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Winter Delights

Transylvania
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Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Group Size

Unlimited

Category

  • Adventure

Price

€860,00

Info Tour

Departure: Bucharest

Arrival: Bucharest

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:

      Husky sled ride
      Horseback riding in nature
      Meet the brown bears

Overview

Complete Guide and Itinerary

Welcome to Romania! 

On the first day, go directly to Sinaia, where you have reserved accommodation. The hotel is located in a special natural setting, near the Peles castle. 

After this long journey, we wish you a pleasant rest. 

We save this day for the most iconic castels of Romania. 

Peles Castel 

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. 

 

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. 

As you know, Romania’s forests are home to large communities of brown bears. Some of them who suffered accidents or needed support can be found at Libearty, a sanctuary that shelters bears and treats them like in their natural environment. The visit schedule is very strict, a guide will show you the route and tell you about the bears. 

In a similar experience, leave for Zarnesti, where a wonderful activity awaits you, a horseback ride. You do not need experience, the team is ready to assist you as a novice.

And to end the day properly, tonight’s accommodation is at a traditional guesthouse in the Saxon town of Crit. On the way to Crit, we suggest a stop at Viscri, to visit the fortified church. Maybe find time for a snack at the local gastronomic point Viscri 32 (any food with pickles is great).

Sighisoara 

On 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. 

– Clock Tower (the symbol of the town, today hosts the History Museum) 

– Monastery Church, the Roman-Catholic Church 

– The House with Wood-Shingle 

– The Vlad Dracul’s House 

– The Venetian House 

– The Scolii Street 

– The Covered Staircase 

This day will be different, but it perfectly captures the most popular winter activities in Romania. 

In the first part of the day you will reach the peak of the trip. A dog sled tour through the snow, in a special mountain landscape. 

After so much snow, you need to warm up. The resort with thermal water and special spa center, Balvanyos Resort, offers you a relaxing afternoon after a winter day. On the way you can stop at Csiki-beer-manufactory. They offer tasting packages accompanied by chips also made by them. 

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. 

You will return from where you started the trip, in Bucharest. The Romanian capital 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. 

Included/Excluded

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Ticket at Peles Castle and Bran Castel
  • Husky sled ride medium tour (1.5 h)
  • English guided tour Libearty Bear Sanctuary
  • Horseback riding tour
  • Flight ticket
  • Transportation – on requst
  • Guide during the trip – on requst
  • Tiltott Brewery Visitor Center Csiki Sor
  • Inside guide at the castles, additional taxes: photo, skip the line.
  • Medical insurance
  • Other meals that are not included in the program: lunch 25 euro/pers, dinner 40 euro/pers
  • Other personal expenses

Tour Tags

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Durations

8 days/7 nights

Tour Location

Transylvania
Wallachia

Category

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