19/4 Eroilor Blvd, 400129, Cluj-Napoca, Romania  +40 744 391857
   +40 264 590966    +40 745 204263
   +40 264 569964     travel@ciel-voyages.ro
   Monday-Friday 9-18, Saturday 9-13     daniel.tamasan@ciel-voyages.ro

 

 



FAST SEARCH
Transylvania - Crossing Romania, Wallachia and Transylvania Back

8 days / 7 nights

from 595 eur/person

departures on request


Crossing Romania, Wallachia and Transylvania

Day 1 Flight to Bucharest
Arrival at Bucharest International airport.
Welcome from your guide.
Transfer at the hotel.
Accommodation in Bucharest.

Day 2 Bucharest - breakfast
Breakfast.
Vlad Tepes, Prince of Vallachia signed at 21 September 1459, “Act of Attestation of Bucharest”.
This is our first “rendez-vous” with “Dracula Legend”.
Bucharest panoramic city tour: Parliament Palace (“Casa Poporului”, second building on Earth, after The Pentagon”), Romanian Athenaeum, University Square, Revolution Square, Patriarchal Cathedral.
Afternoon at leisure.
Optional visit: History Museum, Romanian Art Museum, Romanian Peasant Museum.
Accommodation in Bucharest

Day 3 Bucharest - Targoviste - Sinaia - breakfast
Breakfast.
Departure for Targoviste, former Capital of Vallachia between 1396 and 1714 (with some interruptions, due to the ascension of Bucharest ; Bucharest became finally Capital of Vallachia, of Romanian United Principalities, Of Romanian Kingdom and today’s Capital of Romania).
We visit Targoviste Princiary Court, the second “rendez-vous” with “Dracula Legend”, from here Vlad Tepes ruled Vallachia.
Departure for Sinaia, “The Pearl of Carpathians”.
Arrival at Sinaia.
Visit of Peles Castle, architectural masterpiece, former summer residence of Romanian Royale family, today one of the richest museums of Romania.
Accommodation in Sinaia.

Day 4 Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara - breakfast, dinner
Breakfast.
Departure for Bran.
Bran Castle, or “Dracula Castle”, is in “Top 10 most famous castles on Earth!”, also being considered as the most expensive medieval castle ever built! Bran Castle is our third “rendez-vous” with “Dracula Legend”.
Departure for Brasov “Kronstadt”, another very important Transylvanian city with saxon heritage.
Brasov walking tour: City Hall Square, City Hall, Corde Street (narrowest on Earth!), Black Church.
Departure for Sighisoara, considered as “Pearl of Transylvania”, “Sachsisch Regen” (saxon name). Arrival in Sighisoara, our fourth “rendez-vous” with “Dracula Legend”.
Two hours walking tour of Medieval City of Sighisoara, dominating the hill. Classified as UNESCO Patrimony.
Sighisoara is the city where the famous Prince Vlad Tepes (surnamed “Vlad the Impaler”), born in 1431.
The tour will include: a few of 9 existing towers (in total the city counted 14 towers), “Vlad Dracul” House (XV-th century), Venetian House, Stag House, Covered Stairs , The Church on the Hill .
Dinner.
Accommodation in Sighisoara.

Day 5 Sighisoara - Reghin - Bistrita - Piatra Fantanele - Cluj-Napoca - breakfast, lunch
Breakfast.
Departure for Piatra Fantanele, in Borgo Pass, in the heart of the Carpathians, famous place described by Bram Stocker in his novel “Dracula”.
Stop in Reghin “Sachsisch Regen”, another city with saxon heritage.
Visit of “Gliga” Violin Factory, as Reghin is considered as Capital of Romanian violin industry.
You have the possibility to buy one.
We continue to Piatra Fantanele.
This is our fifth “rendez-vous” with “Dracula Legend”.
We will watch “Dracula show” in Hotel “Castel Dracula”.
Possibility of photos, if good weather, panorama will be splendid.
Lunch at the restaurant of the hotel.
Back to Cluj-Napoca.
Short stop in Bistrita “Bistritz”, another city with an important saxon heritage.
Visit of Evangelical Church, masterpiece of Transylvanian Gothic style.
We continue to Cluj-Napoca.
Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

Day 6 Cluj-Napoca - Turda - Alba Iulia - Sibiu - breakfast, dinner
Breakfast.
Cluj-Napoca walking city tour: Saint Michael Church, The University, Evangelical Church, Equestrian Statue of Mathias Corvin, Mathias Corvin birth house, National Theatre, Orthodox Cathedral.
Departure for Turda Salt Mine.
Departure for Alba Iulia, “Romania’s Unification Capital” and former Capital of Transylvania.
Alba Iulia city tour: Reunification Cathedral (“Coronation Cathedral”: here were crowned Ferdinand and Maria, on October 15-th 1922, as King and Queen of Great Romania), Catholic Cathedral, Princely Palace, Equestrian Statue of Mihai Viteazul/Michael the Brave.
Michael the Brave was the first ever Romanian Prince to achieve the Unification of the Three Historical Romanian Provinces (Transylvania, Moldova and Tara Romaneasca /Vallachia), on November the 1-st 1599.
Also, in Alba Iulia, the Great Romania was born on December 1-st 1918.
We finish Alba Iulia tour with „Alba Carolina” medieval fortress tour, Vauban style masterpiece.
If we have chance, we can attend the ceremony of “guard change”.
At the end of Alba Carolina tour, we will arrive at the cell where Horia, Closca and Crisan, the leaders of “Revolt of Horea, Closca and Crisan” from 1784.
Departure for Sibiu, “Hermannstadt” .
Arrival in Sibiu, “Hermannstadt”, another very important Transylvanian city, also with saxon heritage, former European Cultural Capital in 2007.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Sibiu.
Accommodation in Sibiu.

Day 7 Sibiu - via Transfagarasan (period B) - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest - breakfast, dinner
Breakfast.
Sibiu walking city tour: Grand Square, Petite Square, Huet Square, Evangelical Church, Catholic Cathedral , Lutheran Cathedral of Sainte Marie, Orthodox Cathedral, Liars Bridge, Handicrafts Square, City Hall, City Hall Tower, Bruckenthal Museum.
Departure for Curtea de Arges, via Transfagarasan crossing “The Alps of Transylvania” at 2042 meters altitude, one of the most spectacular alpine routes in Europe.
We stop at Poienari Citadel, built by Prince Vlad Tepes between 1456 et 1462, this place being the sixth place of our itinerary, connected with “Dracula Legend”.
Curtea de Arges was the first Capital of Vallachia, till 1396.
We visit Curtea de Arges Monastery, known as „Manole Master Monastery”, or “Metropolitan Cathedral”, or
„Sainte Sophie of Romania”.
Inside the Monastery lies the graves of Romanian Kings and Queens: Charles the 1st and Queen Elisabeta, Ferdinand and Queen Maria, Charles the 2nd.
Departure for Bucharest.
Arrival at Bucharest.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation in Bucharest.

Day 7 Sibiu - via Olt Valley (period A) - Cozia - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest - breakfast, dinner
Breakfast.
Sibiu walking city tour: Grand Square, Petite Square, Huet Square, Evangelical Church, Catholic Cathedral , Lutheran Cathedral of Sainte Marie, Orthodox Cathedral, Liars Bridge, Handicrafts Square, City Hall, City Hall Tower, Bruckenthal Museum.
Departure for Curtea de Arges , via Olt Valley.
Stop at Cozia Monastery, for a short visit.
Cozia Monastery was built by Prince Mircea cel Batran (“Mircea the Old”), Prince of Vallachia between 1386 and 1395 and between 1397 and 1418.
As Mircea cel Batran was the grandfather of Vlad Tepes, , we can consider this place as being the sixth place of our itinerary, connected with “Dracula Legend”.
Curtea de Arges was the first Capital of Vallachia, till 1396.
We visit Curtea de Arges Monastery, known as „Manole Master Monastery”, or “Metropolitan Cathedral”, or „Sainte Sophie of Romania”.
Inside the Monastery lies the graves of Romanian Kings and Queens: Charles the 1st and Queen Elisabeta, Ferdinand and Queen Maria, Charles the 2nd.
Departure for Bucharest.
Arrival at Bucharest.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation in Bucharest.

Day 8 Bucharest - flight back home - breakfast
Breakfast.
Transfer at Bucharest international airport.
Flight back home.


Our destinations Holiday types Quick Links
Transylvania Bukovina
Oltenia Banat & Crisana
Maramures Wallachia
Moldavia Dobrogea
Group tours Recommended offers Romania and other countries
Sale Short tours Spa & wellness
Week's offers

Contact

How to book?

Privacy

Consumer protection

Disclaimer

Copyright ©2012 CIEL VOYAGES ®