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8-Day Romania Tour to Transylvania & Maramures

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Bucharest

Duration

8 days, 8 nights

Group Size

Your Own Party

Tour Type

Completely Private Tour

Short description of the tour

8-Day Romania Tour to Transylvania & Maramures: An authentic Romanian Experience

Embark on an authentic 8-day private tour through Romania, unveiling the heart of Transylvania and the charming villages of Maramures. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes and authentic traditions of Romania, exploring medieval fortresses, ancient salt mines, and the vibrant culture of local communities. Indulge in the luxury of a private guided tour, with highlights including iconic landmarks like Bran Castle, scenic hikes in the Carpathian Mountains, and immersive experiences in Saxon villages. This journey promises an immersive and personalized adventure, leaving you with cherished memories of Romania’s enchanting tapestry.

Included in the tour price

  • Airport transfers;
  • 8-night accommodation – bed and breakfast in excellent rated locations;
  • Transport by modern car with climate control;
  • Standard admission to attractions stated in the itinerary;
  • Bear watching experience with wildlife guide;
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available in the car;
  • Licensed English-speaking guide who will drive and accompany you on the tour;
  • 5 home-hosted meal;
  • Gas, parking and road fees;
  • VAT.

Not included in the tour price

  • Other meals & alcoholic beverages;
  • Photo & video fees at the visited sites;
  • Flight tickets;
  • Medical insurance - not mandatory but it is recommended.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 - Transylvania Exploration: Transfagarasan Road & Sibiu Arrival
Day 1 - Transylvania Exploration: Transfagarasan Road & Sibiu Arrival

Embark on an unforgettable private journey through the mystical landscapes of Transylvania as we venture from Bucharest to the heart of this enchanting region.


Our first stop brings us to the historic town of Curtea de Arges, renowned for its impressive medieval architecture and royal heritage. Discover the ornate Curtea de Arges Monastery, an architectural masterpiece that stands as a testament to Romania's rich cultural heritage.


Continuing our adventure, we make a brief stop to admire the imposing ruins of Poienari Fortress, perched atop a rugged cliff overlooking the Arges River. Once a stronghold of Vlad the Impaler, the legendary ruler who inspired the character of Dracula, this ancient fortress offers a glimpse into Romania's tumultuous past and the enduring legacy of its medieval rulers.


Upon reaching the summit at Balea Lake, situated at an elevation of 6000 ft., soak in panoramic views of Transfagarasan Road landscapes.


Descend into the enchanting medieval city of Sibiu, characterized by its well-preserved historic center and vibrant cultural scene.


Take a guided tour through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, adorned with colorful buildings, charming squares, and artisanal shops.

Day 2 - Subterranean Wonders & Hungarian Heritage: Turda Salt Mine & Rimetea Village
Day 2 - Subterranean Wonders & Hungarian Heritage: Turda Salt Mine & Rimetea Village

Embark on a fascinating exploration of the Turda Salt Mine, a subterranean wonder dating back over two millennia. Marvel at the vast underground chambers, adorned with intricate salt formations and illuminated by soft ambient lighting. Learn about the mine's rich history, which spans from ancient salt extraction to its transformation into a modern tourist attraction.  


Continuing our journey, we immerse ourselves in the Hungarian-influenced village of Rimetea, where time seems to stand still amid picturesque streets and traditional houses.


Delight your taste buds with a hearty pot stew prepared over an open fire, showcasing the rich culinary traditions of the area.


Wander through the village and discover the unique architectural blend that reflects the region's multicultural heritage.

Day 3 - Maramures Immersion: Breb Village & Authentic Homestay Experience
Day 3 - Maramures Immersion: Breb Village & Authentic Homestay Experience

Venture into the heart of Maramures, a region renowned for its picturesque landscapes and well-preserved rural lifestyle.


Arrive in the quaint village of Breb, where time seems to stand still amid rolling hills and wooden homesteads.


Embark on a leisurely private horse-drawn cart ride through the village, interacting with friendly locals and gaining insights into their age-old customs and traditions.  


In the evening, indulge in a sumptuous private dinner featuring traditional Maramures cuisine, crafted from locally sourced ingredients and served with warm hospitality.


Experience the authentic warmth and simplicity of village life as you unwind in private rustic guesthouses adorned with folkloric motifs and rustic furnishings.

Day 4 - Traditions & Cultural Gems: Wooden Churches & Merry Cemetery
Day 4 - Traditions & Cultural Gems: Wooden Churches & Merry Cemetery

Savor the tranquil ambiance of a private Sunday morning in Maramures as villagers wear their colorful folk costumes and gather for private church services.


Step back in time as you visit the UNESCO-listed Wooden Churches, marveling at their intricate craftsmanship and timeless beauty.


These architectural gems, adorned with ornate carvings and vibrant frescoes, offer a glimpse into Romania's rich cultural heritage and religious traditions.  


Later, enjoy a delightful private home-cooked lunch with a local family, where you'll sample traditional dishes passed down through generations.


Conclude the day with a visit to the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, renowned for its whimsical tombstones adorned with colorful epitaphs that celebrate the lives of the departed in a lighthearted manner.

Day 5 - Return to Saxon Transylvania: Barsana Monastery & Sighisoara Citadel
Day 5 - Return to Saxon Transylvania: Barsana Monastery & Sighisoara Citadel

Begin the day with a visit to the majestic Barsana Monastery, a masterpiece of wooden architecture and religious artistry nestled amidst picturesque landscapes.


Journey back in time as we explore the medieval charm of Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved fortifications and medieval architecture.

Day 6 - Private Exploration: Viscri & Brasov Delights
Day 6 - Private Exploration: Viscri & Brasov Delights

Discover the enchanting village of Viscri, famed for its idyllic landscapes and fortified church, which served as a refuge for Saxon settlers during medieval times.


Explore the cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses and immerse yourself in the village's rich cultural heritage. Enjoy a delightful home-hosted lunch featuring traditional Saxon recipes, offering a taste of authentic local cuisine.  


Continuing our private journey, we arrive in Brasov, one of Romania's most beloved cities, nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains.


Explore the city's historic landmarks, including the iconic Black Church, Council Square, and Rope Street, before retiring to a charming private boutique hotel nestled within the medieval Old Town.

Day 7 - Legendary Sites & Natural Wonders: Private Bran Castle Visit & Magura Hike
Day 7 - Legendary Sites & Natural Wonders: Private Bran Castle Visit & Magura Hike

Begin on an unforgettable adventure as we visit the legendary Bran Castle, often associated with the iconic character of Dracula. Perched atop a rocky hill, this imposing fortress offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and boasts a rich history shrouded in mystery and folklore.


Continue your private journey with a scenic hike around Magura, the highest-altitude village in Romania, offering breathtaking views of the majestic Piatra Craiului Mountains.


End the day with a thrilling private bear-watching experience led by expert wildlife guides, offering a rare glimpse into the natural habitats of these magnificent creatures.

Day 8 - Royal Elegance & Mountain Majesty: Private Peles Castle Visit & Bucegi Mountains Hike
Day 8 - Royal Elegance & Mountain Majesty: Private Peles Castle Visit & Bucegi Mountains Hike

Our final day begins with a visit to the magnificent Peles Castle, a fairytale-like palace nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains. Step inside this opulent royal residence and marvel at its lavish interiors adorned with exquisite furnishings, intricate woodcarvings, and stunning works of art. Explore the castle's ornate chambers, including the spectacular Music Room, Turkish Salon, and Grand Armory, as you delve into Romania's royal history.  


After our private castle excursion, we embark on a scenic hike through the breathtaking landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains. Walk along winding trails that lead to the enigmatic Romanian Sphinx, a natural rock formation said to resemble the mythical creature of ancient legend.


As you traverse the rugged terrain and pristine wilderness, soak in panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and alpine meadows, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Romania's mountainous landscapes.  


As this private guided tour draws to a close, return to Bucharest, where you'll bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Romania, leaving with cherished memories of an unforgettable private journey.

Tour rates

  • 1 person - € 4281
  • 2 persons - € 2460 each
  • 3 persons - € 2176 each
  • 4 persons - € 1980 each

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