On TRANSFAGARASAN Mountain Road to the HEART of TRANSYLVANIA
4 days (3 overnights), from EUR 485
The spectacular Transfagarasan mountain road leads us to the most famous 12th century Transylvanian burgs. A daring adventure and a cultural journey, this 4-day tour allows you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Fagaras mountains and to discover the Saxon cultural heritage in Romania. We’ll explore Sibiu, Sighișoara and Brașov - the famous three citadels built in 12th century - visit the Bran (Dracula) and Peles castles, the UNESCO-listed fortified churches from Saxon villages of Biertan, Mălâncrav, Saschiz and Viscri. Take this VIRTUAL 4-day TOUR with us FOR FREE!725 EURO per person in a 2-3 persons group
545 EURO per person in a 4-5 persons group
485 EURO per person in a 6+ persons group
– private car with driver
– private guide in English
– 3 nights accommodations, 3* and 4* hotels/pensions, breakfast included
– all admission fees
– all transport costs
– all driver and guide’s expenses
– photo fees
Bucharest - Transfagarasan – Sibiu
Day 1. We meet at your hotel in BUCHAREST and start our Transylvanian guided tour by car, through the scenic Transfagarasan Mountain Road. From Transfagarasan, we cast a look at Poenari fortress, perched on a rock in the 13th century by the first Wallachian rulers, the forefathers of Vlad the Impaller. We cross the highest Romanian mountains and enjoy the sights at the glacier Bâlea Lake (2,034 m).Transfagarasan ends near Cârta Abbey – a former catholic monastery – today an evangelical church – built around 1200 by Burgundian Cistercian monks. While in Sibiu, after 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.
Sibiu – Biertan – Malâncrav – Sighisoara
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 bishops and that is why the local church is protected by impressive fortifications. Our next destination is Malâncrav village. Miraculously surviving the Reformation, the medieval church frescoes of Malâncrav are nowadays a feast for our eyes. We end our day in the medieval citadel of Sighisoara – UNESCO site. We enjoy the late afternoon and evening visiting the citadel: the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Stairs, the fortifications and their towers. Sighisoara was also the birthplace of Vlad the Impaller.
Overnight in SIGHISOARA.
Sighisoara - Viscri - Brasov
Day 3. In the the third day of our guided tour, in our way from Sighisoara to Brasov, we discover the remote villages of Rural Transylvania and visit two UNESCO Wold Heritage monuments – the fortified churches of Saschiz and Viscri. In Viscri, we enjoy a traditional Romanian lunch at Mariana's old Saxon house.Upon our arrival in Brasov, after 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
Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest
Day 4. It is the last day of our Transylvanian guided tour. If the weather is fine, early 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 the 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 4-Days Transylvanian tour in Bucharest.
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