Day 1: Otopeni Airport – Bucharest
Arrival at Otopeni Airport. Transfers and accommodation.
Day 2: Bucharest panoramic tour
Breakfast at the hotel . Visit the Parliament Palace. Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace (formerly known as the People’s Palace) is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. It took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to build. The palace boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, a 328-ft-long lobby and four underground levels, including an enormous nuclear bunker. Departure to visit The Village Museum. It was founded by royal decree in 1936, this fascinating outdoor museum, the largest in Europe. It features a collection of 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture. Steep-roofed peasant homes, thatched barns, log cabins, churches and watermills from all regions of the country were carefully taken apart, shipped to the museum and rebuilt in order to recreate the village setting. Visit the old city center of Bucharest.
Day 3: Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Poiana Brasov
Breakfast at hotel and check out. Departure to Sinaia through the picturesque Prahova Valley. Arrival in Sinaia and visit Peles Castle. Located in Sinaia (44 km fromBrasov), Peles Castle is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. It was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914. Peles is surrounded by seven terraces decorated with statues (sculptured by the Italian, Romanelli), stone-made-wells, ornamental vases and Carara marble. Departure to Bran to visit Bran Castle also known as Dracula’s Castle. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle”, it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Furthermore, there are persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Ţepeş, ruler of Wallachia. Departure to Poiana Brasov and accommodation.
Day 4: Poiana Brasov–Brasov-Sibiu
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Departure towards Brasov City for a short walking tour in the old city centre. Visit The Black Church in Brasov. Brasov’s most important landmark, the Black Church, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, towers over Piata Sfatului and the old town. Departure towards Sibiu-European Cultural Capital in 2007. Visit The Brukenthal Museum and The Astra Museum. Accommodation.
The most important places that you must see in Sibiu: The Lower Town comprises the area between the river and the hill, and it developed around the earliest fortifications. The Upper Town is organised around three city squares and a set of streets along the line of the hill. Grand Square is, as its name suggests, the largest square of the city, and has been the center of the city since the 16th century.
Day 5: Sibiu–Cluj Napoca–Baia Mare
Breakfast at hotel and Check out. Stop on the way and visits in Cluj Napoca, St. Michaels Church and the statue of the King Mathias Corvinus. The city tour ends with visit to Botanical Garden. The garden is organized based on rigorous scientific principles as far as the plant classification and phytogeography are concerned; this is harmoniously combined with the artistic refinement which turns it into an extremely charming and picturesque site. Departure to Baia Mare and accommodation.
Day 6: Baia Mare–Barsana Monastery-Sapanta–Gura Humorului
Breakfast at hotel and check out. Visit Barsana Monastery. Barsana is one of the wooden churches in Maramures, a beautiful synthesis of Eastern and Western European architecture, with Gothic and Byzantine elements. Departure to Sapanta. Visit The Merry Cemetery. The worldwide fame of Sapânta is due to the unique cemetery that has become an important tourist attraction. No cross is complete without a short poem, a few simple rhymes (between 7 and 17), carved under the image. The epitaphs are written in the local dialect. Sincere, spontaneous and written in the first person, they are messages from the dead persons to the living world. Departure to Gura Humorului and accommodation.
Day 7: Gura Humorului–Voronet–Moldovita–Sucevita–Piatra Neamt
Breakfast at hotel and check out. Departure to visit the Moldavian Monastery. Voronet –Perhaps the most famous and stunning of the painted monasteries is Voronet , founded in 1487 by Stephen the Great to celebrate a victory over the Turks. Widely known throughout Europe as “the Sistine Chapel of the East” due to its interior and exterior wall paintings. Sucevita –High walls and heavily buttressed defensive towers surround the great monastic complex of Sucevita, giving it the appearance of a fortress. Sucevita was the last of the 22 painted churches of Bucovina and has the largest number of painted images. Moldovita – located in the village of Vatra Moldovitei, was built by Petru Rares in 1532. Another stunning representation depicts the Tree of Jesse, representing Christ’s genealogy, a wide-spread iconographical theme in Europe during the Middle Ages. Departure to Piatra Neamt and accommodation.
Day 8: Piatra Neamt–Marasesti–Bucharest
Breakfast at hotel and check out. Departure to Marasesti. Visit the Heroes of the 1st World War Mausoleum. The Mausoleum of Mărăşeşti is a memorial site in Romania containing remains of 5,073 Romanian soldiers and officers killed in the First World War and dedicated to the commemoration of the Battle of Mărăşeşti and Romanian Army members who were killed during the World War I. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening and accommodation.
Day 9: Bucharest–Otopeni Airport
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Departure for a Bucharest panoramic tour. Initially built of wood in 1922 to honor the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in World War I, Bucharest’s very own Arc de Triomphe was finished in Deva granite in 1936. Designed by the architect, Petre Antonescu, the Arc stands 85 feet high. An interior staircase allows visitors to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city. In the way to visit all this they will cross Victoriei Street, Revolution Square, Kisseleff street, Herastrau Park. Transfer to airport