CASTLES AND BRASOV TOUR (11 hours)
Peles Castle, Pelisor Castle: Peles Castle was King Carol I of Hohenzollern's favorite residence. Built between 1873-1915, it distinguishes itself by its particular architecture, comparable to the most famous palaces in the world. It holds impressive plastic and decorative art collection. In 1899 King Carol I built a castle for heirs Ferdinand and Mary, the Pelisor Castle, the most expressive Art Nouveau style monument of Romania. The collections includes Romanian and European painting masters, furniture and decorative art pieces. www.peles.ro, www.romaniatourism.com/castles.html, www.draculascastle.com/html/pelesint.html (125km;9.30h-11.30h)
Bran Castle, Dracula's Horror House, Gifts Market, Ethnographic Park: Located between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains, was imposed by strategic and economic reasons at the end of the XIV century as fortress. Here Vlad Dracul (Dracula) stayed few years of his adventurous life. Between 1920-1947, as Royal Residence, the castle suffered a series of architectural renovations, lead by the Czech architect Karel Liman, who also worked at the castles Peles and Pelisor. Two towers for stairs were added, the bulwarks and the shooting gaps became windows, the stoves and the hearths became modern fireplaces. www.brancastlemuseum.ro, www.draculascastle.com (55km;12.30h-14.00h)
Brasov, the Medieval City: In the centre of Romania, Brasov is an old medieval burg, a city surrounded by the most famous mountain resorts, a great place for relaxation so hard to find in other great urban agglomerations. The Citadel of Brasov, one of the strongest citadels in Transylvania, hosts arround "Piata Sfatului"-"Townhall Square" the most representative Gothic monument in Romania, the Black Church, built around 1380, partially destroyed by the great fire in 1689, with the largest organ of 4000 pipes in South-East Europe, and also the first Romanian school, churches and cathedrals, museums, medieval weapons collection and restaurants with traditional cuisine. www.brasovtravelguide.ro/en/ (30km;14.30h-17.30h)
Return in Bucharest: (175km;20.00h).
Price: 100 EUR (1 person), 120 EUR (2 persons), 140 EUR (3 persons)
Guide, driver, new car and all tickets included. Starting hour: 07.00h