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UNESCO Heritage Sites Tour

    Highlights of UNESCO sites:

    Horezu Pottery 
    Sighisoara Medieval Citadel
    Viscri Fortified Church
    Bucovina - Painted Monasteries 
       (Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita, Agapia, Varatec)
    Maramures - Wooden Churches and Gates of Maramures 
    Sapanta Merry Cemetery - a place unique in the world
    Prejmer Fortified Church
     
    Other attractions included in the tour: 
    Sibiu city 2007 European Cultural Capital
    Brasov - medieval town and one of the most beautiful in Romania
    The famous Bran Castle or Dracula's Castle 
    Peles Castle - one of the most beautiful in Europe

We start the tour in the morning heading Sibiu city. 
On the way we will have visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery and Horezu Pottery.
Overnight in Sibiel, a pitoreque village at guest house. We have dinner included, traditional homemade food and drinks: tipical wine and traditional drink named tuica or palinca, a kind of plum brandy.
Room with private bathroom and all the conditions.

 

After breakfast, we will go to Alba Iulia where will visit Carolina Citadel. 
Then we will go to Turda and visit Turda Salt mine, the largest and modern in Romania. 
Arrive in Cluj in the afternoon and have a city tour discovering the most important sites.
Overnight in Cluj Napoca at 3* hotel, breakfast included, centrally located.  
Leaving Cluj, we will enter to Baia Mare, the gate to Maramures county, a region where you'll feel like you're back in time. 
Old customs, old and traditional houses, traditions, wooden churches, wooden gates, special people and much more you'll discover in this part of Romania.
Visit Sapanta Merry Cemetery, a place unique in Europe. 
Overnight in Sighetu Marmatiei, 3* hotel, breakfast included.
After breakfast will discover the wonderful, Unesco included wooden churches. 
The most beautiful is Barsana Monastery. Then will take Iza Valley and pass thru Botiza, Bogdan and other traditional villages with wonderful nature and landscape. 
We will pass the Carphathians from Maramures to Bucovina and arrive in the evening  in Vatra Dornei.
Overnight at 3* hotel, breakfast included. 
Breakfast and fresh air! Today will visit the most important and beautiful of Bucovina/Moldova s monasteries. 
Perhaps the most famous and stunning of the painted monasteries is Voronet, founded in 1487 by Stephen the Great to celebrate a victory over the Turks. Widely known throughout Europe as "the Sistine Chapel of the East" due to its interior and exterior wall paintings, this monastery offers an abundance of frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue commonly known as ‘Voronet blue.’  The composition of the paint continues to remain a mystery even now, more than 500 years after the church was built.
 
Then we will visit Sucevita Monastery and afterwards we will arrive in Piatra Neamt.
Overnight at 3* hotel, breakfast included.
Breakfast buffet at the hotel and start to Brasov. We continue via Bicaz Gorges, gorges in the Eastern Carpathians, on the river Bicaz, making the connection between Transylvania and Moldavia. The gorges attract by its beauty many tourists every year. They are crossed by a winding road. 
We will pass through Lacu Rosu/Red Lake where we will have a short stop to admire the landscape, to take some nice pictures and find out the legend of this wonderful place. 
We will visit The Fortified Church in Prejmer - the biggest fortified church in the Southeastern Europe built in the 14th century and included in Unesco for its special value in 1999.
Arrive in Brasov in the evening and overnight to a 3* hotel, breakfast included.
Discovering Brasov in the morning in a walking tour and then depart to Viscri village. 
Although is a small village, Viscri is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Romania, mainly because of Prince Charles of Wales, who had discovered this amazing location, a fairy tale from the forgotten medieval times. Nowadays, almost all travel books, brochures and advertises present the image of this frozen in time town.
We will visit Viscri Church, one of the oldest in Transylvania.
 
Then, we will go to Sighisoara, Europe's best preserved medieval town. The entire town is listed to Unesco World Heritage.
Here will have a walking city tour including Guild Tower, Venetian House (built in the 13th Century), Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) House, Antler House, Wood Covered Staircase, Hill Church, Hermann Oberth Square. 
Leaving Brasov, we will go to Bran village where we will visit a place known all over the world, Dracula's Castle, made famous by Bram Stocker in his novel. Then we will continue our way to Sinaia, the beautiful mountain resort surnamed “The pearl of the Carpathians”, where you will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania’s most beautiful palaces, which once was the summer residence of Romanian Kings, and also one of Romania’s most important museums.
In the evening we will arrive in Bucharest. End of the tour. 
DEPARTURES DATA:
All year
DURATION:
7 nights/ 8 days