ONE DAY TRIP TO POIANA BRASOV

Early morning departure for the mountain resort of Poiana Brasov, driving through Prahova Valley. This trip takes you north from Bucharest and across the Carpathian Mountainsinto Transylvania.

En route, stop-over in Sinaia mountain resort, well-known as the"Pearl of the Carpathians". Situated on the outskirts of this resort city, amidst sculpture gardens and fountains, Peles Castle is an exquisitely detailed landmark. Rivaling the castle itself is the beautiful natural setting in which it stands. Once the summer residence of Romania's kings, this spectacular castle, built at the end of the 19th century, is now one of Romania's most beautiful museums. Boasting priceless collections of weaponry, hand woven silk rugs and furniture, Peles Castle is a unique look back at life under the monarchy. A short ride fromSinaia will take you to the fabled Bran Castle, also known asDracula's Castle,  built at the beginning of the 13th century, by  Knight Dietrich of the Teutonic Order. In 1377 the people of Brasov built a new citadel here to protect the way of access to their town. Later on it was fortified, its walls enlarged,  and between 1920-1930, the Castle was used by the Romanian royal family, namely by Queen Maria (a niece of Queen Victoria of England). Only in 1958, Bran Castle was turned into a museum and opened to  visitors.

Continue on to the quiet resort of Poiana Brasov, placed high on a mountain plateau overlooking the city of Brasov and surrounded by the best ski mountains in the country. The resort is also host to several athletic complexes with pools and training facilities. The clean crisp air of Poiana Brasov is known throughout the country. Enjoy lunch and a brief walking tour of the city.

From here, you'll venture down into Brasov, the second largest city in Romania, a mediaeval trading center. It was strategically situated at the meeting point of the three Romanian principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania. You may see the lofty Black Church, so called because  of a 1689fire. It is famous for its imposing Gothic architecture, its 4000 pipe organ and the valuable collection of Anatolian carpets of the 17th and 18th centuries. In late afternoon you will be on your way back to Bucharest.

Rates /person in Euro

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