Founded over 500 years ago on the banks of Dambovita river by the ruler Vlad Tepes, Bucharest became later the capital of the principality, and after a great European metropolis. The communist period has left an indelible mark on the face of the capital, but later on, it has began a period of modernization and today it is a sparkling city with night clubs, cafes, restaurants, art museums, parks and gardens. Bucharest is a city full of places to discover walking along the streets behind the main boulevards where you can enjoy the true face of the capital. It was known in the '30s as the "Little Paris" because of its artistic life, wide boulevards and its architecture ´ fin de siecle ´. The ideal place for a weekend in the Little Paris from the Eastern Europe!
Transfer from the airport to hotel downtown. A panoramic city tour of Bucharest including : The palace of Ceausescu, the Cotroceni Palace, the Revolution Square with its beautiful Atheneum and the Royal Palace, the avenue Kiseleff with the Arc de Triomphe, similar to the one in Paris, the Victoria Place, the Victoria avenue full with casinos, luxury shops and buildings in French style, etc.
Dinner in the oldest brewery in Bucharest "Caru cu bere", located in the heart of the capital. Overnight in Bucharest city center hotel.
Saturday: Prahova Valley
In the morning departure direction the Prahova Valley, famous for its castles. Arrival in Sinaia, "the pearl of the Carpathians" where you can visit the most beautiful castle in Romania, in Bavarian style from the period of King Carol I – the Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery. Nearby there is the Pelisor castle, built for Ferdinand and Mary, heirs of King Carol I and decorated by the Queen Mary in art nouveau style.
Then direction to Bran Castle known as Dracula´s castle, famous throughout the world for the bloodthirsty Prince Vlad Tepes. In the same castle used to stay during the summer the Queen Mary away from the royal court.
Lunch in a country residence overlooking the Dracula´s castle. After lunch visit to the fortified citadel Rasnov from the XIIIth century, founded by the Teutonic knights. In the evening arrival in Brasov - important economic and cultural city. Here we visit the historical center: the Black Church, the Council Square, the old quarter Schei, the Caterina Gate that separated the Romanians from the Saxons, the patrons of the city during the Austrohungarian domination.
Return to Bucharest. Overnight in Bucharest, the same hotel.
Guided tour of the capital, which includes: Ceausescu's palace - The People´s Palace (the largest in Europe and second worldwide with over 1000 rooms for which they worked 700 architects and 20,000 workers); The Cotroceni Palace with the presidential Cotroceni area (decorated with old-style villas remembering the face of the "Little Paris" from the '30s), the Revolution Square where you can still see the bullet holes in some of the buildings from December 1989, the hill of the Patriarchy (our little Vatican) where there are the headquarters of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Palace of the Patriarchy, etc. We continue with a visit to an outdoor original museum: the Village Museum - a faithful reproduction of the different rural areas of Romania.
Lunch in a restaurant "bistro" style which recalls the period when Bucharest was referred to as "the Little Paris of the East".
In the afternoon we have a walk on the streets from Lipscani area in the historical center, where you can admire the old pubs, antique shops, the ancient court from the time of Vlad Tepes, the old hotel Hanul Manuc Inn, one of the oldest churches in Bucharest - the Stavropoleos church, the CEC Palace - the savings Bank.
Overnight in the hotel
Free time in the morning to discover the capital alone and for shopping. Transfer to the airport in time for the flight.
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