TASTE OF ROMANIA – Medieval Castles, traditions and beautiful landscapes in the Carpatian Mountains
2 Days trip to Brasov and Bran Area
About the area and Grand Hotel Perla Ciucasului:
Tarlungeni is a village in Brasov City, Transylvania, Romania,
10 kilometres away from Brasov City. It is crossed by Tarlung and Zizin creeks.
The history of Tarlungeni runs back to the 15th century. It was named after the Tarlung creek that runs through the western side of the village.
Located in Tarlungeni, not far away from Brasov City, the Complex was built in an oasis of peace and harmony, with springs from Ciucas Mountains, a lake and fresh air.
Surrounded by hills, mountains and forests, Grand Hotel Perla Ciucasului Complex provides the ideal conditions for an unforgettable stay.
The complex comprises a 4-star hotel with 40 double rooms, a restaurant, 2 luxury villas, a conference hall (40 seats), a tennis court, a football field, a tourist sheepfold, a horse ridding center, a game room (pool, table tennis and darts).
The spring water is one of the many advantages of this hotel.
The water comes from the Ciucas Mountains, The White Rock, regarded as the best quality water in Brasov County area, suitable for consumption straight from the tap.
In this wonderful resort, amongst many other gastronomic delights you will be able to enjoy the 100% natural dairy products. The soft cow cheese, hard cheese, curdled and fresh milk, Romanian gourmet cheese, cow cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese are all home-made.
In the summertime you can relax at the restaurant’s terrace, a genuine oasis of greenery and quietness, inside the rustic gazebos surrounded by flowers.
The COMPLEX PERLA CIUCASULUI 3* is situated on 32 hectares and offers a lot of sport activities:
The hotel has a conference room with an audio system, a projector, a screen-projector and a flip chart.
Visit to the sheepfold
We organize visits to the sheepfold. There you can watch or even take part in cow or sheep milking, in the preparation of the cheese and you can visit the animal sheds.
Arrival in Bucharest at about 19.00 P.M.
Price is for groups of 40 paying people
Prahova Valley (Valea Prahovei) is the valley where the Prahova river makes its way between the Bucegi and the Baiu Mountains, in the Carpathians. Historically, it was the most important passage way between the principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania.
Highlights: Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel
Bram Stoker’s character, Dracula, is a Transylvanian Count with a castle located high above a valley perched on a rock with a flowing river below in the Principality of Transylvania.
This character is often confused with Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), sometimes known as Vlad Dracul, who was a Walachian Prince with a castle, now in ruins, located in the Principality of Wallachia. Because Bran Castle is the only castle in all of Transylvania that actually fits Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s Castle, it is known throughout the world as Dracula’s Castle.
Lunch in Bran area at a traditional restaurant.
Rasnov Citadel is the most well-known touristic attraction from Rasnov city. It is also known as “The peasant Rasnov Citadel”, and it is a national monument belonging to the A class.
The field around the citadel, now covered with trees, used to be only an empty cliff covered only with wild rose bushes. Because of this, the place was called The Valley of Roses. The settlement was first mentioned in an official document in 1388, under the name of Villa Rosarum, or Rosendorf, in translation The Village of Roses.
In the evening, arrival at Tarlungeni, accommodation in Grand Hotel Perla Ciucasului. Festive dinner.
After lunch, departure for Brasov.
Resplendent with Gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.
Brasov reveals a distinct medieval ambiance. The Saxons built massive stone walls and seven bastions around the city that are still visible today, as well as ornate churches, elaborately trimmed buildings and one of the finest central squares in the country, said to be the spot to which the legendary Pied Piper led the children of Hamlin. In the middle of the Council Square stands the Old Town Hall (1420), now home of Brasov’s History Museum. The South-Eastern corner of the square is dominated by the town’s most famous landmark, the Black Church.
In the afternoon, departure for Bucharest. On the way, a short visit of the Rhein Cellars in Azuga ( the Royal Cellars)
Azuga –Rhein Cellars
Arrival in Bucharest at about 19.00 P.M.