On the way to the hotel your guide will introduce you to Romania and the capital city, Bucharest, during a short panoramic tour. An info session will be done in the evening, pointing out the highlights of the trip and specific issues. Dinner and accommodation.
The first part of the day will be dedicated to the memory of the mysterious and romantic prince of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler. Known as Dracula in the Western World, he is said to be buried in Snagov, close to Bucharest. You will visit the monastery of Snagov where his tomb is, and after your return to the city, you will do the city tour of Bucharest, also known as the “Paris of the East”. Dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast you will drive to Sinaia for a visit of Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family. You will have lunch within the premises of the castle. Next, you’ll proceed towards Bran for a visit of this 600 year old fortress, founded initially by the Teutonic knights and developed by the people of Brasov – Kronstadt. You’ll learn about the Dracula myth and the mystical realm of Transylvania. Spend the afternoon in Brasov, one of the cities to give Transylvania its German name of Siebenburgen. Dinner and accommodation in Poiana Brasov a very interesting resort.
Breakfast. Morning visits in Brasov, including the Black Church and the 1st Romanian School. After a drive through the Transylvanian villages you will reach the only inhabited medieval site in Europe, Sighisoara, the place where Dracula was born. The tour of the citadel will include the Clock Tower, the Monastery Church (13th century), the covered staircase & the Church on the Hill. Dinner in Dracula’s house.
After breakfast, visit Biertan, one of the emblematic citadels of Transylvania. Possible arrangements for lunch in Biertan (not included). Proceed then to visit Medias’ St. Margareta fortified church. Continue to Sibiu for a delightful walking tour of the three squares in the Old City. Dinner in a local restaurant.
After breakfast, visit of the ASTRA Museum of Folk Technology, one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. Continue your drive to Curtea de Arges for a visit of the famous monastery where four members of the Romanian Royal Family have their tombs. Dinner & overnight in Curtea de Arges.
Leave Curtea de Arges for the citadel of Poienari, known as the true castle of Dracula (the legend says that Vlad the Impaler ordered his imprisoned enemies to build this citadel on top of the mountain). Possible arrangements for lunch can be made (not included) at a restaurant on the road. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening, for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Early visit of the People’s Palace. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.