2-Day Trip in Maramures: UNESCO Wooden Churches & Village Life

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Maramures region is the best place to experience authentic Romanian culture and village life! Locals have preserved the rural lifestyle of their ancestors: old traditions, wood-carving and a self-sustainable, simple way of life. Come visit villages and local sights in the area, admire picturesque sceneries, meet friendly locals and taste delicious organic food in the Romanian countryside!


Moments to expect during the Maramures Wooden Churches tour:

  • See the 300 years old UNESCO Wooden Churches

    See the 300 years old UNESCO Wooden Churches

    These wooden churches are unique in Romania and for Christianity. We will learn about their history, building-of and architecture, religious celebrations and superstitions surrounding these churches. There's a reason why wood has been used to build these churches and we're going to find out!

  • Taste 'palinca' - if you can handle it!

    Taste 'palinca' - if you can handle it!

    The traditional Romanian drink is 'tuica' or 'palinca' - a clear distilled spirit made out of plums or other fruits, all natural! We visit a villager to learn and see how he makes it and taste different flavors. Beware - only for the brave!

  • Hearty, delicious Romanian food!

    Hearty, delicious Romanian food!

    Maramures is well known for its delicious, traditional and belly-filling dishes, and people here are very hospitable, which means you can't leave the table without finishing your plate! On our first day we'll visit a family of local producers to taste products from their own farm (matured cheese, cured meats, home-grown vegetables).

  • The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

    The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

    Have you ever been to a happy cemetery? The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta is such a place where colourful wood-carved tombstones colorfully depict the lives of those resting there with anecdotes and funny jokes about their lives. You quickly forget you're in a cemetery and it's a unique place in the world!

  • Victims of Communism Memorial

    Victims of Communism Memorial

    This former prison in Sighetu Marmatiei has a terrifying reputation. The communist regime sent many political opponents here, most of which never came out. Turned into a museum, visiting this prison will give you an insight into Romanian history and the difficult times our society endured for almost 45 years.

  • [Tour extension] Ride the Mocanita Steam

    [Tour extension] Ride the Mocanita Steam

    Spend an extra day & night in Maramures region to make your itinerary more relaxed and enjoy the peaceful countryside! On the 3rd day we go on the famous Mocanita Steam Train - a ride that will take you through the mountains and a picturesque valley, where you can just relax and enjoy the ride!

Tour price: 2 x €250
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Location details

  • Starting point: Cluj-Napoca
  • Nearest airport: Cluj Napoca International
  • Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca Train Station
  • Landscape: Countryside

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