3 days / 2 nights
Medieval Transylvania Tour
Tour ID: P1080
Join our local guide for the 3-day Medieval Transylvania Tour from Bucharest to unveil the most fascinating attractions of the world-famous region of Transylvania in Romania!
First, discover three of the most astonishing historical cities in Transylvania: Sibiu – often called the most idyllic city in Romania, Sighisoara – host of the best-preserved medieval fortress in Europe (UNESCO Heritage List), and Brasov – famous for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes. Learn about these cities’ tumultuous existence and secular traditions.
Then, visit the largest fortified church in Transylvania in the village of Biertan and explore two breathtaking and also very different in style castles: Bran Castle – more of a mountain citadel famous for the captivating myth of Dracula, and Peles Castle – a fascinating jewel and summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family.
At the same time, this is a great trip for anyone who loves sightseeing, nature and picturesque countryside.
Day 1 / Bucuresti - Curtea de Arges - Cozia - Sibiu
Pickup from your hotel in Bucharest at 08:00 am and departure to the Curtea de Arges monastery – built by the ruler of Wallachia Neagoe Basarab in 1514, representing an outstanding architectural monument of Romania. The tour continues with a brief visit at Cozia Monastery, first built by one of the first rulers of Wallachia, Mircea cel Batran between 1386-1388, and rebuilt later by some other rulers. Lunch will follow this visit in a traditional Romanian restaurant. In the afternoon we head to Sibiu city, which was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name of Hermanstadt. You will enjoy a walking tour of the old town (the historical center of Sibiu). Overnight in Sibiu.
Day 2 / Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov
After breakfast, departure from Sibiu to the Biertan village & visit of the largest fortified church in Transilvania, built between 1490 – 1524 (the fortified church Biertan). Later on, we will continue to the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, having a documentary attestation dating back to 1280, and the old German name of Schassburg, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage). A walking tour of the citadel & visit in The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view) will be followed by a lunch. In the afternoon, we head to Brasov, another medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1235, and the old name Kronstadt (maybe the most important of all German medieval citadels in Transilvania). You will enjoy a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Brasov). Overnight in Brasov.
Day 3 / Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucuresti
After breakfast, visit the Black Church, first built in 1383, the most important tourist attraction in Brasov. Later we head to Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, with a visit followed by a traditional lunch. After lunch, we are going to Sinaia (a beautiful mountain resort) to visit Peles Castle (built by the first king of Romania, Carol the 1st) in an exquisite architectural style starting with 1875, until 1914, to be a summer residence for holidays. The last visit will be at Sinaia Monastery (The Old & The New) followed by driving back to Bucharest.
Departure & Return Location : Your hotel in Bucharest
Operating days : Monday – Saturday
Departure time : 08:00 am
Tour type : Small-group shared tour by AC minibus/car
Language : English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
~ Transport by AC car/minibus with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
~ English speaking tour guide
~ Accommodation with breakfast included at a 3* hotel in Sibiu & Brasov
~ Entrance Fees
~ Meals, other than breakfast
~ Photo fees at some attractions
Medieval Transylvania Tour Highlights
~ Visit Sibiu, enjoy a lovely walking tour on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center
~ Admire Biertan, the biggest fortified church in Transilvania
~ Explore Sighisoara, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage)
~ Enjoy a city tour of Brasov, one of the most important German medieval citadels in Transilvania
~ Visit the world-famous Dracula's Castle in Bran
~ Visit Peles, the former summer residence of the Royal Family and one of the most beautiful castles of 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 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.
~ Please note that the Clock Tower in Sighisoara and Biertan fortified church is closed on Mondays. You may wish to take this into consideration when booking, as both sites are visited on the second day of the trip.
~ For Saturday or Sunday departure the tour will be done in the reverse order because the Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays.
Price : 429 Euros adult, 359 Euros child 7-11
Single room supplement : €60, 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
At least two participants are required for this tour to depart.
Please check available dates by selecting the "Book this Tour" link
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
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