Maramures, Bucovina & Danube Delta Tour – 5 days

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Sighisoara
Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia, also known as “The Pearl of the Carpathians”. This is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian mountains at 800 meters altitude. Here you will be visiting Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle built by the first King of Romania, Carol I, to be a summer Royal residence. 
From Sinaia, we head to Brasov, an old medieval citadel, the most important commercial center from all the seven German Medieval Cities (Siebenbuergen). Visit the Old Town (the Historical Centre), followed by lunch. After this we start to Sighisoara, the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage), being kept in the original form with the old medieval fortifications and the old towers. Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Sighisoara.

Day 2 – Sighisoara – Barsana – Sapanta – Sighetu Marmatiei
After the breakfast, you will be driven toward the region of Maramures, a place where the purity of nature blends with the beauty of the old villages, a place where the locals kept untouched their traditions, where the carved wood represents a common way of building. Here you will visit the wooden church Barsana built-in 1995, the most representative from all the wooden churches in Maramures and also “The Old Barsana” (UNESCO heritage), which was translated from the original place to another location using the old popular technique called “Dovetail”. Then, you will be driven nearby Sapanta village where you will admire the famous Merry Cemetery.
 In the same village, you will be visiting the highest wooden church in the world called Sapanta Peri (78 meters). Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Sighetul Marmatiei.

Day 3 – Sighetu Marmatiei – Ciocanesti – Moldovita – Sucevita – Voronet – Gura Humorului
In the morning, you will leave behind Maramures entering into Bucovina known for its painted monasteries. First, you will be driven to Moldovita Monastery built in 1532, initially built as a monastery for monks and changed after as a convent for nuns. The second monastery will be Sucevita which is the largest of all, looking more like a mighty fortress than a monastery. The monastic place, as the last one to be painted on the exterior walls, boasts the best-preserved frescoes of Bucovina. In the end, you will visit the most famous painted monastery of all, Voronet Convent also known as “The Sixtine Chapel of the Orient”. 
Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Gura Humorului.
 

Day 4 – Gura Humorului – Tulcea
After breakfast we will head to the Danube Delta. The journey will be long but beautiful going through many towns and villages giving you the opportunity of having an image about the city & country side life.On our way we will have a break for lunch. In the evening, we will arrive to our final destination, Tulcea, the Gate of the Danube Delta. This city is one of the oldest settlements on the Romanian territory, starting with the Greek colony during the 8th century B.C. Dinner and overnight at a hotel or guesthouse in Tulcea.
 

Day 5 – Tulcea – Bucharest
The day will begin with a tour by boat on the channels of Danube Delta (UNESCO heritage). The Danube Delta is the largest Delta in Europe and the best preserved, having a total surface of 3446 square kilometers. We will admire delta flora with specific vegetation of swamp and fauna with 133 species of fish and 327 species of birds, some of them migratory and some others local birds. Traditional fish lunch on the boat. In the end of the day, return to Bucharest.

 

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Day 1 – Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Sighisoara
Day 2 – Sighisoara – Barsana – Sapanta – Sighetu Marmatiei
Day 3 – Sighetu Marmatiei – Ciocanesti – Moldovita – Sucevita – Voronet – Gura Humorului
Day 4 – Gura Humorului – Tulcea
Day 5 – Tulcea – Bucharest

 

Highlights

UNESCO Monuments

Sighisoara Medieval citadel, Sucevita, Moldovita and Voronet Monasteries, Barsana Convent, Danube Delta

Route

  1. Sinaia
  2. Brașov
  3. Sighișoara
  4. Bârsana
  5. Sapanta
  6. Sighetu Marmației
  7. Ciocănești
  8. Moldovița
  9. Sucevița
  10. Voroneț
  11. Gura Humorului
  12. Tulcea
  13. Bucharest