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Travel in a group of maximum 6 people, visit the most important castles in Transylvania and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.

 

*Guaranteed departure. (Age range: 10 -70) 

*Or you can choose a private tour.

Transylvania Castles Tour

Visit the most important medieval landmarks in Transylvania. From the famous Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Biertan Fortified Church to historical Rupea Citadel and medieval cities of Brasov and Sighisoara. In the 4 days that you will spend in Romania, you will get to discover the true medieval face of the country. Also the history behind some of the most important constructions of the Middle Ages.

Trip Activities

local workshops

Learn about the medieval crafts

sightseeing

Discover the beautiful landscapes of Romania

local culture & cusine

Have a complete Romanian experience

castles

Explore the fairytale castles

history

Find out more about the fascinating background of Romania

horse-drawn carriage

Take a ride with a horse-drawn carriage

Itinerary

Bucharest – Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Rasnov Fortress – Brasov

 

In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest. Your tour will begin with a road trip from Bucharest to Sinaia where you will visit one of the most prestigious castles in Romania, Peles Castle. Due to its beautiful architecture and idyllic setting, Peles is considered by several publications one of the most spectacular castles in the world. In the past, it was used by the Romanian Royal Family as a summer residence, until it was seized by the communist regime.

 

Important info: Before booking your tour, please bear in mind that Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and some Tuesdays. If you can only begin the tour on Monday or Tuesday, the itinerary will be reversed. 

 

After taking a tour of Peles Castle you will head to Bran, a small village near the Brasov, in order to visit Bran Castle. Prompted by Bram Stoker’s best-seller novel Dracula, the fame of Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle, stole the world’s spotlight. This is the reason why the Halloween party at Bran it`s very popular nowadays. The solitary image of the castle and the Gothic architecture (specific to Transylvania’s Middle Ages) have established an undying connection to Vlad the Impaler. Your Dracula tour will introduce you to the story of how Vlad the Impaler came to be associated with the legend of Dracula. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Saxons of Brasov on top of an older wooden fortification erected by the Teutonic Knights.

 

After visiting the castle you will take the old trade route that passes the Carpathian Mountains and head to Rasnov, a medieval citadel perched on a hill ever since the 14th century. Your day will come to an end after visiting Rasnov and will head back to the medieval city of Brasov to spend the night. If the time allows, at night you can take a walking tour through Brasov's Council Square

Brasov – Fagaras Citadel – Rupea – Crit – Sighisoara Citadel

In the morning you will leave for Fagaras, an imposing citadel dating back to the feudal ages. The Fagaras Citadel has an impressive defensive system that allowed it to be one of the few structures that were never conquered. It is surrounded by a moat and by two rows of walls which makes it very difficult to lay siege to.

 

In Transylvania, you will hear about the legends at every step. On your quest to discover the medieval castles of this land, you will drive through some of the authentic Romanian villages in the area in order to reach Rupea. In Rupea will find one of the oldest archeological sites in Romania, the first documentary recorded was in the 14th century. But the signs of human settlements are dating from the Paleolithic and early Neolithic ages. The Rupea Citadel was fully refurbished in 2013. A legend says that Decebalus, the famous Dacian king, committed suicide here during the Second Dacian War in 106 AD.

Although Transylvania’s citadels and castles are spectacular, one should not miss the medieval villages that preserve the medieval lifestyle from all the corners of Europe. On your way to Sighisoara, will stop in Crit. It is a Saxon village filled with traditional houses and with astounding cuisine. Here, you will enjoy a delicious meal before continuing your journey.

 

Once in Sighisoara, you will start exploring this beautiful medieval town, with narrow cobblestoned paths and colorful houses. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ever since 1999. Sighisoara Medieval Citadel was uninterruptedly inhabited since its establishment in the 13th century. The city is renowned for its beautiful street performers as well as local craftsmen who set up various demonstrations for tourists interested in learning the secrets of historical arts. Also, in Citadel Square, you can see where Vlad Tepes House (or Count Dracula). Until 1435, Vlad Tepes lived in the ocher-colored house with his father. Nowadays, on the ground floor is a restaurant and on the first floor is the Museum of Weapons.

After a busy day, you will check in and spend the night in Sighisoara.

Sighisoara – Richis – Biertan – Alba Iulia – Hunedoara

 

On the third day of your medieval tour of Romania you will head to Richis, a small village near Biertan, that is home to a gothic fortified church with an age of over 500 years.

From Richis you will head to Biertan, which boasts with the largest fortified church in Romania, surrounded by three rows of walls protected by 6 towers and 3 bastions. Biertan is one of Transylvania's villages with fortified churches and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Centre since 1993.

Your next stop is at Alba Iulia, a city where Romania’s history vibrated for more than 2000 years. This place was, over the years, home to a Roman Fort, a medieval defense fortress, and ultimately, a large stellar-shaped fortress with bastions in Romania, built in a Vauban style.

 

One of the most impressive Transylvanian castles is the famous Corvin Castle. The castle built in a Gothic style is underlined by tall towers decorated with dragons carved in stone, seemingly taken out of a fantasy novel. Also known as the Hunyad Castle, it amazes not only through its architecture but also through the story that ties it to John Hunyadi, one of the legendary heroes that helped stop the Ottoman invasion. 

After visiting Corvin Castle, you will drive to Sibiu, where you will spend the night in a beautiful boutique hotel.

Hunedoara – Sibiu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

 

Your fourth and final day starts with a city tour of Sibiu, a city that simply cannot be excluded from a medieval tour of Romania. Sibiu’s characteristics resemble those of a German medieval town: a large square surrounded by the most representative buildings. You will take a walking tour through the city, and in order to reach the defensive walls you will pass over the most famous bridge in Romania, the Bridge of Lies.

 

After leaving Sibiu you will pass through the Carpathian Mountains. Driving along the bank of the Olt River while enjoying the beautiful landscape. Your final stop will be at Curtea de Arges, where will visit one of the most beautiful Orthodox Churches in Romania and the Necropolis of the great kings of Romania.

 

You will reach Bucharest at night, and your tour of medieval Romania will come to an end.

What's included

  •   Pick-up and drop off  from your hotel in Bucharest
  •   Accommodation for 3 nights in centrally located hotels
  •   Professional English-speaking guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary
  •   1 lunch with traditional local products 
  •   Horse-drawn carriage ride
  •   Workshop about medieval crafts
  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle

 

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

Find out the details about your future trip in Romania
  • 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.

  • Accomodation

    You will stay in 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 from your hotel at 09:00 AM.

We recommend

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

Transylvania Castles Tour - 4 days Tour from Bucharest

  • 31 October 2019 - 3 November 2019
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  • 1 April 2020 - 4 April 2020
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  • 22 April 2020 - 25 April 2020
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  • 24 April 2020 - 27 April 2020
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  • 13 May 2020 - 16 May 2020
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  • 19 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
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  • 29 May 2020 - 1 June 2020
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  • 12 June 2020 - 15 June 2020
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  • 30 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
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  • 3 July 2020 - 6 July 2020
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  • 11 July 2020 - 14 July 2020
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  • 22 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
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  • 12 August 2020 - 15 August 2020
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  • 20 August 2020 - 23 August 2020
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  • 25 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
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  • 27 August 2020 - 30 August 2020
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  • 4 September 2020 - 7 September 2020
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  • 9 September 2020 - 12 September 2020
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  • 22 September 2020 - 25 September 2020
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  • 24 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
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  • 13 October 2020 - 16 October 2020
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  • 24 October 2020 - 27 October 2020
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  • 29 October 2020 - 1 November 2020
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