Country: Europe / Romania
Country: Europe / Romania
Trip style: Tineri
Comfort level: Standard
Level of physical activity: 2
- Conacul lui Maldar (Maldar Manor):
Maldar Manor invites you to discover the manorial charms of olden Oltenia!
Located on the lower slopes of Magura Slatioara in Maldaresti, Maldar Manor opens the gates of an authentic kula, preserving all its specific architectural details.
Each of the manor’s 15 rooms has its own tale, illustrated by charming details: authentic vintage furniture, traditional tapestries and carpets, dowry chests and starched linen.
- Pensiunea La Ogre (“La Ogre” Guest House):
Surrounded by a garden full of flowers and fruit trees, endowed with a pool with an electrolysis-based water purification installation and with rooms having simple and functional furniture, the “La Ogre” Guest House warmly welcomes its guests, giving them the opportunity to spend their holidays or weekends at Horezu, in the Sub-Carpathian hills area, on the lower slopes of the Capatanii mountains.
The manor was built with love so that the guests will feel that they spend their time in a special place, uniquely designed for them, with special interior decorations, accessories and furniture, reminiscent of traditional Romanian lordly house;
- Conacul lui Maldar (Maldar Manor):
Maldar Manor invites you to discover the manorial charms of olden Oltenia! Located on the lower slopes of Magura Slatioara in Maldaresti, Maldar Manor opens the gates of an authentic kula, preserving all their specific architectural details.
Started by legends, table talk spreads and sparks your appetite. The restaurant awaits you with traditional Oltenian treats, and also with refined international recipes – inspired by the fancy menus of the boyards of old.
Neighbouring the Cozia Monastery and 100 m away from the Caciulata Balneary Complex, Sebastian Villa offers all the services for an unforgettable holiday. The restaurant provides a unique panoramic overview of the resort, and awaits you with savory dishes.
- Pensiunea Domnitei Restaurant:
Pensiunea Domnitei is situated in the Caciulata Resort. Each morning, guests can have breakfast on the panorama porch, overlooking the grand pool. The guest house’s bar and restaurant serves Romanian and international cuisine.
The Camelot Terrace is an ideal choice if you wish to spend the sunny summer days in a holiday atmosphere, with high-standard endowments, savory dishes, tasty cocktails, harmony and ambient music, a true oasis of quiet and relaxation to take you out of the city’s monotony.
07:00 Departure from Bucharest by coach. Meeting at Unirii Square, Hotel Horoscop
11:30 Arrival in the locality of Horezu, Valcea district
12:15 Visiting the Hurezi Monastery – UNESCO site
Founded by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu, the Monastery of Hurezi represents the most beautiful and refined sample of Romanian architecture, being included in the UNESCO heritage in 1995.
13:30 Departure to the Manor
14:00 Traditional lunch at the Manor
The domain, located near Horezu, at the feet of Magura Slatioara of Maldaresti, opens the doors to its authentic kula, where every corner tells tales of ladies and knights.
15:30 Departure for the Trovants Museum
16:00 Visiting the Trovants Museum Nature Reserve
Find here the mysterious trovants, impressive by their dimensions, ranging from 2 cm to 5 m and by their bizarre shape.
17:00 Pottery demonstration
Pottery is a craft transmitted from our ancestors ever since the Neolithic era, approximately 5,000 BC, with multiple archaeological proofs of its practice in Romania. Pottery is considered a means of expressing and materializing artistic abilities.
18:30 Dinner at the guest house
19:30 Check-in at the guest house
With a terrace and an orchard providing a wonderful view regardless of the season, the guest house warmly welcomes us. We enjoy here bio and traditional dishes, many of them prepared by our host.
20:00 Spare time in the locality
09:00 Departure to the shop. Gearing up for the hiking.
09:30 Departure for Cozia Monastery
11:00 Visiting the Cozia Monastery
Bathed to the East by the waves of the Olt river, built by Moravia craftsmen, after the model of the Serbian church in Crusevat, of hard white stone, the Cozia Monastery stands proudly, inaugurated by the ruler Mircea the Elder.
12:00 Departure for Caciulata
12:15 Start of hiking on mountain trail (difficulty easy – average) – visiting the Stanisoara Monastery, the Cozia National Park.
The Cozia National Park stretches across 17,000 hectares and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and spectacular parks in our country, due to its amazing scenery, its rich fauna and flora.
14:30 Visiting the Stanisoara Monastery
Found in the locality of Calimanesti, on the versant of the Cozia Mountain, on the left bank of the river Olt, in the district of Valcea, the Stanisoara Monastery is a cloister found in a quiet and withdrawn natural background, surrounded by tempting natural beauties.
15:00 Lunch in the middle of nature
15:30 Departure for the coach
19:00 Arrival at the coach
19:30 Dinner on the terrace
Within the terrace we relax at the pool, in a holiday atmosphere.
21:30 Departure for the guest house
23:00 Arrival at the guest house
09:30 Check-out from the guest house
10:00 Departure for the Maldaresti Museum Complex
10:15 Visiting the Maldaresti Museum Complex
The kulas of Maldaresti are fortified aristocratic houses built by the Maldaresti family as dwellings and fortresses against the Turk invasion of the time. They are called Greceanu and Duca by the names of their last owners. They represent Romanian architectural monuments, where one can admire the artistry and deftness of craftsmen nearly 500 years ago.
11:00 Departure for the Village Museum
12:00 Visiting the Village Museum
The Valcea Village Museum has outlined its thematic profile ever since 1974, in a shape of a museum meant to rebuild, over a surface of 8 hectares, the functional image of a traditional rural dwelling, with all its social-cultural institutions.
13:30 Departure for Bucharest
14:30 Lunch in Deluesti
16:00 Departure for Bucharest
19:30 Arrival in Bucharest, Unirii Square, Hotel Horoscop