Amazing Transylvania

6 days

from 675,-

flight tour

Tour description

From the vivid Capital City of Romania, to the cobbled streets of Sibiu and Sighisoara, this well planned itinerary highlights the culture, art and landscapes of the amazing Transylvania. Meet the locals from Viscri, enjoy a scenic ride by traditional horse drawn carriages and visit the largest bear reservation in Romania!

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Daily program

“Welcome to Romania!” greets you the local guide at the International Airport Otopeni. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in. In the afternoon enjoy a three-hour sightseeing tour in Bucharest. Bucharest is by far the largest Romanian city with more than 2 Million inhabitants. The Romanian capital city is young, dynamic and energetic, with an interesting combination of French and socialist architecture. The city has been settled in the 15th century and served as princely residence for the famous Count Dracula. During the sightseeing tour you will discover highlights such as the Palace of the Parliament, the largest administrative building in the World after the Pentagon, the Unification Square with the Patriarchal Church, the University Square, the Roman Square, the Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph and the Revolution Square. In the evening take a stroll in the medieval old town and learn more about the history of the Romanian capital city. Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in the historic restaurant “Caru’ cu Bere” and an outstanding dance show.

The tour continues to Transylvania. Enjoy a scenic ride along the Prahova Valley and stop in Sinaia, the finest alpine town in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains and once home of Romania’s first King, Carol I. Here is where you will find the Peles Castle, a superb royal residence built above acres of green meadows, deep inside the forest. Built in German Renaissance style, the Peles Castle is probably the most beautiful castle in Eastern Europe. Next to the castle you will visit the Sinaia Monastery , which was built at the end of the 19th century and it is home for more than 20 monks. Inside the monastery’s museum you will see the first translation of the Bible into Romanian in the Cyrillic alphabet. You continue the journey towards the small town of Busteni. Here you will visit the famous Cantacuzino Castle, which was built at the end of the year 1911 by the Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, minister of Romania in the 19th century. The castle was built in a Neo-Romanian style with a large park and spring fountains. In the next town you will enjoy some of the best sparkling wines, directly from the Royal Cellar in Azuga. Scenic coach ride towards Brasov. Dinner at the hotel.

In Romania live more than 6000 brown bears, which is the largest bear population in Europe. In order to learn more about these beautiful animals you are invited to visit the bear reservation in Zarnesti. The bear reservation was founded in 2005 and it is the first reservation of it’s kind in Romania. In the 69 hectare reservation live more than 70 brown bears. Your next stop will be in the small village of Bran, where you will visit the fairy-tale-like Dracula Castle. The castle was built by the Saxons from Brasov at the end of the 14th century and served as customs between Wallachia and Transylvania. The legend says that Dracula lived here but history mentions the royal family spending its summers inside the medieval castle. Legend or truth can be found out only during the inside tour. In the afternoon you will discover the medieval town Brasov, which was founded by the Germans in the 12th century. Brasov’s highlight is the Black Church, the largest Gothic building of its kind between Istanbul and Vienna. You complete the day with a special dinner in a traditional restaurant from Poiana Brasov, where you will enjoy some of the best grill specialties and folklore music.

After breakfast you head yourself North, along the small Saxon villages with century-old churches and fortifications. Discover the splendid Transylvanian countryside with idyllic villages, friendly people and their untouched traditions and lifestyle. Your first stop is the village Viscri, which dates back to the 14th century and where the Prince of Wales owns a traditional Saxon house. Here you will visit the fortified church Deutschweisskirch which was listed in 1993 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and take an excursion by horse drawn carriages in the village. You are invited at one of the local’s home, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch with homemade brandy and wine. In the afternoon you reach Sighisoara. Sighisoara is the medieval citadel, where Vlad the Impaler (Count Dracula) took his first steps. The town was settled by the Saxons in the 13th century. This delightful town still preserves the medieval atmosphere, its 14th century wall, towers and bastions. Enjoy a pleasant walking tour inside the citadel, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, and visit the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and the birth house of Count Dracula. Return to Brasov. Dinner at the hotel.

Enjoy today a scenic coach ride along the Carpathian Mountains towards Sibiu. Sibiu is probably the most beautiful town of Transylvania. Settled by the Germans back in the 12th century, the town preserves a wonderful medieval cobblestoned centre with hundreds of historic monuments. Discover today the heart of Sibiu and its three interlocking squares: the Grand Square, the Small Square and the Huet Square. Visit the Brukenthal Museum at the Grand Square, which houses the finest art museum in Romania. Right next to it you will see the Catholic Church and the City Hall. The walking tour takes you further to the Liars’Bridge, the first iron bridge in Transylvania, and to the Evangelical Church, the town’s landmark. After some time at leisure you continue your trip along Olt Valley towards Bucharest. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant with an outstanding folklore show.

Enjoy some free time at leisure, go shopping or explore the old town on your way until the departure time. Transfer to the airport and farewell from the guide.

Highlights of the trip

  • Bucharest “Little Paris of the East”
  • The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest
  • The Peles Castle
  • The Cantacuzino Castle
  • The bear reservation from Zarnesti
  • Horse drawn carriages in the idyllic village Viscri
  • Sibiu – The European Cultural Capital City 2007

Included services

  • 5 x accommodation in very good hotels (3* and 4*)
  • Half Board (breakfast buffet and three-course dinner)
  • 1 x welcome dinner at the historic Restaurant “Caru cu Bere” incl. entertainment
  • 1 x traditional dinner at the Restaurant “Sura Dacilor” incl. folklore music
  • 1 x lunch at the locals from Viscri incl. wine and homemade brandy
  • 1 x farewell dinner at Restaurant “Pescarus” incl. folklore show
  • Excursion by horse drawn carriages in the Viscri village
  • Tasting of sparkling wines in the royal cellar Azuga
  • Visit the bear reservation in Zarnesti
  • English speaking guide throughout the entire tour
  • All entrance fees included as per itinerary (The Palace of the Parliament, Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Cantacuzino Castle, Dracula’s Castle, The Black Church, Fortified Church in Viscri, The Clock Tower, The Church on the Hill, The birth house of count Dracula, Brukenthal Museum)
  • Transportation by modern vehicle

Price and Booking

Price per person sharing double/twin room
2-3 persons 1.240 EUR
4-5 persons 885 EUR
6-7 persons 810 EUR
8-9 persons 740 EUR
10-11 persons 675 EUR
Single supplement 190 EUR

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