Romania - Explore the carpatian garden

Postcongress Programme

3 days excursion - The Castles of Transylvania

We invite you to discover the unspoiled, unique and amazing Romania

DAY 1: 06.09.2012 Bucharest - Sinaia - Azuga - Poiana Brasov (Thursday)

After breakfast, departure towards Poiana Brasov . On the way visit stop at Peles .

Visit of the Peles Castle - an old royal-residence, today a famous museum; it is the first tourism objective of Sinaia and one of the most precious monuments in Romania; built between 1875-1883, the castle contents many architectural styles, but prevalent is the German style, it is placed in the middle of a splendid park with beautiful terraces and includes 160 rooms with valuables decorative elements.

Lunch and wine tasting at the winery Azuga Rhein.

This office began in 1892 as the German winemaker wine-Rhein, which was soon elected official supplier to the Royal Court Romanian wines and sparkling wines. The winery is now owned by the English wine Halewood, while respecting the traditions of the Rhein wine, like a ride to the bottles twice a day and label manually. It has recently been restored winery status as an official supplier of the Royal House. The winery provides an excellent business for its facilities and teaches visitors the art of tasting wine.

Arrival and check-in in the afternoon in Poiana Brasov .

Dinner at a local restaurant in Poiana Brasov.

DAY 2: 07.09.2012 Poiana Brasov – Rasnov-Bran (Friday)

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, departure towards Râşnov . On the way visit stop at Bran .

Visit Valea Cetatii Cave
Here will be a small classical music concert for the group.
Cetatii cave is located on the western slope of the Massif Postavaru, near Râşnov, at an altitude of 790 m (main entrance). The natural cave area protected by the Cave Valley City, which has been designated as protection of natural protected areas and conservation of natural features and value of ecological, scientific, landscape special, represented by trees, flora, water losses in Ponorul Foundation.

Visit Râşnov Fortress
Râșnov Citadel was built around the year 1215 by the Teutonic Knights and it was mentioned for the first time in 1331. The citadel was conquered only once in its history, around the year 1600 by Gabriel Báthory . The citadel consists of an external enclosure placed in front of the eastern wall which is surrounded by a fortified wall and equipped with a square-shaped tower and of an internal enclosure which is surrounded by the walls and the towers of the fortress.

Bran Castle - built in 1378 atop a cliff and served as a custom check-point between Walachia and Transylvania and also had a strategic role in protecting the pass; nowadays, the castle is a museum and is included in most "Dracula" circuits as its legend was linked with the image of the Vlad Tepes, the inspiring figure for Bram Stoker's character.

Lunch at a Taverna Lupilor restaurant in Bran.

Arrival in Poiana Brasov.

Overnight at the hotel at the Hotel in Poiana Brasov.

Dinner at the Hotel.

DAY 3: 08.09.2012 Poiana Brasov – Brasov - Bucharest (Saturday)

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, departure towards Brasov .

Visit Brasov
The Black Church is the largest construction in gothic style from Romania and Schei district with the Saint Nicholas Church and the First Romanian School.

Return to Bucharest.



Poiana Brasov – Hotel Rina Vista 3*

Poiana Brasov – Hotel Poiana/Sportul 3-4* (rooms at 3* and 4*)


Hotel Rina Vista 3* :
Place in an room for double use = 232 EUR/person
Place in an room for single use = 266 EUR/person

Hotel Poiana 3* :
Place in an room for double use = 230 EUR/person
Place in an room for single use = 265 EUR/person

Hotel Sportul 4* :
Place in an room for double use = 259 EUR/person
Place in an room for single use = 315 EUR/person

The rates are valid for minimum 25 paying persons.
If the number of people increases / decreases the rate is recalculated.


Services include:

  • All transfers and excursion mentioned – private transportation by coach, with driver
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in mentioned hotels (or similar)
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals: 1 lunch with wine tasting, 1 traditional dinner, 1 lunch in Bran Village and 1 dinner at the Hotel
  • VAT included

Not included:

  • personal expenses such as telephone, mini bar, etc
  • eventual taxes at visited sites for photos and filming
  • tips (optional)

*Spaces were not blocked.
*Confirmation will be based on availability.
*Prices will be confirmed in the moment of the booking.

Please contact the congress organizer at for tourism program.

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