Project Description

Highlights of Romania

Brasov – Bucharest – 07 Nights/ 06 Days

Validity – 20 December 18

Day 01  Arrival Bucharest – Brasov        

Arrival in Bucharest, meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel in BRASOV, both a medieval fortress-like city and a modern one. Brasov remains the same beautiful city, no matter the season.

It is just a change in colour – the flavour is the same. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. After you check into your room, your guide will lead a brief orientation tour of the neighbourhood of your hotel. Time to explore more of Brasov or simply relaxing.

Overnight In Brasov.

Day 02  Brasov

With a wonderful jumble of facades from, principally, the 18th to the early 20th centuries, Brasov is as handsome a provincial city as anywhere in Eastern Europe. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.

Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance. The German name, Kronstadt, as well as in its Latin name, Corona, meaning Crown City (hence, the coat of arms of the city which is a crown with oak roots). Brasov is home to what is said to be the narrowest street in Europe.

The Rope Street (Strada Sforii) is approximately four feet wide and links Cerbului Street with Poarta Schei Street. The street was initially used as an access route by firemen. Free time to discover on your own the charm of this medieval city.

Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 03  Brasov

Stroll around the old Town Hall Square (Piata Sfatului) where you can admire colorfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque structures. Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), the largest gothic church in Romania. Its name derives from damage caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened its walls.

The interior is impressive and well-kept and houses one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe. Nearby are towering mountains, rolling fields, thick forests and villages with fortified churches. Continue to relax, walk, time for shopping…

Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 04   Brasov – Bucharest

We depart in the morning for the Bran Castle, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle. Prince Vlad Tepes, the son of Vlad Dracul and the person who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, used this castle as headquarters for his incursions into Transylvania. Vlad Tepes ruled in the 15th century and became known as “Vlad the Impaler” for his practice of impaling enemies of the kingdom, which was greatly threatened by the Ottoman Turks at the time. Bran castle was built in 1377 to protect nearby Brasov from invaders. It also served as a customs station. The castle sits high atop a 200-foot-tall rock overlooking the picturesque village of Bran.

Continue to the winter ski resort of Sinaia at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains. Sinaia, one of the most famous resort destinations in Eastern Europe.

You tour the Peles Castle. Set dramatically in the hills above Sinaia, this 160 – room palace, built in German Renaissance style, was completed in 1914 for the first Hohenzollern king of Romania, Carol I. The castle was the king’s attempt to imitate the styles of his former homeland, creating a Bavarian setting in the mountains of Romania. The castle’s sculpture terraces, art displays, and historic armories make it one of Romania’s most important and beautiful museums. The palace is ornately decorated, inside and out, with intricate woodcarvings and paintings of scenes from Wagner’s operas. Fortunately, as you’ll see, it is one of the best – preserved royal palaces in Europe. Late in the afternoon you are transferred to Bucharest.

Overnight in Bucharest.

 

Day 05   Bucharest               

In the morning,  you proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Bucharest, Romania’s capital. Bucharest is an old city that has served as the capital of Wallachia and later Romania since 1659. Today, it is noted for its broad, tree – lined boulevards, well – kept parks, and mix of architectural styles that combine neo – Classical structures with monumental 20th – century edifices (the latter built for the most part to satisfy the late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

The capital is often referred to as “the Little Paris” because of the wide boulevards. You’ll view the Arc de Triomphe commemorating the exploits of World War I soldiers, drive along Victory Avenue, to Revolution Square, where recent events in history are inscribed.

Overnight in Bucharest.

 

Day 06   Bucharest               

After breakfast rest of the day is at leisure or free for shopping.

Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 07   Bucharest – Departure

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect you flight to onward destination.

Tour Price

Per person on twin sharing basis           EUR 1,155.00

 

Tour price includes

  1. 3 nights in 5* hotel in Brasov on B&B basis
  2. 3 nights in 5* hotel in Bucharest on B&B basis
  3. transfer by private car from Otopeni airport to Brasov
  4. transfer by private car from Brasov to Bucharest
  5. visit of Peles Castle
  6. Bucharest city tour with 2 museums included
  7. English speaking driver-guide for all transfers & tours
  8. All city taxes.

Tour Price does not include

  1. Flight tickets.
  2. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  3. Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  4. Tips and gratitude
  5. GST.

Note:

  • Tour cost is based on the best available prices at the time of costing and are subject to available at the time of booking.
  • High Season Surcharge will be applied wherever applicable.

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