Best of Transylvania

5 days

from 455€

flight tour

Tour description

Discover in a 5-days tour the best attractions of the famous Transylvania. Start with ‘’The Little Paris of the East’’, Bucharest and admire the lovely boulevards, the Palace of the Parliament, the Arch of Triumph and the Revolution Square. Explore the former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family, The Peles Castle in Sinaia. Visit the Bran Castle and discover its connection to the story of Dracula. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful city of Brasov and visit its main attractions such as the well-known Black Church. Experience the medieval atmosphere of Sighisoara and visit this outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover at the end of your trip the largest and wealthiest citadel built in Transylvania, Sibiu, and visit the popular attractions from the lovely medieval Old Town.

*Please note that The Peles Castle is always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. In the period of the Romanian winter holidays (24.12.2021-02.01.2022) several attractions may have a modified schedule, or they may be closed. Let us know in advance your date of travel in order for us to check the schedules. Thank you for understanding.

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Daily program

Welcome to Romania! Upon arrival, discover the uniqueness of the capital of Romania, known as the ‘Little Paris of the East’. Discover the most popular attractions from Bucharest such as the famous Arch of Triumph, The Romanian Atheneum, The Constitution Square, and the second largest building in the world, The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest’s icon. Arrive at the hotel, and check-in. Enjoy a traditional welcome dinner at a local restaurant from the Old Town.

After breakfast, visit The Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the World, and discover its amazing interior with impressive halls, massive chandeliers, mirrors and huge carpets. 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 its medieval atmosphere. Join your local guide for a walk to the Grand and Small Square, the Liar’s bridge and the Huet Square. Admire the Brukenthal Palace, the Council Tower, the Catholic Church and the Evangelic Church with its 74m high tower.

Enjoy a scenic ride to the medieval town, Sighisoara (UNESCO World Heritage). Upon arrival, visit the medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, the Covered Stairway, The Clock Tower, Vlad Dracul House, The Tinsmiths’ Tower, and the Church on the Hill. Journey towards The Fortified church of Biertan, one of the largest and most impressive strongholds in Transylvania, that looks like something out of a fairy tale. Set in a spectacular landscape, perched high on a hill, and surrounded by vineyards, the fortified church bears an enchanting love story. Legend has it that couples seeking divorce were locked for 2 weeks in the Prison Tower, being forced to share everything, and after that most of the couple decided to give up the idea of divorcing. In the evening, you may travel to the picturesque village Sibiel and enjoy a traditional dinner including homemade wine and plum brandy at the locals. Return to Sibiu.

Scenic drive to Bran and visit of the 14th century imposing Bran Castle, Transylvania’s most famous castle. Hidden in the hilly forest of Bran and surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, the castle was built by the German Saxons in the 14th century and served as customs for many centuries between Transylvania and Wallachia. In 1920 the castle became Royal Residence, offered as a gift by the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania.  Journey towards Brasov and discover an enchanting medieval town with colourful houses and cobblestone streets.  Enjoy a tour of the Old Town, visit the town’s symbol with a history of over 600 years, The Black Church.  Continue with The Black Tower, The White Tower, Ecaterina’s Gate and the Rope’s Street, the third narrowest street in Europe. Check-in at your centrally located hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant from the Old Town from Brasov.

Travel to Sinaia, one of the most popular mountain resorts in Romania, and visit the Peles Castle. Considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe, The Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture. Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Transfer to the International Airport from Bucharest, and farewell to your guide.

Highlights of the trip

  • The Romanian Capital, Bucharest
  • Medieval cities: Brasov- The Crown of Transylvania, Sibiu- The European Capital of Culture 2007, and Sighisoara- medieval town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Castles: Bran Castle, Peles Castle
  • Fortified Churches: Biertan Fortified Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Included services

  • 4 x overnights at centrally located 3*** or 4**** hotels including breakfast buffet
  • 1 x 3 course set menu welcome dinner at local restaurant from the Old Town of Bucharest incl. 1 glass of wine or beer or soft drink
  • 1×3 course set menu dinner at a local restaurant from the Old Town of Brasov
  • Professional English speaking throughout guide from/to airport
  • Entrance fees included as per itinerary
    • The Palace of The Parliament
    • The Peles Castle
    • The fortified church of Biertan
    • The Bran Castle
    • The Black Church
    • Vlad Dracul House
    • Church on the Hill
    • The Clock Tower
  • Throughout transportation by modern vehicle (2-3 pax – private car, 4-6pax minivan, 7-15pax minibus, starting 16pax 48 seater coach)