5 Days Tour in Romania

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5 Days Tour in RomaniaAn adventure of a lifetime, for this 5-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit.Day 1Bucharest City TourDay 2Departure for SibiuCurtea de ArgesPoenari CastleTransfagarasan (only between June and September)Sibiu City TourOvernight stay SibiuDay 3Departure from SibiuBiertan Fortified MonasterySighisoara CitadelOvernight stay in SighisoaraDay 4Departure for BrasovBran CastleBrasov City TourThe Black ChurchBrasov Historical CenterOvernight stay in BrasovDay 5Departure for SinaiaPeles CastleSinaia MonasterySnagov Monastery / Dracula’s TombOvernight stay in Bucharest
ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest City TourStop At: Palace of Parliament, BucharestIn Bucharest City Tour at the Palace of Parliament or People’s House – you will learn how dangerous and damaging a totalitarian regime like communism can be for a nation. You will feel small seeing what pointless opulence and megalomania “the sleep of reason” can create.Imagine you have the chance to see the second largest administrative building on the planet, after the Pentagon, and that it will be an experience you will be able to share with your grandchildren.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Old Town, BucharestIn the next location you will have the chance to relive the olden days through a blend of mystery and contrasts on the streets of the Historical City Centre, starting with Hanul Lui Manuc, an immense fortified inn which served as a cultural and economic center back in the day. It was built around 1806 by Manuc Bei, one of the wealthiest landowners in the Balkans, and it was where merchants passing through Bucharest would get together, as just a part of the colorful crowd that populated the historic inn.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), BucharestRevolution Square, BucharestIn this private tour about the communism, you can be transported back in time to the moment where the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was ousted, leaving behind the secrets of a great fortune and controversies about the state security service and his offshore accounts.As we mentioned earlier, when we reach the Senate Palace, you will see the building which used to house the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party and the place where the Revolution of December 1989 started – a major historical event whereby, through human force and sacrifice, Ceausescu was removed from power.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Bucharest - 3 Stars Hotel B&B includedDay 2: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan (only between June and September),Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaDid you know that Curtea de Arges is unique for the important royal tombs it hides?Everyone knows that truly good, beautiful and durable things come only through sacrifice, which will become apparent when you reach the old town of Curtea de Arges. With a rich and eventful history, this is where you get to see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery, an important historical monument with an interesting, yet sad story.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Poienari Castle, Arefu, Arges County, Southern RomaniaIf we were to put together a tour of the castles in Romania for Dracula fans and adventure lovers, Poenari Castle would have to be on the list, being an important Romanian tourist attraction. Poenari Fortress is a ruined castle in Romania situated at a height of 860 meters known for the bound to Vlad the Impaler.As you are climbing up the 1480 stairs that lead up to the castle, you can rightfully say you are following in the steps of Dracula …Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaDid you know that one of the most spectacular roads in the world is Transfagarasan Highway?The incredible view and stunning scenery that this paved mountain road offers is indescribable; even the video segment featured on Top Gear, deeming it the most beautiful road in the world, barely does it justice.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaIf you are in Transylvania, Sibiu is a must visit travel destination with a history of 900 year. A city tour to help you understand why Sibiu was elected as the European Capital of Culture, it includes the Evangelical Cathedral, the Sibiu Old City Center and the town itself, which are among the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, because they cater to every taste and provide a wonderful travelling experience for even the pickiest of tourists.If you love authentic cultural experiences, whether you are more romantic or more adventurous, here you will find everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself, leave the stress of your everyday life behind, and have a fun and memorable trip.The beauty of this old citadel, having received record-breaking recognition, stems from its architecture, the arrangement of the streets, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its beautiful natural scenery, as the town is flanked on two sides by the mountains Fagaras and Lotru.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sibiu - 3 Stars Hotel B&B includedDay 3: Biertan Fortified Church, Sighisoara’s citadel, Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe Biertan Fortified Church, one of the first Transylvanian Saxon settlements in Ardeal, is a historical monument of breathtaking beauty, recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.Hundreds and thousands of tourists come here every year to find out why in three hundred years there has been only one divorce and to see the two other things that make this place unique.The Biertan Fortified Church, located in a small town that dates back to 1224, impresses through its stunning scenery and its particular construction – built on a hillock in the center of town, surrounded by three defensive walls and 7 bastions.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaDid you know that Sighisoara’s citadel was built in the 12th century?If you want to go back in time and catch a glimpse of what life was like in the Middle Ages, you absolutely have to visit Sighisoara, Romania’s medieval town, and Count Dracula’s (actually, Vlad the Impaler) place of birth.Built in 1280, the Sighisoara Citadel is not just one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, it is a living, breathing medieval fortress, since it has remained inhabited for over 700 years – which is quite rare.In fact, after just a few steps on the cobblestone streets, past the gates and massive stone walls that reach as high as 14 meters, you will know you are in one the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. For this reason, it is not surprising the Romanian citadel was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of historical and cultural landmarks.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sighisoara - 3 Stars Hotel B&B includedDay 4: Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaNext, journey to the beautifully-preserved medieval town of Brasov, in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the Old Town, where you’ll discover the Black Church, the Old Town square, and city walls built in the Middle Ages. You’ll have free time to absorb the unparalleled atmosphere in one of Brasov’s many charming cafés.In the evening, enjoy a dinner in one of the best restaurants in town – a great opportunity to sample Transylvanian traditional food.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBran Castle, between myth and history..Because his fictional portrayal of Dracula’s castle matches Bran so closely, it is widely believed that Bram Stoker must have used descriptions of it to create the fictitious home of Count Dracula.Outside the castle, you’ll have the chance to try an array of traditional foods: handmade cheeses, pálinka (plum and pear brandy), and traditionally-produced ham and sausages.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in Brasov - 3 Stars Hotel B&B includedDay 5: Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Snagov Monastery - Dracula's TombStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaOnce upon a time there was a beautiful castle…If have decided to write your memoirs or you want to brag about having seen the most beautiful castles in Europe, the Romanian royal family’s summer residence is, by far, one of the most important tourist attractions in Romania and in Europe, and you will soon understand why.Every year, thousands of important figures and hundreds of thousands of tourists book tours of Romania for this attraction alone, to admire its beauty and at least for a few hours, feel like royalty.You have the chance to see the “crown jewel” of the Carpathians and have an unforgettable travelling experience in this historical castle that took 41 years to build (1873-1914).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaIn your private tour in Romania, you will visit the most beautiful mountain resort, a place where many kings and important figures came to unwind and reflect, Sinaia Monastery is where you have the chance to escape reality and taste the simplicity and richness of orthodox spirituality, beautifully expressed in the artistic representations of this house of worship.As soon as you pass the massive door of this fortified monastery, you will step into a place of absolute peace and tranquility, bestowed upon by the divine spirit, where even time has stopped to enjoy it. With the help of your private guide you will have the chance to better understand the history of Romania.The orthodox establishment is over 300 years old and it is dubbed as “the Cathedral of the Carpathians” due to its positioning in the most beautiful mountain resort in Romania surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery. It was also the first construction in this territory, founded by Prince (Spatarul) Mihai Cantacuzino. He decided to erect the house of worship following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with its name inspired by Mount Sinai.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov County, Southern RomaniaIn this private tour you will discover the highly controversial story about the death of Vlad Tepes tells us that a group of monks were able to secretly bring the ruler’s earthly remains to Snagov Monastery and bury them in front of the altar to be sanctified.If you want to learn more about the tomb of Dracula/ Vlad Tepes and the beautiful island and monastery of Snagov you can organise an book a city-break in Bucharest.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - 3 Stars Hotel B&B included

What’s included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Breakfast (total 5)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Accomodation 5 nights 3 Stars Hotel

What’s not included

  • entrance tickets
  • Meals (other than breakfast)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Poienari Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sinaia Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Snagov Monastery

Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest City Tour Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Bucharest In Bucharest City Tour at the Palace of Parliament or People’s House – you will learn how dangerous and damaging a totalitarian regime like communism can be for a nation. You will feel small seeing what pointless opulence and megalomania “the sleep of reason” can create. Imagine you have the chance to see the second largest administrative building on the planet, after the Pentagon, and that it will be an experience you will be able to share with your grandchildren. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Old Town, Bucharest In the next location you will have the chance to relive the olden days through a blend of mystery and contrasts on the streets of the Historical City Centre, starting with Hanul Lui Manuc, an immense fortified inn which served as a cultural and economic center back in the day. It was built around 1806 by Manuc Bei, one of the wealthiest landowners in the Balkans, and it was where merchants passing through Bucharest would get together, as just a part of the colorful crowd that populated the historic inn. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Bucharest Revolution Square, Bucharest In this private tour about the communism, you can be transported back in time to the moment where the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was ousted, leaving behind the secrets of a great fortune and controversies about the state security service and his offshore accounts. As we mentioned earlier, when we reach the Senate Palace, you will see the building which used to house the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party and the place where the Revolution of December 1989 started – a major historical event whereby, through human force and sacrifice, Ceausescu was removed from power. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Bucharest - 3 Stars Hotel B&B included
Day 2: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan (only between June and September), Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania Did you know that Curtea de Arges is unique for the important royal tombs it hides? Everyone knows that truly good, beautiful and durable things come only through sacrifice, which will become apparent when you reach the old town of Curtea de Arges. With a rich and eventful history, this is where you get to see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery, an important historical monument with an interesting, yet sad story. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Poienari Castle, Arefu, Arges County, Southern Romania If we were to put together a tour of the castles in Romania for Dracula fans and adventure lovers, Poenari Castle would have to be on the list, being an important Romanian tourist attraction. Poenari Fortress is a ruined castle in Romania situated at a height of 860 meters known for the bound to Vlad the Impaler. As you are climbing up the 1480 stairs that lead up to the castle, you can rightfully say you are following in the steps of Dracula … Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern Romania Did you know that one of the most spectacular roads in the world is Transfagarasan Highway? The incredible view and stunning scenery that this paved mountain road offers is indescribable; even the video segment featured on Top Gear, deeming it the most beautiful road in the world, barely does it justice. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania If you are in Transylvania, Sibiu is a must visit travel destination with a history of 900 year. A city tour to help you understand why Sibiu was elected as the European Capital of Culture, it includes the Evangelical Cathedral, the Sibiu Old City Center and the town itself, which are among the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, because they cater to every taste and provide a wonderful travelling experience for even the pickiest of tourists. If you love authentic cultural experiences, whether you are more romantic or more adventurous, here you will find everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself, leave the stress of your everyday life behind, and have a fun and memorable trip. The beauty of this old citadel, having received record-breaking recognition, stems from its architecture, the arrangement of the streets, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its beautiful natural scenery, as the town is flanked on two sides by the mountains Fagaras and Lotru. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sibiu - 3 Stars Hotel B&B included
Day 3: Biertan Fortified Church, Sighisoara’s citadel, Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania The Biertan Fortified Church, one of the first Transylvanian Saxon settlements in Ardeal, is a historical monument of breathtaking beauty, recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Hundreds and thousands of tourists come here every year to find out why in three hundred years there has been only one divorce and to see the two other things that make this place unique. The Biertan Fortified Church, located in a small town that dates back to 1224, impresses through its stunning scenery and its particular construction – built on a hillock in the center of town, surrounded by three defensive walls and 7 bastions. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania Did you know that Sighisoara’s citadel was built in the 12th century? If you want to go back in time and catch a glimpse of what life was like in the Middle Ages, you absolutely have to visit Sighisoara, Romania’s medieval town, and Count Dracula’s (actually, Vlad the Impaler) place of birth. Built in 1280, the Sighisoara Citadel is not just one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, it is a living, breathing medieval fortress, since it has remained inhabited for over 700 years – which is quite rare. In fact, after just a few steps on the cobblestone streets, past the gates and massive stone walls that reach as high as 14 meters, you will know you are in one the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. For this reason, it is not surprising the Romanian citadel was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of historical and cultural landmarks. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sighisoara - 3 Stars Hotel B&B included
Day 4: Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Next, journey to the beautifully-preserved medieval town of Brasov, in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the Old Town, where you’ll discover the Black Church, the Old Town square, and city walls built in the Middle Ages. You’ll have free time to absorb the unparalleled atmosphere in one of Brasov’s many charming cafés. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in one of the best restaurants in town – a great opportunity to sample Transylvanian traditional food. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania Bran Castle, between myth and history.. Because his fictional portrayal of Dracula’s castle matches Bran so closely, it is widely believed that Bram Stoker must have used descriptions of it to create the fictitious home of Count Dracula. Outside the castle, you’ll have the chance to try an array of traditional foods: handmade cheeses, pálinka (plum and pear brandy), and traditionally-produced ham and sausages. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Brasov - 3 Stars Hotel B&B included
Day 5: Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Snagov Monastery - Dracula's Tomb Stop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania Once upon a time there was a beautiful castle… If have decided to write your memoirs or you want to brag about having seen the most beautiful castles in Europe, the Romanian royal family’s summer residence is, by far, one of the most important tourist attractions in Romania and in Europe, and you will soon understand why. Every year, thousands of important figures and hundreds of thousands of tourists book tours of Romania for this attraction alone, to admire its beauty and at least for a few hours, feel like royalty. You have the chance to see the “crown jewel” of the Carpathians and have an unforgettable travelling experience in this historical castle that took 41 years to build (1873-1914). Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania In your private tour in Romania, you will visit the most beautiful mountain resort, a place where many kings and important figures came to unwind and reflect, Sinaia Monastery is where you have the chance to escape reality and taste the simplicity and richness of orthodox spirituality, beautifully expressed in the artistic representations of this house of worship. As soon as you pass the massive door of this fortified monastery, you will step into a place of absolute peace and tranquility, bestowed upon by the divine spirit, where even time has stopped to enjoy it. With the help of your private guide you will have the chance to better understand the history of Romania. The orthodox establishment is over 300 years old and it is dubbed as “the Cathedral of the Carpathians” due to its positioning in the most beautiful mountain resort in Romania surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery. It was also the first construction in this territory, founded by Prince (Spatarul) Mihai Cantacuzino. He decided to erect the house of worship following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with its name inspired by Mount Sinai. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov County, Southern Romania In this private tour you will discover the highly controversial story about the death of Vlad Tepes tells us that a group of monks were able to secretly bring the ruler’s earthly remains to Snagov Monastery and bury them in front of the altar to be sanctified. If you want to learn more about the tomb of Dracula/ Vlad Tepes and the beautiful island and monastery of Snagov you can organise an book a city-break in Bucharest. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - 3 Stars Hotel B&B included
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