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Tururi in transilvania | Juventus Tours | Transilvania Tours

Discovery Transylvania

            Discovery  Transylvania

Tour : 3 Castles & Medieval Sighisoara (3 days / 2 nights)

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 - the  pearl of the Carpathians, where we visit Peles Castle.Peles Castle was build between 1873 and 1883 by the King Carol I of Romania, first romanian king and the conqueror of national Independence (in 1877). The foundation of Peles Castle was establish in august 22, 1875. The castle was build as a summer retreat for royal family (until 1947) but today it hosts a public museum. An important part of it can be visited by tourists. The building has more than 170 rooms and a central tower of 66 meters. Architectural style is a Neo-Renaissance (with German and Italian domination).There can be visited the two armoire halls- you can see over 4,000 of pieces of weaponry and armor here, The Honor Hall - used for receptions, The Council Chamber, Old Music Hall - arrange on the request of Queen Elizabeth, The Florentine Room, Columns Room, The Moorish Salon, The Turkish Parlor, The Playhouse, The Imperial Suite - disposed for the Franz Joseph I Emperor visit. Also, with almost 2,000 pieces Peles Castle shelters one of the most valuable painting collections in Europe.

For next destination we go to Predeal ,then Paraul Rece, Rasnov, then to Bran were we visit Bran Castle. Bran Castle was built in the 14th century to serve as a fortress to protect against the invading Ottoman Turks. The royal family moved into the castle in the 1920s, living there until the communist regime confiscated it from Princess Ileana in 1948.After being restored in the late 1980s and following the end of communist rule in Romania, it gained popularity as a tourist attraction known as “Dracula’s Castle.”In May 2006, the castle was returned to Princess Ileana’s son, Archduke Dominic Habsburg. In recent years, the castle — complete with occasional glimpses of bats flying around its ramparts at twilight — has attracted filmmakers looking for a dramatic backdrop for films about Dracula and other horror movies

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

Then return to Brasov,check-in to hotel*** then a short tour of the medieval center of Brasov .

 

Day 2: BrasovPrejmer – Harman – BrasovPoiana BrasovRasnovBrasov

  • departure from Brasov
  • visit Prejmer Fortified Church
  • visit Harman Fortified Church
  • visit Poiana Brasov
  • visit Rasnov Fortress
  • overnight in Brasov

We begin our journey with Prejmer Fortified Church. Prejmer Fortified Church is one of a series of UNESCO-listed historic churches in Romania and is known for being the largest church of its kind in south eastern Europe. Built from 1212 and completed in 1225, Prejmer Fortified Church was a construction of the Roman Catholic Teutonic knights. With its thick circular walls rising 40 feet, advanced weaponry and underground passageways, Prejmer Fortified Church was heavily defended, demonstrating the turbulent nature of the region at the time. The fortress was in fact subject to fifty sieges, only one of which resulted in its capture. This occurred in 1611, when it was taken over by the Prince of Transylvania, Gabriel Báthori.

Next stop in our tour is Harman Fortified Church. It dates back to the 13th century when the Saxons built the original church in a Romanesque style which was restored in a Gothic style. Strong walls and bulwarks surrounded the church and on its sides there were massive towers. Conceived in the architectural style of the time, the church has a 50m high tower surrounded by four small towers. The local population added new parts to the original church in order to make it more useful to their needs. The chorus was built in square shape with a vault looking like a cross. It was surrounded by two chapels, as were Halmeag and Bartolomeu churches, indicating the influence of the Cistercian’s style. The most significant event in the history of the fortification is the building in the 14th century of a massive tower on the West side for protective purposes. Though besieged 47 times during the history it never surrendered.

We return to Brasov and visit Black Church .After that we go to Poiana Brasov and have lunch there. Then we go to Rasnov to visit Rasnov Fortress, built around the year 1215 by the Teutonic Knights and it was mentioned for the first time in 1331. The citadel was conquered only once in its history, around the year 1600 by Gabriel Báthory. There is a myth attached to Râşnov Fortress. During a particularly long siege of the fortress, the citizens of Râşnov were concerned about the lack of available fresh drinking water. Two Turkish soldiers, having been captured earlier, were put to the task of digging a well in the centre of the fortress. These two men were assured that they would be given their freedom once the well was completed. According to local legend, it took them 17 years to finish the well, but they were still killed afterwards. This famous well still sits in the centre of Râşnov Fortress, and is 143 meters deep.

Then return to Brasov, to hotel ***..

Day 3: Brasov –ViscriSaschizSighisoara – Bucharest

  • departure from Brasov
  • visit Viscri and Saschiz Fortified Churches
  • visit Medieval Sighisoara
  • return to Bucharest

From here we travel to Viscri village, to visit Viscri Fortified Church. The little white church of Viscri was built in 1230 and fortified – as almost all Saxon churches – a few centuries later. Its size leaves the impression of a miniature copy of the similar structure in Prejmer. Similar to almost all Saxon churches, the one in Viscri was fortified more than 400 years ago, concealing heated lodgings where villagers could hide during sieges. Every house in the village owned one lodging area within the fortification, the door of which was marked with the house number of the owner. Until the 1960s, the upper level of the east tower served as storage room for bacon. The oldest piece from the church is found in the baptistery, a piece of a stone column that was part of the Roman basilica, on the grounds of which the Evangelical church was built. The prayer books on the benches of the church are opened now only twice a month for Sunday mass. At present, the ground floor of the east tower houses a small museum founded through the efforts of the 24 Saxons who still live here.

After that  we go to Saschiz, were we visit finest fortified churche. The construction of the refuge fortress evinces the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic architectural styles in Transylvania, which was put an end to in the 14th century. This is proved by the Fortress' bent roof and loop-holes provided with a wooden beam that would rotate in order to ensure a better aiming at the enemy. The Church holds one of the most beautiful chalicesmade by the goldsmiths in Transylvania. The chalice of the Evangelical Church at Saschiz is richly adorned, with its leg decorated with beams, an inscription and a trimming with lily flowers. On the leg of the chalice are carved the portraits of three Hungarian kings, i.e. Stephen,Emeric and Ladislav.

From here we travel to Sighisoara, visit Sigisoara Fortress. Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. From the old defensive system, which has been arranged since the fourteenth century, now can be admired only 9 towers, 2 bastions and a part of the precinct wall. Of these, the clock tower, 64 meters high, is the most impressive. In the Middle Ages the religious architecture was as significant as the military architecture. Related to the civil architecture, worth to mention that most of the 164 houses of the city, with at least 300 years old, are considered historical monuments. Here one can admire the semi-cylindrically shaped vaults of river rock specific to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the stone frames of the windows that copy the Venetian Gothic and inside are coffered ceilings and rooms totally painted. Among these buildings, the most important are the Vlad Dracul House, the Venetian House and the House with Stag.
A very original building, the largest of its kind in the area of Transylvania, is the Pupils' Staircase. Even if the construction works from the nineteenth century partly changed the medieval architecture, Sighisoara Citadel is still the most beautiful and best preserved complex of medieval architecture in the Central and SE Europe.

Then return to Bucharest.

Persons

Double room

Single room

1 person

 

  730

2 persons

 379 /pers

 389 /pers

3-4 persons

 319 /pers

 329 /pers

5-7 persons

 269 /pers

 279 /pers

Included: 2 nights accommodation with breakfast(hotel***), transport with luxury van mercedes Vklass full options or similar car , driver, english or german guide , local taxes,maps.

Not included: entrance tickets at the monuments,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

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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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