INCOMING ROMANIA DRACULA'S CASTLE
VISIT ROMANIA AND BRAN CASTLE BY BUS
|Dracula's Castle Bran Romania|
ROUTE: Bucharest – Braşov – Sinaia – Bran – Râşnov – Sighişoara – Turda – Alba Iulia – Sibiu – Transfăgărăşan – Curtea de Argeş – Bucharest.
– 7 nights’ accommodation and half board services at three and four stars hotels (double rooms):
• 2 nights in Bucharest
• 2 nights in the Braşov – Poiana Braşov area
• 1 night in Sighişoara
• 1 night in the Curtea de Argeş area
• 1 night in Sibiu
– travel guide
– coach bus transportation
DAY 1 – picking up the tourists at the airport;
– check in at the hotel in Bucharest, after which we will take a brief evening stroll in downtown Bucharest;
– dinner at the hotel;
DAY 2 – breakfast;
– visit at the Parliament Building, the second largest administrative building in the world as to its surface after The Pentagon; we will then travel to Braşov, en route we will visit the Peleş Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian kings erected on the demand of king Charles I of Romania (1866 – 1914); the castle, by its historic and artistic value is one of the most important monuments of this kind in Europe;
– leisure time in the evening;
– dinner and lodging in the Braşov – Poiana Braşov area;
DAY 3 – breakfast;
– travel to Bran to visit the famous castle of Count Dracula, well known all around the world due to its having been built on a crag, its good preservation, the stunning scenery and the legend of the Count Dracula from Transylvania. Bran Castle has been entered on the list of the most beautiful ten medieval castles in the world;
– then we travel to Râşnov to visit the fortress, one of the best preserved peasant fortresses from Transylvania, built in the XIII and XIV centuries as protection against the Tartar attacks;
– later on we return to Braşov to visit its historical centre: the Assembly Square, the Black Church (the most representative monument of gothic architecture in Romania, it was named Black Church after having been partially wrecked by a great fire in 1689);
– dinner and accommodation in the Braşov – Poiana Braşov area;
DAY 4: – breakfast;
– travel to Sighişoara; we visit the fortress and the city of Sighişoara, locality established by the German settlers and nowadays the only medieval fortress still inhabited in the entire Europe. Here there had once lived Vlad II Dracul, waiting for the right moment to ascend to the throne of the Romanian Country. It looks like that time (1431) his son Vlad the Impaler, the later infamous Dracula, had been born.
– dinner and accommodation in Sighişoara.
DAY 5: – breakfast;
– travel to Turda to visit the salt mine, famous destination for the tourists across Europe. The salt mine dates back to the XVIIcentury, and in the present it is a genuine salt mining history museum what with the outstanding preservation state of the mining works and the machines employed to convey the salt;
– further on we travel to Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital in 2007; en route we will visit the fortress at Alba Iulia, the first capital city of the three Romanian Provinces (the fortress had been built Vauban style with 7 star shaped bulwarks between1716 – 1735 after the blueprints of the Italian architect Giovanni Morando Visconti);
– dinner and accommodation in Sibiu.
DAY 6: – breakfast;
– we will visit the historical centre of Sibiu (the Fib Bridge, the Stairs Passage, the Lower City, towers, etc);
– travel to the Bâlea Lake on the Transfăgărăşan road (that crossing the Carpathian Mountains from the North to the South), depicted by the BBC Top Gear presenters as “the road with the most stunning landscapes in the world.” After driving through the longest tunnel in Romania (884 meters) we will roll down to one of the greatest man-made lakes (Vidraru Lake) from Romania and the Vidraru Dam.
– dinner and accommodation in the Curtea de Argeş area.
DAY 7: – breakfast;
– travel to Bucharest, en route a brief stopover at the Poenari Citadel, the citadel of Dracula; also known as the eagle nest of the braves of the old times the citadel was part of an array of fortresses defending the northern boundary of the Romanian Country;
– further on we will visit Curtea de Argeş monastery (the monastery is part of the most famous Romanian narrative: the Legend of Master Manole); we will visit then the Snagov Monastery – the place where the legend goes that Vlad the Impaler – Dracula, had been interred;
– dinner and accommodation in Bucharest.
DAY 8: – breakfast;
– transfer to the airport.
- 7 nights’ accommodation and half board services at three and four stars hotels (double rooms):
2 nights in Bucharest 2 nights in the Braşov - Poiana Braşov area 1 night in Sighişoara 1 night in the Curtea de Argeş area 1 night in Sibiu
- travel guide - coach bus transportation
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