CITADELS of TRANSYLVANIA

3 days (2 overnights), from EUR 295
Within just three days, you see the most famous Transylvanian medieval burgs – Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov -, visit Bran and Peleș castles, Biertan fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage site), catch a glimpse of the nowadays ordinary life of Saxon villages, discover the real characters behind the legend of Dracula, and how religion and competition among nations and empires have shaped the history, traditions and culture of this wonderful European region.
Two overnights in Sibiu and Brasov.
Price is:
500 EURO per person in a 2 persons group,
375 EURO per person in a 4 persons group,
295 EURO per person in a 6 persons group.
Included
– private car with driver
– private guide in English
– 2 nights accommodations, 3* hotels/pensions, breakfast included
– all admission fees
– all transport costs
– all driver and guide’s expenses
Not included
– meals
– photo fees
Day 1. We meet at your hotel in Bucharest or at the airport and start our 3-Days Transylvanian guided tour by car, through the scenic Olt River’s Valley. Our first stop is Cozia Monastery founded in 1388 by Mircea the Elder – a brave middle ages Wallachian Prince, and grandfather of the most notorious Vlad the Impaller.

On our way to Sibiu from Cozia, we gaze at the Fagaras Mountains.

While in Sibiu, after a quick lunch and a short rest, we have a guided tour of the old city. A great sight over Sibiu rewards our effort of climbing the medieval stairs of the Council Tower. We stroll the old streets of Sibiu and it’s most important plazas: the Grand Square, the Small Square, and the Albert Huet Square (the oldest square, dating from 12-th century). We also pay a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral (discovering the similarities with the Saint Sofia’s Basilica of Constantinople) and to the impressive Evangelical Church.

You’ll also enjoy a lovely Transylvanian evening at one of the numerous restaurants and bars of the Old City.
Overnight in SIBIU.
Day 2. From Sibiu we head towards the medieval city of Sighisoara through the Hartibaciu Valley road, crossing old Saxon villages and passing through deep forests.

Our first stop is at Biertan fortified Church – a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Biertan village was for centuries the seat of the Lutheran bishopric and that is why the local church is protected by so impressive fortifications.

The medieval citadel of Sighisoara – UNESCO site – is close to Biertan. It takes about two hours to visit the citadel: the Clock Tower of Sighisoara, the Church on the Hill, the Stairs, the fortifications and their towers. Sighisoara was also the birthplace of Vlad the Impaller – the grandson of Mircea the Elder (the founder of the Cozia Monastery we visited the day before). After our lunch in Sighisoara, we leave for Brasov.

Once in Brasov, after the check-in, we visit the impressive Black Church – a 14-th century Gothic monument, the fortifications, bastions and towers of the medieval fortress, the curious Rope Street (maybe the narrowest street in the world).

In the evening, you would surely enjoy dinner and one of the best Romanian ice-creams at one of the restaurants bordering the Brasov’s City Council Square.
Overnight in BRASOV.
Day 3. It is the third day of our Transylvanian guided tour. The weather is fine, so, in the morning, we can take the first cable car from Brasov to Tâmpa mountain to have a view over the city and the Transylvanian highlands. We are about to leave them, going southwards, towards Wallachia.

We visit Bran Castle identified with Count Dracula legend and enjoy the breathtaking scenery at Bran Pass over Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountains.

Early afternoon we arrive at Sinaia, just in time to visit the flamboyant Peles Castle, built at the end of 19-th century by the first king of Romania – Charles I. We end our three days Transylvanian tour in Bucharest.
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