Grand Tour of Romania World Heritage Monuments
This Grand tour of Romania's UNESCO sites, is a perfect balance of both culture and historical aspects. We start the tour in Bucharest where you will be met at the airport. The next morning we head out to Transylvania and our 1st overnight stop will be the European Culture of Capital for 2007; Sibiu. One of the most important fortified cities from the great Saxon era here in Transylvania. En Route we will visit Cozia, and Horezu Monasteries, both fantastic examples of the diverse architectural designs in this region of Europe.
We then head to Sighisoara, the birth place of the true life Dracula; Vlad Tepes. The entire Citadel has been named a UNESCO heritage site. After Sighisoara, we move on to Cluj Napoca; probably the most Western influenced cities of Transylvania, and home to the birthplace of the great King of Hungary Matthias Corvine
From Cluj, we depart for one of the most remote region of Europe; Maramures. In this region we will see the famed wooden Churches of the area. All have been crafted by hand, and a fantastic tribute to the regions skill in their woodworking abilities. While in Maramures, we will see the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta; famed for the humorous headstones of the village's deceased. All are painted in bright colors and give a tribute to the life lived.
We also will visit the Church of Birsana, another stop on the World Heritage list.
From Maramures, we depart for the region of Bucovina and the world famous Painted Monasteries. The entire group of Churches here have been designated a UNESCO heritage site. These regions, will give the visitor a glimpse back in time, to see life like it was.
After Bucovina, we then move back into Transylvania, to get a more in depth look at the monuments and Castles of this world renowned region of Romania. We will stay first in the Saxon City of Brasov; one of Transylvania's most lively cities. We then head on the next morning to Prejmer, to see the largest fortified Church in Eastern Europe.
Following this we will depart for Rasnov fortress, and famous Bran Castle, the home to the legend of Dracula. After these tours, we will head back to Bucharest to return you to your final destination. Your final day of touring will be spent in the medieval center of Brasov, then moving on to the work famous Peles Palace in Sinaia; before returning to Bucharest.
An Unforgettable Tour of the UNESCO Monuments in Romania!!!