BRAN – PREJMER – BRASOV – BUCHAREST (3h3omin drive)
You’ll start the day with Brasov, a city built by the German colonists about 750 years ago. It boasts wonderful medieval architecture. Surrounded by massive walls, towers and gates, the city was also protected against different invasions by the steep hills of the mountains. Located on an important trade route, the city developed quickly, and the residents built one of the most impressive Gothic churches between Vienna and Istanbul, known today as the Black Church**.
The Transylvania tour continues with the fortified church of Prejmer*, a fine example of the German fortresses built 800 years ago. The UNESCO site of Prejmer boasts the best preserved fortified church in Transylvania. The church, the oldest building, is surrounded by more than 250 rooms, massive towers and walls.
The tour will end with the mysterious Snagov Monastery. Probably built for the first time in the 14th century, the present church, located on a beautiful island, dates back to the 16th century. Today, the Snagov Monastery is famous throughout the world thanks to the personage of Vlad the Impaler, a great historical figure for Romanians, while for foreigners is the infamous vampire known as Dracula.
In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Bucharest where this one-day trip ends.
* Between November and April, the Prejmer fortified church is closed on Sundays and Mondays. It can be replaced with the Rasnov fortress.
** During the cold months, between November and April, the Black Church will be seen only from outside.
End of the tour.