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BUCHAREST - Little Paris
Welcome to Bucharest, Romania, South-East Europe, and get ready to discover a whole world in just one country. Our guide will pick you up from Henri Coanda International Airport, Bucharest, and take you to a downtown 4-star hotel. Driving through the city, you will understand why Bucharest used to be called Little Paris. Arrive at the hotel and check in. When you feel up for it, get together with the guide and go for a walking tour of the most delightful architectural landmarks of Bucharest: Romanian Athenaeum (1888), National Art Museum (1937), Kretzulescu Church (1722), Central University Library (1893), Palace of the National Military Circle (1923), University Square, National History Museum (1900), CEC Palace (1897). This one-hour walking tour ends with a well-deserved sampling of Romanian cuisine, well known for its diversity and heartiness. Our recommendation is the Beer Cart (Caru’cu bere), one of the most famous places to eat out in the "old city center", a restaurant situated in a wonderful building, an outstanding architectural piece in itself. The atmosphere of this old beer hall makes for a fine introduction to the traditional Romanian experience. By now, you will have already had a taste of the city’s lifestyle. Next, you are going to explore it even further as we take a nice stroll on the narrow streets of the historic heart of Bucharest: the vibrant new "old city center". Scattered among the many new-sprung pubs, bars and restaurants, you will discover a number of heritage monuments such as: Old Princely Court (Curtea Veche) (15th century), Stavropoleos Church (1724), National Bank of Romania building (1880). Return to the hotel.
SIBIU (Hermannstadt) - A Transylvanian Saxon city
After breakfast, you meet with the guide and head out of Bucharest and on to Transylvania, or the land of Dracula. Destination: Sibiu, European Capital of Culture in 2007. On the way, a must see is the Horezu Monastery (1690), another World Heritage Site, famous for its architectural purity and balance, a perfect illustration of the Brancoveanu church-building style, a synthesis between the West and East, with its rich stone-carved details, painted frescoes and votive portraits. This is also home of a unique type of Romanian pottery, Horezu pottery, listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. To reach Sibiu, the road takes you through a gorgeous natural defile, the spectacular Olt Defile. Another site not to miss in this part of the country is Cozia monastery, built in 1388, one of the most valuable national medieval art and architecture monuments in Romania. Welcome to Sibiu. Former centre of the Transylvanian Saxon community, the old city of Sibiu was ranked by Forbes as Europe's 8th most idyllic places to live in. After checking in, go out for lunch and visit the most important sights of the city: Grand Square (15th century), Little Square, Brukenthal Palace (1787), Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral (1520), Sibiu Orthodox Cathedral ( 1904), Liar’s Bridge, the Passage of Stairs, and The Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, the largest Romanian open-air museum and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. Dinning in Sibiu is going to be quite a treat.
SIBIU (Hermannstadt) - European Capital of Culture in 2007
For our second day in Transylvania, we continue our fabulous journey with three of the most impressive castles ever built in Europe. First on the list is the Hunyad Castle, the most imposing castle in Transylvania, the place where Vlad Dracula was held prisoner for years, followed by the very well preserved Vauban citadel of Alba Iulia. The Alba Carolina citadel, with its seven bastions in the shape of a star, was built between 1716 and 1735. Within the walls of the citadel, more architectural beauties await the visitor’s gaze: Alba Iulia Orthodox Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the Batthyaneum library, inside a former baroque church and famous all over the world for its ample collection of manuscripts and rare books, such as Codex Aureus (9th century), Codex Burgundus (15th century), Biblia Sacra (13th century). Last but not least, we are going to visit Cetatea de Balta castle, a French renaissance castle, nowadays home of the best winery in Romania, the Jidvei winery. After exploring the vineyard, a traditional Transylvanian lunch will be awaiting for us, which will go perfectly together with the internationally acclaimed wine which is commonly known as the queen of the white Romanian wine. We return to Sibiu, for our last evening in the city. For dinner we suggest you one of the famous restaurants in the city.
BRASOV (Kronstadt) - An authentic medieval city
The tour continues with another three UNESCO Heritage Sites. First, documentary testimony dates from 1283, is the fortified church of Biertan, an imposing medieval monument blessed with the looks of a castle. Its walls include 8 defensive towers shaped like a spiral starting from the church, which is surrounded by three concentric walls, all connected by tower gates. The fortified church is located in a village, gifted with beautiful houses built centuries ago, bordered by vineyards, maize fields, and forests. Not far away from Biertan, rise the citadel of Sighisoara, one more UNESCO Heritage Site, considered to be the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe and one of the only few fortified towns in the world still inhabited. For several hours we will make sure you have a medieval experience as we provide a guided walking tour, followed by lunch and free time to wander around the narrow streets of the citadel on your own. The landmark of the city is the Clock Tower, a 64-meter high tower built in the 13th century. Other interesting sights are: The Church on the Hill, the Covered Staircase, the Dominican monastery. Close to Brasov city, discover the largest fortified church of South-Eastern Europe, Prejmer. The Teutonic Knights built this fortress in the 13th century, as part of their colonization of the region. Surrounded by a 12-meter high wall, the fortress is in the shape of a quadrilateral with rounded corners. The entire village was organized around the fortress and most of the original layout of the village was preserved. After a half-hour drive, you reach the former German city of Brasov. In terms of accommodation, we have chosen a lovely hotel, located only 5 minutes away from the city of Brasov, in the mountain area, entirely surrounded by nature. After checking in, you will have lunch outside, on the hotel's superb and panoramic terrace. For the rest of the day, you are going to visit Brasov, a veritable medieval city. Its main attractions are: the Black Church (1444), the Council Square, the Rope Street, the narrowest street in Romania, St. Nicholas Church (1495), Catherine's Gate (1559), Șchei Gate (1828), Brașov Citadel Fortress (1625), the Lutheran Saint Bartholomew Church (13th century), the Franciscan Monastery (1507). Our retreat for dinner is the Panoramic Restaurant, located on Tâmpa, a high hill in the middle of the city. You will cover the distance from the city to mount Tâmpa by cable car. The view from the top is spectacular
BRASOV - Medieval city
After breakfast, visit the most popular site for tourists, Bran, Dracula’s world famous castle, located some 30 kilometers outside the city of Brașov. The castle was Bram Stoker’s source of inspiration for writing his novel, Dracula. Not far away from Bran Castle, there is another overwhelming historical monument, the beautiful and very well preserved Rasnov citadel, built around the year 1215 by the Teutonic Knights. Before our next objective, we have lunch at one of the many pensions in the Rucar – Bran area, which provides some of the most spectacular natural views in Romania, looking over the Bucegi Mountains. After lunch, visit the Fagaras fortress, a colossal construction entirely built in brick. The fortress has 80 rooms, and is still surrounded by a moat which is deep and wide. Return to Brasov for some relaxation time. For dinner, we have chosen Poiana Brasov, the most popular Romanian ski resort, located at about 1,200 m above sea level near the city of Brașov and surrounded by four mountains. Poiana Brașov is host to a number of hotels and restaurants where you can find traditional mulled wine and a pepper spiced alcoholic drink known as țuică as well as other traditional Romanian fare.
BUCHAREST - Little Paris
On the way to Bucharest we set up for a final visit which this time is dedicated to the Peles Castle, the old residence of the Royal family. Throughout history, Peleș Castle hosted some important personalities, from royalties and politicians to artists. One of the most memorable visits was that of Kaiser Franz Joseph I of Austro-Hungary in 1896. In recent times, many foreign leaders such as Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford spent time in the castle. The architectural style of the Peleș Castle is a Romantic blend of German Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival, similar to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. Return to Bucharest and after checking in, we gather for impressions, we relax and decide together what we want to do next in the capital city. It could be anything you want, from shopping to anything else you might have in mind. We also recommend you a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building on the planet, after the Pentagon. It has 1,100 rooms designed in an eclectic neoclassical architectural style. For lunch, we go to the Manuc’s Inn, an authentic 19th century gasthaus, in the very heart of Bucharest. For the evening, we suggest a Bucharest city bus tour. The city bus will take you on a complete tour of Bucharest to discover new and fascinating locations.
BUCHAREST - City parks
Depending on your flight time, go for a walk through the parks of Bucharest: Herastrau Park, one of the largest and most beautiful European parks, Cismigiu Gardens, a romantic place, with its lush lawns, trees, flowers and lakes, Carol I Park, a French-style garden, inaugurated in 1906, or Tineretului Park, a large and quite nice park featuring some of the best playgrounds in the city. Hoping you enjoyed your stay in Romania, we wish you a pleasant flight back home and we look forward to seeing you again in Romania, for more delightful experiences. Transport to the Henri Coanda International Airport.
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