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Paths of Nature, Music and Culture of Transylvania

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 12 people
Destination(s): Romania  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Walking Tours  
Season: August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1195 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1195 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Starting in Budapest. Train Budapest 1.15 pm - 10.50 pm Baia Mare. Bustransfer to Baia Mare, 30 miles. Arrival late in the evening.

Day 2: Hoteni village. Breakfast at the guesthouse. No program, getting to know the Pop family and their comfortable guesthouse. Walk through the village (2-3 hours) and environment: water, churches, peasant life. Dinner with the family Pop.

Day 3: Hoteni. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Walk through the hills to Ocna Sugatag spa. Taking a healthy bath (for who likes that). Walk back through the fields. Dinner with the family Pop.

Day 4: Transfer to the next village Poienile Izei (35 km). Breakfast at the guesthouse. Visit to the city Sighet (museum of the Communist oppression) or Sapinta (the happy cemetery). Then transfer to the next village - Poienile Izei. Dinner and overnoght at a traditional peasant family pension.

Day 5: Poienile Izei. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Walk through the fields to the village Ieud (3-4 hours). Ieud has a well-preserved village structure and two monumental wooden churches with special icons. One of the churches dating from 1364, is the oldest in the region. Dinner at the pension Maria.

Day 6: Poienile Izei. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Walk (about 3 hours) to the village Botiza (and back for those who want). Botiza is famous for its textile, men make many rugs, and there is a beautiful wooden church. Dinner at the pension Maria.

Day 7: Travel to the next village, Viseu de Sus. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Free morning, at noon departure to Viseu de Sus, visit a traditional ceramist. Dinner with the family Birsan, with a view on the lumberjack railway.

Day 8: Steamrailday Viseu de Sus. After breakfast we get on the train to the Vasser valley. An experience with a lot of steam, smoke and wood. Afternoon walk back (length of your choice, 2-6 hours) by the valley. Dinner with the family Birsan.

Day 9: Walk in the mountains Rodnei. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Transfer by a minibus to Borsa at the foot of the mountains. After climbing a considerable slope (or chairlift possible) a nice easy walk (2 hours) to to the Prisloppass. Vist the great Hora de Prislop Festival. Dinner with the family Birsan.

Day 10: Breakfast at the guesthouse. Transfer to Szek. Fairly long bus tour through beautiful landscapes.

Day 11: Szek. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Walk Szek - Bontida and back (5 hours). In Szek there will probably be a Hungarian Dance festival going on. You can participate in dance and handicraft classes. Dinner pension Szek.

Day 12: Szek. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Walk (4-5 hours) to the village Fizes. Dinner with the family Sukosi with music and song of Erdöszombattelke village band.

Day 13: Szek. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Morning visit Cluj city, followed by transfer to Budapest. Overnight Budapest Hotel Star.

Day 14: Last day free day Budapest. At times, the program can be changed because of the weather or other unforeseen circumstances. In that case a suitable alternative will be offered.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transport Budapest-Romania vice versa
- Accommodation
- Guides (dutch, romanian, english, german, swedish)
- All meals, music.

Price Excludes:
- Meals in Budapest, beverages
- Enter fees and railway ticket (about 10 euros).

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