Pick up from Bucharest Airport. Explore the city in the the afternoon including the most important sites of Romania’s capital.
Right in the historical and geographical centre of Bucharest stands an impressive building that strikes the eye by its particular style. It is the Palace of the Romanian Parliament, a “giant” built during the “golden age” of the dictatorial regime and born in the mind of a man for whom the notion of “reasonable size” did not exist. Still, there is a “first place ” no other building in the whole world could compete for, namely that of the most disputed one, as no other construction has, until nowadays, been the target of such a great number of epithets, varying from “genius” to “monstruos”.
Accommodation in Bucharest
Bucharest – Brasov
Visit the Royal palace at Sinaia – the Peles Castle – considered one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture. We discover the legend of Count Dracula at Bran Castle built in 1377 as part of the Transylvanian defense system.
Accommodation in Brasov.
Visit Brasov the trade center of medieval transylvania:the Black Church, the main square, the old defense walls that are still well preserved on the south and west side of the old city the watch towers and the narrowest street in Europe are just a few points on this day’s agenda.
Get to Sibiu in the evening , one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. Explore the 14th century walled city of Sibiu, with it’s amazing Central Plaza.
Accommodation in Sibiu.
Sibiu Village and Traditions Museum – open air museum spreads across a 96 ha area of which an area of 40 ha is covered by the permanent exhibition which is the largest open air ethnographic exhibition in Europe.
After lunch visit The fort of Calnic – UNESCO – World Heritage site – is one of the most imposing defensive structures in Transylvania.
Accommodation in Hunedoara.
Hunedoara – Alba Iulia – Cluj
Hunedoara Castle called Corvin Castle, is the medieval fortress of Hunedoara.
Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles meet here to create a unique 14th century castle.
Drive to Alba Iulia, always ready to welcome its guests and share with them the millenniums and thousands of legends. The beauty of the place combined with the people’s kindness and hospitality along with the cultural heritage, transform this city into a legendary place. In its heart lies the largest Vauban Citadel in Romania and the second largest well preserved in Europe, the place where the future has a history and the history has a future.
Accommodation in Cluj.
Cluj – Sapanta
Drive from Cluj to north of Maramures – visit the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta: a unique cemetery where each grave is marked, not with an austere, cold stone, but with a lively, beautifully carved wooden cross, painted in the radiant blue of heaven and decorated with a painting and an original poem that disclose a little something about the life and character of the plot’s eternal inhabitant.
Accommodation Sighetu Marmatiei
The whole Maramureş region is a living “outdoor museum” famous for its unchanged way of life and for its well-preserved wooden villages and churches.
Visit the Communist Memorial of Sighet. The former Communist prison is now a fantastic museum dedicated to the victims of Communism. Barsana Monastery – truly a monument of traditional Maramures architecture.
A superb road pass through the Carpathian mountains lead us to the Eastern province of Romania called Moldova. Overnight in Bucovina.
Painted Monasteries – Bucovina
Among the most picturesque treasures of Romania are the Painted Monasteries. Their painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and hell. Deemed masterpieces of Byzantine art, these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe. Visit Moldovita, Voronet and Humor Monastery
Accomodation Piatra Neamt
Bicaz Canyon – Red Lake
Drive through the breathtaking Bicaz Canyon with will lead us to Transylvania. We take a stop to The Red Lake – a natural storage dam lake that is situated at the foot of Hasmasu Mare Mountains. It is the largest natural mountain lake in Romania.
In the evening we arrive in Sighisoara, the Birthplace of Dracula, founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic.
Accommodation in Sighisoara.
Sighisoara – Viscri – Brasov
Sighisoara city tour in the morning. Check out the Clock Tower, the main landmark of Sighisoara. Then the creepy prison and torture chamber. On the highest platform of the fortress we get to the Hill Church. First mentioned in the 12 century.
Viscri, the only one of the Saxon villages of Transylvania. Of course, is a special one, due to his great fortified church which is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Overnight Brasov
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