Tour Transylvania and uncover its secrets and traditions
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Holiday TypeMulti-Day Tours
Activity Level Moderate
Transylvania is a region filled with cultural diversity, rich traditions, and significant monuments.
A 3-day tour of Transylvania will introduce you to one of Romania’s most remarkable areas and landmarks, and it will definitely create some stories worth telling.
The first day of your tour will take you to some of the most exquisite areas surrounding Cluj-Napoca, such as the Turda Salt Mine and the Alba Carolina Fortress. You will spend the night in the quaint village of Sibiel, and the second day will help you meet some of the locals and sample some of Romania’s dishes. The rest of the trip will be reserved to discovering the medieval landmarks of Transylvania, such as Dracula’s Castle, Brasov, and Sighisoara. On the last day you will sample some of Romania’s wine at the Jidvei Castle, and then you will head back to Cluj-Napoca, taking with you a small piece of Transylvania’s history.
- Professional English-speaking private tour guide;
- Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary;
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for 2 nights in centrally located hotels;
- Transfer with a modern car/minivan;
- Airport pick-up and drop-off.
- Health & travel insurance;
- Airplane tickets;
- Meals, other than those included in the itinerary;
- Alcoholic beverages, room service, souvenirs, and other personal spendings;
- Photography fees;
- Tips for the tour guide.
Discover the secrets of Transylvania
Our tour begins from the gorgeous Cluj-Napoca, a city renowned for its bohemian cafes, and we will head to Turda, where we will visit one of the most spectacular underground places in the world, Turda Salt Mine.
This mine was used for salt extraction ever since the pre-roman era, but today it has become an underground theme park. This UFO-shaped mine is equipped with a mini-golf course, a bowling field, a Ferris wheel, and a lake where you can enjoy a boat ride. It is the perfect location for a family picnic, and on top of that, it has countless health benefits, especially for the respiratory system.
The next landmark on our list is the Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest and most valuable bastion fortress in South-Eastern Europe. It 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 beautiful architecture, the Alba Carolina Fortress attracts thousands of tourists through its Change of Guard ceremony, which takes place almost daily between May and September.
Our next destination is the quaint village of Sibiel, a place where time stood still, and that is inhabited by less than 500 people. Once there, we will enjoy a carriage ride through the village, and then we will enter the home of a local family, where we will have a delicious dinner prepared with traditional products.
At night, we will reach Sibiu, where we will check in at the hotel.
Overnight in Sibiu.
Experience the local life
On the second day, we will get to discover Transylvania in a more up-close and personal manner. Our first stop is Nucet, where we will meet a family that owns a Micro-Farm and an ecologic garden. Here, we will learn the true meaning of “local living”, and we will get to help with some of the household chores. We will then hop on our bikes and take a ride to a nearby village, where we will explore the old mill where we will taste a delicious bread baked with local ingredients.
We will then drive to Bran Castle, known by many as Dracula’s Castle, built here over 600 years ago. This imposing castle still preserves some of its historic medieval ambiance, and you will have a chance to discover it beyond the popular myth of Dracula.
Our last destination for the day is Brasov, one of Transylvania’s most remarkable cities. Here, we will take a short walking tour, and we will discover some of the landmarks of this medieval city. The Black Church is the largest Gothic church in Transylvania and the largest religious edifice between Vienna and Istanbul. Inside, you will find one of the largest pipe organs in Europe, and you will discover the history behind its name.
Overnight in Brasov.
Explore Medieval Romania
The last day of your tour starts with a trip to Europe’s last inhabited medieval citadel, Sighisoara. We will visit its Clock Tower, which housed the Citadel Council until 1556, and was also used as a holding cell for prisoners sentenced to death. The tower has a height of approximately 64 meters, and today it is home to Sighisoara’s History Museum.
Our next stop is Biertan, one of the first Saxon settlements in Transylvania. Surrounded by quaint streets and vineyards, the medieval complex is made up of the church and its fortification, which was placed on top of a hill, in the heart of the settlement. The church was built between 1486 and 1524 in a Late Gothic style with Renaissance touches.
After a long day, we will head to Jidvei, where we will visit the beautiful Bethlen-Haller Castle (Jidvei Castle). Jidvei is the most important producer of white wines in Romania, and vineyards were present here ever since the Iron Age. Its wine was awarded 4 silver medals at the Japan Wine Challenge in Tokyo, and here we will relish some of the delicious wine varieties.
At night, we will reach Cluj-Napoca, and our tour will come to an end.