Benefits

Discover Transylvania and its history on a five-day tour.

By booking the tour, you will contribute to our goal to support the local communities. Buying handcrafted souvenirs, trying home-made food, and sleeping in the most eco-friendly places in Romania, will encourage the locals to preserve their traditions, keeping Romania a sustainable travel destination.

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Discover Transylvania in a five days tour

This tour, you will discover several cities from Western Romania. Oradea, which was marked by the Secession art movement, Cluj, one of the most dynamic cities in Eastern Europe, Sibiu, the former European Cultural Capital in 2007 and Timisoara, which is called very often "Little Vienna". Moreover, you will have a glimpse of medieval Transylvania by exploring Rimetea village, Alba Carolina Fortress, and Corvin Castle.

Trip Activities

sightseeing

Discover the beautiful landscapes of Romania

local culture & cusine

Have a complete Romanian experience

castles

Visit Transylvania's Castles

history

Learn more about Transylvania's history 

photography

Photograph the best moments of your trip

villages

Experience the local living

Itinerary

Budapest - Oradea

Your tour starts in Budapest, where you will be picked up by our guide from your hotel or your requested location. At 10 AM, you will leave Budapest and take a 4-hour trip to Oradea.

Once in Oradea, you will have free time for lunch, and then you will check-in at a centrally located hotel.

Although it is almost one thousand years old, Oradea is marked by the Vienna Secession art movement, which influenced most of the main buildings of the city throughout the 18th century. The historical center was completely restored, and you will visit the Black Eagle Palace, built in the early 20th century, and the Moon Church, who got its name from a golden sphere which tells the phrases of the moon. You will also take a trip to the Episcopal Palace, the Moskovits Buildings, and the Oradea Fortress, an impressive star-shaped medieval defense point.

At night, you will take a walking tour through the city center and its public gardens.

Overnight in Oradea

Oradea - Turda Salt Mine - Rimetea village - Cluj-Napoca

After a delicious breakfast, you will head towards a beautiful town in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. But on your way there, you will stop at one of the most impressive underground places in the world, the Turda Salt Mine. In the last 2000 years, over 3 billion tons of salt was extracted, but now the mine was transformed into an underground theme park where you can take a boat ride on the lake, play mini-golf, tennis, and much more.

Your next destination is one of the best-preserved traditional villages in Transylvania, Rimetea, the place where the sun rises twice. You will then head to Cluj, one of the most dynamic cities in Eastern Europe. Its history can be traced back to more than two thousand years ago when the Romanian people laid the foundation for a municipality. Your Cluj city tour starts with Saint Michael’s Church, built in the 15th century by Matthias Corvinus, one of Hungary's most important kings. After that, your sightseeing tour will continue with other symbolic buildings from the Cluj Old Town, such as Banffy Palace, the Opera House, and Mirror Street.

Overnight in Cluj 

Cluj-Napoca - Alba Carolina Fortress - Sibiu

Your guide picks you up in the morning at your hotel you will be leaving Cluj-Napoca at 09:00 and head out of the city towards the south of Transylvania. The drive to Alba Carolina is a little over an hour.

Alba Carolina was built in the early 18th century, as part of a fortification system created by Prince Eugene of Savoy to provide defense for the newly conquered provinces of the Habsburg Empire. Besides its cleverly designed architecture, Alba Carolina does not seize to impress through its attractiveness.

 

Italian and Austrian artisans built the whole complex in 23 years. The walls, slightly oblique, are made out of brick and stone by a technique without unevenness, to cause the cannonballs to ripple.

From Alba Carolina, you will head towards Sibiu.

Your day will end in Sibiu, former European Cultural Capital in 2007, and one of the best-preserved Transylvanian cities. Your city tour includes the Main Squares, together with the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Bridge of Lies. Your guide will take you to your hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure.

Overnight in Sibiu

Sibiu - Corvin Castle - Timisoara

Yesterday’s visit to Alba Carolina was a perfect introduction to the defense mechanisms of the Transylvanian fortifications. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sibiu, and drive you to Corvin Castle.

Corvin Castle is one of the most impressive in Transylvania and a Gothic masterpiece.

Its name derives from the name of the one who ordered its construction, John Hunyadi, and his son, Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary between 1458 and 1490.

Corvin Castle is split into 3 broad areas: the Knight’s Hall, which was used for feasts, the Diet Hall, which was used for ceremonies, and the circular stairway. All of the halls have a rectangular shape, and their walls are beautifully decorated with marble.

Your day will end in Timisoara, the city which will be Romania’s European Capital of Culture in 2021.

The city located in western Romania, near Serbia, is known as „Little Vienna” because of the abundant cultural life, the historical remains, and buildings dating from the 18th century.

Here you will walk through the Timisoara main squares as Union, Freedom, and Victory. You will visit the Orthodox Cathedral, a Neo-Moldavian architectural masterpiece, and Theresia Bastion, one of the old gates of Timisoara fortress.

Overnight in Timisoara 

Timisoara - Budapest

On this day you will be transferred from Timisoara to Budapest

What's included

  •   Airport transfers
  •   Accommodation for 4 nights in centrally located hotels
  •   Professional English-speaking guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary
  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle

 

  •   One lunch with traditional local products

 

  •  Breakfasts

What's not included

  •   Airline tickets
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  •   Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Photography Fees
  •   Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.

Good to know

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  • Special notes

    If any attraction cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control, the attraction will be replaced on-site. Cobblestone streets are frequent, so please pack some comfortable shoes. The traffic jams and staying in line are often frequent in some regions.

    Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers. 

  • Accomodation

    Centrally located 3* hotels, with the possibility to upgrade to 4* or 5* hotels.

    For each city, we chose the best available option in terms of quality.

  • Departure

    You will be picked up at 10:00 AM.

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend:

Tour of Transylvania in five days from Budapest

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