Come along on the Magic Transylvania 4 Day Private Tour for a comprehensive exploration of this beautiful region of Romania.

Admire Typical Transylvanian cities: the medieval city of Brasov - "City of the Crown," Sighisoara - one of the best-preserved medieval citadels in Europe and the only one still inhabited (UNESCO Heritage), and Sibiu - considered by Forbes as one most idyllic city to live.  Visit Alba Iulia - Apulum or "The City Of Gold," a precious symbol of Romania as it was where the Great Unification took place almost 100 years ago.

Peles Castle (the summer Royal residence), Cantacuzino Castle and Bran (Dracula's) Castle are other exciting attractions you will have the chance to visit on this tour.

The tour price includes three nights accommodations - in a double room with breakfast included - in 3-star lodging in Sighisoara, Alba Julia and Sibiu.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Per Person, Minimum 2 Per Order):
$710.73

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Tour / Activity Details

4 days
8:00 am - Tuesday through Sunday (Early January through Mid December)

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

All persons traveling to and from Romania are advised to check for possible restrictions before booking or going on a trip, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in their attempt to limit and control the spread of COVID-19.

Currently in Romania, the wearing of face masks or coverings is required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

 

Important Notes

  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from September to March. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. When Peles is closed, the tour will visit Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni.
  • The order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather, traffic and the operational differences switching from summer to winter season.

 

Included

  • Roundtrip transport by private car or minibus with Bucharest hotel pick up
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Three nights accommodations with breakfast in 3-star lodging in Sighisoara, Alba Julia and Sibiu

 

Not Included

  • Meals other than breakfasts starting on day 2
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel extras

 

Itinerary

DAY 1:  BUCHAREST - SINAIA - BRASOV - SIGHISOARA

After hotel pickup, depart from Bucharest to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort in the Carpathians. First you will visit the oldest monastery in town. The religious complex comprises the old Church, built at the end of the 17th century and the new one built in the first years of the 20th century. Further on, you will visit Peles Castle, built by the first king of Romania in the second half of the 19th century. Nowadays it is the most visited castle in Romania, a place you should not miss. It is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. In 2015, it was chosen as the most stunning castle in the world by Global Traveler USA. Next, depart from Sinaia to Brasov, also known by its German name "Kronstadt" (meaning "City of the Crown"). You will be impressed by the over 500-year-old local architecture, the incredible views of the surrounding mountain, the Black Church, emblematic of Brasov and the largest Gothic Church in Eastern Europe, Saint Nicholas Church, the First Romanian School, the Rope Street (one of the narrowest streets in Europe) and Saint Catherine's Gate.

Next, we go to Sighisoara to visit its medieval citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting one of the best-preserved medieval fortifications and the only one still inhabited in Europe. The imposing Clock Tower is the fortress's central landmark, thanks to the majestic view of the entire citadel from the tower's top. Other points of interest would be the Covered Staircase, the Church on the Hill and Dracula's (Vlad the Impaler's) birth house. Overnight at your accommodation in Sighisoara.

DAY 2:  SIGHISOARA - TURDA - ALBA JULIA

Enjoy breakfast (included in tour price) at the hotel and then leave behind Sighisoara, heading to the city of Turda to visit its salt mine. The Turda Salt Mine is one of the oldest in the world. It was dug during medieval times for salt exploitation, with the first documented reference of the mine dating all the way back to 1271. The mine comprises an assembly of beautiful rooms and mine galleries, including The Iosif mine: famous for having a powerful sound echo, Crivac room: where visitors can see a rudimentary installation used for lifting salt rocks on the surface initially installed in 1864, Terezia mine: featuring halls of impressive measurements - 90m height and 87m in diameter, Rudolph mine: which marks the last place where salt was exploited in Turda, and Gizela mine: that currently serves the work of health treatment solely. The mine's underground gallery is a geological reserve and tourists have no access to this area.

After the salt mine visit, you'll set off to the city of Alba Iulia. It has a long history, dating back to the time of the Dacian tribe, who built its first fortress. The Romans conquered the area in 106, building a fort known as Apulum. The present shape dates back to the first part of the 18th century when the Hapsburgs built one of the best Vauban citadels in this area. Alba Iulia hosted some of the most significant events in Romanian history. It is the place where the agreement was signed to unify Transylvania with Romania on December 1, 1918. That date became the National Day of Romania. Four years later, King Ferdinand and Queen Maria were crowned at the Orthodox Cathedral. Overnight in Alba Iulia at a 3-star accommodation.

DAY 3:  ALBA JULIA - HUNEDOARA - SIBIU

Breakfast  is included at the hotel before departure to the city of Hunedoara to visit Transylvania’s Gothic masterpiece, one of the most impressive Gothic castles of Eastern and Central Europe, which has been the site of several movies and film festivals, Corvin Castle (also known as Hunyadi castle). While visiting, you’ll get to see:

  • The castle interior with the Golden Chamber
  • The prison of the castle where it is believed that Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned
  • The knights’ hall
  • The interior courtyard
  • The Capistrano Tower
  • The Painted Tower
  • The Catholic Church

After the castle visit, depart to Sibiu. Once in the city, you will have a walking tour in the Old Town area. The medieval citadel of Hermannstadt was also one of those seven German cities in Transylvania. During the walking tour, you will discover the atmosphere of a medieval town by visiting the two town squares (Large and Small), and most importantly, ladies, test the faith of your beloved while standing beneath the Liars' Bridge - without a doubt one of the most famous monuments in Sibiu. Overnight in Sibiu at a 3-star accommodation.

DAY 4:  SIBIU - COZIA - BUCHAREST

One more included breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the tour sets off for the Cozia Monastery. Built in 1388 as a typical Byzantine church, it shelters the tomb of the founder, Mircea the Elder, ruler of Wallachia between 1386 and 1418. Next, a drive takes you to the monastery of Curtea de Arges. Built between 1512 and 1517, the monastery was renovated later during the reign of Carol I in 1886. This monastery impresses through its outstanding architecture. The exterior walls boast unique stone embroideries. Inside there are buried the founder, Neagoe Basarab, and the first two Romanian royal couples.

The tour ends upon arrival back in Bucharest.

 

Additional Benefits Available

  • 10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru' cu bere, Hanu' lui Manuc, Pescarus
  • 30% discount at Museum of Senses
  • 15% discount at Kitsch Museum

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 persons per order.  Tour includes Bucharest hotel pick up.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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