Walking, Rural, Culture - 8 days tour
Maramures is the place where time stands still. It is one of the few places in Romania and Europe where the old customs are still kept alive. Maramures is a vivid museum in open space and it offers a real journey back in time. Bucovina, on the other hand, is an idyllic place with awesome landscapes, spreaded villages and very famous for the painted monasteries and egg painting.
Where: Maramures & Bucovina (8 days, 7 nights)
Highlights: The Merry Cemetery from Sapanta, Barsana Monastery, narrow gauge steam train (Mocanita), authentic villages, Sucevita and Moldovita painted monasteries, egg painting craft, Marginea black pottery workshop.
Available: all year round
Note: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.
Day 1: Heading to Maramures
Day 2: Visit The Merry Cemetery from Sapanta, the workshop of the cemetery's creator, Barsana Monastery.
Day 3: Walk through the villages of Maramures. Visit wooden churches, craftmen, traditional activities.
Day 4: Ride with the narrow and slow gauge steam train (Mocanita) on Vaser Valley.
Day 5: Heading to Bucovina, Paltinu village. Stop in Ciocanesti village, declared a museum for its painted houses.
Day 6: Visit Moldovita painted monastery and attend an egg painting workshop.
Day 7: Visit Sucevita painted monastery and Marginea black pottery.
Day 8: Last day, but with one more stop at Voronet painted Monastery, known as The Sistine Chapel of the East, unique for its famous blue, called the blue of Voronet.
After all these days filled with beauty, famous landmarks, kind people, unique activities, it is time to return home with great memories.
End of program and transfer to the departure point of the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: As established with the tourists.
End location: As established with the tourists.
Duration: 8 days
Included: transport by private car, accommodation (BB), guide services.
For larger groups or customized offers, please contact me.
Meals not mentioned in the program, entry fees, photo taxes where are requested, steam train ride.
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So easy to lose track on the days and time—Maramures is so novel. Here, the other world does not exist. Where to next? That road's not so good today--let's go here instead. Hard to imagine what we missed could possibly equal what is here, now, this new surprise. It's not merely sights and places—you easily form friendly connections with these people in these special non-elbow-to-elbow destinations. Flavia's knowledge and engagement with the culture and people makes her enthusiasm absolutely contagious...