Bucharest – Bran – Sighisoara – Brasov – Sinaia- Bucharest (3 days trip)
Bran Castle is located in the heart of Romania, at the border between Transylvania and Wallachia regions. It is about 30 km south from the city of Brasov, in the village of Bran. The medieval castle of Bran is worldwide known as the residence of Dracula (Bram Stoker’s character which was supposedly inspired by Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian ruler of Wallachia). However its history is far more interesting than the myth. Bran Castle has had different owners along centuries and it was even a royal residence.
Situated on the Târnava Mare River, in Transylvania, the formerly Saxon city of Sighisoara is one of the region’s most beautiful cities. Consisting of an upper and a lower-city, the upper-city is actually a castle, sitting on a 72m high peak. Sighisoara appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is one of the most impressive medieval fortified cities in Europe and one of the few still inhabited medieval fortresses in the world. Its main attraction is the Clock Tower, built in 1556. The House of Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) is another tourist attraction, nowadays a restaurant.
In the central square stands the Old Town Hall (1420), now home to Brasov’s History Museum, while the southeast corner is dominated by the town’s most famous landmark, the Black Church. In Brasov you can walk on the narrowest street in Romania (the Rope street) and admire Catherine’s Gate and the city walls and bastions.
Sinaia is the most beautiful and exquisite mountain resort in Romania. You can see one of the most stunning castles in Europe, Peles Castle, the former Romanian royal family’s summer residence. Inside Peles Castle you can wallow in a lavish world of art and history with influences from different cultures (Italian, Turkish, French, Moorish). It is a real masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, built in a dreamy landscape by King Carol I of Romania. You will discover Sinaia Monastery, a symbol of the simplicity and artistry of the Orthodox spirituality. The monastery is over 300 years old. It is called “the Cathedral of the Carpathians” due to its location, surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery.
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Sighisoara City tour.
Tourist attractions: The Clock Tower, The House of Vlad Tepes.
Dinner at Dracula’s restaurant.
Brasov City tour.
Tourist attractions: The Black Church, Catherine’s Gate, the Bastions, Bran Castle.
Accommodation in Sinaia.
Tourist attractions: Sinaia Monastery, the Peles Castle.
We arrive in Bucharest in the evening.