After breakfast, we will take our way to Bran village and we will try to be close to Dracula.
We will visit one of the most talking castles in the world, Dracula’s Castle, or the well-known Bran Castle. Perched on a rock, strategically overlooking one of the most important medieval trading routes in this part of Europe, Bran is certainly impressive - even scary - from afar.
The castle was built in 1377 to guard the mountain pass and to levy a tax on all merchants passing through. The castle was for a long time the property of the city of Brasov, but in 1921 it was offered as a summer residence to Romania’s Queen Marie. She loved the place, and planted the apple trees in the field below the castle, as well as a flower garden. Inside the castle you can today wander through the intriguing maze of corridors, staircases and explore many of the fascinating rooms.
After this wonderful visit, we will drive to the Transylvanian town of Zarnesti, to the Liberty Bear Sanctuary! The sanctuary sits in 160 acres of oak forest in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in central Transylvania. The land, donated by the nearby town of Zarnesti, provides space for more than 60 rescued bears which now live in this idyllic sanctuary.
Here, they can feel the earth and grass beneath their paws, climb trees and swim in pools while feeding on a rich natural diet for the first time since they were captured from the forests as cubs.
Taking this tour, you will see bears in at least two ways of living: free in the wildness, deep in the wood, or half free, but very well-groomed, bears rescued from the bad living situations.
In the evening we will arrive in Bucharest and this tour will end with such nice memories!