The Medieval Transylvania – Small group tour – 3 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
small group shared tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip||
Peles castle, Bran castle, Brasov and Sibiu medieval cities, Sighisoara citadel, Biertan fortified church
€419 per adult and €349 per child 7-11 | Low Season -January 7th – February 29th; November 1st – December 15th, €429 per adult and €359 per child 7-11 | High Season – March – October, December 16th – January 6th;
|Single room supplement||
€60, mandatory for single travelers and payable to the guide at the start of the tour
from Mondays to Saturdays, on request
pick up from your hotel in Bucharest
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car/ minivan, Pick up and drop off to your hotel in Bucharest, English speaking tour leader, Entrance fees, Accommodation with breakfast included at a 3* hotel in Sibiu & Brasov
Hotel extras, other meal except for breakfast, photo fees
|Additional benefits for our clients||
10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru cu bere, Hanu lui Manuc, Pescarus, 30% discount at Museum of Senses, 15% discount at Kitsch Museum.
- Sibiu, enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center
- Biertan, the biggest fortified church in Transilvania
- Sighisoara, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage)
- Brasov, one of the most important from all German medieval citadels in Transilvania
- Bran, visit the Dracula’s Castle
- Peles, the former summer resident of the Royal Family and one of the most beautiful castles in Romania
Day 1: Bucuresti – Curtea de Arges – Cozia – Sibiu
Departure from Bucharest to the Monastery Curtea de Arges built by the ruler of Wallachia Neagoe Basarab in 1514, representing an architectural monument. The tour continue with a visit at Cozia Monastery, first built by one of the first rulers of Wallachia, Mircea cel Batran between 1386-1388, and rebuilt later by some other rulers. This visit will be followed by lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant. In the afternoon we head to Sibiu, which was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name Hermanstadt. You will enjoy a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Sibiu). Overnight in Sibiu.
Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov
After breakfast, departure from Sibiu to the village Biertan & visit at the biggest fortified church in Transilvania, built between 1490 – 1524 (the fortified church Biertan). Later, we are going to the medieval citadel Sighisoara, having a documentary attestation dating back in 1280, and the old German name Schassburg, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage). A walking tour of the citadel & visit in The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view) will be followed by a lunch. In the afternoon, we head to Brasov, another medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1235, and the old name Kronstadt (maybe the most important from all German medieval citadels in Transilvania). You will enjoy a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Brasov). Overnight in Brasov.
Day 3: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucuresti
After breakfast, visit in the Black Church, first built in 1383, the most important tourist objective in Brasov. Later we head to Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, with visit followed by a traditional lunch. After lunch, we are going to Sinaia (a beautiful mountain resort) to visit Peles Castle (built by the first king of Romania, Carol the 1st) in a very beautiful architectural style starting with 1875, until 1914, to be a summer residence for holidays. In the end of the day, the last visit will be at Sinaia Monastery (The Old & The New) followed by driving back to Bucharest.
Know before you book
- For high season at least 4 people are required for this activity to take place. For low season at least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. High season – March – October, December 16th – January 6th; Low season – January 7th – February 29th; November 1st – December 15t; If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
- If you make an online booking for a single traveler, the total amount will be blocked on your card and either charged if we can confirm the tour on your date or rejected if the tour cannot be confirmed for your dates.
- This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7.
- Please note that the Clock Tower in Sighisoara and Biertan fortified church are closed on Mondays. You may wish to take this into consideration when booking, as both sites are visited on the second day of the trip.
- For Saturday or Sunday departure the tour will be done in the reverse order because the Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays.