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3-Day Trip to Brown Bears, Targoviste, Brasov, Dracula's Castle from Bucharest

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    Day 1: Targoviste, Peles and Brasov:

    Stop At: Museum of Communism, Bulevardul Regele Carol I, Targoviste 130010 Romania
    This in the military unit where the last Communist President Nicolae Ceausescu along with his wife Elena Ceausescu were kept as prisoners, judged by a military court and finally executed. We will discuss about these final days and communism in Romania.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca), Str. Justice, No. 7, Targoviste 130 014 Romania
    Finally you will go to Targoviste where you will visit the former royal residence where Vlad Tepes ruled. This is also the place where the battle from June 1462 took place between Vlad Tepes (Dracula) and Mehmed II the Sultan of the Otoman Empire. The battle ended with the defeat of the Ottoman army and in honor of his victory, Vlad Tepes built Chindia Tower which can be visited today.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    The tour begins with Peles Castle – the former royal residence, an architectural jewel.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    We will take a short tour of the old town. You will be able to visit Black Church, the Council Square and to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of this charming city!
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a 3* hotel.


    Day 2: Brown Bear Sanctuary, Saschiz Village and Sighisoara

    Stop At: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075 Romania
    At Libearty Bear Sanctuary we will learn about the bears and about wildlife protection in general. The sight of bears climbing trees, playing in the water pools or just lazing in the meadows, gives you a far better understanding of the true nature of the animals than any Zoo could ever do.
    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saxon Church, Town Centre, Saschiz 547510 Romania
    Today you will go further into Transylvania and visit the beautiful Fortified Church of Saschiz. On your way to Saschiz you will cross Padurea Bogatii (meaning the Rich Forest), which is a natural reservation. In Saschiz village you will visit the wonderful Fortified Church, which is one of the most interesting Saxon fortified churches (UNESCO World Heritage site).
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    The next stop is Sighisoara, one of the few citadels that are still inhabited. The main attractions in the city are the Main Gate, The Clock Tower which is 64 m high and has four levels, the Medieval Weapons Museum and the Torture Chamber. It is known that here was the birth place of Vlad Dracul, who inspired the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Near the Museum Square is the Church of the Dominican Monastery, dated from the 13th century. Walking along the wall that surrounds Sighisoara citadel you can admire the towers: especially the Shoemakers, Tailors and Tinmakers Guild towers which are the most impressive. You will also visit the Church from the Hill but not before climbing the 175 covered steps which were built in 1642 in order to create easier access for the children on their way to school.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov at a 3* hotel.

    Day 3: Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    Bran Castle also called Dracula’s Castle, it is situated in Bran village. A remarkable architecture with Gothic elements, the castle was built between 1377-1382, at 60 m high. Built originally as a fortress surrounded by a massive wall with small windows which were used to shoot the enemies, Bran Castle proved to be a successful defense point. In the inner courtyard of the castle is a fountain used to provide water in case of siege. Bran Castle got its fame from the novel Dracula, written by Bram Stoker and Dracula movie.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rasnov Citadel, Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov 505400 Romania
    We will have a short stop to Rasnov to see the picturesque streets with medieval houses and Rasnov Fortress and to understand the life in a village in medieval times. Rasnov Fortress is one of the best preserved peasant fortress of Transylvania and was built in XIII -XIV centuries, the principal purpose was to defend themselves against Tartar attacks and was conquered only once around the year 1600 by Prince Gabriel Bathory.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer pick-up from any hotel, hostel, guest house or apartment in Bucharest.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • 2 nights accommodation (in Brasov) with breakfast
    • Fuel surcharge
    • One bottle of water / pers / day
    • Local taxes
    • Tour escort/driver
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of Communism
    • Entry/Admission - Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca)
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
    • Entry/Admission - Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
    • Entry/Admission - Saxon Church
    • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
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