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CHRISTIAN ROMANIA - TRANSYLVANIA

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Itinerary

Day 1: Germany - Bucharest

Flight to Bucharest. Reception by the local tour guide. Depending on the time of arrival, city tour with a visit to the Patriarchal Church, the seat of the Orthodox head of Romania, the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, and the Village Museum. Then drive to the hotel for 1 night. 
 
Day 2: Bucharest - Cozia - Sibiel - Sibiu 
In the morning you can take part in the mass of the Catholic or Protestant Church in Bucharest. Then drive towards Sibiu, one of the oldest cities in Transylvania. On the way, a short stop at the Orthodox Cozia Monastery. In the evening visit to the Glass Icon Museum in Sibiel and a typical Romanian dinner with mountain farmers in Sibiel. Hotel accommodation in / near Sibiu for 2 nights.
 
Day 3: Sibiu - Slimnic - Axente Sever - Medias - Biertan - Sighisoara - Sibiu
Excursion to the north with a visit to the German fortified churches in Slimnic , Axente Sever and Medias. In the afternoon visit to the largest German fortified church in Romania, Biertan , seat of the Protestant bishops until the end of the 19th century. Then drive to Sighisoara  with a visit to the best preserved medieval German fortress in Transylvania. Particularly worth seeing are the Clock tower, the birthplace of Vlad Dracula and the late Gothic Church on the Hill.
 
Day 4: Sibiu - Sebes - Alba Iulia - Cluj-Napoca 
In the morning drive via Cristian and Sebes to Alba-Iulia, where Michael the Brave had his residence at the time of the unification of the three Romanian principalities. Visit to the 13th and 16th century cathedral in Romanesque style with Gothic additions and the Prince's Palace. Continue to Cluj Napoca and visit St. Michael's Cathedral and the statue of King Mathias Corvinus. Hotel accommodation in / near Cluj Napoca for 1 night.
 
Day 5: Cluj-Napoca - Bistrita - Suceava
City tour of Cluj Napoca with a visit to the Orthodox Church. Then drive east. On the way short stop in Bistrita. Tour through the old town where you will see the Protestant church with its high tower, in which the guild flags from the Middle Ages are still kept today. Continue through the Eastern Carpathians to Bucovina . Hotel accommodation in / near Suceava for 2 nights.
 
Day 6: Suceava - Moldovita - Sucevita - Marginea - Humor - Voronet - Suceava
Excursion to the Moldavian monasteries, with its colored frescoes on the outside. Visit to the Moldovita Monastery with an expert guide by one of the nuns. The nunnery was built between 1532 and 1537 by Prince Petru Rares, son of Stephen the Great. Followed by a visit to the Sucevita Monastery, which was donated by the family of Prince Movila. In the afternoon visit to the Marginea ceramics center, where the famous black ceramics are still made today. Continue to the monasteries of Humor and Voronet. Return to the hotel. In the evening there is a festive dinner with a folklore program.
 
Day 7: Suceava - Neamt - Bicaz Gorge - Predeal
Drive through the Bucovina country to visit the Neamt monastery. Then drive over the Bicaz gorge past the Red Lake back to Transylvania. In the afternoon, short hotel check-in in / near Predeal for 3 nights.
 
Day 8: Predeal - Sinaia - Bran - Prejmer - Harman - Predeal
Visit to the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Hohenzollern dynasty of Romania. Then visit the Orthodox monastery in Sinaia, which was founded by monks from the Sinai Peninsula in the 16th century. In the afternoon visit to Bran Castle from the 13th century, also called Dracula Castle. Short stop and outside visit at the German fortified churches in Prejmer and Harman.
 
Day 9: Predeal - Brasov - Predeal
In the morning the opportunity to take part in an evangelical mass in German in the Black Church in Brasov . The church is the largest Gothic building in all of Eastern Europe. Then a tour of the old town with its old town hall and the hidden Orthodox church.
 
Day 10: Predeal - Bucharest - Germany
Transfer to Bucharest airport, farewell and return flight.
 
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