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A Golden Triangle in Romania

Transylvania
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Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Group Size

10 people

Category

  • Adventure

Price

€980,00

Info Tour

Departure: Sibiu

Arrival: Sibiu

Transportation: by bus/minivan with an assigned driver and authorized guide, or individually. For that, we can offer a rent-a-car service.

Good to know: You’ll get by with english pretty well

Highlights:

      Sighișoara - part of the UNESCO patrimony, is one of the rare inhabited citadel cities in the world
      Agapia Monastery - remarkable for its combination of styles: byzantine, neoclassical and Romanian traditional style
      Traditions and History - in Maramureș county

Overview

Complete Guide and Itinerary

We begin our journey in Sighișoara – a Transylvanian city fortress, which is considered the largest medieval fortress in Europe and has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.

Must see:

o The Clock Tower – An emblematic construction of Sighisoara with a hight of 64m that host the History Museum.

o Scara Scolarilor or “Covered Stair” built in 1654.

o The Church on the Hill, built in 1345 in Gothic style.

o Vlad Dracul’s House – it seems that it belonged to Vlad Dracul and is the place where his son, Vlad Tepes, was born. The house is a point of attraction for those that are interested in vampires legends and the story of Dracula.

After leaving Sighisoara, we head to Praid where we invite you deep underground, to visit the salt mine.

Sovata is the last location on the route proposed for today. This beautiful lacustrine resort, with salt water, mud and pine-scented air, offers therapeutic benefits for many ailments.

The second day of the route is longer, because we go from Transylvania to Moldova.

The first stop will be Red Lake (Ghilcoș) – a natural dam lake formed after the collapse of a slope due to an earthquake. The route continues through the Bicaz Gorges – a unique landscape that was formed due to the erosions caused by the Bicaz river and its tributaries. After crossing the Bicaz Gorges, we enter in Moldova.

The first symbol of Moldova is Agapia Monastery. The ensemble of the Monastery is remarkable for its painting that combines elements of the byzantine style with neoclassical influences and traditional Romanian art.  At just 9 km away from the Agapia Monastery is the Neamț Citadel, documented from the 15th century.

We will end this day in Bucovina at the Voronet Monastery. On the UNESCO World Heritage List, the monastery is one of the most famous foundations of Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare).

 

If we talk about Marginea, we are talking about the tradition of pottery in Bucovina. Marginea is known especially for the black pottery produced here. We continue our journey to the Sucevița Monastery – an important historical monument, dating from the end of the 16th century.

The next stop is the Moldovita Monastery, a Romanian Orthodox monastery that is on the list of places of worship of UNESCO heritage. Is one of the oldest monastic settlements- built by Petru Rareș in 1532. The exterior painting, which has been very well preserved, is the main attraction of the monastery.

Another important objective in Moldovita, is the Museum of Painted Eggs, with over 11,000 exhibits arranged in 106 showcases, made by the artist Lucia Condrea.

In the evening we will reach Valea Izei, at Vișeu de Sus.

 

We head to Viseul de Sus, where we will enjoy a ride with Mocanița – a sample of technical cultural heritage from the eighteenth century. The narrow-gauge steam train is used all year long and each day the trains are going almost 40 km inside the forest, up in the Carpathians. At the final station you will enjoy a picnic in the glade.

Inaugurated in 2001, the next museum on our list today is located in Dragomirești, and is the first museum in the country dedicated exclusively to women – Romanian peasants.

 

Maramures is recognized for both cultural heritage and history.

Ieud commune is best known for the place of worship Church of the Hill – which dates from the beginning of the 14th century and is part of the UNESCO world heritage.

Another remarkable place of worship in this part of the country is Barsana Monastery, built in the middle of the 16th century. Inside the monastery we’ll find two workshops: one for painting and one for weaving, but also a museum of icons and old books.

Breb is an ethnographic area – a land rich in traditions. In this part of the country, people still wear the traditional costume and live in traditional houses with gates carved in wood.

Here, you can visit  Biserica Sfintii Arhangheli Mihail si Gavril – you will see the oldest wooden tower in Romania. The young people from this area are involved in promoting the local heritage and for that they gather in the churchyard, where with the help from the village elders, they make art objects.

Maramures is also recognized for its history, and the best proof are the museums in Sighetul Marmatiei:

  • Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance – a museum set up in a former political prison, where it is allowed to visit some cells where political personalities lived.
  • Maramures Village Museum – with traditional houses from maramures county
  • Maramures Museum of History and Ethnography – founded in 1860
  • Merry Cemetery in Sapanta – the cemetery is an unusual one and it dates from 1930. It is famous for its brightly colored tombstones with naive paintings describing, in an original and

humorous manner, the people who are buried there.

 

We leave Breba after a quick breakfast snack. Afterwards, we get back on the road for a quick stop to the Monastery in Rohia, where we will see the wonders of the place. After we have finished with the Monastery, we will get on the road to get to Cluj, where we will have free time and explore.

 

The beginning of this day, and the last one of our tour, will be dedicated to visiting the wonderful place of Turda, where we will explore the expansive Salt Mine, full of things to see and take photos of. The Salt Mine is a point of interest for all, even for the neighboring cities of Turda, as it also acts as a mini theme park, as soon as you get to the core of the mine and experience all the attractions you can take part in.

After this attraction, the next town we will visit on this day is Alba Iulia. Here, we will partake in a lengthy city tour and see what this place has to offer.

To finish off the day, we set off to Sibiu and visit the city.

Included/Excluded

  • 6 nights accommodation in double room
  • Breakfast
  • Special trip with Mocanița
  • Transport in a modern bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance to all sights
  • Tip for guide and driver
  • Other meals not included in the program (lunch/dinner)
  • Medical insurance

Tour Tags

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Durations

7 days/6 nights

Tour Location

Transylvania
Wallachia

Category

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Transylvania

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