Your tour begins with a convenient hotel pick-up by your friendly and knowledgeable guide. As you depart from Bucharest, enjoy the picturesque scenery as you travel towards the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, nestled within the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains. The sanctuary is home to over 100 rescued bears that have been saved from a life of captivity and mistreatment. During your visit, you will learn about the sanctuary's vital conservation work and witness the bears as they roam, play, and relax in their expansive natural habitat, a truly heartwarming experience.
Following your time at the bear sanctuary, continue to the iconic Bran Castle, famously known as Dracula's Castle. This imposing fortress, perched atop a rocky hill, has captured the imagination of countless visitors with its mysterious atmosphere and intriguing history. Delve into the legend of the world's most renowned vampire, Count Dracula, as you explore the castle's enigmatic rooms, hidden staircases, and shadowy passageways. Your guide will share captivating stories of the castle's past, including its connections to the infamous Vlad the Impaler, the real-life inspiration behind the Dracula character.
After your captivating visit to Bran Castle, proceed to the charming city of Brasov, a true gem of Transylvanian history and architecture. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is a delightful mix of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance styles. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, discovering its beautifully preserved medieval buildings, such as the imposing Black Church, and the picturesque Council Square, adorned with colorful baroque houses.
Stroll down the narrowest street in Europe - Rope Street, and don't forget to capture memorable moments with your camera as you explore the city's winding cobblestone streets and hidden alleys.
After a day filled with unforgettable experiences, you will be transferred back to Bucharest, bringing your Transylvanian adventure to a close. This exceptional day trip offers a glimpse into Romania's rich history, culture, and natural beauty, making it the perfect choice for those looking to explore some of the best things to do outside of Bucharest. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the magic and allure of Transylvania on a day trip that will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for Romania's captivating heritage.
Starting time: 07:00 AM
Trip duration: 12 hours