The Medieval Transylvania 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
€369 per adult and €295 per child 7-11
|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.
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.
- For Saturday and Sunday departures the tour will be done in the reverse order because the Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
- This tour is running with a minimum of 2 people.
- 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.
- If you are traveling alone, it is mandatory to book a single room (regular price + single supplement) We will reserve the hotel as soon as you book the tour so the sooner you book the tour, the higher the chances to book a good hotel (based on our previous experience, location, services).
- Between 4 November 2019 and 26 November 2019, 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.
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.