Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Transylvania and the Unesco Painted Monasteries in Bucovina in this 5 days tour. You will visit beautiful medieval cities like Bistrita (where Jhonathan Harker overnighted in Dracula’s novel), Borgo Pass (where Bram Stoker says there is the Dracula’s Castle), Sibiu (European Capital of Culture 2007), Sighisoara (the city where Dracula was born – Unesco and the Unesco magnificent painted monasteries from Bucovina a must see at least once in your lifetime.
Day 1: Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu
With your professional tour guide/driver, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the views while we head to Sibiu. On the way we visit the Royal Cathedral of Curtea de Arges and continue with a visit to Cozia Monastery, built by Mircea the Old in 1386 and decorated also in the “brancovenesc” style, a unique Romanian architecture. Following we will arrive in Sibiu, the city which was chosen as The European Capital of Culture in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg. Enjoy a visit of the old town with its amazing squares and overnight in the Oldtown in a modern central 4* Hotel..
Day 2: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Bistrita
After the breakfast you will discover the scenic roads of Transylvania with its medieval cities, included Sighisoara, Unesco heritage and also the city where Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) was born. You can serve a tasty Transylvanian dinner right in his house and after a guided tour of the city we will head to Bistrita through the beautiful city of Targu Mures where we will stop for a short tour of the city center. Overnight in Hotel Coroana de Aur 4* (Golden Crown) where stayed also Jonathan Harker in the novel of Bram Stoker in Bistrita, or similar.
Day 3: Bistrita – Gura Humorului – Monasteries – Piatra Neamt
We have breakfast and depart to Bucovina that means “land covered by forests of beech trees”. There is no other place in the world like Bucovina in North Moldavia, where a group of Orthodox monasteries with their external wall paintings can be admired. These painted monasteries are part of the UNESCO World Heritage for their rarity and beauty. Visit three of the most important monasteries from Bucovina: Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet monasteries (Voronet became famous among art lovers thanks to two features of its painting: blue, made with a formula still unknown, called “blue Voronet” and the magnificent scene depicting “The Last Judgement”). We continue our journey to Piatra Neamt with a visit to the Monastery Agapia with a visit of the Living Museum where you can see exactly how are the houses of the nouns and also a visit of the weavers and painting workshops. Overnight in Hotel Central Plaza 4* in Piatra Neamt.
Day 4: Piatra Neamt – Brasov
We have breakfast and depart to Brasov on one of the most beautiful scenic roads of Romania, Bicaz Gorges. We continue our journey to Brasov and visit the Black Church and the old town. We have dinner and sleep overnight in Hotel House of Dracula 4* built as a copy of Dracula’s Castle
Day 5: Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
We have breakfast and depart to Bran to visit Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) famous for its vapire stories. We then continue our way to Sinaia, with a visit to Sinaia monastery, and the Peles Castle (considered among the most beautiful in Europe). After we have lunch, we continue to Bucharest with a visit to the Village Museum. In the evening, panoramic tour (included the Parliament Palace – the second largest administrative building after the Pentagon) and the old town and drop off at your selected hotel.