Romania Photography Workshop - April 2019

Duman Workshops

Explore one of the true gems and least explored countries in Europe. Steeped in thousands of years old history and culture, Romania is a destination that will take your breath away and leave you wanting to keep exploring further. From the main capital Bucharest (commonly known as little Paris), with its mix of modern glass high rise buildings and old elegant French style architecture to the quaint small farm towns, royal castles and the imposing Carpathian Mountain range, Romania certainly has enough to satisfy the most demanding photographer. Be prepared to experience new native cultural rituals that have been preserved for generations as well as food and spices greatly influenced by the once dominant Ottoman Empire.

Once one leaves the capital behind, most of the country runs at the same pace as it did in ancient times. Modern technology has not yet touched the rural countryside with horse drawn carts and traditional hay making techniques being observed from town to town. Dotted throughout unspoiled mountain ranges and valleys lie towering medieval fortresses such as Rasnov, Rupea and Sighisoara as well as arguably the most notorious landmark – Dracula’s castle.

Travelling further north into Transylvania, we will visit the picturesque cobbled town of Brasov with its imposing famous gothic black church. Then onwards to the unique salt mine of Turda, recently named by Business Insider as the top ten “coolest underground places in the world”. Making our way back to Bucharest, we cross the mountain range via Top Gear’s chosen best driving road in the world – Transfagarasan Highway with its stunning surrounding views.

Day 1:

Pick up the group by guide and coach from the airport and transfer to the hotel

19:00 transfer to the restaurant

19:30 welcome dinner at Caru cu Bere

21:00 transfer to the hotel ( or 15 min short walk )

Hotel Radissonblu 5*

 

Day 2:

Breakfast at hotel

09:00 depart hotel for photo tour of Bucharest:

Revolution Square, Palace of Parliament, photo, Constitution Square, Patriarchal Church, Carol Park and Old City Centre

13:30 local lunch R Hanul lui Manuc

14:30 continue tour of Bucharest with: Herastrau Park, Arc of Triumph

18:30 local dinner R Nor Sky situated at 36th floor of the Sky Tower (sky view of Bucharest )

20:00 transfer to the hotel

Hotel Radissonblu 5*

 

Day 3:

Breakfast at hotel

07:30 depart for Sinaia

10:00 visit of Peles Castle 

11:00 transfer to Busteni

11:30 cable car to Babele on Bucegi Plateau

12:00 hiking Babele – Caraiman Heros’Cross – Babele ( 4 hrs )

16:00 cable car back to Busteni

16:30 transfer to Bran

17:30 Bran Castle 

18:30 transfer to Brasov

Dinner and Hotel Aro Palace 5*

 

Day 4:

Breakfast at hotel

08:30 transfer to Rasnov

09:00 EF Rasnov Citadel

10:30 visit of Poiana Brasov. Cable car or goldel car to Postavarul Mountain top with Panoramic view of Bucegi Mountains

11:30 transfer to Brasov. On the route there are parking places for panoramic view over Brasov

12:00 Brasov with Black Church, Sfatului Square and Pedestrian street

13:00 local lunch R Gaura Dulce

14:00 depart for Prejmer Prejmer Fortress Church – UNESCO World Heritage and Rupea Fortress Church

17:30 transfer to Sighisoara

18:30 local dinner R Casa Vlad Dracul ( Dracula’s birth house ) in Sighisoara

19:30 transfer to the hotel

Hotel Binderbubi 5*

 

Day 5:

Breakfast at hotel

08:00 depart hotel for the Citadel. 08:30 visit of Sighisoara Citadel with EF Clock Tower-

panoramic view over Sighisoara and the Citadel, Staircase and Church on the Hill

10:30 transfer to Biertan

11:00 EF Biertan Fotress Church – Unesco World Heritage -the most impressive Fortress Church in Transylvania

12:00 local lunch R Unglerus in Biertan

13:00 transfer to Turda. 15:30 Turda salt mine

17:00 transfer to Cluj-Napoca

17:30 arrive in Cluj-Napoca for Unirii Square, St.Michal’s Church, Orthodox Cathedral, National Theatre

19:30 ends at hotel

Dinner and Hotel at Doubletree by Hilton  4*

 

Day 6:

Breakfast at hotel

08:00 depart hotel for Alba Iulia

10:00 visit of Alba Carolina Citadel in Alba Iulia

12:00 depart for Deva. 13:30 local lunch R Casina in Deva

14:30 Deva Citadel – panoramic view over the city

15:30 transfer to Hunedoara

16:00 Hunyade Castle in Hunedoara

17:30 transfer to Sibiu

Hotel Ramada 4*

 

Day 7:

Breakfast at hotel

07:30 depart hotel for a walking tour of the historic city centre of Sibiu

09:30 depart for Curtea de Arges over the Transfagarasan (Balea Cascada, Balea Lac)

13:30 local lunch at Posada Vidraru by Vidraru Lake

14:30 depart for Curtea de Arges

15:30 visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery

16:30 transfer to Bucharest

20:00 farewell dinner at Vatra

Hotel Radissonblu 5*

 

Day 8:

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to BUH Airport 

 

 

 

 

  • transportation to and from airport
  • 7 night accommodation in 4 and 5* hotels
  • 7 dinners and 6 breakfast/lunch
  • mineral drinking water
  • entry fees as per itinerary 
  • English speaking guide
  • 20 seater mini coach Mercedes Sprinter

 

 

  • international flights
  • hotel extras (telephone, minibar, etc)
  • drinks other than water
  • tips/travel insurance and personal expenses

 


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