Experience Romania's culinary and wine heritage through a vibrant journey for the senses Romanian gastronomy is a flavorful fusion of influences from various cultures that have shaped the country's culinary landscape over centuries. From hearty dishes rooted in traditional peasant cuisine to refined delicacies influenced by Ottoman, Hungarian, German, and Slavic traditions, Romanian food offers a diverse and rich tapestry of flavors. Romania also boasts a long and storied tradition of winemaking, with vineyards dating back thousands of years. The country's diverse climate and terroir provide ideal conditions for cultivating a wide
range of grape varieties. Romanian wines, both red and white, are gaining recognition internationally for their quality and value. Some notable wine regions include Transylvania, Moldova, Muntenia, and Dobrogea. Romanian gastronomy is a delightful blend of tradition, innovation, and cultural influences, with a strong
emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and hearty, flavorful dishes. Accompanied by the country's burgeoning wine industry, it offers a truly unique culinary experience for locals and visitors alike. 

Travel Itinerary

Day 1 Bucharest
Welcome to Romania!
Your local guide will meet you at the airport and you’ll begin a sightseeing tour of the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Admire the House of the Free Press, the Triumphal Arch, a 27 m tall monument that commemorates the victory and triumph of Romania in the first World War, the Victory Square with its Victory Palace, the Victory Avenue with its French style buildings, theatres and museums, the Revolution Square and The Royal Palace and the Athenaeum.
During the tour savor an authentic Romanian pretzel. Continue with University Square and Union Square. Check-in at the hotel.
Dinner
Enjoy a pleasant walk in the Old Town and discover the delicious local cuisine at one of the historic restaurants.

Day 2 BUCHAREST - SINAIA - BUSTENI - AZUGA - BRASOV
Breakfast
Get comfortable in your seats to enjoy a beautiful landscape to Sinaia though the Romanian Carpathian Mountains. In Sinaia you will visit the Peles Castle. It was built in the late 19th century for King Carol I and is considered a masterpiece of
German New-Renaissance architecture. The castle is surrounded by stunning forests and has over 170 rooms decorated with opulent furnishings and exquisite artwork. It is a popular tourist destination and a must-visit for anyone
exploring the region.
Lunch
Travel to the next Mountain resort and enjoy lunch in the restaurant hosted by the Cantacuzino Castle. Built in the early 20th century, the castle features a mix of different architectural styles, including Romanian, French and German.
Your next stop Will be a wine tasting at the Rhein wine cellar. The wine cellar is renowned for producing high-quality wines and is located in the picturesque town of Azuga. Dinner
Continue to Brasov, check -in at the hotel and dinner at local specialties restaurant.

Day 3  BRASOV - ROTBAV - BRAN - BRASOV 
Breakfast
After breakfast, explore the charming city of Brasov on foot. Your local guide will take you to the most iconic landmarks of the city, including the Black Church, the Council Square, and the Old City walls. Learn about the rich history of Transylvania as you stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval city center. Marvel at
the stunning architecture of the baroque and medieval buildings and enjoy the scenic views of the Carpathian Mountains. Admire the colorful street art and vibrant culture of this unique city.
Lunch
Travel afterwards to Rotbav to meet The Catean family and visit their farm. Enjoy a tasting of locally produced meats and cheeses.
Drive to Rasnov for a brandy tasting before continuing to the famous Dracula Castle. The castle was built at the end of the 15th century by the Transylvanian Saxons and served as custom between the old country of Wallachia and Transylvania. The legend says that Dracula once lived there, the truth can only be
discovered during the inside visit.
Dinner
After the tour, enjoy a delicious dinner on the grounds of the castle, at the Queen Mary’s Tea House.
Return to Brasov.


Day 4:BRASOV - VISCRI - SASCHIZ - SIGHISOARA
Breakfast
Drive this morning to Viscri, where you will have the opportunity to explore the village's quaint streets, lined with traditional houses and colorful gardens. You will also visit the fortified church, which dates back to the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved fortified churches in Transylvania.
Lunch
For the ultimate Viscri experience, try some of the traditional local dishes.
The next stop will be in the village Saschiz, where you´ll be invited to a homemade jam tasting, made by traditional recipes.
In the afternoon, explore the beautiful medieval city of Sighisoara, also known as the birthplace of Count Dracula. Discover the historic landmarks, picturesque streets and colorful houses that make this Transylvanian town so charming. Walk along the UNESCO-listed fortified wall and learn about the town's rich history from your knowledgeable guide and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Sighisoara.
Dinner
In the evening, enjoy dinner at the Dracula’s birth house restaurant.

Day 5: SIGHISOARA - BIERTAN - VILA VINEA - HAMBA - SIBIU
Breakfast
Discover this morning the fascinating history and architecture of Biertan's fortified church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stroll through the charming, cobbled
streets, surrounded by stunning landscapes and traditional houses.
Lunch
Drive to the local winery Villa Vinea and learn more about the famous Transylvanian wines. Enjoy a tasting of 4 types of wines and a delicious Transylvanian goulash.
Continue from here to Hamba, a small village near Sibiu where you will meet a local beekeeper and its organic beekeeping farm. Taste different bee products and
continue to Sibiu.
Dinner
Check-in for 2 nights. Dinner will be served at a traditional restaurant in the Old Town.

Day 6:  SIBIU - SIBIEL - SIBIU
Breakfast
After breakfast, you’ll have a relaxing walk on the streets of the well-preserved Medieval Old Town of Sibiu, designated European Capital of Culture in 2007 and listed as one of the most idyllic cities to live in the world by Forbes Magazine.
You’ll see the three interlocking squares starting with the Great Square, the largest of the squares of Sibiu where you’ll find the Catholic Church, the Old Town Hall and the Brukenthal Musem, continue through the Liars Bridge, Small Square and Huet Square, where you will find an impressive Lutheran Church. Time at leisure in the Old Town.
Lunch
Enjoy the local specialities at a local restaurant.
Dinner
In the evening, drive to Sibiel for a traditional gastronomic experience with folkloric show and lots of wine and local brandy included.
Return to Sibiu.

Day 7: SIBIU - BUCHAREST
Breakfast
Get comfortable in your seats, say goodbye to Transylvania and enjoy the beautiful landscape along the Olt river on your way back to Bucharest.
Lunch
Upon your arrival you’ll have a beer tasting experience at a local artisanal brewery.
Next, you’ll visit the second biggest administrative building of the World, after the Pentagon, the Palace of the Parliament also called the House of the People. The words fall short to describe this majestic and emblematic building, both outside and inside. You’ll be amazed by the luxurious interiors with chandeliers with weights up to three tones, carpets as big as a football stadium. This building is considered the heaviest and the most expensive administrative building in the world today.
Dinner
Complete the day with a gourmet dinner at one of the best Romanian restaurants in Bucharest.


Day 8: BUCHAREST 
Breakfast
If the time of your flight will allow it, you’ll have some free time to discover on your own the Old Town or to buy souvenirs. Transfer to the airport and farewell to
your local guide. We wish you a pleasant fight!

Included:
7x overnights at the selected hotels or similar ones
7x breakfasts at the selected hotels
English-speaking guide throughout all the trip from/to airport
Full board: 6 lunches and 7 dinners, three-course meals, including:
1x dinner at a historic restaurant in the old town of Bucharest, including a glass of wine or beer and a folkloric show
1x lunch at the restaurant of Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni
1x dinner at a restaurant in the historic center of Brasov
1x dinner at Queen Maria's Tea House, near Bran Castle
1x lunch with locals in the village of Viscri
1x dinner at Count Dracula's birthplace
1x dinner at a restaurant in the historic center of Sibiu
1x dinner at the "Locals' House" in the village of Sibiel
1x lunch at a traditional restaurant in the town of Calimanesti
1x farewell dinner at a historic restaurant in downtown Bucharest
Wine tasting at a winery in Azuga, in the Prahova Valley
Tasting of traditional Transylvanian brandies in Rasnov
Tasting of artisanal products at the local Cetean farm
Tasting of traditional jams in Saschiz
Wine and goulash tasting at Vila Vinea winery
Visit to the Hamba beekeeping farm and tasting of their artisanal products
Visit to the Grivita craft brewery and artisanal beer tasting
Entrance fees and visits as per the itinerary:
Peles Castle
Black Church in Brasov
Bran Castle or Dracula's Castle
Viscri Fortified Church
Clock Tower in Sighisoara
Church on the Hill in Sighisoara
Count Dracula's Birthplace
Evangelical Church in Sibiu
Palace of the Parliament
Transportation in a modern vehicle throughout the trip, with air conditioning and heating, including tolls and parking fees


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