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Romanian Old Traditional Life

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Romanian Old Traditional Life

Come, see and feel the Romanian heritage. Welcome to Maramures, one of the most beautiful regions in Romania where nature is sublime and people are friendly; traditions are still kept. Here the handicrafts are not a hobby and everything is still not spoiled by modern technology. Here is a place of peace and quite to reload your batteries.

DAY 1

Arrival in Cluj

Arrival in Cluj Napoca. Meet and greet at the airport by a local guide. The city is one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centers in Romania. Among other institutions, it hosts the country's largest university, Babes-Bolyai University, with its famous botanical garden; nationally renowned cultural institutions. You will enjoy a small city tour: St. Michael's Church, Romanian National Opera, Tailors' Bastion, Mihai Viteazu Square, Cluj Arena. Then you will have a welcome traditional dinner with wine tasting. Transfer with coach bus to the Hotel. Accommodation at a 4 star Hotel in Cluj. Read more

Cluj 1 Night
DAY 2

Cluj Napoca - Baia Mare

Have a rich buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will departure around 10 am to Baia Mare, the capital of Maramures region. We will be transferred to your host in the heart of Maramures. After a short rest, you will start your first activity "Learn cooking a traditional dinner". Meanwhile, you will have lunch. Those who are not interested in cooking may go around the village and have a drink ( local strong drink "horinka"), visit the school, meet people. You will have dinner together and you will enjoy the meals you cooked today. Read more

Breb village 5 Nights
DAY 3

Breb - Sapanta - Sighet - Breb

Have a traditional breakfast. Today you will join the locals to the Sunday service at the local church. You will have the opportunity of admiring their costumes and take part at the service. We continue to Sapanta for lunch and visit the Merry Cemetery, the most beautiful ethnographic museum in Romania. You will admire the private collection of Stan Ion Patras family. Then, you will have a visit to the oldest and the worst communist prison (part of the Romanian Gulag) and return to the hotel for a wonderful dinner. Read more

DAY 4

Maramures wooden churches

Have the breakfast at the Hotel. You will have a bus tour the most important wooden churches from Maramures, UNESCO sites and see gorgeous handicrafts. It will be a one day tour in which you will visit: Desesti, Budesti, Poienile Izei, Bogdan Voda and Birsana monastery. A visit to a hat maker, to a plum brandy maker and a still working watermill will complete the day. You will have lunch at the Monastery of Barsana and dinner at the Hotel. Read more

DAY 5

Season activities

Today you will go for work. You will cut the grass, or pick up the blueberries in the forest, or wild mushrooms or other season activities. During afternoon you will go by horse wagon to a shepherd and see how they work, how the cheese is done, and enjoy a late lunch with them. after lunch, you might stay longer at the shepherd or could come back and visit a farm in the village. The evening will be special as you will enjoy a gypsy party. Read more

DAY 6

Mocanita steam train

Prepare for a great day, as today you will travel by a steam train "Mocanita" - last of the Carpathian Forestry Railways and then you will have a delightful picnic. You will go with the locals on the one and only old steam train which is still working in the forest. You will enjoy the Vaser valley where no car have access and make some beautiful pictures. These railways were built for cargo and passenger services - some in the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before 1920. You will back to a local traditional house around 6 PM for a traditional dinner and music. Read more

DAY 7

Breb - Cluj Napoca departure

In the morning departure to Cluj. Depending on your flight schedule you will visit some museums in Cluj, or have a walking city tour in the old city of Cluj. Departure home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cluj Napoca
Day 2
Location Breb

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport in Cluj Napoca
  • Transport during the tour as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in locations mentioned above
  • Local guides as per itinerary
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee to touristic sights mentioned
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Experience local handicrafts
  • A ride with the steam train Mocanita
  • Folklore music as per the program

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa or any other formalities
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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