We have three days to discover the amazing Transylvania with kind and warm people, beautiful landscapes, amazing architecture and unique villages.
First day, after we leave the crowded capital of Romania, Bucharest, we’ll discover a more quite city but also a capital, a formal one this time: Curtea de Arges. The city was the first capital of Romanian Country. It is one of the oldest settlements from Romania, and nowadays it still has a unique flair, full of mystery. The Monastery from Curtea de Arges is one of the most beautiful monasteries from this area and it has a special meaning for Romanian, due to the fact that here are the tombs of the Romanian Royal Family since the XIX century.
After a cultural lesson we continue for our destination, through the breath taking Olt valley. During the trip you can relax and enjoy the beautiful mountains and the quite Olt River always ready to be admired by locals or foreigners. We’ll make another stop at Cozia Monastery – founded by Mircea the Elder – prince of Wallachia since 1386, the grandfather of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula).
We start our second day of this trip in Transylvania, more exactly in Sibiu, the beautiful Saxon city with a gorgeous architecture, unique streets and beautiful people. Sibiu was the European Cultural Capital in 2007. After visiting the main squares from the central part of the city and the famous Lutheran cathedral we continue our trip to Medias another interesting Saxon town, with a historical significance, being one of the first seven citadels inhabited by the Transylvanian Saxons.
Our next stop will be at Sighisoara, the symbol of the Saxon cities located in Transylvania. The emblem of this amazing city is the Clock Tower located in the central part of the citadel. Sighisoara citadel is part of the Unesco World Heritage Sites since 1999.
Our last day will be in Brasov, the city that hosts the international Golden Stag music festival since 1968. The symbol of the city is the Black Church – the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe.
We say goodbye to Brasov and heading to Sinaia, located on the Prahova Valley, chosen as a royal residence by Carol I, who built here the amazing Peles Castle. Every year the castle is visited by thousands of tourist. Even today the castle belongs to the Romanian Royal family, but they never closed it for tourist.
After this “royal” afternoon we continue back to the crowded capital: Bucharest.