2 - Day Medieval Transylvania with Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara Tour from Bucharest

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Avoid the rigid itinerary of a tourist group excursion on a 2-day small group tour of Transylvania’s medieval landmarks, enjoying the flexibility to explore at your own pace and focus on aspects that interest you. Discover iconic locations such as Bran Castle, Brasov, and Sighisoara, and gain insight into the region’s legends, culture, and cuisine from your professional guide. Round-trip transport, overnight accommodation, and breakfast are included for a seamless experience.
  • Travel the Carpathian Mountain route easily with round-trip transport
  • Learn about Transylvania’s traditions, customs, and legends from your guide
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in historic Sighisoara

Itinerary 2 days

This is a typical itinerary for this product.

Day 1 Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara

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    Triumph Arch, Bucharest

    On the first day you will be picked up from Bucharest and we will drive towards the beautiful Prahova Valley.

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    Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania

    Our first stop will be at the imposing and magnificent palace of Peles. Built by the royal family of Romania during the 19th century, this palace offers an insight of 19th century German Renaissance style of decorations.

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    Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    The next stop will be in Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle. The imposing construction watches over a valley from a strategic position, it was originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania. Together we shall discover the connection between the legendary ruler, Vlad the Impaler, and the infamous vampire.

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    Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    In the afternoon we will head to the city of Brasov, a city that retains its medieval charm with the help of its well kept historical center. Our walking tour of this lovely town starts from the main square from where we shall admire the old City Hall with its clock tower, the monumental Gothic Black Church, the fortifications, the two watch towers up the hill, the craftsmen guilds and the narrowest street in Europe.

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    Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    In the evening sets in we will reach Sighisoara, where you will be accommodated. No meals included on this day.

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    Overnight in Sighisoara

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a centrally located hotel in Sighisoara.

Day 2 Sighisoara - Sibiu - Bucharest

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    Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    After breakfast, we will go on a tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, one of the very few permanently inhabited citadels in Europe. This is also the birthplace of the legendary Vlad Dracula, whose house we will see, after which we will climb to the top of the 500 year old clock tower for a fantastic view over the town.

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    Sibiu Travel, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    Next stop will be Sibiu, also known as Hermannstadt. This is the heart of the German community living in Romania, the German Saxons having lived here for over 800 years. A former European capital of culture, Sibiu boasts many great sights from medieval times when it was a citadel: the Great Square, the Brukenthal Museum and an infamous Bridge of Lies. Afterwards, we drive along the spectacular Olt river valley going back to Bucharest.

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    Info

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.


Included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Overnight accommodation 3* hotels or guesthouses
  • Breakfast
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour (maximum 6 people per group)

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees (20 euros per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible, due to uneven surfaces
  • There is a 45 Euro single supplement to be paid directly to the guide at the departure if you require a single room
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Departure time
08:00 AM

Reviews

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C. Nigam (United Kingdom) – June, 2024

A terrific tour of Transylvania! Our guide, Pavel, was very friendly, easy going, and professional. He struck the perfect balance between providing us with interesting historical background and stories without going into too many extraneous details. He was always happy to answer any of our questions. He drove us around the countryside expertly and played pleasant background music. Our first stops were the two castles of Peles and Bran. The coffee served at the cafe where Pavel recommended was top notch. Pavel gave us his honest opinion in advance and what to look for so our expectation were well callibrated. We thought Brasov was super, and had the best meal of the tour at the authentic Romanian restaurant that Pavel recommended. Sighisoara was the highlight of the tour. We spent the evening there in a really beautiful hotel in the old city walls. We went to an escape room just off the square and then had a traditional desert - papanas - which Pavel had recommended, it was a delight to the last morsel. On the second day we went to Brasov, which was also nice, and then proceeded on a brilliant drive over the mountains. Pavel was very happy to stop where we wanted to take photos of the breathtaking scenery. Coming down the mountains towards the huge dam, we had several sightings of cute brown bears, where Pavel stopped so we could take photos of. After the dam, we made a speedy return back to Bucharest, with enough time to settle back into our hotel and enjoy the evening. This tour was near perfect and was an incredible way to see a lot of Transylvania in a short time - highly recommended!!

K. Mcclain (United States) – May, 2024

Bogdan was great - very accommodating, informative, and kept us on track to complete a jam-packed itinerary including three towns, three castles, and a walled church fortress in two days. If you have a short time and want to see the Romanian countryside, do yourself a favor and let Bogdan do the driving.

N. Harrison (United Kingdom) – May, 2024

This was our first visit to Romania and had wanted to spend more time in Transylvania rather than Bucharest to see some more of the history and culture of the country. We resisted the temptation of a long one day tour and booked this tour instead as we felt it would give us a better perspective (the tour company also does a 3 day tour which may be better if you have the time). We booked directly with the company and paid in advance. We received good communication prior to the trip both from the owner and our tour guide. We met Emanuel with his burgundy minibus outside the Hilton Garden Inn in the Old Town and within a few minutes we could tell that we would enjoy his company and knowledge. We were the only people on this particular tour so this gave us good access to Emanuel and gave us a little more flexibility on timings when we had some bad luck with heavy rain! We visited some great towns, palaces and churches over 2 full days and learnt so much. Highlights for me were the beautiful Peles Palace and the central areas of Brasov and Sibiu although everywhere was great. Emanuel gave us some good recommendations for lunch on both days and we enjoyed staying at the hotel in Sighisoara. Despite taking a more leisurely 2 days for the tour it is still 2 long days as you get back to Bucharest at 7pm (or later if you don’t have good luck with the traffic). Overall throughly recommended and Emanuel deserves a medal for 2 days of driving and commentary!

P. Nandakumar

Excellent schedule, beautiful locales, good hotel, good suggestions from the guide. But a lot of the time he left us alone, which is why Good, not Excellent!

I. Davies (United Kingdom) – March, 2024

My husband and I booked this 2-day trip prior to our holiday. The booking was easy and clear and quick confirmation. Our guide/driver was Catalin, he had excellent English and was very informative and interesting. He was keen to also learn about our country, Wales. He was always happy to answer any questions and he looked after us very well.