Orthodox Easter

TOUR #1. ONE-DAY TRIP TO BRASOV FOR THE HORSE-RIDING PARADE OF THE LOCAL “JUNI”, DRACULA’S CASTLE IN BRAN

DURATION: 12 HOURS.
DISTANCE: 400 KM.

DEPARTURE FROM YOUR BUCHAREST LOCATION AT 7:30 AM.
BRASOV City Tour and the Horse-riding Parade of the “Juni” at noon… LUNCH …
Head for BRAN to visit DRACULA’S CASTLE.
ARRIVAL AT YOUR BUCHAREST LOCATION AT 7:30 PM.

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TOUR # 2. TWO-DAY TOUR OF WALLACHIA AND TRANSYLVANIA

DURATION: 2 days, one night.
DISTANCE: 700 KM.
PICK-UP: from requested location (hotel, private house etc.)

DAY ONE, SATURDAY: Departure from Bucharest to Pitesti on A2 Highway — Ramnicu Valcea. Visit COZIA MONASTERY, 14th century architectural and religious monument, built by prince Mircea the Old as his burial place. (N.B. Prince Mircea was Vlad the Impaler’s grandfather). Coffee Break in Calimanesti – Caciulata Spa Resort… Then we’ll pass through the Olt River Valley and admire the magnificent Gorges. At noon arrival in SIBIU — European Capital of Culture in 2007. Lunch time ! Then SIBIU City Tour for about 2 hours, mainly walking: The Council Tower Bruckenthal Palace / Museum, the Evangelical Church, the Catholic Church, the Passage of Stairs, the Lies’ Bridge. In the evening arrival in BRASOV. Accommodation in a 3*** superior hotel in Brasov. Dinner on your own.

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DAY TWO, SUNDAY: After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll go on a walking tour of the medieval city of BRASOV, and stop in the Old Center to enjoy the HORSE-RIDING PARADE OF THE “JUNI” — traditional local parade on the Sunday after Easter. Then we head for BRAN to visit DRACULA’S CASTLE. Lunch time in Bran. We will leave the Transylvanian border and head for Wallachia on the Prahova River Valley. On the way back to Bucharest we’ll visit CANTACUZINO PALACE in BUSTENI (1h)…
ARRIVAL: at your Bucharest location in the evening.

TOUR #3. FIVE-DAY TOUR OF MOLDOVA, BUKOWINA AND TRANSYLVANIA

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HIGHLIGHTS:
Buzau (the Muddy Volcanoes, the Amber Museum)
Focsani – Iasi City Tour – Neamt Monastery – Tarpesti Museum of traditional arts – painted monasteries of Voronet (painting of the Last Judgement on the Western Wall) and Moldovita (UNESCO World Heritage; the monastery hosts the Golden Apple awarded by FIJET to all painted monasteries of Bukowina)
Crossing the Carpathian Mountains to Transylvania
Cluj Napoca City Tour, Turda Salt Mine
Alba Iulia, the city of the Romanian Great Union
Sibiu, European Capital of Culture in 2007: walking tour
Sighisoara, the only medieval citadel still inhabited in Eastern Europe — UNESCO World Heritage
Bran Castle … Dracula’s Castle
Brasov — the horse-riding parade of the Juni on the Sunday after Easter
Prahova Valley — Sinaia: Peles Castle
… arrival in Bucharest late in the evening …

— Further information is available upon request —

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