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Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

1. Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

Drive across Transylvania towards the city of Sighisoara. Here, admire the beautiful medieval cityscape in Romania. Visit the clock tower, giving you an insight in the city's history with an impressive view of the citadel, the former defensive towers and walls of the city. Admire the birthplace of the Walachian leader Vlad Dracul, who would later become known as Count Dracula. Discover his house of birth, and sample a shot of Romanian schnapps. In the afternoon, drive to Bran Castle, an impressive fortification and residence of the Romanian family. The castle is also known as Dracula's Castle. In the late afternoon, go back to Cluj-Napoca.

Day Trip to Sighisoara Rupea Fortress Viscri from Brasov

2. Day Trip to Sighisoara Rupea Fortress Viscri from Brasov

Discover Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its medieval fortress, which is still inhabited to this day. Learn about the fortress’ history, from its construction in 1280 to the history of the site it was built upon. View the former Saxon settlement and its famously well preserved walled Old Town, which earned Sighisoara its distinction as a UNESCO site. Experience the beauty of Rupea Fortress, recently restored in 2014 and originally built by the Saxons and first documented in the 1300s. Learn about the history of the surrounding site, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania, where signs of human settlement date back to 5500 BC - 3500 BC. Travel to Viscri (Deustchweisskirch), known throughout Europe because Prince Charles purchased a house in the village in 1996. Visit the village, which attracts 15,000 tourists annually and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in Viscri’s beautiful sights while learning about its history as a former Saxon village. See the famous Viscri fortified church, originally built in 1100.

Bucharest: Transfagarasan and Transalpina Highway 4-Day Tour

3. Bucharest: Transfagarasan and Transalpina Highway 4-Day Tour

Day 1 Depart from Bucharest in the morning and we will stop for a rest at Hurezi Monastery. Since we are facing a challenging road, we will spend the night in the beautiful Ranca mountain resort, located on Transalpina Highway. Overnight at Ranca Resort Day 2 After breakfast we will venture on the fabulous Transalpina Highway. We will go across the road located at the highest altitude in the Carpathian Mountains. On our way from Transalpina to Sibiu we will pass through beautiful mountain villages: Jina, where we visit a genuine sheep station, and Sibiel Village with the Glass Icon Museum. In the evening, we will reach Sibiu, the most beautiful city in Romania. Overnight in Sibiu Day 3 Today, we will have a day trip out of Sibiu and visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will discover rural Transylvania as well by visiting Biertan Saxon Village with the Fortified Church, a 500 years old church. Time for a delicious home-cooked lunch and a great opportunity to meet the locals. In the afternoon, we get back to Sibiu. Overnight in Sibiu Day 4 Time for another adventure: driving back to Bucharest on the famous Transfagarasan Highway. You will see Poenari Fortress as well, which was one of the strongholds of Vlad The Impaler. Another stop will be at Curtea de Arges Orthodox Monastery, the burial place for our monarchs. In the afternoon, we arrive in Bucharest.

Bucharest: Medieval Transylvania & Danube Delta 5-Day Tour

4. Bucharest: Medieval Transylvania & Danube Delta 5-Day Tour

Day 1 Starting off in Bucharest, you will follow the scenic Olt Valley all the way to the Saxon town of Sibiu. From the quaint alleys to the colourful houses and the still ambiance, Sibiu will surely crawl its way into your heart. You will have the afternoon to explore the historical centre with the interlinked two main squares, the impressive churches and towers on a walking tour, and learn all about its history and influences. Overnight in Sibiu Day 2 Travelling through the countryside, you will stop in Biertan Saxon Village for a visit of its 500-year-old Fortified Church. Then, you will arrive in the delightful Sighisoara. One of the last inhabited citadels, Sighisoara is also Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace. On the walking tour around its narrow alleyways you will learn all about what’s real and what is not about the legend of Dracula. Travelling even further off the beaten path, today you will travel to the Saxon village of Viscri. One of the best-preserved villages of the region, it even lured Prince Charles who has his own traditional guesthouse here. Ramble around the dusty paths, get to know the locals and their traditions, climb up to the Fortified Church and peak into the daily lives of the people still living here. At noon, you will be invited to a traditional lunch in a local household. Leaving the rural life behind, you will travel onwards to Brasov. Set at the foothills of a mountain, the old town, with its cobbled streets and colorful buildings, could be easily mistaken for a postcard. Walking tour in Brasov. Overnight in Brasov Day 3 After breakfast, you will visit Bran Castle and learn about Dracula legend. On the way to Bucharest, stop at the mountain resort of Sinaia, home to the picturesque Peles Castle. The summer residence of Carol I, the first Romanian King, Peles is an architectural marvel, inside and out. After the tour, you will reach Bucharest in the afternoon - walking tour. Overnight in Bucharest Day 4 Today, you start the adventure in Danube Delta. We arrive in the heart of the Delta at 3pm and you will enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch. In the afternoon, take the time to relax surrounded by nature. In the evening, go out on a boat ride and watch the sun set lazily over the waterfront. Overnight in Danube Delta Day 5 After breakfast, travel deeper into the heart of the Danube Delta – by boat, of course. A specialized guide will accompany you, showing you the flora and fauna that you will find along the way. Halfway through, stop in the remote village of Mila 23, and tuck into a tasty lunch. You will then continue your journey along the river, taking it slow, enjoying the nature unravelling before your eyes and breathing in the fresh air. Late afternoon you will return to Crisan, where you will relax with a glass of wine, recounting the plenitude of things you have seen today. Next day, you will be transported back to Bucharest. Overnight in Danube Delta

Bucharest: Transylvania Villages Multi-Day Trip with Hotels

5. Bucharest: Transylvania Villages Multi-Day Trip with Hotels

Experience all that Transylvania has to offer, from the dreamy Saxon towns, imposing castles, and the fantastic landscapes, packed on a short 4-night adventure. Towns such as Sighisoara, Brasov or Sibiu will tell their history, the castles will reveal their secrets and the fortified churches peppered across the countryside will share the traditions that kept this region alive. Day 1: Starting off in Bucharest, you will follow the scenic Olt Valley all the way to Medieval City of Sibiu. From the quaint alleys to the colourful houses and the still ambiance, Sibiu will surely crawl its way into your heart. You will have the afternoon to explore the Old Town with the interlinked two main squares, the impressive churches and towers on a walking tour, and learn all about its history and influences. Overnight in Sibiu Day 2: Today you will get acquainted with the more soulful side of the region. Travelling through the countryside, you will stop in Biertan Saxon Village for a visit of its 500-year-old Fortified Church. Then it’s onwards to the village of Malancrav Village, just in time for lunch. You will be treated with a traditional meal prepared by one of the local ladies. After lunch, and 30 minutes later, you will arrive in the delightful Sighisoara. One of the last inhabited citadels, Sighisoara is also Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace. On the walking tour around its narrow alleyways you will learn all about what’s real and what is not about the legend of Dracula. Overnight in Sighisoara Day 3: Travelling even further off the beaten path, today you will travel to the Saxon village of Viscri. One of the best-preserved villages of the region, it even lured Prince Charles who has his own traditional guesthouse here. Ramble around the dusty paths, get to know the locals and their traditions, climb up to the Fortified Church. At noon, you will be invited to a traditional lunch in a local household. Leaving the rural life behind, you will travel onwards to Brasov, but not without a stop at Bran Castle. Associated with Dracula, the castle looks the part, perched high upon a cliff overlooking the unassuming village below. The history of the place couldn’t be farther from the fiction. In the afternoon, you will reach your destination: Brasov. Set at the foothills of a mountain, the old town, with its cobbled streets and colorful buildings, could be easily mistaken for a postcard. Overnight in Brasov Day 4: After breakfast, you will bid Transylvania goodbye as you will make your way back to the capital city. On the way, stop at the mountain resort of Sinaia, home to the picturesque Peles Castle. The summer residence of Carol I, the first Romanian King, Peles is an architectural marvel, inside and out. After the tour, you will reach Bucharest in the afternoon. A mismatch of different styles and influences, Bucharest is the result of a turbulent history, from being called the Little Paris, to the sad communist times.. Overnight in Bucharest

Bucharest: 5-Day King Charles' Transylvania Private Tour

6. Bucharest: 5-Day King Charles' Transylvania Private Tour

This exclusive tour gives you the chance to see and live in some of King Charles favorite houses, to sleep in the bed of His Royal Highness and to eat great meals prepared by the local ladies. It was enough for King Charles to come to Romania once and more precisely in Transylvania with whom he irremediably fell in love. The King of Great Britain actually participated in the rebirth of the Saxon villages. He first came to Romania in 1997. He got involved with Mihai Eminescu Trust which started to buy and restore old Saxon houses from the Transylvanian Villages. The King came almost every year in Romania and always spent time in his favourite area. In Viscri and Miklosvar Villages He owns traditional houses, which when he is not there, are open for the public to have a fantastic experience ! In Malancrav and Zalan Valley Villages, the Foundation and his good friend, Count Kalnoky restored old houses which offer great accommodation. Day 1 Bucharest – Brasov We'll meet you in Bucharest and start driving to Transylvania. After 1.5 hours, we stop in Sinaia and visit Peles Palace, former summer residance of our Royal Family, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Drive another one our and reach Brasov Medieval City, our place for the night. We visit The Old City of Brasov. Overnight in Brasov Day 2 This day is the first day when we see why King Charles loves Transylvania so much. We'll drive to the charming Viscri Saxon Village, the place where King Charles III bought his first house in Transylvania. The house is fully restored and keeps the genuine charm of the old days. In Viscri, we are going to visit the 700 years old Fortified Church and meet the locals. In the evening, we'll taste the local cuisine – a lovely lady will cook for us a traditional meal. Overnight in Viscri Saxon Village Day 3 Time again to go on King Charles footsteps. Zalan Valley Village is the place where Count Kalnoky, a very good friend of The King, bought and restored old houses. The result is simply fabulous: charming old traditional accommodations. We'll have the opportunity to stay in The King's house from the village. Here, we can admire the area on a horse cart ride. Traditional home cooked dinner at the house. Overnight in Zalan Valley Village Day 4 Today, we'll go for Sibiu Medieval City, probably, the most beautiful city of Romania. On the way, we'll visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel and Biertan Fortified Church, Unesco sites. We'll arrive in Sibiu afternoon, so we'll have plenty of time to discover and explore the Old City. Overnight in Sibiu Day 5 Time to get back to Bucharest. We'll visit Palace of the Parliament, the impressive building constructed during Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorial regime. The current headquarters of the Romanian Parliament is the largest non-military building on the planet. We'll spend time in the Old City of Bucharest and learn about the anti-communist Revolution from December 1989. Overnight in Bucharest

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What people are saying about Sighișoara

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Amazingly beautiful day in Transylvania

The best element of the trip was our guide Cristian. He gave us a broad historical introduction, both related to the places we visited, and to the history of Romania in general. Very, very exciting. Sigishora was a really nice city, with a cozy atmosphere. Brancastel was beautiful and had an exciting history - there was not much vampire / horror atmosphere over the place though, so if that is what you expect you may well be disappointed :) The drive was long, but incredibly beautiful, with mountains, forest, cows on the road and horse-drawn car All in all, we clearly recommend leaving.

A long day but worth it

Christian was fantastic and had so much information. He was flexible and accommodated our wishes brilliantly. Be prepared for a long time in the car but ask g as you have daylight there is so much to see on the journey.

Absolutely loved how George didn't make you feel like this was just another tour or he was just another tour guide. He's a real local and has amazing knowledge

Individual tour, with a lot of background information, enough time for questions.

The tour was very interesting, few people. I highly recommend