This private tour organized by Buzz Travel and RomaniaTourStore is the perfect choice if you love mountain landscapes, scenic drives and medieval towns and fortrces of Transylvania.
We depart from Bucharest early in the morning so you can have time to visit the main tourist attractions of Romania. First important stop of the day is Horezu, where you can learn the ancient technique of making the famous Romanian pottery. Learn about the symbols used to not far from the pottery workshops is another tourist attraction listed in UNESCO Heritage. This is Horezu Monastery a masterpiece of Brancoveanu style is one of the most serene monasteries in Romania.
Built in 1697 by the ruler of Valachia province Constantin Brancoveanu, Horezu Monastery was originally intended to be a resting place for himself and his family but was never to be. In 1714 Brancoveanu and his four sons were beheaded in Constantinopole on treason charges.
If time allows we can visit the famous “Lady`s Cave” and find out about the legends and stories of this interesting attraction.
Overnight at Ranca Mountain resort.
Today we continue Best Scenic drives tour of Romania, towards the famous region of Transylvania. We pass along beautiful mountain scenery and remote mountain villages.
For many visitors, no Romanian tour is complete without seeing one of the medieval towns of Transylvania such as Sibiu. This wonderful Saxon town is dating form 12th century and in 2007 it won the vote to be European City of Culture. A walking tour of Sibiu is a must and this should include the Liars Bridge, Evangelic Church, Small Square, and Big Square, towers and fornications and narrow medieval streets or if you are an art lover Brukenthal Art Museum is the perfect choice. Staying overnight in Sibiu downtown you will have the chance to enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner in one of its many restaurants.
Overnight in Sibiu 3*
Leaving the historical town of Sibiu we cross the Carpathians, driving on the best road in the Word. This is Transfagarasan scenic road. Build in the 70` by the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu as a military refuge road, it became one of the main attractions of Romania. The heist altitude of this road is 2030 m and there is the beautiful lake Balea. Transfagarasan Road is open from July till October but most of the time depending on weather condition the road can be open earlier. This will be an unique experience and you will have the opportunity to take memorable landscape pictures.
After 2 hours of driving on Transfagarasan scenic road we reach Poinari Fortress. Perch on top of cliff the real fortress of Vlad the Impaler waits to be discovered. The only way to reach it is by climbing 1480 steps, but on the top you will be rewarded with magnificent mountain scenery of Carpathians. Today Poienari fortress is just a ruin but the walls of this stronghold are whispering many medieval legens and stories.
If time alowes we can have a stop for a few minutes at Curtea de Arges Monastery unique for it`s Oriental Influence.
Overnight in Bucharest – accommodation on your own.
• 2 nights accommodation at 3*** hotel (all centrally located) on BB Basis.
• Fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control, for the entire distance
• Fuel & parking fees included
• All sightseeing tours & cultural connections
• Professional English speaking guides (driving) to accompany you throughout
• Guides’ expenses
• VAT and local tax
• Detailed maps of Romania
•Transfers from / to the airport
• Admissions to museums, sites, churches as per itinerary.
• Food and beverages unless stated differently.
• Fees for video camera in all museums and locations
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure
30% discount for children below the age 7
All tours will be escorted by English speaking professional guides.
For guides in other languages a reservation should be announced 72h before departure.
This winter tour of Transylvania is available from January until March and combines the awesome landscapes of rural Transylvania with medieval cities and world heritage sites of one of the most visited region of Romania. A visit to the Ice Hotel along Transfagarasan Scenic Road can be considered the highlight of your tour in Romania.
Transylvania Explorer Tour invites you to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful realm. Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal tour guide driving, with a private, exclusively for your party – nobody else.
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