Romania, Northern Heritage

Budesti wooden church
Breb wooden church
Vaser Valley steam train
Voronet Monastery

7 days / 6 nights

departures on request

from 1049.00 €

    Romania, Northern Heritage

    Day 1: arrival in Romania - Cluj-Napoca - dinner

    Arrival at Cluj-Napoca International Airport.

    Welcome by your English speaking guide.

    Transfer and check-in at your hotel in Cluj-Napoca.

    A few hours of free time to rest after your journey to Romania.

    We will discover the highlights of this beautiful city, with about 2.000 years of history.

    Our walking tour will include the main sights: Union Square, St. Michael’s Church, Matthias Corvinus Monument, Heroes’ Avenue, Capitoline Wolf Statue, Avram Iancu Square, Romanian National Opera, the Orthodox Cathedral, Banffy Palace, Museum Square, the Franciscan Church and Matthias Corvinus House, outside visits only.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

    Day 2: Cluj-Napoca - Budesti - Breb - Ocna Sugatag - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    We begin our journey heading North, to the picturesque land of Maramures.

    Maramures is home to numerous villages where century-old traditions are still part of everyday life. Maramures is all about the quintessence of life, family and culture.

    Our first visit in the land of Maramures will be the wooden church of Saint Nicholas in Budesti, dating from 1643 and today part of UNESCO World Heritage.

    We will continue with a stop in the splendid little village of Breb.

    Beautiful photo locations here, as the village is settled among the hills, and it’s bets known for its traditional wooden houses.

    The people of Maramures have preserved, to an amazing extent, the authentic rural culture and crafts, especially the woodcarving, passed down by their ancestors through the generations.

    Transfer to our pension in Ocna Sugatag.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    Free afternoon to enjoy the local spa.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation in Ocna Sugatag.

    Day 3: Ocna Sugatag - Sapanta - Barsana - Ocna Sugatag - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    Departure for Sapanta.

    Here we will visit the Merry Cemetery. One of a kind, the Merry Cemetery surprises with the vivid colors of the crosses and the amusing or satirical epitaphs carved on them. 

    Then we will visit Sapanta Peri Monastery, which, with its 75 meter tall tower, is the tallest wooden building in Romania.

    We continue to Barsana, where we’ll visit of the Monastic Wooden Complex, dominating the hill of the village.

    We return to Ocna Sugatag.

    Transfer to our pension in Ocna Sugatag.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    Free afternoon to enjoy the local spa.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation in Ocna Sugatag.

    Day 4: Ocna Sugatag - Viseu de Sus - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    Morning at leisure.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    We depart Ocna Sugatag and continue our journey to Viseu de Sus.

    Arrival in Viseu de Sus.

    Transfer to the local train station.

    We will board our accommodation for tonight, the ”Carpatia Express”. Our train features two sleeping cars, a dining car and of course, a steam locomotive, built in Romania.

    Dinner in the dining car of the the ”Carpatia Express”.

    Accommodation on board the ”Carpatia Express”.

    Day 5: Viseu de Sus - ”Mocanita” steam train - Viseu de Sus - Gura Humorului - breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Breakfast on board the ”Carpatia Express”.

    Today a truly amazing experience awaits, a steam train ride into the pristine forests of Maramures, on the Vaser Valley!

    This train is unique in Europe, the last of the Carpathian Forestry Railways.

    We will venture about 21 kilometers into Maramures Mountains National Park and enjoy the scenic ride onboard the steam train.

    Lunch will be taken in the middle of nature

    We return to Viseu de Sus and continue to Gura Humorului.

    Crossing from Maramures to Bukovina, our journey will take us through some of the most picturesque countryside of Northern Romania.

    Arrival in the evening in Gura Humorului.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation in Gura Humorului.

    Day 6: Gura Humorului - Humor - Voronet - Cluj-Napoca - breakfast, lunch, dinner


    We begin the day with the visit of Humor Monastery, part of the Churches of Moldavia and inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage list, constructed in 1530. Humor Monastery is famous for its’ frescoes, the main subjects of the local mural paintings at Humor are the Last Judgement, Hymn to the Virgin and the Siege of Constantinople.

    We continue to yet another monastery, and visit Voronet Monastery, also part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Constructed in 1488 by a great national hero, Stephen the Great, it is known as the ”Sistine Chapel of the East”. An unique feature of the monastery is the intense shade of blue of the frescoes, known as the ”Voronet Blue”.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    Our journey continues back to Cluj-Napoca, crossing the Eastern Carpathian Mountains.

    Arrival in Cluj-Napoca in the evening.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

    Day 7: Cluj-Napoca - departure from Romania - breakfast


    Transfer to the airport, according with your flight schedule.                                                                     

    Departure from Cluj-Napoca International Airport.

    Price per person in (€) EURO, at 5* hotels / 4* hotels / 3* pensions, available on demand for a group of 15-20 tourists:      

    in double room shared         1049 EUR/person

    in single room                       1209 EUR/person

    Price includes:

    • 6 nights accommodation in double or single room, breakfast included:

      • Cluj-Napoca - 2 nights;
      • Ocna Sugatag - 2 nights;
      • Viseu de Sus, on board ”Carpatia Express” train -1 night;
      • Gura Humorului - 1 night.

    *5 / 4 / 3 star service at the hotels in Romania, exact locations to be confirmed upon availability;

    **accommodation upgrades are available, if needed, please advise;

    **the hotels are rated after local standards.

    • Transportation in dedicated modern air conditioned bus, from your arrival at Cluj-Napoca International Airport until your departure from Cluj-Napoca International Airport, except the periods with time at leisure (morning, afternoon or evening);

    **transportation in modern, comfortable minibus or bus with room for luggage.

    • Meals:

      • 6 breakfasts, at your hotels;
      • 5 lunches, at local restaurants;
      • 6 dinners, at local restaurants.

    **international/traditional meals will consist of a 3 course menus (entry plateau or soup, main course and desert) plus one bottle of water 0.5l per person;

    **the restaurants will provide good, quality meals and service.

    • English speaking guide;
    • City tours or panoramic tours and visits in the following locations:
      • Cluj-Napoca;
      • Budesti;
      • Breb;
      • Sapanta;
      • Barsana;
      • Humor;
      • Voronet.
    • Mentioned excursions as per program, and entrance fees for the sights to be visited:
      • The Church of Saint Nicholas, Budesti;
      • Merry Cemetery, Sapanta;
      • Monastic Wooden Complex, Barsana;
      • ”Mocanita” steam train, Viseu de Sus;
      • Humor Monastery, Humor;
      • Voronet Monastery, Voronet.

    **subject to availability, opening hours, changing of schedule, closing days, closure due to restoration, closure for hosting events, etc.).

    • Local and government taxes in Romania (except the taxes issued by Immigration Authorities);
    • Travel assistance.

    **all services will be accommodated by professional staff that will try to ensure a great travel experience!

    Price does not include:

    • Any air tickets to Romania and from Romania as well as their airport taxes;
    • The drinks, except those mentioned express;
    • Any expense of personal nature;
    • Any optional tours or activities;
    • Camera and video camera fees, where applicable;
    • Visa fees and visa arrangements;
    • Tips/gratuities;
    • Any type of insurance;
    • Any cost element which is not expressly mentioned in the chapter “Price includes”.

    ***Important notes

    Please remember that it’s your responsibility to carry the proper travel documents. Also, make sure to see your doctor before your trip for a check-up and ensure that you have valid travel insurance.

    1. All visa (if needed) requirements must be fulfilled and these are entirely your responsibility.

    2. Make sure you have your passport with you at all times, some visits require presenting it upon arrival. Try to bring at least one copy of your passport and visa (if needed) and keep all documents safe.

    3. Some of the museums in Romania are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    4. This program will act as a contract between parties and/or will be considered as an addendum to a contract already valid.

    5. The offer presented above and all the services proposed are subject to availability upon your firm request.

    6. All the reservations for the requested travel services are made only after the payment confirmation is sent to us. Please note that no services can be guaranteed without receiving the full payment at least 7 days in advance before the arrival of the clients (group).

    7. The rates presented above are subject to change without prior notice according to the regulations, currency, availability and season fluctuations.