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25 days cultural guided tour
* Bran Castke, Peles Castle
* Medieval towns of Sighisoara, Sibiu, Brasov
* Maramures wooden churches
* Painted monasteries of Bucovina
* Delta du Danube
Bucharest, capital of Romania
* Timisoara, symbol of 1989 Revolution
* Sibiu, 2007 European Culture Capital
Climbing and walking skills*
tour arrival in Romania
Hungary Nadlac - Arad
Timisoara (95 km in Romania)
in Timisoara. Meet and greet with your guide in the camping.
Welcome dinner in a restaurant. Parking of motorhomes in camping
services: welcome dinner, parking fees for camping in Timisoara
discover the capital of the Banat
Timisoara and around (in coach)
leave the motorhomes in camping (happy drivers!). Transfer
by coach to the city center. Guided visit of Timisoara: old
center, Unification Square (Piata Unirii), and the Art Museum.
The dominating Art Nouveau style of the architecure will impress
you. Lot of parks embelish the town. Visit of the Revolution
Museum. Lunch in a restaurant and drive to the Recas wineyard
for some wine tasting. Back to the same camping for overnight.
Included services: Timisoara guided city tour in a coach,
dinner in a restaurant, wine tasting, parking fees in the
we continue our motorhome tour Romania driving to Transylania
Timisoara Lugoj Caransebes Sarmizegetusa
Hateg - Simeria (207 km)
by motorhomes to Transylvania. Stop on the way for visiting
Ulpia Traiana Sarmisegetuza, the Dacia capital in the time
of the Romans. Ulpia Traiana has been built after Dacia's
conquest by Romans, following the second war between Dacians
and Romans (105-106). Continue to Densus, for visiting one
of the oldest churches in Romania (XIIIth century). Most of
the building stones are from the Ulpia Traiana. Cotinuation
services: parking fees in the camping near Simeria.
tour in Transylvania, historical region of Romania
Simeria - Sebes - Sibiu (60 km)
Departure to Sibiu by motorhomes. Arrival in a village near
Sibiu. We leave motorhomes at the guesthouse and continue
by private coach for visit of Sibiu. Visit of the medieval
Sibiu and of the open air Ethnografic Museum ASTRA.
Hermanstadt by the Saxon colonists, Sibiu has been a flourishing
town of central Transylvania in the XVII-th and also the European
Cultural Capital in 2007.
services: Sibiu city tour, dinner in a guesthouse, motorhome
Romania motorhome tour mediaeval towns in Transylvania
Sibiu Sighisoara Sibiu
by private coach (250 km)
by private coach to Sighisoara (motorhomes remain at the guesthouse).
Stop and visit Biertan, the most important Saxon fortress
in Transylvania. Lunch in a restaurant. Visit of the impressive
medieval fortress of Sighisoara; The old fortified town, UNESCO
patrimony, dominates the entire Tarnava valley. It is a real
"living museum". Visit of the Clock Tower, thr weapon
museum and the covered ladder. Back to the same guesthouse
camping for a local dinner.
services: breakfast, transfer by private coach, lunch in restaurant
and visit of Sighisoara, dinner and parking at the guesthouse.
tour Romania uncovers Saxon fortresses in Transylvania
Sibiu Fagaras Brasov (170 km)
the road again with our motorhomes! Drive to Brasov, following
the Southern Carpathians. Stop and visit the Brancoveanu Monastery
in Sambata de Sus. Located in a very picturesque environment,
this monks monastery is one of the very important centers
of glass painted icons in Romania.
the visit we continue to Brasov. Motorhome park in a camping
Included services: breakfast, parking fees in camping.
tour Transylvania open Saxon history book
Brasov and surroundings in coach
again we change motorhomes for a private coach. Before discovering
Brasov we visit the peasant fortresses of Prejmer and Harman.
Built in the XIII-th by Saxon colonists, both of them are
real pieces of the architecture art. Each family in the village
owned a rescue room inside the fortification, which she inherited
from generation to generation. In case of a siege or an attack,
all family members joined their protected room. We continue
to Brasov, for a private coach and walking tour.
Visit of the Black Church, the biggest Gothic cathedral between
Wien and Istanbul. Lunch in a restaurant and drive to Bran
for the visit of the Bran castle, wrongly attributed to Count
Dracula, the vampire of Bram Stokers's novel. Back to camping
Included services: Brasov and surroundings visits in coach,
dinner in restaurant, parking fees in camping in Brasov.
tour Transylvania-Valachia, Southern Romania
Predeal Sinaia Ploiesti Bucharest
to Bucharest, following Prahova river valley, one of the most
important passages between Transylvania and Valachia. Stop
in Sinaia and visit of the impressive Peles Castle, dated
since the end of the XIX-th century. Peles Castle, built in
the times of king Charles the 1st of Romania includes rich
furniture, art and Murano mirrors collections. Continuation
to Bucharest. Parking in a camping near Bucharest.
Included services: parking fees in camping in Bucharest.
tour Romania: Bucharest, the capital
a private coach takes us to the city center as Buckarest,
like all major capitals is a very crowded town. Surnamed "little
Paris of the 30th", the capital of Romania will impress
us with the variety of its architecture. We visit the Stavropoleous
church, the merchant's street Lipscani, the University and
the Revolution squares. Lunch in a restaurant. Visit (if available
for visits) of the Parliament House (the castle of Ceausescu),
second building in the world after the Pentagone according
to its size. Back to the same camping site by coach for overnight.
Included services: Bucharest city tour, lunch in a restaurant,
transportation and transfers by private coach, parking fees
tour Romania arrival in Danube Delta, miracle of waters
Bucharest Fetesti Tulcea
- Murighiol Danube Delta(317 km)
to the Danube Delta. After crossing the Romanian Plane, we'll
drive across the wineyard zone of the Dobrogea, in the South-East
part of Romania.
Parking in a campsite in Danube Delta in Murighiol.
Included services: parking fees for the motorhomes in the
camping in Murighiol
Danube Delta Romania without motorhomes
- Crisan and Danube Delta in outboard motorboats
leave the motorhomes in the safe parking in Murighiol for
In the morning motor boats will take us across the wild untouched
Danube Delta. Local visits start! Our final destination in
the late afternoon is Crisan, a village of fishermen, located
on the Sulina channel.
Dinner and overnight in guesthouse in Crisan.
Included services: transfer and rountrip by motor boats, picnic
lunch, dinner and accommodation in guesthouse.
Note: This day you leave your motorhomes in Murighiol! They
remain there up to the end ot the Danube Delta roundtrip (2
surprizes of the Danube Delta, still without your motorhomes
Danube Delta in place
in the Delta - cruise by motorboats (cruise-lunch included).
Danube Delta is one of the main highlights of tourism in Romania.
The motorboats will take us across narrow channels, where
you will discover "the paradise of birds": Dalmatian
and White Pelicans, Egrets, Ducks, Swans, Avocets, Lapwings
and many more
The species are varying according to the
intervention more than discreet allowed to the flora to develop
here over 1000 different species. White and yellow water lilies
decorate the lakes, oak forests covered by lianas are giving
them the aspect of a tropical forest, alternating with sand
dunes specific vegetation.
Back to guesthouses for dinner and overnight.
Included services: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner, motorboat
tour, accommodation in guesthouses in Crisan.
tour in Romania from Danube Delta to the Carpathians
by motorboats from Crisan to Murighiol. and continuation to
Dinner and parking of motorhomes at a 4* guesthouse in Berca.
Included services: dinner and parking fees.
tour - back to Transylvania Romania
Berca - Siriu - Intorsura Buzaului - Sfantu Gheorghe - Tusnad
to Szekler's region. Stop for visiting the muddy volcanoes.
It's a very strange phenomena: cold liquid mud pushed-out
of the earth by methane gas. Continuation to Tusnad, following
a beautiful valley.
Motorhome park in a camping.
Included services: motorhome parking fees in Tusnad.
tour in Romania is opening the gates of Moldavia
Tusnad - Miercurea Ciuc - Gheorgheni
- Lacu Rosu - Cheile Bicazului - Bicaz (148 km)
to the Red Lake (Lacu Rosu), formed following a natural disaster
in 1837 during a great night storm, when a huge rock fell
off of the mountain blocking the Bicaz river.
Continuation through Bicaz Gorges, in a narrow canyon with
high limestone walls. We can make some walking along the river,
a good occasion for buying souvenirs from the crafters selling
them along the road.
Arrival at the camping site near the dam of Bicaz.
Included services: parking fees in camping in Bicaz.
tour in Romania on the trails to Bucovina
Bicaz - Poiana Largului - Targu Neamt - Falticeni - Suceava
- Sucevita (211 km)
Departure by motorhomes to Bucovina. We follow the huge Bicaz
lake on over 40kms, later we'll cross an impressive pine forested
Stop on the way and visit of Agapia Monastery, renamed for
its frescoes that have been painted by one of the famous Romanian
painters of the XIX-th century - Nicolae Grigorescu. We continue
to the North up to Sucevita. Parking and dinner in a guesthouse,
an occasion to discover great local cuisine. Cuisine in Bucovina
is very rich, most of meals are prepared out of farm products.
And deserts are real chef d'oeuvres!...
services: dinner and parking fees for motorhomes in Sucevita.
tour - Discover Bucovina - painted monasteries land
Sucevita - Voronet - Manastirea Humorului - Moldovita - Sucevita
leave part of the motorhomes in place for easier parking access
in sites. Drive to Voronex, included in UNESCO patrimony.
Voronet is the most famous frescoes painted outwalls in Bucovina;
the blue of Voronet became a reference in the painting art.
We continue with an Easter eggs decorator visit. The day ends
with the visit of another two painted monasteries: Moldovita
and Sucevita. Back to our base in Sucevita.
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the
guesthouse in Sucevita.
tour Romania across Bucovina
Sucevita in place - relax
activities: cleaning of the motorhomes, bathing, visit of
Marginea black pottery village, easy walks in the surroundings.
They say that Marginea black pottery is datind since the time
of the Dacians (2000 years ago). You may buy potery directly
from the crafters. An interesting place for visiting is also
the Cacica salt mine - salt extraction started since the Austrian
Empire handled this region.
services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse
Bucovina to Maramures, best of motorhome tour in Romania
Sucevita - Iacobeni - Borsa - Maramures (230 km)
to the Maramures. Cross the village of Ciocanesti. Most of
houses have the outwalls decorated with painted stuca imitating
traditional local embroidery. The road takes us to Prislop
Pass (over 1400m high). Landscape is gorgeous: mountain pics
and green pastures with flocks of sheep. We continue to North-West,
following the Iza Valley.
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees in a
guestahose in Iza Valley in Maramures.
tour Romania zoom on the most traditional region of Romania
- the Maramures
Maramures in place (80 km)
we'll group ourselves in motorhomes for more mobility. Local
visits in Maramures: the wooden churches in Ieud: the Orthodox
church "on the hill", considered for a long time
the oldest wooden church in Maramures (not always open for
visits) and the Greek-Catholic church "in the valley",
erected in 1718. Here you will see an interesting collection
of old glass painted icons. Continue by motorhomes to Poienile
Izei and visit the local wooden church. Its indoor wood painted
frescoes are pretty educative... In the afternoon tour in
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the
tour in Romania highlights of the uncovered Maramures
Botiza - Bogdan Voda - Bocicoiu Mic - Viseu de Jos - Viseu
de Sus - Botiza (70 km)
breakfast. Drive to Viseu de Sus for a tour in a narrow gauge
steam engine train that will take us along the Vaser Valley.
Along the valley, about 60kms of railroad offer visitors impressive
landscapes. The trrain isn't fast - no more than 15kms/hour.
It's a real travel in time. The train is also used by foresters
working in high mountains. It is a unique experience. Back
by 5 pm. In the evening a great party with local musicians
(the ceterasi) will end the day.
services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse.
tour of Romania: last souvenirs of Maramures
Botiza - Sighetu Marmatiei - Sapanta (70 km)
by motorhomes from Botiza. Discover the historical Maramures:
visit of the new monastery of Barsana, wellknown in Maramures
as a pilgrimage location.
All the buildings of the monastery are made of wood, in respect
to local tradition. Back to North-West for the visit of the
Memorial Museum of the anti-communism resistence in Sighetu
Marmatiei. Sighetu Marmatiei is also the birth place of Ellie
Wiessel, one of the Nobel price awarded people.
Drive to Sapanta and visit the Merry Cemetery, unique in the
world. Each carved and painted cross exposes in a few phrases
deceased person's life. Dinner and overnight in motorhomes
services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse.
tour in Romania: last day regrets - end of tour
Sapanta - Satu Mare - Hongrie (100 km + ...)
to Hungary. Motorhomes and their passengers will rediscover
highways. But in their hearts there's a hidden regret of leaving
Romania too early.
days / 24 nights
the courtyard or the orchard of guesthouses or in camping
Price does not include: extra taxes for cameras and filming
(requested in some places - e.g. the monasteries), personal
drinks off the boarding, tips (optional).
2. According to the opening hours for some visited sites
(e.g. museums), this programme can be applied as it is
if Day 1 is Saturday. If Day 1 differs, some visits or
activities will be replaced consequently..
3. Pets accepted.
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TOUR ROMANIA 2017 SCHEDULE
May - 30 May
3 June - 27 June
1 July - 25 July
5 August - 29 August
2 September - 26 September
OF PARTICIPANTS: 10-15 motorhomes (20-30 participants)
person / motorhome)
1 adult / motorhome: 1420
2 adults / motorhome:
3 adults / motorhome:
- 10 nights in camping with
water / electricity
- 9 nights parking at guesthouses (water, electricity
and waisted water discharge according to local conditions)
- 2 nights in rooms at guesthouse (in Danube Delta)
- 1 night in the parking of a guesthouse
- 11 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 2 picnics
- 11 dinners (10 in guesthouses + 1 welcome dinner)
- 1 festive dinner with traditional folk music
- 1 wine tasting
- 2 days motor boat touring in Danube Delta with a
- 5 guided tours in private coach (Timisoara, Sibiu,
Sighisoara, Brasov and Bucharest)
- 1 tour in a small steam engine train in Vaser valley
- 1 tour in a horse-drawn cart
- guided visits for all sites included in the programme
- french / english attested tour leader / guide for
the entire itinerary in Romania (starting day 1 in
camping in Timisoara)
- detailed day by day travel file
- stickers for the motorhomes
- one detailed Romania map / crew (motorhome) and
- marker set for drawing on the maps
- a SIM card for the cell phone / crew (motorhome)
- please bring unlocked cell phones
- travel agency phone support 24h / 24 h
- one GPS with Romania detailed maps, including accommodation
and sites co-ordinates every 2 crews (motorhomes)
- entry tickets for all visits included in the programme
- one CD including all photos taken by your guide
during the tour (it will be sent after the tour ends)
groups: ask us for different periods