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Romanian Kings: from antiquity to modern ages

 Price per person 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons
240.00 155.00 110.00 90.00

           Experience a day of wonderful adventures in the Carpathian Mountains, visit unique sites like the Peleş Royal Castle in Sinaia and the famous Ialomicioara Cave. 

Departure at 08:00 o’clock from Hotel Intercontinental – Bucharest to Sinaia – visit Peleş Royal Castle,  and then Ialomicioara Cave in the Bucegi Mountains . On the way to these destinations learn about Dromichaites king of the Getic – contemporary with Alexander the Great  – the Macedonian; Burebista Dacian King – contemporary to Julius Caesar and Decebalus Dacian King – contemporary to Traian, Roman emperors and their main role and contribution to ancient history.

The change of the Dacians Polytheism from five Gods to a single faith: the belief in Zamolxes took place during the reign of Burebista. It aimed  the strenghtening of power for the King  at the top of  society. There is a belief that Zamolxes lived in Ialomicioara Cave where kings and chieftanis came  to pray and ask for advice. There are many versions of the legend  but mainly  the one God religion is similar to Christianity that brought all the people together in support of their leader. They went into battle with a smile on their faces, convinced that death on the battlefield would be the greatest honour of all.
The road to the Ialomicioara Cave crosses the Paduchiosu Mountain and then climbes the Plateau of Bucegi Mountains opening wonderful and deep sceneries, passes by the beutiful Valley of Ialomiţa and the impressive  Bolboci Reservoir Lake. The whole area that includes Ialomicioara Cave, Babele, Sfinxul  is described as a zone with unuasully high levels of energy that make the human body  function at its best tirelessly.

Coming back from Ialomicioara, the road goes to Sinaia where the first King of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen Dinasty, Carol I built Peleş Castle to live there during the hot summers of Bucharest in a similar place to that of the Black Forest Mountains where he was born. The Palace is  beautifully decorated in wood of different expensive timbers containing  panels, bas-reliefs, statues, furniture etc. which made the marketers promote it as: „It’s worth to fly from New York to Bucharest only to see the Peleş Castle.”

Together with Ferdinand I, Carol II and Mihai, the Kings of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen Dinasty lived and led Romania from 1866 to 1947, a period of history that includes the Independence War and the two World  Wars that brought dramatic, fundamental changes to the whole world and certainly Romania. Without their contribution our life today would have been profoundly different.

Prices included: Transport, certified natonal guide, entrance fees to Peleş Castle and Ialomicioara Cave,.

Please note that  Peleş Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays between 15 September to 13 May.

Meals  are not included !  Lunch/dinner reservations upon request in  Sinaia and Peştera.

Photo tax and cable car to Babele not included!

Place where the gods and the world meets!

Between the Prahova Valley, Ialomitei Valley, Braşov depression and Curvature Subcarpathians, Bucegi isn’t the heart of stone only for Romania but also a wonderful sanctuary: a holy mountain, the ridge from which is seen  the hole country, to the Danube, perhaps the most clean water in the world, and a stone-faced god, with dacian look, which monitors continuously on Romania.

Great Sphinx of Bucegi is a anthropomorphic megalith, made from stone, formed by wind erosion and it comparable in height with the Egyptian one. The image of a man in stone who looks with the eyes wide open over the Dacian contry. It has a proud look, with soft crown cap with the tip pointing forward. His face is suitable, proportioned, firm lips and chin determined. Great Sphinx of Bucegi Romania is a symbol, as the Eiffel Tower is the France’s seal, or the Pyramids of Giza as the Egypt’s emblem. We sit it proudly on postcards!

Bucegi stone fortress was never conquered. The armies of the Roman Emperor Domitian and Traian didn’t come in the sacred places of the Dacians. Sarmisegetuza was taken with its complex of wonderful sanctuaries that the Romans made them “one with the earth”. The posts were shattered temples, priests expelled or killed, sacred precinct was vandalized. But Dacian holy mountain has never been desecrated.

Ancient Greek writers said that the Dacians had a holy mountain, which they called Kogaionon, word that means “The Holly” and along this mountain flowes their holy water, called the same. Also nearby is a sacred cave, in which Zamolxe retired and after him the Dacian priests who kept the watershed of time.