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Transylvania, Danube Delta and Walachia


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Overview

Itinerary:

Bucharest - Rimnicu Valcea - Horezu - Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov - Danube Delta - Constanta - Bucharest

Included services:

7 nights accommodation in recommended 3*-4* hotels

7 dinners (2 courses, dessert)

1 lunch and wine tasting in "Rhein Azuga" wine cellar

tour guide in the language of your choice (English, German, French)

transportation for the whole tour

Not included services:

entrance fees

transfers&excursions in the Danube Delta

other services not mentioned

Day 1

Bucharest

Group pick up from "Henri Coanda" Airport Bucharest.

Known in the past as "The Little Paris", Bucharest has suffered a decline in the communist period, followed by a "revival in its own way", in the past 20 years.  

Nowadays the city displays an interesting mix of old and new: modern steel-and-glass buildings mixed with ancient monuments with long and rich history; palaces and museums scattered in the Old Town, sophisticated cafes and restaurants providing unique feelings along with grey marks from the communist era, altogether representing the reborn charm of Romania's modern and interesting capital, with its cultivated sensibility.

Short city tour of Bucharest, with the visit of the Old Town (attractions in the Lipscani/Historical CentreManuc's Inn, the ruins of the Old Court), Victoriei Boulevard with the Romanian Athenaeum - the capital's cultural landmark, the former Royal Palace, the Cantacuzino PalaceKretzulescu church

Welcome dinner in a beautiful historic restaurant: The Beer Wagon (Caru’ cu Bere)

Accommodation in Bucharest

Day 2

Bucharest - Ramnicu Valcea - Horezu - Olt Valley - Sibiu (former European Capital of Culture)

Leaving Bucharest for Ramnicu Valcea - Horezu. Following a picturesque winding route, the "Black Hill" - descending in the SubCarpathians and stopping in Horezu village. Visit of the Horezu monastery, founded in the XVIIth century by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu, a masterpiece of the original Romanian Brancovenesc style.

The monastery belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.

On the way, visit of Cozia monastery, beautifully located on the Olt riverbanks, built in the XIVth century by the Romanian ruler Mircea the Elder.

In the afternoon, the tour of the medieval centre of Sibiu, one of Romania’s most attractive cities: the Large Square with Brukenthal Palace, Haller House, the Catholic Church and the Council Tower - symbol of the city; the Small Square with Luxembourg House, the Liar's Bridge, the House of Arts; Huet Square with the Evangelical Church; the Fortress street.

Considered in its earlier days one of the best fortified citadels in Europe, Sibiu retains and displays the testimonies of a glorious past, and offers the best mix between a medieval atmosphere and a modern outlook.

*Optional: dinner with traditional menu and folk show in a rural pension, in Sibiel (largest glass icons museum in Transylvania, 22 km from Sibiu)

Dinner and accommodation in Sibiu

Day 3

Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov

Transfer to Sighisoara, small fortified city in the heart of Transylvania, visit of the well preserved fortified site: the Stag House, the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Venetian House, the Covered Stairs.

Sighisoara (Schässburg in German) is one of the most visited cities in Transylvania, and offers an outstanding testimony of the local Saxons culture. The best preserved medieval citadel in Romania, Sighisoara offers a genuine feeling of a medieval fortress that has been inhabited continuously.

En route to Brasov, one of the seven medieval citadels which founded the historic Transylvania (Siebenbürgen in German, "Seven Citadels") - short city tour with the visit of the City Council Square, the Black Church (Brasov's landmark, over 500 years old, the largest Gothic church in SE Europe, hosts one of the greatest pipe organs in Europe), Ecaterina's gate, a fairy-looking medieval tower, part of the last preserved original city gates. 

Brasov (Kronstadt in German, “Crown City”), surrounded on three sides by the mountains, was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian (Romanian ancestors) site.

It is a remarkable city which hosts Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance architecture, as well as other historical attractions. The marks of the Saxon heritage, are well preserved mainly in the Old Town.

Dinner with traditional menu and accommodation in Brasov/Poiana Brasov

Day 4

Brasov - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov

Transfer to Sinaia mountain resort, the ”Pearl of the  Carpathians”, visit of 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 furniture and valuable paintings.

Lunch and wine tasting (sparkling wines produced using the traditional method) in the "Rhein Azuga" wine cellars, the former supplier of the Romanian Royal Court. 

In the afternoon - visit of the Bran Castle, known as the Dracula’s Castle. The medieval stronghold perched on rocks high above the valley was built in the XIVth century, in order to protect the peasants and landowners at the border between the two historical provinces: Walachia and Transylvania.

Traditional dinner and accommodation in Brasov/Poiana Brasov

Day 5

Brasov - Tulcea - Danube Delta

Transfer from Brasov into the Dobrogea region (situated between the Danube river and the Black Sea) to Tulcea, an important and ancient harbour, with Byzantine, Genovese, and Ottoman influences, considered to be the entry gate in the Danube Delta.

Leaving Tulcea you will be guided to the selected hotel (by bus/car/boat) in the Danube Delta.

Danube Delta, a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site, a UNESCO protected area is one of Romania’s leading tourism attractions and offers a completely different experience, compared with other European regions, for its travelers.

The accommodations in the Danube Delta comprise hotels, floating hotels, ships, rural pensions, villas, bungalows, hostels, holiday villages, camping sites, youth camps.

Each traveler will have the opportunity to enjoy the tours in the Danube Delta: fishing expeditions, birdwatching, itinerant tourism, discovery tourism, specialized trips, scientific trips, youth programs tourism, rural tourism, ecotourism, rest & relax tourism, kayak tours.

Dinner and accommodation

* Optional, en route short stop in Ploiesti (in the mid XIXth century the Ploiești region was one of the world's leading oil extraction and refinery sites), and visit of the Clock Museum, sheltering valuable exhibits from the XVIth century till nowadays.

Day 6

Danube Delta

One full day dedicated to the Danube Delta, includes a 3-4 hours boating on the waterways, and lakes.

The Danube Delta, a sanctuary for birds, fish, and animals, is the third largest biodiversity in the world (over 5,500 flora & fauna species) spreading over 5,050 km2 of marshes, canals, reed islets and lakes.

This special place, Europe’s best preserved delta is considered to be the largest and most compact reed bed area in the world, sheltering the richest ornithological fauna.

The tourists / wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the charm of this  wonderful region. 

The Danube Delta shows the well preserved spirit of the locals (“Lipovans”), with the specific fisheries (“cherhanale”) and houses covered with reed roofs, and their traditions: fishing, beeskeeping, gardening and cattle raising, craftsmanship.

The local gastronomy will charm the tourists with the original fish dishes (fish broth, stuffed fish, brines, fish meatballs, fish egg/roe salad, seafood – the best in Romania).

Dinner and accommodation

Day 7

Danube Delta - Bucharest

Transfer from Danube Delta to Bucharest.

Bucharest: visit of the Palace of Parliament, a place full of superlatives: world’s largest civilian building, most expensive administrative building and world’s heaviest building (last entry 3:45 pm).

The Palace of the Parliament was designed and its construction started in 1984, during the Ceausescu’s communist regime.Its enormous rooms, halls and galleries are richly decorated with sculptures, golden plasters, intricate ceilings artworks, opulent tapestries and huge carpets, altogether aiming to overwhelm the visitors.

Farewell dinner and accommodation in Bucharest

Day 8

Transfer to "Henri Coanda" Airport, Bucharest.

 

Goodbye Romania !

Price/pers in EUR

Double room                    Single room supplement
505 175

The prices are valid for a minimum 30 paying persons/group.

Included services:

7 nights accommodation in recommended 3*-4* hotels

7 dinners (2 courses, dessert)

1 lunch and wine tasting in Rhein Azuga wine cellar

tour guide in the language of your choice (English, German, French)

transportation for the whole tour

Not included services:

entrance fees

transfers&excursions in the Danube Delta

other services not mentioned

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