Romania

Days: 9 | Depart: 29.05.2018

Romania

 Departure: 29.05.2018,  Return: 07.06.2018.

 Guided in English and escorted by Alex.

Tour Map here –  https://goo.gl/maps/vfNEYTJUv1s
Day 1: TLV-IASI:. 3 hours Non-stop flight from TLV. 
Iasi, region of Moldavia: Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Iași has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. Tour includes: Visit the Palace of Culture, old Ducal palace of Moldavia. Iasi city (short walking) tour.
Overnight: Iasi

Day 2: Departure to North Moldavia (Bucovina). Visit: Voronet World Heritagemedieval monastery in the  village of Voroneț, now a part of the town GuraHumorului. It is one of the famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina, in Suceava County. Next: Egg Museum in Moldovița (live egg painting) and  then on to  The MoldovițaWorld Heritage Monastery  situated in the commune of VatraMoldovițeiSuceava County.

Overnight: Gura

Day 3: Maramureș is a geographical, historical and ethno-cultural region in northern Romania and western Ukraine. It is situated on the northeastern Carpathians, along the upper Tisa River; View the Ciocănești painted houses and on to BârsanaWorld Heritage  Monastery.Visit the Memorial of the victims of Communism and of the Resistance Sighet Museum . On to the so called “Merry Cemetery” in Săpânța : A small town cemetery filled with darkly humorous gravestones. …,” over 600 wooden crosses bear the life stories, dirty details, and final moments of the bodies they mark.

Overnight : Sighetul Marmatiei

Day 4: Departure to Transylvania is a region in central Romania. It’s known for medieval towns, mountainous borders and castles like Bran Castle, a Gothic fortress associated with the legend of Dracula. The city of Brașov features Saxon walls and bastions, as well as expansive Council Square, ringed by colorful baroque buildings, the towering Gothic Black Church and cafes. Nearby Poiana Brașov is a popular ski resort. Visit of Breb village – local craftsmen. Visit of Șurdești World Heritage wooden Church:The total height 72m, which makes this church one of the highest sacred wooed buildings in Europe.Arrival in Cluj-Napoca, a city in northwestern Romania, is the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region. It’s home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule: Walking Tour.

Overnight: Cluz Napaca

Day 5: Departure to Central Transylvania. Visit the Turda Salt Mine is now a veritable history museum of salt mining.  Continue to the fortified church of Biertan, part of the World Heritage Sites and built in the Saxon villages of Transylvania, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.On to the historic centre of Sighișoara, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 850-year-old testament to the history.

Overnight: Sighișoara

Day 6: Morning free individual walk in the town of Sighișoara. Departure to South Transylvania. Visit of Prejmer Citadel: The largest fortified church in southeastern Europe,was built by Teutonic knights in 1212-1213.Brasov City Tour including the Synagogue and learn about the Jewish history of  Brasov. Today the community has about 230 members, after many families left for Israel between WWII and 1989.

Overnight: Brasov

Day 7: Departure to Sibiu which  is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. The old city of Sibiu was ranked as “Europe’s 8th-most idyllic place to live” by Forbes in 2008.
Visit the Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania.. Commonly known as Dracula’s Castle“.  On arrival in Sibiu go for a Walking tour .

Overnight: Sibiu

Day 8: Departure to Wallachia (south Romania):  It is situated north of the Lower Danube and south of the Southern Carpathians. Entry to Transfăgărășan Mountain Spaghetti-highway:  The winding, twisting road carries takes us over the Carpathian Mountains. Visit of Curtea de Arges, burial site of the Kings of Romania.  Arrival in Bucharest. Overnight: Bucharest.  ( 2 nights)

Day 9: Tour the city of Bucharest including: The Great Synagogue, Museum and Holocaust memorial, ParliamentPalace. Walking tour in the City,  Athenaeum – Historical path of Architecture, and much more . Overnight Bucharest.

Day 10: Continue touring and end our tour of Romania with a visit to the Spring Palace – Residence of Dictator Ceausescu. Transfer to the Airport.
Direct non stop flight back to Tel Aviv.( 2:35 hours)

 

Land arrangements only: Price per person in double room depends on size of group:

 Group 20-26 pax: 1,485   

Single room supplement: 290 (Limited number of rooms!!)

 Plus, the cost of the International flights: estimated $375 (19.07.2017)

International flights: as per program (Including tax and oil).

 Tour arrangements include: 

–  9 nights at hotels as printed in the program or similar .  –  9 breakfasts.

–  8 Meals :   The best of the  region’s kitchen

6 light lunches on route

–  All tipping to guides, drivers, & hotel staff: 40 Euro.

–  Air-conditioned coach transportation as per itinerary

– All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.

–  Escort Alex Veit.  –   Guiding by specially chosen English speaking guides. * Please note: Tour is planned to cater both Israeli and English-speaking clientele. Specially chosen local guides guide tours in English – Alex does not translate what is said in to Hebrew.  However, Alex will be bilingual, when it comes to his explanations which deal mainly with administrative aspects of the tour. 

For full information please contact the office.