Cultural Tour

Cultural holiday in northern and central Romania


A 10 day cultural holiday covering the area of Transilvania with Zarnesti, Bran and Brasov, Maramures area with the famous wooden churches and Moldova region with the stunning 500 years old painted monasteries.

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This cultural holiday can be combined with our second cultural tour to cover the Eastern Romania’s Dobrogea region.

Cultural holiday in northern and central Romania

DAY 1 – Bucharest – Zarnesti

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Pension Elena Zarnesti
The Cultural Tour will start at Bucharest airport. Transfer From Bucharest Airport to Zarnesti. Welcome dinner and accommodation to Guesthouse Elena 3*.

DAY 2 – Zarnesti Gorge – Magura Village

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Zarnesti Gorge – Kingstone Natioanal Park

After breakfast we’ll visit the Gorges of Zarnesti in the Kingstone Mts. National Park. In the evening we will go to feeding place deep in the forest in order to see the brown bears. Dinner and accommodation in Zarnesti.

DAY 3 – Zarnesti – Kingstone National Park – Bran Castle – Zarnesti

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Bran Castle known as Dracula’s Castle

In the morning we will explore the forests of the National Park. Good day for large carnivores tracking. Bear tracks, deer tracks are almost always seen. In the evening we can make another visit to the bear hide waiting for them at the feeding point. From our experience, there are 90% successful visits. Dinner and accommodation in Zarnesti.

DAY 4 Zarnesti – Maramures

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Maramures wooden church

Early in the morning we depart and head for Maramures region. On our way we will make a few cultural stops to pay a short visit to Sighisoara (an inhabited medieval castle). We will have lunch in a local restaurant in Targu Mures a very nice town from Transylvania and then we will go to Prislop pass for a panoramic view. In the evening we will be accommodated at a 3 stars guesthouse from the aria (Maramures).

DAY 5 Sapanta – Woden churces of Maramures

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Merry Cemetery in Maramures

Today our cultural adventure will take us north and we will visit the Merry Cemetery and Barsana Church. Dinner and accommodation to the same 3 stars guesthouse from the area (Maramures).

DAY 6 – Maramures – Botiza – Ieud – Gura Humorului

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Traditional grass sawing in Moldova

Today we include in our cultural tour the wooden churches: Botiza, Ieud, Poienile Izei and depart towards Gura humorului (2 hours drive). Dinner and accommodation to 3 stars guesthouse from the area (Bucovina).

DAY 7 – Bucovina Region

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Souvenirs in Moldova

We will visit the painted monasteries Humor, Sucevita, Moldovita and Voronet and also will visit the ceramic center from Margina. Dinner and accommodation to the same guesthouse in Bucovina region.

DAY 8 – Bucovina – Bucharest

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Brasov Town

Transfer from Bucovina to Bucharest (a 6 – 7 hours drive). Accommodation to Hotel Residence 4*.

DAY 9 – Bucharest City Tour

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Bucharest Village Museum

City tour with car and guide (lunch not included). This cultural tour of Bucharest will include a visit to the House of Parlament one of the largest buildings in the world.

DAY 10 – Transfer to airport

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Gipsy caravan

Today our cultural tour ends at Bucharest airport.

Cultural holiday in northern Romania – Tour Map

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