During this tour you'll be accompanied by local guides devoted to their countries and ready to share the most cryptic secrets of these states.
Arrival in Romania
Arrival to Bucharest, Romania
Departure to Brasov, located in the Carpathian Mountains.
If time allows we shall stop in Sinaia to admire from outside the famous Peles Castle - former summer residence of the Hohenzollern King’s family in Romania.
Visit to the Dracula castle from Bran, designed in the Gothic style and built on the top of a rock.
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel downtown Brasov.
Dinner in one of the famous restaurants of the city.
City tour of Brasov
The Black Church,
The Piata Sfatului,
The Schei District that is said to be the oldest part of Brasov.
Departure to Sighisoara.
Stop in Viscri, the village where Prince Charles has several houses,
Have lunch there.
Continue to Sighisoara - the most beautiful medieval citadel from the Eastern Europe.
The Guild Tower,
Wooden Covered Staircase,
Check-in at the local hotel.
Leave Transylvania and head towards Bucovina region
Drive through the Hungarian villages, famous for their particular type of gates.
Stop at the Bicaz Gorge – the connection between Transylvania and Moldavia.
See the Murder Lake (or Lacu Rosu), a wonderful natural beauty.
Lunch next to the lake.
Continue to Bucovina, known for its gorgeous painted churches.
Visit the Neamt Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries build during the reign of Stephen the Great.
Arrival in Gura Humorului and accommodation in La Roata Pension.
Dinner on your own.
See the house of a local artist and find out how the painted eggs are made and what are the symbols used to manufacture these eggs.
Visit to Moldovita monastery.
Lunch on the way.
Visit to Sucevita monastery, with its outstanding and rather sobering Staircase of Virtues fresco.
If time allows, visit to the painted monastery from Voronet, one of those five monasteries of the UNESCO Heritage and learn about the religious traditions of Bucovina.
Arrival back to Gura Humorului,
Free time and dinner on your own.
A blessed day
Departure to Iasi, the Cultural capital of Romania.
City tour of Iasi
Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral,
Lunch on your own and free time.
Surprise!! In a monastery we will enjoy a blessed wine... and have the opportunity to listen to the Byzantine church music sang by a student’s choir from the Iasi Theological University.
Dinner in the Monastery.
Check-in at the local hotel.
Adventure about the Republic of Moldova
First town to be visited is Soroca, known for its sizable Roma minority.
Visit the fortress of Soroca - a unique monument of defensive architecture of Europe
Visit “Gypsy Hill” from Soroca, one of the most interesting “points of tourist attraction”
Lunch in Soroca
Arrival in Chisinau – the capital of the Republic of Moldova
Check-in at the hotel
Dinner on your own
Visit Old Orhei (Orheiul Vechi) - a natural reserve in the open sky.
Visit to the cave monastery “St. Maria Dormata” expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries and has been preserved in a functional state.
The Curchi Monastery, the real pearl of our religious life. Here you’ll visit some churches, and among them - the “Virgin’s Assumption” Cathedral, built by the drawings of genius architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
For lunch we will stop at one of the biggest underground wine cities from Europe “Cricova” -opened in the ‘60 - mainly the only good thing left after the soviets. Wine tasting + lunch.
Arrival in Chisinau and accommodation in Hotel Flowers 4*.
If time allows we shall do a walking city tour of the capital of Republic of Moldova.
Back in USSR
City tour of Tiraspol, where the old USSR is still alive and well
If time allows - visit to the Museum dedicated to the Transnistrian conflict
Departure to Et Cetera Winery. The winery was built in 2009 and at the moment it is surrounded by 50 ha of vineyards, giving a picturesque view to the visitors.
Have nice lunch at the winery and then enjoy its wonderful wines.
Dinner on your own.
Experience the USSR life
Depart to Comrat, the capital of the smallest Autonomy in the world.
City tour about Comrat
Visit St John the Baptist Cathedral
The park Black Horse,
the Government building,
Visit the “colhoz” - a type of run by state farm. The “Victory” collective farm was founded in 1947 and now is the leader in producing and exporting fruits and vegetables in the southern area of Moldova. It is the only surviving collective farm after the collapse of USSR.
Have lunch in the “colhoz”, and experience the old communist life.
Return to Chisinau.
Free time for last shopping and same accommodation.
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We have been on many tours in the past, but this one was by far the most delightful and educational. We will remember it for a long time to come. Ms. Odobescu is a consummate professional and deserves to be recognized as such. I will certainly recommend your tour company to friends and family.
Javier Trevino, USA
This weekend I made some order in my holyday pictures. There I found your card, and therefore I hereby sent you the best greetings from Greenland with my thanks for Your guidance during my stay in Moldova late September. It was a great experience for me to visit your country, of which I got a good impression even if I only had a few days there.
Carl Johan C.
Please accept the endosed as a token of my thanks and appreciation. I have been lucky enough, over the years, to have traveled to many destinations, and to have experienced every sort of guide. In my opinion you are right at the top, one of the select very few who manage to “get it just right”.
Like any skilled job, guiding is something that, when done well, it looks easy! You and I know that is not the case; it’s a tough, demanding profession that few individuals do adequately, and even fewer, well. Hardly any do such a great job that their clients feel cared for, safe, valued and special. You, in my view, are one of those rare tour leaders.
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