Day 3: Bazna – Biertan – Sighisoara – Bazna
This day is marked by the culture of the Transylvanian Saxons. The fortified churches of Transylvania belong to the best-known historical monuments of the Transylvanian Saxons and since they are preserved much better than in other parts of Europe, they are also valuable monuments certificated of the general fortified church building. After breakfast the trip will go first to Biertan, where you will visit the largest of all fortified churches. This church until 19JH was also the residence of the Protestant bishops for Transylvania. Then on your visit list, you’ll go to Sighisoara. Sighisoara is the most beautiful and best preserved medieval building in peasant Gothic Renaissance and Baroque style in this part of Europe. The high density of the architectural monuments, the public buildings, the fortification walls, the defensive towers and the apartments that make up the complex give the castle the appearance of a unique, well-composed complex of buildings of inestimable historical value. Here you will visti: the Church on the Hill, the birthplace of Dracula and the church of the Monastery. In the late afternoon travel by horse-drawn carriage to the fortified churches of Boian and Bazna. Festive dinner with folklore program.
Day 4: Bazna – Mosna – Agnita – Predeal
In the morning drive to Bran, over Agnita (Agnetheln) and Fagaras country, where you visit the old fortress. Arrival in Bran. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle". From the Castel you can enjoy the view over the wooded valley and the surrounding Bucegi mountains. The castle is just glorious today, but at the time served mainly for military purposes. The romantic castle was in the interwar period residence of the Romanian Queen Maria, now is a museum.
Day 5: Predeal – Harman – Brasov – Bran – Predeal
This morning we drive to the Saxon fortified churches Harman and Prejmer. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour in Brasov. The city was founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Knights and was for centuries an economic and intellectual center of the Transylvanian Saxons, who constituted until the 19th century a majority of the population. City tour in the city center, where you will get to know the most important sights: the Black Church with its Buchholz organ (inside sightseeing), the medieval city wall around the historic old town with stylish late medieval town houses, the Town Hall Square, the unique Schnurrgasse, Katherine Gate and the small hidden orthodox church from the centre.
Day 6: Predeal – Sinaia – Tulcea
In the morning, visit the monastery of Sinaia, founded in the 17th century by monks from the Sinai Peninsula. Then drive through Wallachia to Tulcea. In the late afternoon, cruise to the Danube Delta with romantic dinner on board.
Day 7: Tulcea – Constanta – Bukarest
Today drive through the seaside resorts on the Black Sea coast to Constanta, where you'll enjoy a city tour on arrival including Ovidius Square and the Orthodox Cathedral. Then continue to Bucharest where you will have city tour including a visit of the village museum and the Patriarchal Church.
Day 8: Departure Bucharest
Morning is at leisure, before you transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Escorted Package Includes:
- 7 nights in 3* and 4* hotels and pensions
- Tour Guide
- Carriage ride
- Cruise in the Danube Delta (drinks included)
- 2 festive dinners with Folklore program
- Transport by modern bus/minibus
Hotels (or similar):
- Bucharest: Hotel Ramada Parc 4*
- Bazna: Casa Bazna 3*
- Predeal: Hotel Piemonte 4*
- Tulcea: H. Europolis 3*
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (kp)