COVASNA – BISTRITA
Let Azzurytt take you off the beaten path to picturesque and hidden places that few travelers ever reach.
Layer upon layer of intense beauty awaits, and we’ll unveil it all.
Few journeys offer such an inspiring blend of adventure, beauty and elegance.
DAY 1 ~ Stay where the heir of the royal crown of Great Britain is hosted
Welcome and greetings at Bucharest, Sibiu or Bacau airport.
Drive to Covasna County.
Dinner and overnight at Count Kalnoky’s Boardinghouse.
DAY 2 ~ Prince of Wales’ Guesthouse
Leisure day in the village.Dinner and overnight at Prince of Wales' Guesthouse.
Yes, even Prince Charles was so charmed by this valley that he turned a 200-year old property from the small village into a royal residence.
It has a series of small cottages surrounding a central courtyard.
And Vanity Fair included it in top 8 most beautiful private estates in the world.
“Upstairs in the main room is a small mezzanine with some armchairs, and a curious little internal balcony with a comfortable chair looking over a view of the forest outside. They told us that the Prince of Wales likes to sit in this chair and contemplate the incredible landscape. They say he really likes Romania, the food, the village life and it’s biodiversity” said Rupert Wolfe Murray, PR consultant.
DAY 3 ~ Secluded Transylvanian hideaway
Drive to Zabola.
Feel like being part of a counts family on a magnificent estate.
Nestled at the foot of the Carpathians Mountains, this is right next to thousands of hectares of untouched Transylvanian wilderness.
Dating back to the 16th century, the castle was built on the remaining of an early fortified building.
This is suspected to be burned down in the liberation war of Transylvania.
All ceilings on the first floor were covered (currently painted over) with frescoes from 1867 when the castle was extended and redecorated. Find out about the 50 m long tunnel connected to the castle and many other captivating stories, taste dishes cooked after 100 years old recipes and enjoy the beauty of the 18th century park with old trees and ponds.
Enjoy leisurely breakfasts and all sorts of less usual activities on the estate of this counts family and the surroundings: bear watching, coach / slade tour in the village, guided hiking tour, drawing with a bow hand made after the ancient ones of the Magyar tribes, picnics with wine, formal dining “al Fresco” under century old pine trees, classic or romantic movies watching in the park while sipping a glass of Veuve Cliquot bubbles, rowing on the lake, massage, lake skating (during winter)…
Dinner and overnight at Count Mike’s Castle.
DAY 4 ~ Talisoara Castle
Drive to TalisoaraFrom the first moment you step inside Talisoara Castle the fairy tale atmosphere mantles you.
Built in 1680 by a Hungarian nobleman, the castle preserved the charm of the old times.
This despite the fact that the communists transformed it into cooperative headquarter (CAP).
After the 1989 Revolution, it lost its bygone days brilliance.
Fortunately several years ago Racz family – a couple of only 25 years old – discovered it.
At the equivalent of an apartment in Bucharest, they bought the castle in Transylvania.
They restored it, discovered its tales and turned it into an oasis of tranquility for tourists.
Because now, the 17th-century nobiliary castle, found in A category of historical monuments, attracts more and more travelers.
Each of the 8 guest rooms has a history books worthy story.
And the walls still let you admire their hundreds of years old paintings.
Dinner and overnight at Daniel Castle.
DAY 5 ~ 5* pampering in wellness country-side retreat
Drive to Bistrita County.Trained in the traditional art of massage, Metropolis Spa practitioners help soothe you while balancing your body’s energy.
Enjoy an extensive therapeutic massage with bamboo sticks.
Or a honey relaxing massage to calm both your body and mind.
Mixing precious ingredients – caviar, gold, pearls – with Anubis and Rejuvi products they perfect your skin beauty.
In the end extend relaxation throughout evening at their in-house cinema with 12 leather Reclyner type armchairs !
Dinner and overnight at Metropolis Hotel.
Drive to Baia Mare, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu or Bucharest airport.
* What to expect: highly customized itinerary planning, hotel and restaurant recommendations, all in country private transfers
* Base price (itinerary planning & car rental): from 280 Euro
* Departures: all year round.
* Interests: family, romantic, gourmet, history, castles, nature, wildlife, photography, relaxing, wellness.
* Some of accommodation units recommended for this tour are selling out incredibly fast. So booking with at least 6 months in advance is strongly recommended.