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Princes and Princesses

Transylvania
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Duration

4 days / 3 nights

Group Size

10 people

Category

  • Adventure

Price

€754,00

Info Tour

Departure: Bucharest a

Arrival: Cluj-Napoca

Transportation: by bus/minivan with an assigned driver and authorized guide, or individually. For that, we can offer a rent-a-car service.

Good to know: We inherited over 1300 castles, palaces, mansion

Highlights: Bucharest, Cantacuzino Palace, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Brasov, Viscri, Sighisoara

Overview

Bucuresti-Sinaia-Brasov-Sighisoara-Cluj Napoca

Arriving at the airport in Bucharest, make sure not to forget your luggage, take a quick bathroom break if you need one, and head over to your designated hotel in Bucharest. Once there, you’ll finally be able to rest and unload after your check-in to your room, for the rest of the day, you’ll have free time galore.

During your free time in Bucharest, we warmly suggest you go for a stroll, feel the city and immerse yourself in this bustling metropolis. According to a legend, a shepherd by the name of Bucur-whose name means “joy”-founded Bucharest on the banks of the river Dambovita. The sound of his flute and a hint of wine in the air dazzled the people surrounding him so much that they named the place after him. Bucharest is the fourth largest city by population in the European Union, right behind Berlin, Madrid, and Rome.

It gained the nickname “Little Paris” in the 1900s due to its wide, tree-lined boulevards, magnificent Belle Epoque-style buildings, and a high-profile reputation.

Today, Bucharest is a vibrant, lively capital that can satisfy any curiosity and need.

Rise and Shine in the morning, where breakfast awaits you, down in the hotel lobby. After eating your fill, the first eventful day welcomes you to the first activities:

Peles Castle 

Between 1873 and 1914, the Peles Castle was constructed by Carol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the first king of Romania. It was a summer home by the time it was inaugurated in 1883. The castle was altered and expanded between 1890 and 1914 under the direction of the Czech architect Karel Liman, who is recognized as the principal architect. The decoration in the German Neo-Renaissance style offered stylistic supremacy in the first shape (1883), with the Neo-Ottoman and Neo-Rococo styles serving as the two exceptions. The castle was modified to fit the stylistic pluralism of Historicism during the second stage (1890–1914), which involved significant adjustments to the volumes, façades, and interiors.

Cantacuzino Palace

A park with paths leading to a grotto, cascades, and fountains surrounds this Neo-Romanian-style building. The Reception Hall is home to a unique collection of heraldry. The building, which is 3148 square meters in size and was constructed from bricks and stone in accordance with Grigore Cerchez’s ideas, is built in a Neo-Romanian style. Stained glass, stucco marble, cantilevers, exposed painted ceilings, wooden, stone, or forged iron handrails, and richly embellished iron work are all masterfully made. The fireplaces, which are made of white stone and have polychrome mosaics, complete the feel of a manorial home and increase the building’s worth. Here is where we shall also stay for a little bit and eat lunch at the beautiful local restaurants in town.

Brasov

You are immediately drawn to Brasov’s horizon, which features Gothic towers, medieval gates, Baroque structures and churches, as well as a big Hollywood-style sign. Everywhere you turn in Council Square, you may learn more about this city’s rich past. The magnificent Black Church, a Gothic masterpiece whose name derives from the fire that darkened its walls centuries ago, is the outstanding representative of Saxon history. Additionally, Brasov’s kind spirit helped make Poiana Brasov, Romania’s top winter sports destination and a significant tourism hub. Brasov is where we’ll settle for the night at a beautiful hotel and rest for the night to prepare for the next day.

Waking up at our new location in Brasov, we warmly invite you to eat a bit of breakfast before embarking again on what the day has in store for us:

Bran 

One of the most significant trans-Carpathian routes, the Bran Gorge, has a colorful past. The two main elements of its history have been the commerce routes that passed through its crossroads and the repeated military incursions that made use of them.

Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracul, was a Wallachian prince with a now-destroyed castle in the Principality of Wallachia. He is frequently mistaken for Dracula. Bran Castle is referred to as Dracula’s Castle across the world since it is the only castle in all of Transylvania that genuinely corresponds to Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s Castle.

Rupea Citadel

One of the first strongholds in Romania, the Rupea Citadel has walls, towers, and courtyards covering roughly 11 acres.

Edinburgh Castle, the national monument of Scotland, is a comparable structure. But in this case, we’re talking about the fact that both structures are perched on basalt rocks, not how they both look.

Despite speculation by various authors, it is certain that its surface was used in prehistory but not in antiquity by the Dacians or Romans. It is equally certain that it represents a medieval creation, a major architectural complex, with levels resulting from five centuries of operation.

Lunch at Viscri 32

After so much visiting, we bet you definitely feel hungry by now. How does traditional Romanian food in a traditional setting sound like? All of that but in reimagined in a new way. We’ll be stopping at Viscri 32: White Barn and Blue House. A little village, where time seemed to stay in place, with a white citadel on a hill, friendly shepherds, 300 cows, horses, goats, hedgehogs and a lot more sheep and we can keep count. The setting of their story is Viscri, right in the middle of said village. It is a house with four walls and windows that aim towards the morning sun, and remained empty for 15 years. This is the house of Johann Dootz from the number 32, where two young boys decided to move, without very much thought, in the snowy winter in 2016. They decided to refurbish the entire house, with materials and techniques used by the local smiths and they managed to recreate the beauty of the original two rooms, at the same time combining them with contemporary comfort and a romantic atmosphere. They traveled up and down through Transylvania searching for old decorations and furniture, they restored furniture, windows, walls, everything the eye can see and they also built and painted terracotta stoves. Not to mention the food contain ingredients gathered from local cultivating families and the Transylvanian recipes are cooked exactly how our grandma used to cook them. There is plenty more to talk about, but you’ll be able to see for yourself and ask all the questions when we stop there to have our bellies filled for lunch.

Sighisoara

In Sighisoara, we advise you to join a guided city tour because the beauty and charm of this location cannot be properly captured in pictures.

You can explore the pastel-colored buildings, cobblestoned streets, and medieval towers over the course of a magical day. The luxurious merchant houses in Sighisoara, which contain cafes, hotels, and art galleries, are surrounded by fortified walls. The legend of  Vlad Tepes, a Wallachian prince who is supposed to have been born here in the 15th century, lurks behind the roofs and towers of the UNESCO-protected old town, inspiring a local industry for souvenirs with vampire-related themes.

Lastly, on our last day, we offer a guided tour around Sighisoara, to see a bit more of the beautiful city, or you could do it as a free walk and go on to stroll around on the cobblestoned streets. Both are great if you are looking to buy your last-minute souvenirs.

Cluj, a city renowned for its energetic atmosphere, was selected as the European Capital of Youth in 2015. It is one of the friendliest cities in Romania and has five official languages: Romanian, Hungarian, French, English, and German.

The numerous attractions of Cluj are close to one another,so we advise you to go for a walk here. When visiting, be sure to see Union Square, Museum Square, the Botanical Garden, the Citadel, or Central Park, among other places.

Walk around, have fun, and enjoy your last days in Romania, but don’t forget to hurry back!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Price upon inquiry

Included/Excluded

  • 4 night accommodation, in double bedrooms with breakfast
  • Entrance to all tourist attractions
  • Transport by private AC car/minivan
  • 2 lunches (Cantacuzino and Viscri 32)
  • 2 dinners (Brasov and Sighisoara)
  • Professional tour guide/driver
  • Other activities than the ones mentioned in the program
  • Medical Insurance
  • Guide in Sighisoara (optional 35 euro/pers)

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Durations

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Tour Location

Transylvania

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