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Explore a short tour to Transylvania. Starting from Bucharest you will visit first the wonderfull Peles Palace from Sinaia and Sinaia monastery, than the beautiful medieval center of Brasov. The saxon heritages are also represented by Prejmer and Rasnov fortreses and by the citadel of Sighisoara. A visit at the famous Bran Castle will end the tour sites.
Day 1. BUCHAREST – SINAIA - BRASOV
In the morning meet with our guide in yours location from Bucharest. Start your tour to Transylvania.
Leave the city on the route to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania, the Peles Castle is 44 kilometres far from Brasov, in Sinaia, a well-known mountain resort as well. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries. Than stop at Sinaia Monastery which was founded by Prince Mihai Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after the great Sinai Monastery on Mount Sinai. As of 2005 it is inhabited by 13 Christian Orthodox monks lead by hegumen Macarie Bogus. It belongs to the archdiocese of Bucharest.
End the day in Brasov with a tour of the medieval center of Brasov, The main sites are: Concil Square, Black Chuch, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate, St Nichola’s Church, The Rope’s street, a.s.o.
Accomodation at Bella Muzica *** or similar.
Day 2: BRASOV - PREJMER – SIGHISOARA - BRASOV
Breakfast. Depart from Brasov to explore the saxon heritages from the area. First stop at Prejmer Fortress, one of the best preserved of its kind in Eastern Europe The church is modeled after churches of Jerusalem, as well as built in the style of Late Gothic churches from the Rhineland.
Then go to Sighisoara, one of the most preserved medieval city from Europe. Situated in Mures County, on the valley of the Tarnava Mare river, Sighisoara (former Dacian settlement and also called “the pearl of Transylvania”) was founded by the German immigrants in the second half of the 12th century and it was turned into a city in 1407. Its medieval aspect may be found both in the centre of the city and inside the Fortress of Sighisoara. In this area, houses are built very close to one another, giving a sense of “crowdedness” (in order to occupy the least space possible). The main sights: Clock Tower and History Museum, Birth place of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), Covered stairs, Church on the Hill.
Return to Brasov. On the route can also be admired old saxon villages, the Rupea Citadel, the Saschiz Chuch, the Saschiz Citadel.
Accomodation at Casa Wagner *** or similar.
Day. 3 BRASOV – RASNOV - BRAN – BUCHAREST
Breakfast. Today we’ll visit two of the most fortified castles from south Transylvania. First one is Rasnov Fortress. Built in 1331, the Fortress had a defence role and it was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov in case of enemy attacks.
In the middle of the courtyard there is a well 146 metres deep and the ruins of an 11th - 12th century - Orthodox church were discovered here. Nowadays the Fortress houses an interesting museum
Continue your journey to Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, it is situated not far from Brasov (25 kilometres) at the entrance in the Bran - Rucar passage. The castle got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola.. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377. Along the history, the Castle had a strategic mission being the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. First it was under the rule of the King of Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg, than under the Romanian voievodes Mircea cel Batran and Vlad Tepes and later on it came under the jurisdiction of the City of Brasov. In 1912 it was donated by the municipality of Brasov to the romanian royal family, in order to became their residence.
After the Bran Castle visit you can spend some time for souvenires shooping and than leave Transylvania and go back to Bucharest. Arriving in the evening.
END OF YOUR TRANSYLVANIA TOUR SERVICES
1 person – from 685 euros/person
2 people – from 375 euros/person
3 people – from 285 euros/person
4 people – 320 euros/person
5/6 people – 280 euros/person
7/8 people – 240 euros/person
Single room supplement: 60 euros.
Included in price
2 nights accomodation with breakfast .
transport with medium size car for 2-3 persons, with minibus for 4-8 persons.
private driver / guide english specialist
Entrance tickets at the monuments
Not included in price
Other services not specified on the intinerary
Photo and video fees
Other meals except breakfasts
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