Transylvania tour from Budapest to Bucharest: 4 days

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Go deep in this beautiful land of Transylvania on this 4-day tour from Budapest to Bucharest. This tour offers you the chance of exploring a number of Romania’s highlights including Dracula’s Castle, the Royal Peles Castle, the UNESCO-listed citadel of Sighisoara, Sibiu , Corvin castle and much more as you make your way to the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

Itinerary 4 days

This is a typical itinerary for this product.

Day 1 Budapesta – Arad- Timisoara

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    Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest, Central Hungary

    On your first day meet with your guide and set out for Romania. You'll cross the border at Arad.

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    Filarmonica Arad, Arad, Arad County, Western Romania, Transylvania

    The first stop will be in Arad for a short walking tour. Arad is one of the Transylvanian towns with rich culture, that can be observed through it’s architecture. Stroll the city streets to see City Hall Palace , the Palace of Culture , the neo-gothic and secessionist-style Red Church, the large domed Roman Catholic Church and the neo-classical State Theatre. If time allows it you can have lunch at one of the local restaurants.

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    Timisoara Historical Center, Timisoara, Timis County, Western Romania, Transylvania

    In the afternoon reach Timisoara. This bustling city has been awarded European Capital of Culture 2019 due to it’s architecture that shows Turkish influence and massive Austro-Hungarian influence.

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    Overnight in Timisoara

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

Day 2 Timisoara – Corvin Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu

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    Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, Transylvania

    Start fresh in the morning after breakfast with your guide and head for your first stop at Corvin Castle. Explore this gothic castle to find it’s history that lays in the walls of this place.

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    Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    After Corvin castle head for Alba-Iulia city. Alba-Iulia has an important cultural role in modern Romania as this is the place where the ancient and medieval history can be observed and also for the fact that this is where our country signed the unification treaty in 1918. Stroll the Old Town section to explore the history of this city.

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

    In the afternoon reach Sibiu, where you will be having a walking tour in the Old Town of Sibiu. Sibiu is a medium size city but with rich history and it was appointed the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Join our guide for a walking tour and explore the city.

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    Overnight in Sibiu

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

Day 3 Sibiu- Sighisoara – Brasov

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

    Start fresh in the morning and set out for Sighisoara city, a fairtale town where Vlad Dracula was born in 1431. Explore the city with our guide through a walking tour.

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

    After Sighisoara set out for Brasov. This medium size city is one the most favorite destination of most Romanian people as the Old Town preserves rich history. Enjoy a walking tour to observe the Black Church and the main gates of the city.

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    Overnight in Brasov

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included:
    Overnight in a centrally located hotel in Brasov.

Day 4 Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest

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

    Set out first thing in the morning for Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s castle. Visit the inside of this 14th century castle to find out the story about Vlad Dracula.

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    Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern Romania

    In the afternoon set out for Sinaia where you will stop at the Peles Castle. This 19th century castle was built by the royal family of Romania and it’s still being preserved in the same way it did over a century ago.

    In the afternoon reach Bucharest.

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


  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights Accommodation in 3-4 stars hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off


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

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There is a 100 Euro single supplement to be paid directly to the guide at the departure if you require a single room
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a small tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Time
9:00 AM


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D. Buckingham (Canada) – July, 2024

5 stars - Thanks for the amazing tour and guiding you did for us Emanuel. We loved the tour, especially the castles and churches and roman history, your insights and your country. Very good pickup and delivery service from Budapest to Bucharest.

W. Sole (New Zealand) – July, 2024

Excellent itinerary and enjoyed the stops and castles. We felt that we could have been provided more information on Romania, points on the way whilst driving etc. Also the guide was erratic in his driving which sometimes was a bit scary.

W. Jane

The whole 4 days were excellent. From picking our group of 4 up on time and getting us to all the promised sights with so much commentary and explanations- it was a fantastic experience. Our driver Ovi was so knowledgeable and pleasant and was so patient with us ; answering all our questions Highly recommend this tour if you want to get off the beaten track and see the Romanian countryside