Tour : 3 Castles and Transfagarasan ľ Balea Lake 2 days / 1 night

Tour : 3 Castles and Transfagarasan ľ Balea Lake 2 days / 1 night

Tour : 3 Castles and Transfagarasan ľ Balea Lake 2 days / 1 night

Discovery Transylvania

Tour : 3 Castles  and TransfagarasanBalea Lake (2 days / 1 night)

The tour can be extended (several days), visiting the many sights or changed depending on the options tourists.

Day 1: Bucharest – Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Brasov

  • departure from Bucharest at 9 am
  • visit Peles Castle
  • visit Bran Castle
  • overnight in Brasov(hotel***)

We start the journey by traveling to Sinaia, where we visit Peles Castle. Built between 1873 - 1883 (first floor) and between 1896 and 1914 (second floor), by Carol I of Hohenzolleren - the first king of Romania. Artistic heritage of the castle is divided into several categories: wooden decoration, furniture, stained glass, and weapons collection and decorative art. The collection of weapons includes over 4000 pieces can be divided into parade weapons, hunting. These arms and fire are from parts of the XV century until the XIX century. Furniture art that decorates the room castle includes most original pieces dating from the XV century the century, made in workshops known European Mainz, Munich, Vienna and Hamburg. Stained glass windows were purchased between 1883 and 1914.

For next destination we go to Predeal ,then Paraul Rece, Rasnov, then to Bran were we visit Bran Castle. Bran Castle was originally a fortress built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order in the year 1212. King Ludovic I de Anjou, began the construction of Bran Castle, to fortify the one of the kingdom gates against Ottoman Empire danger.It was known by the name of Dietrichstein at the time. Bran Castle was used by Dracula Voivode (Vlad the Impaler) as fortified citadel on the fight with Turks after he conquered Brasov in 1460. Towards the end of the 13th century, it was taken over by the Saxons in that region in order to protect the City of Brasov, an important trade center. Ten years late, the castle has belonged to the voivode of Romanian country, Mircea cel Batran. After his death, the castle has belonged to princes of Transylvania. Vlad Tepes, well-known as Dracula (The Devil), made this castle his residence. Under its walls there were tough fights against the Turks, which were defended. The castle was a princely prison, too. At the end of XIX century, the castle was abandonment. In 1920 the castle was lived by Royal Family of Romania, which made some changes. Nowadays, the castle is a splendid Museum of Medieval Art.

After that we go to Moeciu de Sus Village and take lunch to Gradistea Gorges Resort.

Then return to Brasov, check-in to Vlad Tepes House then a short tour ofthe medieval center of Brasov .

 

Day 2: BrasovSambata de sus (Brancoveanu Monastery) – TransfagarasanBalea Lake – Bucharest

  • departure from Brasov
  • visit Sambata de Sus and Brancoveanu Monastery
  • visit Transfagarasan
  • Balea lake
  • return to Bucharest

We start our trip and go to Sambata de sus , crossing Fagaras Mountains and visit Brancoveanu Monastery. Built around year 1696 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu on the grounds of an old wooden church built in the second half of the 17th century by Lord Preda Brâncoveanu for the monks in this area. The 18th century represents a dark period for the orthodoxism, numerous halidoms being destroyed following the instauration of the domination of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the Brâncoveanu Monastery being threatened. The inevitable occurred in the year 1785, the Wien Court ordering the destruction of the monastery at the pressures exercised by the Greek-catholic episcopate, after a long period of respite in which they counted for the rightful inheritors of Prince Brâncoveanu, who owned the edifice. The monastery’s reconstruction begins only in 1962, after more than a century and a half, presently this being an important attraction spot for the faithful ones. The architectural style, as well as the religious services that take place here offers a special charm to the Brancoveanu Monastery.

From here go to Transfagarasan along Balea Valley and reach Balea Waterfall and Balea Lake. is the most dramatic and second-highest paved road in Romania. Built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvaniaand Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiuand Pite┼čti. The road was constructed between 1970 and 1974, during the rule of Nicolae Ceau┼čescu. It came as a response to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union. Ceau┼čescu wanted to ensure quick military access across the mountains in the event the Soviets attempted a similar move into Romania. Consequently, the road was built mainly with military forces, at a high cost both financially and from a human standpoint—roughly 6 million kilograms of dynamite were used on the northern face, and the official records mention that about 40 soldiers lost their lives in building accidents.

After lunch at Balea Lake we go to Bucharest.

Persons

Double room

Single room

1 person

 

   549 €

2 persons

 285 €/pers

  290 €/pers

3-4 persons

 240 €/pers

  249 €/pers

5-7 persons

 210 €/pers

  219 €/pers

Included: 1 nights accommodation with breakfast(hotel***), transport , driver, english guide, local taxes.

Not included: entrance tickets at the monuments,lunch, dinner ,medical insurance, other services not specified on the itinerary, photo/video tax at museums, banking or e-payment fees.

We can organize trips for bigger groups and prices are negociable.

Contact Data

E-mail: office@discovery-transylvania.ro
Phone: (004) 0744352325

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We also assure transport from and to Bucharest Airport on request.
Soft drinks are available on bord.
Different option tours on request.

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