Day trip to Maramures from Cluj-Napoca
Walking tours

Day trip to Maramures from Cluj-Napoca

Availability: Everyday
Duration: up to 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit one of the most traditional regions in Romania
  • Find out about the Forest Mountains
  • Discover the Unesco wooden Church in Surdesti
  • Travel to Sighetu Marmatiei, a small village with many ethnic minorities living together
  • See the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta
What to expect

Journey to Maramures, one of Romania’s most traditional regions, on a full-day trip from Cluj-Napoca. This area is very well known, in particular because of the wood-culture. You will notice that the houses and churches here used to be built out of wood and the woodcarving artistry is still one of the most popular occupations.

After a couple of hours of driving from Cluj, you will reach Baia Mare, the capital of the region. This city was once one of the wealthiest cities in Romania because of its gold and iron mines.

Next, travel to the wooden church of Surdesti. On the walls inside the church you will see many scenes from the Old and New Testament, such as the life and works of the Prophet Elias and Judgment Day. Although the church is included as a UNESCO heritage site, it is still in use today by the local community, who has decorated it with several handmade carpets and towels.

Then, cross the Gutin Pass to reach Sighetu Marmatiei. The small city is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Romania, where Romanian, Hungarian, Jewish, German and Ukrainian communities have lived together for centuries. Here you will discover the sad, but important parts of Romanian history at the Sighet museum.

Finally you will visit the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta filled with colorful tombstones that have been painted to describe the lives of the people who are buried there.

From Sapanta you will return to Cluj.

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What's included
  • Pick-up/drop off at your hotel in Cluj
  • Transport by car or van
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the agreed-upon location. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Tour is available for minimum 2 guests
  • This tour includes pick-up in front of your hotel or accommodation in Cluj-Napoca
  • You will be asked to confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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  • Daily at 8.00am
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Carpathian Travel Center
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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