Turul Turistic al Romania – 2 zile

Southern Transylvania Tour (2 days)

 

Day 1(April 15th) – Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov

Morning pick up by your Romanian private tour guide (English speaking)  at your hotel. Leave Bucharest for Sinaia – one of the famous Carpathian Mountains resorts. Named after St. Catherine Monastery on Mount Sinai, Sinaia became the unofficial capital of the Kingdom of Romania towards the end of the 19th century. The Orient Express use to regularly call here and it still does once a year on its way from Paris to Constantinople. Short stop for a view of the Casino building inspired by the one in Monte Carlo and a visit to Sinaia Orthodox Monastery.

Next is one of the most important tourist attractions of the country:  Peles & Pelisor Palaces and Gardens , the former royal residence of King Charles I of Romania and known as one of the most beautiful summer royal residences in Europe.

Continue your Romania private guided tour to the nearby town of Brasov with the Black Church and one of the best preserved medieval quarter and fortifications. The tour will include the Council Square, Schei Quarter and the First School in Romanian language, the Rope Street and Catherine’s Gate. View of the Brasov 1901 synagogue.

Enjoy Brasov’s lovely pedestrian area of the Old Town with its many shops, traditional restaurants and outdoor cafes. Overnight in Brasov and you can spend time on your own or a Transylvanian dinner in one of the traditional restaurants in Brasov.

 

Day 2 (April 16th) – Brasov – Targoviste – Bucharest

After breakfast we are leaving Brasov for Rasnov village where we’ll visit Rasnov Fortress, a defense structure to protect villagers against Otoman Invasion. Being built by Teutonic Knights starting with the end of 14th century the fortress was built in rock.  From here we reach to the village of Bran. The attraction is the medieval Bran Castle also known as Dracula Castle. The castle was built in 1377 to safeguard the trading route between Transylvania and Wallachia to later be turned into a royal residence under Queen Marie of Romania. The connections between this place and Vlad the Impaler Dracula is still under debate, but the castle is definitely worth a visit. From Bran Castle we continue our journey to Targoviste for a visit to a former royal residence. Here Chindia Tower reminds the contribution of Vlad the Impaler family in developing the defense system of the capital. The courtyard is vast, sheltering two churches, former royal palace and a museum. Your private tour ends in Bucharest.

 

Airfare is not included in the tour price. 

The Price Includes:
– 1 night at three  star hotel
– Fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control, for the entire distance
– Fuel & parking fees
– All sightseeing tours & cultural connections
– Independent informal talks on: Vlad the Impaler – Dracula, Ceausescu and His Times, The Gypsies
– Meals: 1 breakfasts,  2 lunches,  1 dinner
– All transfers.

The Price Excludes:
– Other meals than stated
– Alcoholic beverages
– Photo/video fees at sites and museum
– Gratuities.

 

Accommdation: Bella Musica 3*(dates from XVIII century) , Armatti 3*(opened 2012), Casa Wagner 3* (dates from XV century) or similar – located in the historic center of Brasov

 

UNESCO heritage in Transylvania(2 days)

 

Day 1– Bucharest – Sinaia – Sighisoara

Morning pick up by your Romanian private tour guide (English speaking)  at your hotel. Leave Bucharest for Sinaia – one of the famous Carpathian Mountains resorts. Named after St. Catherine Monastery on Mount Sinai, Sinaia became the unofficial capital of the Kingdom of Romania towards the end of the 19th century. The Orient Express use to regularly call here and it still does once a year on its way from Paris to Constantinople. Short stop for a view of the Casino building inspired by the one in Monte Carlo and a visit to Sinaia Orthodox Monastery.  Next is one of the most important tourist attractions of the country:  Peles & Pelisor Palaces and Gardens , the former royal residence of King Charles I of Romania and known as one of the most beautiful summer royal residences in Europe.

Continue your Romania private guided tour when cross the mountains into Transylvania to the village of Prejmer. The attraction is the medieval Prejmer Peasant Fortified Church a UNESCO monument and the best fortified church in Romania.. The inner percint preserves like in a honeycomb, the former shelter places of the villagers. The access is made by a dim and narrow tunnel protected by a barbicane. From here we continue our tour leaving Prejmer for Sighisoara our final destination of the day. „The Jewel of Transylvania” ~ Sighisoara is a living Citadel. The medieval atmosphere is given by Saxon architecture, very well preserved, narrow passges, cablestone streets, the towers that reminds us the old times. A wonderful experience and  definitely worth a visit and stay. Enjoy the evening in Sighisoara for accommodation and dinner in the Upper City.

 

Day 2 – Sighisoara – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov – Bucharest

Our tour continues along the way towards Bran Castle passing through interesting Saxon Villages where the old architecture is still whitness of the history that passed. The attraction is the medieval Bran Castle also known as Dracula Castle. The castle was built in 1377 to safeguard the trading route between Transylvania and Wallachia to later be turned into a royal residence under Queen Marie of Romania. The connections between this place and Vlad the Impaler Dracula is still under debate, but the castle is definitely worth a visit. On the way to Brasov we stop for a visit to Rasnov village where we’ll visit Rasnov Fortress, a defense structure to protect villagers against Otoman Invasion. Being built by Teutonic Knights starting with the end of 14th century the fortress was built in rock. Our last visit is to the town of Brasov with the Black Church the biggest Gothic Cathedral between Vienna and Istanbul. The tour will include the Council Square, the Rope Street and Catherine’s Gate. Enjoy Brasov’s lovely pedestrian area of the Old Town with its many shops, traditional restaurants and outdoor cafes. End of the day in Bucharest

 

Airfare is not included in the tour price. 

The Price Includes:
– 1 night at three / four / five star hotels
– Fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control, for the entire distance
– Fuel & parking fees
– All sightseeing tours & cultural connections
– Independent informal talks on: Vlad the Impaler – Dracula, Ceausescu ~ one of the last dictators, The Gypsies
– Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
– All transfers.

The Price Excludes:
– Other meals than stated
– Alcoholic beverages
– Photo/video fees at sites and museum
– Gratuities.

 

Accommdation: Sighisoara Hotel 3* , *Georg Krauss Hotel 4*(opened in 2012) – historic buildings dating from the XVI & XVII centuries and located in the Upper City, BinderBubi Hotel 5* – located at the foot of the Upper City