Bucharest and Transylvania
Day 1 Bucharest
Arrival at Bucharest International Airport.
Welcome from Romanian English speaking guide.
Transfer at the hotel.
Accommodation in Bucharest.
Day 2 Bucharest - Sinaia - breakfast, dinner
We start with Parliament Palace visit, the second building on Earth, after the Pentagon. Panoramic tour of Bucharest: Cathedral of the Patriarchy, University Square, Revolution Square, Romanian Athenaeum (architectural masterpiece; here is the main hall concerts for one of the most prestigious Classical Music Festivals on Earth!), Union Square. Departure to Sinaia, “The Pearl of Carpathians”. Arrival in Sinaia. Visit of Peles Castle, Romanian most beautiful castle, former Romanian Royal Family summer residence. Today a very rich museum, architectural masterpiece built in German style, between 1875 and 1914.
Check in at the hotel.
Accommodation in Sinaia.
Day 3 Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara - breakfast, dinner
Departure to Bran.
Visit the Bran Castle, listed in Top 10 Most Famous Castles on Earth, connected to Dracula legend, one of Romania’s most prestigious touristic icon. Built at the end of XIV-th century, Bran Castle had many owners, including Queen Maria. Departure to Brasov. Brasov walking city tour: City Hall Square, City Hall, Saint Nicholas Church, Franciscan Monastery, Brasov Fortress and of course, The Cord Street (the narrowest street on Earth!), The Black Church, the icon monument of Brasov. This is the largest Catholic church in Romania and the largest one between Vienna and Istanbul, Gothic style architecture. Inside, one of the largest organ in Romania and also a beautiful collection of oriental carpets.
Departure for Sighisoara.
Check in at the hotel.
Accommodation in Sighisoara.
Day 4 Sighisoara - Sibiu - breakfast, dinner
Visit of Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, the only citadel in Europe entirely inhabited. Medieval city tour: Clock Tower (the best preserved monument, hosting today City Museum), Vlad Dracul House (here was born in 1431, Vlad Tepes, the legendary prince assimilated often with Dracula Prince), Stag House, Venetian House, School Street, Stair’s House, Catholic Cathedral (or „Church on the Hill” , situated on the top of the hill, the third largest Catholic Cathedral in Romania after The Black Church in Brasov and Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Cluj-Napoca). Departure to Medias, one of the seven „Sieben Burgen”. Medias short walking tour: Cathedral, Stephan Ludwig Roth College, Covered Stairs, Castle Square, Maria’s Tower.
Departure to Sibiu. On the way, panoramic tour of Medias, another saxon Transylvanian city.
Visit of “Astra” Museum, one of the richest Ethnographic Museums in the world. Walking tour visit of Sibiu, European Cultural Capital in 2007: Grande Square, Little Square, Huet Square, Evangelical Church, Catholic Cathedral, The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary, Orthodox Cathedral, Bridge of Lies, Craftsmen’s Square, Goldsmith Square, City Hall, City Hall Tower, Bruckenthal Museum.
Dinner in Chinese Restaurant in Sibiu.
Accommodation in Sibiu.
Day 5 Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj-Napoca - breakfast, dinner
Departure to Alba Iulia, considered as “Romania’s Union Capital”. Alba Iulia city tour: We start with “Reunification Cathedral”, also called “Coronation Cathedral” , was built between 1921 and 1922 . This is the Cathedral, where , on October 15-th 1922, was crowned Ferdinand and Maria, as King and Queen of Reunified Romania, called “Great Romania”. Visit then Catholic Cathedral of Alba Iulia. Then we will admire Princiary Palace and Equestrian Statue of Mihai Viteazul/Michael the Brave. We will visit then „Alba Carolina” Vauban style medieval citadel, masterpiece of Vauban style. We will complete the tour of the Three Gates and, if we will have chance, maybe we’ll attend Guard Change. At the end of the tour, we will visit the cell where were incarcerated the heroes Horia, Closca and Crisan, the leaders of Horea, Closca and Crisan Revolt, in 1784.
Departure for Turda.
Visit of the impressive salt mine.
Departure for Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania’s Capital.
Arrival in Cluj-Napoca.
Cluj-Napoca walking city tour: National Theater, Orthodox Cathedral, Tailor’s Bastion, University, St Michael’s Cathedral, Mathias King Equestrian Statue.
Dinner in Chinese Restaurant.
Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.
Day 6 Cluj-Napoca - breakfast
Transfer to Cluj-Napoca International Airport.