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Accompanying Persons Programme

On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

1 Day trip - "City of Bucharest"

At 08.50 a.m. hours - Meeting in the hotel lobby.

09.00 - Departure in the 1 day trip - "City of Bucharest".

During this 1 day trip in Bucharest, several tourist attractions will be visited, namely the Parliament Palace, the Village Museum, the Mogoşoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery.

The Palace of the Parliament

The building is structured into 6 levels and divided into 21 bodies. It includes a huge braiding of monumental sculptures, golden plaster works, decorative floors, laced ceilings, brocades, tapestries and heavy carpets, all in a string of saloons, galleries, gorgeous rooms, hallways and generously sized rooms that separate or unite together in a simple, overwhelming and harmonious way.

Ruschita marble sends its reflections from the floors and columns, walls and ceilings. Oak, mahogany and beech wood invites you to heat your soul with their refined sculptures, matched, perhaps, by the plaster works or by the crystal and brass chandeliers.

DIMITRIE GUSTI National Village Museum

Creation of the Village Museum (with the actual name as "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum) is the result of some extensive and serious research, both theoretical and field research, as well as of some museographic experiments for over a decade, coordinated by Professor Dimitrie Gusti, founder of the Sociological school of Bucharest.

The monuments, totally original, are living testimonies of the Romanian traditional life, but they also illustrate a particular museological and architectural heritage preservation concept.

The institution type idea, represented by the Village Museum, is a materialization of the theory, of European value, of Frederic le Play and his School about a so-called social museum, a museum-village, as seen by Dimitrie Gusti and his followers, supposed to sum up the characteristics and identity of all villages in Romania.

Mogoşoaia Palace

Mogoşoaia Palace is a historical building located in Mogoşoaia town, Ilfov County, at about 15 km from the center of Bucharest. The complex contains the actual building, its courtyard with the watchtower, the cuhnia (kitchen), the guest house, the glaciers and Bibescu's family tomb and the church "St. George" next to the walls of the court. The Palace was named after the widow of squire Mogoş who owned land on which that has been built.

Mogoşoaia Palace was in possession of the famous historical Brâncoveanu family for about 120 years, afterwards being transferred in the ownership of Bibescu family.

After this tour de force, lunch will be had at a restaurant in the area and things will continue with a tour of Bucharest or a trip to Snagov Monastery.

Snagov Monastery

Snagov Monastery is an ancient Orthodox monastery situated at a distance of 45 kilometers north of Bucharest, on an island of Snagov Lake. The monastery located on Snagov island was an important spiritual and cultural center of the Romanian Country, in medieval times. According to archaeological discoveries in 1933, showing evidence of ancient and continuous inhabitation of the island, Snagov Monastery was built on the site of an ancient Dacian settlement. Thus, it is believed that since the reign of Vladislav I (1364 - 1379) here there was a small chapel dedicated to the Annunciation, which would have submerged, but the earliest attestation of the monastery appears in 1408, in a charter of Prince Mircea the Elder.

It is expected that the trip will end at around 17.00 hours, while the dinner will be served to the Congress participants within the location set by the Organizer.

 

On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

1 Day trip - "Excursion to Sinaia"

08.20 a.m. hours - Meeting in the hotel lobby.

08.30 a.m. hours - Departure in "Excursion to Sinaia"

Sinaia is a city in Romania, located in the foothills of Bucegi mountains, best known for its tourist importance. Here there is also Peleş Castle, the former summer residence of King Carol I.

Sinaia is situated in Prahova County, at about 60 km north-west of Ploieşti and 50 km south of Braşov. Being located in a mountainous area on the Prahova Valley, altitude varies between 767 m and 1055 m. Sinaia has the status of a tourist resort and spa.

Some important landmarks include Peleş Castle, Pelişor Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia Casino and "George Enescu" Memorial House. Here may also be found Nicolae Iorga's villa. At Sinaia have died prominent politicians: king Carol I, king Ferdinan I, Queen Marie of Romania, and Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Duca (assassinated on Sinaia's station platform, where nowadays there is a memorial plaque).

Peleș Castle

Peleș Castle of Sinaia, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 - 1914), by architect Johannes Schultz, Carol Benesch and Karel Liman, and was decorated by the famous decorators J.D. Heymann of Hamburg, August Bembé of Mainz and Bernhard Ludwig of Vienna.

Pelişor Castle is a small castle built inside the park of Peleş Castle on Prahova Valley. Erected between 1899 and 1902 by the Czech architect Karel Liman and decorated by the Viennese artist Ludwig Bernhardt, Castle Pelişor is, since 1903, the summer residence of the princes heirs, Ferdinand and Maria.

After visiting these royal castles of Romania, everybody will leave for Rhein cellars, where lunch will be served and will be organized a tasting of Romanian wines.

Rhein Cellars

Azuga cellars' history begins 120 years ago, when the first owner of the wine cellar was William Rhein. He sold his shares at a time, and the company became a company with bearer shares. In 1898, this was bought by John Halewood, an English businessman who invested in the wine industry.
Halewood Cellars, a Supplier of the Royal House of Romania, have celebrated the last year 120 years since the founding of the cellars Rhein & Cie Azuga, this being the oldest location where sparkling wine is produced continuously by the traditional method.

Constructed at the surface, with double walls and natural ventilation, the Rhein & Cie Azuga cellars favor black mold growth so beneficial to maintaining a constant microclimate and they provide favorable conditions for the production and aging of bottle-fermented sparkling wine.
Annually, here, under the brands Rhein Extra and Prahova Valley, are produced about 200,000 bottles of sparkling wine.

It is expected that the trip will end at around 18.00 hours, the dinner will be served to the Congress participants within the location set by the Organizer.