Maramures Dreamland Unique Tour

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4 Days
Availability : Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Cluj Napoca
Min Age : 6+


Cluj Napoca, Merry Cemetery, Mocanita Steam Train, Barsana Monastery
Tour Details

How about visiting a beautiful hidden waterfall in the heart of Maramures? Or discovering a different kind of cemetery? A place where the afterlife is celebrated with joy, honoring the people that were once on this earth, by laughing and cheering, remembering them as they wanted to be remembered. And if that’s not enough, in this tour, you can also go on a train ride with the famous Mocanita steam train, through the mountains, on a railroad that was once used for transporting supplies. And that’s not all, there are more things included in here, so without going too much into detail, scroll down into the itinerary to see what other goodies await.

  • Accommodation with breakfast included
  • Transportation with private mini bus
  • Entrance Fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Air fares
  • Insurances
  • Photo/Video taxes

Day 1Cluj-Viseu de Sus-Horse Waterfall

Starting off from Cluj-Napoca, the 4th largest city in Romania. Over the years the city has thrived , becoming very famous, hosting some of the best music festivals in Europe like Electric Castle and of course Europe’s best festival – Untold, and for the movie goers, the Transylvania Film Festival (TIFF). The Cluj-Napoca Tailors’Tower was built in the 15th century and rebuilt between 1627 and 1629, assuming its present form. It was named after the Tailor’s Guild, who took care and guarded the southeast corner of the city. The Saint Michael Cathedral – is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic church, the second largest church in Transylvania, after the Black Church in Brasov. The Evangelic Church is a place of worship for the Evangelican Lutheran Church in Cluj-Napoca.

Once around lunchtime, we’re off to Maramures Region, the highlight of our tour, and we’re going to circle around Viseu de Sus. But before we get there, our next stop is the Horse Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Romania (80 m high). Legend has it that a long time ago, a herd of horses were surrounded by a bear near the waterfall and they were so scared, they fell in the water and died, therefore this was named the Horse Waterfall. It can be reached on foot during a 2h hike, or by the chairlift.

And to finish it off, in late afternoon we are going to arrive at Viseu de Sus.

Accommodation in Viseu de Sus.

Day 2Viseu de Sus- Iza Meadows

In the morning, at 9AM, we are scheduled to go on board the Mocanita, the last European forestry railway (built in 1932) that was 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.

In the afternoon, our next objective is the Iza Meadows, located in the historical heart of Maramures, where age costumes blend perfectly with the purity of nature. Between the mountains and forests of Maramures, you will have the the opportunity to experience country life in the purest way possible.

Accommodation in Viseu de Sus.

Day 3Viseu de Sus-Merry Cemetery-Sighetu Marmatiei-Barsana Monastery

Quite a busy day today, following the footsteps of our ancestors, visiting some truly unique places, such as the Merry Cemetery; it’s safe to say that this cemetery is unique, because the 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.

Next up is Sighetu Marmatiei, also known as Sighet, one of the main towns in the Maramures region, an area noted for its rich centuries-old traditions. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors.

And last but not least, the most beautiful monastery ever created, the Barsana Monastery, which now stands on a small hill surrounded by an orchard. It is one of the eight churches on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The name bârsan means a shepherd who keeps sheep with thick long wool, and the word became a surname during medieval times. The church was used for monastic purposes until 1791, when the monastery was abolished.

Accommodation in Viseu de Sus

Day 4Viseu de Sus-Cluj

On this last day, we head back to Cluj-Napoca.


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Payment & Cancellation Policies

The payment will be received and processed in full, in a minimum of 30 days prior to departure. So, any reservation has to be made 30 days or more before departure. If there are 29 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 30 days before departure, 100% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 15 days before departure, 50% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.
  • If you cancel within 7-0 days days before departure, 5% of the total amount payed will be refunded to your account.

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    4 Reviews
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    Sara Doder

    Group Traveller

    We had to leave from Bucharest and therefore the price was higher, but all in all, this was a great experience to have. Never knew there were so many interesting places in Romania.

    August 22, 2017

    David Hailstones

    Family Traveller

    What I loved the most here was the Merry Cemetery, something I have never seen before. My congratulations to John, our guide, and to Alexandra and Andrei for taking care of us.

    July 15, 2017

    Cedric Antonio

    Couple Traveller

    Sono stata in questo tour di Maramures con I ragazzi di Finding Romania ed è stata un’esperienza fantastica. Il viaggio sul Mocanita (l’ultimo treno a vapore forestale al mondo) è stato veramente poetico. Posso dirvi anche, che abbiamo circoscritto tutto intorno al cimitero allegro di Sapanta con le sue bancarelle di prodotti locali ed è stato bellissimo. I ragazzi sono veramente gentilissimi e pieni di informazioni che mi hanno servito per capire le tradizioni e la cultura. Un ottimo lavoro!

    July 8, 2017

    Konstantin dudkin

    Couple Traveller

    I visited Romania a year ago, but I was here on business. But I had to opportunity to meet Andrei and now here I am. I wanted to discover more about this country and took the Maramures dreamland tour. If I would explain all that I have seen, it would take me around a full day. All I can say is, if you’re reading this, book with them, you won’t regret it.

    May 13, 2017