Transylvania in Guesthouses
The most authentic way to discover Romania
- Excellent prices, including breakfast and dinner.
- Discover in depth much of the country.
- Ideal for contact with local population.
- Basically rural stays but also a night in the capital.
- Enjoy a mixture of villages, castles and nature.
- 9 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 9 days car rental
Day 1Flying to Romania.
Check-in at your local airport 90 minutes before the designated departure time of your flight destination Bucharest. On arrival, pick up the rental car you will use throughout the whole week and to transfer to Moeciu de Sus, where you will spend the night in Daniela Clinciu Guesthouse. Dinner included and first night in Romania. 210 km
Day 2Dracula's Castle.
The Bran castle, very close to Moeciu de Sus, belonged to Count Dracula. Legends apart it is a fine example of medieval castle built in the fourteenth century. If we go a little southwards, in Sinaia, there is Peles Castle, famous for being the most beautiful of all the castles belonging to the kings of Romania. Dinner and overnight in Moeciu de Sus.
Day 3Medieval fortresses.
After breakfast you can visit Brasov, known as the Salzburg of Transylvania by its intense student life and music. The medieval city center is dominated by the Black Church, a gothic building with a spectacular body. In addition, you can visit around the “peasant fort” of Prejmer and Risnov medieval fortress. In the afternoon head north, and after about 180 km you will reach Olga Sandor Guesthouse, in Zetea, where you will spend the night.
Day 4Transylvanian bourgs.
You can start the day visiting the city of Sighisoara for its outstanding medieval city, continuously inhabited since 1191. A good option for lunch is the city of Tirgu Mures, inhabited by the Hungarian minority. In the afternoon you will reach the city of Bistrita, with its thirteenth century monastery founded by the Order of the Retailers. The city is famous for its many historic homes from the XV-XVI centuries with very high doors that hide beautiful courtyards. Dinner and overnight in the "Casa cu Flori" Guesthouse in the village of Vama.
Day 5Monasteries of Bucovina.
Spend the full day visiting the monasteries of Bucovina, erected over 500 years ago by the Moldavian princes. Many of them have beautiful paintings on its exterior walls. Particularly noteworthy are those of Sucevita, Moldovita, Humor and Voroneţ. Night at Casa cu Flori in Vama.
After breakfast it´s time to go to Maramures, which is probably the most charming rural region of Romania. It is in the north of the country, on the border with neighboring Ukraine. The region is known for its beautiful rural villages and lush forests. And also for the great wooden doors, full of sculptures and supported by four pillars. You will love most of the villages, specially Sacel, Rozalvea, Barsana monastery and Bogdan Boda. Dinner and overnight in Teleptean Ileana Guesthouse in Vadu Izei. 230 km.
After breakfast you can visit the capital of the region Sighetu Marmarei. There are the Protestant and Catholic churches of the sixteenth century, the Maramures Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the former communist prison and the house of Elie Wiesel. In the village of Sarpanta highlights the “Merry Cementery”, famous for its carved crosses and painted with bright colors. In Baia Mare's you can discover many historical buildings (clock tower, Elisabeta House, Mint, retailers and building of the School of Painting, 1896). Dinner and overnight in Teleptean Ileana Guesthouse in Vadu Izei. 105 Km.
Day 8Transylvanian cities.
The day begins in Cluj-Napoca, the cultural center of Transylvania. In the city you can not miss St. Michael´s Cathedral with its magnificent XV century frescoes or the Franciscan Monastery. Other highlights are the Botanichal Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Baffy Palace, the Orthodox Cathedral or the Bastion of Tailors. You can have lunch at Alba Iulia and also visit the Cathedral, one of the most outstanding Romanesque buildings in the country. In the afternoon awaits Sibiu, a city with a distinctly medieval-Saxon atmosphere and European cultural capital in 2007. Specially interesting are the squares, the Town Hall Tower, churches of different denominations, stairways, alleys, etc. You can have dinner and spend the night at Cristina Banciu Guesthouse in Sibiel. 220 km.
Last leg of your journey back will take you across the Carpathians to the region of Wallachia, Romania´s cradle. In Curtea de Arges there is the church of St. Nicholas and the Monastery of Arges, from the sixteenth century, where the kings of Romania are buried. And around, do not miss Poienari Citadel. Further south, the industrial city of Pitesti is in the oil capital of Romania and you can visit here the Oil Museum. Spend the afternoon visiting the capital of Romania where you will spend the night at Hotel Rin Center or Opera 3* 260 km.
Day 10Flight home from Bucharest.
Wether your flight time permits, spend the day touring Bucharest. You have to drop-off the rental car at Bucharest airport around 120 minutes before the designated departure time of your flight. Check-in and flight departure to your local airport from Bucharest. Upon arrival end of your trip to Romania.
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