Weekend in Transylvania and visit of Dracula’s Castle
Transylvania is a charming place, famous and appreciated for its green valleys and mountains, it is a place wrapped up by the mystery. There are interesting legends in this region, and this land is the most mysterious and fascinating in Eastern Europe, with trails that lead the visitor into enchanting environments. Even the famous Irish writer Bram Stoker has described it as the most fascinating place in Europe, having taken by the essence of Transylvania and considering it as the ideal destination for those who want to experience an unforgettable experience immersing themselves in the wildest nature. Medieval atmospheres and picturesque environments harmonize perfectly, with the famous legend of Count Dracula.
Day 1: Bucharest – Cozia – Sibiu
After breakfast, we departure to Sibiu, with a short visit to the Cozia monastery, a 14th century ancient and beautiful religious building, which will help us know closely the great prince and leader The Old Mircea, grandfather of Vlad the Impaler, founder of many churches and defender of the Principality of Wallachia. This will be an opportunity for us to find out about The Cantacuzinos, a rich family of Byzantine origins, who has so much sought to restructure the monastery and make it look in its present form. We arrive in Sibiu, named the European Capital of Culture in 2007. It is a multicultural and multi-confessional city, with a typically medieval atmosphere. Sibiu, the ancient bishop’s residence, is rich in tourist goals of high artistic value, such as the Brukhental Museum, the High Council Tower, the Catholic Church, the towers and medieval arcades, the Pharmacy Museum. The city tour includes a visit to the Gospel Church. In the evening you can dine in typical trattorias located in neighboring villages, managed directly by farmers and with traditional and genuine menus.
Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov
In the morning we leave Sibiu and head to Brasov. We will make the first stop at Biertan, village that houses a fortified church, a UNESCO monument. We will also visit the bastion which, for centuries, was also a prison for couples who wanted to separate. We will visit the church and the high defensive walls. It gives you the feeling of going back in time. We will leave Biertan to arrive in Sighisoara, another place we’ll visit. It is a fortified town dating back to the 12th century, still inhabited, one of the few remaining in this part of Europe. A true marvel, with all the painted houses, the pebbles on the road, its 9 towers, its evangelical and Catholic churches. A unique place in the world, with its historic center. You will be able to dine at Dracula’s home. We will take advantage of the small distance between Sighisoara and Rupea to visit the fortress quickly and externally. Once we arrive in Brasov, we will take a tour of the city center and visit one of the most beautiful, big and impressive gothic churches in eastern Europe called the Black Church following the fire that broke out in 1689 and blackened its walls.
Overnight in a hotel in Brasov, in the famous and old Schei district, with a panoramic view and very close to the historical center (500 m).
Day 3 Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest
In the morning we leave Brasov and head to Bucharest. On the way we will stop at Bran to visit the famous Dracula’s castle, founded by Teutonic knights in the 13th century whuch later became the 20th century summer residence for Queen Mary. Then we go up the mountain to visit Sinaia, a famous ski resort and notorious for the presence of the luxurious Peles Castle, the summer residence of King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth. We will visit the castle inside to admire the furnishings, glazed windows, and reliefs. There are mirrors with Venetian crystal and chandeliers with Murano glass. Finally we will leave Sinaia and return to Bucharest.
- Overnight in 3/4 * hotels with breakfast
- Entrance fees at the museums
- Transport with modern air conditioned private car/minivan (based on the number of tourists)
- Professional english speaking tourguide
- 1 traditional dinner at a peasent’s house with wine and local alcoholic drinks
Services not included:
- Lunch/dinner (if not specified in services included)
- Photo/Video fees at the museums where applicable