CRAFTS AND ARTISANS ITINERARY:
ROMANIA TRANSYLVANIAN TOUR

 
 
The Line

and their heirs you shall visit

11 days 10 nights
departure any day of the week

 

SPECIAL ECLIPSE TOURS:
 

arrival Tuesday August 3 - departure Friday 13
starting Bucharest - Brasov ....Sibiu - OCNELE MARI - Bucharest

arrival Monday August 9 - departure Thursday August 19
starting Bucharest - OCNELE MARI - Sibiu ....Brasov - Bucharest
 

MAXIMUM 21 persons ...... 1895 USD/pers.

FIRST DAY: Arrival Bucharest. Hotel Majestic Hotel, 11 Academiei str.
 

WELCOME dinner at Casa Doina Restaurant.
 
SECOND DAY:
 
Bucharest Visit the 'Romanian Peasant Museum', the Parliament's House - the third building in the world in the morning
 
  • Lunch at Carul cu Bere Afternoon City Tour: Hanul lui Manuc, Stavropoleus Church, art galleries and artisan shops Visit traditional market
  • Dinner by your own
THIRD DAY:
 
The Greatest Point of the total solar eclipse. We leave Bucharest for Ocnele Mari - the Greatest Point of the last total solar eclipse of the Millennium. Only few meters from the greatest point is the old citadel of Buridava of the Daces, the ancestors of Romanians. You can taste the water of the Daces well and admire the Cosota - a Daces cemetery, whose name means 'the place for final rest' We will stop at Horezu to admire the work of the Ceramics artisans (Vicsoreanu, Biscu, Iorga etc) working in their homes
 
  • lunch at Horezu Monastery The Monastery has an intriguing architectural style which blended elements of European baroque, oriental style and traditional Romanian architecture From there to the Cozia Monastery - last proof testifying the practice of ishianism - the presence of solitary monks living in the nature and only with nature's help
  • Visit the weaving artisan Rodica Ispas. Arrive Sibiu in the late afternoon Sibiu Hotel Imparatul Romanilor. 8, Main str.
  • Dinner in Sibiu Vechi cave restaurant
FORTH DAY:
 
Sibiu. Morning walking city tour: we will visit the medieval area including Brukenthal Museum - art gallery. We will drive to ASTRA - open air museum of folk technology, one of the best in the world
 
  • Lunch in ASTRA old tavern After lunch we will visit a glass artisan - Ion Tamaian - at Selimber. At Cristian we will visit a fortified Church of a Saxon village.
  • We stop in Sibiel - a Romanian village near the mountains to visit icons on glass museum and to have
  • Dinner to the peasants. Back in Sibiu
FIFTH DAY:
 
Sighet. Leave Sibiu in the morning for Cluj the former Hungarian Capital of Transylvania
 
  • Lunch at Maestro restaurant
  • Continue in the afternoon to Baia Sprie Surdesti : Visit wooden church.
  • Arrive Sighet: Hotel Tisa 8 A.Muresanu
  • dinner
SIXTH DAY:
 
Maramures county. This morning we sightseeing the Maramures county: This part of the country is spectacular even for Romanians. Tradition is preserved to a very high degree in costumes and customs, architecture and the way of life. The high, gothic - looking, entirely wooden churches with wonderful delicate details put their imprint on Maramures's personality : Sapanta.
 
  • The Merry Cemetery area
  • Visit a family house to see their woven blankets and distinctive dress and architecture
  • Botiza lunch with Iurca Family Tonight will be very special: we will stay at VAMA guest at the private homes of the villagers.
  • Special traditional folk show
  • Dinner with the family.
SEVENTH DAYS :
 
The North of Moldavia. You'll visit Bucovina's painted monasteries, dating from 15 th and 16 th centuries.: Sucevita Monastery , Moldovita Monastery where Sister Tatiana will give the background of the painted monasteries
 
  • Radauti: lunch near the market After lunch visit Colibaba's ceramic workshop and at Marginea the local black ceramic
  • Continue to Voronet: the most famous painted monastery on to Vatra Dornei and its Ethnographic Museum
  • Arrive at the center of forest in TIHUTA (Borgo Pass) in the evening Hotel Dracula's Borgo Castle
  • Typical dinner
EIGHTH DAY:
 
Targu Mures. Leave Tihuta for Targu Mures: on the way stops will be made in Tureac : visit Bacea family - fine embroidery on sheepskin and at:
 
  • Bistrita: lunch.
  • After lunch visit the medieval area
  • Arrive in Targu Mures in the evening: Hotel Continental 6 Teatrului sqa.
  • Dinner on your own
NINTH DAY:
 
Sighisoara. Targu Mures : visit the Museum and old town
 
  • Continue to Sighisoara:
  • Lunch at Dracula's house
  • After lunch walk around the ramparts. Drive to Codlea:
  • Visit Nicolae Diaconu's pottery workshop famous for his 'clay' figurines
  • Arrive Brasov in the evening ARO hotel 27 Eroilor str
  • Dinner during a show
TENTH DAY:
 
Brasov. Morning city Sightseeing: Visit Piata Sfatului, the famous Black Church, Margareta Mina's workshop - paints wooden furniture

We leave for Sinaia: Peles Royal Castle
 

  • Lunch at Economat Restaurant
  • Arrive Bucharest in the evening: Majestic Hotel 11 Academiei str.
  • Dinner at Majestic hotel.
ELEVENTH DAY:
 
Bucharest. After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport
 
Individual min 2 persons 2895 USD/pers

Groups:
 

  • 6-9 persons 2441 USD/pers,
  • 10-14 persons 2149 USD/pers,
  • 15-20 persons 1895 USD/pers;
  • more than 20 persons pls. contact us
For each group of 15 persons traveling and reserving together we will compliment one tour director (land only).
single supl.277 USD/pers.

ALL INCLUDED (s.below)

Special prices can be requested for groups of more of 4 or more persons traveling together booked through us or a travel agent in advance.

Depending on your departure date and if you like to travel with other you might be able to join an already established group.

Our guides speak several languages: English, French, German, Spanish... but there will be no more than 2 languages spoken on the bus. Please let us know which languages you would prefer.

We will be happy to try to accommodate your requests when ever possible and depending on availability. Please let us know at the time of booking.

What's included:
 

  • 3 nights accommodation in Bucharest, a **** hotel
  • 6 nights accommodation *** and **** hotels
  • 1 night accommodation in *** or **** private f villagers
  • lunches and dinners (where mentioned in the itinerary)
  • special show dinner in Brasov
  • a special Dracula's meal
  • special dinner in Sibiel
  • a traditional show in a village
  • museums entrances + video and photo fees
  • 3 lectures in the car ( min. 3 persons) -guide services and assistance
  • A/C minibus or motor coach, non smoking

A deposit of 250 USD/persons is required at the time of reservation.

 

FOR SPECIAL ECLIPSE TOURS:
 
The balance is due June 1. Air fare are available upon request.
 
CANCELLATION:
 
  • 100.00 USD per persons until May 1 st . 200 USD to May 29 th
  • 50 % of the land portion until July 15 th
  • NO REFUND after July 16 th
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE A TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY FROM YOUR POINT OF DEPARTURE