Winegrowing has been known for centuries long in Romania. The country has been favoured by its geographical position in South-Eastern Europe, by its proximity to the Black Sea, as well as by the specificity of the local soil and climate. Alongside France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Romania could also be called "a vine homeland" in Europe.
Whoever wants to taste Romanian wines and enjoy tourism in the areas with Romania's best vineyards can always take a fourfold tour which might be called "Famous wineyards and winetasting in Romania".
Meet your guide. Transfer from the airport to your hotel, centrally located in the Romanian Capital.
City tour of Bucharest on your way to the hotel, depends the arrival time.
The tour includes the most interesting sights and architectural buildings in Bucharest.
Free Press Square - The Arch of Triumph - Victoriei Square - Calea Victoriei - Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution's Memorial) - The Palace of Parliament (the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon) - Union Square - Universitatii Square - Romana Square - Victoriei Square - Charles de Gaulle Square - The village Museum (an open-air ethnographic museum located in Herastrau Park, being one of the biggest and oldest outdoors museums in Europe)
Of course, we will not miss the OLD TOWN OF BUCHAREST!
The Old Town part of Bucharest, also called Lipscani after the main street that crosses the area, is so much filled with bars, pubs and restaurants, that sometimes it’s nearly impossible to choose the best place for dancing and having fun with friends.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Bucharest and drive to Sibiu, along Olt river.
Winetasting and lunch at Stefanesti-Arges.
The Stefanesti Wineyard is 10 km away from the town of Pitesti. First mentioned as early as the year 330 B.C., in a writing of the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, the vineyard was reffered to in several medieval chronicles of Wallachia since 1388.
It mainly produces high quality wines like Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, high quality red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Burgund Mare, as well as flavoured wines like Tamaioasa Romaneasca.
In the evening short sightseeing of Sibiu: Defence Wall, the Stairs', the Gate's, the Drapers', the Potters', the Carpenter's, the powder Mill Towers, Thick Tower, Council Tower.
In the evening we drive to Sibiel - a pitoresque Romanian village well-known for its Icons on Glass Museum: one of the most important collections of glass painting, with valuable icons from many regions of Romania. Accommodation in a small farm – Adrana’s family house.
Dinner at gueshouse included. Traditional food and home make drinks.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Dracula’s Castle in Bran, well known as Dracula's Castle. The castle came to be connected with the legend of Dracula the Vampire. It was built between 1377 and 1382, on a 60 m high rock with a strategic, military and commercial purpose. The building has four towers positioned at the four cardinal points. The walls are made of stone blocks, the rooms and narrow corridors constitute a mysterious labyrinth of ghostly nooks and secret chambers, whilst in the inner courtyard there are artesian wells, connected to an underground network. The castle had both a military and a customs point purpose.
Visit Sinaia, the "Pearl of the Carpathians" with Peles Castle one of Romania's most beautiful palaces once the summer residence of the Romanian kings.
Peles Castle is the most notable residents Romanian Royal family, one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. A testimony to the 19th century ruler's refinement, the wonderful edifice was built after the wish of Romania's first king, Carol I, and it happily mingled everything that was most beautiful and representative about the neo-Renaissance. Located on Peles brook valley, on the spot named Pietrele Arse (the Burnt Stones), the Peles Castle was built between 1875 and 1883 – when it was officially opened.
After breakfast, we will continue our trip to visit one of the most famous region of vineyards in Romania: Valea Calugareasca – Dealu Mare region.
We will visit the wine cellars from Dealu Mare region. The tourism and hospitality here display artifacts which testify the old tradition of wine-growing in these parts of Romania. The typical warm, dry microclimate and the rather long autumns favor rich grape crops of good quality. The soils rich in ferric oxides are particulary suitable for red and black sorts as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Feteasca Neagra.
Winetasting and lunch in Dealu Mare.
PRIVATE TOUR by car/minivan
1450 EUR/pers (group of 2 persons)
*the tour can be organized even for 1 solo traveler
*for more people traveling together, the price will be revised