The Dream of Transylvania Tour is designed for travelers who visit Romania for a short period of time. In just 2 days you can explore some of the most famous tourist attractions of the country, most of which are located in Transylvania. At the same time we’ve decided to show you the real life in a mountain village located around Brasov. In this way you can experience both the tourist sites and the countryside of Transylvania.
Type: private tour, cultural tour
Distance: 450km / 280mi
Regions: Wallachia, Transylvania
UNESCO sites: 1
Accommodation: B&B, en-suite rooms
Group of 2-3 persons – €321/person
Group of 4-8 persons – €212/person
Single supplement: – €45/person
BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAN
The tour of Transylvania starts at 8:30AM in front of your hotel in Bucharest. The famous Snagov Monastery will be the first stop of this tour. Probably built for the first time in the 14th century, the present church, located on a beautiful island, dates back to the 16th century. Today, the Snagov Monastery is famous throughout the world thanks to the personage of Vlad the Impaler, who for Romanians is a great historical figure while for foreigners is the infamous vampire known as Dracula.
In Sinaia, located at the foothills of the Carpathians, you’ll get to see the local monastery, the oldest building in the town. Further on, you’ll be literally overwhelmed by the splendor of Peles Castle*. Built at the request of Carol I, the first king of Romania, Peles Castle is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. The amazing architecture and exquisite interiors are matched only by the beauty of the Carpathians themselves.
The famous castle of Bran is the most visited tourist landmark in Romania. Built about 800 years ago when Transylvania was controlled by Hungarian kings, the castle became a major attraction in the ’60s when it became known as “Dracula’s Castle.” You’ll get to admire its beautiful rooms renovated by Queen Marie of Romania, and you’ll be told the story of Dracula.
In the afternoon you’ll reach the village near Brasov where you’ll spend the night.
Accommodation in a village: en-suite rooms.
* Peles Castle is closed on Mondays between May 16th and September 15th. For the rest of the year it is closed on both Mondays and Tuesdays. Each year the castle is closed for the entire month of November. Pelisor Castle or the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni may be used as alternatives.
BRAN – PREJMER – BRASOV – BUCHAREST
In the morning you’ll take a stroll on the roads of the village and you’ll get to know the real life of a Transylvanian village. You’ll admire the landscape, the traditional houses and courtyards, and the animals passing by.
The Transylvania tour continues with the fortified church of Prejmer*, a fine example of the German fortresses built 800 years ago. The UNESCO site of Prejmer boasts the best preserved fortified church in Transylvania. The church, the oldest building, is surrounded by more than 250 rooms, massive towers and walls.
The last stop is Brasov, a city built by the German colonists about 750 years ago. It boasts wonderful medieval architecture. Surrounded by massive walls, towers and gates, the city was also protected against different invasions by the steep hills of the mountains. Located on an important trade route, the city developed quickly, and the residents built one of the most impressive Gothic churches between Vienna and Istanbul, today known as the Black Church**.
In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Bucharest where this one-day trip ends.
* Between November and April, the Prejmer fortified church is closed on Sundays and Mondays. It can be replaced with the Rasnov fortress, if available.
** During the cold months, between November and April, the Black Church will be seen only from outside.
End of the Dream Transylvania Tour.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off – Bucharest only
- Transportation by modern car
- Licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
- Accommodation for 1 night in a traditional village – en suite rooms
- Entrance fees to sites included in the program