Transylvania is a melting pot of cultural and historical heritages: Romanian, German, and Hungarian. This region is fascinating by its unique mix of cities, traditions, crafts, and lifestyles. Not to mention the beautiful natural landscapes, such as gorges carved by whirling rivers, high plateaus sprinkled with sheep and cows that will provide you milk or other natural products, hills caressed by the gentle sun and so on.
Bucharest – Sinaia – Busteni – Brasov – Sighisoara – Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia – Sibiu – Bucharest
Day 1: Bucharest
Welcome to Romania! Your guide will meet you at Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport and transfer you to Bucharest. A short sightseeing tour and accommodation at a 4* hotel.
Day 2: Bucharest
Good morning! This day is about Bucharest’s main accessible attractions: Palace of the Parliament, University of Bucharest, Revolution Square, Victoriei Palace and Victoriei Square, the Village Museum. Accommodation at a 4* hotel.
Day 3: Bucharest – Sinaia – Busteni – Brasov
After breakfast, pack your bags: Transylvania, here we come! First: a wonderful visit at Peles Castle in Sinaia and then a short stop at Cantacuzino Castle. We will end the day in Brasov, also known as Crown City. Truly a royal day, right? Accommodation at a 5* hotel in Brasov.
Day 4: Brasov
Today you will discover the charming and picturesque town of Brasov, with its tasty food, nice local people, and rich history. Next on our itinerary is a visit to the famous Bran Castle aka Dracula`s Castle (who didn`t hear about Count Dracula and his spooky home in Transylvania?). Built as a medieval fortress is not an accessible castle however, disabled people can visit the interior courtyard and the garden at the foothill. Accommodation in Brasov.
Day 5: Brasov – Sighisoara – Cluj Napoca
Don’t skip breakfast as a long and exciting day is in front of us. First stop is in Sighisoara, the only inhabited medieval citadel in this part of Europe and an UNESCO heritage site. Beautiful road trip, beautiful landscapes, beautiful people! Accommodation at 4* hotel in Cluj Napoca.
Day 6: Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia – Sibiu
Time to discover Cluj Napoca, the second largest city in Romania after Bucharest and European Youth Capital in 2015. Some say it is the heart and soul of Transylvania; let us take you on a city tour and see if it true or not. Next stop: Alba Iulia where we will visit the Alba Carolina Citadel – a fine example of a Vauban fortress, the Roman ruins, and the medieval fortifications. You will adore this quaint town that played such a huge role in our history after the proclamation of the Great Union in 1918. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Sibiu.
Day 7: Sibiu
After breakfast, your guide will take you through the old center of Sibiu to discover the beautiful multicultural heritage – Brukenthal Museum, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral, the Hungarian Catholic Church, the Synagogue or the open air Astra Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Sibiu.
Day 8: Sibiu – Olt Valley – Bucharest
Good morning! After breakfast, we start our drive back to Bucharest crossing the mountains on the beautiful Olt Valley. A short stop at the more than 600 years old Cozia Monastery will recharge your battery. Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Bucharest.
Day 9: Farewell
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.
Accommodations & meals:
- 8 nights accommodation in cozy hotels
- Breakfast in every location
- Airport transfers
- Air conditioning accessible bus during the entire tour
- Parking and road taxes
- Entrance fees in all attractions that we stop by
- English speaking tour guide
- English speaking local guide when specified