Day 1 – Friday, the 27th of October 2017
BUCHAREST – RASNOV – BRASOV – BRAN
In the morning you will be picked up from the hotel and start the tour. You will head to the legendary land of Transylvania and leave Wallachia behind. We can say that this day is dedicated to the castles of Romania.
Stop and visit Rasnov Medieval Fortress, a 13th century monument. Built by the Teutonic Knights, it represents one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Romania, appreciated by tourists and artists, as well. You will be about to step into the former set of the Cold Mountain movie, starring Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law. Also, the view from the top is quite impressive as you will admire the whole city of Rasnov and the beautiful surrounding mountains.
Bran Castle, Transylvania
Continue the journey to Brasov, a typical Saxon city, known as Kronstadt, the city of the Crown. You will enjoy a short walking tour of this medieval city, founded in the 13th century. You will see the Council Square guarded by the symbol of the city, the Council Tower; visit the Evangelical Black Church, the largest Gothic worship place in Eastern Europe; discover one of the narrowest streets in Europe, the Rope street; and finally admire the beautiful mountains which surround the city. Lunch at a traditional restaurant.
In the evening head to a place surrounded by mystery, Bran village. Here you will find out the story of the legendary Count Dracula and visit Bran castle which became so famous thanks to the Legend of Dracula. So before starting, pack your garlic and crucifix (required accessories!) and let’s discover together the myth and the legend behind the popular image of Count Dracula and his castle.
In the evening, enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant.
Overnight in Brasov area.
Day 2 – Saturday, the 28th of October 2017, Halloween Party Day
BRASOV – SIGHISOARA – BRASOV
Today, you will go even deeper into the typical Transylvanian scenery.
Head to Sighisoara and visit the charming medieval citadel (UNESCO Heritage) one of the oldest medieval citadels in Europe which are still inhabited. Also founded by the Saxon colonists from Transylvania, the citadel of Sighisoara is a place you should not miss while in Transylvania. Once you get inside, you will feel as if you have entered a medieval movie set and expect any moment to see a princess walking next to a knight along the narrow cobblestone streets. Take a walk in the citadel and discover its story.
Visit the Clock Tower and enjoy from the top the beautiful panoramic view of the whole citadel; admire the walls of fortification and the towers of defense; climb the Scholar’s stairs and reach the beautiful Evangelical Church on the hill, and of course discover the house where it is believed that Vlad the Impaler, known as Vlad Dracula, was born.
Lunch in Sighisoara.
Return to Brasov and prepare for the Halloween party at Bran castle.
Overnight in Brasov area.
Day 3 – Sunday, the 29th of October 2017
BRASOV – SINAIA – BUCHAREST
Lunch at the hotel.
Late departure from the hotel.
Peles Castle, Sinaia
Return to Bucharest and stop on the way in Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort, known also as the “Pearl of the Carpathians”. Visit here Peles Royal Castle, considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Peles represents the former summer residence of the first royal couple of Romania, Queen Elisabeth and King Carol I. As you visit the castle, you will admire the unique interior design (an interesting mixture of cultures, the specific touch of the royal couple) and you will be surprised by the modern facilities of the castle for the last half of the 19th century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator and central heating). Peles Castle is also the place where you will find out the story of the Royal couples of Romania and their importance in the history of our country. After the visit, spend some time in the small garden of the castle admiring the mountains surrounding the estate.
In the evening, arrive in Bucharest where you will dropped off at your hotel.