5 Days in Transylvania and UNESCO Heritage
Price: From 200 EUR
Duration: 5 Days
Why choose this: Take this tour if you want to spend 5 days in Transylvania and Wallachia. Royal Castles, Beautiful Monasteries, Saxon Heritage and Unesco Heritage, all in 5 days!
The offer includes: Transportation + Professional Guide + 4 nights accommodation + Half Board with traditional dinners (or Full Board) + Horse riding or carriage ride (optional)
Day 1. Arrival Otopeni airport from Italy according to time. Overnight stay 3/4 star city center Bucharest. -20 km
Transfer to Bucharest in hotel and panoramic tour of the city. You can see the following tourist attractions: the Triomfo Arch, Calea Victoriei, Piazza della Rivoluzzione, University Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Royal Palace, the Central University Library, the former Communist Central Committee, etc. Depending on the time you take a guided tour of the historic center. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest.
Day 2. Bucharest - Curtea de Arges Monastery - Cozia Monastery - Valea Oltului (river) - Sibiu - Sibiel. Dinner and overnight stay Sibiel in Villa Agriturismo or Sibiu hotel 3/4 saddles -280 km
Departure for the town of Curtea de Arges, with an ancient history that continues to live thanks to its buildings of the fourteenth century. In addition to the visit of the Monastery of Curtea de Arges built to the order of the Holy Prince Neagoe Basarab, it certainly deserves a visit to the Princely Church of St. Nicholas, decorated with beautiful frescoes of 1350. The monastery, however, is famous above all for its legend, built in Byzantine style between 1512 and 1517 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Surmounted by two spiral towers and a dome, the central body of the monastery is flanked by a second block surmounted in turn by a dome, higher and wider than the central one.We continue to discover the Vale of the river Olt (the fourth longest in the country) and the Cozia Monastery where, down the steps you can admire the river, and raising your eyes, you can admire the majesty of the Carpathian mountains.You arrive in the afternoon in Sibiu, a Transylvanian city designated a few years ago as a European cultural capital.
Depending on the time you take a guided tour of the historic center in the afternoon or next morning.
As tourist objectives, you can admire the Bruckenthal Palace built in Baroque style, the Bridge of the Lies, the Orthodox Christian Cathedral, home to Transylvania Mitropolia, the Saxon Cathedral, the Catolica Cathedral and the Council Tower. Dinner and overnight stay in Sibiu or Sibiel on a farm.
Day 3. Sibiu - Folkloristiko Museum in open air ASTRA - Biertan Fortress - Sighisoara. Accommodation 3 *** or 4 **** - 120 km
After breakfast, the first stop is at the ASTRA Folk Museum (in nature).Arrival at the Biertan Fortress, included in the Unesco World Heritage, with the fortified church of Biertan which is a true jewel of Saxon architecture. Three city walls surround the Protestant church that stands on top of a hill. Interesting and the marriage prison: here they were locked up in the same cell and kept to the bread and water the spouses who wanted to separate until the reconciliation took place. Beautiful the Door of the Sacristy in carved wood and with a special lock.
Continue to Sighisoara, known as "La Perla della Transilvania". A window onto medieval life, a romantic place with narrow streets and charming houses - all of these make Sighisoara a city rich in culture and history. You can see the Clock Tower, the house of the famous Vlad the Impaler called Dracula, in about 1431 and the stairs leading to the viewpoint. Dinner and overnight stay in the city center of Sighisoara.
Day 4. Sighisoara - Viscri - Bran - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel 3 *** or 4 **** - 170 km
The day begins with a visit to the Saxon village Viscri or Weissekhirche (in Italian "the white church") included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, appearing on the world map of traditional villages. How did you become famous Viscri? This island of the Saxons was formed in the twelfth century, when they were brought here by order of the King of Hungary to defend Transylvania against the invaders. Read more here.
Arrival at the famous Bran Castle, known as Dracula's Castle, after Bram Stocker created the legend of Count Dracula. In reality the castle was built by the Saxons as a guard post to defend and control the trade route that connected the Transylvanian and Valachian regions in the Middle Ages. The term Bran means "border". The place is linked to the legendary prince Vlad the Impaler who fought a series of fights in the area during the fifteenth century.In our country the castle is known as the summer residence for Queen Maria who came here often, far from court life in Bucharest.
The tour continues and we arrive in Brasov in the afternoon, one of the most 'beautiful multicultural city of our country, located in Transylvania. You can see the Council Square, the Council Tower, the Black Church, Torre Ecaterina, the Black and White Tower and the ancient area of the city called Schei, where the Romanians lived from long ago. Dinner and overnight stay in Brasov city center.
Day 5. Brasov - Rasnov Fortress or Prejmer - Sinaia - Snagov Monastery - Otopeni Airport -150 km
After breakfast, guided tour of Brasov. You can see the Council Square, the Council Tower, the Black Church, Torre Ecaterina, the Black and White Tower and the ancient area of the city called Schei, where the Romanians lived from long ago.
Arrival at the Rasnov Fortress, the most famous and one of the best preserved Saxon fortresses from Transylvania, built to defend and control the trade route that connected the Transylvanian and Valachian regions. From here you can admire a beautiful panorama with the surroundings of Rasnov and Brasov. Alternatively you can visit the Prejmer Fortress, founded by the Order of Teutonic Knights and included in the UNESCO World Heritage.The tour continues with a visit to Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery and Snagov Monastery. Here it is believed that Vlad the Impaler (the son of Vlad Dracul) was buried. The monastery was built strategically in the middle of Lake Snagov, on the island of the same name. Inside is the largest medieval wall painting in a Romanian church, built in the 16th century.
Arrival at Otopeni airport based on flight time.
Rates for STANDARD services (hotels / farms 3 *) in double room:
For 18 people: around 320 EUR / person
For 8 people: EUR 375 / person
For 6 people: 415 EUR / person
For 4 people: 535 EUR / person
For 2 people: EUR 740 / person
Single room supplement: EUR 100 / person
SUPERIOR service supplement (4 * overnight stay): EUR 80 / person / double
The experience includes:
• Transfers based on flight time and transport by modern car / van / bus;
• Specialized driver / guide who speaks english language throughout the trip;
• Overnight stay for 4 nights in 3 * / 4 * hotels / cottages with breakfast included;
• Half board treatment (dinners in traditional restaurants or hotels, including water);
- Traveler fees.
• SOCA TOUR Romania Non-Stop Assistance;
Which is extra:
• Admissions to museums, other personal expenses, lunches, extra drinks, tips. For full board, write to us.
Reduction of LOW COST services (accommodation in holiday farms in tourist resorts or apartments, without food): 120 EUR
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