Sightseeing tour of Romania 5 days
Romania reveals itself to you through this amazing tour, presenting the worldwide known aces: the Carpathians Mountains. Come and travel with Albatross and let us show you an amazing country. We are one of the few that know the true mysteries of Romania. We are experts in travel and tourism services. We present you a 5 days tour that lets you discover our secrets.
Departure from Bucharest at 9 am. Drive for 140 km to West to reach Curtea de Arges Monastery.
Continue through the Carpathian Mountains of Wallachia and reach Vidraru National Park. Stop for lunch there (optional) and then go to the ruins of the real castle of Vlad the Impaler, situated nearby.
Continue to the most beautiful alpine road of Romania (Transfagarasan), climbing by car up to 2000 m altitude. Enjoy the spectacular view of the glacier lakes and then cross into Transylvania.
In the evening, arrive in Sibiu, a city with a beautiful medieval center, declared the cultural capital of Europe 2007. Sightseeing tour of the old Sibiu, including stop to the Bruckenthal Palace, the Evangelical Church, the Old Tower.
Accommodation in Hotel Levoslav 4* in Sibiu.
Drive to Hunedoara and excursion to Hunyad Castle, then drive to Alba Iulia to see the magnificent Alba Carolina medieval citadel (XVIII century), with its Coronation Cathedral inside of it.
Continue to Biertan to see one of the most beautiful fortified church in Transylvania, dating from the Middle Ages.
Drive to Sighisoara and enjoy the atmosphere of the medieval citadel. Your 3* hotel Sighisoara is situated here.
In the evening try an optional dinner at the restaurant situated in the house where Vlad Dracul lived in the XV century.
After breakfast, departure from Sighisoara to Harman and Prejmer, 2 UNESCO sites where you will discover a fantastic medieval architecture for peasant fortified towns.
Early afternoon, arrive in the city of Brasov and start a walking tour of the old section. You can see the Black Church (the largest between Vienna and Istanbul), the museum of the first school and the printing press house, as well as an amazing collection of old, rare books dating back from XI century, in the courtyard of St. Nicholas Church. See with your own eyes the narrowest street in the area (strada Sforii – 1.32 m wide).
Enjoy in the evening the charm of Sfatului Square, full of restaurants, bars, coffee-bars etc. Your 3* hotel (Bella Muzica) is situated very central near the square.
In the morning, go to Rasnov, where you have the chance to see the peasant fortress of Rosenau, dating from the XVI century.
Drive for 20 min to reach Bran Castle, made so famous by the tourists and the Count Dracula story. Late in the afternoon, admire the Cantacuzino Palace in Busteni. If you are a fan of the wine tasting, you will have the chance to explore sparkling wines from the area on an optional stop to a local winery.
Early evening, arrive in Sinaia, where your 3* hotel (Bastion) is situated.
Visit Sinaia Monastery in the morning. The name of the monastery and afterwards, the name of the resort, come from biblical Mount Sinai because the old church inside the monastery walls was built between 1690 – 1695 by the prince Mihail Cantacuzino as a copy of St. Catherine Monastery from Mount Sinai, after he visited it on a pilgrimage in Egypt. There is also bigger, red brick, new church built by monks under the supervision of Abbot Ioasaf from 1842-1846.
Late in the morning go to visit Peles Palace. This was the summer residence of the Royal Family in Romania. This was the first building in Romania with an elevator, central lightning system, central heating and central vacuum cleaner.
After lunch (otional) you can enjoy the visit of Pelisor Castle, a small museum dedicated to Queen Maria of Romania.
Drive back to Bucharest for 2 hours and arrive there early evening.