Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara (UNESCO Heritage) – 2 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||
Peles royal castle in Sinaia mountain resort, Bran Dracula’s castle, Brasov medieval city, Sighisoara medieval citadel (UNESCO Heritage)
579 Euros for 1 person; 299 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 219 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 199 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people); 179 Euros/person (group of 8-15 people).
Daily on request
Pick-up from your hotel or other location in Bucharest
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, Accommodation with breakfast included in double room in Sighisoara citadel at a 3* hotel
Entrance fees (around 100 RON per person), meals (other than breakfast in the second day)
Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA (309 km)
Pick up in the morning from your hotel.
Prepare to leave behind the region of Wallachia and step into the legendary land of Transylvania, the country beyond the forest where many myths were born and time still flows slowly for those living here.
On our way, we will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here we will visit a typical and peaceful worship place, Sinaia Monastery, the first construction in this region since late XVIIth century.
The next visit here is Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol 1st and Queen Elisabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (interesting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the XIXth century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator and central heating). Here you will also find out the story of the Royal couples in Romania and their important influence in the history of our country. The visit lasts about 45 minutes after which you will spend some time in the beautiful gardens of the castle.
The next stop is Brasov, Kronstadt (“the city of the crown”) under its German name. Yes, you are now officially in Transylvania! In Brasov you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center. You will see The Council Square, The Council Tower, The famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in Eastern part of Europe).
In the evening head to Sighisoara for dinner and overnight in the medieval citadel. Do not miss a short walk in the citadel and admire the medieval buildings at the light of the lanterns. Prepare to step back time!
Day 2: SIGHISOARA – BRAN – BUCHAREST (329 km)
In the morning, breakfast at your hotel.
You will start the day by visiting the citadel of Sighisoara (UNESCO Monument), the only medieval citadel in Europe which is still inhabited. Here time seems to run after other patterns, visitors feel like in a journey back time when knights and fair ladies used to fall in love before dating and freedom was the priceless treasure of the community. Here you will find out the story of the citadel, you will see the well preserved walls and towers of defense and admire the medieval houses aligned along narrow old streets. The highlights of the citadel are: the house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born, the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures with the citadel), the Covered Stairs and the Evangelical Church.
In the afternoon, you will head to Bran and visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to the legend of Dracula. Here you will find out how this legend was born and why Transylvania is until nowadays related to it. Our advice: probably some garlic will be useful during the visit!
In the afternoon, return to Bucharest and drop off at your hotel.
End of the trip.
- 3* is a good standard for hotels in Sighisoara 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.
- The Clock Tower/History Museum in Sighisoara is closed on Mondays, so please take this info into consideration when you make the booking for this tour, as Sighisoara will be visited on Day 2 of the trip.
- Between 16 September and 15 May, Peles castle is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni or Rasnov Citadel will be visited instead.
- Between 2 November and 1 December, Peles Castle is closed for cleaning. During this period, you will be able to visit his smaller replica – Pelisor Castle.
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.
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.