`Eternity was born in the village…` a famous Romanian writer said and we all agreed. Did we make you curious why?☺. The Romanian countryside makes one feel like time stood still and the people living here discovered a secret recipe for a happy long life. We invite you to soak into the charming and delightful atmosphere of our picturesque villages and feel the Romanian spirit!
Bucharest – Targoviste – Campulung – Fundata – Brasov – Viscri – Sighisoara – Rimetea – Tecsesti – Cluj Napoca – Baia Mare – Barsana – Sapanta – Ciocanesti – Gura Humorului – Suceava – Piatra Neamt – Siriu – Bucharest
Day 1: Bucharest – Targoviste – Campulung Muscel – Rucar – Fundata – Brasov – Viscri
Welcome to Romania! Our guide will pick you up from the Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport and you`ll start your Romanian rural adventure. First stop: Fundata village, cosy nestled at the foothills of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Moutains. Next stop: the well preserved Saxon village of Viscri (its old fortified church is listed as a UNESCO Heritage site). Accommodation in a traditional house in Viscri.
Day 2: Viscri – Sighisoara – Medias – Blaj – Rimetea
After a delicious, based on local products only breakfast our tour will continue with a visit to Sighisoara, the only still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe listed as a UNESCO Heritage site as well. The locals in the village of Rimetea will welcome us for a lovely traditional dinner and accommodation for the night. Why Rimetea? Because it unique traditional architecture, white houses with green windows.
Day 3: Rimetea – Tecsesti – Cluj Napoca – Baia Mare – Breb
Start the day with a traditional breakfast and a matching window view. Next stop: Tecsesti, the village hosting the only living museum in Romania, which brings to life the local civilization from Neolithic times on. Interesting enough, there are only 14 permanent inhabitants. The day will end in one of the most special rural regions of Romania – Maramures. Accommodation in a traditional house in Breb or similar.
Day 4: Breb – Sapanta – Barsana – Ciocanesti
After breakfast, the rural adventure continues with visits to Sapanta Merry Cemetery and Barsana Monastery. From Maramures we will cross the mountains to the renowned Bucovina region. Here, our itinerary includes a stop for the night in Ciocanesti, considered one of Bucovina`s most beautiful villages, where the Painted Eggs Festival is located The eggs model can be found also painted on the houses. Accommodation in a painted house.
Day 5: Ciocanesti – Gura Humorului – Suceava – Bicaz – Targu Secuiesc – Zabala
Moldavian breakfast! This day we will visit two monasteries, part of UNESCO Heritage and then we invite you to admire the breathtaking landscape from Bicaz Gorges. Accommodation in a very exquisite mansion in Zabala.
Day 6: Zabala – Brasov – Urlati
After breakfast, our guide will show you why Brasov is the Crown City and probably the warmest city in Romania. A walk through the small streets to feel the medieval air should recharge your batteries. Then, we present you Urlati, a chic wine cellar with a comfortable accommodation. Festive dinner with wine tasting is our gift for you! Enjoy!
Day 7: Urlati – Bucharest
Because it is the last day, we propose to spend it in Bucharest. After a short sight-seeing, you’ll have free time to explore the city. Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Bucharest.
Day 8: Farewell
After breakfast, your bus will guide you to the airport.
Accommodations & meals:
- 7 nights’ accommodation in cozy guesthouses
- breakfast in every location
- 1 special dinner
- Airport transfers
- Air conditioning bus during the entire tour
- Parking and road taxes
- Entrance fees to museums and other attractions included in the itinerary
- English speaking tour guide