This private tour is a 3-day tour of Transylvania with departure from Brasov. In the first day of the tour you’ll be visiting the most beautiful castles of Romania. Then you’ll explore other tourist sites of Transylvania and some remote villages such as Viscri, a plce so beautiful that even Prince Charles bought a house. Sighisoara, a great UNESCO medieval citadel built by the Saxons about 800 years ago, and Sibiu, probably the most beautiful old town of Transylvania, are also on the map of this tour. A last stop will be done in Fagaras for the local fortress.
Type: private tour, cultural tour
Distance: 495km / 308mi
Accommodation: 4-star hotels
Group of 2-3 persons – €468/person
Group of 4-8 persons – €372/person
Single Supplement: €60
BRASOV – SINAIA – BRAN – BRASOV
In the morning you’ll be crossing the mountains in order to reach Sinaia, a beautiful resort in Romania. Here 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 its setting in the Carpathians.
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.
The Transylvania tour continues with the peasant fortress of Rasnov. Built more than 800 years ago, perched on the top of a high hill, the fortress of Rasnov was conquered only once. Today, it offers a great panoramic view over Transylvania.
In the afternoon you’ll be taken back to Brasov.
Overnight in Brasov
BRASOV – VISCRI – SIGHISOARA – SIBIU
It’s time to discover the forgotten world of the former Saxon villages. On the way to Sighisoara we’ll make a detour to the remote village of Viscri, a great UNESCO site. There is no asphalt in Viscri, just two or three dirt roads, the main one being quite wide. It also serves as a thoroughfare for cows heading out to pasture. This road is lined on both sides with beautiful and unique houses, built in the Saxon style. They stand there like immortal soldiers of the past, telling of a medieval history. To all of this, add one of the oldest fortified churches of Transylvania. Located on a hill at the outskirts of the village, this 16th-century fortified church still stands tall and proud.
The tour of Transylvania continues with Sighisoara, another UNESCO site in Transylvania. Built by the Germans about 800 years ago, the medieval citadel of Sighisoara looks like a perfect postcard. It is the best preserved citadel in Romania, a stunning combination of cobblestone streets, medieval walls, massive watch towers and old architecture. Add to these the House of Vlad Dracul, allegedly the birth place of Dracula. You’ll visit the Clock Tower, the symbol of Sighisoara, and the Church on the Hill, one of the oldest buildings of the citadel.
In the afternoon you’ll reach Sibiu where you’ll spend one night.
Overnight in Sibiu
SIBIU – FAGARAS – BRASOV
In the first part of the day you’ll enjoy a walking tour of Sibiu. Hermanstadt, to use its German name, was founded by Saxon colonists about 800 years ago. In a short time, Sibiu became one of the most important cities of Transylvania. Sibiu boasts several medieval squares, including the Great Square (Piata Mare) which is the largest of its kind in Romania. It is surrounded by old houses, impressive palaces such as the Brukenthal Palace, and by religious constructions including the Catholic Cathedral. The tour of Sibiu continues with the other squares, the oldest cobblestone streets, and you’ll find out more about the legend which surrounds the Bridge of Lies. The tour of Sibiu ends with the Evangelical Cathedral and the former medieval towers.
On the way to Brasov you’ll stop in the town of Fagaras. Here you’ll visit the medieval fortress built in 14th century. Located not far away from the highest peaks of the Transylvanian Alps, the citadel played an important role in the military and administrative life of Transylvania.
In the afternoon you’ll reach the city of Brasov where your tour of Transylvania ends.
End of the tour.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Brasov only)
- Transport by modern car
- Accommodation for 2 nights in 4-star hotels
- Licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
- Entrance fees to sites included in the program
- Flight ticket
- Hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
- Drinks (other than water)
- Other meals except breakfast
- Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses