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  2. Transylvania
  3. Cluj-Napoca

3-Day Tour of Transylvania from Cluj

Product ID: 139475
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Discover the land of Transylvania in a 3-day tour from Cluj-Napoca. Visit the most important landmarks, meet the locals, and sample the delicious foods and wines produced in this region.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

We will pick you up at the hotel/airport/requested location in Cluj-Napoca.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most beautiful cities and villages of Transylvania
  • Sample a local home-baked bread and a glass of wine
  • Discover the legend of Dracula at Bran Castle
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and a bike ride through the quaint villages
Full description
Day 1 | Discovering Transylvania

The tour starts from Cluj-Napoca, a city renowned for its bohemian atmosphere. Head to the first destination of the day, Turda Salt Mine.

This mine was used for salt extraction ever since the pre-Roman era, but today it has become an underground theme park. This UFO-shaped mine is equipped with a mini-golf course, a bowling field, a Ferris wheel, and a lake where you can enjoy a boat ride. It is the perfect location for a family picnic, and on top of that, it has countless health benefits, especially for the respiratory system.

The next landmark on the list is the Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest and most valuable bastion fortress in South-Eastern Europe. It was built in the early 18th century, as part of a fortification system created by Prince Eugene of Savoy to provide defense for the newly conquered provinces of the Habsburg Empire. Besides its beautiful architecture, the Alba Carolina Fortress attracts thousands of tourists through its Change of Guard ceremony, which takes place almost daily between May and September.

The next destination is the quaint village of Sibiel, a place where time stood still, and that is inhabited by less than 500 people. Once there, enjoy a carriage ride through the village, and then enter the home of a local family, where you will have a delicious dinner prepared with traditional products.

At night reach Sibiu where you will check in at the hotel.

Overnight in Sibiu.
Day 2 | Experiencing the local life

Breakfast.

On the second day, get to discover Transylvania in a more up-close and personal manner. The first stop is Nucet, where you will meet a family that owns a Micro-Farm and an ecologic garden. Here, learn the true meaning of “local living”, and get to help with some of the household chores. Hop on your bikes and take a ride to a nearby village, where you will explore the old mill where you will taste a delicious bread baked with local ingredients.

Drive to Bran Castle, known by many as Dracula’s Castle, built here over 600 years ago. This imposing castle still preserves some of its historic medieval ambiance, and you will have a chance to discover it beyond the popular myth of Dracula.

The last destination for the day is Brasov, one of Transylvania’s most remarkable cities. Here, take a short walking tour, and you will discover some of the landmarks of this medieval city. The Black Church is the largest Gothic church in Transylvania and the largest religious edifice between Vienna and Istanbul. Inside, you will find one of the largest pipe organs in Europe, and you will discover the history behind its name.

Overnight in Brasov.

Day 3 | Back to the Middle Ages

Breakfast.

The last day of your tour starts with a trip to Europe’s last inhabited medieval citadel, Sighisoara. Visit its Clock Tower, which housed the Citadel Council until 1556, and was also used as a holding cell for prisoners sentenced to death. The tower has a height of approximately 64 meters, and today it is home to Sighisoara’s History Museum.

The next stop is Biertan, one of the first Saxon settlements in Transylvania. Surrounded by quaint streets and vineyards, the medieval complex is made up of the church and its fortification, which was placed on top of a hill, in the heart of the settlement. The church was built between 1486 and 1524 in a Late Gothic style with Renaissance touches.

After a long day, head to Jidvei, where you will visit the beautiful Bethlen-Haller Castle (Jidvei Castle). Jidvei is the most important producer of white wines in Romania, and vineyards were present here ever since the Iron Age. Its wine was awarded 4 silver medals at the Japan Wine Challenge in Tokyo, and here you will relish some of the delicious wine varieties.

At night, reach Cluj-Napoca, and your tour will come to an end.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking private tour guide
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation for 2 nights in centrally located hotels
  • Transfer with a modern car/minivan
  • Airport pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Airplane tickets
  • Meals, other than those included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages, room service, souvenirs, and other personal spendings
  • Photography fees
  • Tips for the tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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