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Carpathian Mountains and Transylvania


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Itinerary

1st Day Frankfurt - Bucharest – Pitesti
We will fly from Frankfurt to Bucharest, where we will be expected by your english speaking guide. Transfer to your hotel in Pitesti.

 

2nd Day Pitesti - Sibiu
In the morning, we'll visit the monastery Curtea de Arges. The former sovereign's residence was built in Moorish style and is special for its decorated monastery church, from the year 1517. After that, the trip continues towards the Red Tower Pas, to Transylvania. At the monastery Cozia, that was built in the 14th century and is the oldest in Romania, the bus will make a short stop and we have the opportunity to take some nice photographs. After that, we reach Sibiu, where we will find out more about the sights during a city tour. In the good preserved medieval centre, there is still a part of the impressing old city to see. Powerful, the Protestant City Church of the 14th-15th centuries, raises in the little ring. To be seen are also the late baroque Bruckental Palace with its outstanding decorations and the numerous small and large medieval churches of the historic city centre. Festive dinner with wine-tasting and folklore music at the R."Sibiul Vechi".

 

3rd Day Sibiu - Targu Mures
After breakfast we'll drive to Medias, where we can see the famous Margareth Church with its largest wing altar of Romania. After that, we will drive to Biertan, where we can admire the largest church castle of Transylvania - residence of the Protestant Bishops until the 19th century. After that we will make an idyllic trip to Sighisoara, an outspoken attractive medieval city. This city gives an entirely special disposition with its pastel colours of the old town buildings. We will visit the famous Clock Tower, the house where Count Dracula was born and the medieval Mountain Church. We will drive then to Targu Mures and we’ll make a city tour. We will see the Culture Palace and the Orthodox Cathedral.

 

4th Day Targu Mures - Suceava
In the morning we‘ll reach Bistrita. We’ll make a city tour and visit the impressive Protestant Church of the 14th century. We can admire the buildings around the former grain market, which are still in good condition. We will drive after that through the East Carpathians, to reach Moldavia. On your way we’ll make a stop at the castle-hotel Dracula, the famous character from Bram Stoker's book. The first stop is in Campulung Moldovenesc, a beautiful little town in the Moldavia Valley. Here we’ll visit the Wood Museum with its wooden household objects.

 

5th Day Tour of the monasteries
Today we will enjoy a tour, that will bring us closer to the beauty of the Bucovina monasteries. First stop is at the monastery Voronet, a real "symphony in blue". The harmonious unit was built by Stefan the Great in the 15th century and is well known for its frescos. The monumental wall painting of the "Last Judgement", that covers the entire vest front, will captivate each visitor and will remind us of the master works of the Sixtine Chapel. After visiting this, we will drive further to the monastery of Moldovita, that is also famous for its outside frescos. In this unit, the monastery life is much closer to feel: nuns are living and working here. The last station of our trip is the monastery Sucevita, with its large ensemble of defense and religious buildings. The wall paintings in their illuminating colours, like the " John’s Sky Latter " or the numerous picture stories about the romanian history, are breathtaking.

 

6th Day Suceava – Predeal
In the morning we will drive to the south and we’ll arrive in the southern part of Bucovina, in the romanian region, Moldavia. Giant foliage forests and needle forests, fruitful river valleys, little villages and numerous fort churches and monasteries make this area to a preferred starting point for the sight-seeing tours. At the famous monastery Neamt, which was established by Stefan the Great, the bus makes a stop. The powerful walls impress its visitors right from the entrance. Especially worthwhile is the church of Christ's Ascension, as well as the monastery museum. In the evening we will arrive in Predeal. 

 

7th Day Predeal
Predeal is a popular air spa at the border between Valachia and Transylvania and is the city at the highest altitude in Romania, at 1040 m height over the sea. We will visit the Castle Peles, that reminds us of the german castles from the middle ages, with its gothic and renaissance elements. The former royal summer residence was used by Ceausescu until 1989. After the visit we will drive to the Bran Castle, that will introduce us into the legendary world of Count Dracula. Even if this was never the home of the thirsty Count, the romantic shapes of the castle encourages the imagination. The numerous towers and the luxurious decoration invite to a stroll through the 14th century. In the afternoon we will make a city tour of Brasov. The largest and most important city of Transylvania is well known for its pretty colourful buildings. We will visit the Black Church, one of the largest gothic sacral buildings of Eastern Europe, the old city hall, as well as the Orthodox Church in the old town. After the sightseeing we will return to the hotel. In the evening, we’ll be expected at a festive dinner with an entertaining folklore-music programme at R."Cabana 3 Brazi".

 

8th Day Predeal - Bucharest - Frankfurt
In the morning we’ll drive to Bucharest and we’ll make here a city tour. The highlights are the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building of the world, and the Patriarchal Church, residence of the orthodox head of Romania. In the well known village museum, we’ll see many good preserved houses and yards from different regions of Romania, a fascinating open-air museum. In the afternoon transfer to the airport, farewell to the romanian guide and flight home.

Price
Minimum of persons 20 pax 25 pax 30 pax 35 pax 40 pax 45 pax
Price per person (Dbl room/HB) 305 € 280 € 270 € 260 € 250 € 240 €
Single room - supplement 105 € 105 € 105 € 105 € 105 € 105 €
Entrances- supplement 35 € 35 € 35 € 35 € 35 € 35 €