2-day getaway to Transylvania from Bucharest
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Holiday TypeMulti-Day Tours
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Explore the most important cities of Transylvania in a 2-day trip from Bucharest. You will visit the stunning Peles and Bran Castles, as well as the cities of Brasov, Sighisoara, and Sibiu. On your way to Bucharest, you will also discover Romania’s “Highway to Heaven”, Transfagarasan.
- Entrance fees;
- Accommodation for 1 night with Breakfast in central located hotel;
- Private English-speaking guide;
- Private transport with a modern and well-equipped car, mini-bus or coach;
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Airplane tickets;
- Meals, other than those mentioned in the itinerary;
- Alcoholic beverages;
- Photography fees;
- Tips for the tour guide;
- Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc.
Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Sighisoara
We will depart early from Bucharest, leaving “Little Paris” behind. Bucharest received this nickname sometime between 1900 and 1930 when it was considered one of the most beautiful and modern cities of Europe. We will head north, where we will visit one of the most stunning castles in Romania.
Our first stop is in Sinaia, where we will visit Peles Castle, built between 1873 and 1914. Initially the residence of the Romanian Royal Family, Peles Castle is today home to the Peles National Museum. This is one of the most important historic constructions in Romania, being unique through its historic and artistic value, and it is one of the most important monuments of its kind in 19th century Europe.
We will then discover the legends of Dracula with a tour of Bran Castle. Although there is no known connection between the castle and the infamous Vlad the Impaler, Bran Castle is oftentimes associated with him.
The “Castle of Dracula” was initially built as a fortress by the Teutonic Knights in 1212. Known under the name of Dietrichstein, it was conquered by Saxons at the end of the 18th century in order to protect the city of Brasov, which was at the time an important commercial center.
After lunch, we will visit the historic center of Brasov.
The main symbol of the city, The Black Church, is only a few minutes away from the Council Square. This is the patriarchal church of the Romanian Evangelical Church, and it is one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in the country. The church was partially destroyed by a fire in 1689, hence its name.
In the evening we will reach Sighisoara.
Overnight in Sighisoara.
Sighisoara – Sibiu – Bucharest
After breakfast, we will go and discover Sighisoara, the only medieval citadel in Romania that is still inhabited. In Sighisoara we will visit the famous Clock Tower, which has a height of 64 meters and is surrounded by four massive walls, spreads over 4 floors. From the balcony of the tower, you can enjoy an amazing birds-eye view over Sighisoara.
You will then reach Sibiu, one of the most important and well-developed Transylvanian cities. Sibiu is one of the main centers of Saxon colonists that settled in the area, and it served as the capital of Transylvania between 1692 – 1791 and 1849 – 1865.
Our city tour of Sibiu will start in its most important square, where you will visit the Brukenthal Museum, the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the Huet Square with its Evangelical Church.
On our way to Bucharest, if the weather allows it, we will pass the mountains through one of the most spectacular roads in the world, Transfagarasan.
At night we will reach Bucharest, where your getaway in Transylvania will come to an end.