Escape to Maramures

6 days cultural tour
Tour Duration : 6 days & 5 nights
Tour Length : 800km

Maramures is one of the last culture islands of Romanian traditions. The kindness of its inhabitants and gorgeous landscapes wait to be uncovered by visitors.
This part of North Romania, placed between Hungary, Ukraine and the Carpathian Mountains is a real living museum of faith, traditions and welcoming spirit.

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Our Evaluation

  • Culture
  • Nature
  • Human Contact
  • Comfort
  • Climbing/Walking


  • Merry Cemetery in Sapanta
  • Maramures wooden churches
  • Traditional life
  • Vaser steam-engine train
  • Memorial Museum in Sighet


Please click on each day to see the daily details.

Here we are in Romania, quite impatient for the start of our Maramures tour!

Arrival in Cluj-Napoca. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Accommodation in a chic 3* hotel in the city center.

Our Maramures tour is starting. Let's do it!
Breakfast. Spend half a day in Cluj-Napoca for local visits: the old city centre, the Gothic church and the Byzantine cathedral, the Botanic garden.

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Breakfast. Drive North-West and explore the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta. Every carved painted cross shows facts of the life of the dead person. Opposite the Merry Cemetery, visit the church of the Peri monastery, actually the highest wooden building in Europe (78m).

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Making a pit stop on the Maramures tour - enjoy the Vaser steam engine train ride
Early breakfast. Departure for Viseu to catch the steam engine train which is going to take you to the wonderful Vaser Valley. A 60 km long narrow gouge rail plunges into the depths of the forest almost touching the Ukraine.

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Once more our Maramures tour uncovers local traditional life
Breakfast. For local people, every day, excepting holidays, is a hard work day. You’ll see lot of peasants working in the fields, but also traditional transportation: horse-drawn carts, full of hay or timber.

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It's time for departure. We are impatient to share our Maramures tour memories with our friends

Breakfast. Last visits and shopping in Cluj-Napoca. Transfer to the airport for the return flight.


According to the opening hours for some visit sites (e.g. museums), this programme can be applied as it is if Day 1 is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If Day 1 differs, some visits or activities will be replaced consequently.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    3 nights in rural guesthouses (private bathroom) and 2 nights in 3* hotels (on a double room basis occupancy)

  • Boarding

    Full board (as specified in the programme)

  • Tickets

    Entry tickets for the visits included in the programme

  • Transport & Transfer

    Transport and transfers in Romania by car, minibus or coach

  • Road Taxes

    All road and parking taxes

  • Train Tickets

    Train tickets for the Vaser train

  • Luggage

    Transport of luggage

  • Guide

    English speaking attested tour guide

  • Taxes

    All taxes


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).


  • Participants no.
    Supplement (single)
  • 2 (private tour)
    All year long
    865 EUR
    110 EUR
  • 8 (constitued groups)
    All year long
    520 EUR
    110 EUR
  • Guaranteed Departure
    4-14 (guaranteed departure)
    All year long
    580 EUR
    110 EUR

Rates do not apply in Easter, Christmas and New year's Eve period.

Quotation on request for other group sizes or discounts for children under 12

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General Selling Conditions

1. Any packages delivered by Pan Travel are based on the contract, signed by both parts.

2. The contract includes
– detailed description of services (programme, accommodation, transportation, boarding etc.)
– duration
– number of participants
– price
– payment*
– cancellation**
* Pan Travel will deliver to the client a pro-forma invoice for the services specified by the contract. After money transfer, Pan Travel will issue the final invoice.

Payment will be made by bank wire, as following:

– a deposit of 30% in a delay of 7 days from the signature of the contract
– final payment must arrive in Pan Travel’s account at last 30 days before the date of the beginning of the round-trip.
For the last moment reservations (less than one month before the beginning of the round-trip), the entire payment has to be made at once at the booking.

Payment can be made by credit card too. Actual Romanian regulations avoid payment by credit card unless the owner of the card is on Romanian territory.

** Notice of cancellation by the CLIENT must be made in all cases in writing signed by the person who signed the contract. Cancellation is effective from the date of receipt by the ORGANIZER of such notice. Pan Travel will refund the sums already paid, deducting the cancellation charges and the bank transfer fees. The CLIENT cannot cancel only part of the services included in a package.


If the CLIENT cancels the trip, the following percentage of the total package price will be deducted as a cancellation charge:
– more than 30 days before the departure date: 10% of total amount
– 29 – 20 days: 25 % of total amount
– 19 – 10 days: 50 % of total amount
– 9 – 4 days: 80 % of total amount
– less than 4 days or NO SHOW: 100% of total amount

If the CLIENT purchased a trip cancellation insurance, the insurance company will refund the cancellation charge based on the invoices delivered by the travel ORGANIZER.