ONE WEEK full of TRANSYLVANIA
6 days (6 overnights), from EUR 720
You simply can't get enough of castles, fortresses, fortified churches, rural life, legends and medieval history? Join our premium private 6-day tour of Transylvania. Visit the three most famous Romanian castels - Hunyadi (Corvin), Bran and Peles, the three most important Saxon citadels - Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov, the fortress of Alba Iulia and the fortified churches of Biertan, Viscri and Prejmer - UNESCO World Heritage sites. Discover the amazing medieval frescoes preserved in the Malâncrav's village church and the beauty of Bucharest Stavropoleos Monastery, the rural life and the organic food of Transylvania, and find out how important was John Hunyadi during the Middle Ages and the legends behind the brave and cruel Wallachian prince Vlad the Impaler. You are going to spend overnights in Sibiu (2) and in Brasov (2), one overnight in Sighisoara and one in Bucharest.
1,200 EURO per person in a 2 persons group.
825 EURO per person in a 4 persons group.
720 EURO per person in a 6 persons group.
– private car with driver
– private guide in English
– 6 nights accommodations, 3* hotels/pensions, breakfast included
– all admission fees
– all transport costs
– all driver and guide’s expenses
– photo fees
Bucharest - Cozia Monastery - Sibiu
Day 1. We meet at the airport in BUCHAREST and start our One Week Full of Transylvania guided tour by car, through the scenic Olt River’s Valley. You’ll enjoy a lovely Transylvanian evening at one of the numerous restaurants and bars of the Old City.
Our first stop is Cozia Monastery (1388) founded by the grandfather of the notorious Vlad the Impaler.
We arrive in SIBIU by noon. After lunch, we have a guided tour of the old city: the Council Tower, the Bridge of Liars, the most famous Sibiu plazas: the Grand Square, the Small Square, and the Albert Huet Square, the Orthodox Cathedral and the impressive Evangelical Church.
Overnight in SIBIU.
Sibiu - Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle - Alba Iulia fortress - Sibiu
Day 2. In the second day of our private tour we discover the facts, the places and the legends of one of the greatest military leaders and statesmen of the Middle Ages - John Hunyadi (Corvin).A Hungarian ruler of Romanian ancestry and brilliant military commander, John Hunyadi stopped in Belgrade, in 1456, the offensive of the Ottomans which were led by the Sultan Mehmet (”the Conqueror”) and emboldened by their takeover of Constantinople three years earlier. We visit his castle - the Corvin Castle - in Hunedoara and, in the afternoon, the Alba Iulia fortress (Alba Carolina): the Orthodox Coronation Cathedral, the ruins of the Roman castrum and the impressive old Saint Michael Cathedral where John Hunyadi was laid to rest few months after his resounding victory against the Ottomans. We return for a second overnight in SIBIU.
Sibiu – Biertan – Malâncrav – Sighisoara
Day 3. 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 protected by impressive defense walls. The next destination is Malâncrav village: we admire the medieval church frescoes which survived the Lutheran protestant reform. We enjoy organic food, lunching at a Romanian household in one of the Saxon villages we are passing through. We end our day in the medieval citadel of Sighisoara – UNESCO site - and spend the late afternoon and evening visiting the citadel: the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Stairs, the fortifications and their towers. Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.
Overnight in SIGHISOARA.
Sighisoara - Saschiz – Viscri – Prejmer - Brasov.
Day 4. The fourth day is mostly dedicated to discovering the Rural Transylvania.We enjoy our lunch time in the remote village of Viscri Prince Charles fell in love with. We visit three UNESCO World Heritage monuments – the fortified churches of Saschiz, Viscri and Prejmer. Once in BRASOV, after check-in, we go for a short walk at the foot of Mount Tâmpa: 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.
Brasov – Poiana Brasov – Bran Castle – Brasov
Day 5. After clarifying Dracula legends at the Bran Castle, we return to Brasov. In the afternoon, we visit the imposing Gothic Black Church of Brasov. Second overnight in BRASOV.
We take the high road to Poiana Brasov resort. A cable-car ride up to 1,7227m (5,666ft), close to the Postavaru Peak, so we are able to enjoy the stunning views over the Carpathians and Transylvanian plateau. We are going to complement this scenic view later on, at Bran Pass, just above the Bran Castle.
Brasov – Peles Castle – Bucharest