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Overview

Itinerary:

Bucharest - Sinaia - Azuga - Urlati - Gura Vadului - Fintesti - Macin - Tulcea - Murfatlar - Bucharest

Included services:

Transportation for the whole tour, airport transfers included
Accommodation/BB in good 4* hotels/pensions, 5 nights
5 Dinners & 1 lunch in Murfatlar Winery
Wine tasting in Rhein Azuga Wine Cellars, Urlateanu Cellars, Murfatlar Winery
Experienced English speaking guide for the whole tour 

Not included services:

Entrance fees
Other services not mentioned

Day 1

Bucharest - Sinaia - Azuga - Sinaia

Group pick up from "Henri Coanda" International Airport, Bucharest.
Transfer to Sinaia mountain resort, named ”Pearl of the Carpathians”, hosting the Peles Castle, former residence of Romania's Kings. Built by King Carol I of Romania, as his summer residence, the Peles Castle shelters an important collection of works of art, rare furnitures and valuable paintings.
Transfer from Sinaia to Azuga: dinner & wine tasting in “Rhein Azuga” Wine Cellars, Azuga, Prahova County
The “Rhein & Cie Azuga 1892” winery, former supplier of the Romanian Royal Court will reveal the story of Romania’s oldest place and only place where sparkling wines (“Champagne de Roumanie”) are produced using the traditional Champenoise method. The “Rhein” facilities are above-the-ground-level cellars, with double walls & natural ventilation and black mold, a place where the tourists can also spend the night, in one of the “Rhein” Pension 15 rooms, offering a view over the 20 hectares park surrounding it.
Wine types: PRAHOVA VALLEY Special Reserve (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Neagra, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tamaioasa Romaneasca); PRAHOVA VALLEY Sparkling wine (half-dry, dry); RHEIN EXTRA Sparkling wine (Cuvee Exceptionelle, Brut Rose, Brut Imperial); PRAHOVA VALLEY Reserve (Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir); "R" PRINCIPELE (Feteasca Neagra)
Accommodation in Sinaia

 

Day 2

Sinaia - Bran - Urlati

Sinaia: visit of the legendary Peles Castle - built like a fairy tale castle, in German Renaissance style, and surrounded by the majestic Carpathian Mts, the former residence of Romania's Kings. Built by King Carol I of Romania, (born Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty) as his summer residence, Peles Castle shelters an huge collection of works of art, rare furniture, weapons collections, valuable books, and over 2.000 paintings in its 160 rooms.

Transfer from Sinaia to Bran: visit of the Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle, a medieval stronghold perched on rocks high above the valley built in the XIVth century, in order to protect the peasants and landowners at the border between the two historical provinces: Walachia and Transylvania.

Transfer to Urlati, Prahova County
Dinner & wine tasting in “Urlateanu” Mansion & Cellars, Halewood Winery, Urlati, Prahova County
The “Urlateanu’ Mansion & Cellars were built in 1922 and bought in 1998 by Halewood Winery. The mansion includes a wine cellars where the specialists from Halewood Winery keep the red wines in oak barrels and was restored in 1999.
Wine types: HYPERION (Cabernet Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagra); THEIA (Chardonnay); KRONOS (Pinot Noir); FLOAREA SOARELUI (Rose, Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Regala); BYZANTIUM (Blanc de Transylvanie, Rose Euxine, Rosso di Valachia); NEPTUNUS (Shiraz); RHEA (Viognier)

Dinner and accommodation in Urlati*, Prahova County
* The Urlati accommodation will be a special eco-tourism mansion, located inside a vineyard providing the tourists the scents of the past, based on exquisite services

Day 3

Urlati - Gura Vadului - Fintesti - Urlati

* Optional: MT Biking through the vineyards hills (possible directions: Urlati, Ceptura, Valea Calugareasca)

Transfer to Gura Vadului, Prahova County.
Lunch & wine tasting in Budureasca Vineyard, Winery & Wine Cellars.
Budureasca vineyards are cultivated on 280 hectares, are located at an altitude & specific climatic conditions favoring the growth of black grapes varieties.
The Budureasca winery proud to present “truly noble Romanian wines” and its cellars are located in the Dealu Mare region, its state-of-the-art cellars (5.300 sqm) being the most modern in Romania.
Red wines/grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Feteasca Neagră, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
White wines/grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Regală, Tămâioasa Românească, Chardonnay, Feteasca Albă, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Muscat Ottonel.
Transfer to Fintesti, Buzau County, Wine tasting in LacertA Winery. 
Recently opened LacertA winery, located in the village of Fintesti, in Buzau county is a beautiful place which includes a 1901 mansion, named “Dorobantul”, designed by the famous Romanian architect Ion Mincu. Its location on the hills provides the tourists with a wonderful view to the surrounding vineyards, offering them the opportunity to taste 9 wine types.
Dinner and accommodation in Urlati

Day 4

Urlati - Macin - Tulcea

Transfer to Macin, Tulcea County


Lunch & wine tasting in Cramele Domnesti, “Alcovin” Wine cellars
The Macin Vineyards spreads on 300 hectares, in the Cerna region and on the Carcaliu hills, in a ”Natura 2000” protected site.
The wine types cultivated here are: Aligoté, Fetească Regală, Fetească Albă, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Tămâioasă Românească, Riesling Italian, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Fetească Neagră, Viognier.
Starting from 2011, "Alcovin" is the official supplier of the Romanian Royal House.

 

Dinner and accommodation in Tulcea.

 

* Optional: one extra day – Danube Delta short cruise: accommodation in Tulcea + boat cruise in Danube Delta, onboard lunch

Day 5

Tulcea - Murfatlar - Bucharest

Transfer to Murfatlar, Constanta County


Visit with lunch & wine tasting in the Murfatlar Winery
Situated in the Dobrogea region, near the Danube-Black Sea channel, the Murfatlar vineyards (the biggest in the country, 3.000 hectares) and winery are one the most famous and representative in Romania. The tourists can visit the winery, vineyards, wine museum and the wine cellars, where a wine tasting normally includes 5-8 wine types from different years. Murfatlar wines are Romania’s best sold wines.
Wine types: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon (Petit), Italian Riesling, Columna, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon


Transfer to Bucharest.


Short panoramic tour of Bucharest.

 

Dinner and accommodation in Bucharest.

Day 6

Bucharest

 

 

Transfer to “Henri Coanda” International Airport, Bucharest for the flights back home.

 

 

Goodbye Romania !

Price/pers. in EUR

       Double room          Single room supplement
531 158

The prices are valid for a minimum 14 paying persons/group.

Included services:

Transportation for the whole tour, airport transfers included
Accommodation/BB in good 4* hotels/pensions, 5 nights
5 Dinners & 1 lunch in Murfatlar Winery
Wine tasting in Rhein Azuga Wine Cellars, Urlateanu Cellars, Murfatlar Winery
Experienced English speaking guide for the whole tour 

Not included services:

Entrance fees
Other services not mentioned

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