Magic Transylvania Tour – 4 days
“Transylvania is the last corner of Europe where you see true sustainability and complete resilience. There’s so much we can learn from it before it’s too late.”
His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales
private tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip|
899 Euros for 1 person; 499 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 369 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 339 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people); 299 Euros/person (group of 8-15 people).
from Tuesdays to Sundays, on request
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bucharest, English speaking guide, 3 nights accommodation with breakfast included in double room at 3* hotels according to the program
Day 1: Bucuresti – Sinaia – Brasov – Sighisoara
Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia which is a beautiful mountain resort in the Carpathians. In Sinaia you’ll visit the oldest monastery in town. The religious complex consists of the old church, built in the end of the 17th century, and the new one built in first years of the 20th century. Further on, you will visit the Peles Castle, built by the first king of Romania in the second half of the 19th century. It is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Departure from Sinaia to Brasov, to visit the old town of the city certified in the year of 1235. At that time it was one of the seven German Saxon citadels in Transylvania and the most important commercial center. Next, we head to the city of Sighisoara to visit its medieval citadel, one of the best preserved in Europe and the only one still inhabited. It is a very popular tourist attraction and an UNESCO World Heritage. Accommodation in Sighisoara.
Day 2: Sighisoara – Turda –Alba Iulia
We will leave behind Sighisoara, heading to the city of Turda to visit the salt mine. It is one of the oldest on Romanian territory, the salt exploatation in the area dating from the roman period. The first documentary attestation of this salt mine dates back to 1271 and the mine continued to be active until 1932. Between 2008 and 2010 serious renovation works transformed this mine into a famous tourist site of Romania. After the salt mine visit you’ll set of to the city of Alba Iulia. It has a long history, dating back to the time of the Dacian tribe who built here the first fortress. The area was conquered by the Romans in 106 who built a fort known as Apulum. The present shape dates back to the first part of the 18th century when the Hapsburgs built one of the best Vauban citadels in this area. Overnight in Alba Iulia.
Day 3: Alba Iulia – Hunedoara – Sibiu
Departure to the city of Hunedoara, to visit the most important monument of Gothic architecture in Transylvania. Certified in the first half of the 14th century, the castle was donated by the Hungarian king Sigismund Luxemburg Prince Voicu (the father of Iancu de Hunedoara). In the first half of the 15th century, the ruler of Transylvania, Iancu de Hunedoara, rebuilt the old castle as a military fortress. The castle of Hunedoara was extended later by the son of Iancu, the Hungarian king Matei Corvin and by other rulers of Transylvania. At the present the castle is the largest and most imposing Gothic medieval structure in Transylvania. After the castle visit, you’ll depart to Sibiu. Once in the city, we are going to have a walking tour in The Old Town Sibiu. The medieval citadel of Hermanstadt was also one of those seven German cities in Transylvania. During the walking tour you will discover the atmosphere of a medieval town. You’ll enjoy a dinner in a traditional Romanian restaurant. Accommodation in Sibiu.
Day 4: Sibiu – Cozia – Bucharest
After breakfast, you’ll set off for the Cozia Monastery. Built in 1388 as a typical byzantine church, it shelters the tomb of the founder, Mircea the Elder, ruler of Wallachia between 1386 and 1418. Next we will drive to the monastery of Curtea de Arges. Built between 1512 and 1517, the monastery was rebuilt later during the reign period of Carol I in 1886. This monastery impresses through its outstanding architecture. The exterior walls boast unique stone embroideries. Inside there are buried the founder, the ruler Neagoe Basarab and also the first two Romanian royal couples. The tour ends in Bucharest.
- 3* is a good standard for hotels in Romania and we did not have complaints. However, if you want to book a 4* or 5* hotel for this trip, we recommend to contact us.
TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.
Also, the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions as well as on the visiting program switch from summer to winter season.