Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia. Arrive to Bucharest Coanda International Airport. Meet and greet by your tour guide. Then drive north to Sinaia, in the Carpathian Mountains. Orientation tour of this charming mountain resort before the hotel check in. Dinner and evening at leisure. Overnight in Sinaia at the 3 stars Hotel Caraiman.
Day 2: Sinaia – Dracula’s Castle – Brasov – Sighisoara. Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. A morning guided tour of the former royal summer residence, Peles Palace and Gardens is a treat. Cross the mountains into Transylvania. Visit Dracula Castle, in Bran Village. A tour of the Old Brasov will reveal the intriguing architecture of this medieval well preserved town. Feel the frenzy of the local Farmers’ Marketplace. You are en route to Sighisoara, considered to be the best preserved medieval town in Europe. Spend the night inside the fortified town of medieval Sighisoara. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Sighisoara at the 3 stars Hotel Sighisoara. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Sighisoara – The Borgo Pass. In the morning attend a special lecture on Vlad Dracula. Then, on a walking tour of Sighisoara visit the intriguing Clock Tower. Hear tales about punishments at the stake and even view the actual torture instruments on display in the Square History Museum. Do not skip the Torture Chamber. Remember Jonathan Harker diary notes on the way to Bistritza. You are expected for a ritual dinner at the “Golden Crown” Restaurant. Later the coach will bring all of you in the Borgo Pass to meet your unearthly host at the “Dracula Castle” Hotel. Accommodation at the “Dracula Castle” Hotel in the Borgo Pass. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Borgo Pass – Sibiu. After breakfast drive to Sibiu. If you like souvenirs, enjoy your shopping chance in the Chendu Village. After a city tour of Sibiu, drive to Sibiel Village for a glimpse at the Museum of Glass Icons. Enjoy a home hosted traditional Transylvanian dinner in the village of Sibiel – this being a first hand intercultural exchange. Accommodation in Sibiu at the 4 stars Imparatul Romanilor Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Sibiu – Olt River Gorges – Poienari Fortress - Bucharest. After breakfast, take a short walking tour of the old center of Sibiu – the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Then cross the Carpathians back into Wallachia. Prepare to climb the steps of Poienari Fortress, now in ruins. Here, the traitor landlords worked to their death. Interrupt your scenic drive through Walachia, at the Cozia Monastery, the resting place of Mircea the Elder, Vlad’s grandfather. Wrap your day with a traditional Romanian dinner with folk show, by the Herastrau Lake in Bucharest. Accommodation in Bucharest at the 3 stars Hotel Opera. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Bucharest - Snagov Lake. Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. The extensive tour of Bucharest will reveal to you the Old Princely Court – the Bucharest Palace (now in ruins) of Vlad, then stroll in the Village Museum, visit the Palace of the Parliament - the largest building in the world after the Pentagon. After a row boat ride to the mysterious island of Snagov Lake, bow to the alleged graveside of Vlad the Impaler. The empty tomb, here, is still an enigma. Evening at leisure. Accommodation in Bucharest at Hotel Opera. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Bucharest departure. Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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