Transylvania is a historical region which is located in central Romania. Bound on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni Mountains. The term sometimes encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also parts of the historical regions of Crisana and Maramures.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Timpuri Noi Subway|
|DEPARTURE TIME||arriving at 07:45 with starting at 08:00|
|PASSENGERS FEES||for childs between 0 – 2 years (not fulfilled) – free|
for childs between 2 – 12 years (not fulfilled) – 149 euro per child
for adults – 199 euro per adult
|PRICE NOT INCLUDE|
- This tour is running with minimum 7 people.
- For group discounts please give us a call or an email in advance in order to receive the code discount, through phone or email address found in the contact page.
- This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case. Please call or send us an email in this case.
- If you are travelling alone, it is mandatory to book a single room (normal price + single supplement) We will book 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).
- 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 book the private tour.
- Royal Trip Agency is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
- Please note that 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.
Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Sighisoara
» 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, you will visit 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
» 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 Timpuri Noi Subway.