picking up the tourists at the airport.
check in at the hotel in Bucharest, after which we will take a brief evening stroll in downtown Bucharest
dinner at the hotel
visit at the Parliament Building, the second largest administrative building in the world as to its surface after The Pentagon; we will then travel to Brasov, en route we will visit the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian kings erected on the demand of king Charles I of Romania (1866 - 1914); the castle, by its historic and artistic value is one of the most important monuments of this kind in Europe
travel to Bran to visit the famous castle of Count Dracula, well known all around the world due to its having been built on a crag, its good preservation, the stunning scenery and the legend of the Count Dracula from Transylvania. Bran Castle has been entered on the list of the most beautiful ten medieval castles in the world;
then we travel to Râsnov to visit the fortress, one of the best preserved peasant fortresses from Transylvania, built in the XIII and XIV centuries as protection against the Tartar attacks;
later on we return to Brasov to visit its historical centre: the Assembly Square, the Black Church (the most representative monument of gothic architecture in Romania, it was named Black Church after having been partially wrecked by a great fire in 1689)
travel to Sighisoara; we visit the fortress and the city of Sighisoara, locality established by the German settlers and nowadays the only medieval fortress still inhabited in the entire Europe. Here there had once lived Vlad II Dracul, waiting for the right moment to ascend to the throne of the Romanian Country. It looks like that time (1431) his son Vlad the Impaler, the later infamous Dracula, had been born.
travel to Turda to visit the salt mine, famous destination for the tourists across Europe. The salt mine dates back to the XVIIcentury, and in the present it is a genuine salt mining history museum what with the outstanding preservation state of the mining works and the machines employed to convey the salt;
further on we travel to Sibiu, the European Cultural Capital in 2007; en route we will visit the fortress at Alba Iulia, the first capital city of the three Romanian Provinces (the fortress had been built Vauban style with 7 star shaped bulwarks between1716 1735 after the blueprints of the Italian architect Giovanni Morando Visconti)
we will visit the historical centre of Sibiu (the Fib Bridge, the Stairs Passage, the Lower City, towers, etc);
travel to the Bâlea Lake on the Transfagarasan road (that crossing the Carpathian Mountains from the North to the South), depicted by the BBC Top Gear presenters as "the road with the most stunning landscapes in the world." After driving through the longest tunnel in Romania (884 meters) we will roll down to one of the greatest man-made lakes (Vidraru Lake) from Romania and the Vidraru Dam.
travel to Bucharest, en route a brief stopover at the Poenari Citadel, the citadel of Dracula; also known as the eagle nest of the braves of the old times the citadel was part of an array of fortresses defending the northern boundary of the Romanian Country;
further on we will visit Curtea de Arges monastery (the monastery is part of the most famous Romanian narrative: the Legend of Master Manole); we will visit then the Snagov Monastery the place where the legend goes that Vlad the Impaler Dracula, had been interred
transfer to the airport.
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