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Needlework crafts in Romania

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Departures On Sundays
  • Jan 05’ - Dec 20'
  • Private Tour
  • Starting Point: Cluj- Napoca
  • Pickup & Drop Off: Hotel or Airport
What to Expect

Discover the elegance of old days and learn the secret of needlework crafts in Romania.
This tour was specially designed for those interested in exploring one of the richest cultural treasures of Transylvania and Maramures: needlework.  Expect private interaction with local craftsmen carefully selected by our staff, while local needlework gurus will be at your disposal to share knowledge passed on for centuries.
Enjoy a unique chance to master a fading yet extraordinary craft.


  • Learn various needlework techniques from the locals.   
  • Mingle with the villagers: attend a Sunday mass at a Church (this is not applicable to all departures).
  • Discover the cultural diversity of Transylvania by visiting both Hungarian and Romanian villagers.
  • Enjoy traditional cuisine and have lunch with home-made dishes.
  • Visit the only Merry Cemetery in the world.

Price Includes

  • Pick up/drop off from/to your hotel in Bucharest.
  • Private car/minivan, with English speaking driver.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 2 nights accommodation in a superior hotel in Cluj-Napoca and 2 overnights in Sighetul Marmatiei, breakfast included.
  • All activities and entries according to programme.
  • 4 lunches with local dishes.

Price Excludes

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

Day 1Cluj – Sic – Cluj-Napoca (Sunday)

08:00 → Meet at hotel or airport with English speaking guide/driver.
AM → Visit Meszoseg area, namely Sic village. See people in traditional costumes going to the church. Lunch at a local house with traditional dishes.
PM → Needlework workshop. Return to Cluj-Napoca. 

Overnight: Cluj-Napoca at 4* hotel | Meals: lunch

Day 2Cluj-Napoca – Mera – Cluj-Napoca (Monday)

AM → Breakfast at hotel. Visit Macau and Mera villages, in Kalotaszeg region, where Hungarian traditions are still very well-preserved.
PM → Lunch at a local house, then enjoy the afternoon by learning about local embroidery techniques and traditional patterns. Return to Cluj-Napoca in the evening. Dinner at a local restaurant in the city center.

Overnight: Cluj-Napoca at 4* hotel | Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 3Cluj-Napoca – Huedin – Sighetu Marmatiei (Tuesday)

AM → Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Huedin to see the local market where Romanian and Hungarian villagers sell antique cloths embellished with traditional embroideries.
PM → Visit the Protestant Church and admire the embroideries then continue to Sighetu Marmatiei. On the way visit Șurdești Wood Church, a UNESCO World Heritage. Check-in and Dinner.

Overnight: Sighetu Marmatiei at 3* hotel | Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 4Sighetu Marmatiei – Sapanta – Tisa – Sighetu Marmatiei (Wednesday)

AM → In the morning visit the Merry Cemetery.
PM → Drive to Tisa village to visit Maria Pipas House, here you will see the biggest private collection of embroideries in Romania. Return to Sighet. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Sighetu Marmatiei at 3* hotel | Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 5Sighetu Marmatiei – Cluj-Napoca (Thursday)

AM → Transfer to Cluj-Napoca (hotel or airport) in the morning. End of services.

Overnight: – | Meals: breakfast


·  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.