Day 1

Day 1

MORNING & AFTERNOON: Arrive to Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest in the morning and afternoon. Our founder will be waiting to greet you at the airport and transfer you to our boutique accommodations in the heart of Bucharest.

EVENING: Our small group will meet and connect over a welcome family-style dinner of traditional Romanian cuisine and be introduced to the next 12 days of adventure.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2

Day 2

MORNING: Free morning to ease into the day well rested.

AFTERNOON: Walking through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters of the city, we’ll discover Bucharest’s multicultural history, hidden gardens, and 19th century architecture. Stop at ruin bars for local craft beer and Romanian snacks on the way before hopping on an old school tram and journeying to the city's liveliest market: Obor – a very old market that feeds the soul of Bucharest!

EVENING: Free evening to discover Bucharest's thriving nightlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Market Lunch

Day 3

Day 3

MORNING: Free morning to ease into the day

AFTERNOON: Bucharest is a city of many contrasts, from 19th century Belle Epoch buildings, to Art Deco, and Communist era brutalist apartment block compounds. We’ll uncover the energy of Bucharest's urban tapestry, go underneath the surface of Bucharest's "Creative Quarter", and dive deep to understand how every urban design decision in Bucharest's history has shaped its present.

EVENING: Free evening discovering Bucharest's thriving nightlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4

Day 4

MORNING: Take an early train journey through Transylvania's mountains to the village of Viscri, in Brasov County.

AFTERNOON: Get settled in to our restored homestay in a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's one of the last remaining vestiges to a fast disappearing time, and one of the most beautiful traditional Saxon villages in Romania.

EVENING: Enjoy an epic traditional country feast made with love by our hosts with everything coming straight from their garden and farm, including the wine and spirits! It doesn’t get more farm-to-table than this.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Farm-To-Table Dinner

Day 5

Day 5

MORNING: Wake up to the sounds of the village and have breakfast together.

AFTERNOON: This time is about slowing down and unplugging. We’ll be trekking the beautiful landscapes, visiting its famous fortified medieval churches, and embracing the slow-paced way of life that's connected to the land and unique artisan traditions.

EVENING: Relax on the property and share a glass (or bottle) of home-made wine, spirits and traditional Romanian snacks with our hosts while listening to their stories of life living on this ancient land.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7

Day 7

MORNING: Free Morning

AFTERNOON: We’ll spend the day on an intimate underground art experience led by a young local art mediator whose passion is introducing others to Cluj's burgeoning arts scene and hidden gems. We'll be taken on an urban journey through hidden alleyways and lush courtyards that open up to grande cafe terraces, spectacular art galleries and creative spaces. Uncover the very best of Cluj's arts scene from a very intimate and local perspective.

EVENING: Spend a free evening discovering Cluj's thriving music scene and evening cafe culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8

Day 8

MORNING: We're back on the road heading more north to Maramures, Romania's northernmost region bordering with Ukraine and also one of its most culturally rich and intact. We'll be spending 3 days immersed in the very slowed down way of living in the small village of Breb, at the very base of the Gutai Mountains in the Northeastern Carpathians.

AFTERNOON & EVENING: Get settled into our traditional wooden guesthouse on the property of a local family. Maramures is known for its UNESCO protected wooden architecture, and extremely eco way of living, so expect to feel like you’ve been dropped in a bygone time for a few days.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9

Day 9

MORNING: Wake up to the sounds of the village and Maria (your host’s) home cooking of a hearty traditional breakfast spread.

AFTERNOON: We’ll be exploring the village on foot and visiting traditional artisans and craftsmen in their workshops. It will also be the season for palinka distillation (the traditional peasant moonshine famous in the region) and you’ll have the opportunity to see how it’s done in people’s homes as well as to purchase from local families!

EVENING: You never know where village life will take you in the evening. You might be invited into someone’s home to share a nightcap (or a few) of palinka, or you might just want to chill out back at the guesthouse with Maria and her family. Go with the flow.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10

Day 10

MORNING: An early morning wake-up call to start a 4 hour trek into the mountains for a sunrise hike. It sounds rough, but it will be fully worth it. If hiking’s not your thing, you can stay back in the village to do some more exploring.

AFTERNOON: We made it to the peak, the views are incredible, and now it’s time to regain some energy with a traditional picnic.

EVENING: You never know where village life will take you in the evening. You might be invited into someone’s home to share a nightcap (or a few) of palinka, or you might just want to chill out back at the guesthouse with Maria and her family. Go with the flow.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Day 11

Day 11

MORNING: Sadly, it’s time to leave our little village paradise, but that means one last weekend evening of fun in the city after a few days of pure R&R.

AFTERNOON: Road trip back to Cluj.

EVENING: We’ll spend one last Saturday night in Romania experiencing Cluj's eclectic nightlife. We'll uncover the underground music scene and bohemian evening cafe culture together.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12

Day 12

MORNING: We’ll be checking out in the morning to head to the airport and catch a quick flight back to Bucharest.

AFTERNOON: Check in to our boutique hotel in the heart of Bucharest for our last night in Romania.

EVENING: we'll have one last family-style meal together at an amazing restaurant owned by a young and innovative Romanian chef. This special gastronomic journey will be the perfect way to reflect on the incredible slow-travel cultural journey had and say our goodbyes to one another before heading out to the airport in the morning.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner