four-days / three nights
A visit to the Count's
Tour ID: P1053
Day 1 Arrive Bucharest - Romania
Bucharest > Sinaia
Travel from Bucharest airport/ train station to Sinaia.
Time permitting: walking tour of Sinaia.
Optional: visit Monastery Sinaia,
Dinner and overnight in Sinaia
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 128 km (80 miles)
Approx. travel time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: rural Romania, Carpathian Mountains, town of Sinaia.
Vlad Draculea (the Implaer) spent three years in Brasov.
He was in love with a beautiful Saxon lady whom he wanted to marry.
Day 2 Sinaia > Bran > Brasov
After breakfast, visit the Peles Castle in Sinaia.
The former summer residence of Romania's royal family,
Peles is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Travel from Sinaia to Brasov, via Bran - Rasnov.
~ Peles Castle (Sinaia)
~ Bran / Bran (Dracula's) castle,
Walking tour of Brasov / Sightseeing in Brasov.
Dinner and overnight in Brasov.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 87 km (54 miles)
Approx. travel time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, historical buildings, medieval architecture.
Day 3 Brasov > Sighisoara > Medias > Sibiu
After breakfast, travel from Brasov to Sibiu.
~ Sighisoara/ Sighisoara citadel, birthplace of Vlad Draculea (the Impaler),
a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
~ Medias / the Medieval Town (optional).
Sightseeing in Sibiu.
Sibiu is one one of Transylvania's most beautiful towns;
known for its distinctive medieval architecture and unparalleled cultural life.
Overnight in Sibiu or in Avrig, a small town 22 km / 14 miles east of Sibiu.
Avrig is home to the summer residence of Transylvania's former Governor Samuel von Brukenthal.
Governor's mansion, built in 1778, now welcomes overnight guests.
Day 3 in brief
Distance traveled: 239 km (149 miles)
Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 55 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania.
Day 4 Sibiu / Avrig >> Poenari >> Curtea de Arges >> Targoviste >> Bucharest
travel from Sibiu/ Avrig to Bucharest.
Year-round route: Olt river valley (via Ramnicu Valcea)
Summer route (July -- October): TransFagarasan scenic road over the Carpathian Mts.
~ Arefu - Poenari / ruins of Vlad the Impaler Fortress in the Carpathian Mts.
~ Curtea de Arges/ Monastery Curtea de Argeș,
a stunning place or worship - resting place of Romania's royal family.
~ Optional: Targoviste / ruins of Vlad the Impaler Princely Court.
Dinner and overnight in Bucharest
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled - via TransFagarasan scenic road: 320 km (200 miles)
Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 35 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
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Distance traveled - via Olt River Valley: 342 km (214 miles)
Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 30 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Stop/ visit to Targoviste Princely court will add
40 km/ 25 miles to distance traveled - 55 minutes of travel time
Sights/ Activities: Carpahian Mts. vistas, Byzantine architecture, rural Walachia.
This program includes accommodations in:
Brasov - Hotel Bela Muzica
Bucharest - hotel K+K (four-star) or similar
279 Euros/ person sharing a double room
Single room supplement: 119 Euros.
~ domestic transportation with car, minibus or coach,
~ hotel accommodations,
~ attractions entry fees,
~ private guide.