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sustainable future (ROVIS)
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to Rovis projects that support the sustainable
development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
Ro-Vis
Romania for a
sustainable future
(ROVIS)
Joining this trip will redirect 10% of our profits
to Rovis projects that support the sustainable
development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
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Classic Romania Tour

Discovering a new country can be challenging. Especially when you want to visit all of its top tourist attractions. Our Classic Romania Tour is crafted to help you explore the most stunning landmarks our country has to offer. The 8-day cultural tour of Romania begins with a Bucharest tour, where you will visit the city's most important attractions in terms of historical and cultural importance. You will then step into the region of Transylvania to explore the medieval cities of Sibiu and Brasov, visit the medieval castles in the region (Peles Castle and Dracula's Castle), explore the Saxon heritage and take a cultural tour of the UNESCO Fortified Churches (Biertan and Viscri) as well as a walking tour of Cluj-Napoca. You will then head to the welcoming region of Maramures, where you will sample some of the authentic Romanian life in the countryside and take a sightseeing tour of the local landmarks, such as The Merry Cemetery. After touring Maramures, your tour of Transylvania will take you to more of its cities and settlements, such as Sighisoara and Sinaia, before heading back to Bucharest for your departure.

Trip Activities

sightseeing

Discover the beautiful landscapes of Romania

local culture & cusine

Have a complete Romanian experience

castles

Visit Transylvania's Castles

churches

Visit some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania

horse-drawn carriage

Take a ride with a horse-drawn carriage

villages

Experience the local living

Itinerary

Bucharest

Breakfast: -

 

On the first day of your Classic Romania Tour, our tour guide will pick you up at 09:00 AM from your place for a city tour of Bucharest. Our capital is the place where the cultures of Western and Eastern Europe merge beautifully. Beyond this exotic mix, one can undoubtedly feel the inescapable influence of the communist regime.

 

Your day tour of Bucharest begins with the most distinctive building in the city, dating back to the communist period, the Palace of the Parliament. Also known as the House of the People, the impressive edifice entered the Guinness World Records as the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. As you step through imposing marble rooms, your tour guide will share with you the grim details that enabled its construction.

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

Your day in Bucharest continues with a sightseeing tour of Bucharest's Old Town, which shelters several historical sites, architectural gems and representative buildings. This is Bucharest's hotspot for nightlife, and its beautiful chaos will make you feel the vibe of the city. Your Bucharest tour comes to an end, and you will be transferred to the hotel.

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Overnight in Bucharest

Bucharest - Curtea de Argeș - Sibiu

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

On the second day of your tour in Romania, you will leave at 09:00 AM for the beautiful region of Transylvania from Bucharest. But first, you will stop at an important religious landmark, Curtea de Arges Monastery, located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Afterward, you will take a road trip through the Olt Valley, and admire some of the stunning untouched landscapes of the region before reaching Cozia Monastery, a religious house that reflects the national medieval art and architecture.

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

*In the summertime (July to November), the trip to Cozia Monastery will be replaced with a road trip on Trasnfăgărășan Highway.

 

Your next stop is in Sibiu, a city that was named the European Capital of Culture in 2007, where you will take a walking tour of a city that triumphantly blends history and multicultural elements. In your city tour, you will explore the Main Square of Sibiu, where you will admire the building of the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Cathedral before visiting the Huet Square with its Evangelical Church.

 

Afterward, you will go through the passage of stairs and cross the famous Bridge of Lies. 

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Overnight in Sibiu

Sibiu - Sibiel - Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj-Napoca

Breakfast: At the hotel

At 09:00 your Classic Romania tour will continue with a rural replica of Sibiu – Sibiel – a quaint Transylvanian village appraised as one of the most authentic and well-preserved rural areas in Europe.

 

After a short walk in the village, the tour continues with a short trip to Alba Carolina, the largest fortress in Romania, surrounded by 12 km of walls and built in the shape of a star. Alba Carolina Fortress was successively a Roman fort, a fortress during the Middle Ages and later built in the Vauban style.

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

Your next destination is Turda salt mine, a huge subterranean salt mine, where you will take that amazing photo that will amaze everyone! Your tour guide will take you through the hundreds of meters of galleries open into halls, one of them 118 meters tall, with a lake at the bottom. The sights inside the mine are otherworldly, attracting artists in search of spectacular views.

 

The journey continues with the largest city in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, proclaimed the city of arts.

 

Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Overnight in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca - Breb village - Merry Cemetery - Sighetu Marmatiei

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

On the fourth day of your Tour in Romania, the first hours of the day will be devoted to a city tour of Cluj-Napoca. The St Michael’s Gothic Cathedral overlooking the city’s central square comes first on our list of attractions for the day, followed by the Banffy Palace, the former mayor’s hall, and the Mirror Street.

 

From Cluj, you will be heading to the northwestern part of Romania, Maramureș, a region resembling a fascinating open-air museum. Lacking rights and privileges for hundreds of years, the dwellers of these places have managed to overcome hardship by following two simple rules: live your life to the full and cherish, above all, the richness of the soul.

 

Maramureș people are considered to be the most hospitable Romanians and their traditional wooden houses are a living part of their history. You will visit Breb, one of the best preserved traditional villages in Maramures and explore the local's way of living by coming in contact with them and visiting an authentic house. Today you will have a traditional Romanian lunch, freshly cooked with local products.

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

Our second to last destination of the day, Săpînţa, the world’s only community with a Merry Cemetery. The wood carved crosses painted in bright colours display witty, humorous quatrains inspired by the lives of those who are no longer with us.

 

Dinner: Romanian traditional dinner and folkloric show.

Overnight in Sighetu Marmatiei

UNESCO Wooden Churches - Targu Mures

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

In the fifth day of your Classic Romania tour, you will visit two wooden churches that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Poienile Izei (Iza Meadows) and Barsana, the latter being one of the largest Orthodox architectural ensembles in Romania. Perfected across generations, the art of woodcarving remains the chief craft of the local community, as you will see in the workshop of a local artisan. After his presentation, you’ll be able to buy unique hand-made souvenirs.

 

Today you will have the opportunity to taste the local products in one of the most picturesque and well-preserved regions of Romania. The locals still use their own harvest from their garden to make delicious dishes.

 

Lunch: At a local family

 

In the evening we will reach Targu Mures, a city recognized for its ethnic and cultural diversity. 

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Overnight in Targu Mures

Targu Mures - Biertan fortified church - Sighisoara - Viscri village - Brasov

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

On the sixth day of your Classic Romania Tour, you will reach Biertan, the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built by the Saxons in the sixteenth century and nowadays listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An important highlight of the Classic Romania Tour is Sighișoara, the only inhabited medieval fortress included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. This is the place where you can find out more about Dracula’s legends, and about the life of the real life ruler, Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes).

 

Walking up the winding cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings, you reach the Clock Tower, a symbol of the city, from where you can admire the breathtaking views. The Tower shelters a museum of medieval weapons and a torture chamber. After visiting the tower you will climb the three hundred wooden steps up to the Church-on-the-Hill, built in the XIV century.

 

Lunch: At your expense 

 

Fascinated by life in the countryside and the peaceful atmosphere of this Transylvanian village, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, restored one of the traditional houses in Viscri village, making it the place where he returns every year in May. Besides admiring the specific architecture of Viscri houses, you will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village, which will provide you the opportunity to enjoy the calm, rural scenery. Later you will have the chance to visit the locals and enjoy some of the best home-made cakes in Transylvania.

Then, you will reach Brasov, a city founded by the Teutonic Knights, located at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Overnight in Brasov

Brasov - Bran Castle - Peles Castle - Bucharest

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

The seventh day of your Tour in Romania brings you in Council Square, the central square of Brasov, where you will take a walking tour of the city and explore one of the narrowest streets in the world – Rope Street (Strada Sforii). Admire the building of the famous Gothic Cathedral named the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), after a terrible fire from 1689.  

 

Now it's time to visit the famous Bran Castle on a tour from Brasov. Here, you will complete the stories, in a Dracula tour inside the castle.

 

Bran is one of the world's spookiest medieval castles and is more commonly known as Dracula's Castle. It was built in the 13th century, set strategically atop a 60-meter cliff, towering over the most important access route into the medieval Transylvania.

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

Later on, you will reach this small but eye-catching mountain resort rose to fame mostly thanks to the Romanian Royal Family who chose Sinaia as their royal residence in the 20th century. Your first stop will be the Orthodox Monastery in Sinaia, continuing with Peles Castle, the splendid Gothic style castle built by the first king of Romania, Carol I of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen. Here, you will take a castle tour and discover some of the life of the Romanian royal family.

In the evening you will reach Bucharest and your tour of Transylvania will come to an end.

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Overnight in Bucharest

Bucharest - Departure

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

The airport transfer will take place according to schedule and your Classic Romania Tour will end.

What's included

  •   Airport transfers
  •   Accommodation for 7 nights in centrally located hotels 4*- best available in town
  •   Professional-English speaking guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary (Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Sighisaora, Turda salt mine, Biertan fortified church, Merry Cemtery, Curtea de Arges monastery, Barsana and Poienile Izei wooden churches, the Black Church, Alba Carolina)
  •   One folk show dinner and one lunch with traditional local products
  •   Horse-drawn carriage ride in Sibiel
  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle

What's not included

  •   Airline tickets
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  •   Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Photography Fees
  •   Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.

Hotels

Schuster Hotel
Location: Brasov
Facilities: Concierge, Standard Wi-Fi, Luggage room, Quiet corner, Elevator, Inner mini-courtyard, Rooftop 360°, Floor heating.
Description:

The house belonged to the Schuster family – a household of well-off Saxons from Brașov the crest of which presides over the gate at the building’s entrance. The owner of the house, an ex-banker by the name of Gabriel Schuster, contracted an architecture firm from Austria to draw its architectural plans. Later on, he employed a construction company from Budapest to effectively build it.

Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel
Location: Bucharest
Facilities: The hotel’s 38 stylish rooms offer ultra-modern comfort: solid wood furniture, various types of pillows with different degrees of comfort, spectacular views from the open windows, free Wi-Fi.
Description:

Concorde Hotel is located on the Franceză Street, one of the oldest streets in Bucharest. Coffee shops, parks, restaurants, shopping and business centers, public transport stations - everything within walking distance. A perfect start for your explorations!

Art Hotel
Location: Sibiu
Facilities: The hotel has 27 spacious and bright accommodation units. 22 rooms and 5 suites. They also have their own restaurant, Pablo, where they master the art of cooking
Description:
With a design specific to the boutique hotel concept, Art Hotel Sibiu is a "journey" among new and old textures and materials, preserved for hundreds of years, which now breathe at the same pace. Art Hotel is the newest 4-star hotel in the heart of Sibiu, situated on Centumvirilor Street, 200m from the Great Square, bordered by the fortification walls of medieval Sibiu.
Beyfin Hotel
Location: Cluj-Napoca
Facilities: Hotel Beyfin has 28 rooms and 3 suites, a spacious lobby, one fine dining restaurant, a belle view rooftop grill-bar and a well-equipped conference area.
Description:

The hotel is perfectly suited for both business and leisure accommodations and will inspire you with it's sumptuous interiors and modern facilities designed to suit all your business trip needs, while being close to the must-see corners of the city center.

Gradina Morii Hotel
Location: Sighetu Marmatiei
Facilities: Wifi, Elevator, room service, dry cleaning, laundry, luggage storage, safe service at the reception, alarm-clock services
Description:

Hotel Restaurant "Grădina Morii" offers tourists the peace and relaxation that only childhood memories keep. The hotel pulses together with Sighetul, with Maramureș, in the rhythm of an eternal beauty and the emblematic hospitality of these places. Spectacular holidays come and go, the Hotel Restaurant "Gradina Morii" remains... testimony!

Privo Hotel
Location: Targu Mures
Facilities: LED LCD Tv, Wifi, Wireless telephone, AC, Minibar, Tea & Coffee maker
Description:

Privo is a minimalist haven for business and all-out relaxation where design creates a warm and welcoming dialogue with the historic ensemble formed by Villa Csonka and the surrounding park.

Good to know

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  • Special notes

    If any attraction cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control, the attraction will be replaced on-site. Cobblestone streets are frequent, so please pack some comfortable shoes. The traffic jams and staying in line are often frequent in some regions.

    Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers. 

  • Accomodation

    Centrally located 3* hotels, with the possibility to upgrade to 4* or 5* hotels in some cities.

    For each city, we chose the best available option in terms of quality.

  • Departure

    You will be picked up at 10:00 AM.

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend: