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.
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