2 days / one night

Transylvania Break Tour from Bucharest

Tour ID: P1078

Transylvania and Dracula Castle are some of the most well-known tourist attractions in Romania.
Transylvania Break Tour from Bucharest is a fantastic 2-day adventure into the “land beyond the forest”. Time will fly while you will discover incredible attractions such as the beautiful Peles Royal Castle in Sinaia, the famous Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, or the amazing medieval citadel of Sighisoara.

Day 1 / Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Sighisoara (309 km)

You will meet the tour guide in the morning, in the lobby of your hotel.
Prepare to leave behind the region of Wallachia and step into the legendary land of Transylvania, the country beyond the forest where many myths were born and time still flows slowly for those living here.
On our way, we will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here, you will visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol 1st, and Queen Elizabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (an interesting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King, and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the XIX-th century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator, and central heating).

The next stop is Brasov or Kronstadt (“the city of the crown”) under its German name. Yes, you are now officially in Transylvania! In Brasov, you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center. You will see the Council Square, the Council Tower, the famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in the Eastern part of Europe).

In the evening, head to Sighisoara for dinner and overnight in the medieval citadel. Do not miss a short walk in the citadel and admire the medieval buildings at the light of the lanterns. Prepare to step back in time!

Day 2 / Sighisoara – Viscri – Bran – Bucharest (329 km)

In the morning, after breakfast, you will start the day by having a walking tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Considered one of the best-preserved inhabited medieval citadels in Europe and part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Here time seems to run after other patterns, visitors feel like in a journey back in time when knights and fair ladies used to fall in love before dating, and freedom was the priceless treasure of the community.

The highlights of the citadel are:
~ the house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born,
~ the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures of the city),
~ the Covered Stairs also known as Scholar’s Stairs- this is the time for you to take a deep breath of air, grab a bottle of water and start climbing the no less than 176 stairs,
~ the Church on the hill – the highest point of the citadel, built in the late 15th Century, with a very simplistic decor on the outside and magnificent paintings of the inside who have defied the passing of time.
~ defense Towers – there are a total of 9 defense towers and they are distributed around the citadel to provide a good view of every corner of the city.

After the walking tour of the medieval citadel, you will head to Viscri Village. It is just around a 1-hour drive from Sighisoara and it is one of the most picturesque Saxon villages in Transylvania. Viscri became one of the most important highlights of Transylvania thanks to Prince Charles who helped the community through his foundation “Mihai Eminescu”.

In the afternoon, you will head to Bran and visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to the legend of Dracula. Here you will find out how this legend was born and why Transylvania is until nowadays related to it. Our advice: probably some garlic will be useful during the visit!

Return to Bucharest


Departure & Return Location: Your hotel in Bucharest
Operating days: Tuesday – Sunday
Departure Time - 08:00 am
Tour type: Small-group shared tour by minibus/car
Language: English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)

Price Includes:
~ Transport by car/minibus with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
~ English speaking tour guide
~ 1 night accommodation in double room with breakfast included in a 3* hotel in Sighisoara

Price Excludes:
~ Entrance fees
~ Meals, other than breakfast

Transylvania Break Tour Highlights
~ Small Group Tour for a more personal and intimate experience. A chance to discover the secrets of Transylvania while making new friends.
~ Funny, Friendly, Experienced Guide: Feel welcome, relaxed, and able to enjoy the tour to its fullest. Ask your burning questions and learn from your knowledgeable guide.
~ Visit Peles Castle, the former residence of the Romanian Royal Family and the most visited castle in Romania.
~ Discover the famous Bran castle also known as Dracula’s castle; It is considered that Bram Stocker’s novel was inspired by Bran Castle and Vlad the Impaler, one of the cruelest ruler of the Walachia region of Romania
~ Visit Brasov, a typical Transylvanian city with bohemian cafes, colorful streets, and Gothic style
~ Explore the medieval city of Sighisoara, UNESCO Heritage and the most well-preserved inhabited citadel in Europe
~ Visit Viscri - an amazing traditional village in the heart of Transyvania

Know before you book
~ At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. If you make an online booking for a single traveler, the total amount will be blocked on your card and either charged if we can confirm the tour on your date or rejected if the tour cannot be confirmed for your date.
~ We cannot take children under 7 on our shared tours. We strongly recommend booking a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case. Please call or send us an email.
~ Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from mid-September to April. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead.

At least two participants are required for this tour to depart. 


Please check available dates by selecting the "Book this Tour" link
(right column)
To make a reservation on-line:
~ select “Book this Tour” (right column)
~ select your month/date of travel (using the arrow below the navy band - top)
~ on the bottom of the pop-up calendar click on Departure Time ‘case’
(it becomes navy when you point the mouse on it)
~ instructions for payment will follow

Price :
289 Euros adults, 249 Euros child 7-11
Single room supplement :
€30, mandatory for single travelers and payable to the guide at the start of the tour. We are unable to guarantee that we will find & match a travel companion to share a double room.
Group discounts:
5% for 3 people, 8% for 4 or more people traveling together


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