Medieval Transylvania Tour

The Medieval Transylvania – Small group tour – 3 days

429.00

“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

Tour type

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

Price

€429 per adult and €359 per child 7-11

Single room supplement

€60, mandatory for single travelers and payable to the guide at the start of the tour

Operating Days

from Mondays to Saturdays, on request

Starting time

08:00 am

Duration

3 days

Departure point

pick up from your hotel in Bucharest

Language

English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)

Included

Transport by car/ minivan, Pick up and drop off to your hotel in Bucharest, English speaking tour guide, Accommodation with breakfast included at a 3* hotel in Sibiu & Brasov

Not included

Other meal except for breakfast, Photo fees, Entrance 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.

Highlights

  • 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 residence of the Royal Family and one of the most beautiful castles in Romania

 

Description

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 continues 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, a 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 the Black Church, first built in 1383, the most important tourist objective in Brasov. Later we head to Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, with a 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. At 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

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. 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 is 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.