Transylvania Escape Tour - 2 days
Short private tour of Romania
The Transylvania Escape 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 life in a remote village located around Sighisoara. In this way, you can experience both the tourist sites and the countryside of Transylvania.
Type: private, cultural
Distance: 660km / 410mi
Accommodation: 4-star hotels
This tour is private and can be scheduled based on your request. We kindly inform you that some of the sites included in the program might be closed, so we suggest you contact us before booking your flights to Bucharest.
Group of 2-3 persons - €389/person
Group of 4-8 persons - €279/person
Single Supplement: €25
Highlights of the tour:
- Peles Castle
- Bran Castle
- The Black Church
- The Clock Tower from Sighisoara
- Snagov Monastery
- Viscri fortified church
BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAN – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA (6h drive)
The tour of Transylvania starts at 8:00 AM in front of your hotel in Bucharest. In about two hours of driving, you’ll reach the Carpathian Mountains.
In Sinaia, located at the foothills of the Carpathians, you’ll be literally overwhelmed by the splendor of Peles Castle* (ground floor only). Built at the request of Carol I, the first king of Romania, Peles Castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. The amazing architecture and exquisite interiors are matched only by the beauty of the Carpathians Mountains.
The famous castle of Bran is the most visited tourist landmark in Romania. Built about 800 years ago when Hungarian kings controlled Transylvania, 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 we’ll tell you the story of Dracula.
The last stop of the day 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. The residents built one of the most impressive Gothic churches between Vienna and Istanbul, known today as the Black Church**.
In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Sighisoara.
Overnight in Sighisoara: 4-star hotel centrally located
* Peles Castle is closed on Mondays. Rasnov fortress or the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni may be used as alternatives.
** During the cold months, the Black Church will be seen only from outside between November and April.
SIGHISOARA – VISCRI – SNAGOV – BUCHAREST
The morning begins with Sighisoara, a stunning 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 watchtowers, and old architecture. Add to these the House of Vlad Dracul, allegedly the birthplace 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.
It’s time to discover the forgotten world of the former Saxon villages. On the way back to Bucharest, 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 famous Snagov Monastery will be the last stop of the Transylvania 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 Vlad the Impaler's personage, a great historical figure for Romanians, while for foreigners is the infamous vampire known as Dracula.
End of the tour
Group of 2-3 persons – €389/person
Group of 4-8 persons – €279/person
Single supplement: – €25/person
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off – Bucharest only
- Transportation by modern car
- Licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
- Accommodation as per program
- Entrance fees to sites included in the program
- All taxes, VAT, parking fees
- Flight ticket
- Hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
- Other meals except for those mentioned
- Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses