Romania is one destination that should definitely be visited at least once in a lifetime. The distinctive blend of vivid cities, remote villages, secular traditions stunning scenery, and magical castles, will astonish you. So, let your inner self be amazed by the wonders of this beautiful country and make the best of your one-week tour with this all-inclusive vacation package of Europe.
(Day 1): Arrival in Sibiu
(Day 2): A One-Day Trip To Alba Iulia, Turda and Cluj
(Day 3): Exploring Maramures
(Day 4): Visiting Voroneț
(Day 5-6): Heading to Piatra Neamț, Bicaz Gorges and Finally to Sighișoara
(Day 7): Traversing to two amazing places - Brașov and Bran
(Day 8): Enjoying a peaceful day at Sinaia
Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Turda, Cluj, Săpânța, Bârsana, Voroneț, Piatra Neamț, Bicaz Gorges, Sighișoara, Brașov, Bran, Sinaia, Bucharest
Sibiu is the most charming and romantic city of Romania. Get ready to be fascinated by the wonderful baroque architecture, the spectacular squares, and the scenic colored houses.
Take a stroll in its old center and visit the Romanian Art Gallery, situated in the beautiful baroque Blue House.
While meandering around the Little Square and Huet Square of Sibiu, admire the great Gothic Evangelical Church. Make sure to be careful enough while crossing the Lies Bridge. Apparently, the bridge shudders each time someone tells a lie while crossing it.
Capture the amazing views of Sibiu from the upper terrace of Council Tower and relish the magnificent panorama that reveals before your eyes.
Today, head out on the road going north towards Cluj Napoca.
Before you get to Cluj, stop in Alba Iulia. The union of Transylvania with Romania was declared in Alba Iulia in the year 1918. The city is known as the spiritual capital of Romania. Find the National Union Museum and Union Hall inside the remarkable Alba Iulia citadel which is the largest in the country. This citadel which is having a star-shape was erected by the Austrians in the 18th century and possess some prominent beautiful sculpted gates. Reach here before noon and watch the stunning show of the guard change.
The last stop before reaching Cluj, the Turda Salt Mine is considered the ‘Coolest Underground Place on Earth‘. The salt mine is a distinctive highlight at 120 meters underground and features an amphitheater hosting concerts, a Ferris wheel, and several playgrounds.
Cluj Napoca, the European Youth Capital in 2015, is a vibrant city and also the art capital of the country which is brimming with art galleries. A stroll in the city center will reveal an unconventional blend of architectural styles, from the impressive oriental-style of the Orthodox Cathedral to the monumental Gothic church of Saint Michael and the Art Nouveau building of the theatre and opera. Visit Central Park which is the green heart of the city. Reach up on the Cet??uia Hill for a panoramic view over the city and let yourself be amazed by the charm of the city.
Today is dedicated entirely to Maramure? - a region where traditions have dominated technology.
The village of S?pân?a will be your first stop as you witness its extraordinary Merry Cemetery. This unusual cemetery which is the creation of the local folk artist Stan Ioan P?tra? displays unparalleled painted crosses that feature satirical epitaphs revealing messages from the deceased to the living.
In Bârsana, witness the wooden heritage of the region at the Bârsana Monastery. Constructed following the conventional architecture of the huge wooden churches of Maramure?, it exhibits a particular beauty. The city is also home to the artisan Teodor Bârsan, who is known for carving out extraordinary wooden gates and objects, carrying on the local heritage.
Today, you’ll be heading east towards Bucovina and the village of Vorone?. While the region is popular for its UNESCO World Heritage and painted churches, the one in Vorone? is really beautiful. The Vorone? church which is known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the East’ is covered in splendid frescoes that depict religious themes inspired by local beliefs and Byzantine art. You can find similar churches in the villages of Humor, Moldovi?a, and Sucevi?a. Visit the Painted Eggs Museum in Moldovita where the exquisite work of Lucia Condrea is displayed.
En route Sighi?oara, you will relish two beautiful places:
The city of Piatra Neam? which is one of the most amazing cities of the Moldova region. Visit the Cucuteni Culture Museum and discover the most significant Neolithic collection of southeastern Europe. In the Princely Church and Court, enjoy some spectacular views of the city and also the Bistrita Valley from the belfry.
The Bicaz Gorges - Get ready to be surrounded by monumental stone walls in one of the most stunning gorges in Romania.
On reaching Sighi?oara, visit the best-preserved medieval citadel of Europe. Its colored houses, cobbled streets, still-standing towers, and walls exert a particular charm. Do visit the History Museum in the Clock Tower, and relish some breathtaking views over the city. You can also enjoy the Sighi?oara Medieval Festival and re-live the Medieval times if you happen to visit by the end of June.
Bra?ov is a beautiful city standing at the feet of the Carpathians. The city features some iconic highlights such as the Black Church which is the biggest Gothic church between Istanbul and Vienna, the Rope Street which is the narrowest street in Europe, and a Hollywood-like sign on top of the Tâmpa Hill. In order to reach there, take the cable car. On top, click some amazing photos of the spectacular vistas.
Bran - Visit the ‘Dracula Castle’ which is perched on a cliff and used to be a custom stronghold between Transylvania and Wallachia. It truly has a strategic role. A tour of the castle will reveal you the tale of Queen Marie of Romania, who is the former owner of the castle.
Your last day in Romania is dedicated completely to the mountain resort of Sinaia and also to Romania’s beautiful capital.
Sinaia houses the Pele? Castle, one of the architectural pearls of Romania. The Palace which was erected as a summer residence by the former Romanian King Carol I, is today an amazing museum exhibiting a spectacular Neo-Renaissance architecture and also more than 170 rooms that take tourists through the world’s decorative styles.
Bucharest is definitely a must-see. The beautiful capital offers a wide array of places to visit such as the monumental Palace of Parliament and also its Contemporary Art Museum, the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, for a stroll between traditional houses, the beautiful parks such as the Ci?migiu Park. The Old Centre is brimming with vibrant bars, cafés, shops, and restaurants. End your Romania trip with a leisurely walk in the city center and a delicious dinner at Caru cu Bere which is a traditional restaurant and also a historic landmark of the city.
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