Christmas in Maramureș means a delight for the senses! It's even better when you can experience it in an old wooden house, in the middle of the forest.
The winter holidays have a special charm in this place. Christmas in You can feel the joy of the holiday radiating from every soul.
You can also be part in this celebration, through a carefully designed holiday full of unique experiences.
Deposits can be refunded in case of cancellation due to restrictions imposed by the authorities or can be used for other trips with us.
Your day by day program
Arrival in the heart of the Historical Maramureş. Your hosts will be waiting for you with a fine dinner, as it is appropriate to welcome such distinguished guests.
After breakfast, the guide will accompany you in the first discovery of Maramureș. We arrive in Desești village, where we will admire the wooden church from the UNESCOheritage, one of the few still living places of worship of Maramureș. From here, depending on the weather, we can start an easy hike to Breb village, the village at the foot of Gutâiului, from where we admire the Rooster\\\'s Ridge in all its splendor. Here we can visit various craftsmen who still carry on the tradition of carving gates, and we can admire other wooden houses with their gates, true keepers of the local identity. And we will do this hike with snowshoes if the hills are covered with thick snow!
You will visit the complex of traditional water installations in the village of Sârbi: a whirlpool, a brandy distillery, a fulling mill and a thresher.
In the evening you return to your accommodation to enjoy a peaceful Christmas Eve in the middle of the nature.
After the Christmas meal, we get to relax a bit in a beautiful easy hike through the villages on the Iza Valley, accompanied by your guide. The starting point will be the wooden church from Ieud - UNESCO Monument, which we will visit first. From there we start on foot, slow & steady, to the neighboring village - Botiza. We will admire the hills and mountains in the distance, taking advantage of the tranquility of this archaic world. If the weather allows it, we\\\'ll also do this walk on snowshoes for an even more unique experience!
In these villages you can admire the famous carved wooden gates, old houses and people dressed in folk costumes. The guide will share the meanings of the symbols on the gates and costumes, as well as various customs in the area, specific to this holiday.
In the evening we return to the pension where a delicious dinner will be waiting for us.
After breakfast, you will start visiting the old capital of this region, the town of Sighetu Marmației. The Memorial of the Victims of Communism awaits you on the pedestrian street of the city, the place where the elite of Romanian politics and culture of the last century found its tragic end. You can continue with the Museum of Jewish Culture - Elie Wiesel Memorial House, but also with a visit to the Merry Cemetery in Săpânța village, just a few km away.
Towards evening return to spend one last lovely evening in these magical lands in our cozy guesthouse.
Even if it is said that, once you know the real Maramureș, you hardly want to leave, our magical story comes to an end.
Departures for groups formed on request
- Budesti village
- Budesti village
- 4 nights accommodation in a 60-years-old traditional wooden house in double rooms with private bathrooms
- A group of 8-10 people
- 2 days of light hiking; depending on the weather, they can also be made with snowshoes
- Luxury accommodation in a 4* traditional guesthouse (price/person/holiday) : 1010€
- 4 nights accommodation in a 60-years-old traditional wooden house
- Half board
- Picnic or local lunches
- Specialized guide for 2 days
- Other surprises.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, transport, entrance fees to attractions and museums, personal expenses.