Best of Transylvania
Transylvania or the “Land behind the forests” is located in the Heart of Europe and preserves some of the most beautiful medieval towns in Eastern Europe. The tour “Best of Transylvania” takes you to the idyllic towns Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov, to the famous fortified Saxon church Biertan and to the Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy the local cuisine, the folk shows and the Transylvanian hospitality!
“Welcome to Bucharest, the Paris of the East!” greets you your local guide at the International Airport Otopeni. Transfer to your central located hotel. The sightseeing tour in Bucharest takes you to the University Square, the Roman Square and the Victory Square. You also pass by the Arch of Triumph, driving on the Kissellef Boulevard known as “The Romanian Champs Elysees”. Visit the Palace of the Parliament which is the second largest administrative building in the World. In the afternoon take a stroll in the Old Town, where you get to see the ruins of Vlad the Impaler’s residence. Dinner in the historic restaurant ”Caru’ cu Bere”, where you can enjoy delicious local food and entertainment.
Drive north towards famous Transylvania, cross the Carpathian Mountains along the Olt Valley to the old and idyllic town of Sibiu. Sibiu was settled by the German colonists in the 12th century and preserved until nowadays with it’s medieval atmosphere. Join your local guide for a walk to the Grand and Small Square, the Liar’s bridge and the Huet Square. A highlight is the visit of the Brukenthal Palace, a historic building which belonged to Baron Brukenthal, a good friend of Maria Theresa. The palace houses one of the richest art museums in Eastern Europe. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant with traditional Transylvanian Saxon cuisine and wine.
This morning enjoy a scenic drive to Sighisoara, the famous birth place of count Dracula. Sighisoara is an UNESCO site and one of the few still inhabited medieval fortresses in Europe. Join your local expert for a walking tour in the cobbled old town. Visit the Clock Tower from the 14th century, which is the town’s landmark and the Church on the Hill. Stop also at the birth house of count Dracula, which houses today a traditional restaurant. On your way back to Sibiu you visit Biertan, the largest fortified church castle in Transylvania. Return in Sibiu. Dinner at the locals from the village Sibiel incl. wine and brandy.
Head today to Bran, where you visit the Dracula Castle, a medieval castle from the 14th century, which has been the inspiration of Bram Stocker’s book. Story or truth you can find only during the visit. Then continue to Brasov, the “Crown of Transylvania”. Discover the beautiful colorful old town with the Council Square and the Black Church, the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul. Enjoy a special farewell dinner with an outstanding folklore show and wine tasting at Restaurant “Cerbul Carpatin” from the Old Town.
Before leaving Romania you visit probably the most beautiful castle in Eastern Europe – the Peles Castle. This wonderful construction was made at the end of the 19th century and served as Royal Residence for the Royal Family. Beautiful interiors and decorations, luxury furniture, valuable paintings are some of the inside tour highlights. Then continue along the Prahova Valley towards Bucharest Airport. Farewell from your local guide and flight back home.