5 days / 4 nights

Romania: Bucharest and Southern Transylvania

Tour ID: P1047

Day 1   
Arrive in Bucharest

Transfer from Bucharest airport/ train station to your well-located hotel
Optional: Dinner at "Crama Domneasca",
traditional Romanian restaurant located in Bucharest Old Town
Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 22 km (14 miles) - Airport to centrally located hotel

Approx. travel time: 40 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Bucharest landmarks, city life. 

Day 2   
Bucharest  --  Curtea de Arges  --  Ramnicu Valcea  --  Sibiu

After breakfast, departure to Sibiu, via Curtea de Arges.
Stops/ visits:
Curtea de Arges/ Monastery Curtea de Arges,
a stunning place or worship and resting place of Romania's royal family.
In the Middle-Ages, Curtea de Arges was the capital
of Romania's southern historical province: Walachia.
Visit to the ruins of Poenari Fortress
(this is a 'must-do' - 60 km/ 38 miles - detour for Dracula Fans).
Continue to Sibiu, via Olt river valley 
or via the TransFagarasan scenic road (open: July through October).
Sightseeing in Sibiu,
one of the oldest towns in Transylvania, founded by Saxon colonists.
Dinner & overnight in Sibiu.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 348 km (218 miles)

Approx. travel time: 5 hours and 35 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture,
rural Walachia (southern Romania), UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Day 3
Sibiu  --  Medias  --  Biertan  --  Sighisoara
After the breakfast, departure to Sighisoara,
one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. 
Sighisoara is, also, the birthplace of prince Vlad Tepes ("the Impaler"),
the Romanian prince who has inspired the fictional character Count Dracula
in the novel "Dracula". 
In mid-1400s Vlad ruled the historic province of Walachia (Southern Romania).
Stops/ visits:
Medias / town which offers fine examples of medieval town planning / architecture
Biertan / the fortified Church
Sighisoara - medieval citadel,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walking tour of Sighisoara.
Dinner and overnight in Sighisoara.
Day 3 in brief
Distance traveled:  120 km (75 miles)

Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: 
historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania. 

Day 4   
Sighisoara  --  Crit  --  Rupea  --  Brasov
After breakfast,
travel from Sighisoara to Brasov.
Stops/ visits:
~ Crit - beautiful Transylvanian village, 30 minutes south of Sighisoara
~ Rupea fortress
~ Optional: Harman and/ or Prejmer fortified churches.
Sightseeing in Brasov.  
Overnight in Brasov.
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 150 km (96 miles)

Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 30 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania,
UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Day 5   
Brasov  --  Rasnov  --  Bran  --  Sinaia  --  Bucharest
Travel from Brasov to Bucharest,
crossing the southern Carpathian Mountains.
Stops / visits:
~ Ranov Fortress,
~ Bran / Bran (Dracula's) Castle,
~ Sinaia / Peles Castle, one of the most spectacular in Europe;
from 1880s to 1947, Peles castle was the summer residence of Romania's Royal family.
Continue to Bucharest.
Sightseeing in Bucharest
Overnight in Bucharest
Day 5 in brief
Distance traveled: 215 km (138 miles)

Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 35 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture/ fortifications,
Bran and Peles castles. 

Paralela 45 Hotel Collection:

Grand Continental (five-star)
K+K Elisabeta Old Town (four-star)
Novotel City Centre (four-star)
Rin Central (four-star)

Golden Tulip Ana Tower (four-star)

Fronius Residence
Hotel Sighisoara (three-star)

Bella Musica (three-star)


from 198 Euros/ person sharing a double room
Single room supplement: 89 Euros.

~ airport transfers,
~ domestic transportation with car, minibus or coach,
~ private guide,
~ four-nights accommodation in four-star hotels,
~ museum admittance fees.