8-Days Complete Romania tour from Budapest to Bucharest

Explore Romania and it’s main regions of Transylvania, Bucovina and Maramures on a 8-Days Complete tour from Budapest. With your guide, you’ll encounter some of the most unspoiled regions in Eastern Europe, home to the legend-steeped Carpathian Mountains and a cluster of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Highlights include Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the historical city of Brasov, Wooden Churches of Maramures, Local Homemade food, UNESCO Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Sibiu a European Capital of Culture, Corvin Castle a medieval castle and the UNESCO-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. This complete tour also offers four-star hotel accommodation that is included through the tour.

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 7 nights Accommodation in 3-4 stars hotels
    • 2 Traditional Homemade dinner included ( Maramures region)
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Transport by standard sedan/minivan vehicle.
    • Small-group tour (maximum 6 people per group)
    What's excluded :
    • Other Meals/drinks unless specified
    • Photo fees
    • Other expenses
    • Entrance fees ( 20 euros per person)
    • Single supplement 200 euros per person.
    • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
    • Entry/Admission - Merry Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - Manastirea Voronet
    • Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Sucevita Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

  • Day 1: Budapesta – Arad- Timisoara

    Pass By: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Vamhaz Korut, Budapest Hungary
    On your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. You'll cross the border at Arad.

    Stop At: Filarmonica Arad, Piata George Enescu, nr. 1, Arad 310125 Romania
    The first stop will be in Arad for a short walking tour. Arad is one of the Transylvanian towns with rich culture, that can be observed through it’s architecture. Stroll the city streets to see City Hall Palace , the Palace of Culture , the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church, the large domed Roman Catholic Church and the neo-classical State Theatre. If time allows it you can have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara 300003 Romania
    In the afternoon reach Timisoara. This bustling city has been awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 due to it’s architecture that shows Turkish influence and massive Austro-Hungarian influence.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Timisoara.

    Day 2: Timisoara – Corvin Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu

    Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Strada Castelului 1-3, Hunedoara 331141 Romania
    Start fresh in the morning after breakfast with your guide and head for your first stop at Corvin Castle. Explore this gothic castle to find it’s history that lays in the walls of this place.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134 Romania
    After Corvin castle head for Alba-Iulia city. Alba-Iulia has an important cultural role in modern Romania as this is the place where the ancient and medieval history can be observed and also for the fact that this is where our country signed the unification treaty in 1918. Stroll the Old Town section to explore the history of this city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sibiu Travel, Sibiu Romania
    In the afternoon reach Sibiu, where you will be having a walking tour in the Old Town of Sibiu. Sibiu is a medium size city but with rich history and it was appointed the European Capital of Culture in 2007.

    Join our guide for a walking tour and explore the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in centrally located hotel in Sibiu.

    Day 3: Sibiu – Sighisoara -Maramures

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    Set out in the morning for Sighisoara city where Dracula was born and overnight. Take a walking tour inside the old walls of this fairy tale town to find out the history of Dracula and Sighisoara, one of the emblematic city for Transylvanian culture.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wooden Churches of Maramures, Romania
    Reach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation and you will enjoy traditional meals prepared by the locals.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional dinner in Wooden House of Maramures
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House.

    Day 4: Maramures Excursion

    Stop At: Barsana Monastery, Kloster, Barsana 437035 Romania
    After breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion.

    Your first stop will be at one of the most important monasteries of the area, Barsana monastery that offers an insight of the local culture with wood carventing skills.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Strada 1 Decembrie 1918 103 Nr 103, Dragomiresti 437170 Romania
    Reach Dragomiresti Museum to find out about more about Maramures culture from a local with a visit at traditional house with it’s traditional belongings

    Next stop will be at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.

    Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Merry Cemetery, Sapanta 437305 Romania
    End your day at the Merry Cemetery where your guide will read funny stories of people of Maramures, that have been buried in the cemetery. Built in 1947 this cemetery offers a different perspective on how after life should be approached, by taking it into a more funny way rather than sad way.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Enjoy a traditional homemade dinner in a Wooden house of Maramures.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a Maramures Village in a Traditional Wooden House.

    Day 5: Maramures – Tihuta pass – Voronet Monastery – Gura Humorului

    Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Strada Voronet 166, Voronet 725301 Romania
    Enjoy your warm breakfast and then depart for Bucovina region. On your way will reach Tihuta Pass which offers a great view over Bucovina region.

    Reach in Gura Humorului and first see the Voronet Monastery. This is one of the most famous monasteries of the area as it was built by the famous ruler of Moldova region known as Stephan the Great. During his period he has manage to build over 300 monasteries most of them situated in the region of Bucovina.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel.

    Day 6: Gura humorului – Moldovita Monastery – Sucevita Monastery – Black pottery – Gura Humorului

    Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei 727595 Romania
    Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for Moldovita Monastery. This UNESCO Heritage monastery offers a view for those which are interested in history and religion. Join our guide to offer explanations about the paintings situated on the outside wall of the monastery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Dn17a 169, Sucevita 727510 Romania
    Next stop will be at Sucevita Monastery where you will have the chance of exploring another vibrating old painted monastery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ceramica neagra Marginea, Nearby Suceava Plateau and Bucovina's Obcini Marginea Village, Suceava Romania
    After this you head for the Black Pottery of Marginea to find out all about this old craft technique which is still being used nowadays. You will have the chance to see a real demonstration from one of the local craftsmen
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gura Humorului at centrally located hotel.

    Day 7: Gura humorului – Bicaz Gorge – Red lake – Brasov

    Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Dn12c, Lacu Rosu 535502 Romania
    Start fresh in the morning after breakfast and head for your next destination Brasov which situated in the central part of Transylvania. On the way you will pass through Bicaz Gorge and reach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Lake, Lacu Rosu 535502 Romania
    Reach the Red Lake where you can have lunch ( own expense).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    In the afternoon you will reach Brasov where you will explore this fairytale town. Our guide will let you through the history of this place as you are going to explore the Catherine’s Gates a former entrance of the city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at centrally located hotel.

    Day 8: Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    In the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle in order to discover this medieval castle. Tour the inside and at the end if you wish you can enjoy free time in the market in front.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Reach the Peles Palace in Sinaia where you are going to visit the inside of one of the best palaces that Romania can offer. This 19th century palace was built by the first king of Romania.

    Reach Bucharest in the afternoon.

    End of service.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Budapest, Hungary
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your location of choice in Budapest or Budapest Airport
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Bucharest, Romania
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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