Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of Dracula? Well, now’s your chance. Join us for a journey that takes us into the depths of Transylvania for a magical trip that will involve castle visits, countryside walks, sightseeing and a visit to Romania’s capital.
• Visit the magical Bran (Dracula) and Peles Castles
• Hike to Romania’s famous Heroe’s Cross & the picturesque Poiana Regala (Royal Meadow)
• Visit the picturesque towns of Brasov & Sinaia
• Indulge in the local cuisine and wines of Romania
• Complete the trip with a tour of Bucharest’s key sites
We leave Bucharest and make our way to Bran Castle
Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets and is commonly known as “Dracula’s castle”. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to build the Citadel. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia.
Brașov is a city in the Transylvania region of Romania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It’s known for it’s medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes. Piaţa Sfatului (Council Square) in the cobbled old town is surrounded by colorful baroque buildings and is home to the Casa Sfatului, a former town hall turned local history museum. We then head back to the town of Sinaia where we’ll be based for the next 2 days.
Friday Sept 21st
HEROE’S CROSS HIKE & CABLE CAR RIDE
On Friday morning we head towards the town of Busteni and enjoy a cable car ride to the top of the mountain. We then walk from Babele to Heroes’ Cross along the plateau of the mountains with magnificent views across the valley. It’s a straightforward, simple hike of 2-3 hours.
We then return to Sinaia and visit the town
Saturday Sept 22nd
PELES CASTLE VIST
We visit Peles Castle a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova, a town situated on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, Built between 1873 and 1914, it’s inauguration was held in 1883. It was constructed for King Carol I. We then go on a walk to Poiana Regala (Royal Meadow) where we have lunch. The walk will take us through forests and upto a magnificent meadow.
Late afternoon we return to Bucharest (Overnight stay in hotel)
Sunday Sept 23rd
We visit some of the key attractions in Bucharest with our guide
Visit Constitution Square and the Palace of the Parliament – the second largest building in the World. The Romanian Parliament also known as “Casa Poporului” (The People’s House) is 12 storey’s high and has 3100 rooms. We will also see Union Square, Spring fountains, Roman Square and Victory Square
4 Nights hotel stay
All transportation in Romania
Hike leader during
Private guided tour of Bucharest
All entry fees into castles
Does not include: Flights, Food etc
Leave London Heathrow (LHR) 19 Sep 11:40
Arrive Bucharest (OTP) 19 Sep 17:00
Leave Bucharest, Bucharest (OTP), Romania 23 Sep 18:00
Arrive London, Heathrow (LHR) 23 Sep 19:30
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