Dracula Castle - Romania, 2 Days
A fantastic destination for all vampire lovers! Let is go to another world in Romania, full of history and mythic. Visit the beautiful Bran castle with nice views on town.
04:00 AM Early morning departure from Sunny beach. Arrival in Bucharest at midday. Panoramic bus tour of downtown Bucharest including Uniri Square, University Square, Victoria Square and the Square of the Revolution. Photo stop in front of the Parliament – the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon combining a monumental exterior with a splendid interior. Time at leisure in the central part of the city. Sightseeing tour at Old Town / Lipscani. Great place with a plethora of bars and restaurants. Excellent ambience and great food and drinks. A must visit if you are going to Bucharest. Free time for lunch. Afternoon departure to Sinaia and Bran. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Morning visit to the Hunting Residence of the Romanian Prince Vlad, built in 14th century upon a 60 m high rock, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Experience the magic of wonderful Bran Castle. Departure to Sinaia. Free time for lunch. Visit to Peles Castle – the former summer residence of the Romanian kings in 18-19 centuries. Today beautifully recreating the old-time interior and atmosphere. Visit to Sinaia Monastery dating back to the 17 century, one of the most sacred Christian sites also possessing a rich collection of valuable icons.
Includes: A/c transportation, full board (3 meals), 3* hotel accommodation, sightseeing tours, museum-entrance and border fees, medical insurance, tour guiding
NB: No visa is needed for all citizens of the European Union, as well as Russian citizens owning a valid Schengen. Double room (triple) occupancy. Additional single room: 30 leva
History of Bran Castle: It is s more known as "Dracula's Castle". In 1212, Teutonic Knights built the wooden castle as a fortified position at the entrance to mountains through which traders had travelled for more than a millennium. The castle was destroyed by Mongols in 1242. The first documented mentioning of Bran Castle is the act issued on 19 November 1377, giving the privilege to Brasov build the stone castle on their own expense and labor force. The Castle was used in defence againts the Ottoman Empire In 1438–1442. Bran Castle belonged to the Hunfarian Kings but due to the failure of King Vladislas II to repay loans, the city of Brasov regained possession of the fortress in 1533.
The castle became a royal residence in 1920. It became the favorite home of Queen Marie. The castle was inherited by her daughter Princess Ileana who ran a hospital there in World War II. The refurbished Bran castle opened to the as the first private museum of the country on 1st June 2009. Read more at http://www.bran-castle.com
Peleș Castle is built between 1873 and 1914. The cost of the work on the castle was estimated to be $120 million today. Between three and four hundred men worked on the construction. The castle was declared a museum in 1953. Its architectural style is a romantically inspired from Neo Renaissance and Gothic Revival.
Museum Village: The Village Museum is an open-air ethnographic museum located in Bucharest, showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100 000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. It was created in 1936. Great way to learn about the history of Romania, its' people and local folklore! There are a couple of interesting churches and windmills.