Moldavia - Transylvania Tour

We have selected for you a tour inside two of the main historical regions of Romania, Moldavia and Transylvania

Transylvania

Transylvania - (Romanian: Transilvania or Ardeal, Hungarian: Erdély, German: Siebenbürgen, Polish: Siedmiogród, Latin: Transsilvania, Turkish: Erdel) is a historical region in the central part of Romania. Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended in the west to the Apuseni Mountains. The region of Transylvania is known for the scenic beauty of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history. In the English-speaking world it has been commonly associated with vampires, chiefly due to the influence of Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula as well as the many later film adaptations.

Transylvania was first referred to in a Medieval Latin document in 1075 as ultra silvam, meaning "beyond the forest" (ultra (+accusative) meaning "beyond" or "on the far side of" and the accusative case of sylva (sylvam) "woods, forest") (source Wikipendia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transylvania)

Moldavia and Bucovina

Moldova rivals Transylvania when it comes to rich folklore, natural beauty and astonishing history. It store over 500 years of history, culture and religious life.

Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Moldova is the region of Bucovina, home to one of the world’s greatest art treasures: the UNESCO World heritage sites of the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries and featuring colorful exterior frescoes depicting dramatic religious scenes, these richly decorated houses of worships are unique in the world. (Source - http://romaniatourism.com/bucovina-moldova.html#fastfacts)



Package includes
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Half board: breakfast and dinner
  • Specialized guide
  • Tickets to all touristic sites included in the tour
  • Transportation from/to airport
  • Transportation inside Romania
Package doesn't include
  • Transport from/to destination (landing city)
  • Travel and heath inssurance

Day 1: Arrival / Bucharest

Arrival in Bucharest.
Meeting with the Romanian guide.
Transfer from airport to hotel.
Check-in at the hotel.
City tour of Bucharest with the most important areas.
Dinner and get to know the guests.
Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 2: Bucharest – Targu Ocna (aprox. 300 km). 

In the morning we’ll visit the Parliament building, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, and the open-air museum, one of the best organized ethnographic museums in the world visited.

At noon, we’ll drive toward Targu Ocna.
On the road to Targu Ocna we'll drive through Sinaia, one of the finest health resorts in the Southern Carpathians, known as the "Pearl of the Carpathians". Here we'll make a short stop to the Peles Castle , the former summer residence of Carol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen - king of Romania.

Targu Ocna is a small town situated in the heart of Moldavia in the picturesque valley of Trotus River. The city has a multi-centuries tradition in the salt („ white gold”) extraction and processing.

Dinner and overnight in Targu Ocna. The accommodation will be made in Creanga Holiday Village a location situated in a wide, generous space, which offers numerous ways of spending time such as: sport fishing, sauna, pool, Jacuzzi, riding, lawn tennis, table tennis, billiards etc.

Day 3: Targu Ocna – Gura Humorului ( cca 300 km). 

After breakfast we will visit the Salt Mine in Targu Ocna which offers a new and modern base of wellness with wonderful conditions for relaxation, sports and treatment of respiratory diseases.

At noon we’ll drive toward Gura Humorului. In the afternoon we reached Gura Humorului, a good starting point to the famous monasteries of Bucovina. Dinner and overnight in Gura Humorului In the night we will enjoy a traditional dinner and a specific folklore program from this region of the country.

Day 4

After breakfast you drive to the famous monasteries of Moldova. The breathtaking scenery of Bucovina and the exterior painted monasteries make the day unforgettable. The monasteries Moldovita , Sucevita and Voronet - "the Sixtine Chapel of the East" are the goals for the day.

In the afternoon we reached again Gura Humorului. Free time in the spa.

Dinner and overnight in Gura Humorului.

Day 5: Gura Humorului - Vatra Dornei - Bicaz - Targu Mures - Sighisoara (aprox. 320km)

In the morning we will drive through Vatra Dornei , a spa town from the north of Romania toward the Bicaz Gorges (Cheile Bicazului) one of the most spectacular Romania’s roads.

A brief stop at the red lake and the Bicaz Dam is provided.

On the way we can visit the Agapia monastery , one of the largest nunneries SO-Europe, with over 300 nuns.

We will continue toward Sighisoara by Tirgu Mures a city that is characterized by buildings in Hungarian Art Nouveau.

We will continue toward Sighisoara by Tirgu Mures a city that is characterized by buildings in Hungarian Art Nouveau.

In the afternoon we reach Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval castle in Romania and one of the most beautiful residential castles in Europe.

Dinner and overnight in Sighisoara.

Day 6: Sighisoara - Biertan - Sibiu ( aprox. 130km )

After breakfast, a short tour of the medieval castle and the visit of the Clock Tower provided. Drive through the beautiful Saxon villages and towns in the direction of Sibiu. We'll pass close to the great fortified church in Biertan, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we reach Sibiu, European Capital of Culture in 2007. A short tour of the old town and visit the main attractions and later leisure in the beautiful medieval city.

Dinner and overnight in Sibiu.

Day 7: Sibiu - Cozia - Bucharest ( aprox. 280km )

We'll drive along the picturesque Olt River and after a short stay at the old Orthodox monastery Cozia ( 14C), in the afternoon we'll reach again the capital of Romania, Bucharest.

Dinner and overnight in Bucharest.

Day 8: Bucharest / departure

Breakfast at hotel. End of tour . Transfer to the airport.