Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km north of Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region. Brasov county is one of the most visited by tourists.
Other great touristic attraction of the county is Bran. 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 as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula.
Day 1. Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov
In the morning we will start our journey to the town of Brasov. On the way we will stop for a visit at Snagov Monastery. About 40 kilometers north of Bucharest, on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake, lays the monastery with the same name. Built around the time of Vlad the Impaler's grandfather, the monastery has become famous as the burial place of the infamous prince of Wallachia.
After a delicious Romanian meal we will continue our day with a walking tour in the historical center of Brasov.
Highlights: Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, The Blacksmiths Bastion, The Weavers Bastion, The Ropemakers Bastion, The Drapers Bastion.
Day 2. Brasov - Bran - Rasnov - Brasov
Discover one of the most famous sights in Romania, Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle, a medieval dwelling dating from the 14th century.
Afterwards we will head to the town of Rasnov to explore their amazing fortress. Approximately halfway between Brasov and Bran, lies the town of Rasnov, which was founded around 1225 by German Teutonic Knights. Rasnov’s impressive fortress - was built in the 14th century to protect the people of Rasnov and surrounding villages from the numerous invasions happening at the time. During periods of war, the townsfolk would pick up their cattle and retreat into the fortress.
Day 3. Brasov - Prejmer - Sinaia - Bucharest
Fortified church of Prejmer - One of Eastern Europe’s best preserved fortified churches lies 16km northeast of Brasov. Surrounding a cross-shaped church (originally built by the Teutonic knights) are walls 12m high and 4m thick that protected the church and Prejmer’s inhabitants during times of war, when each family would retreat into its own room.
Our last stop will be in Sinaia, to visit Peles Castle, an astounding Royal residence, dating from the end of the 19th century.
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