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4 Days / 3 Nights Bucharest City Break

HOTEL TO STAY

• 4* Royal Hotel, central located, or similar.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• Accommodation in 4 stars hotel.
• Daily breakfast; dinner in day 1.
• Transport with medium size car for 1-3 persons, minibus for 4-8 persons.
• Driver / guide English specialist.
• Entrance tickets at the monuments.

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• Visa for Romania (if needed)
• Airfare
• Other services not specified on the intinerary
• Photo and video fees
• Other meals
• Personal expenses
• Banking or e-payment fees

Day 1 - Arrival in Bucharest

Meet with our representant at the airport (Otopeni-OTP) or train station and transfer to the hotel.

In the evening pick up from your location in Bucharest and start to explore the capital of Romania, through a panoramic tour by night. During the tour you’ll have the chance to see the most importants sights of Romanan Capital, such as: Triumph Arch, Victory Square, Magheru Avenue (comercial street), Royal Palace (nowdays the seat of National Art Museum - optional visit), Atheneum, Revolution Square, Calea Victoriei Avenue, Unirii Square, Parliament Palace, Stops for photos and short walks at Royal Palace, revolution Square and Parliament Palace.

At the end of the tour you’ll have the dinner at Club Dracula Restaurant or in a romanian traditional restaurant like “Carul cu Bere” or “Hanul lui Manuc”.

Return to the hotel! Overnight at Royal Hotel ****, central located, or similar

Day 2: Pick up from your hotel and start to explore the capital of Romania

First stop at Village Museum, lying in a specific romanian setting, on the Herãstrãu lake shore in Bucharest, is one of the biggest and the oldest outdoors museum in Europe. Its exibits - genuinemonuments including ho uses, pens, churches, water and wind mills, cloth mills, of great historic and artistic value - acquaint the visitors in two hours with the specific of the Romanian village. The objects inside the households - carpets, pottery, rugs, icons, furniture - point to the originality of the folk creation, the sensibility and care for the beauty of the rural people.

Then we’ll start a panoramic tour of the most important sites and areas from the city such as: Triumph Arch, Victory Square, Magheru Avenue (comercial street), Royal Palace (nowdays the seat of National Art Museum - optional visit), Atheneum, Revolution Square, Calea Victoriei Avenue, Unirii Square, Parliament Palace (visit inside), a "giant" built during the "golden age" of the dictatorial regime and born in the mind of a man for whom the notion of "reasonable size" did not exist. The Guiness Book of World Records lists the building in second place according to its 330,000 sq.m. surface, that is after the Pentagon building, and in third place according to its 2,550,000 c.m. volume.

Near to the Parliament Palace is the “Mitropoliei” Hill where we can visit the Mitropoliei Cathedral the seat of the Orthodox Romanian Church. Next a short walkink at the Old Princely Court. The first local place of residence was built during the rule of Vlad the Impaler in the 15th century and Radu cel Frumos moved the princely residence and the Wallachain capital to Bucharest. In the 16th century Mircea Ciobanul rebuilt it completely and afterward it became the nucleus of the Bucharest, being surrounded by the houses of traders and craftsmen.

Then go to the Old District for a walking tour: Lipscani street, Stavropolus church, Capsa Hotel, Manuc Inn, a.s.o. Optional visits: History Museum, Military Museum, Natural Sciences Museum, aso.

Return to the hotel.

Day 3: Day tour to the Transylvanian Castles

Leave early in the morning from your hotel on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, the Peles Castle is 44 kilometres far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.

Continue your journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.

Rasnov Fortress. Built in 1331, the Fortress had a defence role and it was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov in case of enemy attacks. In the middle of the courtyard there is a well 146 metres deep and the ruins of an 11th - 12th century - Orthodox church were discovered here. Nowadays the Fortress houses an interesting museum.

Then go to Brasov and have a panoramic visit of the medieval center of Brasov, The main sites are: Concil Square, Black Chuch, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate, The Rope’s street, a.s.o. Return to Bucharest where we’ll arrive late in the evening. The guide will drop off you at your desired place.

Return to Bucharest. Overnight in the same hotel.

Day 4: Bucharest Departure

According to your flight / train departure you’ll be transferred to the airport or train station.

END OF THE TOUR.

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4 Days / 3 Nights Bucharest City Break

Explore the capital of Romania and the most important in the surrounding area. Also called “the little Paris” the city still preserves in the old town the influences of the French architecture from late 19th century – early 20th century. The city is a “cocktail” of old and historical sites with modern buildings, shopping centers, casinos, aso. In few hours driving outside the city you can visit the castles of Transylvania (Bran, Rasnov), the medieval town of Brasov, the Peles Castle – kings summer residence, aso. Join us to experience Bucharest!

Rate per person from USD 629 in a Double Room

REMARKS

* Rates are subject to change.
* Packages are subject to availability.
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4 Days / 3 Nights Classic Transylvania Tour

HOTELS TO STAY

• 3* Sighisoara Hotel
• 3* Casa Wagner Hotel or similar
• 4* Ramada Hotel or similar

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in 3-4 stars hotels
• Breakfasts
• Transport with medium size car for 2-3 persons, with minivan for 4-8 people
• Private Tour Guide - English language. Other languages on request!
• Entrance tickets at the monuments (standard tours)

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• Visa for Romania (if needed)
• Airfare
• Other services not specified on the itinerary
• Photo and video fees
• Other meals except breakfasts
• Banking or e-payment fees

Day 1 - BUCHAREST- COZIA - SIBIU

In the morning you’ll meet your guide at your hotel/address in Bucharest or at the airport (arrivals until 2.00 PM) and and start a city tour of Bucharest with the main points of interest like: Government Palace, House of Free Press, Royal Palace, Revolution Square, Parliament House, a.s.o. (only outside visits)

Then start the route to Sibiu. In our way a stop for a visit at Cozia Monastery, which is set in one of the most picturesque of the many carpathian landscapes which are the pride of Oltenia, this immense repository of such monuments.

In the afternoon / evening we’ll arrive in Sibiu and we’ll make a city tour. Sibiu is the oldest medieval city from Transylvania, dating from end of 12th century. The Big Square, the Small Square, the Ursuline Church, The Franciscan Church, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Lier’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild and Bruckenthal Museum are the most important sights.

Accomodation at Ramada Hotel **** or similar.

Day 2: SIBIU- MOSNA - BIERTAN - SIGHISOARA

Breakfast. First part of the day is dedicated to explore the old fortresses built by saxons in the south of Transylvania. We’ll drive on scenic countryside roads between Transylvanian hills.

First we’ll stop at Mosna Fortified Church. This is one of the most impressive and old churches which still preserved the traditional Ham Tower.

Continue to Biertan village and visit it’s fortified medieval church, one of the biggest from Transylvania with three defensive inner walls.

End the day in Sighisoara, one of the most preserved medieval city from Europe. Situated in Mures County, on the valley of the Tarnava Mare river, Sighisoara (former Dacian settlement and also called “the pearl of Transylvania”) was founded by the German immigrants in the second half of the 12th century and it was turned into a city in 1407. Its medieval aspect may be found both in the centre of the city and inside the Fortress of Sighisoara. In this area, houses are built very close to one another, giving a sense of “crowdedness” (in order to occupy the least space possible).

The main sights: Clock Tower and History Museum, Birth place of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), Covered stairs, Church on the Hill.

Accomodation at Sighisoara Hotel *** or similar.

Day 3: SIGHISOARA - BRAN - RASNOV - BRASOV

Breakfast. Depart on the route to Brasov region. On the way can be adired from the road the beautiful citadels from Saschiz and Rupea. Short tour of the old city center (2 hours) – Concil Square, Black Chuch, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate.

Continue your journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, then under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.

Then if time will allows (depending of the season) stop for a visit at Rasnov and visit the old citadel. Built in 1331, the Fortress had a defence role and it was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov in case of enemy attacks. In the middle of the courtyard there is a well 146 metres deep and the ruins of an 11th - 12th century - Orthodox church were discovered here. Nowadays the Fortress houses an interesting museum Back to Brasov.

Accomodation at Casa Wagner Hotel *** or similar

Day 4: Bucharest - Departure

Breakfast. In the morning visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, the Peles Castle is 44 kilometres far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.

Then transfer to the airport. Estimated time 14.00-15.00 hours.

END OF THE TOUR.

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4 Days / 3 Nights Classic Transylvania Tour Package

The tour of the main Transylvanian medieval fortresses and cities, which guide you back in the medieval ages with their beauty, traditions and legends. Come to see and find more about the history of Transylvania and it's peoples. Visits at the medieval castles - Bran and Rasnov, travel and discover the fortified churches from Biertan and Prejmer, overnight and tours of medieval cities as Brasov and Sibiu, Sighisoara citadel - the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, Peles Castle - the former royal residence are the highlights of this tour. Learn more about the Transylvanian traditions and legends.

Rate per person from USD 805 in a Double Room

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4 Days / 3 Nights Danube Delta Experience

~ The last wild territory of Europe ~

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• 3 nights’ accommodation charming guest houses and pensions
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – as specified in the itinerary
• English-Speaking guide specializing in Romanian nature and bird watching for the duration of the tour
• Transportation by boat
• Transfers Bucharest – Tulcea - Bucharest

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• Visa for Romania (if needed)
• Airfare
• Entrance fees
• Alcoholic drinks
• Extra charges of hotel, e.g. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc.
• Insurance

Day 1 - BUCHAREST – TULCEA – DANUBE DELTA

• Early morning we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest. Drive on the way to Tulcea.
• At aprox 10.00-10.30 – boarding the ship and departure with the following itinerary : Tulcea – Tulcea Arm – Sulina channel nearby the villages – Partizani – Vulturu – Maliuc – Gorgova – 22 ch. – fisherman’s village Mila 23.
• Stop for lodging and lunch at the guest house.
• Afternoon tour with the following itinerary : Mila 23 – Old Danube ch. – Bogdaproste lake – 3 Iezere lake – Lopatna ch. – Ciulini Lake – Eracle ch. – Mila 23.
• Dinner and accommodation in a local guest house.

Day 2: Danube Delta (on the water)

• Breakfast at the guest house ; Boarding and start the day tour with the following itinerary : Mila 23 – Eracle ch. – Lopatna ch. – Matita lake – Babina lake – Radacinosu ch. – Stipoc ch. – Batag monastery – stop to visit the monk monastery which is unique in the Danube Delta,Eracle ch. – Mila 23. package lunch on board ;
• Dinner and accommodation in a local guest house.

Day 3: Danube Delta (on the water)

• Breakfast at the guest house ; Day trip with the following itinerary : Mila 23 – Old Danube ch. – Sulina ch. – Madgearu ch. – Letea forets – visit of the forest and of the wild horses in the area – return to Mila 23.
• Package lunch on board or organized by the ranger in the forest.
• Dinner and accommodation in a local guest house.

Day 4: Danube Delta - Tulcea - Bucharest

• Breakfast at the guest house;
• Departure to Tulcea with the following itinerary : Mila 23 – Olguta ch. – Sontea ch. Nearby the lakes Fortuna and Baclanesti – cape Candura – Sontea noua ch. – Nebunu lake – Sireasa ch. – Periteasca ch. – 36 ch. – Tulcea Arm – Tulcea.
• Next we’ll drive you back to Bucharest. Arrival in the evening. Drop-off at your hotel or at the airport.

END OF THE TOUR.

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4 Days / 3 Nights - DANUBE DELTA EXPERIENCE the last wild territory of Europe

Enjoy a short 4 days tour with a private local guide specializing in Birdwatching and the Danube Delta nature, the home to a fascinating mix of cultures and peoples—and a huge diversity of birds, presided over by the greatest of them all, the pelican. You will have the opportunity to see such birds as glossy ibis, spoonbills, pelicans, rollers, white tailed eagle and more. Accommodations are in charming family run guest houses and pensions offering a warm and personal comfort. Enjoy traditional Romanian meals that will satisfy tour taste buds in every way. This amazing bird watching experience is one not to be missed!

Rate per person from USD 966 in a Double Room

REMARKS

* Rates are subject to change
* Packages are subject to availability.
* Terms and conditions apply.
* If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

5 Days / 4 Nights DRACULA and TRANSYLVANIA Tour

HOTELS TO STAY

• 3* Rural Guesthouse
• 3* Sighisoara Hotel
• 3* Casa Wagner Hotel
• 3* Pensions / Guesthouses
• 4* Ramada Hotel or similar

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• 5 night’s accommodation with breakfast
• Transport with car or minivan
• local guide / driver – English specialist. Other languages on request.
• Entrance tickets at the monuments
• Local Taxes

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• 5 Days / 4 Nights o Visa for Romania (if needed)
• Airfare
• Other services not specified on the itinerary
• Photo or video fees at monuments
• Banking or e-payment fees

Day 1 - BUCHAREST- CURTEA DE ARGES - SIBIU

Pick-up from airport or a hotel in Bucharest at 9.00-9.30 AM. Start your journey on Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) trail with his grave. Leave Bucharest region and go to Curtea de Arges, the former second capital of Wallachia. The strongholds rebuilt in the 14th century. See the Episcopal Church (the monastery) which is a recreation of the original built in 1512 -1517 by prince Neagoe Basarab.

Then visit the Poenari Castle. Standing on a cliff but know in ruins this is known as the real castle of Dracula (Vlad Tepes). To get to the top you must climb up its 1400 steps (takes approx. 1 hour). Once you arrive to the top of the Citadel you will find that the citadel is surprisingly small, one third has collapsed down the mountainside in 1888. Entering through a narrow wooden bridge, you come across the crumbling remains of two towers within; the prism shaped one was Vlad's ( Dracula's) residential quarters, from here, according to the legend , The Impaler's wife flung herself out from the window, declaring that better this way than be captured by the Turks, who were besieging the castle. Legend has it that Vlad himself escaped over the mountains on horseback. Go on the route up to Sibiu where we’ll stay overnight.

Accomodation at:
Option A: Ramada Hotel**** or similar, located in the heart of Sibiu.
Option B: 3 stars rural guesthouse in the Sibiu’s surroundings.

Day 2: SIBIU - ALBA IULIA - HUNEDOARA - SIBIU

Breakfast. Walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old District. Sibiu is one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania.. The city is reminiscent of old European cities such as Nuremburg and it was founded in 1190 and grew to be the chief city of the Transylvanian Saxons. This amazing town, with the "Old Town" (The Big Square, the Small Square, the Ursuline Church, The Franciscan Church, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Lier’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild and last but not least with the amazing Bruckenthal Museum) is a gorgeous place to see.

Next stop will be at Alba Iulia. Having its origins back in 2nd century from Roman time, the city of Alba Iulia offers a journey through the history of Transylvania from ancient times to medieval and modern days. We’ll visit the ruins of the Roman town, the medieval fortifications, the modern fortifications made in Vauban style, the Cathoilc Cathedral – the oldest from Transylvania and the Reunion Cathedral which commemorates the Union of all Romanian provinces ina single country.

Next stop will be at Hunedoara to visit the famous Hunyad Castle, the residence of the brave Transylvanian Governor – John Hunyad (Iancu de Hunedoara). The castle built in XV century is the biggest medieval castle from Romania and it’s also considered one of the most haunted places from Europe.
Return in the evening to Sibiu.

Accomodation at:
Option A: Ramada Hotel**** or similar, located in the heart of Sibiu.
Option B: 3 stars rural guesthouse in the Sibiu’s surroundings.

Day 3: SIBIU - MEDIAS - BIERTAN - SIGHISOARA

After breakfast we’ll go on the route to Sighisoara. We’ll pass the town of Medias, famous for its 14the century Margareth Cathedral with the slanted “trompeths tower”. Next stop at Biertan Fortified Church, dating from XVI century and a former evanghelical bishops headquarter.

In the afternoon visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, . Also called “The Pearl of Transylvania” the old medieval city is include on UNESCO's Word Heritage. The Old Town or the Citadel is the only one still inhabited in Europe - a lost world and still so at the present! - In 1431, the storey house at Museum Square 6, within the shadow of the old town's Clock Tower, a women whose name is lost to posterity gave birth to a son called Vlad, who in later life earned the title of The Impaler , abroad better known as Dracula, derived from Dracul or the Devil – referring to his father Vlad Dracul, whom the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Hungary made a knight of the order of The Dargon in 1431. - The Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Scholar’s Stairs, The Monastery Church, the towers of the citadel (originally fourteen), The Shoemakers Town, the Tailor’s Tower, the Tinsmiths Tower are only a few of the marvels of this place called Sighisoara.

Accomodation at:
Option A: Sighisoara Hotel***, located in the old medieval citadel.
Option B: 3 stars pension / guesthouse in Sighisoara.

Day 4: SIGHISOARA - PREJMER - BRAN - BRASOV

After breakfast we’ll leave Sighisoara on the route to Brasov area. The road will pass through beautiful german villages and one can admire their architecture and also couple citadels or churches which can be seen from the road as Rupea, Saschiz, Rotbav, aso.

First stop will be at Prejmer Fortified Church, one of the best preserved of its kind in Eastern Europe. The church is modeled after churches of Jerusalem, as well as built in the style of Early Gothic churches from the Rhineland. The concept of a fortified church as it is presented an Prejmer is unique in Europe and can be seen only in Transylvania.

Continue our route to Bran and visit the famous Bran Castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, of the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In the XX century the castle was donated to the royal family and becamed a royal residence. The museum preserve the furniture and objects from that period.

End the day in Brasov. Short tour of the magic medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.

Accomodation at:
Option A: Casa Wagner Hotel***, located in the old town
Option B: 3 stars pension / guesthouse in Brasov

Day 5 - BRASOV - SINAIA - SNAGOV - BUCHAREST

After breakfast we’ll go to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, the Peles Castle is 44 kilometres far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.

Then will go to Snagov, a small village 40 km north of Bucharest, with its beautiful sixteen kilometer long lake; In the centre of the lake is an island occupied by a monastery, built in 1519. The Snagov monastery is situated on the island of the lake with the same name, we have to reach the monastery by crossing the lake by boat (If time and weather permit). Visitors come here to seek the tomb of Dracula sitting in the front of the church altar. Vlad's murder is believed to have occurred in the forests nearby, where the monks took his body, since both Vlad and his father had both given money to the monastery.

Drop off at Bucharest International Airport (estimated time 2.30-3.00 PM) or at another location from Bucharest

END OF THE TOUR.

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5 Days / 4 Nights DRACULA and TRANSYLVANIA Tour

When referring to Romania the first thing that comes to mind is Transylvania. Transylvania is home to some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, some relating to the legend of Dracula, castles and fortress On this tour your specialist tour guide will take you on a trip to the past to discover the enchanting region of Transylvania and the reality and myth of Dracula.

Option A: 3 / 4 Stars Hotels, located in the central areas
Rate per person from USD 1049 in a Double Room

Option B: 3 Stars Pensions / Guesthouses
Rate per person from USD 918 in a Double Room

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7 Days / 6 Nights UNESCO Tour Package Romania

HOTELS TO STAY

• 3* Casa Wagner Hotel or similar
• 3* Pension / Guesthouse
• 3* Sighisoara Hotel or similar
• 4* Hildes Residence or similar
• 4* Ramada Hotel or similar

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• 6 nights’ Accommodation
• Meals as specified (daily breakfast, one dinner)
• Transport with car or minibus
• Local guide. English language
• Entrance Tickets
• Local Taxes

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• Visa for Romania (if needed)
• Airfare
• Other services not specified on the itinerary
• Photo/Video tax
• Other meals not mentioned
• Banking or e-payment fees

Day 1 - BUCHAREST - SINAIA - BRAN - BRASOV

In the morning we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest or from the airport (for flights arriving up to 11.00 AM). Depart on the route stop at Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. The Peles Castle is 44 kilometres far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries.

Continue your journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran Castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometers) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the Romanian royal family, in order to become their residence.

End the day in Brasov.

Accommodation at:
Option A: Casa Wagner Hotel***or similar, an old building located in the Old Town.
Option B: 3 stars pension / guesthouse

Day 2: BRASOV- BICAZ GORGES– GURA HUMORULUI

Breakfast. In the morning walking tour of the medieval center of Brasov (2 hours). The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note. Concil Square, Black Church, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate are the tour highlights.

Next we’ll cross the Carpathians mountains heading north-east to one of the most famous and popular region of Romania – Bucovina, the land of painted monasteries. It is a very scenic road which offer amazing landscapes. We’ll pass Red Lake, Bicaz Gorges and Bicaz Lake on our way to Bucovina. In the afternoon arrive at Gura Humorului. Bucovina is also the land of very well preserved old tradition. Taste the delicious local cuisine.

Accommodation in Gura Humrului at:
Option A: Hildes Residence****or similar.
Option B: 3 stars pension / guesthouse

Day 3: BUCOVINA REGION - PAINTED MONASTERIES

Start to to explore the Bucovina region – the land of World famous Painted Monasteries.
- Voronet (UNESCO): founded in 1488 by Stephen the Great. It is the most accomplished sample of artistic achievement in Moldavian architecture and painting. The doors of the porch have a Renaissance framing, whereas the stone carvings of the broken arches at the doors and windows belong to the Gothic style. Voronet Monastery had been dubbed the oriental Sistine Chapel, whereas Voronet Blue, a color obtained from lapis lazuli, entered in the lexicon of art alongside Titian red and Veronese green, and to this day has yet to be reproduced by natural means - Moldovita (UNESCO): dates back from 1532 and is due to the ruling prince Petru Rares It has the aspect of a fortress, with imposing towers and high, thick walls. The church has a three-cusped plan, as well as an open porch. It Is decorated with scenes from the 16th c Moldavian life. You can see here the best preserved frescoes, with fresh and vivid colors - Sucevita : the last and the most magnificent monastic achievement among the painted monasteries in Bucovina , looks as a real fortress, with towers, buttresses and watch roads. Built in 1581, by one bishop, it was dedicated to the Assumption in 1584. Paintings of the Sucevita monastery were best preserved both on the outside and on the inside (Ladder of Virtue, the last Judgment, the tree of Jesse,)

Beside the old and beautiful monasteries we’ll also dedicate some time to visit local craftsmens as: a painted eggs museum and workshop, Marginea pottery center, aso.

Return to Gura Humorului and overnight in the same hotel.

Accommodation at:
Option A: Hildes Residence****or similar.
Option B: 3 stars pension / guesthouse

Day 4: GURA HUMORULUI - MARAMURES

After breakfast we’ll leave on the way to Maramures, the northern region of Romania, the land of wooden churches and well preserved traditions.

Today we’ll visit the wooden church from Ieud, the oldest wooden building from Europe, built in 14-een century. At Dragomiresti we’ll visit the Maramures Woman Museum, where you can learn about maramuresean traditions and way of live. According with the time we’ll go to explore a countryside area of old and isolated villages with low influence of modern times. Visit some local craftsmens. Maramuresean dinner and accommodation in a local guesthouse from Botiza area.

Day 5 - BOTIZA - SIGHISOARA

In the morning continue to explore Maramures visiting Barsana Monastery and also driving to an authentic countrisede area with old villages and craftsmens. Visit an old worksop and a local household.

Then we’ll depart from Maramures region back to Transylvania. Stop at Sighisoara (UNESCO), also caled “The Pearl of Transylvania” a wonderful medieval city where you can stil enjoy the medieval atmosphere. The citadel built in 13th century by German (saxon) settlers it was an important cultural and artist center in medieval period. The old town is considered one of the best preserved medieval towns from Europe and its included in the UNESCO heritages list.

Accommodation at:
Option A: - Sighisoara Hotel***or similar, an old building located in the medieval citadel.
Option B: – 3 stars pension / guesthouse

Day 6 - SIGHISOARA - SIBIU

In the morning visit Sighisoara: Church on the hill, Clock Tower, Tinsmiths Tower, Covered Stairs, aso are the most important sights. Depart from Sighisoara on a route which is crossing very old villages inspired by saxon’s architecture. You may find more details visiting places as Biertan or Malancrav.

We hope that you had a pleasent and special evening the day before we are inviting you back on the road.
We’ll arrive at Sibiu, the oldest and the biggest medieval city from Transylvania and former capital. Visit the center of Sibiu. Main highlights: Little Square and Grand Square, Evanghelical Cathedral, Lier’s Bridge, Bruckental Museum, defensive towers and fortifications, a.s.o.

Overnight in Sibiu at:
Option A: Ramada Hotel****or similar, located in the heart of Sibiu.
Option B: 3 stars pension / guesthouse

Day 7 - SIBIU - BUCHAREST

Early breakfast and departure around 8.00 AM from Sibiu on the way to Bucharest. Drop-off at the airport (estimated time 13.00) or at a hotel from Bucharest.

END OF THE TOUR.

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7 Days / 6 Nights UNESCO Tour Package Romania

The tour of the main romanian sites which are included in the UNESCO heritage list. A journey through
the history and culture of Romania which will include old cities, castles, fortresses, monasteries and
churches.

Highlights: Peles Castle (Sinaia), Old City Center of Brasov, Bran Castle, Hunyad Castle, Alba Iulia - the city of the Union, Old City Center of Sibiu, Saxon Fortified Church from Biertan, Medieval City of Sighisoara, Wooden Churches from Maramures (Desesti, Barsana, Ieud), Merry Cemetery from Sapanta, outdoor painted monasteries from Bucovina (Moldovita, Humor, Voronet)

Option A - 3 / 4 Stars Hotels, located in the central areas
Rate per person from USD 1449  in a Double Room

Option B - 3 Stars Pensions / Guesthouses
Rate per person from USD 1265  in a Double Room

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