Romania for gourmets (9 days)

          

Bucharest - Targoviște - Horezu - Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Turda - Sighisoara - Viscri - Bran - Prejmer - Bucharest

【DescriptionBe the first one to discover the forgotten history of Romanian wines and to enjoy the unique mosaic of flavours of the Romanian cuisine. Few know that the history of wine in Europe begins in Romania. Greek legends say that Dionysus, the merry god of the magic liquor, was born somewhere in our country, famous for wine since Antiquity. Romanians continue to love wine as much as the Dacians did 2000 years ago.

We invite you to discover this history together and to enjoy some of the most exquisite Romanian cuisine.

【Highlights:
    
  • visit four vineyards with an oenologist who will explain to you all the secrets of wine tasting.
 
  • attend a cooking class with traditional Transylvanian recipes in Viscri village, Prince Charles’ favourite village in Transylvania.
 
  • visit the princely court of Count Dracula in Targoviste.
 
  • enjoy a private organ concert in a fortified church.
 
  • visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites.

【Departures】: every day

【Price】: on request
 
【Included】:
    
  • airport transfers in Bucharest.
 
  • English speaking guide.
 
  • all activities and entry fees. according to program.
 
  • lunch and dinner with traditional dishes

【Note】: The Black Church may be closed on specific religious occations and on Mondays; Peles castle is closed on Mondays, and on Tuesdays between 14th of Sept-15th of May, when you shall visit Rasnov Fortress instead of Peles castle.

   
  
 Day
Location
Time
 Program
Meals
 1 
  Bucharest 
PM
  Arrival in Bucharest. Our team will meet you at the airport. Private transfer to the hotel. Assistance during check-in. 
  
  Overnight: Bucharest
 -
  2
  Bucharest
  Targoviste
  Curtea de Arges
  Maldarasti
AM
PM
  Departure to Târgoviște and visit Curtea Domnească Ruins•, Dracula’s princely court, then proceed to Curtea de Argeș. Lunch with traditional dishes. Visit Curtea de Argeș Monastery•. Continue to Măldărăști village. Check-in at a 300 years old manor. Dinner at the manor with dishes typical of Oltenia region. Try Corcova wine, a must on the Orient Express Menu one hundred years ago.
300km, 5h 
  Overnight: Maldarasti
B L D
 3 
  Maldarasti
  Horezu
  Sibiu
  Alba Iulia
AM
PM
  Departure to Horezu village and visit Horezu Monastery WH•. Continue to Drăgășani. Visit Prince Știrbey Winery- Enjoy local dishes and taste Prince Știrbey’s wines. In the afternoon continue to Transylvania.
  Arrival in Alba Iulia and check-in at a local hotel, a 18th century typical Habsburg building. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. 
300km, 5h 
  Overnight: Alba Iulia
B L D
4
  Alba Iulia
  Turda
  Alba Iulia
AM
PM
  Departure to Turda and visit Romania’s most spectacular salt mine, Salina Turda•. Lunch at a local restaurant with “goulash”, a typical Hungarian dish of the region.
  In the afternoon visit a local beekeeper and enjoy a private honey tasting program. Return to Alba Iulia. Dinner at the hotel.
135km, 2h
  Overnight: Alba Iulia
B L D
5
  Alba Iulia
  Sighisoara
  Bunesti
AM
PM
  Proceed to the Saxon Lands of Transylvania. Discover the white wines of Villa Vinea Winery•. Continue to Sighișoara. Lunch at Casa Vlad Dracul with Dracula Menu. Sighișoara Old Town WH sightseeing. In the afternoon transfer to Bunești village and check-in at a local pension. Attend a private organ concert in a fortified church. 
170km, 3h
  Overnight: Bunesti village area
 B L D
6
  Bunesti
  Viscri
  Brasov
AM
PM
  Departure to Viscri village, the favorite Transylvanian village of Prince Charles of Wales. Go by a horse drawn cart to visit a local sheepfold. Cheese tasting. Return to Viscri and visit the Viscri Fortified Church WH•. Continue to Brasov. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner in the Old Town of Brașov. 
 100km, 2h
  Overnight: Brasov
 B L D
7
  Brasov
  Bran
  Brasov
AM
PM
  Departure to Bran village. Learn how to make “sarmale”, the most famous Romanian dish. While our host will boil the “sarmale” go and visit Bran Castle• also known as Dracula’s Castle.
  Return for lunch at the pension. In the afternoon, go on a easy hike near Bran village and learn which are the most popular herbs for Romanian tea. Return to Brașov. 
 80km,1h30m 
  Overnight: Brasov
 B L D
8
  Bunesti
  Prejmer
  Azuga
  Bucharest
AM
PM
  In the morning stroll in the Old Town of Brașov. Visit the Black Church•, then proceed to Prejmer village. Visit Prejmer Fortified Church WH•. Continue to Azuga.
  Lunch with Sparkling wine tasting. In the afternoon, visit Peleș Castle• and Sinaia Monastery•. Continue to Bucharest. 
 220km, 4h
  Overnight: Bucharest
 B L D
9
  Bucharest
 AM
  Transfer to the airport. 

 

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