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development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
Ro-Vis
Romania for a
sustainable future
(ROVIS)
Joining this trip will redirect 10% of our profits
to Rovis projects that support the sustainable
development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
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Transylvania Castles Tour

The tour will reveal you seven of the most beautiful castles in Transylvania and many more. In these four days you will get to know more about the medieval part of Transylvania, its history and landmarks from the Middle Ages.

Trip Activities

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

local culture & cusine

Have a unique experience of Romania

local workshops

Learn about the medieval crafts

sightseeing

A complete Transylvania guide during your trip

Itinerary

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

Breakfast: -

 

Our Transylvania Castles Tour starts at 09:00 AM. Our guide will pick you from your hotel (Airbnb, place) in Bucharest, and journey will begin with a road trip to Sinaia. In Sinaia 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 as one of the most spectacular castles in the world. In the past, it was used by the Romanian Royal Family as a summer royal residence until the communist regime seized it.

 

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 Brasov, and visit Bran Castle. Prompted by Bram Stoker's best-selling 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 the most popular in the whole world! 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 tour of the castle 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 where an older wooden fortification was previously built by the Teutonic Knights.

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

After visiting the castle, you will take the old trade route that passes the Carpathian Mountains and head to Rasnov, medieval citadel perched on a hill ever since the 14th century. Your day will come to an end after visiting Rasnov fortress 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 and the Black Church.

 

After Bran Castle you will reach Brasov, a city founded by the same Theutonic Knights. Your city tour will start in the Council Square, the central square of the old fortification. The Black Church, Concil Tower, the White and the Black Towers, the narrowest street in Romania are some of the highlights of the city tour.

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Brasov – Fagaras Citadel – Rupea – Crit – Sighisoara Citadel

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

You will leave Brasov at 09:00 in the morning.

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 to reach Rupea fortress. In Rupea will find one of the oldest archeological sites in Romania, the first settlement dates from 5500 BC, but the actual construction is no less than 700 years old. 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 Viscri. It is a Saxon village filled with traditional houses and with astounding cuisine. Here, you will enjoy a delicious meal before continuing your journey.

 

Lunch: Included at a local restaurant

 

Once in Sighisoara citadel, you will start exploring its medieval streets, with narrow cobblestoned paths and colorful houses. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Sighisoara citadel was uninterruptedly inhabited since its establishment in the 13th century. The city is renowned for its beautiful street performers as well as local artisans who set up various demonstrations for tourists interested in learning the secrets of historical arts.  Here will visit the Clock Tower from where you can admire the entire citadel. Until 1435, Vlad the Impaler lived in the ocher-colored house located in the main square of the citadel. 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.

 

Dinner: At your expense

Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

 

Day 3: Sighisoara - Biertan - Alba Carolina - Corvin Castle - Sibiu

 

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

At 09:00 AM you will leave to Biertan, which boasts with the largest fortified church in Romania, surrounded by three rows of walls protected by six towers and three bastions. Biertan is one of Transylvania's villages with fortified churches and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage 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, built in the Vauban style.

 

Lunch: At your expense 

 

One of the most impressive Transylvanian castles is the famous Corvin Castle.

The castle built in the Gothic style is underlined by tall towers decorated with dragons carved in stone, seemingly taken out of a fantasy novel. Also known as the Hunyadi 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 stopped the Ottoman invasions in Europe. 

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

 

Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Sighisoara – Richis – Biertan – Alba Iulia – Hunedoara - Sibiu

Breakfast: At the hotel

 

At 09:00 AM you will leave to Biertan, which boasts with the largest fortified church in Romania, surrounded by three rows of walls protected by six towers and three bastions. Biertan is one of Transylvania's villages with fortified churches and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage 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, built in the Vauban style.

 

Lunch: At your expense 

 

One of the most impressive Transylvanian castles is the famous Corvin Castle.

The castle built in the Gothic style is underlined by tall towers decorated with dragons carved in stone, seemingly taken out of a fantasy novel. Also known as the Hunyadi 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 stopped the Ottoman invasions in Europe. 

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

 

Dinner: At your expense
Evening: You have the freedom to spend the rest of your evening as you wish

Sibiu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

Day 4: Sibiu - Curtea de Arges monastery - Bucharest

 

Your fourth and final day starts at 09:00 AM with a tour of Sibiu, a city that simply cannot be excluded from a tour of Romania. Sibiu's characteristics resemble those of a medieval German 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.

 

*From July to November the route to Curtea de Arges Monastery will be on Transfagarasan highway. From November to July the road is closed and we use a different route to the monastery.*

 

Lunch: At your expense

 

Your next stop is at Curtea de Arges, where will visit one of the most beautiful Orthodox Churches in Romania and the Necropolis our Royal Family.

 

You will reach Bucharest at night, and your Transylvania Castels Tour will come to an end.

 

Dinner: At your expense

Accommodation: Not included. You can ask for an extension

What's included

  •   Hotel pick-up and drop off
  •   Accommodation for 3 nights in centrally located hotels - best available in town
  •   Professional English-speaking tour guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary (Peles Caslte, Bran Casle, the Black Church, Rupea fortress, Viscri church, Sighisoara, Biertan church, Alba Carolina, Corvin Caslte, Curtea de Arges monastery)
  •   One lunch with traditional romanian products 
  •   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.

Hotels

Bella Muzica Hotel
Location: Brasov
Facilities: Wifi, Restaurant, 24/7 reception.
Description:

It sounds like a whole story, forgotten, parade in all senses. Centuries of stories, thousands thoughts, hundred of memories, Invaded all together.

Mercure Hotel
Location: Sighisoara
Facilities: Wifi, Wheelchair accessible, bar, 24/7 reception, meeting rooms
Description:

The team of Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi Hotel and Spa wishes you a warm welcome! -Enjoy our central location to discover the city, the wonderful Citadel of Sighisoara , Clock tour and history museum.

Continental Forum
Location: Sibiu
Facilities: Wifi, Concierge, Electric car charging station, safe.
Description:

The Continental Forum Sibiu Hotel is a 4 star hotel in Sibiu that marked the end of the medieval inn era and the early modern hotel industry. The building, which is a silent witness to the city history had more than 5 names over time: “La Bila Aurie” or “Bulevard”, “Habermann”, “Europe” and “Continental Forum”.

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

    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: