Transylvania is a unique tourist destination and you already know this if you decided to see it. But Transylvania is more than that. It's an experience that you have to live it. Breathe it. Feel it. Embrace it. Understand it. This is the adventure we are proposing to you. A 3 day 4 X 4 adventure on the land of old times.Tour highlights:- Off-road adventures in the wild Carpathian Mountains- Wildlife watching- Fairytale landscapes for photographers- Visit a sheepfold where you will learn how to prepare a local dish - Experience traditional dishes - Coffee breaks in the middle of nature surrounded by imposing mountains- Discover how villagers are living in wooden houses in a wild and quite ambient- Explore medieval villages - Visit castles and fortified churches
ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest - Vama Buzaului - DalghiuStop At: Cimitirul Eroilor Tabla ButiiTartar Ridge is a passage situated at 1.340 m altitude, an important trade route in Antiquity and in the Middle Ages which connects the center of Wallachia with Transylvania. Nowadays, you can walk on forest roads and tourist trails to admire a spectacular nature and to hear the incredible story of a stone fortress destroyed by Cumanians and Tartars and rebuilt by the Teutonic knights between 1211 – 1225, whose history continued until the 20-th century during the First World War.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vama Buzaului skating rinkFor lunch we will stop at a sheepfold where you can taste traditional food like Bulz (polenta with different types of cheese).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cascada Urlatoareawith a height of 15 meters and an impressive flow, the waterfall has earned its name due to the noise it produces. You can safely walk to the top of the waterfall and admire the landscape. So did Queen Mary, the grandmother of King Michael I. It is said that, in her riding walks, she stopped 300 meters above the waterfall to rest on the “Queen’s Bench- a stone in a shape of a royal seat.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: Experience lunch at a sheepfold by tasting the traditional "bulz" (polenta with different types of cheese). • Dinner: Experience local dishes. Accommodation included: Our 4x4 adventure day will finish in Dalghiu where we will spend the night at a beautiful 3-star tourist lodge.Day 2: Dalghiu - Prejmer - BrasovStop At: Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Prejmer, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaPrejmer fortified church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest fortified church in Southeastern Europe. The church was built by Teutonic Knights in 1212.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBlack Church a500-year-old Black Church is the most representative monument in Brasov and the largest Gothic church in Transylvania. The construction of this Gothic Evangelic church initially called Saint Mary’s Church, began around 1380 and was finalized in 1477. The Black Church, the largest holly place in Gothic style in south-eastern Europe, has a capacity of 5,000 people, is 90 meters long and 37 meters high and the cross’ tower measures 65 meters.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaDracula’s Castle is a national monument and one of the most important Romanian landmarks. The castle began its life as a wooden citadel in the 13th century built by the Teutonic Knights and changed its outer appearance with time, adapting to the purpose it served. In 1920 the castle became a royal residence within the Kingdom of Romania.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: We spend the night at a 3-star tourist lodge surrounded by mountains.Day 3: Rasnov - Rucar - BucharestStop At: Poiana MăruluiVisiting medieval and picturesque villages from Transylvania surrounded by gorgeous landscapes over Bucegi Mountains.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaRasnov Citadel one of the best kept fortification of Transylvania. It was built by Teutonic Knights as protection against invading Tartars and was later enlarged by the local Saxon population. Strategically located on the commercial route linking the provinces of Transylvania and Walachia, Rasnov used to shelter at least 30 houses, a school, a chapel and other buildings commonly associated with a village. The defensive system included nine towers, two bastions and a drawbridge. The view from the top of the castle hill is absolutely spectacular.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dambovicioara Cave, Dambovicioara, Arges County, Southern RomaniaDambovicioara Gorges a wonderful place for nature lovers, you will be amazed by its beauty, by the imposing stature of the cliffs, how a river only 1-2 m wide can create a natural wonder unique in the world. The Valley is 1254m high and it offers magnificent and unique scenery.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.