Transylvania, a set of valleys and mountain peaks in the northwest of Romania, is perhaps one of the most popular places in the world for the legends and mysteries surrounding his paths. Defined by the writer Bram Stoker as the most mysterious place in Europe, it is the ideal destination for those who want to experience the charm of nature and picturesque medieval landscapes without sacrificing the evocative power of the legend of Count Dracula.
Founded over 500 years ago on the banks of Dambovita by Vlad Tepes, Bucharest became later the capital of the principality and, later, a great European metropolis. Bucharest is a city full of places to discover walking along the streets behind the main streets where you can enjoy the true face of the city in the ’30s known as “Little Paris” because of its artistic life, and the wide boulevards’ architecture “fin de siecle”.
Day 1 Wednesday: Bucharest
Our guide will be waiting at the airport in Bucharest (Otopeni – OTP). We start with a sightseeing tour of Bucharest, including the Roman Ateneul and Royal Palace in the Revolution Square where you can still see the bullet holes in some buildings remember the events of December 1989.
After visiting University Square with its magnificent building from which they are named, the square and the theater, we will continue to walk the streets of the Lipscani area, where you can admire the old breweries such as the famous “Caru cu bere” and the church Stavropoleos, the former Royal Court and the area of Manuc.
Dinner in one of the best restaurants in the capital. Overnight in Bucharest in the Europa Royale Hotel 4 * or similar.
Day 2 Thursday: Bucharest – Arges Monastery – Monastery Cozia – Sibiu (290 km)
In the morning departure for the visit of Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Here you will visit the Monastery Curtea de Arges considered to be the most beautiful monastery from the center and east of Europe. The monastery was built object to the early sixteenth seccolo by Prince Neagoe Basarab and the most famous master murratore entire history of Romania, the Master Manole whose legend remains alive through the ages.
We continue to the Monastery of Cozia one of the most important examples of medieval art in Romania built in 1387 on the banks of the river Olt from the greatest prince of Wallachia, Mircea the Old resting her eternal sleep in this Church.
In pomerigio arrival in Sibiu, one of the most beautiful medieval city of Romania.Cena typical in the old town and overnight in Sibiu Hotel 4 *.
Day 3 Friday: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov – Poiana Brasov (220 km)
After breakfast, visit Sibiu, magical city steeped in an atmosphere of another era, which in 2007 was the European cultural capital. During the city tour we will cross the old streets to admire the main monuments, such as Palazzo Bruckenthal built object style Baroco the late eighteenth seccolo, the infamous Lies Bridge built object over a road that connects the lower town and the upper town, the Cathedral of Saxons erected at the beginning of the sixteenth seccolo that preserves as well as a precious fresco of the Crucifixion of 1445, the Cathedral Catolica costruitta style Baroco German to early eighteenth seccolo, piaze the city and the seat of the Orthodox Christian Cathedral Mitropolia Transylvania.
Following departure to Sighisoara, “fortress city” among the very few live in Europe, which retains its medieval center on the hill of the fortification. Here and also born Vlad Tepes, more known as Count Dracula. There are several defensive towers that surround the city and are named after the trades of their builders: the tower of Cordai, the Tailors and the Shoemakers.
Lunch in a medieval atmosphere in the birthplace of Vlad Dracula.
In the afternoon we arrive in Brasov, the city called Kronstadt “the city of the crown”, and panoramic tour of the city: Starting from the beautiful Main Board will make a guided tour of the historical center, enriched by particular civil and religious buildings, such as the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Romania, the Council House building of the fifteenth century in the upper part rebuilt after the great fire of 1689 in Baroque style, the St. Nicolae Church combining the Gothic style to the exterior with the interior style Bisantino and Museum First Romanian School of Scheii Brasovuli hiding a great treasure of books and manuscripts vechi, the Gates Schei and Ecaterina.
Overnight in 4 * hotel in Poiana Brasov.
Day 4 Saturday: Poiana Brasov – Bran Castle (Dracula) – Peles Castle – Bucharest
In the morning hours departure to the famous Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) built between 1377 and 1382 on a large rock. The fortification had the function to defend and control the most important trade route that linked the Middle Ages, Wallachia and Transylvania. But the castle owes especially its fame to the legend associated with the figure of Vlad Tepes.
Later, departure to Sinaia, where the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture dominated by neo German Renaissance. Stained-glass windows with scenes from German fairy tales, chandeliers in Murano glass, fine wood carvings and gold or leather-paneled walls of Cordoba, Sevre porcelain and ivory carvings are to complete the picture of the favorite residence of the royal family and especially of Queen Elizabeth . Peles Castle may be considered the castle of Records: – was the first building of its kind to have since the construction of central heating and elevator – in the hall of the theater commissioned by Queen was presented for the first time in Romania a film film. Adjacent to Peles Castle is Pelisor Castle (The Little Peles), the summer residence of the successor of King Charles I. In the evening we will arrive in Bucharest. Dinner with folklore and overnight at Hotel Europa Royale 4 * or similar.
Day 5 Sunday: Bucharest – Bucharest Airport (Otopeni)
After breakfast we will visit Bucharest where, along the banks of Dambovita river, we will go direct to the Palace of the Parliament (the largest building in Europe and second in the world after the Pentagon with more than 1,000 rooms). Stop to visit the Parliament Palace – the former Casa del Popolo (symbol of communism in Romania). Following transfer airport.
The price includes:
Overnight in Hotel 4 *
Travel by private car / van / bus with air conditioning
Tourist guide in Italian and will accompany the group for the duration of the trip
Dinner on the last day with folkloric show
Local taxes, residence and opening practice
Assistance 24h / 24 by the tour operators Trip2Ro
The flight to / from Italy (we can book it directly)
Inputs for visits from the program (about 25 Euro)
Lunches and / or year- old
Extras and anything not mentioned in “The price includes”
Place in double: 299 €
Single supplement: 100 Euros
Children: Infants (0-2 years): Free, Child (2-12 years): In a room with two adults, 50% discount on the individual participation fee