Fairytale castles of Transylvania

Transylvania or the “Land behind the forests” is located in the Heart of Europe and preserves some of the most beautiful medieval towns in Eastern Europe. The tour “Fairytale castles of Transylvania” takes you to the idyllic towns of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov, to the famous fortified Saxon church Viscri and to the Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy the local cuisine, the folk shows and the Transylvanian hospitality!

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$2,454

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    What's excluded :
    • Other meals than included
    • Flights
    • Drinks
    • Tips

  • Day 1: Bucharest – the „Little Paris of the East”

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Welcome to Romania! Greets you the local guide at the international airport Otopeni. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in. In the afternoon enjoy a three hours sightseeing tour in Bucharest. The city has been settled in the 15th century and served as princely residence for the famous count Dracula. During the sightseeing tour you will discover the most important highlights such as the Palace of the Parliament, the largest building in the World after the Pentagon, the Unification Square with the Patriarchal Church, the University Square, the Roman Square, the Victory Square, the Arch of Triumph and the Revolution Square. In the evening take a stroll in the medieval old town and learn more about the history of the Romanian capital city. Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in the historic restaurant “Caru cu Bere” and an outstanding dance show.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 2: Champagne and Royalty

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    The tour continues to Transylvania. Enjoy a scenic ride along the Prahova Valley and stop in Sinaia, the finest alpine town in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains and once home of Romania’s first King, Carol I. Here is where you will find the Peles Castle, a superb royal residence built above acres of green meadows, deep inside the forest. Built in German Renaissance style, the Peles Castle is probably the most beautiful castle in Eastern Europe. Next to the castle you will visit the Sinaia Monastery , which was built at the end of the 19th century and it is home for more than 20 monks. Inside the monastery’s museum you will see the first translation of the Bible into Romanian in the Cyrillic alphabet. In the next town you will enjoy some of the best sparkling wines, directly in the Royal Cellar from Azuga. Scenic coach ride towards Brasov. Dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Town.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 3: Transylvanian fortresses

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    This morning you will discover the medieval town Brasov, which was founded by the Germans in the 12th century. Brasov’s highlight is the Black Church, the largest gothic building of its kind between Istanbul and Vienna. At noon you travel to Rasnov where you will find the fortress that has protected the town against the Otoman invasions. Perched high up on a hill, the fortress from the 13th century stands out from the horizon of the area, as well as the Hollywood-like sign of the town’s name. Your next stop will be in the small village Bran, where you will visit the fairytale like Dracula Castle. The castle was built by the Saxons from Brasov at the end of the 14th century and served as customs between Wallachia and Transylvania. The legend says that Dracula lived here but the history mentioned the royal family spending its summers inside the medieval castle. Legend or truth can be found out only during the inside tour. Overnight in Brasov.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 4: Transylvanian countryside and UNESCO heritage

    Stop At: Sighisoara, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    After breakfast you head yourself towards north, along the small Saxon villages with century-old churches and fortifications. Your first stop is the village Viscri, which dates back to the 14th century and where the Prince of Wales owns a traditional Saxon house. Here you will visit the fortified church Deutschweisskirch which was listed in 1993 as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You are invited at one of the local’s home, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch with homemade brandy and wine. In the afternoon you reach Sighisoaram, the medieval citadel, where Vlad the Impaler (count Dracula) took his first steps. The town was settled by the Saxons in the 13th century. This delightful town still preserves the medieval atmosphere, its 14th century wall, towers and bastions. Enjoy a pleasant walking tour inside the citadel , which is on UNESCO World Heritage list, and visit the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and the birth house of count Dracula. Check-in and overnight in Sighisoara.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 5: Western Transylvanian culture

    Stop At: Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Today you will visit the city of Alba Iulia, the memorable place of the Great Union of Romania. Here you will visit the impressive Orthodox Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the oldest standing cathedral in Romania. Most importantly, you will take a tour of the Habsburgic citadel, also known as Alba Carolina Citadel, in the time of the Roman occupation.The fairytale Hunyadi Castle, once the residence of the Hungarian kings, is the star of this day. You will feel indeed in a fairytale when you admire the oriel, the towers and the balconies. The castle is like a gate to travel back in time. It is a place where legends turn to life. The day ends with a visit in Sibiel, a village near Sibiu. See the Museum of Icons on Glass, which houses a huge collection of glass icons, painted by Romanian peasants. Arrive at a peasant family. There you are welcomed with bread and salt. Further on, you enjoy a traditional meal with Romanian wines and schnapps. Overnight in Sibiu.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 6: Sibiu - 2007 European Cultural Capital / 2019 European Gastronomy Region

    Stop At: Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Sibiu is probably the most beautiful town of Transylvania. Settled by the Germans back in the 12th century, the town preserves a wonderful medieval cobblestoned centre with hundreds of historic monuments. Discover today the heart of Sibiu and its three interlocking squares: the Grand Square, the Small Square and the Huet Square. Visit the Brukenthal Museum at the Grand Square, which houses the finest art museum in Romania. Right next to it you will see the Catholic Church and the City Hall. The walking tour takes you further to the Liars’Bridge, the first iron bridge in Transylvania, and to the Evangelical Church, the town’s landmark. As you leave the city embark on a trip on the „Best road in the World – Top Gear”. This mountain road crosses the Carpathian Mountains and offers spectacular views (open from July to October). In the evening you reach Bucharest.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4* centrally located hotel

    Day 7: Departure

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Enjoy some free time at leisure, go shopping or explore the old town on your way until the departure time. Transfer to the airport and farewell from the guide.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by World Synergy Travel - Incoming Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-106800P6

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