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Wooden Culture in the Carpathians: Maramures

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 20 people
Destination(s): Romania  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 649 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 649 Euro (EUR)

In the northwest of Romania, aside the cities, there are some of the most unaltered regions. So, for instance, the endless forests but also the villages with high wooden churches, which remind of Scandinavia.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Bucharest - Sibiu. Arrival on Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport. Pick-up by our guide and driver and transfer to Sibiu. Overnight accommodation: in the best hotel in Sibiu.

Day 2: Sibiu - Baia Mare. Short sightseeing tour through the centre of Sibiu, with the Bruckenthal Museum and the Lutheran Church. Drive to Sebes and Alba Iulia, one of the most important cities for Romanians, then to Cluj, Transylvania’s Capital City. Sightseeing tour in Cluj. Further to Baia Mare. Overnight accommodation: in the best Hotel in Baia Mare.

Day 3: Surdesti and the Monastery Rohia. After the breakfast, time enough, to explore the region of Maramures; with its big forests. We visit the well preserved wooden churches of Plopis and Surdesti, and find out about the Greek-Catholics, Christians, who were not allowed to practice during the communist time. In the villages we see the nicely carved gates and timber buildings. A short trip brings us to the monastery to Rohia, where a well-known Dissident had found refuge during communist time.

Day 4: The Merry Cemetery and Sighet. A particularity of the area is the Merry Cemetery of Sapânta, at the border to the Ukraine. In the famous prison of Sighet, there were imprisoned by the communist regime the most important Romanian politicians of the time between the two World Wars. Overnight accommodation: a small, but nice hotel in Sighet.

Day 5: Iza valley. Visits an unbelievably rich private art collection in Sighet. Drive through the Iza valley, with the visit of the wooden churches at Rozavlea and Ieud, the most beautiful and the oldest wooden church of the Maramures. Trekking possibility between Ieud and Botiza. Overnight accommodation: Little, but nice hotel in Viseu.

Day 6: Viseu - Târgu Mures. Heading south, we reach the area inhabited by the Szekely, a branch of the Magyars and one of the minorities of Romania. In Târgu Mures we shall visit the Teleki Library, that hosts a copy of the American Declaration of Independence and the Ethnographic Museum. Overnight accommodation: in the best Hotel in Târgu Mures.

Day 7: Targu Mures - Bucharest. Through Sighisoara, the only inhabited medieval citadel in Romania, and Brasov, where we will visit the old centre, to Bucharest. Overnight accommodation: in the best Hotel in Bucharest.

Day 8: End of the tour. Time to say good-bye, as our journey draws to an end. Transfer to the International Airport of Bucharest.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transfer from/to the airport in Bucharest
- 7 overnights HB in the best hotel in the cities we stop for the evening
- Guiding services (8 days)
- All entrance fees.

Price Excludes:
- Cost of international flight tickets to/from Bucharest
- Personal expenses and tips
- Medical insurance and insurance of the luggage.

Prices:
- 649 EUR per person sharing in double or twin room
- 228 EUR single room supplement.

Note: 5% discount for early birds (early booking: 1 year or more in advance).

Supplier Information
Location: Romania
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2006
Client Request Served: 46

A family-owned company, we specialize in incoming tours to Romania, we do organize cultural tours for the English-, German- or French-speaking markets to Romania and the neighbouring countries. We do offer a high atention to every detail in planning every tour - customiyed or standard - and offer a highly personaliyed...

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