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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.
SIGHISOARA - The most beautifull inhabited citadel in Europe
Because the distance between Bucharest and Bucovina is considerable, we ll do a stop halfway and stay for one night in Sighisoara. On our way, visit the Peles castle, the old residence of Royal family. The architectural style of the Peleș Castle is a Romantic blend of German Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival, similar to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. Before reach Sighisoara, visit two UNESCO Heritage Sites, the fortified churches from Saschiz and Viscri. These beautiful and picturesque Transylvanian villages charmed even His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, who bought and restored two 18th-century Saxon houses. In terms of accommodation, we have chosen a lovely hotel, located in the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe and one of the only few fortified towns in the world still inhabited, Sighisoara. For the next few hours we will make sure you have a medieval experience as we provide a guided walking tour, followed by dinner 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.
The Peace and Beauty of BUCOVINA
After breakfast, leave the medieval treasures of Transylvania and head to beautiful and peacefull Bucovina. The route is one of rare beauty and therefore we will make some stops for photos and to admire landscapes.First, we cross the Székely Land a territory inhabited mainly by the Székely, a Hungarian-speaking ethnic group and just before reach Bucovina, pass through the magnificent area created by the largest artificial lake in Romania, Lake Bikaz, formed by the Bikaz Dam of 127 meters high. Welcome to Bucovina. What better way to do that than a lively night of Bucovina folklore music, traditional food and drinks? The hotel of our choice is, of course, located in a superb natural landscape.
BUCOVINA - UNESCO painted monasteries
Bucovina is known worldwide for its masterpieces, the painted churches, built between the late 15th century and the late 16th century. UNESCO Heritage Sites inspired by the Byzantine art, the painted monasteries stand out as a unique European art current in those times. Their exterior painted walls have exceptional aesthetic value, showing a perfect blending in of colors and architecture with the surrounding landscape. On the walls, are to be found well-known episodes from the Bible and Holy Scriptures portrayed according to the Orthodox Christian tradition. Visit Voronet, Humor and Moldovita painted monasteries. For the second part of the day, we’ll be exploring the surroundings by ourselves for a few hours in order to be more than ready for a timeless experience. Visiting a village household, you’ll get to learn Romanian traditions, archaic lifestyle and local gastronomy. Return to the hotel for some relaxation time and dinner.
BUCOVINA - Unique blackened pottery
After a countryside breakfast, complete the UNESCO painted monasteries tour with another two, Sucevita and Putna monasteries. In between the two, will visit the village of Marginea that is known worldwide for its blackened pottery. Local artisans still produce this pottery and you can pick up a piece as a souvenir of the region or create one yourself. In the second part of the day we can do a trekking route to the surrounding forests or use the cable lift to go to the top of the mountains to take in some breathtaking views. For the evening we prepare a party where a barbeque spit roast will be served and and you will be entertained by some of the local folklore musicians.
BUCOVINA - breathtaking natural landscapes
For our last day in Bucovina, we gather for impressions, we relax and decide together what we want to do next. It could be anything you want, from a trekking route to the surrounding forests , visiting a village household, relax and admire the breathtaking natural landscapes from the hotel terrace or anything else you might have in mind. The concept is that to spend this day as you wish, given the experiences of the past three days.
BRASOV (Kronstadt) - An authentic medieval city
After visiting the bucolic area of Romania, you return to Transylvania in order to discover more castles, medieval towns, and citadels.Destination:the former German city of Brasov. On the way, stop in Piatra Neamt city and ascend by cable car to lunch at a restaurant located at 1000m altitude. After two-hours drive, you reach the 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), Şchei Gate (1828), Braşov 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. Return to hotel.
BUCHAREST - Little Paris
Before leaving Transylvania, our tour will take you to the most popular site for tourists, Bran, Dracula's world famous castle, but also to the Rasnov fortress buit by the Teutonic knights in 1215. Head to Bucharest. Afer checking in 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. For dinner, we go to the Manuc’s Inn, an authentic 19th century gasthaus, in the very heart of Bucharest.
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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Trip Tune SRL, Mantuleasa street no. 5, Sector 3, ap. 7, Bucharest, Romania,
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22388/07.11.2012
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149/26.01.2013
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28268/06.12.2013
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