(Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu)
Discover the natural beauty of Romania, a country closed behind the “the Iron Curtain” and almost isolated from the rest of the world by the tough communist regime that ruled the country for over 40 years. Situated in the Eastern Europe and often compared with “Latin island in a Slav sea", Romania has many genuine treasures that are waiting to be discovered. Start your tour with a tour of Bucharest and visit Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after Pentagon, built by 20.000 workers and 700 architects, Cotroceni Palace the former royal residence of King Ferdinand II and discover the traditional Romanian village with old houses, churches water and wind mills. Enjoy a walk along the main boulevards and squares of Romanian capital and feel the hospitality of Romanian people. Continue your tour with Sinaia town, situated between mountains and visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, a masterpiece of German new Renaissance architecture. Cross the mountains into Transylvania and visit Dracula’s Castle, a fortified medieval castle built in 1377 on the top of the rock. Discover Transylvania with Brasov, a medieval city founded by Saxons. Continue your tour with Sighisoara, Dracula birth place a lively European medieval town with old functional and well-preserved edifices. Visit Sibiu, officially recognized as the European Capital of Culture in 2007 with Brukental Museum, the oldest museum in Romania (1817) that gathers 14.000 exhibits.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
The Rembrandt Hotel (3*) situated in the historic city centre and housed in an original property from 1925, the contemporary Rembrandt Hotel is set 500 metres from the House of the People and the Contemporary Art Museum. The hotel’s services and rooms are designed to meet the needs of international and national business people, as well as leisurely guests. With professional and personal service, genuine hospitality and special features, the Rembrandt Hotel creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere which feels like a home away from home. Café Klein, on the mezzanine floor of the hotel, is a cozy and comfortable bistro, also popular with locals and non-hotel guests. Enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival, and enjoy reading the daily newspaper over a coffee at Cafe Klein, on the mezzanine.
Enjoy a full day tour of Bucharest, called "Little Paris". Start with The Palace of the Parliament – admire the luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, stained-glass windows. Visit Cotroceni Palace and Museum. Continue to the Village Museum with 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture. See Bucharest’s Arc of Triumph, built in honour of the Romanian soldiers who fought in the First World War.
Morning drive north towards Transylvania. Before reaching Bran, optional stop in Azuga for a snack and wine-tasting (not included). While crossing the Southern Carpathians, stop in Sinaia to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe - the famous Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German New-Renaissance architecture, commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and completed in 1883. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows, walls covered with Cordoba leather, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, ebony and ivory sculptures. Drive through the village of Bran to Brasov, the largest city in Transilvania. Once arrived in Bran, visit Dracula’s Castle, the place where Dracula was imprisoned before he was taken to Budapest. Bran Castle is home to a rich collection of Romanian and foreign furniture and art items from the XIVth-XIXth centuries. It sits up atop a 200 ft. tall rock, overlooking the picturesque village of Bran. On the grounds bellow there is an open-air ethnographic museum of old village buildings with exhibits of furniture, household objects and costumes. Continue to Brasov with a visit to Prejmer Fortress. Brasov the city where Dracula was betrayed by the rich merchants of Brasov and because of this betrayal he ended up to be imprisoned for 12 years in Pesta and Visegrad by his cousin - Mathias Corvinus, King of Hungary.
Casa Wagner (3*) located in the very heart of the old city of Brasov, right on the pedestrian area Council Square, with amazing views of the famous Black Church and Mount Tampa. The hotel has a very special atmosphere as you will be accommodated in a historic setting, in a building that dates back to 1477, decorated with locally crafted furnishings and antique artwork. The hotel offers 12 luxurious and spacious suites that have been refurbished to preserve the past while accommodating modern needs and amenities. The location boasts exquisite views toward Piata Sfatului, Black Church and Tampa Mountain as well as many other tourist attractions. Perfectly suitable for leisure guests, Casa Wagner Hotel is a lovely choice for a stay in this Transylvanian town.
Start your Old City tour with the Town Hall Square, where you can admire the colorfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque structures. Visit the Black Church, the largest gothic church in Romania. Continue your visit and see Catherine's Gate errected in 1559, the only original gate that still survives since medieval times. Visit Weavel's Bastion, the largest medieval bastion in Brasov and the best-preserved among the seven original watchtowers constructed around the city walls.
Transfer to Sighisoara by a private vehicle and driver.
Explore the Old Town of Sighisoara with cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. Start your tour along the medieval street and visit the Clock Tower known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. Continue tour with the Venetian House, built in the 16th century. Visit Dracula's house where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431 and lived with his father until 1435 and enjoy a walk on the covered stairs to the Church on the Hill.
The Sighisoara Hotel (3*) situated in the historic center of the city, inside the medieval citadel, surrounded by towers, old buildings and stone streets. The rooms are comfortable and include full amenities. The restaurant is specialized in local cuisine, has a great selection of wines and is a great place to experience the medieval ambience of the region. Enjoy the perfect combination of the comfort of three stars with the simplicity, refinement and good taste specific to centuries past.
Transfer to Sibiu with your own vehicle and driver, with a stop to Biertan, one of the first German settlements in Transylvania. The name was firstly attested in 1283. It had an urban organization, notice the franconic style of the rows of houses around the central square overlooked by a grandiose fortress-church.
Parc (3*) dating back to the mid 19th century, located 10 minutes from the city center, near Arini Park. This mid-range hotel offers a total of 74 rooms, spread over 7 floors and include private bathrooms and a range of amenities. The hotel’s restaurant specializes in international cuisine and the bar offers various beverage options. While you’re not exploring the historically and culturally important city of Sibiu, check out the hotel’s casino, play a game of billiards and enjoy a pleasant cocktail at this Romanian hotel.
Enjoy a relaxing city tour of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007, a medieval city with narrow streets and gothic arhitecture. Considered to be the jewel in the crown of German Siebenbuergen (Transylvania), the town dates back from 1400 and is one of the main tourist attraction in Romania. Visit Brukental Museum, the oldest museum in Romania with a vast collection of paintings, antiques, coins, and rare books, built by governor of Transylvania, Samuel Brukenthal between 1777 and 1787.
Leave Sibiu and cross the mountains on the Olt River Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys crossing the Southern Carpathians. Visit Curtea de Arges, the first capital of Wallachia with the old Princely Court and the Manole Monastery - the place where tree of the four Romanian Kings are buried.
Depart from Bucharest International Airport-end of the itinerary
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Romania for the most up to date visa information.
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