Day 1: Bucharest
So you’ve made it! You are in Bucharest now. You will be picked up by your driver at the airport and private transferred to your Hotel in the heart of the “Little Paris”. Bucharest has a lot to offer, so be aware of it nightlife, In the morning you will be transferred to Dragasani.
Day 2: Dragasani – Prince Stirbey Winery
A transfer by car in the morning to Dragasani will be made.
REBIRTH OF A TRADITION. For over 300 years the wines of Prince Stirbey family are grown according to a core of well-developed principles, preserved by each generation. Our wish is to respect them and pass them to the future generations, as well: Discovery of traditional grape varieties. We are adepts of traditional grape varieties, evolved over the centuries and adapted to the pedoclimatic conditions of a wine region. Only there they can fully develop their personality. Vinifying them separately, we are only producing single grape wines, in order to reveal the individual character of each variety. Discovery of Terroir Soil, climate, flora and fauna, as well as customs of people working in our vineyards and in our winery, they all stongly influence the development of our grapes and wines – giving each single parcel a specific character – synthesized as Terroir or, in a profounder understanding, Genius Loci – the spirit of the place. Their aim is to convey this Genius Loci in all their wines.
Day 3: Targu-Jiu – Bigar Waterfall
The city takes its name from the river Jiu, which runs through it. In antiquity, there was a Dacian village in around the location of today’s city surrounded by forests. After the Roman conquests of Oltenia (101-102), military units were stationed around the roads that connected different important routes at the time. During the digging of the Târgu Jiu – Rovinari railroad, mosaics, coins, ceramics and Roman bricks were found in the south-eastern part of the city.
Constantin Brâncuși, who had lived here as a boy, was commissioned to contribute to a memorial monument to the fighters of World War I, called Calea Eroilor / The Heroes’ Street and was finished in 1938. His large sculptures are now the main tourist attractions in Târgu Jiu: The Table of Silence, Stool Alley The Gate of the Kiss, and The Endless Column. The latter is shown in the middle section of the city’s coat of arms. So you will enjoy visiting these precious monuments before Bigar Waterfal It was rated by The world geography magazine as no.1 on a top of 8 unique waterfalls in the world. It is very beautiful and definitely worth seeing.
Day 4: Hunedoara – Covin’s Castle
Converted from military structure to an inhabited castle, so you can see some of the architectural changes and designs. Double wall fortification with round or rectangular towers, which was totally new – and some used for prisons. Supposedly Vlad the Impaler was held prisoner here. Pasha’s Well, about 90′ deep, was supposedly dug by prisoners who were promised freedom if they found water, but after water was found in 15 years of digging, the promise was broken. Three large areas were used for various purposes: One of Nicholas Cage’s movie, Ghost Rider, used the bridge/ramp for one of his scenes, as well as some of the interior yards.
Day 5: Sibiu – Brukenthal Palace
The 5th day starts and you will travelling up north to Sibiu County to visit and stay in Brukenthal’s Summer Residence. The mistique of the Palace will takeover the very first Transylvanian wish to be here for your next trip. Enjoy it and don’t forget to learn a little bit about Transylvania: You will need it.
Day 6: Bucharest
The Journey hasn’t end yet. The highlights of Bucharest aren’t discovered yet. The mixture of Architecture is like a vast color palette. Don’t miss the city tour.
Day 7: Fly Home
Fly back home. A driver will pick you up and take you to the airport.