Route R2 - cities walking tour in Romania

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Walking tours in some of the most interesting towns of Romania

Accommodation and dinner in representative locations.

We will invite you for a walk in some of the most interesting large cities or small towns from Romania. You will be amazed by diversity and complexity of architectonic styles and day by day citizens live. Our tour include walking in Vallachian, Transylvanian and Moldavia towns with professional tour guides, accommodation and dinner in some of the most representative locations.

Period: from April to October

Time: 9 days

Difficulty: easy

Prices*: 640 Euro/person for 20 - 24 people; 670 Euro/person for 16 - 19 people; 730 Euro/person for 10 - 15 people; 800 Euro/person for 7 - 9 people. ( for smaller group please contact us at contact@activtravel.ro )

Suppliment for single room: 180 Euro/person

Access and visitor taxes: 50 Euro/person payable in first day in Romania.

The prices include: accommodation in hotels from three stars up ( 8 nights), breakfast and dinner; guide services, access taxes, luggage's transfer, transfer to Bucharest or other important cities from Romania.
do not include: all type of insurance, other taxes and fees.

 

*the travel companies interested to work with us are invited to contact us

 

Daily program

Day 1: Bucharest international airport - Sinaia resort

From international airport transfer to Sinaia resort inside the Carpathian Mountains a Romanian Royal family favorite place from the first part of XX century. Visit here one of the most charming castles from Carpathians - Peles Castle built between 1857 - 1883 in different architectonic styles, German Renaissance elements and also Gothic Style. Our walking tour from the resort includes also Sinaia Monastery (from XVII-th century) and central park.

Dinner in Sinaia resort in restaurant - specific Carpathian's menu. Accommodation in Hotel Economat (three stars) or similar from Sinaia resort.

Day 2: Sinaia resort - Bran Castle - Poiana Brasov resort - Brasov town - Sighisoara town

From Sinaia resort cross picturesque Prahova valley to Bran castle also called Dracula Castle. After Poiana Brasov resort short stop we visit Brasov,our first town from Transylvania. Built by German population from XIII century was during the century a very important commercial and cultural centre of Transylvania. Today in Brasov are 310 000 citizens and many of they work in industry, tourism and services market. Start our walking tour inside the town visiting old centre including Sfatului square and Black Church. In Old Romanian district - Scheii Brasovului visit Saint Nicolae Church. From the town with a cable car we climb Tampa Mountain for an amazing view to the town and environs. Leave Brasov and Carpathian Mountains to Sighisoara town. In Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful fortresses from Europe. Built in first part of XIII century on a hill and protected by many towers and walls. Walking inside the fortress and spend the evening in Sighisoara.

Breakfast at hotel in Sinaia resort and dinner and accommodation at Hotel Rex or Sighisoara (three stars) from Sighisoara town.

Day 3: Sighisoara town - Sibiu town - Alba Iulia town

Start from Sighisoara in the morning our tour to Sibiu town, a beautiful medieval town built by German minority in XII century. The German name of actual Sibiu was Hermannstadt (from 1366). Our walking tour include " The Big Square" and "Small Square", "Brukenthal Museum", "Evangelic Church" from 14-th century, "Liar Bridge" and many streets ans squares from old part of the town. We spend here about three hours walking and visiting. The next sight in Transylvania is Alba Iulia town, here walking inside Alba Iulia fortress. This fortress was made in X century by Gyla ruler. The "Alba Carolina Fortress" is the biggest and the last fortress of such type in Transylvania built between 1716 and 1738. Inside the fortress is Roman-Catholic Cathedral - the most valuable monument of medieval architecture in Transylvania, it has the same age as famous Notre Dame from Paris. Other sights from Alba-Iulia are Orthodox Cathedral of the Union and Mihai Viteazu statue.

Breakfast at hotel in Sighisoara, dinner in Alba Iulia in restaurant and accommodation in hotel Transilvania (three stars) or similar from Alba Iulia.

Day 4: Alba Iulia town - Cluj-Napoca town

Cluj Napoca town is the cultural capital and a very important academic centre of Transylvania. Established in year 1173, was the former capital of Transylvania during the century and today here live about 332 000 citizens including in special Romanians and Magyars. Our walking tour visits the main cathedrals Romano-Catholic and Orthodox, the old centre with many buildings from renaissance to baroque. Make the shopping in central market, then walking on Belvedere hill for a large panoramic view to the town. In the evening you will be our guest to the opera or the theatre.

Breakfast in Transilvania restaurant from Alba Iulia, dinner and accommodation in Hotel Continental or Melody (three stars) from the old centre of Cluj-Napoca.

Day 5: Cluj-Napoca town - Bistrita town - Vatra Dornei resort - Voronet Monastery - Suceava town

Leave Cluj-Napoca town to cross Transylvania to Orientali Carpathians. Before cross the mountains make a short stop in Bistrita town. Established in 1264, this was for century a prosper town on the border between Ostrich-Hungarian Empire and Moldavia province. The centre of the town preserves representative medieval architecture for Transylvania. Inside the Carpathian is Vatra Dornei resort with beautiful buildings from XVIII and XIX century like Casino, Carol Hotel and City Hall. Cross the resort in short walking trip from the commercial area to beautiful central park. The last stop in Carpathians will be at Voronet Monastery - UNESCO patrimony - built in XV century by great Moldavian ruler Stefan cel Mare. The Voronet Church preserve great outside and inside frescoes from XVI century, the "Last Judgment" is comparable with Sixtine Chapel from Vatican. In the evening we are in the former capital of Moldavia in medieval times.

Breakfast at hotel in Cluj-Napoca, dinner and accommodation at hotel Bucovina (three stars) or similar from Suceava town.

Day 6: Suceava town - Botosani town - Iasi city

The Suceava town walking tour. Suceava was for century the main town from Moldavia province and today is an important town from Bucovina and North Moldavia. Start our tour with Suceava Fortress built in XIV century by Musat I ruler then rebuilt by Stefan cel Mare ruler, visit Saint Ioan cel Nou Monastery - a representative architectural monument for Moldavian churches, then cross the centre of the town to Zamca Monastery an old Armenian Monastery. Leave Suceava town to visit other important town from North Moldavia - Botosani town. This town is less explored by travelers but preserve an original old centre built by a large Jews and Armenians community. During the time was and remain an important market in special for agricultural products. In Botosani walking from Old centre cross the main market of the town to Mihai Eminescu central park. The most important town from Moldavia province and one of most important cultural and academic centre from Romania is Iasi city. Here spend the evening and take the lunch in probable the most renowned restaurant from Romania - Bolta Rece.

Breakfast at hotel in Suceava, dinner at Bolta rece restaurant and accommodation in Astoria Hotel (three stars) or similar from Iasi city.

Day 7: Iasi walking tour - Bucharest city

We start our walking tour in Iasi city with a beautiful and impressive Neo-gothic building "Palatul Culturii" then walking to Trei Ierarhi Monastery and Mitropolitan Cathedral (the largest from Romania), The Copou quarter and the Iasi University and after that we return to the old centre to Unirii square. After lunch we prepare to return to Bucharest crossing Moldavia and a part from Valachia.

Breakfast at hotel in Iasi, dinner and accommodation at Hotel Ambasador (three stars) from Bucharest or similar.

Day 8: Bucharest city tour.

First target in our city tour in Bucharest is a visit to Peasant Museum from north part of the city. In 1996 this museum was awarded with “The Best European Museum”. You can bay from here quality souvenirs. Cross Victoria square on Calea Victoriei a representative road in Bucharest. Visit the Parliament Palace the second large building on Earth (after Pentagon from US). This building was made in communism for Ceausescu president by poor Romanian’s workers with 100% Romanian products. In Romania about 80% of the population is Orthodox, a good reason to make a tour to Patriarchy Cathedral. Universitatii square is a very important place for recent history. There is the Bucharest University – the biggest in Romania and the National Theatre. We return to the old part of the city - Lipscani, to spend time to discover, old churches, people and shops. Many streets and buildings representative for this city are similar with many from Paris. By the way, this city is known also with surname “Little Paris”. In the end of the day our guide will invite you in a restaurant to spend the last evening in Bucharest with us.

Breakfast at hotel and dinner in traditional restaurant from centre of Bucharest; accommodation in Bucharest in hotel by three stars: Euro Hotel International, Hotel Ambasador, or Hotel Central Bucuresti.

Day 9. Bucharest city - transfer to international airport Otopeni (or Baneasa)

Free time in the city and then transfer from Bucharest to international airport. End of the Route R2.

Breakfast at hotel; transport by mini-bus; full guide service.