Grand Tour of Romania

Grand Tour of Romania – 16 days (Tour Code: GTR)

 

Locations: Bucharest, Black Sea Coast, Danube Delta, Transylvania (Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Hunedoara, Alba Iulia, Cluj), Oltenia (Horezu), Maramures, Bucovina, Moldova
Nature: Danube Delta, Muddy Volcanoes, Transalpina, The Red Ravine, Turda Salt Mine
UNESCO: Sighisoara Medieval Fortress, Viscri Fortified Church, Horezu Monastery, Horezu Pottery, Barsana Wood Monastery, Voronet Monastery
Beautiful Experiences: Fishing in the Danube Delta, Stepping on the Moon – or the Muddy Volcanoes, Creating your own pottery, Sleeping in a Military Camp, Sleeping in a luxury old train,

See unique places in the world: where Danube floods into the Black Sea, the Pirate Cemetery, the Merry Cemetery,
The best … : Parliament Palace – the 2nd largest building in the world after Pentagon, Turda Salt Mine – the most beautiful salt mine in the world

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Grand Tour of Romania – 16 days is the most complete experience you can have in Romania. Our tour include 16 days for Bucharest and almost all the regions of Romania, to get familiarized with the beauties of the country called by Pope Ioan Paul the 2nd „The Garden of Virgin Mary” and will include visits and experiences in the most beautiful places in Romania.
 

Day 1: BUCHAREST

 

  • Arrival in Bucharest on Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Bucharest – warm welcome to Romania
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  • Airport – Bucharest hotel transfer
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    On the way to the hotel – Bucharest city tour – Part 1 (by coach) including: on the way from the airport to the hotel will be presented the main objectives (the Press House, the Village Museum, the Arch of Triumph), THE LITTLE PARIS tour with Calea Victoriei and its palaces: Cantacuzino Palace, Casa Vernescu, the Romanian Academy, the Museum of Art Collection, Stirbey Palace, The Royal Palace and National Museum of Arts (masterpieces of Romanian and international artists), The Romanian Atheneum, The Revolution Square and The Rebirth Memorial, The Palace of Telephones, The Military Circle, The National History Museum including the Thesaurus and the copy of the Column of Trajan, CEC Palace ) and the largest building in Europe and 2nd largest in the world after Pentagon – the Parliament Palace
     

  • 14.00 – 17.00: accommodation in 4* hotel and free time
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  • 17.00 – 18.30: City tour – part 2: THE OLD TOWN tour – THE MEDIEVAL BUCHAREST (walking tour) including:
     

    Dracula’s Fortress and the Old Court Museum (the Medieval Palace) – the Bucharest citadel of Vlad the Impaler (famous as Dracula), The Church of Annunciation – the oldest church in Bucharest that preserved its initial architecture and the crowning place for the kings of Wallachia (interior visit depending on location availability), Manuc’s Inn – the last and unique caravanseray in Europe (built in 1808) (interior visit depending on location availability),Stavropoleos Monastery – one of the most beautiful churches in Bucharest (built in 1724) with the beautiful inner court of the monastery (interior visit depending on location availability), Beer Cart Restaurant, Lipscani Street, National Bank Palace – the new building and the old building, Linden Tree Inn – one of the few inns that remained totally preserved from the old Bucharest (built in 1833), Gabroveni Inn (Hagi Tudorache Inn), St. George New Church – one of the most beautiful architectural places in Bucharest with the tomb of saint martyr prince Constantin Brancoveanu (interior visit depending on location availability), Kilometer Zero Monument, The Coltea Hospital, The Church of the Three Holy Hierarchs – Coltea Church – one of the most beautiful architectural places in Bucharest together with the Coltea Hospital (interior visit depending on location availability), Sutu Palace – the Bucharest Museum
     

  • 18.30 – 21.00 – Welcome diner in the Old Town of Bucharest in a traditional restaurant
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  • Free time for relax, show performance or night life
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    Day 2: Bucharest and outskirts:

     

    9.00 – 10.00 – visit the Romanian Atheneum
    10.00 – 11.00Bucharest tour – Part 3: The Golden Age (walking) – visit the relocated churches and palaces during the communist regime: Saint Spiridon Old Church, Saint Hierarch Nicholas – Mihai Voda Church (moved about 300 meters from its initial location), URANUS, Antim Monastery and the Sinodal Palace (weighting 9000 tones, rotated and moved about 25 meters from its initial location)
    11.00 – 12.30 – Visit the Parliament Palace – the largest building in Europe and second largest building in the world after the Pentagon
    12.30 – 13.30 – transfer to Mogosoaia
    13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch in Mogosoaia
    14.30 – 16.30 – visit the Brancoveanu Palace in Mogosoaia – the “Versailles” of Bucharest, and the beautiful park and lake
    16.30 – 17.00 – transfer to Bucharest
    17.00 – 19.00 – visit the Village Museum (a beautiful open air ethnography museum with more than 300 genuine households from all over Romania countryside)
    Free time for relax or for night life
     

    Day 3: Dobrogea and the Black Sea

     

    9.00 – 11.30 – departure to the seaside on the Black Sea highway, crossing the Danube at Cernavoda where can be seen the beautiful Cernavoda Brigde (around 5 km length and one of the longest in Europe)
    11.30 – 11.45 – visit of the Saint Apostle Andrew church and cave
    12.15 – 13.45 – visit the Adamclisi Fortress, Museum and the Triumphal Monument of Emperor Trajan
    14.15. – 14.35 – visit a traditional Tatar house
    15.30 – 16.30 – lunch on the Black Sea shore in Constanta
    17.00 – 17.30 – accommodation in Mamaia resort in 4* hotel
    Free time for relax or for night life
     

    Day 4: Constanta and the Danube Delta

     

    09.30 – 10.30 – visit of the Archaeology Museum in Constanta
    10.30 – 10.45 – visit of the Roman Mosaic
    11.00 – 11.30 – visit of the Carol Mosque
    Departure to the Danube Delta (included in UNESCO Patrimony for its biodiversity)
    12.30 – 13.00 – visit the Enisala Fortress
    13.00 – 13.30 – visit the Gazi Ali Pasha Mosque and the museum of the Turkish community in Babadag
    14.30 – 15.00 – accommodation in the Danube Delta in 4* / 5* hotel or resort
    15.00 – 16.00 – lunch
    16.00 – 18.30 – small trip on the Danube delta channels for bird watching or fishing
    19.00 – 23.00 – special night with traditional and modern dances
     

    Day 5: The Danube Delta

     

    09.00 – 18.00 – departure to Sulina to visit the place where Danube is flowing into the Black Sea, the old city of Sulina, the Pirate Cemetery (the only cemetery of pirates in the world) and the Old Lighthouses and the Palace of the Danube European Commission
    Visit of the Letea forest – the only subtropical forest in Europe, and the sand dunes (relics of the old sea that existed here)
    Lunch in a fishermen location
    Danube Delta tour continue with horse watching and bird watching
    18.00 – 20.00 – free time for relax or sport activities
    20.00 – 23.00 – dinner and thematic party, contests etc.
     

    Day 6: The Muddy Volcanoes, Belu Manor House, Winery experience

     

    08.00 – 12.00 – early departure to the Muddy Volcanoes – unique for their Moonlike landscape
    14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch in a winery in the Prahova wine area including wine tasting
    15.30 – 16.00 – Visit of Bellu Manor House
    18.30 – 19.00 – Accommodation in Brasov in 4* hotel
    19.00 – 20.00 – small tour of the medieval town of Brasov – one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Romania including the Black Church and the Bastions
    Free time
     

    Day 7:Back in time to the medieval age

     

    09.00 – 10.00 – visit the Bran Castle – famous as the Castle of Dracula
    10.30 – 11.30 – visit the Rasnov Fortress
    Departure to Sighisoara Medieval Fortress. On the way to Sighisoara lunch in a traditional location
    15.30 – 16.30 – Visit the Viscri village that became famous because of Prince Charles of England, and the Viscri Fortified Church included in the UNESCO Patrimony
    17.00 – 17.15 – Visit the Saschiz tower and church included in the UNESCO Patrimony
    18.00 – 18.30 – accommodation in Sighisoara in 4* hotel or pension house inside the medieval fortress (included in the UNESCO Patrimony)
    19.00 – 19.30 – small tour to visit Sighisoara medieval fortress (Sighisoara is the only medieval fortress in Europe inhabited since 800 years ago)
    20.00 – 22.30 – special party and dinner (dress code: medieval) in the house where Dracula was born
     

    Day 8: Back in time to the medieval age (2)

     

    09.00 – 12.30 – visit the old fortress of Sighisoara including the beautiful Clock Tower, the Torture Chamber and Medieval Weapons Hall, the Fortress Towers, Squares and Churches
    Lunch in Sighisoara
    Departure to Medias for a small tour of the old town
    18.00 – 18.30 – accommodation in Sibiu in 4* hotel
    19.00 – 20.00Sibiu Old Medieval Tour
    Free time
     

    Day 9:From medieval Transilvania to medieval Oltenia

     

    09.00 – 11.30 – visit the Bruckentahl Museum and the Council House Tower in Sibiu
    Departure to Horezu on the beautiful Olt Valley
    Visit the Cozia Monastery with the tomb of Mircea the Old (Dracula’s grandfather)
    Lunch in the beautiful thermal spring resort of Govora
    Visit the Trovanti open air museum
    Visit the Horezu Monastery (included in the UNESCO Patrimony)
    18.00 – 18.30 – accommodation in 4* pension house or 5* manor house in Horezu or Maldarasti
    19.30 – 21.00 – boyar dinner at the manor house
     

    Day 10: From pottery workshop to Transalpina and military camp

     

    09.00 – 11.30 – pottery workshop – each tourist will learn how to create his/her own clay pottery using traditional techniques (Horezu pottery is included in the UNESCO Patrimony)
    12.00 – 13.00 – visit the Maldaresti cula – old aristocrat houses with strong defensive features
    13.00 – 14.00 – soft lunch
    14.00 – 14.30 – final pottery product reception
    Transalpina mountain crossroad from Novaci to Sebes – for almost 5 hours during the mountain cross will be seen the most beautiful breathtaking landscapes
    20.00 – 20.30 – accommodation in the military camp of Arsenal Park
    20.30 – 21.30 – short military camp tour
    21.30 – 24.00 – dinner and military party (dress code – military)
     

    Day 11: Outstanding: castle, old church, old fortress, red ravine, Vauban fortress

     

    09.30 – 10.30 – visit the Hunyad Castle
    11.30 – 12.00 – visit the Densus Church
    12.30 – 13.15 – visit the old city and fortress of the Roman Sarmizegetusa
    Lunch in a traditional location
    16.00 – 16.20 – visit the Red Ravine near Sebes
    17.00 – 17.30 – accommodation in Alba Iulia in 4* hotel
    17.30 – 19.00 – visit the Vauban Fortress of Alba Carolina
    Free time
     

    Day 12: Northern Transylvania and Maramures

     

    09.00 – 10.30 – visit the Turda Salt Mine (the most beautiful salt mine in the world according to CNN)
    12.00 – 13.00 – visit the History Museum of Transylvania – the main attraction being the OOPART (Out of Place ARTifact) known as the UFO Heel from Aiud
    Soft lunch in the medieval town of Cluj
    Cluj city tour
    Departure to Maramures County
    17.30 – 18.00 – visit Barsana Monastery complex (included in the UNESCO Patrimony)
    19.00 – 19.30 – accommodation in Valea Vaserului in a 4* old train
    20.00 – 22.00 – lunch around the fire camp, traditional music and dance performances of Tziptzers (Austrian colonists who arrived here around 1800 to process timber)
     

    Day 13: Mocanita forest train tour, Merry Cemetery and Pain Memorial

     

    09.00 – 12.30 – forest tour with Mocanita steam train used in the past for wood transportation
    Lunch in a traditional location near Sighet
    15.00 – 15.30 – visit the Merry Cemetery
    16.00 – 17.00 – visit the Pain Memorial in Sighetu Marmatiei
    Departure to Moldova
    19.30 – 20.00 – crossing the Borgo Pass on the footsteps of Dracula
    22.30 – 23.00 – accommodation in 4* hotel in Gura Humorului and dinner
     

    Day 14: Bucovina and Moldova

     

    09.00 – 09.30 – visit the Voronet Monastery – called “the Sixtine Chapel” of the East (included in the UNESCO Patrimony)
    10.00 – 10.30 – visit the Painted Eggs Museum in Gura Humorului
    Lunch in Hanu Ancutei old inn
    14.30 – 14.50 – Visit Ion Creanga (Romanian National Novelist) memorial house in Humulesti
    15.30 – 16.00 – Visit Neamt Medieval Fortress
    17.00 – 18.00 – Visit Piatra Neamt Cucuteni Museum
    18.30 – 19.00 – accommodation in 4* hotel in Piatra Neamt
    Free time to visit the beautiful city of Piatra Neamt
     

    Day 15: Bicaz Gorges, Red Lake, Szekely Land and farewell dinner at Cantacuzino Castle

     

    Early departure to Bucharest through the beautiful Bicaz Gorges
    Stop at the Red Lake to admire the natural beauties
    12.30 – 14.00 – Trekking to the volcano lake of St. Ana in Tusnad
    14.00 – 15.00 – Traditional Szekely lunch in Tusnad
    18.00 – 18.30 – visit Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni
    19.00 – 21.00 – farewell dinner and party at Cantacuzino Castle
    22.00 – 22.30 – Accommodation in Busteni in 4* hotel
     

    Day 16: Sphinx experience and the beauty of Peles Castle

     

    09.00 – 10.30 – climb with the cabin on the top of Bucegi Mountains (2500 m) to visit the Sphinx and Babele natural park (if time allows can also be included an one hour trip to the Caraiman Cross)
    12.30 – 13.30 – visit the Peles Castle – one of the most beautiful castles in Europe
    Traditional lunch at the Hunter’s Cottage
    Arrival on Henri Coanda Airport for departure (depending of the flight time can be added another night in Bucharest)
     
    End of tour and farewell

    INCLUDED:
     
    - Transfer from/ to airport
    - Tours included in the program

    - Entrance tickets to all objectives from the tour program
    - Travel by coach, minivan or by car with air conditioning
    - English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
    - Lunch and dinner in traditional locations as specified in the program
    - Accommodation in 4* hotels
     
    NOT INCLUDED:
     
    -          Flight from/ to Bucharest (on request we can provide quotations)
     
    DETAILS:
     
    When: 12 months per year (except winter with difficult weather conditions and during Easter, Christmas and New Year)
     
    OBS: the program will be adapted according to the time of arrival and time of departure. We are open to any other suggestions from our tourists regarding the improvement of this tour.

     

    Tariffs in euro (number of people):

    3*

    4*

     

    1 to 4

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    1895

    5 to 10

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    1850

    11 to 14

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    1815

    15 to 20

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    1785

    21 to 34

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    1750

    35 to 50

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    1699

     

    Not recommended to aged persons with heart deseases and breath problems due to the ozonated air on the top of the mountains.

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