Tour 23 Romania & Danube Delta Great Tour

14days/13nts tour begins&ends Bucharest: 3nts Tulcea, 4nts Brasov, 2nts Sibiel, 2nts Garda de Sus (Apuseni Mountains), 2nts Odorheiu Secuiesc.

Day 1: Bucharest- Constanta - Tulcea- Mahmudia. Pick you up from Bucharest. Transfer to Tulcea, overnight in Tulcea area. Dinner. Overnight in Mahmudia 3 stars pension, en suite rooms, traditional dinner and breakfast included.

Day 2: Mahmudia - explore the Danube Delta by boat ( part 1). Breakfast. Explore the Danube Delta by boat and with a local guide. Birds waching. Dinner and breakfast included. Overnight in Mahmudia at 3 stras pension, en suie rooms.

Day 3: Mahmudia - explore Danube Delta by boat( part two). Dinner. Overnight in Tulcea.

Day 4: Mahmudia - Brasov. Transfer to Brasov City. Breakfast. Transfer to Brasov. Your journey ends in the medieval Saxon city of Brasov. Accommodate in a centrally located 3* hotel. To better capture the Saxon atmosphere, you’ll enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Brasov. Dinner in Brasov with traditional music and dance. Overnight in Brasov.

Day 5: Brasov- Peles Castle- Bran Castle- Rasnov Fortress- Brasov. Morning drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle, one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Continue your journey with Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. The largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe is your next destination Rasnov Fortress was built in 1331, the Fortress had a defence role and it was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov in case of enemy attacks. Return to Brasov. Traditional dinner. Overnight Brasov

Day 6: Brasov- Bears reservation - Poiana Brasov- Brasov. Visit the Bears reservation and have a nice walk in Poiana Brasov. Short walking tour of Brasov old town. Dinner. Overnight in Brasov.

Day 7: Brasov - Viscri  fortified church- Sighisoara- Sibiu-Sibiel. This morning travel through the Persani Mountains while you enjoy the awesome natural wonder that is Padurea Bogatii. Our first visit is at Viscri Fortified Church, one of the most spectacular in Romania. Afterwards, you will journey to  Middle Age Sighisoara -the best preserved in Romania and one of the few citadels still inhabited in the world with an authentic Middle Age architecture We see The Clock Tower, The Weapons Museum, The Torture Room. Dinner. All food is locally produced. Overnight in Sibiel village.

Day 8: Sibiel- Sibiu- Tansfagarasan road - Sibiel. Sibiu is the heart of Germanic Transylvania. Saxon colonists called the town Hermannstadt. Sibiu town lies on the site of one of the largest Middle Age fortresses from Romania. In the Middle Ages  Sibiu was surrounded by three concentric rings of fortified walls. Some have survived, along with fascinating network of squares, staircases and towers dating between 13 and 18 centuries. We visit Brukenthal National Museum, the Large Square wich is the historic center of Sibiu, first mentioned in documents in 1411 as a cereal market, the square existing since 1366 when the third fortification belt of the city was finalized.We follow Transfagarasan along Balea Valley and trough the sinuous road wich gives you asthonishing views we reach Balea Waterfall (1234). After a short stop where you can admire the noisy falling waters we continue our trip on the road that climbs trough Balea, Doamna and Tunsu edges and get to Balea Glacial Lake. This road will give everything to those addicted to adrenaline.Because of the countless turns, the average speed is maximum 40 km per hour. Along this route there are 27 viaducts and bridges, and the longest road tunnel in Romania - 887 meters. The landscape is fantastic, and the differences of altitude and the curves represent a challenge for both cars and drivers, so don't forget your camera to capture the spectacular views!
We stop at Balea Lake to enjoy this splendid monument of nature wich is situaded at 2034 meters altitude and together with about 180 hectare of land around it is declared natural reservation since 1932. Also, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe is built near the lake every winter since in 2006. We go trough the tunnel to see Capra Waterfall which welcomes its visitors with cold water drops. Return to Sibiel. Dinner.

Day 9: Sibiel - Alba Iulia - Garda de Sus. After breakfast we visit Alba Iulia citadel the the guards changing. Dinner. Overnight in Garda de Sus, Apuseni Mountains.

Day 10: Garda de Sus - explore the surroundings.

Day 11: Garda de Sus- Turda - Odorheiu Secuiesc.Visit Turda salt mine. Overnight in Odorheiu Secuiesc at Septimia Spa Hotel. Dinner. All facilities included( out door/ indoor swimming pools, hot bath with salty water etc).

Day 12: Odorheiu Secuiesc- Gheorgheni- Red Lake- Bicaz Gorges- Borzont( lunch at Hungarian restaurant)- Odorheiu Secuiesc. Breakfast. Find the legentds and the truth of the mysterious Red Lake. Take awalk trough Bicaz Gorges, a truly nature wonder. Traditinal Hungaryan lunch on the way back to Odorheiu Secuiesc. Overnight in Odorheiu Secuiesc at Septimia Spa Hotel.

Day 13: Odorheiu Secuiesc - Prejmer fortified church- Brasov. Visit Prejmer Fortified Church which is the largest Fortified church in Southeastern Europe and was built by the Teutonic Knights in 1212-1213. The powerful surrounding wall is 40 feet high and 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence Prejmer fortress was besieged 50 times. However, Prejmer Fortified Church was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania. Endowed with bastions, drawbridges and a secret  subterranean passage through which food supplies could be transported, the  Prejmer church’s most famed war device was the “deathIn this escourted day tour we travel to see some of the most beautiful fortified churches from Transylvania. We begin our journey with Prejmer Fortified Church wich is the largest Fortified church in Southeastern Europe and was built by the Teutonic Knights in 1212-1213. The powerful surrounding wall is 40 feet high and 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence Prejmer fortress was besieged 50 times. However, Prejmer Fortified Church was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania. Endowed with bastions, drawbridges and a secret  subterranean passage through which food supplies could be transported, the  Prejmer church’s most famed war device was the “death machine,” made of several weapons that could shoot simultaneously, causing the enemy severe losses. Dinner and overnight in Brasov.

Day 14: Brasov - Peles Castle- Bucharest. Peles Castle is one of the most beautiful museums in Romania and was built almost throughout 40 years by King Charles 1. In the tour of Peles Castle you can admire furniture and decorative objects, sculptures, paintings, collection of weapons from 15 th to 19 th Centuries. Arrive to Bucharest.