The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note.
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Price: from 280 Euro/person
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:
- Brasov – the Crown city
- The Black Church- the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul
- The fortified church of Prejmer (UNESCO)
- Peles Castle and Bran Castle
Friday – Bucharest-Brasov (178 km)
Welcome to Romania. Our professional English-speaking guide collects you from Bucharest Airport. Transfer to the medieval Saxon city of Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere. Brasov has played a vital role in Romania’s history, being one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. The most famous landmark of Brasov is the Black Church, the largest gothic edifice in southern Europe dating back to 14th century. Initially called St. Virgin Mary the church was renamed after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its walls.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel in the city center and then enjoy a delicious Transylvanian dinner in a Romanian restaurant.
Saturday- Brasov- the city- Prejmer fortified church (23 km)
After a rich breakfast, meet our guide and start a walking tour in the medieval center of Brasov. The medieval fortress of Brasov was one of the most secure fortresses in Europe, the architectural defense pile being made of stonewalls, 32 defense towers, 8 bulwarks and 4 fortified gates. During your tour, you will see the old wall, which it is still preserved, Black and White Towers and you will visit the Weaver’s Bastion – the biggest and best-preserved one. Brasov Council Square obtained its right to held markets in 1520, but it has been the place for annual markets since 1364 being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The houses surrounding the square speak of a rich history. Black Church was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country, as well as being the largest and one of the most important Lutheran places of worship in the region.
Next stop is Prejmer fortified church, UNESCO heritage site, one of Eastern Europe’s best-preserved fortified churches. In the afternoon leisure time in Brasov. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Brasov.
Sunday – Brasov- Sinaia-Bran-Brasov (50 km)
Today you will discover Peles Castle, dating from the end of the 19th century. Former summer residence of the Romanian royal family, the castle is nowadays open to the public and has become the highlight of every Romania tour. The attraction of the afternoon is Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle. Initially a fortress by the Teutonic Knights, the castle was built in 1377 to safeguard the trading route between Transylvania and Wallachia, enlarged and restored a few times to become a royal residence for Queen Marie of Romania as of the 1920s.
We head up to Brasov, where you will have some free time to stroll around the historical center. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Brasov.
Monday- Brasov- Bucharest-departure (178 km)
After breakfast, drive to Bucharest International Airport for the return flight.