|12 hours||2 Wine tasting sessions||2 Museums||Pick up & drop-off||Licensed guide|
Follow Romania’s ancient wine road, reopened after a century of decay: quality wines, traditional lunch, old cellars & manors, endless vineyards or medieval monasteries.
Enjoy an epic day-trip from Bucharest, following the ancient wine road built by the Romans 2000 years ago. Reopened to public after almost a century of “hibernation”, the road displays beautifully restored manors, cellars and old monasteries. Along the way, we’ll visit two wine museums, stop for lunch in a traditional manor and enjoy wine tasting sessions at two prestigious wineries, surrounded by the endless vineyards of Dealu Mare – Romania’s most famous wine region.
Romania, a country with a long standing tradition in wine making, is the world’s 13th wine producer, despite losing half of its farmable lands and despite suffering a loss of prestige several decades ago, when communists favored mass production over quality. Nowadays, the country has gone through a process of mass restoration, aiming to retake its rightful place among the Top 10 wine producers.
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My friends and I had an amazing time on our tour with Olivia and Mihai! Before the tour Olivia was a pleasure to correspond with, and very accommodating. Mihai was extremely knowledgeable- he left us wanting to learn even more about Romania! Unveil Romania is a great company and I know for sure next time we go to Romania we will definitely try another one of the tours they offer!
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Crama 1777 (wine museum)
We’ll pick you up at 8AM from your hotel in Bucharest and drive (1 hour) towards Dealu Mare – Romania’s most famous wine region. As soon as we enter the old Wine Road, we’ll stop to visit Crama 1777 – a wine museum and one of the oldest wooden structures in the area. Built in 1777, the former winery is a monument of medieval folk art where you can admire archaic wine making tools, very old barrels and large ceramics used for storing wine and liquor.
Bellu Manor (wine museum)
Next, we’ll visit the beautifully restored Bellu Manor – a marvel of old Romanian architecture. Built by Baron Alexandru Bellu in the 19th century, the manor is not just a great art collection, but also an important wine museum. With a great passion for wine and even owning a sparkling wine factory, the baron stored precious tools in the manor’s great cellar: the oldest wine press in Walachia, enormous barrels and extremely old wine making tools going back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.
Casa Colinelor (wine tasting)
After learning about the long history of wine making in Romania, it’s time for some actual wine tasting at Casa Colinelor (Hill House). We’ll admire the beautiful vineyards surrounding the house, visit the cellars & winery and taste 6 types of Romanian wines from 1000 Chipuri (1000 Faces) producer. Lunch can be served either here or at the next stop.
Lacerta Winery (wine tasting)
Same as Bordeaux and Toscana, Lacerta’s vine estate stretches along the 45th parallel and thus has the ideal climate for producing wines with a rich, complex and silken taste. Lacerta is one of the most modern wineries in Romania, with production techniques based on gravitational principles meant to limit the usage of pumps. You’ll be able to taste high quality Romanian wines in a fairy tale location, surrounded by the endless vineyards covering the hills of Dealu Mare, at one of the most beautiful wineries in the country. At Lacerta we will have a guided tour of the facilities and cellars and taste 6 different wines along with a plate of cheese & dry sausages.
- Private guided tours at Crama 1777 and Bellu Manor (wine museums)
- Wine tasting at Lacerta Winery: 6 glasses of wine, cheese & dry sausages, facilities & cellars tour
- Wine tasting at Casa Colinelor: 6 glasses of wine, facilities & cellars tour
- Private licensed tour guide & transport
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- All entrance fees included
- Additional food and drinks, unless specified
- The “Legacy of the wine” tour must be booked at least one day in advance
- A deposit of 50% of the total amount will be required to validate the reservation
Book the “Legacy of the wine” private tour from Bucharest!
Embark on an epic day trip from Bucharest and enjoy a wine tasting tour of Dealu Mare – the most famous wine region in Romania!