4 - Days Inside Transylvania & Transfagarasan Tour from Bucharest

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Discover medieval citadels, spectacular natural landscapes and traditions that endured over time in one of the most beautiful regions in the world, Transylvania. This 4-day tour takes you through the Carpathian Mountains and on to the Transylvanian plain as it shows you a legendary castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Village, a German fortified city and a former European Capital of Culture.
Experience the traditions of Transylvania, its delicious cuisine and the German heritage that shaped the places on the way from the Middle Ages until today.

Itinerary 4 days

This is a typical itinerary for this product.

Day 1 Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara

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    Triumph Arch, Piata Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest Romania

    On the first day you will be picked up from Bucharest from your accommodation and we will drive towards beautiful Transylvania.

  • 2

    Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 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), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania

    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, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania

    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, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania

    In the evening sets in we will reach Sighisoara, where you will be accommodated.

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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 - Viscri - Biertan - Sibiu

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    Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania

    After breakfast, we will go on a walking 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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    Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri 507039 Romania

    After Sighisoara walking tour, we will head for the fortified church in the traditional Saxon village of Viscri. Viscri is one of the most well preserved saxon villages where time has stood still. Should you be interested we can pay a visit to the local Blacksmith within a traditional Gypsy family ( optional at your own expensecost 5 Euro/person) and take a ride by a horse and cart in the village (cost 10 Euro/person) or even enjoy a traditional lunch in the village ( own expense).

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    Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania

    In the afternoon reach Biertan Fortified Church. Grab a look inside and find out the story behind one of the most well known fortified churches of Transylvania.

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    Sibiu Tourist Information Center, Strada Brukenthal Samuel 2, Sibiu 550178 Romania

    Last 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.

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    Overnight in Sibiu

    Meals included: • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in centrally located hotel in Sibiu

Day 3 Sibiu - Corvin Castle - Alba Iulia - Sibiu

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    Castelul Corvinilor, Strada Castelului 1-3, Hunedoara 331141 Romania

    Set out in the morning for Corvin castle. This well preserved medieval castle offers an insight into Transylvanian history. Find out more as our guide will introduce you in the history of this place.

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    Citadel of Alba Iulia, Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134 Romania

    After Corvin Castle head for Alba Iulia. the city where the unification of Romania was signed. Explore the roman and medieval streets to find out the culture and history of this city.

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    Overnight in Sibiu

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in centrally located hotel Sibiu

Day 4 Sibiu - Transfagarasan road / Olt River Valley Road - Bucharest

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    Transfagarasan Highway, Dn 7C Sibiu and Arges County, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania

    If you are travelling between July and October, we will take the Transfagarasan road on the way back, as we are going to go on top of the Carpathian mountains and enjoy a great view over Transylvania. This road is said to be one of the most fantastic roads from Europe. It was nominated by Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson – famous former co-presenter of UK TV as the "best road in the world". If you are travelling in the other time of the year, we will use the Olt Valley road as a route on for the way back to Bucharest. On the way we will stop at Cozia Monastery, the place where Mircea the Elder, the grandfather of Vlad Dracula is buried.

    Reach Bucharest in the afternoon.

    End of service.

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    Last day

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


  • 3 x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by sedan/minivan vehicle


  • Entrance fees (40 euros per person)
  • Other meals/drinks unless specified
  • Photo fees
  • Gratuities
  • Single supplement – 90 euro per room
  • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor
  • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room
  • Single supplement – 70 euro per room
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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A. Tuttle (United States) – May, 2023

> Our experience on a 4 day tour of Transylvania was wonderful. Emanuel was an excellent guide and driver. He was extremely well versed in all aspects of the sites we visited and made our experiences very special. Emanuel treated us like VIPs and that enhanced our trip tremendously! >