Day 1: Bucharest Airport - Bucharest City.
Pass By: Henri Coandă International Airport, Calea Bucureştilor 224E, Otopeni 075150, Romania
Welcome to Romania! Pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Bucharest. Check in to the hotel. Walking tour of the old town of Bucharest where the guide will show you the main attractions and some places where you can have dinner. The rest of the day at your leisure.
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Trianon Hotel, a 3-star hotel, very good located, or similar.
Day 2: Bucharest - Cotroceni Palace - The Spring Palace - Brasov.
Stop At: Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni), Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116 Romania
Is built in French neo-baroque style and it reminds us of the Grand Opera in Paris. The most impressive room is the Union Room, where the most important receptions are taking place. Constructed from 1888 to 1893 at the behest of Romania's first king, Carol I, Cotroceni Palace has since 1991 been the official residence of the Romanian President. Built on the site of a former monastery (the foundations and cellars of which remain, and form part of the tour of the palace), the palace was designed by a French team of architects, led by Paul Gottereau. The design would form something of a blueprint for Romanian domestic architecture for years to come. It served as the Bucharest residence of the Romanian royal family until 1939.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: House of Ceauşescu, Bulevardul Primăverii 50, București 014192, Romania
The former residence of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu can now be visited on a guided tour. Built in the 1960s and known by the codename P50 during the communist period, the 80-room Spring Palace (to use the English translation of its name) served as a home for the Ceausescus for almost two decades. First of all, the palace has 80 rooms. Yes, that’s right. It may not look massive on the outside, but it’s spacious on the inside.
You will also find an indoor pool, a SPA, a hair salon, and even a bunker – but we’ll get to this later. The rooms have chandeliers, which are made out of Murano crystal. The carpets are made out of Indian silk. There’s also a press house, a movie theatre, a greenhouse and a bunker.
This room is approximately 10 feet underground and the entry is disguised by an upholstered door. In the case of bombing or a nuclear attack, the Ceausescu family would refuge here. The bunker has a special ventilating system because he was paranoid about being poisoned through these systems.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at Casa Timar or similar.
Day 3: Brasov - Old Town - Bran Castle - Sighisoara.
Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
Spend 2 hours exploring the old city of Brasov - Kronstadt - by visiting the most important points of interest as the Black Church - the biggest Gothic monument between Wien and Istanbul, the Rope Street - the narrowest street in Eastern Europe and the old Council Hall. As you stroll, learn about Braşov’s history — from the Middle Ages through to present day. Explore the medieval fortress of Brasov, formerly one of Europe's most secure fortresses. See the preserved old wall, the Black and White Towers and the Weaver's Bastion. Also, learn about Ecatherine's Gate, situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the fortress and its 4 little towers symbolising the medieval right of life and death over the vassal's lives.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
A highlight of your cultural excursion will be the visit to the medieval Bran Castle. Better known as Dracula’s Castle, it is associated with the real Vlad the Impaler who became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous vampire Count Dracula. Continue to Bran, famous for the imposing fortress connected to the legend of Count Dracula. Hear tales about the real-life Vlad the Impaler, said to have inspired Bram Stoker. Get panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from the remains of the citadel.
Enjoy some free time to find keepsakes in the souvenir market, and then have a traditional lunch in Bran village before heading to Sighisoara.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara Medieval Town at Casa Wagner Hotel, a 3-star hotel, or similar.
Day 4: Sighisoara - Peles Castle - Bucharest City.or Bucharest International Airport.
Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
Drive into the Transylvanian Alps to Sinaia and Brasov. Sinaia was named after the Mount Sinai and is known for its beautiful late 17th-Century Byzantine monastery. You will visit the neo-classical Peleș Castle, built on a medieval route that linked Transylvania to Wallachia. Peles Castle was built in the 19th century according to the specifications of Romania's first King, Carol I, and it is one of Romania's most iconic landmarks. Peles Castle is the most impressive castle in Romania and a must-see attraction if you’re passionate about stories of royalty, splendid architecture and history. The summer residence of the royal family until 1948 when it was confiscated by the communist regime, the castle from Sinaia is today, like in its first years, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Henri Coandă International Airport, Calea Bucureştilor 224E, Otopeni 075150, Romania
Transfer to the airport or to your hotel in Bucharest City.
Duration: 5 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.