Benefits

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

 

*Or you can choose a private tour.

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Transylvania Castles Tour

Visit the most important medieval landmarks in Transylvania. From the famous Peles Castle, Castle of Dracula 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 craft

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. 

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. Our tour will begin with a road trip from Bucharest to Sinaia where we 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 we will head to Bran, a small village near the Brasov, in order to visit Bran Dracula's 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 Tepes came to be associated with the Dracula legend. 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 taking a Bran Castle Tour we 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. Our day will come to an end after visiting Rasnov, and we will head back to the medieval city of Brasov to spend the night. If the time allows us, at night we can take a walking tour through Brasov's Council Square. Also, in the heart of the city is the Black Church, over 500 years old.

Brasov – Fagaras Citadel – Rupea – Crit – Sighisoara Citadel

In the morning we 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, we will encounter legends and history at every step of the way. On our quest to discover the medieval castles of this land, we will drive through some of the authentic Romanian villages in the area in order to reach Rupea. In Rupea we 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.

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 our way to Sighisoara, we will stop in Crit. It is a Saxon village filled with traditional houses and with an astounding cuisine. Here, we will enjoy a warm delicious meal before continuing our journey.

 

Once in Sighisoara, we 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. The 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 the 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, we 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 we 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 we 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 patrimony since 1993.

Our 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 famous Transylvanian castles is the impressive 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. Until the middle 14th century, Corvin Castle was a fortress, after that the castle became the residence of Iancu de Hunedoara.

After visiting Corvin Castle, we will drive to Sibiu, where we will overnight in a beautiful boutique hotel in the city centre.

Hunedoara – Sibiu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

 

Our fourth and final day starts city tour of the medieval city 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. We will take a walking tour through the city, and in order to reach the defensive walls we will pass over the most famous bridge in Romania, the Bridge of Lies.

 

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

 

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

What's included

  Pick-up and drop off Hotel in Bucharest

 

  Accommodation for 3 nights in centrally located hotels

 

  Private 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

 

  Transport by private car

 

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

 

  Tips for guide/driver

 

  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. Traffic jam and staying in line is 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

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