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SWEET ROMANIA IN A MOTORHOME
25 days cultural guided tour


HIGHLIGHTS
* 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
OUR EVALUATION

Culture*****
Nature****
Comfort***
Human contacts *****
Climbing and walking skills*


MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA TIMISOARA 1Day 1
Motorhome tour arrival in Romania
Hungary – Nadlac - Arad – Timisoara (95 km in Romania)
Arrival in Timisoara. Meet and greet with your guide in the camping. Welcome dinner in a restaurant. Parking of motorhomes in camping in Timisoara.
Included services: welcome dinner, parking fees for camping in Timisoara

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MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA TIMISOARA 2Day 2
Motorhome tour Romania- discover the capital of the Banat
Timisoara and around (in coach)

We 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 camping.


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 Day 3MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SARMISEGETUZA
Today we continue our motorhome tour Romania driving to Transylania
Timisoara – Lugoj – Caransebes – Sarmizegetusa – Hateg - Simeria (207 km)

Departure 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 to Simeria.
Included services: parking fees in the camping near Simeria.

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA TIMISOARA-SIBIU


 
Day 4
MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SIBIUMotorhome 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.
MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SIBIUNamed 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.
Included services: Sibiu city tour, dinner in a guesthouse, motorhome parking fees.










MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SIGHISOARADay 5
Romania motorhome tour mediaeval towns in Transylvania

Sibiu – Sighisoara – Sibiu by private coach (250 km)
Departure 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.
Included services: breakfast, transfer by private coach, lunch in restaurant and visit of Sighisoara, dinner and parking at the guesthouse.

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 Day 6
MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BRASOVMotorhome tour Romania uncovers Saxon fortresses in Transylvania
Sibiu – Fagaras – Brasov (170 km)

On 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.

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA MANASTIREA SAMBATAAfter the visit we continue to Brasov. Motorhome park in a camping near Brasov.
Included services: breakfast, parking fees in camping.






 


MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA PREJMERDay 7
Motorhome tour Transylvania open Saxon history book
Brasov and surroundings in coach
Once 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 for overnight.
Included services: Brasov and surroundings visits in coach, dinner in restaurant, parking fees in camping in Brasov
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MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA PELES SINAIADay 8
Motorhome tour Transylvania-Valachia, Southern Romania
Brasov – Predeal – Sinaia – Ploiesti – Bucharest (160 km)
Departure 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.

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MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BUCHARESTDay 9
Motorhome tour Romania: Bucharest, the capital
Discover Bucharest

Today 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 for motorhomes.


MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BUCHAREST
 

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA DEALU MAREDay 10
Motorhome tour Romania arrival in Danube Delta, miracle of waters
Bucharest – Fetesti – Tulcea - Murighiol – Danube Delta(317 km)
Departure 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

CAMPING-CAR ROUMANIE DELTA DUNARII



MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA DANUBE DELTA 1Day 11
Danube Delta Romania without motorhomes
Murighiol - Crisan and Danube Delta in outboard motorboats
We leave the motorhomes in the safe parking in Murighiol for 2 nights.
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 days)!


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12MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA DANUBE DELTA 3
More surprizes of the Danube Delta, still without your motorhomes
Danube Delta in place

Incursion 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 season.

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA DANUBE DELTA 4Human 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.






MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BERCA 1Day 13
Motorhome tour in Romania from Danube Delta to the Carpathians (260 km)
Transfer by motorboats from Crisan to Murighiol. and continuation to Berca .

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BERCA 2
Dinner and parking of motorhomes at a 4* guesthouse in Berca.

Included services: dinner and parking fees.

 
Day
14MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BUCOVINA
Motorhome tour - back to Transylvania Romania
Berca - Siriu - Intorsura Buzaului - Sfantu Gheorghe - Tusnad (173 km)

Departure 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.


MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SUCEVITA MONASTERY




 

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BICAZ GORGESDay 15
Motorhome tour in Romania is opening the gates of Moldavia
Tusnad - Miercurea Ciuc - Gheorgheni - Lacu Rosu - Cheile Bicazului - Bicaz (148 km)
Departure 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.


MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA RED LAKE
 
Day
16MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA AGAPIA MONASTERY
Motorhome 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 area.
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!...
Included services: dinner and parking fees for motorhomes in Sucevita.


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MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA HUMOR MONASTERYDay 17
Motorhome tour - Discover Bucovina - painted monasteries land
Sucevita - Voronet - Manastirea Humorului - Moldovita - Sucevita (120 km)

We 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.

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA MOLDOVITA MONASTERY


 
Day 18MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA MARGINEA
Motorhome tour Romania across Bucovina
Sucevita in place - relax

Free 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.
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse in Sucevita.

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MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA PRISLOP PASSDay 19
From Bucovina to Maramures, best of motorhome tour in Romania
Sucevita - Iacobeni - Borsa - Maramures (230 km)

Departure 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.


MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA CIOCANESTI
 
Day
20 MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA IEUD CHURCH
Motorhome tour Romania zoom on the most traditional region of Romania - the Maramures
Maramures in place (80 km)

Today 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 horse-drawn carts.
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse.

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Day
21 MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA VASER TRAIN 2
Motorhome tour in Romania highlights of the uncovered Maramures
Botiza - Bogdan Voda - Bocicoiu Mic - Viseu de Jos - Viseu de Sus - Botiza (70 km)

Early 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.
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse.

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MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SAPANTA
Day 22
Motorhome tour of Romania: last souvenirs of Maramures
Botiza - Sighetu Marmatiei - Sapanta (70 km)

Departure by motorhomes from Botiza. Discover the historical Maramures: visit of the new monastery of Barsana, wellknown in Maramures as a pilgrimage location.MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA BOTIZA 2
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 in Sapanta.
Included services: breakfast, dinner and parking fees at the guesthouse.



MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA SAPANTA 2Day 23
Motorhome tour in Romania: last day regrets - end of tour
Sapanta - Satu Mare - Hongrie (100 km + ...)

Departure to Hungary. Motorhomes and their passengers will rediscover highways. But in their hearts there's a hidden regret of leaving Romania too early.
Included services: breakfast.

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Duration 25 days / 24 nights
Motorhomes
parking
in the courtyard or the orchard of guesthouses or in camping
Notes 1. 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.

MOTORHOME TOUR ROMANIA 2017 SCHEDULE

6 May - 30 May
3 June - 27 June

1 July - 25 July

5 August - 29 August

2 September - 26 September
 
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 10-15 motorhomes (20-30 participants)

PRICE
(per person / motorhome)
1 adult / motorhome:
1420 EUR / person
2 adults /
motorhome: 1250 EUR / person
3 adults /
motorhome: 1110 EUR / person


PRICE INCLUDES
Accommodation

- 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

Boarding
- 11 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 2 picnics
- 11 dinners (10 in guesthouses + 1 welcome dinner)
- 1 festive dinner with traditional folk music
Activities
- 1 wine tasting
- 2 days motor boat touring in Danube Delta with a local guide
- 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
Miscellaneous
- 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 map supports
- 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)
Constitued groups: ask us for different periods

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