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Princess and Princesses

Transylvania
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Duration

4 days / 3 nights

Group Size

10 people

Category

  • Adventure

Price

€885,00

Info Tour

Departure: Bucharest

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: You’ll get by with english pretty well

Highlights:

      Bucharest
      Cantacuzino Palace
      Peleș Castle
      Bran Castle
      Brașov
      Viscri
      Sighișoara

Overview

Complete Guide and Itinerary

Upon landing at the airport in Bucharest, a car will be waiting for you for the hotel transfer. Once there, you’ll finally be able to rest and unload after you checked-in to the hotel, because for the rest of the day, you’ll have plenty of free time. 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 – which means “joy” – founded Bucharest on the banks of the river Dâmbovița. 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. Bucharest is the center of the media, of Romanian culture and art, with a mixture of medieval, neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture, transposed into beautiful buildings (Parliament Palace, Arc de Triomphe, Roman Athenaeum), parks (Herastrau Park, Cismigiu Park).

In terms of visual arts, the city has art museums where both classic and contemporary Romanian works are selected, as well as selected international works. The National Museum of Art located in the Royal Palace has collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, which include works by Constantin Brancusi, as well as an international collection of the Romanian royal family. Bucharest is also well known for its Historic Center, a good place to hang out with friends both during the day and at night, full of bars, clubs and historic buildings.

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.

Peleș Castle

Between 1873 and 1914, the Peleș 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 primary 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, facades 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.

 

Brașov

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 Brașov, we warmly invite you to eat a bit  in the morning 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 than 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 in, without very much thought, in the snowy winter of 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 contains 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. 

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! 

Included/Excluded

  • 4 nights accommodation, in double room with breakfast
  • Entrance to all tourist attractions
  • Transport by private AC car/minivan
  • 2 lunches (Cantacuzino Castel and Viscri 32)
  • 2 dinners (Brasov and Sighisoara)
  • Professional tour guide/driver
  • Flight ticket
  • Other meals outside the ones mentioned in the program
  • Guided Tour in Sighisoara (upon request 35 euro/pers)
  • Inside guide at the castles, additional taxes: photo, skip the line.
  • Medical insurance

Tour Tags

Family friendly
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Durations

4 days/3 nights

Tour Location

Transylvania
Wallachia

Category

Adventure

Tour's Location

Transylvania

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