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Winter vacation guide in Romania 

10 Days in Romania: Bucuresti, Curtea de Arges, Campulung, Bran, Rasnov, Brasov, Poiana Brasov, Predeal, Sinaia, Busteni

Days
1-3:
 During the first 3 days use the suggested itinerary: 3 days in Bucharest

Day 4:

Rent a car and get ready to discover wonderfull places like: Curtea de Arges, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Brasov.

You will leave Bucharest crossing the Militari neighborhood after which you take the A1 motorway, where you will spend approximately one hour and ten minutes before you arrive in Pitesti. After another 37 km you get to Curtea de Arges, former capital of Wallachia. Visit the Princely Court, built in the XIV th century, St. Nicholas Church and then the San Nicoara Church ruins. The main objective is the "Curtea de Arges" Monastery both because of it's beauty and the legend that surrounds it. They say that Manole, already famous, had to build his wife, Ana, in the church walls.

Curtea de Arges Curtea de Arges Curtea de Arges

At 31 km away from Curtea de Arges is the Vidraru Dam. Stop a few minutes to admire the dam, 165 m in height, that holds behind about 500 million cubic meters of water. Near the road on the left, you can visit, if time permits, the ruins of the Poenari fortress by climbing 1480 concrete steps meandering through a beech forest. From here you have a wonderful perspective that reaches from Fagaras Mountains to Curtea de Arges.

Vidraru Dam Vidraru Power Plant Poenari fortress

Since it is likely that the Transfagarasan will be closed, head back towards Campulung and then towards Rucar. Spend the night at one of the pensions in the area. 

 

Day 5:
If the weather allows and the road is accessible you can make a brief detour from the road and visit Piatra Craiului National Park and the Dambovicioara Cave. Next destination is the famous Bran castle or Dracula's castle


Bran Castle is built on a rock in a key strategic point. It now houses the Bran museum, a museum that covers all 4 floors of the castle. 

Make your next stop at the Rasnov fortress. From the heights of the medieval walls you will have a vast panorama of the city and surroundings. 

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Bran castle Dambovicioara Cave Rasnov fortress

Find accommodation in Brasov and spend the night here. This link might help you to find the right hotel for you.

 

Day 6:

 

Visit Brasov starting with Piata Sfatului Square. From here it will be easy to visit the Black Church and the History Museum. Then you can walk around and discover the old Hirscher house or the weavers bastion. After you finish, climb at Poiana Brasov and have dinner in one of the famous restaurants.

Piata Sfatului Black Church Piata Sfatului

Spend the night in Poiana Brasov.

 

Day 7-9

 

Next 3 days of skiing and other winter sports and culinary specialties at Poiana Brasov.

Poiana Brasov Poiana Brasov Poiana Brasov


Day  10: In the last day of the itinerary climb to the Postavaru peak with a cable gondola. Admire the panoramic view over the city and the Fagaras mountains. Start towards Bucharest through the Prahova valley. You will go through Predeal, Sinaia and Busteni. In Sinaia you can drive to the 1400 quota to admire the resort from the height. Visit the Peles Castle and the Pelisor.
   

The trip
International flights land at the Henry Coanda airport - Otopeni, 16 km from downtown. Low cost flights are landing at the Aurel Vlaicu airport - Baneasa. Cabs and buses are connecting with the city. If using a taxi take only ones agreed by the airport or order one by phone, do not be deceived by individuals even if they wear an official looking badge. 

Transportation
The city can be explored by foot, metro, bus or taxi. Cabs are cheap and the fare is displayed in exterior. Make sure the register works.

Weather:
Weather is usually cold with temperatures that often falls below zero degrees Celsius and can reach the minimum of -20 degrees. Snow falls are usual and sometimes can become abundant.

Suggested accommodation: 
- Vacation rentals in Bucharest are the best accommodation solution in Bucharest. The holiday apartments in Bucharest are self-catering, with the best location in town: Bucharest Old Town. You can click here to see the offer from Alia Accommodation.

Suggested restaurants: 
Romania has a diverse culinary specific influenced by both the Balkan and Austro-Hungarian cuisine. Try the famous pork bone (Ciolan) with cabbage and polenta (Mamaliguta), or the hunter menu with bear meat, wild boar, deer or pheasant. Most restaurants will offer wonderful dance shows to which you will be invited to take part. 

- Caru 'cu Bere - the place where you can have the most tasty dishes and where you can enjoy the beer made after an unique recipe, originally from 1879. 
- Terasa Doamnei - this restaurant invites you to taste the Romanian cuisine in an intimate atmosphere listening traditional folk music.

Price for two persons: 
Approx. 150 Euro per day for accommodation, meals and local transport. 

Practical tips: 
- buy tickets to shows in advance
- do programming in time for visits to the House of People or Cotroceni Palace 
- ignore the too friendly girls (or you might regret it)
- use only taxis with the prices displayed and with working meters. 
- attention to your pockets in the crowded areas

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