Guided tour in the unforgettable Maramures and Bucovina

The plan: A beautiful and colorful tour in two of the most beautiful regions of Romania: Maramures and Bucovina. Get ready to discover ancient crafts, warmhearted people, splendid monasteries and churches, roam on the hills and enjoy the mountains.

Departure points: Cluj Napoca, Bucharest
Recommended for: families, small groups of friends
Available: all year round
Transportation: by car/minivan, depending on the group size
Accommodation: 3 star guesthouse
Price upon request.

DETAILED PROGRAM:

Day 1: Cluj – drive to Breb

Meeting in Cluj and pick up from the hotel. We will drive to Breb village, in Maramures. For today we planned a flexible schedule with different activities: walking, visits at craftsmen, at distilleries.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb.

Day 2: Exploring Breb and the surroundings

Today we will explore Breb. That means visits at traditional wooden churches, or doing a hiking circuit in the nearby villages to observe how people live, visits at craftsmen. Biking is possible as well.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb.

Day 3: Exploring Breb and the surroundings

This is day dedicated to beautiful hiking in order to see the splendid landscapes Breb area has to offer. We could do hiking up to the Rooster’s ridge and to the beautiful Taurile Chendroaiei.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb.

Day 4: Breb – the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta – Barsana Monastery. Or, take the steam train in Viseu de Sus

A visit in Maramures is not complete without a visit to the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. We will also visit Barsana Monastery, one of the most impressive monasteries in Maramures. Another option is to drive to Viseu de sus to take the slow steam train and get back to Breb in the evening. This train activitiy takes up the whole day.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Breb.

Day 5: Breb – Ciocanesti – stop in Paltinu or Moldovita village

We are leaving Breb and Maramures County and we drive to Ciocanesti village in Bucovina (because of the painted houses in the village, it looks like a museum in open space). Today, we can visit a couple of beautiful orthodox painted monasteries and then head to to Paltinu or Moldovita village.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita.

Day 6: Exploring Moldovita and the surroundings

Full day of exploring Bucovina: visit at the museum of painted eggs, hiking, meeting with locals and observing crafts.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita.

Day 7: Full day of exploring Bucovina. Highlights include Voronet and other beautiful painted churches

We have another full day of exploring Bucovina, thus we can drive to Voronet monastery, or do hiking, or visit locals who have stories to tell.

Accommodation at a nice guesthouse in Paltinu or Moldovita.

Day 8:

Time to say a warm ,,SEE YOU SOON’’ to Bucovina and head back to Cluj. Drop off at the hotel and end of program.

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