6 days / 5 nights
Romania: Bucharest and Southern Transylvania
Tour ID: P1047
Transfer from Bucharest airport/ train station to your well-located hotel.
Time permitting: walking tour of Bucharest Old Town
Optional: Dinner at one of the traditional Romanian restaurants.
Overnight in Bucharest in 3* hotel.
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 18 km - Airport to centrally located hotel
Approx. travel time: 45 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Bucharest landmarks, city life.
Bucharest -- Curtea de Arges -- Sibiu
After breakfast, departure to Sibiu, via Curtea de Arges.
Curtea de Arges/ Monastery Curtea de Arges,
a stunning place of 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.
Overnight in Sibiu in 3* hotel.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 350 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), Carpathian Mts. vistas.
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).
~ Medias / town which offers fine examples of medieval town planning / architecture
~ Biertan / Biertan fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
~ Sighisoara - medieval citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walking tour of Sighisoara.
Overnight in Sighisoara in 3* hotel.
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.
Sighisoara -- Viscri -- Rupea -- Brasov
After breakfast, travel from Sighisoara to Brasov.
~ Viscri - beautiful Saxon village, 40 minutes south of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
~ Rupea fortress - a medieval fortress built in the form of a spiral
~ Sightseeing in Brasov - a city that will not leave you indifferent
Overnight in Brasov in 3* hotel.
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 150 km
Approx. travel time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania,
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Brasov -- Bran -- Sinaia -- Bucharest
Travel from Brasov to Bucharest, crossing the southern Carpathian Mountains.
Stops / visits:
~ 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.
Arrival in Bucharest, sightseeing tour.
Overnight in Bucharest in 3* hotel.
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.
Bucharest -- Airport OTP
Depending of the time of your flight, transfer from your hotel in Bucharest to the airport Otopeni
Tour type : private tour by AC car/minivan
Operating days: Monday – Sunday
Departure point : Pickup & Drop-off from OTP (Bucharest) airport
Language: English (other languages available on request)
Romania: Bucharest and Southern Transylvania tour - Highlights
~ Private tour for a more personal and intimate experience
~ 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
~ Enjoy the view of the great Carpathians, on one of the peaks of which is perched Poienari castle
~ Visit the stunning monastery Curtea de Arges
~ Discover Sibiu - considered the most beautiful town in Romania
~ Explore the impressive fortified churches of Biertan
~ Explore the medieval city of Sighisoara, UNESCO Heritage and the most well-preserved inhabited citadel in Europe
~ Discover Viscri - the little village that made Prince Charles fall in love with Transylvania
~ Visit the famous Bran castle - known as Dracula castle - in Transylvania
~ Explore and spend a night in the beautiful city of Brasov in Transylvania
~ Visit Peles Castle - one of the most beautiful castles in Europe
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 other tourist program
~ The tour includes accommodation for 5 nights in 3-star hotels, a good standard within the Romanian hotel rating system. However, if you want, we can upgrade you to a 4-star or 5-star hotel for an additional fee
~ Please note that the visits' order during the trip can vary depending on the weather, traffic conditions, and the visiting program switch from summer to winter
Availability: this tour is available year-round, but not every day (please contact us for a valid date)
Tour price (depends on people's number in the group, the price below is calculated for a group of 10-12 pax):
~ 550.00 Euros/ person sharing a double room
~ 650.00 Euros/ person in single room (single room supplement: 100.00 Euros)
~ Transport by private AC car/minivan
~ Pickup & drop-off at your address/airport OTP
~ English Speaking Tour Guide
~ Accommodation with breakfast for 5 nights, included in double room at 3* hotels according to the program
~ Entrance fees
~ Lunch & dinner
~ Photo fees at the museums