3 Days Transylvanian Tour
Price: From 200 EUR
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Why choose this: The tour of 3 days in Transylvania is addressed to anyone who wants to discover a piece of Romania and the popular region of the saxons...Transylvania! Discover the legend behind the famous Dracula and the real story of the romanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler! Enjoy the activities in nature that we suggest for a total relax.
The offer includes: Transport + Accommodation + Guide + One Tasty SHOT of Palinca + Ride at Tunnel of Terror at Bran + Activity in nature
Departure at about 08:00, direction Sinaia (Visit Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery) - Bran - (Visit Bran Castle) - Brasov. Accommodation in Brasov in the city center.
After breakfast, departure to Sinaia, a town famous in Romania for its natural beauties and tourist attractions. The Castle of Peles, summer residence of the royal families of Carol I, Ferdinand, Carol II and Michele is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. It was built on the order of Carol I, owes its particularity to the architectural style that combines various elements: Gothic, Baroque, traditional Romanian, art nouveau and others, so the castle could be considered a lesson in the history of art.
Later we visit the monastery of Sinaia which has existed since the end of the seventeenth century, being in the forests of the Carpathian mountains. The Romanian-style construction "brancovenesc" was made by the army general Mihail Cantacuzino in 1695.
It proceeds to the famous Bran Castle, known as the Castle of "Dracula", 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 arrives in Brasov, one of the most beautiful multicultural cities of our country, located in Transylvania. You can see the Council Square, the Council Tower, the Black Church, the Torre Ecaterina, the Nera Nera and Bianca and the ancient area of the city called Schei, where the Romanians lived from long ago.
Dinner and accommodation in Brasov.
Day 2. Brasov - Sighisoara - Biertan - Medias - Sibiu. Accommodation in Sibiel (near Sibiu) or Sibiu.
After breakfast, continue towards Sighisoara. The city is known as "The Pearl of Transylvania". A window on medieval life, a romantic village made of narrow streets and houses with narrow streets and typical houses of the era that make us retrace the history of a country rich in culture and traditions. We will see the Clock Tower, the house of the famous Vlad the Impaler called Dracula, in about 1431 and the steps leading to the most panoramic point of this village.
After the visit of the Fortress of Biertan, included in the Unesco World Heritage. and a panoramic tour of Medias you get to Sibiu, one of the largest cities in Transylvania 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 the morning of the following day. As a major tourist attraction, you can admire the Baroque-style Bruckenthal Palace, the Bridge of the Lies, the Orthodox Christian Cathedral, home to Transylvania Mitropolia, the Saxon Cathedral, the Catolica Cathedral and the Council Tower.
Arrival in the evening in Sibiel, a village in nature where you can have dinner and accommodation. In some cases, accommodation is done in Sibiu.
Day 3. Sibiu - Valley of the Olt - Poenari Fortress - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest
This day we start to discover the Valley 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, the majesty of the Carpathian mountains.
Then 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 on the orders of the Holy Prince Neagoe Basarab, the Princely Church of St. Nicholas is also worth a visit, decorated with beautiful frescoes from 1350. The monastery, however, is famous above all for its legend ( which) 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.
Alternatively, if the famous Transfagarasan road is open (between 1 July and October usually), we can change the itinerary, in agreement between the guide and the tourists. In this case you can visit the Poenari Fortress, that is the real castle of Vlad the Impaler.
Arrival in the evening in Bucharest, free time.
Rates for STANDARD services (hotels / farms 3 *) in double room:
Per group 18 people: 200 EUR / person
For 8 people: 265 EUR / person
For 6 people: 295 EUR / person
For 4 people: EUR 350 / person
For 2 persons: EUR 475 / person
Single room supplement: EUR 50 / person
SUPERIOR service supplement (4 * overnight stay): EUR 40 / person / double.
The experience includes:
- Transfers based on flight time and transport by modern car / van / bus;
- Specialized driver / guide who speaks Italian language throughout the trip;
- Overnight stay for 2 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:
- Booklets to museums: Peles Castle and Bran, Sinaia Monastery, other optional museums in Sighisoara, Medias, Sibiu.
- Other personal expenses. For full board, we can organize, tips.
LOW COST service discount (accommodation in holiday farms in tourist locations or apartments, without food): EUR 60 / person
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The order of visits can be changed to the choice of guide or tourists, according to the opening or closing times, depending on weather conditions or time of year.
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