Romania is a large country which can sometimes be shocking with contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; some villages can seem to have been brought back from the past. While it has significant cultural similarities with other Balkan states, it is regarded as unique due to its strong Latin heritage. Things for which Romania is famous include: the Carpathians Mountains, Constantin Brancusi (sculptor-formal studies to Bucharest, Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris), wine, medieval fortresses,Peles Castle from Sinaia,the Black Church from Brasov , Fortified Churches from Transylvania , Transfagarasan Road from Fagaras Mountins , Mircea Eliade (historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago), Dacia cars, Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) , Nadia Comaneci (gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal), the Black Sea Coast (Constanta town and resort) , Gheorghe Hagi (Romanian former footballer ,was one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980’s and 1990’s , is considered the greatest Romanian footballer of all time) , stuffed cabbage leaves,sunflower fields, Painted Monasteries from North of Moldavia , Wooden Churches from Maramures ,The Happy Cemetery from Sapanta -Maramures,the Danube River and the Danube Delta (the Paradise of the Birds).
Discover Transylvania !
Two Castles In One Day*
Peles Castle in Sinaia & Bran (Dracula’s ) Castle in Bran -Transylvania
bonus : visit of Sinaia Monastery
transport by car /minivan / bus
language : English **
Daily departures at 7.00-8.00 am ; pick-up from your hotel
Book now at : +40 740 033 727 or +40 721 742 933
* Economy tour-entrance fees to the castles are not included ( 20 Ron/pers for Peles Castle and 30 Ron/pers for Bran Castle)
**Guided for other languages on request !
Sinaia,”The Pearl of the Carpathians”, is a town-resort endow with all the necessary facilities for a very pleasant pastime.There excels the impressive Sinaia Monastery, founded in 1695 by Spatharus Mihail Cantacuzino containing religious objects, icons, rare books, pottery and porcelain ware exhibition from 16th-19th centuryed.
Peles Castle ,considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe, is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture.Peles castle has been, from the turn of the 19th century, the main point of attraction of Sinaia resort. The edifice was built in 1873 on the order of Carol de Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen – King of Romania from 1866 – and is an architectural mixture of the German School and neo-renaissance style. The castle has 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated in leather and wood from the most valuable tree species. The Armour Hall, Reception Hall, Concert Hall and, of course, the Royal Chamber are famous. Peles also served as the retreat residence of most of Romania’s monarchs – Carol I who died here in 1914, King Ferdinand and Queen Maria.
Bran Castle owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Documentary evidence of the castle dates back as far as 1377. A true fortress located in Bran village, aprox. 25 km away from Brasov, all its walls are made of stone and the rooms and the narrow corridors form a labyrinth of hidden corners and secret chambers. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. The legend goes that the heart of Queen Mary, kept in a silver box, was discovered in a niche of the building.This fortified medieval castle, Bran Castle is an important national monument and landmark of the Romanian tourism