"Romania Revealed" is a meticulously-curated exploration of complex cultural traditions nearly lost to time but still rich with hidden treasures: mysterious medieval castles, walled cities and citadels, Gypsies, folkloric arts and crafts, fortresses and strongholds, and soaring cathedrals.
Your tour begins in Bucharest and proceeds to Sibiu, a Saxon city celebrated for its exhaustive fortifications. Stop for photos at the 14th-century Curtea de Arges and Poienari Castle, the actual home of Vlad the Impaler. Travel the famed Transfagarasan road, crossing the Carpathians at an altitude of over 200 meters.
Explore the medieval fortresses of Alba Iulia, tour the salt mines at Turda, and then cross the Carpathians toward Maramures, an area almost unchanged by modern civilization. Before touring the lighthearted Merry Cemetery, visit a local market and absorb the old-world atmosphere.
Visit the wooden churches, including the monastery at Barsana, famous for its intricately-carved walls and gates. In Bucovina, visit the UNESCO World Heritage painted monasteries, then learn about the ancient crafts of egg painting and black pottery.
Visit the home of a Gypsy family in Transylvania. Drive through the breathtaking Bicaz Gorges to Sighisoara, a beautiful medieval citadel. Spend time in Viscri, an exquisite Transylvanian village, and take a horse-cart ride to meet with traditional artisans.
Finally, tour Bran Castle and the opulent Peles Castle before ending your tour back in Bucharest.
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