The land of Romania is famous for many reasons – it’s vampires including the world renowned Dracula, to it’s Communist dictatorial days under Ceausescu – not to mention Turkish Ottoman rule of the principalities of Wallachia and Moldovia. Today it is a blend of the medieval Europe striving towards modernity as one of the newest member of the European Community. This is a land to be seen as it is today. Romania offers a lot in architecture, culture, people and scenic grandeur.
|Price (From)||:||US$ 2490|
|Includes international air|
Day 01: Arrive Bucharest
Upon arrival at the majestic and historical capital city of Bucharest, we are met and transferred to our hotel. Balance of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight: Golden Tulip Victoria Hotel, Bucharest (1 night)
Day 02: Bucharest/Brasov (Drive)
Our Amazing Romania journey starts with a visit of magnificent Parliament Palace before taking a scenic drive through one of the best mountain resorts in the region. It is nicknamed as the “Pearl of the Carpathians”. This is a leisurely day and we have the afternoon free.
Overnight: Case Wagner, Brasov (2 nights) (B)
Day 03: Brasov/Sinaia/Bran/Brasov
We take a short walking tour of this fairy-tale town founded in the 12th century by the Saxon settlers. Visit the Black Church – largest gothic style church in South-Eastern Europe and the St. Nicholas Church, then the museum of the First Romanian School in Transylvania. Next stop is the famous Sinaia Monastery followed by the Peles Castle, a marvelous piece of architecture, which has served as the summer residence for King Carl I - the first king of Romania. On our way back to Brasov, we visit the incredible Bran Castle built in the 14th century by the merchants from Brasov mainly to protect the old border between Valahia and Transylvania. Bran Castle is also known as Dracula’s Castle. (B)
Day 04: Brasov/Sighisoara/Sibiu (Drive)
After breakfast, we head for Sighisoara – the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The town, a Saxon medieval fortress, is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage being the best preserved and continuously inhabited early medieval citadel in Eastern Europe. We then take Lunch a walking tour of the town visiting the famous Clock Tower Museum with its Torture and Weapons Room and stop in the house in which Dracula (Vlad Impaler) was born in 1432. Late afternoon we depart for Sibiu with a stop at Biertan Fortified Church.
Overnight: Villa Weidner, Sibiu (2 nights) (B)
Day 05: Sibiu/Sibiel/Sibiu
Siebel was the European Capital of Culture in 2007. We take a comprehensive walking tour of the city viewing the arcaded medieval shops and houses, the Small Square, the Liar’s Bridge, Huet Square and the Cathedral, where the son of Vlad Impaler (another of Dracula’s monikers) was assassinated. At Sibiel Village we will have the opportunity to view the Glass Icon Museum and enjoy a hearty Romanian lunch at a local farmhouse. (B, L)
Day 06: Sibiu/Piatra Neamt (Drive)
After breakfast we drive towards Bucovina through the Bicaz Gorges, one of the most spectacular limestone formations in Romania. Reach Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) where we stop to admire the beauty of the mountains and the surrounding woods. Our arrival at Piatrab Neamt will be at a convenient afternoon time.
Overnight: Central Plaza Hotel, Piatra Neamt (2 nights) (B)
Day 07: Piatra Neamt/Bucovina Area/Piatra Neamt
A full-day tour of the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina to include the Moldovita Monastery and admire the black pottery in Marginea Village. We also visit Sucevita Monastery – the best preserved of all with imposing walls and defensive towers culminating the tour with a visit of the Voronet Monastery – the “Sistine Chapel” of Eastern Europe. It is famous for the blue color used by the artist as background for its frescoes. (B)
Day 08: Piatra Neamt/Bucharest (Drive)
We head for Bucharest and upon arrival midday we take a panoramic tour of the capital city once called “Little Paris”. The tour includes the open air Village Museum, the Revolution Square, the Patriarchal Church, the Military Academy, the Arch of Triumph. The tour culminates with a farewell dinner with a folklore show of Romanian cultural dances and songs.
Overnight: Golden Tulip Victoria Hotel, Bucharest (1 night) (B, D)
Day 09: Depart Bucharest
After getting a picture of what is Amazing Romania, we bid farewell and are transferred to the airport/railways station for our flight back home. Ideal opportunity to do an optional tour of Chisinau (Moldova) or join one of the Bestway Tours European journeys. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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