The Jazz Cave Festival, will take place in Bucegi's Ialomița Cave and strives to restore the organic relationship that exists between humans and the natural world while promoting jazz music's universal values.
This year, the third edition of the Jazz Cave Festival will take place from August 16 to August 18 in the same magnificent location, the Ialomița Cave, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Romania in the Bucegi Mountains.The festival is an exceptional occasion that wants to bring back the natural connection between people, sounds, and the elements of nature.
Meet your guide in the morning, around 08-09:00 am, pick up from the airport (if your arrival flight is in the same day) or from the hotel where you are accommodated.
We will start our tour via Prahova Valley, heading to Sinaia, the beautiful mountain resort surnamed "The Pearl of the Carpathians" where we will visit Peles Castle, one of Romania's most beautiful palaces, once the Summer residence of the Romanian kings, a fantastic combinations of neo-gothic and German Reinassance architecture.
Today, we have the possibility to visit the Rhein Azuga Wine Cellar, the former "Supplier of Romania's Royal Court". The cellar is considered the oldest Romanian wine cellar which uses the traditional Champenoise method of producing sparkling wines, so we will be able to learn how Romania's most famous sparkling wine is produced, bottled, corked and labled.
Here, we can enjoy an optional sparkling wine tasting, cellars visit and also a delicious lunch break. Of course, if you wish, you can also buy genuine Romanian wines and sparkling wines.
Accommodation in Sinaia.
Breakfast in the morning, then together with our mountain guide, you will begin your adventure in Bucegi Mountains.
Departure to Ialomita Cave
Today, you will experience an unique day of jazz music will reverberate through the magnificent Ialomita Cave, inviting tourists to take in the fascinating underground acoustics.
The Ialomitei Cave, also known as the "Cave of the Kings," is a location that has a special place in Romanian archaeology, geography, and folklore. As such, tourists were encouraged to rediscover its special significance on the occasion of their visit to Bucegi.
We leave Prahova Valley behind and move further to Brasov medieval city. The city provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery and medieval history with German influences. We will take a walk in the Old Town (the Historical Centre), and discover its attractions: the Black Church, the Town Hall, the Black Tower, Ecaterina's Gate and the Rope Street - the narrowest street in Europe.
Accommodation in Brasov
Traditional romanian dinner.
Breakfast in the morning, then we will enjoy a sightseeing tour and we will discover together Brasov medieval city, in a beautiful walking tour .
After the city tour, we will return back to Bucharest, via the famous Transfagarasan Road - "the best road in the world" according to Top Gear team in 2009. The road is one of the most spectacular routes in Romania, crossing Fagaras, the highest mountains in the country, and reached the maximum altitude of 2,042 m close to the Balea Glacier Lake, offering amazing panoramic views. So, prepare your camera for some breath-taking shots!
Optional, you can enjoy lunch in a special location, at the on-site restaurant & terrace at the Balea Glacier Lake!
Along our way to Bucharest, after 2 more hours of driving on Transfagarasan scenic road, we will reach Poienari Fortress - one of the places most connected to Vlad the Impaler, Dracula. The only way to reach it is by climbing 1480 steps, but you can also simply admire it from the road.
If times permits us, we will also have a short stop for a visit and pictures at Curtea de Arges Monastery, a religious landmark in Southern Romania inspired not only from the Byzantine tradition but also from the Ottoman one, being the burial place of Kings Carol the 1st and Ferdinand and Queens Elisabeta and Maria.
In the evening, we arrive back in Bucharest; drop-off at your hotel or airport (if your flight departure is in the same day). End of our adventure on the scenic roads of Romania!
480 euro/pers, for min 4 pers