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Journey in Romania

Brasov old town, Bran Castle, Peles Castle,
Rasnov Fortress, Bear Reserve, Aurochs Valley,
Harman, Prejmer, Urlatoarea waterfall, Poiana Brasov
Monasteries: Agape, Văratec, Moldova, Sucevita, Voroneţ
Bicaz Gorges Red Lake
Eggs painted Museum
Mocanita ride
Bucharest

Day 1
Bucharest – Brasov

Before leaving Bucharest, the capital of Romania, the largest city and the main political, administrative, economic, financial, banking, educational, scientific and cultural center of the country, we visit the People’s House, Ceausescu’s former palace is now the Parliament building.
The Parliament House before the revolution known as the House of the Republic or People’s House, measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high and 92 m below the ground. It has 1,100 rooms, 12 surface levels and 8 underground ones. According to the World Records Academy, the Parliament House is the largest civilian administrative building as the surface in the world, the most expensive administrative building in the world and the heaviest building in the world, going three times in the book of records).
Dinner & accommodation in Brasov

 

Day 2
Harman, Prejmer,  Urlatoare waterfall and Aurochs

 

Today we visit the Harman fortified churche, built around the basilica first mentioned in documents in 1240. We do not miss the opportunity to visit the corridors of the defense walls and
Prejmer -the citadel, built in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries around the church Prejmer, is considered the strongest peasant fortress in Medieval Transylvania. The fortified church Prejmer is Monument inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Inside, the walls are lined with refuge rooms arranged on several levels, designed to accommodate the population of the village in case of siege. We go to lunch in nature to Vama Buzaului, after that visiting The Wailing Waterfall. From the womb of the mountain, water streams tumble noisily in small or large circles, but always with the same sound modulations. It’s an aquatic spectacle of rare wilderness, and The Aurochs Valley Reservation.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 3
Peles Castle & Brasov

Departure from Brasov, to Prahova Valley. We visit Peles Castle in Sinaia (summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 – 1914). Peles Castle is one of the most important historic buildings in Romania with unique character and it is therefore through its historical and artistic value, one of the most important monuments of this kind in the Europe of the second half of the nineteenth century.)
After lunch free time in Brasov city center.The old town is one of the bestpreserved old towns in Europe.

The city has an amazing history with influences from Germany, the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the old communist state, splendid architecture and old fortifications.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 4
Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel, The Bears Sanctuary

After breakfast we head to Bran Castle to discover the legend of Count Dracula. After lunch we visit the bears sanctuary in Zarnesti and Rasnov Citadel- fortified complex located on the limestone hill in the south of Rasnov city, Brasov county, one of the best preserved fortified complexes in Transylvania.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 5
Red Lake, Bicaz Canyon, Agapia & Varatec Monasteries

Today we leave early. Travel on route Brasov – Miercura Ciuc -Piatra Neamt – Targu Neamt – Gura Humorului .We visit: The Red Lake, the largest natural mountain lake in Romania, natural dam formed in 1837 at the foot of Hasmasul Mare mountain; Bicaz Canyon (they were formed by the Bicaz River and link Transylvania and Moldova), Agapia Monastery (one of the largest nuns convents in Romania with 300-400 nuns being the second most populous after Văratec Monastery) and Varatec Monastery.
Accommodation and dinner at Gura Humorului.

Day 6
Eggs Painting, Moldovita and Sucevita Monasteries

We start the day with a visit to Moldovita Monastery (one of the oldest monastic settlements, with an important historical past. Its origin is not known precisely, but the tradition still mentions it during the Musatin princes), then take a ride in Mocanita „Hutulca” (a little train).
We take a lunch break and then we visit the Painted Eggs Museum (The collection of the museum includes painted eggs in this area, and painted eggs from different countries. Here, we find other rare eggs, such as emu, nandu, tinamu, turtle, crocodile, ostrich, pheasant, quail. The oldest egg of the collection dates from 1860), Sucevita Monastery (the legend says that a woman brought in her chariot pulled by buffalos, for thirty years, stone necessary for the current construction), BLACK CERAMIC FROM MARGINEA (Pottery of clay contributed to the development of the primitive society by allowing food storage and cooking.)
Accommodation and dinner at Gura Humorului.

Day 7
Gura Humorului -Bucharest

We visit Voronet Monastery (it is one of the most valuable foundations of Stephen the Great, built in 1488 in just four and a half months. The predominant color of the church is blue, in a tone that is associated for some time with the name of the monastery). Departure to Bucharest
Accommodation in Bucharest .

 

Day 8
Bucharest

Departure to airport.

 

What does include?

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • 7 nights accommodation (3 and 4 *)
  • 3 meals / day
  • Guide & services of representatives during the stay
  • Transport by private car or minivan (air conditioning)
  • Entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the program

Not included

  • Medical insurance policy
  • Transport to Romania
  • Personal expenses

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