From the vivid Capital City of Romania to the cobbled streets of Sibiu and Sighisoara, this well-planned itinerary highlights the culture, art, and landscapes of the amazing Transylvania. Meet the locals from Viscri, enjoy a scenic ride by traditional horse drawn carriages and visit the largest bear reservation in Romania. Visit Romania’s most famous region, Transylvania, filled with castles, fortified churches, medieval citadels and discover the multicultural Romanian, German and Hungarian heritage. You will not miss the famous Bran Castle, The Corvin Castle, Peles Castle and the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest!
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Welcome to Romania! Meet your local guide at the International Airport Otopeni, and transfer to Bucharest. Arrive to the centrally located hotel and check-in. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of ‘’The Little Paris of the East’’. Admire the bustling metropolis and capital of Romania since 1862, its spectacular, airy boulevards, and the glorious, mesmerizing Belle-Epoque buildings. Discover Bucharest’s highlights such as the second largest building in the world, The Palace of the Parliament, the Unification Square, the Patriarchal Church, the University Square, the Roman Square, the Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph and the Revolution Square. Dinner at the hotel.
Scenic drive to Sinaia, and visit of one of the most stunning castles from Europe, the Peles Castle, built in an outstanding German Renaissance design, also known for being the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Take a walk through the castle’s garden and enjoy the new-Renaissance architecture before visiting the stunning and impressive interior. Explore the Orthodox Monastery of Sinaia built by the Prince Cantacuzino, in the 19th century with a Byzantine design, and admire the exhibition of valuable objects that belonged to the Cantacuzino family, as well as the first Romanian translation of the Bible from the 17th century. Carry on to Busteni and visit the Cantacuzino Castle, its beautifully preserved Neo-Romanian architecture, and the outstanding garden. In Azuga, experience a unique sparkling wine tasting session at a famous local winery. Journey towards to Brasov, and check-in at your centrally located hotel.
After breakfast, journey towards the Bear Sanctuary from Zarnesti, founded in the memory of the famous bear Maya that was held in a small cage, in horrible conditions. The reservation saved the lives of 100 bears rescued from captivity that currently live there, and the largest reservation of brown bears from the world. Take your time to visit the reservation and see the bears in the place that they belong to. Scenic drive to Bran and visit of the Bran Castle, built in the 14th century by the Saxons, and worldwide known for the legend about Dracula. Besides the correlation with Dracula, The Bran Castle was one of the residences of the Romanian Royal family. Return to Brasov, and discover the medieval town founded by the German Saxons in the 12th century. Visit the beautifully preserved symbol of Brasov, The Black Church, modelled after the famous Saint Sebaldus Church from Nurnberg, and built in almost 100 years due to its complex Gothic design. Continue with visiting The Old Town, The Black Tower, The White Tower, Ecaterina’s Gate and the Rope’s Street.
A lovely start of the day with a tour of the Transylvanian idyllic countryside, fortified churches, and beautifully preserved traditional way of living. Explore the country life of Transylvania by getting to know Viscri, the most popular Saxon Village from the area. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage attraction, the Deutschweisskirch Fortified Church, admire the Prince of Whales’ House, the brick factory, and the blacksmith. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the picturesque village with homemade brandy and wine. Scenic ride to Sighisoara. Upon arrival, visit the delightful town and its preserved medieval atmosphere, its 14th century wall, towers and bastions. Enjoy a pleasant walking tour inside the citadel, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, and visit the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and the birth house of Count Dracula. Return to Brasov.
Journey towards Sibiu. Upon arrival, visit the beautifully preserved medieval city of Sibiu, visit the Bridge of Lies, the second iron bridge from Europe, the Citadel Park, the Council Tower, the Large Square, the Huet Square, and the Small Square. Continue your walk in the Old Town of Sibiu and visit the Lutheran Church, located in the historical city center of Sibiu, its tower of almost 74m of height, being the tallest tower from Transylvania. Carry on to Bucharest, check-in at the centrally located hotel, and enjoy leisure time to discover the Old Town on your own. Enjoy a traditional farewell dinner in one of the oldest beer houses located in Bucharest, The Beer Cart restaurant, located in the Old Town.
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the People’s House interior, the second administrative building in the World. Enjoy leisure time and explore on your own the treasures of the famous Old Town from Bucharest, until your departure. Transfer from Bucharest to the International Airport. Have a safe flight!