Day 1: Bucharest – Cozia – Sibiu
Departure from your hotel at 09 a.m. and visit the monastery of Cozia on the Valley of Olt. Later we will arrive in the medieval town of Sibiu, also European Capital of Culture in 2007. Enjoy a tour of the old town with its Big Square, Small Square and the beautiful Evangelical Cathedral in the Huet Square. If requested You can have a special dinner in a peasent’s hous in Sibiel. Overnight in a central located 4* hotel.
Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov
After breakfast we will cross the typical Transylvanian villages and arrive in Biertan where we will visit the Unesco fortified church of Biertan, famous for the tower of divorce that has an interesting legend. Later we will arrive Sighisoara where we can have the lunch right in the house where Vlad Dracula was born. Visit the medieval Unesco citadel of Sighisoara and departure to one of the beautiful cities in Romania that is Brasov, where you can visit the famous Black Church (2 Michelin stars); in the heart of the city, it is the largest Gothic building in the South East Europe and a important monument for the Romanian architecture, which boasts a bell of 6 tons and a remarkable collection of oriental rugs.
Overnight in a 3* hotel close to the old town of Brasov
Day 3: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucharest
After breakfast we'll head to Bran where you need to get to experience the charm of the legend; here is the famous castle which according to tradition was home for the Count Dracula and inspired the novel written by Stoker. Born at the beginning as a military fortress, it was occupied by Maghiars, Austrians, then abandoned and restored to its splendour only in the 19th century. Topped by four towers and magnificent museum rooms, it is a gem of Romanian's medieval art, as well as home of the mysterious charming and creepy Count Dracula.
In the evening visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture dominated by neo German Renaissance style. Stained-glass windows with scenes from German fairy tales, chandeliers in Murano glass, fine wood carvings and gold or Cordoba leather-paneled walls, Sevre porcelain and ivory carvings are completing the picture of the favourite residence of the royal family and especially of Queen Elizabeth. Peles Castle may be considered the castle of Records - it was the first building of its kind to have since the construction a central heating system and elevator - in the theatre ordered by the queen was presented for the first time in Romania a movie. Close to Peles Castle is the Pelisor Castle (The Little Peles), the summer residence of the successor of King Charles I.
We will arrive back to Bucharest in late evening to your indicated hotel/address.