sibiu, follow the breathtaking Transfagarasan road, going up the Southern Carpathians to Balea Lake, at over 2000m altitude. Enjoy a panoramic view upon Transylvanian highlands and continue downwards for Sibiu.

* Transfagarasan road is only open from June to September. When it is closed, you shall visit instead Prejmer fortified church (UNESCO).

Named European Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu was the best defended fortified town in Transylvania throughout the Middle Ages. Free time in the evening for a restaurant dinner.

Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Sibiu.

Car transfers: approx. 4h30min; ~270 km / 167 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


Sibiu – Hunedoara – Timisoara

In the morning, after breakfast, tour the four defensive walls of old Sibiu and discover the local landmarks.

Departure for Hunedoara. Visit the largest Gothic castle in Romania, Corvin Castle (also known as Hunyadi Castle) which, as it’s name already says it, belonged to the Hunyadi family, one of the most famous members of which was King Matthias the Just. Lunch in a restaurant.

Continue westwards, arriving in Timisoara in late afternoon. This city, where the revolution against the Communist regime started in 1989, is to be European Capital of Culture throughout 2021. Free time for shopping and admiring the beautiful Art-Nouveau and Baroque architecture.

Overnight in a 3* hotel in Timisoara.

Car transfers: approx. 4h; ~ 300 km / 186 mi

(breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)


Timisoara – Budapest

Breakfast and tour of the old city center of Timisoara. Lunch in a restaurant and head back to Budapest.

Arrival in Budapest in late afternoon. End of the tour.

Car transfers: approx. 4h; ~ 326 km / 202 mi

(no meals included)


services of an English speaking guide / driver

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 and Easter egg exhibition in Bucovina, the Black Church in Brasov, Viscri fortified church, Peles, Bran and Corvin castles)

meals as mentioned in the tour description (7 breakfasts, 3 dinners)

3 overnights in rural guesthouses (double room based)

4 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 1285 EUR

you can choose departure date

price varies according to number of participants

you can choose guiding language (subject to availability)


1630 EUR

departures 2020: March 8th, April 5th, May 17th, June 14th, July 12th, August 2nd & 30th, September 27th, October 25th

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.