Painted churches in Bucovina and hiking in Trascau: guided tour

Overview – Painted churches in Bucovina and hiking in Trascau – guided tour

Book our private guided tour and discover the beautiful painted churches in Bucovina and enjoy exploring the landscapes in Apuseni Mountains and Varghis National Park. Discover Sibiu’s heritage and walk on the trails in Scarita Belioara.

Where: Sibiu, Coltesti and Rametea villages, Scarita Belioara circuit, Varghis gorge, Turda salt mine, the painted monasteries in Bucovina
Highlights: medieval cities, old forts, remote villages, SF salt mines, landscapes, national parks, painted monasteries
Departure point: Bucharest
Available: May 1 st – November 1 st
Type of activity: visits at cultural objectives, hiking, photography, sightseeing in traditional mountain villages
Perfect for: families and small groups of friends
Customizable: yes

Detailed program:

Day 1: Pick up from your hotel in Bucharest and drive to Sibiu, one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania. In the late afternoon you will enjoy a city tour in the old part of the city and visit the main highlights: The Big Square, The Lesser Square, The Bridge of lies.

Accommodation at a guesthouse or hotel in Sibiu.

Day 2: After breakfast you will be transfered to the beautiful Coltesti village where you will enjoy a full day of hiking and sightseeing. In the afternoon you will visit Rametea village, near Coltesti. Highlights include Coltesti fortress, Rametea church, the old water mill. In the evening you will be transfered to Salciua de Jos, on Aries Valley.

Accommodation in Salciua de Jos at a guesthouse. 

Day 3: Today we will explore Posaga de Sus village and embark on an adventure on Scarita Belioara circuit, one of the most beautiful in Apuseni Mountains. We can also visit Poarta Zmeilor and Vanatarile Ponorului waterfall.

Accommodation in Salciua de Jos at a guesthouse. 

Day 4: After breakfast we will drive to Turda and visit the salt mine (it is the most impressive salt mine in Romania and it looks very SF). Later in the afternnon you will be transfered to Bucovina area, to Gura Humorului town.

Accommodation in Gura Humorului at a guesthouse.

Day 5: Today we will visit some of the beautiful painted monasteries, like Gura Humorului, Moldovita, Voronet and Sucevita. These monasteries are part of the UNESCO Heritage and are one of the main attractions in Bucovina.

Accommodation in Gura Humorului at a guesthouse.

Day 6: It is time to leave Bucovina and visit another beautiful county, Harghita, famous for the splendid landscapes, traditional hungarian food and SPA ‘s. We will also pass through Bicaz gorge and visit Lacul Rosu lake.

Accommodation in Baile Tusnad at a guesthouse.

Day 7: Today you will enjoy a full day of hiking in Varghis Gorge, part of a beautiful national park. Highlights include the beautiful caves in the area, bridges over the water and moderate hiking in the forests. Later in the afternoon we will visit Zalanpatak, the village where Prince Charles goes to visit often.

Accommodation in Baile Tusnad at a guesthouse.

Day 8: On the last day, after breakfast, you will be transfered to Brasov for a city tour and then we will drive back to Bucharest.

End of program.

,,Fantastic road trip with Dan visiting Transylvania, Bucovina and Hurghita! Great hiking and travel to places off the beaten tracks! Highly recommended! You won’t be disappointed.” Arrvind, from Mauritius, about this tour

IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.

Price upon request.

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