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 the 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 tour, cultural tour
Distance: 660km / 410mi
Regions: Wallachia, Transylvania
UNESCO sites: 2
Accommodation: medieval 3-star hotel
Group of 2-3 persons – €349/person
Group of 4-8 persons – €269/person
Single supplement: – €25/person
BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAN – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA
The tour of Transylvania starts at 8:00AM 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 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* (ground floor only). 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.
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, 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 Sighisoara.
Overnight in Sighisoara
* 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.
** During the cold months, between November and April, the Black Church will be seen only from outside.
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 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 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 the personage of Vlad the Impaler, who for Romanians is a great historical figure while for foreigners is the infamous vampire known as Dracula.
The tour ends in Bucharest.
End of the Transylvania Escape Tour.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off – Bucharest only
- Transportation by modern car
- Licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
- Accommodation for 1 night in Sighisoara
- Entrance fees to sites included in the program
- Medical insurance
- Flight tickets
- Meals other than breakfast
- Photo fees for tourist sites