Romania: Transylvania, Danaube Delta
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They are specialized in Karpathia region, Transylvania, Bucovina, Danaube Delta and Bucarest.
Karpaten Tour offered very specialized interesting excursions with profesional guides, a lot of atractions, high quality service: 3* and 4* hotels, comfortable coaches.
Mysterious region, well known as the place where Dracule vampire lived. Dracula"s legend and his castle are the most famous tourist attraction. But these are not the only attractions of Transylvania, but only a small part of them.Visitors to Transylvania will also encounter stunning castles such Bran, near Brasov, - a Gothic fairy-tale structure. In close proximity to Brasov and Bran are the fortified churches at Harman, with its massive 13th Saxon towers, and Prejmer, the largest fortified church in Southeastern Europe. The 15th-century Corvinilor Castle, the most beautiful in Transylvania, located nearby Hunedoara, has a sumptuous Knights Hall – that can be used for functions or parties, as well as towers and buttresses reminiscent of the medieval times.
Transylvania"s multi-ethnic heritage (including German and Hungarian ) is delightfully apparent in the folk costumes, architecture, cuisine, music and festivals.
German merchants arrived in the 12th century to help defend the region against the Tatars and Turks. Over the next few centuries, they built seven fortress towns, known as the Siebenbürgen, and hundreds of fortified churches. Must-see spots include the pastel-hued city of Sigisoara and the churches of Biertan and Viscri, all Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Transylvania was a distinct territory (under various states of rule, including being a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire) until the Austro-Hungarian compromise of 1867, when it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Hungary in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. But after World War I and the dissolution of the empire, the empire lost Transylvania to Romania in the 1920, but not all territory.
Where the mighty Danube river meets the Black Sea. It has created a massive deltaland, Europe’s largest wetland area. The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve is actually home to one of the greatest ecosystems in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are even over 300 species of birds recorded in the Delta. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast"s (especially a bird watcher"s) paradise. Millions of Egyptian white pelicans arrive here every spring to raise their young, while equal numbers of Arctic geese come here to escape the harsh winters of Northern Europe. Danube"s Delta their home also for cormorants, white tailed eagles and glossy ibises.
The Delta can be explored as part of a Danube River Cruise, or on day trips and boat excursions from Tulcea which has good hotels, restaurants specializing in fish dishes and the Museum of the Danube Delta.
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Transylvania and the Moldavian Monasteries
8 days roundtrip
27.08-03.09.2020 – 405 EUR, 29.10-05.11.2020 – 375 EUR
Day 1 Homeland - Bucharest: H. Ramada Parc 4 * (www.ramadabucharestparc.ro)
Arrival at the Bucharest airport where you will be welcomed by the guide and transfer to the hotel.Dinner and overnight in Bucharest.
Day 2 Bucharest - Sibiu - Bazna: Casa Bazna 3 * (www.casabazna.ro)
Drive along the Valley of the Olt river, through the Red Tower Pass the former border between Transylvania and Valachia. Stop at the Cozia monastery, the oldest monastery in Romania. In the afternoon, arrival in Sibiu / Hermannstadt, the former European Capital of Culture in 2007. During the city tour you will visit the most important sights such as The Grand and Lesser Squares, Huet Square, the Liars Bridge and the Evangelical Cathedral. Continue to Bazna.
Day 3 Bazna - Sighisoara - Bazna: Casa Bazna 3 *
This day is under the sign of the culture of the Transylvanian Saxons. The church castles of Transylvania are among the best-known historical monuments of the Transylvanian Saxons, and since they have been better preserved han in other parts of Europe, they are valuable monuments of the general construction of the fortified churches.
After breakfast, we will travel to Biertan (Birthälm), where we will visit the largest fortified church. Also the residence of the evangelical bishops for Transylvania. On our visit list, you will soon find Sighisoara (Schässburg). Sighisoara has the most beautiful and best preserved medieval buildings in the Gothic Renaissance and Baroque styles from this part of Europe. The high density of the architectural monuments, the public buildings, the fortified walls, the towers and the dwellings give the citadel the view of a unique, well-arranged building complex of invaluable historical value. The Church upon the Hill, Dracula"s birthplace and the former monastery church can be visited here. In the afternoon return to Bazna. Afterwards carriage ride from Bazna to the fortified church of Boian.
Day 4 Bazna - Campulung: H. Sandru 3 * (www.hotel-sandru.ro)
Today drive over the Tihuta Pass from Transylvania to Bucovina.Short stop in Bistrita to admire the church with the largest tower from Romania. Continue through TarguMures, where you can see the Orthodox Cathedral and the Culture Palace. In the afternoon visit of the Moldovita monastery.
Day 5 Campulung - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 * (www.hotelpiemonte.ro)
During the morning visit of the Voronet monastery. Drive through the breathtaking 5 km long Bicaz Canyon until reaching the the Red Lake. The Red Lake was formed in 1838 after an entire wooded slope collapsed into the water.
You will further continue through the Eastern part of Transylvania. In the late afternoon, arrival in Predeal.
Day 6 Predeal - Harman - Brasov - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 *
During the morning you will visit Brasov. The city was founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and for centuries it was an economical and intellectual center of the Saxons, who represented the majority of the population until the 19th century. The most interesting sights are the Black Church famous for its pipe organ , the medieval city wall around the historical old town with stylish late medieval houses, the town hall square, the unique the Rope Street, the citadel gate and the small, hidden Orthodox church from the center. Visit of the fortified church from Harman. In addition to religious practice, it was also used by the locals as a retreat and defense building. Then return to Predeal.
Day 7 Predeal - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest: H. Ramada Parc 4 *
In the morning drive to Bran (Dracula Castle). It was built in the 14th century and served the inhabitants of nearby Brasov as part of its protective belt against the Ottomans. The romantic castle, now a museum, was during the interbellic period the residence of the Romanian Queen Maria. Visit of Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family. In 1866, the first king of the Hohenzollern family came to Romania and decided to build a castle in Sinaia on the banks of the Peles river, in the German Renaissance style, so that it would remind him of his home country. In the late afternoon arrival in Bucharest. In the evening, festive dinner with folklore program in R. "Pescarus".
Day 8 Bucharest - Homeland
In the morning city tour in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Visit the Patriarchal church, the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarch, the Village museum with its houses from all parts of Romania, and stop at the Palace of Parliament, the second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon.
The wide boulevards of Bucharest, monuments like the Triumphal arch and wide boulevards explain why Bucharest is known as "small Paris of the East". Continue to the airport, where you will leave the Romanian tour guide.
7 nights in 3 * and 4 * hotels, half-board, guide, carriage ride, festive dinner, luggage service in the hotels, transport by modern bus / minibus.
On Dracula’s Footsteps
8 days round trip
24.09-01.10.2020 – 395 EUR
Day 1: Homeland - Bucharest: H.RamadaParc 4 *(www.ramadabucharestparc.ro)
Arrival at Bucharest airport, reception from the local guide and drive to the hotel.
Day 2: Bucharest - Sinaia - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 * (www.hotelpiemonte.ro)
In the morning drive to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family. In 1866, the first king of the Hohenzollern family came to Romania and decided to build a castle in Sinaia on the banks of the Peles brook in the German Renaissance, so that it would remind him of his home country. Not far away is the monastery of Sinaia, built by orthodox monks who came from the Sinai Peninsula. Afterwards drive to the hotel.
Day 3:Predeal - Prejmer - Harman - Rasnov - Bran - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 *
In the morning drive to Bran (Dracula Castle). The tower was built in the 14th century and served the inhabitants of nearby Brasov as part of its protective belt against the Ottomans. The romantic castle, in the inter-war residence of the Romanian Queen Maria, is now a museum. Also visit the church church from Rasnov. The peasant castle was built in 1215 by the German knight"s order on a hill (ca.150m). It is important for the farmers to have a large number of houses, stables and a small church. The castle has ten towers and is bounded by an earth wall. Afterwards, you will see 2 important churches of Burzenland, Prejmer and Harman.
Day 4: Predeal - Sibiu - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 *
Day trip to Sibiu. Sibiu is known as a city of culture, characterized by the centuries-old traditions of different peoples, which was also one of the main reasons for the appointment to the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Most of the buildings, squares, towers and basements of the city are testimony to a history that dates back a century and a half, when German-speaking settlers founded the town. You will get to know the Big and Small Ring, with various markets and craft houses, the Brukenthal Palace, the kathedrals. Church from the monarchy and, of course, the evangelical town parish church from Huet Square, where the son of Dracula is buried.
Day 5 Mon Predeal - Brasov - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 *
Day trip to Brasov. The city was founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and for centuries it was an economical and intellectual center of the Saxons, who represented the majority of the population until the 19th century. The most interesting sights are the Black Church famous for its pipe organ , the medieval city wall around the historical old town with stylish late medieval houses, the town hall square, the unique the Rope Street, the citadel gate and the small, hidden Orthodox church from the center.
Day 6 Predeal - Sighisoara - Predeal: H. Piemonte 4 *
Day trip to Sighisoara. Sighisoara has the most beautiful and best preserved medieval buildings in the Gothic Renaissance and Baroque styles from this part of Europe. The high density of the architectural monuments, the public buildings, the fortified walls, the towers and the dwellings give the citadel the view of a unique, well-arranged building complex of invaluable historical value. The Church upon the Hill, Dracula"s birthplace and the former monastery church can be visited here.
Day 7 Predeal - Bucharest: H. Ramada Parc 4 *
Drive to Bucharest. The city scape of Bucharest is characterized by a diverse architecture with a colorful style mixture in a narrow space. Beside palaces there are villas in the neo-Arab Brâncoveanu style of the beginning of the 20th century. Route: The Arch of Triumph, Victoriei street with Enescu Museum, former National theater, Atheneum, Royal Castle, Cretulescu Church, Hanul luiManuc, Parliament Palace, Patriarchal Church, Military Academy, Cismigiu Park. You will visit the Patriarch church and the Village museum. In the old city center you will visit the Old Princely Court of VladTepes. Festive dinner with folklore program at the "Pescarus" restaurant.
Day 8 Bucharest - Homeland
7 nights in 4 * hotels, half board, tour guide, festive dinner, folklore program, luggage service in hotels, transport by modern bus / minibus according to program.
With the steamtrain through Transylvania
8 days roundtrip
28.07-04.08.2020; 18.08-25.08.2020 – 465 EUR
Day 1 Home –Bucharest: H Ramada Parc 4* (www.ramadabucharestparc.ro)
Arrivalat the airport, reception of the guide and transfer to the hotel.Day at leisure in the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Bucharest - Cozia- Sibiu –Bazna: Casa Bazna 3* (www.casabazna.ro)
Drive through Wallachia, a short stop at the Monastery of Cozia (14th century)
Then follow the Red Tower Pass to Transylvania. City tour in Sibiu with the visit of the large and small ring, the Bridge of Lies as well as the Orthodox Cathedral. Arrival evening in Bazna.
Day 3 Bazna - Biertan - Sighisoara-Bazna: Casa Bazna 3*
Morning drive to the largest Saxon church in Transylvania, namely Biertan. Afterwards the tour of the town in Sighisoara with a visit of the Clock tower, the birthplace of Count Dracula and also the Church upon the Hill. In the afternoon, carriage ride to the fortified church of Boian .In the evening, festive dinner with folklore program.
Day 4 Bazna - Turda -ClujNapoca- SighetulMarmatiei: H Casa Iurca 4* (www.casaiurca.ro)
In the morning drive to Turda and visit the salt mine. Afterwards, the tour of the city in ClujNapoca with a visit to St Michael"s cathedral and the statue of Mathias Corvinus. In the afternoon drive to Sapanta where you will visit the Merry Cemetery.
Day 5 Sighetul Marmatiei - Viseul de Sus – Bistrita : H Krone 3* (www.hotelkrone.ro)
In the morning drive to Viseul de Sus where the steam traina waits us. The narrow-gauge spur of only 760 m leads us through a wild-romantic forest area into the Carpathians. In addition to the beautiful landscape, you can admire many bridges and tunnels along the route. The steam train was already used in the 18th century by the Austrian monarchy as a waterway through the dense forests of the Carpathians. Lunch is also a picnic with drinks included in the mountains. In the afternoon transfer from Viseu to the hotel in Bistrita.
Day 6 Bistrita - Sovata–Predeal: H Piemonte 4* (www.hotelkrone.ro)
In the morning you take the bus to the resort Sovata. The health resort is famous all over the world for its thermal baths. Here you can take a steam train on the narrow-gauge railway from Sovata to Campu Cetatii and back. Then follow the road to Predeal via Praid and Homorod.
Day 7Predeal - Brasov - Bran -Sinaia–Bucharest: H Ramada Parc 4*
In the morning drive to Brasov. Short city tour in the old town. Afterwards drive to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle. After a short stop in Sinaia to see the Peles castle (exterior visit), the summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family. Afternoon sightseeing in the capital of Romania with a visit to the Patriarchal Church and the Village museum.
Day 8 Bucharest–Homeland
In the morning free time. Afterwards transfer to the airport, farewell from the guide and flight back home.
Transylvania & Danube Delta
8 days flight-trip
06.08-13.08.2020 – 405 EUR, 22.10-29.10.2020 – 375 EUR
DAY 1 – Homeland – Bucharest: H Ramada Parc 4* (www.ramadabucharestparc.ro)
Arrival at the Bucharest airport, reception from the local tour guide. In the afternoon you will get to know the capital city better. Here you can visit the Patriarchal Church, seat of the Romanian Orthodox Head, the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world. On the Revolution Square you will be able to experience the events of 1989 up close.
DAY 2 - Bucharest – Cozia – Sibiu – Bazna: Casa Bazna 3*
In the morning drive in the north direction. Stop at Cozia Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Romania. The monastery is an example of well-preserved Wallachian architecture, with Byzantine influence, highlighted by alternating brick and stone groups, and carved artificial stakes. Then the trip will continue along the picturesque Olt valley, through the red tower Pass, where once was the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. In the afternoon there will be aa city tour in Sibiu. The European Capital of Culture in 2007 is a city that has played an important economic and political role in Transylvania throughout history. The buildings on the Great and Small Ring, the Brukenthal Palace and the Bridge of Lies are just some of the architectural monuments that influence the whole cityscape. In the evening arrival in Bazna.
DAY 3 - Bazna – Biertan – Sighisoara – Bazna: Casa Bazna 3*
This day is marked by the culture of the Transylvanian Saxons.The fortified churches of Transylvania belong to the best-known historical monuments of the Transylvanian Saxons, and since they are preserved much better than in other parts of Europe, they are also valuable monuments certificated of the general fortified church building. After breakfast the trip will go first to Biertan, where you will visit the largest of all fortified churches. Here was until the 19JH. also the residence of the Protestant bishops for Transylvania. Then on your visit list, you’ll go to Sighisoara. Sighisoara is the most beautiful and best preserved medieval building in peasant Gothic Renaissance and Baroque style in this part of Europe. The high density of the architectural monuments, the public buildings, the fortification walls, the defensive towers and the apartments that make up the complex give the castle the appearance of a unique, well-composed complex of buildings of inestimable historical value. Here you will visti: the Church on the Hill, the birthplace of Dracula and the church of the Monastery. In the late afternoon travel by horse-drawn carriage to the fortified churches ofBoian and Bazna.Festive dinner with folklore program.
DAY 4 -Bazna – Mosna – Agnita – Predeal: H. Piemonte 4*
In the morning drive to Bran, over Agnita (Agnetheln) and Fagaras country, where you visit the old fortress. Arrival in Bran.The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia.
Commonly known as "Dracula"s Castle". From the Castel you can enjoy the view over the wooded valley and the surrounding Bucegimountains. The castle is just glorious today, but at the time served mainly for military purposes. The romantic castle was in the interwar period residence of the Romanian Queen Maria, now is a museum.
DAY 5 - Predeal – Harman – Brasov – Bran – Predeal: H. Piemonte 4*
Morning drive to the Saxon fortified churches Harman and Prejmer. In the afternoon city tour in Brasov. The city was founded in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teutonic Knights and was for centuries an economic and intellectual center of the Transylvanian Saxons, who constituted until the 19th century a majority of the population. City tour in the city center, where you will get to know the most important sights: the Black Church with its Buchholz organ (inside sightseeing), the medieval city wall around the historic old town with stylish late medieval town houses, the Town Hall Square, the unique Schnurrgasse, Katherine Gate and the small hidden ortodox church from the Center.
DAY 6 – Predeal – Sinaia – Tulcea: H. Europolis 3*
In the morning, visit the monastery of Sinaia, founded in the 17th century by monks from the Sinai Peninsula. Then drive through Wallachia to Tulcea. In the late afternoon, cruise to the Danube Delta with romantic dinner on board.
DAY 7 - Tulcea – Constanta – Bukarest: H. Ramada Parc 4*
Drive to Constanta, drive through the seaside resorts on the Black Sea coast, city tour in Constanta with Ovidius Square and the Orthodox Cathedral. Afternoon city tour in Bucharest with the visit of the village museum and the Patriarchal Church.
DAY 8 – Home journey
Morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and home flight.
7 overnights of accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels, half board, English speaking guide, carriage ride, 2 festive dinners, folklore program, Danube Delta excursion with wine included, modern bus/minibus at your disposal according with the program;
SGL room suplement – 100-110 EUROPEJSKI
Entrance fees suplement – 35 EUR
with us – 10% reduction