9 days
Duration
Maramures, Transylvania
Regions
Cultural Tour, Long Tour, Private Tour
Tour Type

DISCOVER THE BEST OF MARAMURES AND TRANSYLVANIA IN 9 DAYS

Embark on a 9-day adventure exploring the cultural treasures and historic sites of Maramures and Transylvania. This comprehensive tour offers a deep dive into the region’s rich heritage, from the iconic wooden churches of Maramures to the medieval citadel of Sighisoara and the legendary castles of Transylvania.

Highlights include a journey through the beautiful landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains, unique encounters with local traditions, and immersive experiences such as a traditional Romanian folklore show. With expert guidance, comfortable accommodations, and a personalized itinerary, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Romania’s most cherished regions. Whether you’re a history buff, culture enthusiast, or nature lover, this tour caters to all interests, ensuring a diverse and enriching travel experience.

The tour can be personalised according to your time and points of interest.

Itinerary: Bucharest Arrival – Olt River Gorges – Cozia Monastery – Sibiu Walking Tour –  Corvin Castle – Alba Iulia Citadel – Turda Salt Mine – Cluj-Napoca Walking Tour – Organic Smoked Bacon Tasting with Lunch – Wooden Churches of Maramures – Home Hosted Dinner – Aighetu Marmatiei Communism Memorial – Sapanta Merry Cemetery – Sapanta Peri Monastery – Dinner with Folklore Show – Barsana & Ieud Wooden Churches – Woman Museum – Borgo Pass – Exclusive Gypsy Home Visit – Sighisoara Walking Tour – Saxon Village of Saschiz & Viscri with the Fortified Churches – Exclusive Viscri Village Tour & Traditional Lunch – Wildness Bear Observatory – Bear Sanctuary – Bran Castle – Brasov Walking Tour – Peles Castle – Bucharest Departure

DEPARTURE/RETURNStart and end your journey at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest, with options to customize the starting and ending points according to your travel plans.
TRANSPORTATIONTravel comfortably in a fully insured car or minivan equipped with climate control and ample space to relax between stops. Vehicles are maintained to high standards to ensure safety and comfort throughout your journey across Romania.
TOURIST GUIDEEach group will be accompanied by a certified English-speaking tourist guide, knowledgeable in Romanian history, culture, and folklore. Guides for other languages are available on request, ensuring a personalized and informative experience throughout the tour.
7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 on the Tentative ListBarsana Wooden Church (Maramures Wooden Churches) – A spectacular example of traditional Carpathian wooden architecture, known for its tall, slim tower and ornate wooden carvings.

Ieud Wooden Church (Maramures Wooden Churches) – One of the oldest wooden churches in the region, showcasing intricate craftsmanship and historic frescoes.

Surdesti Wooden Church (Maramures Wooden Churches) – Famous for its high tower and traditional wooden construction, reflecting the unique spiritual and architectural heritage of Maramures.

Budesti-Josani Wooden Church (Maramures Wooden Churches) – Known for its Gothic-style tower and rich historical significance, blending architectural beauty with cultural history.

Historic Center of Sighisoara – A remarkably well-preserved example of a small, fortified medieval town, which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries.

Saschiz Fortified Church (Villages with Fortified Church in Transylvania)– Recognized for its imposing clock tower and defensive structure, reminiscent of the larger Sighisoara Clock Tower.

Viscri Fortified Church (Villages with Fortified Church in Transylvania)– Notable for its robust defensive architecture and the traditional village that surrounds it, providing a glimpse into the rural life of Transylvania.

Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (Tentative List for UNESCO World Heritage Sites) – Celebrated for its blend of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture, reflecting the region’s historical depth and cultural crossroads.

Historic Town of Alba Iulia (Tentative List for UNESCO World Heritage Sites) – Known for its well-preserved citadel, Alba Iulia is a symbol of unity and nationalism, housing some of the most important architectural and historical monuments in Romania

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND UNIQUE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS

  • Immerse in the Past: Experience the rich cultural tapestry of Romania by visiting ancient sites and engaging in traditional practices.
  • Sibiu’s Historical Richness: Wander the old streets of Sibiu, exploring its grand squares and viewing houses with the iconic “Sibiu eyes.”
  • Majestic Castles: Tour the famous Bran Castle and the luxurious Peles Castle, each with its unique story and breathtaking architecture.
  • Maramures Wooden Churches: Discover the remarkable wooden churches of Maramures, showcasing unique gothic-style timber constructions that are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Bear Conservation: Visit a sanctuary dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating bears, providing insights into wildlife protection.
  • Sighisoara Medieval Charm: Explore the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a well-preserved medieval citadel also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Artisanal Craftsmanship: Witness traditional blacksmithing in Viscri and participate in an egg-painting workshop, preserving centuries-old crafts.
  • Gypsy Culture: Gain unique insights into the Roma community with an exclusive home visit, learning about their traditions and way of life.
  • Scenic Train Rides: Enjoy a memorable ride through the picturesque landscapes of Romania on a historic steam train.
  • Folklore Evenings: Experience authentic Romanian culture with dinners accompanied by traditional folklore shows in Maramures.
DEPARTURE/RETURNStart and end your journey at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest, with options to customize the starting and ending points according to your travel plans.
TRANSPORTATIONTravel comfortably in a fully insured car or minivan equipped with climate control and ample space to relax between stops. Vehicles are maintained to high standards to ensure safety and comfort throughout your journey across Romania.
TOURIST GUIDEEach group will be accompanied by a certified English-speaking tourist guide, knowledgeable in Romanian history, culture, and folklore. Guides for other languages are available on request, ensuring a personalized and informative experience throughout the tour.
INCLUDED
6 nights at centrally located hotels2 nights home stay in Maramures (this can be changed to a hotel if desired)
Natural, authentic and local culinary experiencesBreakfast every day
Two home hosted dinners in MaramuresOne traditional Transylvanian lunch
Exclusive organic smoked bacon tasting with lunchPrivate airport transfers on arrival and departure
Fuel, parking fees and local taxes includedExclusive Romanian folklore show
Blacksmith demonstrationExclusive traditional horse carriage trip
Guided tours at all sitesEntrance fees to museums and sites included as per itinerary
Services of a certified English-speaking tour guide specialized in Romanian culture and historyExclusive visit and interaction with a Gypsy family in their own home
Detailed map of RomaniaBottled water bottles in the car
Friendly talks with the guide about Vlad the Impaler – Dracula; Ceausescu and His Times and the Gypsies and Their Journey
NOT INCLUDED
Airplane tickets and health insuranceSouvenirs
Alcoholic beveragesHotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
Meals, other than those included in the itineraryGratuities of any kind
Photo/video fees at sites and museums

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Day 1: Bucharest Arrival

On your arrival at Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your private driver who will ensure a comfortable transfer to your centrally located hotel. As you traverse the bustling streets of Romania’s capital, you’ll catch glimpses of its unique blend of architecture—from neoclassical to modernist designs—offering a preview of the rich cultural tapestry you’re about to explore.
Once at your hotel, settle into your accommodations and take some time to relax and refresh after your journey.

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Day 2: Bucharest – Olt River Gorges – Cozia Monastery – Sibiu Walking Tour

Embark on an enriching journey as you depart Bucharest and head towards the picturesque region of Transylvania after you meet your certified English-speaking guide. The day’s adventure begins with a scenic drive through the lush landscapes surrounding the Olt River, Romania’s longest river. As you navigate through the stunning Olt River Gorges, take in the majestic views of steep cliffs and dense forests that line this historic waterway, offering ample opportunities for breathtaking photos.
Your first stop is Cozia Monastery, nestled on the banks of the Olt River. This architectural gem, built by Mircea the Elder in 1388, is one of the oldest and most significant Orthodox monasteries in Romania. Explore the monastery’s well-preserved frescoes and the serene grounds, providing a peaceful glimpse into the spiritual heritage of Romania.
Continue your journey to Sibiu, a cultural and historical hub once the capital of Transylvania. Upon arrival, engage in a guided walking tour of this charming city, known for its Germanic architecture and the iconic ‘eyes of Sibiu’—small attic windows that resemble watching eyes, adding to the city’s enchanting atmosphere. Wander through Sibiu’s main squares—Piața Mare and Piața Mică—lined with colorful houses and bustling with activity. Visit key landmarks like the Brukenthal National Museum and the Lutheran Cathedral, where you can climb the steeple for panoramic views of the city and beyond.
After a day filled with natural beauty and historical exploration, settle into your accommodation in Sibiu. The evening offers the perfect opportunity to further explore the local cuisine and vibrant culture of this beautiful city, setting the tone for the rest of your memorable journey through Romania.

***Summer Variation: The Transfagarasan Highway Adventure
During the summer months (July to November), your journey to Sibiu takes an adventurous turn with a drive on the spectacular Transfagarasan Highway. Hailed as “the best road in the world” by Top Gear, this route offers an unforgettable experience with its stunning mountain vistas and serpentine paths. As you ascend to Balea Lake, situated at 2,034 meters, the breathtaking landscapes of Romania unfold before you.
A stop at the Poenari Citadel, the real stronghold of Vlad the Impaler, adds a historical dimension to your journey. Perched high on a cliff, the citadel’s ruins offer not only a glimpse into the past but also panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

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Day 3: Corvin Castle – Alba Iulia Citadel – Turda Salt Mine – Cluj Napoca

As dawn breaks over the picturesque city of Sibiu, prepare for a day steeped in history and architectural splendor. Your journey today takes you deeper into the heart of Transylvania, where the majestic outlines of Corvin Castle await. Known as one of Europe’s largest and most impressive medieval castles, Corvin Castle, or Hunyadi Castle as it is also known, stands as a Gothic-Renaissance fortress with a storied past. Explore its towering halls, opulent courtyards, and the imposing drawbridge where tales of ancient nobility and intrigue echo through the corridors.
After immersing yourself in the medieval grandeur of Corvin Castle, the tour leads you to the Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with a unique star shape that encapsulates the evolution of military architecture in Transylvania. This citadel is not just a military monument but a symbol of unity and freedom, marking the place where Romania stepped into the modern age of national unity in 1918. Stroll along its bastions and ramparts, and admire the beautifully restored gates and museums that tell the story of Romania’s Great Union.
Conclude your day with a descent into the depths of the Turda Salt Mine, a place where history and modernity meet beneath the Earth’s surface. This ancient salt mine, dating back to Roman times, has been transformed into an underground theme park with attractions that include an amphitheater, a Ferris wheel, and even a boating lake on the mine’s lowest level. The mine’s atmospheric lighting and echoes of the past make this a surreal and unforgettable experience.
After a day of historical exploration and unique discoveries, return to your accommodation in Cluj-Napoca. The city’s vibrant atmosphere offers the perfect backdrop to reflect on the day’s adventures.

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Day 4: Cluj Napoca Walking Tour – Organic Smoked Bacon Tasting with Home-made Lunch – Surdesti & Budesti Wooden Churches – Home Hosted Dinner in Maramures

Begin your morning in the vibrant city of Cluj-Napoca, where history blends seamlessly with modern Romanian culture. Enjoy a leisurely walking tour led by your knowledgeable guide, highlighting the city’s prominent landmarks such as St. Michael’s Church, a stunning example of Gothic architecture, and the bustling Union Square, surrounded by historical buildings and lively cafes. Discover the city’s rich artistic culture and university atmosphere, making Cluj one of the most dynamic cultural centers in Romania.
Next, venture into the picturesque Romanian countryside, where you’ll experience the renowned hospitality and culinary traditions of the region. Visit a local farm to partake in an organic smoked bacon tasting, accompanied by a homemade lunch prepared by your hosts. Here, you can appreciate the authentic flavors of freshly made dishes, learning about the traditional methods of smoking and preparing meats that have been passed down through generations.
After lunch, travel north to the historic region of Maramures, renowned for its wooden churches and rich spiritual heritage. Visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Wooden Church of Surdesti and the Wooden Church of Ieud, both celebrated for their beautiful timber constructions and intricate detailing. These churches are not only religious centers but also symbols of the local community’s woodworking skills and deep-rooted faith.
Conclude your day with a home-hosted dinner in a traditional Maramures village. This intimate experience allows you to engage with local residents, understand their way of life, and enjoy regional specialties in a warm, familial setting. The evening offers an authentic glimpse into the cultural fabric of Maramures, making it a memorable part of your Romanian adventure.

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Day 5: Exclusive Walking Tour – Sighetu Marmatiei – Communism Memorial – Sapanta Merry Cemetery – Sapanta Peri Monastery– Dinner with Folklore Show

Awaken to the rustic charm of Maramures as you set out for a day steeped in tradition and history. Your morning starts with an exclusive walking tour through a normal Maramures village. Here, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of local crafts at an icon-glass workshop and see how traditional plum brandy is distilled, offering a glimpse into the age-old techniques still cherished in this region.
Next, your journey takes you to Sighetu Marmatiei, where you will visit the profound Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance. This former prison now serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during Romania’s communist era, housing a series of exhibits that tell the heart-wrenching stories of those who suffered under the regime.
From there, travel to the lively Sapanta Merry Cemetery. Known for its colorful tombstones with humorous and poetic epitaphs, this cemetery celebrates the lives of the deceased with wit and vivid imagery, showcasing the unique cultural perspective on life and death in this region. Each tombstone is a work of art, telling a story about the person’s life with icons and verses.
Nearby, visit the impressive Sapanta Peri Monastery, which boasts the tallest wooden church in the world. Admire the intricate woodwork and serene setting that make this site a spiritual haven and a masterpiece of Maramures carpentry.
Conclude your day with a dinner accompanied by a traditional folklore show. This evening is an exhilarating celebration of Romanian cultural heritage, featuring vibrant music and dance that highlight the spirited folklore of Maramures. Engage with the performers and local community in a festive setting, making for an unforgettable night.

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Day 6: Barsana & Ieud Wooden Churches – Woman Museum – Borgo Pass – Exclusive Gypsy Home Visit – Sighisoara

Start your day with a visit to the Barsana and Ieud Wooden Churches, remarkable examples of Maramures wooden architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These churches are not only religious symbols but also represent the exquisite craftsmanship and deep spiritual heritage of the region. The serene and beautifully ornamented interiors offer a moment of peace and reflection.
Next, explore the intriguing Woman Museum, dedicated to the role and impact of women in the rural culture of Romania. This museum showcases traditional female crafts, costumes, and the significant roles women have played in sustaining the cultural traditions of their communities.
As you travel through the picturesque Borgo Pass, enjoy the dramatic landscapes that have inspired countless myths and legends, including those of Dracula. This scenic route provides stunning views and a thrilling sense of adventure as you traverse the heart of Transylvania.
Experience a truly unique cultural encounter with an exclusive visit to a Gypsy home. This visit offers firsthand insight into the vibrant and often misunderstood Romani culture. Learn about their traditions, crafts, and way of life, which enrich the cultural tapestry of Romania.
End your day in the enchanting medieval town of Sighisoara, one of the best-preserved citadels in Europe and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. Explore its cobbled streets, colorful buildings, and the iconic Clock Tower that stands as a symbol of the town’s rich history. Check into your hotel and prepare to explore more of this historic gem in the following days.
You can also choose to participate in an optional Transylvanian palinka tasting in a 500-year-old cellar in Sighisoara.
***Optional: Transylvanian palinka tasting in a 500-year old cellar in Sighisoara

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Day 7: Sighisoara Walking Tour – Saxon Village of Saschiz & Viscri with the Fortified Churches – Exclusive Viscri Village Tour & Traditional Lunch – Wildness Bear Observatory

Begin your day exploring the enchanting medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved towers, cobblestone streets, and rich history. Wander through the historic center where you’ll visit landmarks like the Clock Tower, which houses the History Museum, and the Church on the Hill, accessible via the Scholars’ Stairs. The highlight here is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the notorious figure who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
After immersing yourself in Sighisoara’s atmospheric past, journey to the Saxon village of Saschiz. Famous for its Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saschiz mirrors the architectural style of Sighisoara and provides insight into the region’s defensive strategies against medieval invaders. While in Saschiz, indulge in a delightful jam tasting session, where you’ll savor traditional preserves made just like grandmother used to make, capturing the essence of local fruits in every spoonful.
Next, travel to the picturesque village of Viscri, another gem in the crown of Transylvania’s Saxon heritage. Viscri is distinguished by its iconic white Fortified Church, also a UNESCO site, which you will explore during your visit. Dive deeper into local crafts with a visit to a blacksmith’s workshop where traditional skills are kept alive by passionate artisans. Experience the village in a unique way with a horse cart ride, offering a leisurely pace to take in the rustic scenery and the beautifully preserved houses.
Enjoy a homemade lunch prepared by local hosts in Viscri, where you’ll taste authentic dishes that offer a true flavor of rural Transylvania. This meal provides not only nourishment but also a deeper connection to the region’s culinary traditions and a chance to engage with the community.
Conclude your day with an excursion to the Wildness Bear Observatory. Nestled in the dense forests surrounding the area, this observatory provides a safe and ethical way to observe Carpathian brown bears in their natural habitat. The platform is carefully positioned to offer an unobtrusive view of the bears as they go about their daily activities, allowing for spectacular wildlife watching opportunities.

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Day 8: Bear Sanctuary – Bran Castle – Brasov Walking Tour

Start your morning with a visit to the Bear Sanctuary, a refuge that provides a safe haven for bears rescued from captivity. This sanctuary near Zarnesti has become a vital center for bear conservation, offering a glimpse into the lives of these majestic animals in a natural environment. As you walk through the sanctuary, learn about the individual stories of the bears and the conservation efforts to protect them, offering a compelling narrative on wildlife care and protection.
Next on your itinerary is the iconic Bran Castle, often associated with the legend of Dracula. This 14th-century fortress, perched atop a 200-foot-high rock, boasts a dramatic architectural style that perfectly matches the myths surrounding Vlad the Impaler. Explore the castle’s many rooms and secret passages and learn about its history as a royal residence and its connection to Bram Stoker’s famous novel. The visit provides not only historical insights but also panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes from the castle’s towers and terraces.
Conclude your day with a walking tour of Brasov, one of Romania’s most charming cities, nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Discover the Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture as you stroll through the Council Square, admired for its beauty and lined with colorful baroque buildings. Visit the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Romania, known for its impressive collection of Turkish carpets. Wander down Rope Street, one of the narrowest streets in Europe, and absorb the medieval charm of the city.
This day combines natural wonders with cultural treasures, providing a rich tapestry of experiences that showcase the diversity of Romania’s historical landscape and its natural environment, an optional dinner in a nearby village can be arranged.
***An optional dinner in a nearby village can be arranged.

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Day 9: Peles Castle – Bucharest Departure

Conclude your enriching tour of Romania with a visit to the splendid Peles Castle, nestled in the mountain resort of Sinaia. Known as one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, Peles Castle serves as a stunning example of Neo-Renaissance architecture. As the former summer residence of Romanian royalty, the castle showcases ornate interiors, exquisite wood carvings, and lavish furnishings that reflect the sophistication of the Romanian monarchy. Wander through its grand halls and admire the extensive collection of art, armor, and rare books, all meticulously preserved to offer a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of King Carol I and his successors.
After touring the castle, enjoy the scenic drive back to Bucharest. Reflect on the memories and experiences of your journey as you pass through the picturesque landscapes that define Romania. Upon arrival in Bucharest, your driver will ensure a smooth transfer to Henri Coandă International Airport for your departure flight. This final leg of your trip offers a moment to ponder the rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty you’ve encountered, leaving you with lasting impressions of Romania’s heritage and the warmth of its people.
***Optional: You can choose a Bucharest City Tour (requires one extra day)
NOTE: The tour is further customizable.
Maramures and Transylvania Discovery Map
Maramures and Transylvania Discovery Map

Traditional Romanian welcome dinner with Folklore Show

In the evening, you can opt to serve a traditional dinner at a local restaurant with an idyllic view, situated on the lakeshore in Bucharest’s most famous park, the Herastrau or Michael I Park. Here, you will enjoy a three-course meal dinner with wine included, and you will get a chance to discover the traditional Romanian folklore costumes while enjoying the dances of the local performers. The entire show displays authentic Romanian traditions and customs, from the sewn details on the white outfits of the dancers to the delighting music played by the local artists.

Three-hour trip in Ukraine, to Solotvina and Nyzhnya Apsha

After Sapanta Peri Monastery visit, you can chose to visit the Ukrainian Maramures with a visit to Solotvina, which is the Ukrainian part of the Romanian town. And you will have the chance to visit Nyzhnya Apsha village. This region was in Transylvania until 1920.

Extra full day Bucharest City Tour

After the breakfast, we will start the visit of the capital city of Romania. The day starts with a visit to the Village Museum, one of the most impressive open-air museums in Europe with century old original peasant households from all parts of Romania.
After, we will visit the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building, the Palace of Parliament. Between the two communist landmarks, we will have a panoramic tour of the city with Victory Square and Avenue, Royal Palace and Revolution Square and a short stop and visit of the Romanian Athenaeum. Next, we will attend a visit to the former residence of Ceausescu family, the last communist leader of the Socialist Republic of Romania. In contradistinction with the Ceausescu former residence we will have an incursion back in time, in the communist time, where you will have the opportunity to experience life in the 80’s with the help of authentic decor and furniture, working appliances and household accessories, local drinks and homemade snacks and historical and archive footage.
Before arriving in the old city center we will stop in the Cotroceni Neighborhood where we will visit the Presidential Palace and a typical 1930s Bucharest Residence.
In the late afternoon, we will reach Bucharest’s Old Town, with the ruins of the Old Princely Court, known as Dracula’s residence, where the legend says that Vlad the Impaler was keeping his prisoners. We will take a sightseeing tour of this part of the city, filled with lively cafes and street food to see why the nickname of Bucharest is “The Little Paris”. The rest of the evening is on your own.

Three day Republic of Moldavia Extension with Tiraspol Tour

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Extra Day 1: Bucovina – Iasi City Tour – Soroca

We will begin the three-day extension with the tour of Iasi city, the unofficial capital of the Moldavian region of Romania, here we will explore the Palace of Culture, the once gold-plated Church of the Three Hierarchs, Golia Monastery and the Neoclassical National Theatre. After this incursion, we will cross the Prut River in Republic of Moldavia, outside of the European Union. On the route enjoy the countryside to Soroca, the town that hosts the greatest and most impressive fortress in Republic of Moldavia. Before reaching the hotel we will visit a different part of the Soroca town, named the Gypsy Hill, where the Gypsy community built a neighbourhood of palaces. After this hotel check in and dinner on your own.
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Extra Day 2: Soroca Fortress – Old Orhei with Traditional Lunch – Cricova Wine Cellars – Chisinau City Tour

After the breakfast, we will start the day with a visit to the one of the best well-preserved fortresses of Europe, established by the Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great in 1499.
Next, we travel south, stopping at the outstanding cave monastery of Old Orhei, which is organically combines the natural landscape and vestiges of ancient civilizations. A home-made lunch will be served in the village with the same name.
In the afternoon, you head to Cricova, where you will visit the largest wine cellar in the world and where you will enjoy some of the best Moldavian wines. The winery Cricova was founded in 1952 and it is one of the few wineries which produce sparkling wine using the Champagne Method. Before reaching the hotel, we will visit the capital city of Republic of Moldavia, which is one of the greenest city in Europe. The tour will reveal the Arch of Triumph, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Chisinau with the Belfry Tower and the Parliament of Moldavia. To have a sweet evening we will have a short stop at the famous “Bucuria” shop, which is the greatest enterprise specialized in the production of candies. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

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Extra Day 3: Bender Fortress – Tiraspol Tour – Bucovina

The last day in Republic of Moldavia will be an incursion in the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). It officially belongs to Moldova and is its second largest city.
First, we will visit Bender Fortress, which was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldavia – Tighina, which was an important trade outpost. Later we will cross Dnister in Transnistria, where you will understand why this is the world’s last Soviet republic in fact.
In Tiraspol we will visit Suvorov Plaza & Monument, Memorial of the WW2 and Afghanistan war, Lenin statue and more.
After the walking tour in Tiraspol we will go back to Bucovina, crossing back Prut River in Romania.
Viscri Saxon Village View by Holiday to Romania
Colorful houses in Transylvania by Holiday to Romania
The Tinsmiths Tower Sighisoara by Holiday to Romania
Biertan Fortified Church View by Holiday to Romania
Saxon Village View by Holiday to Romania
Sighisoara Lower Town by Holiday to Romania
Saschiz Fortified Church by Holiday to Romania
Biertan Fortified Church Altar by Holiday to Romania
Sighisoara Streets by Holiday to Romania
The Clock Tower Sighisoara by Holiday to Romania
Traditional Whirlpool in Maramures by Holiday to Romania
Streets in Sibiu by Holiday to Romania
Viscri by Holiday to Romania
Saschiz Saxon Village by Holiday to Romania
Maramures Traditional House by Holiday to Romania
Natural Whirlpool in Maramures by Holiday to Romania
Traditional Haystack by Holiday to Romania
Maramures Folklore Show by Holiday to Romania
Smoked Bacon and Cheese Sampling by Holiday to Romania
Ieud Wooden Church by Holiday to Romania
Surdesti Wooden Church by Holiday to Romania
Barsana Wooden Church by Holiday to Romania
Barsana Monastery by Holiday to Romania
Sapanta Merry Cemetery by Holiday to Romania

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