icacgm18th International Colloquim of Animal Cytogenetics and Gene Mapping 2008

Post meeting trip

This trip is reserved for you to get better acquainted with Romania, its Legends and of course with the Story of Dracula.

The guide and the coach are waiting for you in front of the hotel for the full day trip to Bran. On the way to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, you will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Carpathian Mountains. Passing through Prahova Valley, very known for its ski resorts you will reach the Town of Sinaia, one of the oldest and most famous mountain resorts, often referred to as "The Pearl of the Carpathians", where you will visit the former royal summer residence, namely the Peles Castle.

The trip continues towards Bran Castle, which was originally a stronghold built by the Knights of Teutonic Order in 1212. The story says that here lived the Count Dracula, a very controversial character of the Romanian history. He was very cruel, especially with thieves and country enemies (Turks) and the radical low applied was dead through splinter. If he was a vampire or not, here is where you can find out.

After visiting the castle you will have some free time for shopping of hand made souvenirs at the castle’s entrance. You will enjoy a delicious lunch at "Popasul Reginei" Restaurant (The Queen’s Restaurant). After lunch you will drive back to Bucharest.