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  1. Romania
  2. Bucharest
  3. Peleș Castle

3-Day Medieval Transylvania Package Tour

Product ID: 20025
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Discover some of the most important citadels and castles of Transylvania on a 3-day sightseeing tour of Sibiu, Brasov, Sinaia and more. Visit Dracula’s Castle, and discover the architectural wonders of Saxon settlers.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Bucharest
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Moorish Monastery of Curtea de Argeș
  • Discover one of the most important monuments of national medieval art in Romania at Cozia Monastery
  • Stroll down the medieval streets of Sibiu, former capital of the Principality of Transylvania
  • See one of the most important Saxon villages of fortified churches in Transylvania at Biertan
  • Wander around the medieval citadel of Sighișoara
  • Go to"Dracula's Castle" in Brasov
  • Explore the mountain resort of Sinaia in the Prahova River valley
  • Visit Sinaia Monastery, built by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino and inspired by his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai
  • Taste traditional Romanian and Transylvanina fare throughout your tour
Full description
Explore some of the most important sites in the legendary Transylvania region of Romania on a 3-day package tour from Bucharest. With bed and breakfast accommodation in a 3-star hotel, you will explore the city of Sibiu, once ranked by Forbes Magazine as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live.” Visit medieval castles and monasteries, and explore the fable of Count Dracula.

Day 1:
Depart from Bucharest and visit the Moorish Monastery of Curtea de Argeș, built by the ruler of Wallachia, Prince Neagoe Basarab, in 1514. Continue to the small Cozia Monastery to discover one of the most important monuments of national medieval art in Romania.

After a break for lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant, drive through the stunning Translyvanian landscape to Sibiu, historic capital of the Principality of Transylvania. The former German medieval citadel, with documentation dating back to 1191, is one of the most beautiful towns in Romania, with many historic buildings that you will explore on a walking tour of the Old Town.

In the evening, enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner, with overnight accommodation in Sibiu town center.

Day 2:
After breakfast, depart Sibiu for the Biertan commune, where you will tour one of the most important Saxon villages of fortified churches in Transylvania, including the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built between 1490 and 1524.

Continue to the medieval citadel of Sighișoara, which dates back to 1280 and is home to the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated. During a walking tour, visit the city’s landmark Clock Tower for panoramic views across the ancient houses.

After lunch, head to Brasov, surrounded by the Southern Carpathians. The first documented evidence of the medieval citadel dates back to 1235. Birthplace of the Romanian national anthem – and briefly renamed “Stalin City” during the Communist era – Brasov boasts beautiful Gothic churches, medieval buildings, and the narrowest street in Romania, which you will explore on a guided walking tour.

Day 3:
Following an overnight stay in Brasov, start your day at the city’s Black Church, built in 1383, and the most important tourist site in Brasov. Then, drive to the legendary Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), perched on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Marked as the home of Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, explore the castle grounds and museum, before a traditional lunch.

Continue your tour at Sinaia, a lovely mountain resort in the Prahova River valley, and visit Peleș Castle, built by the first king of Romania, Carol I. Tour the exquisite Neo-Renaissance building, built between 1875 and 1914, and end your tour of Transylvania’s architectural delights at Sinaia Monastery, founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in the 17th century upon his return from a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai.

After exploring the Old Church and the 19th century Great Church, drive back to Bucharest for the end of your tour.
Includes
  • Transportation by car/minibus
  • Parking and fuel costs
  • English-speaking driver/guide (other languages available on request)
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel (including breakfast)
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• An additional fee of €60 for single travelers needs to be paid in cash to the guide at the beginning of the tour
• Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020
• During the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays
• For Saturday and Sunday departures during February and March 2020, the tour will be done in reverse order
• This tour is not suitable for children under 7
• The Clock Tower in Sighisoara is closed on Mondays
• From March to October as well as December 16 to January 6, at least 4 people are required for this activity to take place
• January 7 to February 29 and November 1 to December 15, 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
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 20025