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RIDING TOUR IN ROMANIA

We invite you to a riding tour in Transylvania, Romania…..”the place which holds the key of saving the planet” according to the Prince Charles of Great Britain….” best travel destination for 2016″ according to Lonely Planet, the biggest tourism magazine in the world.

Besides riding, during 7 days, you will be introduced in the history, traditions and magic of this land.

Program

Friday, May 6

Arrival in Bucharest

Meeting with the Romanian guide.

Transfer from airport to hotel.

Check-in at the hotel.

Saturday May 7

During the morning it will be organized visits to:

  • the Parliament Building ( the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon)
  • the Open-air Village Museum ( one of the best organized ethnographic museums in the world)
  • one of the new and modern malls in Europe for shopping
  • After a light lunch and coffee in the biggest brewery from the South-East of Europe, we’ll leave toward Maggie’s Ranch, situated in Rasnov, Brasov County.
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On the way, we’ll make an hour stop to the Peles Castle, the most beautiful castle in Romania. Situated in the Carpathian Mountains, Peles Castle was the summer residence of the former king of Romania and the first castle in Europe to have central heating and electricity.

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After breakfast, a 2, 3 hours riding tour will be provided around the beautiful landscapes of Maggie’s Ranch.

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Maggie’s Ranch is situated in the beautiful Valley of Glăjerie, at only 8 km from Râşnov, in Braşov County. The ranch offers a great opportunity to explore this amazing area of the Bucegi Mountains, to get fresh air, and spend time relaxing with friends and family members.

Maggie, the host and horse trainer of the ranch wanted something here that reminds her of home. Her ranch is indeed a great counterpart of any stylish American horse ranch.

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Maggie’s Ranch hosts 17 horses out of which 5 horses are in boarding. Maggie was mostly used to Trakehner and Hanoverian horses in the States, so the Lippizan horse was a great challenge to her. She admits that they are extremely smart and beautiful animals, but stubbornness is also a general characteristic of this breed. “It is like playing chess with them, you have to be quite strategic. If you make it seem that it was their idea, they will do anything for you.”

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In the afternoon you’ll be invited to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of the DRACULA CASTLE ……

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Monday, May 9

 After breakfast, a visit to the beautiful city of Brasov will be provided.

Surrounded by the Carpathians Mountains,  the town is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe with splendid architecture.  It’s known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes. The city has an amazing history with influences from Germany, the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the old communist state.

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The visit will include a short trip to the Rasnov fortress, the place where it is organized  every year in August The Vikings Festival

In the afternoon, 2,3 hours  riding tours at Maggie’s Ranch  will be provided .

Tuesday, May 10

 After breakfast, we’ll say God Bye to Maggie and leave toward our next riding location….. Dracula Danes Guesthouse

Located in a wonderful natural setting, only a few kilometers away from the legendary citadel of Sighisoara, at Dracula Danes Guesthouse you can admire the outstanding Transylvanian scenery from the terrace or by the pool of the guesthouse, enjoying international and local cuisine specialties and discovering the fascinating equestrian world created around the horses … everything in the most authentic Transylvanian style.

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On the way, we’ll visit Viscri Medieval Village, the place where Prince Charles has its own residence in Romania

Wednesday, May 11

After breakfast,  a 2,3 hours  riding tour will be provided  along the sceneries around Dracula Danes Guesthouse

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In the afternoon a trip to Sighisoara town will be provided. Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic.

Thursday , May 12

After breakfast, guests will be invited to the last riding trip in Romania

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The afternoon will be spent in the nice gardens of Dracula Danes Guesthouse or, by request, a walk with the horse-drawn carriage can be organized.

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Friday, May 13

Travel back to Bucharest.

Transfer to the airport. Journey home

 The package will include:

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast included ( 1 night in Bucharest, 3 nights at Maggie’s Ranch, 3 nights at Dracula Danes Guesthouse);
  • Transport to all locations with Minivan with professional driver
  • Tickets to all museums, castles and fortress
  • English speaking guide

 The package will not include:

  • Plane tickets to/from Bucharest (around 250 euro). If requested, the agency can facilitate the procurement of tickets;
  • Travel insurance
  • Horse riding costs with equipment and guide included ( 12 euro/hour/person);

Price:

  • 760 euro/person/packet – with accommodation in single rooms
  • 660 euro/person/packet – with accommodation in double rooms

For more information, please contact: 

 office@maninatravel.com

Laila Kristina Eriksen -mobile +47 415 42 994

Manuela Udroiu – mobile +40-746 248 593