Transylvania round the clock tour
Complete tour of Transylvania in 6 days
- Itinerary: Bucharest – Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Poenari Castle – Sibiu – Sighisoara – Brasov – Bran Castle –Sinaia-Bucharest
- Tour type: individual or small group by car/ minibus
- Accommodation: 3* hotel in the city center with breakfast
- Duration: 5 nights/6 days
- Language: English speaking guide (other languages available with an additional fee)
Arrival, meeting with your Romanian guide and driver at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Sightseeing Bucharest including panoramic view of the most important buildings and squares:
The Arch of Triumph (the same architecture of Arc de Triomphe in Paris), The Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest's most prestigious concert hall and home of George Enescu Philharmonic), The former Royal Palace, Opera house; Squares: Victoriei, Romana, Revolution, Universitatii and Unirii.
Optional visit of The Village Museum, outdoor museum, one of the main tourist attraction in Bucharest, showing a unique collection in Eastern Europe of old villages, peasant houses from all the regions in Romania, old furniture and tools. If weather doesn`t permit, the visit will be replace with The Romanian Peasant Museum, indoor museum showing collection of textiles, icons, ceramics and other artifacts of Romanian peasant life.
Free evening. Overnight in Bucharest.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure to Sibiu with stops as
Targoviste, former capital of Walachia, where Vlad the Impaller had his court. Due to him the Chindia tower stands still and over-watches over the town.
Curtea de Arges, the former second capital of Wallachia and visit the Episcopal Monastery Church which is a recreation of the original built in 1512-1517 by prince Neagoe Basarab – if time permitts
Near Curtea de Arges there is Poienari Castle, the true castle of Vlad the Impaler. The ruins of the castle are standing on a cliff where you can get climbing its 1400 steps (aprox. 1 hour). The Impaler`s wife flung herself out from the window declaring that better this way than captured by the Turks, who were besieging the castle. Legend has it that Vlad himself escaped over the mountains on horseback!
Tour continues to Sibiu along Olt river and an amazing landscape with green mountains.
In the evening, arrival in Sibiu known as Hermannstadt in German language, was the largest and wealthiest of the citadels built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons. Due to its important cultural life, Sibiu was designated a European Capital of Culture for the year 2007.
Overnight in Sibiu.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, sightseeing Sibiu including pedestrian old historical town (UNESCO) and the major highlights: The Large Square, The Small Square, The Huet Square, Defense Towers. City walls, The Bridge of Lies.
Departure to Biertan village and visit of Biertan Fortified Church (UNESCO), one of the first and most important Saxon villages and fortified churches in Transylvania. If fortress is closed due to Monday program, visit will be from outside!
In the afternoon arrival in Sighisoara (UNESCO), the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe. Pedestrian sightseeing tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. The tour will take you to the center of this old city certified first in 1191 and built on the site of a Roman fort. Here you will discover its Clock Tower, Weapon Museum – next to Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace, Covered Staircase, the Evangelic Church on the Hill.
Overnight in Sighisoara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Viscri village (UNESCO) and visit its Saxon fortress which recently become famous due to King Charles who set one of his favorite residences here.
Visit of the fortified churches Saschiz impressive fortified church UNESCO World Heritage built on the site of a Roman fort.
In the afternoon arrival in Brasov, known as Kronstadt in German language, the most visited medieval and mountain resort city in Transylvania due to its values: the old historical center with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture very well preserved, great food and amazing scenery. Pedestrian tour of the old historical center including the fortifications and the old city walls, the bastions, White/Black Tower. The Black Church.
Overnight in Brasov.
Breakfast. In the morning, departure to Brasov through Prahova Valley along the Carpathian Mountains.
Tour continues to Bran village and visit of Dracula`s Castle which owes its fame to its imposing towers, narrow corridors in a mysterious labyrinth as well as to the legend created by Bram Stoker about Vlad The Impaler-Count Dracula.
Trip continues to Sinaia mountain resort. Visit of Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle, former Royal Residence.
Departure to Bucharest, arrival in the evening.
Optional dinner in “Caru cu Bere” Restaurant in Old Historical Center - the oldest beerhouse in Bucharest, a traditional place and impressive architectural building, where you can taste culinary recipes or drink homemade beer. Every evening (except Monday) there is show with folk Romanian dance & music.
Overnight in Bucharest.
In the morning, optional visit of Parliament`s House, the world’s second-largest building in surface area (after the US Pentagon) and the third largest in volume.
Free afternoon for shopping or relaxing. Transfer to the airport. End of the program.
- English speaking guide
- Transport by car/minibus
- Transfer to/from airport
- 5 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast in 3* hotels
Not included: Entrance fees, meals (except breakfast), Festive dinner Caru cu Bere (depending on the menu)