2-Day Glimpse of Transylvania Private Tour
Discover major Romanian attractions and the unspoilt beauty of Transylvania in 2 days, with your personal guide and in the comfort of a private car. We will first be heading to the Carpathian Mountains, two hours north of Bucharest, to visit two of the world’s most beautiful castles, before traveling to the heart of Transylvania, a land of cultural richness and natural beauty. Step back in time in Viscri, a village preserved intact, situated in one of the most solitary regions in southern Transylvania. Visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scroll down for the full description of the tour.
Tour type: culture, heritage, rural, historical
Peles Castle – essential Romanian landmark, emblematic of the Romanian royalty, regarded as one of the most beautiful 19th century European royal residences
Bran Castle – famous due to its connection with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but fascinating for what it truly is, a genuine medieval citadel, evocative of turbulent history of Transylvania
Sighisoara – one of the last inhabited medieval towns in Eastern Europe; the old citadel is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Viscri – old Saxon settlement in southern Transylvania, providing a rare image of the past; both the village and its fortified Church are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Brasov – charming medieval historical center; Brasov has been one of the largest and most popular cities in Transylvania
Duration 2 days/1 night
Prices 580 EUR/tour/1-4 people
Activity level medium physical demands – please consider that the visit of Bran Castle, and medieval citadel towers in Sighisoara and Viscri, involve climbing quite a number of stairs!
– tour guide fee & expenses
– transport by personal car, a 2014 Volkswagen Golf air conditioned (for up to 4 persons)
– all parking fees and fuel
– traveler accommodation for 1 night at hotel in Sighisoara is not included; consider an additional cost of 65 EUR/double room/night at good 3*-4* hotel; I will make the hotel reservation for you, and you will have to do the payment, directly at the hotel, when you check in. Please notice: I don’t get paid commission from hotels. I choose the best hotels in very good locations, based on my experience. The preferred hotels in Sighisoara are Central Park 4*, Casa Georgius Krauss 4* or similar.
– admission fees, approx. 90 Lei/person, equivalent of 20 EUR/person; reduced tickets available at Peles Castle and Bran Castle for seniors age 65+ and students with proper ID
– cost of photo fees at Peles Castle and museum in Sighisoara (optional)
– all food & drink you choose to buy
Meet up location at your hotel or location in Bucharest, at the agreed time
End location at your hotel or place of choice, in Bucharest or Brasov
Day 1 Bucuresti – Sinaia – Bran – Sighisoara
Set off in the morning to Sinaia, popular mountain resort in the Carpathian Mountains 2 hours north of Bucharest, to visit Peles Castle, emblematic of the Romanian Royal family, considered one of the world’s most beautiful castles. Cross the mountains into Transylvania to Bran Castle, the 14th century fortress famous due to the story of Dracula. Explore the twisting passages and staircases of the castle and learn about the true Prince Dracula, the myth and the reality. After lunch in Bran we journey through the beautiful undulating hills and plains of southern Transylvania to Sighisoara, where we spend the night. (total driving distance 330 km)
Day 2 Sighisoara – Viscri – Brasov – return to Bucharest
After breakfast, tour of Sighisoara, enjoy the cobblestone streets and climb the steps of the Clock Tower for fantastic views over the city and surrounding area. Then, short drive to the secluded village of Viscri, set amid gentle rolling hills, where you take a step back in time. Enjoy a truly authentic rural experience, century old houses and unspoilt historical landscape. Prince Charles was charmed and bought himself a vacation house in Viscri, having been a regular visitor since his first visit in 1998. Visit of the Fortified Church. Tour continues to the city of Brasov, where we stop for lunch and a stroll around the main square and pedestrian streets of the old medieval town. Return to Bucharest. (total driving distance 330 km)