A Taste of Uniqueness

HISTORY, CITY TOURS

Why did we name this package “A Taste of Uniqueness”? Well, that’s because we know for a fact that the places we’re gonna visit do not resemble any others around the world.

What other country has a merry cemetery (a place where we celebrate life, and not death). Or where can you taste wine like ours? And let’s not forget about one of the most authentic villages out there, a village where even Prince Charles of Wales owns a house.

The price listed in this package is per person.

Before we get to the itinerary, you need to know that this package also includes a bonus tour of our beautiful capital (Bucharest, also known as Little Paris). This is a mini-tour of the city tailored specifically for you, upon purchasing this package. The tour does include a meal in the Bucharest Old Town and a one night stay in the city center.

NOTE: Because your arrival time cannot be determined at this moment, there are two different versions of the Bucharest City Mini-Tour; one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. After you have purchased your plane ticket, send us an e-mail and we will decide together which one is best suited for you. To view the full details, visit this page here.

Now let’s get to it.

    Included:

  • Accommodation in 3-5 star hotels
  • 3 meals a day
  • All transfers and transportation with private mini bus
  • All entrance fees to castles museums and monasteries included
  • English speaking guide

  • Not Included:

  • Air Fares
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Insurances

Schedules assigned for each day:

(Please note that the order of the activities may change).

DAY 1:

  • When you arrive at the Otopeni International Airport in Bucharest, the first thing we do is check-in at the hotel. Then, depending on your arrival time, we will do the afternoon or the evening city tour. Here you will find the full details.

DAY 2:

  • After breakfast, we will get in the car, and drive to Brasov City. First we check-in and then we go for the city tour (Sfatului Square, Black Church, Black Tower, and String Street, one of the narrowest streets in Europe). By noon time, we will be having lunch.

  • Next stop is a wonderful place named Viscri, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Romania, the place where Prince Charles of Wales owns a house. We will visit the fortified church built around 1100, and since 1993 is part of UNESCO world heritage.

  • In the afternoon we will be arriving in Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. We will check in at the hotel and have dinner in the Old Citadel Square.

DAY 3:

  • In the morning, why not start visiting this town, after breakfast, and discover attractions such as:the Church on the Hill , with its 500-year-old-frescoes, the famous Clock Tower, the Venetian House , the Church of the Dominican Monastery, the Scolars Stairs and Vlad Dracul’s house .

  • Next up is Praid Salt Mine, one of the biggest salt mines in the world. The temperature there is 16 degrees Celsius. The mine also benefits from treatment facilities with salt. Also, you can find here a chapel, and a salt water pool.

  • And in the afternoon, we arrive in Sovata City to check-in and have dinner.

DAY 4:

  • As we get up early and full of energy, we will head towards Liliac Winery where you will delight yourselves with a wine tasting session. Other surprises await here, but you have to come and see.

  • By nightfall we will arrive in Bistrita City to check-in and enjoy dinner.

DAY 5:

  • In the morning, we will leave for the famous and unique Merry Cemetery at Sapanta, where grave markers celebrate life with beautiful images and gentle wit.

  • Further along the way is Viseul de Sus, a small logging town in Maramures, where we will find the narrow-gauge and the steam powered locomotives (Mocanita), one of the most remarkable railway attraction in Romania and Eastern Europe. While we’re in the area, we will take a walk through Maramures Natural Park.

  • In the evening, after checking-in, we will be serving dinner and prepare for the next day.

DAY 6:

  • On this day, we will go on an exciting trip with Mocanita, have a picnic, and a walk in the forest. You never know what fascinating stories the locals have to tell.

  • After this unforgettable experience, we will head towards Gura Humorului, where we will be checking-in before dinner.

DAY 7:

  • In the morning we will leave for the Wood Museum in Campulung Moldovenesc, where more than 15.000 wooden pieces are stored, and more importantly, you will get to find out more about the rural way of life from the area.

  • Next on our list is Voronet Monastery (widely known throughout Europe as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”, the most famous and stunning painted monastery, founded in 1487, by Stephen the Great to celebrate his victory against the Turks.

  • After lunch we will head back to Gura Humorului, to visit the Humor Monastery, do some sightseeing and have a traditional Romanian supper in the evening.

DAY 8:

  • After breakfast we will leave for Neamt Citadel, a medieval fortress, built in the 14th century during Petru I of Moldavia’s reign. It was used as a defense system.

  • The he next step is to visit the Memorial House of Ion Creanga, one of the most famous writers of our country. The museum represents, beyond its historical and sentimental significance, a particular folk architecture of the period (1887-1889) and ethno-cultural area.

  • After visiting the house, we will go visit the The Dragos Voda National Bison Park, one of the four bison parks in our country.

  • The last landmark we are going to visit is none other than Piatra Neamt City. As nightfall approaches, we will check-in at the hotel and enjoy a well deserved meal.

DAY 9:

  • On this final day, we will wake up early in the morning to visit the city observing the St John Baptist Church and the Musical Fountain. Then we will have lunch and embark on a last ride towards Bucharest Airport, where we will arrive at around 5PM.

Brasov

Brasov was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211. Its medieval ambiance is present today as it was back in the day, especially in the old Town Hall Square. Here you cand take a peek inside the Black Church – the largest gothic church in Romania, and pass through the narrowest street in Europe, the Rope Street.

Viscri

Transylvania region has quite a lot of Saxon villages, and Viscri is one of them. One of the main attractions here is the Viscri Monastery – part of the UNESCO Heritage. Fun fact: Prince Charles of Wales bought a house here.

Sighisoara

This city is one of the most beautiful self-preserved medieval cities in Europe, and it was founded in the 12th century by the Transylvanian Saxons. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this town is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. He was also the inspiration for the fictional creation Count Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Liliac Winery

Lechinta-Liliac is a blooming winey situated in the heart of Transylvania, an area of rich wine-making tradition. Alongside hand-selected Romanian grapes, in every bottle of Liliac there is also a fair amount of Austrian expertise.

Merry Cemetery

It’s safe to say that this cemetery is unique, because grave markers celebrate life with beautiful images and gentle wit. This place marks each grave with a lively, beautifully carved wooden cross, painted blue containing original poems that disclose a little something about life and character; some of the verses are funny other are more whimsical.

Praid Salt Mine

Praid Salt Mine, one of the biggest salt mines in the world. The temperature in there is 16 degrees celsius. It also contains treatment facilities with salt, a chapel, and a salt water pool.

Mocanita

The last European forestry railway (built in 1932) that is still used for wood transportation. The train was build in Poland in 1949 and it's still used today for tourism purposes. Take a ride through the forest, and travel back in time.

Vononet Monastery

Also known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”, Voronet is believed to be the most famous painted monastery founded in 1487 by Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare). Besides numerous frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue known as the “Voronet blue”, the monastery also features portraits of ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato.

Humor Monastery

The Humor Monastery was founded in 1530 and is one of Bucovina’s treasures with a variety of frescoes from 1535 and an extremely valuable collection of icons from the 16th century displayed here.

Neamt Citadel

A medieval fortress, built in the 14th century during Petru I of Moldavia’s reign. It was a defense system and was considered Moldavia’s finest fortress.

Dragos Voda Bison Park

The Dragos Voda Bison Park, one of the four bison parks in our country, is the place where you can visit the Bison Museum, and the suspended walkway built of wood at 15m height over a length of 200 m, which allows observation of wildlife and vegetation.

Ion Creanga Memorial House

This house (which eventually became a museum) belonged to one of the most famous writers of our country. The museum represents, beyond its historical and sentimental significance, a particular folk architecture of the period (1887-1889).

General weather forecast.

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Package price listed by Group Size.

For this package, we offer a DISCOUNT of 15% for all group sizes.
If you choose to book this package, the invoice will be 15% cheaper than the price listed below.

DEPARTURE GROUP SIZE PRICE
BUCHAREST Airport Group of 5 persons €1,102/ person
BUCHAREST Airport Group of 8 persons €954/ person
BUCHAREST Airport Group of 10 persons €905/ person
BUCHAREST Airport Group of 12 persons €872/ person
BUCHAREST Airport Group of 15 persons €839/ person
BUCHAREST Airport Group of 18 persons €817/ person

Please remember that as the group size INCREASES, the price/person DECREASES.

NOTE: If your group size is different than the ones listed above, send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with an invoice.

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PAYMENT AND CANCELATION POLICIES:

The payment will be received and processed in full, in a minimum of 14 days prior to departure. So, any reservation has to be made 14 days or more before departure. If there are 13 days left before the starting of the tour, you cannot book anymore. If you find yourself in a last minute booking decision, send us an e-mail and we'll find a solution for you.

In the unfortunate case of needing to cancel a reservation for a package, the following terms apply:

  • If you cancel within 14 days before departure, 100% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.

  • If you cancel within 7 days before departure, 70% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.

  • If you cancel within 6-0 days days before departure, 10% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.

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