Prahova Valley

Romania Tours by Contur Travel

Medieval and Modern Romania on Prahova Valley (1 day)

Our Tours

We are doing private escorted tours for individuals, small groups or groups by car, minibus or coach / train / plane.

Our tours are intended for individuals, families and different sized parties.

We do not have scheduled tours where different people can enroll.

Some of our regular tours that we can arrange to suit your preferences, time and budget:

Medieval and Modern Romania on Prahova Valley

The resemblance of the mountain Horeb, Sinai peninsula, with the mountain in this part of Romania, stroke out the prince Michael Cantacuzino, during his pilgrimage to Jerusalem, so he called the monastery he built here after his return, Sinaia.

At the end of the 19th century, another prince, future king of Romania, Carol I, enchanted by the beauty of the surroundings built here Peles Castle, his summer residence.
The castle is one of the nicest in Europe. Built between 1875-1883, mainly in German Renaissance style, the castle has 106 rooms, decorated with fine ornaments of inlaid wood, Murano and Venetian chandeliers and mirrors, a rich collection of arms and weapon, more than 800 stained glass windows and an original heating and cleaning system. In the park surrounding the big castle, there are the Castle Foisor, the Hunting Castle and Queen Maria favourite castle "Pelisor".

Through a short cut we arrive at Bran, where the waters hollowed their way in the rock stands Bran Castle, where Vlad the Impaler, Dracula spent some frightful times, on his way to Transylvania.
Originally built by master masons of Brasov as a fortress, according to the privilege granted to the town on November 19th, 1377, by Louis I d'Anjou, who was ruling of Transylvania at that time. On 1920, the fortress was donated to the royal family and became its summer residence.
Arranged by Queen Maria into a most romantic castles: the old garret became the fourth floor, the old cylindrical tower with defence gallery became an apartment, Gothic stone arches framed the entrance doors, stairs and boarded floors were rebuilt.

In the afternoon, we will visit the city of Brasov, one of the seventh Saxon citadels of Transylvania, Kronestadt the largest town of Transylvania, in the Middle Age. Driving through the main roads, you'll discover its beauty and picturesque: the combination between new and old, blacken stone buildings and red bricks chimneys above the coloured tile roofs.
Old fortification ruins of the former burg, the narrow and tortuous streets, the old baroque houses with their bulky arched gates, still, keeps in the downtown the medieval patina. The Black Church (14th - 15th centuries), the largest construction in Gothic style from Romania, has very important collection of Turkish carpets and one of the largest organ in Europe.

Tour Itinerary: Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Bran - Bucharest

  • departure from your hotel; our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby
  • drive through Prahova Valley to Sinaia, Bran and Brasov
  • in Sinaia, visit of Peles Castle
  • sightseeing tour of medieval Brasov including Black Church and St. Nicholas Church
  • arrival at Bran, visit of Bran Castle
  • evening arrival in Bucharest
1 day tour

Departures: all year round excepting Sundays (Black Church closed), Mondays (Bran and Peles castles closed) and Tuesdays (Peles Castle closed) and the period Oct. 25 - Dec. 01 (Peles Castle closed for annual maintenance).

Services included: Car/Van/Minibus transportation, guide assistance, entrance fees to museums.

Not included in the above program:

  • arrival/departure flights
  • travel insurance (recommended by Lonely Planet)
  • personal expenses of any kind, hotel services like phone calls, laundry, minibar, room service
  • soft and alcoholic drinks with the main meals unless otherwise specified.

Package price: 120 Euro/person in double room

for a party of 4 persons

Prices for other sized parties, room types, supplementary services: by request.