Prahova Valley tour

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Take a private tour across Wallachia in a breathtaking getaway on Prahova Valley.
This is among the most beautiful valleys in Balkans !
Your private tour features guided access inside Peles fairy-tale alike castle from Sinaia – the pearl of Carpathian Mountains.
And a feast at the Outlaw’s Hut whose excellence in Romanian culinary tradition is nationwide recognized.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Sunset on Prahova Valley - Wallachia luxury journey | Private driver in Europe

  • Potigrafu, Breaza and Comarnic movie settings places
  • Sinaia royal resort
  • Little trains exhibition
  • Peles Castle
  • Sinaia Casino
  • George Enescu composer’s villa
  • Sphinx & Old Ladies

 

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SAMPLE: Sinaia royal resort ~ Busteni ~ Azuga

 

Day 1 ~ Prahova vineyards

  • Welcome and greetings at Bucharest airport.
  • Movie buffs, Potigrafu village is definitely for you !

Have you seen Cold Mountain released in 2003 ?

Have you seen Cold Mountain released in 2003 ?
With 7 Oscar nominations, it features Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Renee Zellweger.
It brought to the last one the golden statue and opened for Romania a new era in movie industry.
They filmed the impressive love and war story from 1860s America only 2 weeks in U.S.A.
Instead they filmed for 5 months in Potigrafu village, Rasnov and Zarnesti.

  • Budureasca Wine Tasting

They have a steady growing demand, both domestically and abroad.

Their portfolio includes over 100 earned medals.
These surely confirm the quality of Budureasca wines varieties.
In 2013 they won no less than 8 gold medals in famous international competitions.
Mondial du Merlot (Switzerland), Mondial de Bruxelles (Belgium), International Wine & Spirit Competition (England) and ProWein (Germany).
Which is the secret of this Romanian wine producer in Dealu Mare vineyard ?
They say the vineyard and the people.
We say: these would be great gifts too !

 

Day 2 ~ Prahova Valley

Breaza Railway Station - Vacation in Wallachia | Self-drive tour of Romania

  • Pass through Breaza spa resort (1928), one of the very few places on Earth with the purest air.
    Its fresh air with ozone and negative ions has therapeutic effect.
  • Follow the roads between Breaza and Comarnic that, together with this resort, were settings for “The Brothers Bloom”(2007).
    Starring Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz, the movie received 3 Oscar nominations.
  • Discover the hunting tools within Posada Castle built by Prince Bibescu before 1848 Revolution.
    Lord Thomson stored here the British Legislative Archive.
    So during WWI, German troops set the castle on fire in order to destroy it.
  • It’s time for Sinaia royal resort !
    Don’t miss out the Little trains exhibition within Sinaia Train Station.
    Find out about the connection between Sinaia Casino, Pleasure train, Benli and Red Cross Society.
    Discover Sinaia monastery founded by Prince Mihai Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after great Sinai Monastery on Sinai Mount (Egypt).
    Visit a fairy tales castle, Peles, the 6th most spectacular in the world.
    Step inside one of the dream castles of the artist queen: Pelisor.
    And take your photo in front of King Carol I Hunting Pavilion.

 

Day 3 – Busteni & Azuga resorts

Azuga ski resort - Prahova Valley private tour | Romania rent a car

  • Continuing towards the small town of Busteni, you can admire the towering cliffs and Caraiman to the west.
  • Look for Caraiman Cross that entered the Guiness World Records.

This historical monument from 1926-1928, located on Caraiman Peak, is the world's highest cross placed on a mountain peak.

Situated at 2,291 m altitude, it has 39.5 m height including the 8 m cement socle.
Also known as Heroes Cross, this honor the memory of Romanians heroes from WWII.

  • Feel the special thrill of Caraiman Monastery

Most Devout Father Gherontie Puiu founded this Orthodox monastery in 1998.

It lies at the foot of Bucegi Mountains, in a glade, which has in its center a fir tree with an unique shape.
Blessed by God, this is an ideal place to detach yourself from everyday worries.
Believers coming here are filled with a state of tranquility and peace.
Father Gherontie Puiu had a dream about Virgin Mary, when he was sick and hospitalized after a stroke.

Virgin Mary told him: “You will find a fir tree with 6 branches, near a stream, on a realm from where you can see the great Cross. Build the monastery there !”
Following this dream, father Gherontie Puiu found the indicated place.
Mountains dressed in fir trees’ green protect the glade like a fortress.
Sky’s bright colour induces you a state of peace and the Cross from the peak of Caraiman overlooks the sunny glade like a messenger of faith.
In 2014, the founder of the monastery, aged 81, was called to God, leaving behind a beautiful monastery.

  • And don’t miss the lunch at Nabob’s Castle !
  • Take the cable car up to the Sphinx & Old Ladies

Ascend over 1200 m in about 12 minutes, by cable car, to reach from Busteni (880 m) to Babele (2290 m).

Well, now you are officially at over 2 km over sea level !
Then descend to 2216 m altitude to the Sphinx from Bucegi.
Formed by wind erosion, this has 12 m width and the same height as the one in Egypt at Gizeh: 8 m.
First photo of this prehistoric religious monument from Neolithic or Bronze Age dates from 1900.
It appears in 2 famous Romanian movies: Dacians (1967) and Outlaws of SevenHorses (1971).

  • Return to Bucharest airport.

 

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