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The four-day Transylvanian Medieval Castles & Fortified Churches Tour from Bucharest will delight you as you explore Romania’s rich cultural heritage with a friendly local guide.
The Saxon villages appeared in Transylvania around the XIIIth century when the Hungarian kings settled here German colonists. They preserved their cultural identity thanks to the multitude of crafts and traditions, despite the Ottoman Empire’s constant threat. Thus, the Saxons formed a powerful community in Transylvania and protected their land by creating fortifications around their churches. Nowadays, among 150 medieval fortified churches, 7 are part of UNESCO’s world heritage. This tour is the perfect way to discover their story and step back in time for only four days in the mysterious Transylvania.
Private tour by AC car/minivan
Tuesday – Sunday
Pickup & Drop-off at your address in Bucharest
English (other languages available on request)
In the morning, we will pick you up from your address in Bucharest at 08:00 am and depart to Sinaia to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe – Peles Royal Castle. It used to be the Romanian Royal Family’s summer residence, and it is the most visited museum in Romania.
The second visit will allow you to travel back in time to the Medieval Age. You will see Bran Castle, the most famous castle in Romania, thanks to Dracula’s legendary character.
The day will end in Brasov. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic district featuring the magnificent Black Church, a Gothic masterpiece, being the most extensive Gothic construction in Eastern Europe.
Overnight in Brasov.
Today you will see part of the Saxons’ heritage in Transylvania.
In the morning, you will leave Brasov and head to Prejmer to visit the fortified church, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list due to the excellent preservation.
The day will continue with another medieval monument, this time a citadel, recently renovated, Rupea Citadel, followed by a visit to Viscri fortified church (UNESCO monument).
In the evening you will arrive in Sighisoara. Overnight in Sighisoara.
This day, we continue our trip on the land of Transylvania.
You will enjoy a walking tour of Sighisoara citadel in the morning and visit the Clock Tower (for an impressive panoramic view).
Sighisoara is the only medieval citadel in Europe that is still inhabited, and a UNESCO monument.
You will leave this beautiful town and stop in the village of Biertan (UNESCO Heritage), where you will see the biggest fortified church in Transylvania and find out the citizens’ unique method to keep their marriages and avoid getting divorced. Prepare for a lovely surprise.
Medias will be the second stop, and in the evening you will arrive in Sibiu.
Overnight in Sibiu.
Sibiu was a medieval German citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191 under the old name Hermannstadt. Being so well preserved, in 2007, Sibiu gained the title of the European Capital of Culture. You will enjoy a walking tour of the old town (the historical center of Sibiu), including the Large Square, the Small Square with the picturesque Liars Bridge, the city’s ancient fortifications, the Council Tower, etc.
Later you will have a traditional lunch and head back to Bucharest.
On your way, you will stop to visit Cozia Monastery, considered one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art.
In the evening, you will arrive in Bucharest.
Yes, the single supplement is 90 Euros.