In this Grand Tour to the wooden churches of Maramures we cross the remote Prislop Pass-the highest in Romania and reach Maramures. The last peasant culture in Europe is thriving here, with hand-built ancient wooden churches, traditional music, colorful costumes and ancient festivals. Explore the charming villages of this northern region and marvel at the wooden churches of Maramures at Poienile Izei, Bogdan Voda, Ieud and Barsana. These towering wooden churches have remained remarkably intact over the centuries and today are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Stop to admire Vadu Izei, famed for its immense carved wooden gates that illustrate the social status of the inhabitants. Continue to the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta. With exuberantly colored and beautifully crafted wooden headstones, is one of Romania’s most unusual attraction. Spend the night in a tourist pension in Botiza, a wonderful rural retreat offering relaxing accommodation and great home-cooked food.
It is worth mentioning that this tour is completely different from the tour of the painted monasteries of Bucovina. The architecture of the churches is different. Also different is the landscape, traditions and habits of the place.
Approx. distance: 450 km – 750 km (It depends on the route and the end point of the tour)
Time: 2 full days
Tour description: The tour starts in the morning, at a mutually agreed time and we will visit:
Note: We can end the tour in Sighetu Marmatiei or we can return to Suceava. For extra charge we can transfer you to Baia Mare or Cluj-Napoca. The prices below are valid for ending the tour in Sighetu Marmatiei and / or returning to Suceava.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: entrance fees, lunch (can be organized by us), coffee breaks, foto and video taxes, accommodation in Botiza (aprox. 30 euro per person per night for accommodation and halfboard – dinner in the first day and the breakfast in the second day).
The tour to WOODEN CHURCHES OF MARAMURES can be customized. At this kind of tour you can add an extra tourist attraction (Please make a note in the booking form or contact us firstname.lastname@example.org for the updated price).
WE CAN START THE TOUR FROM ANOTHER PART OF ROMANIA / ANOTHER CITY. WE CAN END THE TOUR IN ANOTHER PART OF ROMANIA / ANOTHER CITY. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A PERSONALIZED OFFER.
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