Discover amazing Romania as this tour takes you through the country's most beautiful cities, castles and fortresses. See Brasov, Sighisoara, Rasnov Fortress, Fagaras Fortress, Peles and Bran Castles and Bucharest, the amazing capital.
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Medical insurance
Day 1: Bucharest - Brasov - 170 km
Arrival at Bucharest International Airport and departure to Brasov.
On the way to Brasov we will stop for lunch at Rhein Azuga Cellar. Let’s taste the their famous sparkling wine!
Nestled in the majestic Bucegi Mountains of Prahova County, the Rhein Azuga Cellar was built in 1892 and supplied the Romanian Royal Court between the World Wars. Today the cellar supplies the Royal House of Romania with our famous sparkling wine, RheinExtra. The cellar is believed to be the oldest location in Romania where sparkling wine has continuously been made using the traditional method.
Arrival in Brasov. Check-in at the hotel. Time at leisure until evening.
Visit the beautiful city of Brasov. Admire the Black Church (the biggest Gothic monument in Brasov), St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Schei Gate and District (architectural reservation), the Rope Street (the narrowest street in Europe), The Drapers’ Bastion, The Ropemakers’ Bastion, The Weavers’ Bastion (a building unique in Romania), the White and the Black Towers, Ecaterina’s Gate, the Old Town Hall Square and the Town Council building.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Day 2: Brasov - Bran - Brasov - 100 km
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Bran.
On the way visit the Rasnov Fortress. The fortress is situated on a hill overlooking the medieval town of Rasnov. Nowadays the fortress is well preserved. We will access the fortress by the newly built inclined elevator which will transport us from the town center to Rasnov Citadel. The fantastic views of the fortress and the fortress itself will be an unforgettable memory.
Continue towards “Simon”, a traditional village for lunch.
Horse carriage ride to a traditional guesthouse, ”Mama Cozonacilor”.
Traditional Romanian lunch.
After lunch we continue our tour to Bran Castle or as it is often called, “The Dracula’s Castle”.
Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 60-meters-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula.
Return back to Brasov. In the evening we will continue our program with a very nice walking tour through the romantic streets of Brasov.
Dinner and overnight in Brasov.
Day 3: Brasov - Sighisoara - Brasov - 230 km
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Sighisoara, the jewel of Transylvania. Before stopping in Sighisoara, we will visit the beautiful Fagaras Fortress.
Situated right in the heart of Romania, the Fagaras Fortress is located in the town with the same name. The Fortress represents one of Eastern Europe’s largest and best-preserved feudal Castle complexes.
The feudal Castle in Fagaras, whose construction began in the late 14th century and continued through successive additions until the middle of the 18th century, was preceded by a wooden fort, surrounded by a moat and wave of land, archaeological attested to 12th century.
This is the only fortress of its kind in Romania. In the early 17th century, the city became the princely residence of Michael the Brave and the citadel was expanded continuously, reflecting the growing wealth of a center that exercised control over much of Transylvania and central Romania.
From 1948 until 1960 the castle was used as a prison. One of the most famous torture devices called “ The Iron Lady” has been found in one of its towers. Nowadays the castle hosts the Fagaras Country Museum, dedicated to local history and the municipal library.
Fagaras Fortress ranks second in the top of the most beautiful castles in the world, according to a classification made by Hopper, a well known website dedicated to travel planning.
We continue to Sighisoara, our main destination for this day. Sighisoara is a small city in the Transylvania region of Romania, with a history dating back to the 1100s. Back then, the Hungarian king was begging Saxons to move to this part of the world in order to help defend his borders. German craftsmen and artisans took him up on it, and what resulted is today a fairy-tale-like fortified city in the heart of Romania. It's no wonder this whole place is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
With cobbled streets, colorful buildings, and a pedestrian-friendly Old Town, it's difficult not to fall in love with Sighisoara.
Sighisoara is also the place where Dracula the Impaler is supposed to be born.
Lunch in “Dracula’s House”, nowadays a very nice restaurant.
Return back to Brasov.
Dinner in a traditional German restaurant, “Hirsher’s House”. Overnight in Brasov.
Day 4: Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest - 170 km
Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Bucharest - the beautiful capital of Romania.
On the way visit the Peles Castle - one of the beautiful castles in the world.
You will visit the majestic Peles Castle in Sinaia, located at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains. Sinaia became famous at the end of 19th century when the first king of Romania, Carol I, made it the summer residence for the royal family and popularized the town. The Peles Castle is a fine example of German Renaissance style of architecture, with elaborately-decorated rooms.
Lunch in Sinaia and departure to Bucharest.
Arrival in Bucharest. City tour of Bucharest.
The incredible city of Bucharest is ready to be discovered on foot and by car. The Palace of Parliament also known by locals as The House of the People, built by Ceausescu for his own Government, is the second largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon and for sure one of the most viewed attraction. You may also admire the Royal Palace or the Romanian Athenaeum that face the square where the Revolution started in 1989 and you may visit the Old City where the Stavropoleos Church with its unique architectural style is located. We will not miss the CEC building or the Old Princely Court.
Farewell dinner in one of the most famous restaurants in Bucharest.
After the dinner we will return to the hotel but if you would like to hang around the fantastic streets in old Bucharest for a beer, just choose from hundreds of bars or restaurants.
Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Bucharest.
Day 5: Bucharest
It’s time to say GOOD BYE ROMANIA!
Transfer to the airport.