From € 369 / 2 nights / Double room / Breakfast
€ 275/person for a 3 persons group
€ 245/person for a 4-5 persons group
€ 195/person for a 6-7 persons group
€ 45/person single supplement
For groups larger than 8 pers prices will be offered on request.
*The offer is subject to availability in the moment of booking.
**The tariffs are available at the moment of publishing, they may be amanded .
***For payment in RON, there will be used the BNR rates +2% from the day of payment.
Enjoy a 3 days trip to an area that is close to Bucharest. Choose Curtea de Arges as a destination if you want to emerge in a spiritual journey and a mythical experience while enjoying a nice view.
Bucharest – Pitesti – Curtea de Arges
Departing from Bucharest, we are heading to Pitesti and then Curtea de Arges, two important Wallachian towns. Overnight in Curtea de Arges. The capital city of this county is the municipality of Pitesti, a town which offers to its visitors a lot of interesting places. The tourists who visit this county have to go to see Curtea de Arges, one of the most precious treasury of Romanian mediaeval art and architecture. Situated in the central part of Romania, near by the Carpathians, about 150 km far from Bucharest, Curtea de Arges was the first capital city of our country in 1330 and here there are valuable art monuments, a true museum of the Romanian history in a wonderful landscape.
The Princely Church, built by the Basarab family in the XIV-th century as a Byzantine classical church, is a valuable Romanian mediaeval monument of art and architecture. Here are frescos from those different periods of times but the most valuable is the one dating back from rulers Vladislav I Vlaicu and Radu I.
The Transfagarasan highway, the grandest work of this kind in Romania, is situated at 2,034 m above sea level, with a tunnel of 845 m long under the Negoiu and Moldoveanu Peaks, is a wonderful way with a picturesque view over the Arges Valley.
Curtea de Arges Monastery
Located at the end of a boulevard with hundreds of years old linden trees, Curtea de Arges Monastery is the most important pilgrimage and prayer place in the county of Arges, with the “Assumption of the Virgin” as its dedication day.
Founded in the time of voivode Neagoe Basarab, between 1512 and 1517, the monastery is a part of the most famous Romanian legend, “The legend of master Manole”. The legend says that the ruler hired the greatest masters to build the place of worship. But all that they had built during the day fell apart during the night. So one night Manole had a dream, showing him that the construction would resist only if he built his wife in one of the walls. The next day, when his wife Ana came to bring him the food, Manole built her in the South wall. When all was ready, Neagoe Basarab was impressed by the beauty of the Monastery, and ordered his servants to take the stairs that leaded to the roof so that the masters could not come down and built a more beautiful church.
The ruins of the royal court, dating from the 13th century, and of which two boyar house cellars are well preserved, are to be found in the centre of the town.
Curtea de Arges – Vidraru Dam
After breakfast we’ll take a trip to Vidraru Lake. Accommodation in Curtea de Arges.
Located on the bank of the Arges River, between the slopes of Pleasa and Vidraru Mountains, along Transfagarasan Road, at about 40 kilometres far from Curtea de Arges, Vidraru Dam is considered by specialists a real jewelry of engineering. It was built, with many human sacrifices (about 80 persons lost their lives during its construction) between 1961 and 1966.
The accumulation lake, with a water accumulation volume of 465 million cubic meters, has 10, 3 km in length, and a maximum width of 2,2 kilometres. The power station is in the underground, in the Cetatuia Massif, at 104 meters depth. At the completion date, it ranked 5th in Europe, and 9th in the world. At the end of the dam, one can take left to Cumpana Depression. Tourists can climb to Belvedere platform to admire the beautiful landscape.
Curtea de Arges – Poenari Fortress – Bucharest
Breakfast.Before returning to Bucharest, we will stop for a visit to Poenari Fortress.
Nearby, located on the top of the mountain, there is the Poenari Fortress, a former residence of Vlad Tepes (also called Dracula), built as a fortress against the Ottoman invaders. There is a road of over 1000 steps that leads to the fortress.
The Fortress was mentioned for the first time in a document from 1453.During that period the fortification considered mainly in the rectangular tower added later to the fortress built there by Vlad The Impaler. In the Documents of the Office of Wallachia, the fortification appears only in 1481.The legend mentions that Dracula, wanting to punish the tradesmen from Targoviste, took them in the Easter Day, well dressed up as they were, and forced them to help to the building of the fortress. The very short time, only one week, in wich they built The Poienari Fortress, is evidently exaggerated.
Although it is just a ruin, one can take photos of the Vidraru Dam and Fagaras Mountains. Extreme sensations lovers say that this is the meeting place of vampires. The trip ends in Bucharest.
• Accommodation 2 nights in a 3* hotel breakfast included in Curtea de Arges;
• Air-conditioned car/minivan;
• English speaking guide throughout (for groups up to 7 pers guide-driver);
• Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program;
• All Romanian taxes.
Note: the Transfagarasan Road is opened from July till August and can be closed without any further notice due to weather condition.