Today we start in the morning. The guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest at 09.00 am.
We will leave Bucharest and drive to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort where we will find Peles Castle for an inside visit.
Did you know: Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by the electrical current?
Peles Castle is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. This castle was used as a summer residence by the kings of Romania. Built at the wish of the first Romanian king, Carol I, the German architect Johannes Schultz created a grand, sumptuous alpine castle combining different features of classic European styles, mostly following Italian elegance and German aesthetics along Renaissance lines.
Besides its beauty and unique construction, the castle had very modern facilities for the time. Due to the electrical plant in the Peles Valley, Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current. The castle has 160 rooms each one with its own identity and theme, several entrances and staircases. The construction took 10 years, but by the end of it, the summer palace was equipped with everything from a movie theater to a concert hall. Actually, the theater room of the castle is where the first movie projection in Romania took place.
In the afternoon we go to Bran Village. Here, of course, we will visit the most talked Castle in the world ... Dracula’s Castle!
“We invite you to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place and its Queen. We hope that you will carry the spirit that makes us love Bran Castle with you, always.” Dominic Habsburg
Bran Castle was built between 1377 and 1388 atop a strategic site overlooking a heavily trafficked mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia, the land over which Vlad the Impaler ruled in the 15th century. Also known as Vlad III Dracula, the ruler is widely believed to be the inspiration for Count Dracula due to his historic bloodlust. He liked to torture people and would impale his enemies on the battlefield to deter his other enemies.
Between 1920 and 1927, Bran Castle was restored and transformed into a beautiful summer residence, surrounded by a park, fountains, a lake, walking alleys, halt terraces and the "Tea House" of Queen Maria. Since 1956 the Castle was opened as a museum of history and feudal art.
In the evening, we reach Brasov medieval town and we will have a walking city tour.
Our accommodation is in the old town, very centrally located.
Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. The main attraction is the medieval part of the city with: The Black Church that houses a priceless collection of Oriental rugs as well as a 4000-pipe organ, The Town Hall Square, the Franciscan Monastery, The Central Park, The Black Tower, The White Tower, Ecaterina’s Gate, Schei Gate and the Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe.
Accommodation in Brasov old town, 3* very centrally located, very good breakfast!