Mystique nature and spiritual journey, Northern Romania

Region: Maramures, Bucovina, Moldova, Transylvania

KEY SITES VISITED/ ITINERARY
Maramures, Bucovina, Iasi, Suceava, Piatra-Neamt, Targu-Mures
Trip schedule 2019
any week from April to October (on demand) +

week before Catholic Easter (Fr to Thu)

Day 1 (Friday), Arrival in Cluj-Napoca

  • Flight  to Cluj (optional)
  • Cluj-Airport-hotel transfer
  • Welcome dinner and get to know round

 

Day 2 (Saturday), Cluj-Napoca – Maramures (Borsa)

  • City-tour of Cluj-Napoca old town, intro to Romania while enjoying coffee break in the historical Central square, epicenter of key local events
  • Transfer to Borsa, in the heart of Maramures
  • Evening walk and dinner in the mystique landscape of Maramures

 

Day 3 (Suday), Maramures – Baia Mare – Sighet

  • Walking tour of old town Baia Mare
  • Visit of Memorial of Communist atrocities in Sighet
  • Spiritual journey to funny poetry cemetery in Sapanta, where locals face death of their beloved ones with an ironical verse/ poem
  • Dive further into your spiritual journey with a tour of traditional Maramures wooden churches and monasteries, guided by a local nun

 

Day 4 (Monday), Maramures – Viseu – Bucovina

  • Mountain day – embark on a unique journey with the “mocanita” steam train, to discover the magical landscape of Maramures, its history linked to traditions going back even 2000 years to our Dacian ancestors, linked to the Orthodox religion deeply rooted in the local culture, as well as to local craftsmanship, mining and wood processing
  • Transfer to Bucovina, traditional dinner in the nature while watching the sun setting down over the serene hills of the region

 

Day 5 (Tuesday), Moldovan Monasteries – Iasi

  • Continue you spiritual journey in the land of Orthodoxism with tours guided by local nuns in the unique monasteries in Moldova, with their typical original paintings (300-500 years old) on their outer walls
  • Visit the cultural capital of Romania in Iasi, with its rich heritage of poets and writers, its wealth of old churches dating back even to the 14th century, its vibrant bohemian street culture and its hospitable locals

 

Day 6 (Wednesday), Iasi – Neamt – Sovata

  • Continue your magical journey to the natural wonders in the Eastern Carpathians, with its volcanic lakes, its thermal water spring wells and its unique lava shaped gorges
  • Transfer to Sovata mountain resort, to enjoy a multicultural evening with special local delights
  • Traditional good-bye dinner in Sovata

 

Day 7 (Thursday), Sovata – Cluj-Napoca

  • Return to Cluj-Napoca, time for shopping and strolling
  • Airport transfer – See you on your next trip to Romania

 

Included services:

  • 6 nights accommodation: 6 nights in top unique authentic 4* locations (hotels, manors)
  • Rich traditional full board
  • All experiences (site entries, encounters, activities, guiding, souvenir)
  • Transportation by premium van/ bus (dep. on group size), max. 200 km/ day
  • Single room supplement: 249 Eur

Optional:

  • Return flight to Romania + any other personal expenses

Our Quality Promise:

  • Tours guided by top professional certified travel guides, with former/ parallel academic or corporate careers (in business fluent German & English)
  • Small groups (max 20) & guaranteed departures
  • Some of the most authentic accommodations in Eastern Europe
  • Handpicked traditional and international restaurants
  • Wealth of activities, events, encounters with locals


  • We can book your flight as well
  • Daily  direct flights to Bucharest from any key European airport with:
    • Main legacy airlines, in particular  Lufthansa and Austrian
    • Tarom, Romanian Legacy Airline
    • Various low cost airlines: Blueair, Wizzair

Cluj-Napoca, Hotel Beyfin 4*

 

Gura Humorului, Hilde's Residence 5*

Iasi, Little Texas 4*

Sovata, Fabesca Boutique Hotel 4*

Key highlights:

Discover Little Paris

… with its blend of eclectic …

Art Nouveau architecture

Communist era buildings

and marvelous old town edifices

… enjoying the pubs restaurants in the vibrant old town

Discover the picturesque ruins of ancient Greek port towns

… or medieval fortresses on the Black Sea coast

with spectacular panoramic views from up the hill

or from the Sea…

Meeting locals from the Danube Delta

to see their traditions, their homes…

… and experiences:

All Romanian experiences start with our traditional food…

… and continue with drinking a coffee …. here in one of the world’s most beautiful libraries is also a must for Bucharest

Sunsets at the Black Sea are unique

… just like the wide Black Sea beaches, with fine sands

You will learn how to fish

…and be successful at it

you will experience serenity in the middle of the nature

… eat lots of fish

… and dive deep into to Danube Delta

… by motorboat

… and by smaller boats