A local saying about Romania goes like this: "Romania starts where the asphalt ends" and during this private 4-day Romanian UNESCO Heritage Tour, you will discover its meaning, as you will travel to Bucovina and Transylvania, two of the most impressive regions of Romania, to visit the famous UNESCO Monuments along with extraordinary cities. 

So, let the journey begin!

The tour price includes three nights accommodations - in a double room with breakfast included - in 3-star lodging in Gura Humorului, Piatra Neamt and Brasov.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Per Person, Minimum 2 Per Order):
$710.73

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Tour / Activity Details

4 days
8:00 am daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Important Notes

  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from September to March. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays.
  • The order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather, traffic and the operational differences switching from summer to winter season.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip transport by private car or minibus with Bucharest hotel pick up
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Three nights accommodations with breakfast in 3-star lodging in Gura Humorului, Piatra Neamt and Brasov

 

Not Included

  • Meals other than breakfasts on the secondm third and fourth days
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel extras
  • Photo fees at museums

 

Itinerary

DAY 1:  BUCHAREST - BUCOVINA - GURA HUMORULUI (441 km)

Your private tour will start with pick up from your Bucharest accommodation and drive North toward Gura Humorului. Leave behind the region of Wallachia and enter Bucovina, the land of the beech trees, where you will admire typical mountain and countryside sceneries, meet warm people and feel the spirituality of the places you will visit. This region is very famous thanks to the old painted monasteries which are part of UNESCO World Heritage. Arrive in Gura Humorului before dinnertime and check into your accommodation.

DAY 2:  GURA HUMORULUI - VORONET - SUCEVITA - MOLDOVITA - PIATRA NEAMT (110 km)

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour price) at the hotel in Gura Humorului. Then the tour starts with a visit at Voronet Monastery, considered an emblematic painted church about 500 years old but with well-preserved frescoes and the inimitable "Voronet blue" in the composition of the paintings. Here you will find out interesting things about the Orthodoxy in Romania, religious traditions and beliefs. Do not miss the famous fresco representing the "Doomsday," which is unique in the world. The next stop is in Sucevita, where you will visit the largest painted convent, very similar to a fortress. You will see again outside painted frescoes which pass the test of time. Here there are the best-preserved paintings among the other painted monasteries of Bucovina. Before heading to Piatra Neamt, visit Moldovita Monastery. You will admire the predominantly gold and deep blue paintings on the exterior walls completed in the 16th century. The large Siege of Constantinople represents the highlight of the frescoes. Also, do not miss Jesse's tree's representation, illustrating Christ's genealogy, a general iconographical theme in Europe during the Middle Ages. In the evening, arrive in Piatra Neamt before dinnertime and check into your accommodation.

DAY 3:  PIATRA NEAMT - SIGHISOARA - VISCRI - BRASOV (321 km)

Enjoy another included breakfast at the hotel in Piatra Neamt. Today you will enter the legendary land of Transylvania and visit the UNESCO sites located there. Head first, to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. On the way, you will admire stunning mountain scenery as you cross the Carpathians. You will pass several picturesque villages and find out the story of the Szekler minority in Romania, this area being famous for their culture and lifestyle. You will also admire Bicaz Gorge and Red Lake, unique in Romania thanks to how it was formed. The tour will soon arrive in Sighisoara (UNESCO Heritage), the only medieval citadel in Europe still inhabited. Here, time seems to run on its own schedule. You will find out the citadel's story and you will see the well-preserved walls and towers of defense, admiring the medieval houses aligned along narrow old streets. The citadel highlights are: the house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born, the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures of the citadel), the Covered Stairs and the Evangelical Church. There will be time for lunch (cost of the meal not included in tour price) in Sighisoara.

In the afternoon, visit Viscri village, which made Charles, England's Prince of Wales, fall in love with Romania. Viscri is a Saxon settlement full of color and history, with an authentic local touch and original lifestyle. This medieval place was also included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Walking on the old streets of the village admiring the genuine Saxon houses, you will get to know the original lifestyle of the people trying to keep alive their ancient and beautiful traditions. See the Fortified Church and, depending on time, perhaps stop at a local coffee shop to taste homemade traditional cakes and drinks (cost not included in tour price). Your guide has tried them and likes them! Drive to Brasov arriving in time for dinner (cost of meal not included) and check into your accommodation.

DAY 4:  BRASOV - PREJMER - SANAIA - BUCHAREST (211 km)

One more included breakfast at the hotel. Brasov (also known as Kronstadt - "the city of the crown" under its German name), is considered one of Romania's most beautiful cities. Here you will walk on the narrow cobblestone streets of the old city center. See the Council Square, the Council Tower and the famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in the Eastern part of Europe). Then leave Brasov and head to another UNESCO Monument, the Fortified Church of Prejmer. You will find out more about the Saxons (Germans) who lived here starting in the 10th and 11th centuries. Their culture, life and traditions are significant for Romania. Visiting the fortified church, you will understand why.

Now prepare to re-enter Wallachia, another historical region of the country. You will stop in Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known as the "Pearl of the Carpathians." Visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (an exciting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the 19h century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator and central heating). Hear the Royal couple's story in Romania and their significant influence on Romanian history. The visit lasts about 45 minutes, after which you will spend some time in the beautiful gardens of the castle. Arrive back in Bucharest in the evening with drop off at your accommodation.

 

Additional Benefits Available

  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru' cu bere, Hanu' lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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