Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest- Bucharest city tour (30 km)
The guide will wait for you at the Otopeni airport holding a name plate with your name on it. Transfer to the hotel in Bucharest. After a refreshment break we will visit the city with its main attraction points: The Press House, the Kisselef Boulevard, The Arch of Triumph, the Victoriei Square, the Victoriei Street, the Revolution Square, the Cotroceni Palace, the Palace of the Parliament and other old streets like the Lipscani Street. Dinner in a traditional Romanian Restaurant with Valachian specialties, situated near the Hotel.
Day 2: Bucharest - Ploiesti - Sinaia - Brasov (190 km)
After visiting the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon we drive north towards Brasov. |On our way we will see the famous oil fields near Ploiesti. We will have lunch in Sinaia. After lunch we will visit the summer residence o the Romanian royal family. The kings were all of German Prussian origin from the Hohenzoller von Singmaringen family. In the afternoon we arrive in Brasov (Kronstadt). Dinner and overnight accommodation for two nights in the City of the Crown.
Day 3: Brasov, the city from the Middle Ages and Citadels of the Barsa Land (60 km)
City tour in Brasov (3 hours walking time), where we will see the most important cultural objectives of the city from the Middle Ages: the town hall square (inside visitation too), the Black Church (inside visitation too), the Weaver Bastion (inside visitation too), the White and Black Tower, etc. Lunch break in the city. In the afternoon we will drive to Bran (Törzburg) where we will visit the so called Dracula Castle. Afterwards we will visit the Peasant`s Citadel in Rasnov (Rossenau). Dinner in Poiana Brasov by a traditional touristic shepherd house. After dinner we drive back to Brasov.
Day 4: Brasov - Prejmer - Viscri - Sighisoara (150 km)
First we will visit, in Prejmer, the best preserved peasant`s citadel from the Barsa Land. After a two hours drive we arrive in a small village - Viscri (German Weisskirch) where we will find out more about the „Mihai Eminesu Trust" and it`s restauration project. Viscri is an abandoned village which now comes back to life. In the afternoon we drive to Sighisoara (Schässburg). We visit the city and see the main touristic objectives of the so called "Rothenburg ob der Taube from Transylvania": the Clock Tower, the Covered Staircase, Dracula`s birth house etc. Dinner in Dracula`s birth house. Overnightin Sighisoara.
Day 5: Sighisoara - Biertan - Medias - Valea Viilor - Sibiu (160 km)
First we will visit the fortified church in Biertan, which previously used o be the Bishops` residence for more than 300 years. We will also visit the old Pharmacy. We head towards Medias, to visit the Church Castle, on our way passing through Richis and Mosna. Lunch break in Medias- the birth place of Hermann Oberth (the father of space-flight). In the afternoon we drive towards the 3rd UNESCO fortified Church in Valea Viilor/ Wurmloch. After visitation of the church we drive to Sibiu. Dinner and overnight accommodation for 2 nights in Sibiu.
Day 6: Sibiu - European Cultural Capital 2007 & Surroundings (60 km)
After breakfast we take a city tour in the European Cultural Capital 2007. We will visit, among others the Evangelical Church, the Council Tower, The large and the Small Square, the Liars` Bridge, the Peasants` Market etc. Lunch break and free time in Sibiu. In the afternoon we drive to Cristian/ Großau, where we will visit the Fortified Church, and also to Sibiel to see the unique Religious Icons Museum (naive reverse glass painting). We drive back to Sibiu for dinner.
Day 7: Sibiu - Curtea de Arges - Pitesti - Bucuresti (290 km)
Today we head through the Olt River breakthrough towards South. First we will visit the Monastery in Curtea de Arges, a mix between Islamic and Orthodox architecture. Next we head through Pitesti towards Bucharest.
Free time late in the afternoon in Bucharest/ "the little Paris" of the East.
Dinner and overnight accommodation in Bucharest.
Day 8: Returning Home (20 km)
Transfer to the airport. Here you say goodbye to the guide.
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