Wallachian memories

Nature, Art & Adrenaline

 

Itinerary

Buzau ~ Dambovita ~ Valcea ~ Mehedinti

Highlights

– Admire the world’s most valuable amber
– Feel the thrill of the track driving supercars
– Reach the Red Tower Pass on Olt Valley
– Celebrate all Oltenian traditions at Maldaresti Boyars’ Fortified Mansion
– See the traditional blue printed pottery center & UNESCO Orthodox monastery from Horezu
– See the second landscape in Romania unique in the world

 

DAY 1 ~ BUZAU COUNTY

Welcome  and greetings on Bucharest airport.
Private car transfer from the airport to Buzau area.

Amber lump - Amber Museum visit | Romania custom tour

A destination that will soothe your soul and heart

Are you seeking more secluded locations where you can really enjoy surroundings without phone calls and emails interruptions ?

We propose you destinations so remote that some don’t even have GSM covering !
Instead you will have the great opportunity to do some soul searching.
Or soothing.
It’s totally up to you.

See the world’s most valuable amber

One of the only few amber museums in the world is located in Fangs village.

This is the only place on Earth where they industrially extracted amber from underground mines.
The village provided the raw material for Stalin’s pipe, necklaces of Queen of England and Elena Ceausescu and Amber Room.
You can not dig yourself for the most valuable amber like the locals but you are welcome to find out all the stories at Fangs Amber Museum !

The only NO you ever wanted to hear:  NO traffic, NO neighbors, NO GPS coverage.

 

DAY 2 ~ DAMBOVITA COUNTY

Feel the thrill of the track driving supercars

So you’re a good driver.

But sometimes, just sometimes, you get in a little bit of trouble.
Like when you almost smashed the suped-up Porsche into a Corvette at very high speed on a very tight corner.
(Other great cars are welcome.)
So put this in your diary as it is the ultimate driving experience.
You and a handful of other rebels will push cars like Dacia Logan Cup around a track.
And you will do dangerous things like skid panning and slalom driving.
And James Bond-style 180 degree park-ups.
Close your eyes, hit the brakes hard, turn the wheel, and if it starts to flip, jump out.
Then, and just for the hell of it, go for a few laps by way of encore.
Just this time a la Hamilton, staying as close as you can to the racing line.

This driving experience puts you behind the wheel of 7 supercars.
You’ll switch and compare performance and handling between cars from Renault, Dacia, Ford, Mercedes, Audi, Mitsubishi, and more. Plus you will rack up loads of smiles along the way.
These powerful cars are perfect to help you sharpen your line and car control.

 

DAY 3 ~ VALCEA COUNTY

Olt Valley - Wallachia private tour | Romania

Olt Valley

Watch for the storks nests on the beautiful Olt Valley while riding on E81 (European Road 81).

Crossing the Pasul Turnu Rosu (Red Tower Pass – 352 m), this is one of the most beautiful roads in Romania.
It is also one of the most important communication ways between Bucharest and the cities from Northern and Western Romania.
Spare some time in Cozia National Park. And enjoy the highlights tour of North Oltenia’s prestigious old monasteries: Cornetu, Turnu and Cozia.

Celebrate all Oltenian traditions at Maldaresti Boyars’ Fortified Mansion

In 16th century, boyars from Western Wallachia and Oltenia started building tall fortified mansions due to Turks attacks.

Their names – culas – come from the word kula which means tower in Turkish. Made of solid stone and painted in dazzling white, these have veranda and doors with huge wooden pillars.  In the walls, there are holes for rifles to banished uninvited visitors if needed. Inside they features solid cellar, interior stairs and simple rooms with clean floors and wooden beams.

Let’s start your incursion into the beautiful history of this region

Dinner & Overnight at Maldar Lordly Mansion or La Conac.

 

DAY 4 ~ MEHEDINTI COUNTY

Closani Cave

You really don't know what to admire first when you visit this cave.

Not for nothing it occupies the second place on the list of landscapes from Romania unique in the world !
It is a nature monument ever since 1956 when it was the most important cave discovery of that time.
As Romanian geo-speleologists demonstrated along time, this cave hides concretionary forms unique even for world speleology.

Drive to Oltenia’s most important city: Craiova.
Dinner and overnight at Popeci Mansion.

 

DAY 5 ~ DOLJ COUNTY

Discover the highlights of a former Roman castrum that millenniums later gave to the world the fountain pen inventor.
Its landmarks include Oltenia Museum, Art Museum , Nicolae Romanescu Park, Botanical Garden, St. Nicholas Church and St. Demetrius Metropolitan Cathedral.
Private car transfer to Bucharest airport and fly back home.

 

VALUE

What to expect: highly customized itinerary planning & travel arrangements,  upscale / luxury rooms and suites recommendations, traditional / fine dining top restaurants recommendations, all in city private transfers by chauffeured car, entrance fees.

– Base price (itinerary planning & all inclusive car rental services): from 1,150 Euro for up to 6 guests.

NOTES

– Tour type: escorted.

– Departures: all year round.

– Interests: family, culture / art / museums, history, nature, relaxing.

– Personal tour manager available on request.

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