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6 days cultural tour
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.
Due to its extended forested area, which allowed building
of wooden churches, but also wooden houses, covered
with shingles, the Maramures deserves the surname "WOODLAND".
Carved oak-tree gates are symbols of familys richness,
but also the guardians of the family against bad spirits.
On Sunday morning, but also on holidays, all the community
meets at the local church for the holy service. Its
the moment to forget hard life in week time, but also
a way of socializing. After the holy service, local
people walk in the main street, proud to wear their
traditional costumes; they discuss price of crops, they
You will remember this scene
We propose you a memorable Maramures tour, for helping
you discover and understand Marapures spirit of life.
we are in Romanie, huite impatient for starting our Maramures
Arrival in Cluj-Napoca. Meet and greet at the airport
and transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation in a 3* hotel.
Our Maramures tour is starting.
Let's do it!
Cluj-Napoca Beclean Salva - Dragomiresti
Iza Valley (180 km)
Spend half a day in Cluj-Napoca for local visits: the
old centre, Gothic and Byzantine style cathedrals, the
Botanic garden. Lunch in a restaurant. Drive to Maramures,
to discover its treasures and traditional way of life.
Stop en route in Bontida ; visit the Banffy counts castle
part of it has been restored. A second stop for
visiting the wooden church in Dragomiresti.
Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse in the
the historical Maramures, a highigt of the Maramures tour
Iza Valley Barsana - Vadu
Izei - Sighetu Marmatiei - Sapanta - Iza Valley (130 km)
Drive North-West and explore 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). Lunch in a restaurant and visit
Sighetu Marmatiei Memorial, a museum set up in one of
the hardest politic prisons in the 50s and the Village
Museum, where you may admire a collection of traditional
peasant houses in Maramures. Drive
to Barsana and visit the new monastery which is well known
in Maramures as a pilgrimage spot. The entire complex
is build out of wood and perfectly integrated in the landscape.
Dinner and accommodation in the former location.
a pit stop of the Maramures tour - enjoy Vaser steam engine
Iza Valley The Vaser Valley
Iza Valley (70 km)
breakfast. Departure for Viseu to catch the steam engine
train which is going to take you to the wonderful Vaser
Valley. A 60km length narrow gouge rail plunges into the
depths of the forests almost touching the Ukraine. Besides
wood transport, the small trains are used as a shuttle
for people working upstream and carrying the visitors.
Its a unique experience. This
day we'll enjoy a packet lunch. Return by 5pm.
On the way back, stop in Ieud
and visit the wooden Greek-Catholic church (built in 1718)
which houses one of the largest collections of glass painted
icons in Maramures.
Festive party dinner with local musicians (ceterasi) and
accommodation in the former location.
more our Maramures tour uncovers local traditional life
Iza Valley Sacel Beclean Dej
Cluj-Napoca (180 km)
For local people, every day, excepting holidays, is a
hard work day. Youll see lot of peasants working
in the fields, but also traditional transportation: horse-drawn
carts, full of hay or timber. Visit a plum brandy distiller,
an artisan weaving traditional Maramures carpets in Botiza
and a potter in Sacel. Lunch in a guesthouse. Departure
to Cluj-Napoca. Dinner in a restaurant. Accommodation
in a 3* hotel.
time for departure. We are impatient to share our Maramures
tour memories with our friends
Breakfast. Last visits and shopping in Cluj-Napoca. Transfer
days / 5 nights
guesthouses (private bathroom) and 3* hotels
Rates do not apply in Easter, Christmas and New
year's Eve period.
2. According to the opening hours for some visited
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.
3. Price does not include: extra taxes for cameras
and filming (requested in some places - e.g. the
monasteries), personal drinks off the boarding,
MARAMURES TOUR RATES
lodging: 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
- entry tickets for the visits included in the
- transport and transfers in Romania by car,
minibus or coach
- all road and parking taxes
- train tickets for the Vaser train
- transport of luggage
- English speaking attested tour guide
- all taxes
on request for other group sizes or discounts
for children under 12