Weekend in Transylvania and visit of Dracula’s Castle from 149£
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”.
Program for 3 nights / 4 days from 199£
Departures: 01.15, 01.22, 29.01, 02.05, 02.19, 26.02
Day 1 Friday: 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 Saturday: Bucharest – Sinaia – Poiana Brasov (170 km)
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)
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. Transfer to Poiana Brasov and overnight at the hotel 4 * House of Dracula or similar.
Day 3 Sunday: Poiana Brasov – Brasov – Bran – Poiana Brasov (60 km)
In the morning we cruise toward the pride that is Brasov, where you can visit the famous Black Church (2 Michelin stars); in the heart of the city, it is the largest Gothic building in the South East European and prominent monument to the Romanian architecture, which boasts a bell 6 tons and a remarkable collection of oriental carpets. Lunch at a traditional restaurant.
Tour of the old town of Brasov – Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Tower Nerra, Ecaterina and Schei doors that separated the Romanians from the Saxons during the period of the Austro-Hungarian domination.
In the afternoon move to Bran where you must get to experience the charm of the legend; Here is the famous castle which according to tradition was home to the Count Dracula and inspired the novel by Stoker. Born at the beginning as a military fortress, it was occupied by Maghiari, Austrians, then abandoned and restored to its splendor only in the twentieth century. Topped by four towers and magnificent museum rooms, one is a gem of medieval Romanian, as well as home to the mysterious charm and creepy Count Dracula or something.
Overnight in Hotel 4 * House of Dracula in Poiana Brasov or similar. (Or, for those with the flight on Monday morning very early and can make the transfer in the evening in Bucharest and stay in Hotel Europa Royale 4 * or similar)
Day 4 Monday: Poiana Brasov – Bucharest (170 km)
Transfer at the airport for the return flight departing from Poiana Brasov to Bucharest at 08.30 and arrival in Bucharest scheduled for 11.30.
For transfer overtime (over the hours indicated in the program) and the cost of 60 € / transfer (2-3 people) and 120 € / transfer (4-7 people)
The price includes:
Overnight in Hotel 4 * or similar House of Dracula or similar in Poiana Brasov
Overnight at the Hotel Europa Royale 4 * or similar in Bucharest
Travel by private car / van / bus with air conditioning
English speaking Tourist guide will accompany the group for the duration of the trip
Assistance 24h / 24 by the tour operator Trip2Ro
Entrance fees for the museums (about 25 Euro)
Lunches and / or dinner