7 days trip to Romania with Bucovina and Transylvania

Price: From 480 EUR

Duration: 7 days

Why choose this: Discover a fascinating part of Romania, "a corner of paradise", with preserved traditions, popular costumes, woods and archaic villages, guided by a professional tour guide in English. The Unesco Heritage painted monasteries will be memories that will probably change the outlook on life.

The offer includes: Transfers Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport, based on flights; Transport in modern cars / buses with air conditioning / heating; Professional guide who speaks English throughout the trip; Hotel pick-up & drop-off; Accommodation 6 nights in 3 * / 4 * structures, as per program; Half board (breakfast and dinner including at least one dinner with a folk show); Traveler fees; Non-stop assistance Soca Tour Romania.

Itinerary:

Day 1.Airport - Bucharest. 4* Hotel Capitol / Ambasador accommodation - 16 km –

Arrival in Bucharest and meeting with the English speaking guide, who will follow you for the entire trip. Depending on the time of arrival, departure by bus for a short panoramic tour of the Romanian capital, admiring its wide avenues, the glorious buildings of the "Belle Époque" style, the Arch of Triumph, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Square of the Revolution and the University Square. Dinner in a typical restaurant with folklore show and overnight.

 

Day 2. Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu - Sibiel. Accommodation at Casa Ana Ciortea 3 * or similar - 280 km

Breakfast at hotel. Departure for Sibiu, European Capital of Culture in 2007, crossing the beautiful valley of the Olt river. Stop to visit the Curtea de Arges monastery and the Cozia monastery from the 14th century, considered masterpieces of Wallachian architecture.

Arrival in Sibiu, visit the historical center of the European capital, known at the time for its fortification system considered the largest in Transylvania with over 7 km of walls which today are important vestiges. You will be able to admire the Large Square with the particularity of the city, the roofs with "the eyes that follow you", the Small Square with the Bridge of Lies and the imposing evangelical church in Gothic style of the XIV century. Typical dinner of the region, in Sibiel, in the midst of Romanian traditions. Overnight at Top Farms in Sibiel with typical dinner and popular evening.

 

Day 3. Sibiu - Medias – Targu Mures - Bistrita. Accommodation Hotel Ozana 4* or similar - 215 km -

After breakfast in the hotel departure for Bistrita. Stop in Medias, famous medieval town, then road to Bistrita. A short panoramic tour of the city of Targu Mures, renowned for its squares surrounded by beautiful buildings from the time of the Secession, including the most majestic: the Prefecture and the Palace of Culture. Arrival in Bistrita, tour of the city. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Bistrita - Monasteries of Bucovina - Piatra Neamt. Accommodation Central Plaza Hotel 4* - 275 km -

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Bucovina, the region of Moldova whose name, dating back to 1774,means "country covered by beech forests". Famous for its beautiful landscapes, Bucovina is even better known for its frescoed monasteries built in the 15th - 16th centuries under the Moldavian princes Stephen the Great and his son Petru Rares. Visit of the Sucevita monastery (1582-84), renowned for its important fresco "The Scale of Virtues" and for its imposing city walls. Visit of the Moldovita monastery, 1532, surrounded by fortifications and frescoed externally. Exterior frescoes enhance the Moldovan impression to achieve maximum realism in everyday life scenes, humanizing the characters. Lunch in restaurant / on the fly on the route. Visit of the Voronet monastery erected in 1488, named the Sistine Chapel of Eastern Europe and considered the jewel of Bucovina for the famous cycle of external frescoes that decorate the church, the most famous of which is "The Universal Judgment". At the end of the visits we arrive at Piatra Neamt, a city that due to its beauty and its position in the district of Neamt is also called "Perla Moldovei" (the pearl of Moldova). Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5. Piatra Neamt - Bicaz Gorges - Red Lake - Sighisoara. Accommodation Hotel Binder Bubi 4* - 210 km –

Breakfast in the hotel. Passage of the Carpathian chain, crossing the Bicaz Gorges, the most famous canyon of the country, along 10 km, formed by Mesozoic limestone rocks 300-400 m high, passing next to the Red Lake, lake originated by the natural barrier for the descent of a mount, in 1837; from the water emerges the petrified trunks of the pines. In the afternoon arrival in Sighisoara, hometown of the famous Vlad the Impaler, known to all foreigners as Count Dracula. Guided tour of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval citadel of Romania; the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It dates back to the 14th century, when the construction erected hastily after the Tatar destructions of 1241. was enlarged and strengthened. Nine of the fourteen original towers are preserved: the factory tower, the cobbler tower, the butcher tower, the tailor's tower, the tower of the tailorspellai, etc. The most beautiful and well-known monument of the city is the Clock Tower, which was built in the 13th-14th centuries and until 1556 was the seat of the Council.

Day 6. Sighisoara - Brasov - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest. Accommodation Hotel Capitol / Ambasador 4* - 290 km -

After breakfast in the hotel, departure for Brasov and visit one of the most fascinating medieval villages of Romania, during which you can admire the Schei District with Saint Nicholas church, the first Romanian school (XV century), the Black Church , the largest church in Romania in Gothic style and the ancient fortifications of the city with the bastions of the corporations. Lunch in the restaurant / on the fly. In the afternoon we visit the Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, one of the most picturesque in Romania, built in the 13th century by the Teutonic knight Dietrich and restored in later times. From 1920, Bran Castle became the residence of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Romania. The Queen Maria of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha stayed for a long time, which massively renovated the interiors according to the then taste "Romanian art and craft". In 1948, when the Romanian royal family was ousted by Communist occupation forces, the castle was occupied. In the afternoon we arrive in Sinaia, called “the Pearl of the Carpathians”, the best known mountain resort in Romania. Visit of Peles Castle, built at the end of the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style typical of Bavarian castles. The interior of the Peles castle comprises 160 rooms, arranged and furnished in all possible syles, with a clear predominance of the wood carving. Day finishes at hotel in Bucharest.

 

Day 7. Bucharest - Airport

Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, depending on the departure time, you can visit the Village Museum, located in the lush Herastrau Park, one of the largest outdoor parks in Europe. Restored country houses, large barn and running water mills fill the narrow alleys. The museum illustrates how it was Romania a few hundred years ago, but also today in some historical regions such as Maramures or Bucovina. Free lunch during the day. Transfer to the airport in time for boarding and returning home.

Rates  in a double room:

For groups>19 persons through Tourism Agencies, check the prices in the PDF format  catalog

 Per group 18 people: around 480 EUR / person

 For 8 people: 550 EUR / person

 For 6 people: 620 EUR / person

 For 4 people: 700 EUR / person

 For 2 people: 950 EUR / person

 Single room supplement: 130 EUR

 

The experience includes:

  • Transfers Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport, based on flights;
  • Transport in modern cars / buses with air conditioning / heating;
  • Professional guide who speaks English throughout the trip;
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Accommodation 6 nights in 3 * / 4 * structures, as per program;
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner including at least one dinner with a folk show);
  • Traveler fees;
  • Non-stop assistance Soca Tour Romania.

Which is extra:

  • Entries to the museums; about 45 EUR / person; possibly tips;
  • Other expenses and drinks. For full board, calculate 15 EUR / Lunch with 3 dishes and water included.

 

Bank Account at  BancaTransilvania:  RO77BTRLEURCRT0327720601 (SWIFT Code: BTRLRO22)  Name: SOKA TOUR SRL-D

Nota Bene:

For small private groups, to reduce costs, choose overnight stays in houses or apartments, without mealst: consider reduction 15 EUR / night / person. 

For groups via Travel Agencies, send us an e-mail for a correct quote or check the catalog by clicking here.

Ask us for the number of people registered for the desired period, to offer you the correct price, based on the number of participants. 

To add services or change the itinerary by changing some tourist objectives located on the route, contact us by e-mail or by phone. 

For extra night pre / post tour with half board, we charge a supplement of 50 EUR / person in a double room. 

At the time of booking, you pay a deposit of at least 25%; the balance is paid cash (USD, EUR or LEI) on arrival or by bank transfer before arrival. 

Check the accommodations we work with on the Internet / Google. We only work with good-quality, centrally listed accommodations on Google. 

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The order of visits can be changed according to the choice of the guide or tourists, based on opening or closing times, weather conditions, etc. 

If you want to travel in total autonomy, we send you a quote, including a rented car, a catalog with the objectives to visit and their history, the circuit map, accommodations, non-stop assistance.

 



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