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Hidden treasures of Oltenia

  • 2 Days / 1 Night
  • Departure On Request
  • Jan 05’ - Dec 20'
  • Private Tour
  • Starting Point: Bucharest
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Hotel
What to Expect

Oltenia, once known as Wallachia Minor is one of the least known and promoted areas of Romania. This tour will introduce in the rich cultural heritage and astounding beauty of nature here. Horezu is famous for the World heritage listed church and for the unique pottery as well. You shall stay in a lovingly restored inn, conveniently situated near national parks, old churches and fortresses.


  • A visit to Horezu Monastery, included on the World Heritage site, a classic sample of Romanian architectural style.
  • You shall experience the centuries old traditions of the local pottery.
  • Lodging will be provided in an inspirational eco hotel, restored from an older building, with a fine reputation for food, but a good base to explore the surrounding areas.
  • You shall marvel at the ancient sedimentary landscapes and the dramatic gorges of Buila Vanturarita National Park.
  • You shall visit one of the oldest wooden churches in Romania, hardly known by anyone and of the beaten track.

Price Includes

  • Pick up/drop off from/to your hotel in Bucharest.
  • Private car/minivan, with English speaking driver.
  • 1 night accommodation, breakfast included.
  • Entries to: Curtea de Arges, Horezu Monastery, Buila Vanturarita National Park, Maldaresti Cule.
  • English speaking guide.

Price Excludes

  • Other meals than stated.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Photo/video fees at museums.
  • Tipping and personal expenses.

Day 1Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Horezu (240 km)

08:00 → Pick-up from your hotel. Departure from Bucharest.
11:00 → Arrival in Curtea de Arges and visit the 16th century monastery, with its legendary church.
12:30 → Free time for lunch in a local restaurant then depart to Horezu Monastery. 
15:00 → Visit Horezu Monastery, listed as a World Heritage site, a typical gem of the Romanian Brancoveanu architecture.
17:00 → Visit then a craft shop for the famous Horezu pottery, also on the World Heritage immaterial list.
18:00 → Go to pension and check in.

Overnight: Local pension in Horezu | Meals: dinner

Day 2Horezu - Pietreni - Buila Vanturarita National Park - Maldaresti - Bucharest

08:30 → Departure to Buila Vanturarita National Park (5 km from the pension).
11:00 → Visit of Pietreni Church, then Gramesti Church, one of the oldest wooden churches of Romania (1664).
13:00 → Lunch in Maldaresti.
PM → The area is famous for CULE, the fortified houses of nobility (boyars) against invasions from the south. Visit the Cule near Maldaresti.
16:00 → Departure to Bucharest.
20:00 → Arrival in Bucharest.

Overnight: – | Meals: breakfast, lunch


• Cule Museum is closed on Mondays.
• Exact Tours is not responsible if the visited sites during the tour are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
• The program may change due to national and local events.
• The tour is organized taking into account the official schedule of the sites in 2020.