Itinerary: Bucharest - Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov - Bucharest
Overnights: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov
Distance: 800 km
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
1 Day: Bucharest - Sibiu ( 300 km )
In the morning departure to Curtea de Arges, a small town with a great legend (the legend of Manole ) in which the master Manole built a beautiful monastery sacrificing his wife inside the walls. On the way we are going to visit also the Cozia Monastery in a typical Romanian brancovenesc style.
Next direction: Sibiu, a charming medieval city situated in the center of the Carpathian Mountains, with which, during his reign, Dracula had an important business relationship (Sibiu was also the European Capital of Culture in 2007). City tour of Sibiu: the Bruckenthal Museum (older than the Louvre in Paris), the Stairs Passage, The Big Square, the Small Square, the Huet Square, the Old Romanian School, the Liers Bridge etc.
Traditional dinner and overnight in Sibiu, 3*/4* stylish hotel in the center.
2 Day: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara ( 150km )
In the morning departure for Medias. Brief tour of the city with its Tower of Trumpets (Turnul Trompetilor) where it is said that Vlad Tepes was imprisoned. Arrival in Biertan, with its citadel, a typical example of a fortress-church - family, one of the 300 fortified churches built between the 14th and the 16th century The citadel is perched on a hill in the center of the village, surrounded by two and a half walls connected by a staircase covered with 3 defense walls, 6 towers and 3 bastions. One of the doors of the church has until today19 locks.
In the evening arrival in Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The house, near the Clock Tower, still exists today and it is used as a restaurant. Visit to the historical center of Sighisoara, surrounded by towers and walls, among which stands the Clock Tower. Visit the birthplace house of Vlad Dracul (Dracula). We will climb the stairs that lead us to the old school and its church with panoramic views.
Dinner in the famous "Count Dracula" restaurant/ or a nice family restaurant, medieval atmosphere. His spirit is still among us! Overnight in Sighisoara, a medieval-style 3*/4* hotel.
3 Day: Sighisoara - Viscri - Brasov ( 150km )
In the morning departure to Brasov, the "Crown City" visiting on the way the Saxon village of Viscri with its beautiful fortress, part of UNESCO. This charming village is known for its famous guest – the price Charles – who has here his own farm-house.
In the evening arrival in Brasov and panoramic tour of the historic center: the Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Black Towera, the Schei and Ecaterina gates that separated the Romanians from the Saxons during the Austro-Hungarian domination.
Just over the mountains surrounding Brasov, at the time of the campaigns against the rich local merchants during Dracula´s reign, were placed the stakes with the poor dying bodies. Typical dinner and overnight in Brasov, a stylish 3*/4* hotel in the central area.
4 Day: Brasov - Bran - Bucharest ( 200km )
In the morning departure for Bran castle known as Dracula´s castle, famous all over the world for the legend of Count Vlad Tepes but to the Romanians known for its beloved guest - the Queen Mary. The castle, a veritable fortress built on a rock in the XIII-th century was used by Vlad Tepes as a headquarters for his incursions into Transylvania, as it is located in a strategic position between Wallachia and Transylvania.
Nearby ther is the Rasnov citadel, from the XIII-th century, built on top of a hill to protect the village. We continue with the tourist resorts from Prahova Valley (Predeal, Azuga Busteni) to arrive finally at the favorite one of King Carol I - Sinaia.
Here we visit the monastery of Sinaia which gave the name of the station and also the Peles Castle, the most beautiful royal castle in Romania, in Bavarian style. In the evening arrival in Bucharest.
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STANDARD PROGRAM (3* hotels):
For 4 persons:
For 2 persons:
SUPERIOR PROGRAM (4* hotels): Supplement £40/person
RESERVE NOW your TRANSYLVANIA MINITOUR for a 4 days vacation in this region full of mysteries - Transylvania.