4-DAYS MEDIEVAL & RURAL TRANSYLVANIA FROM BUCHAREST
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-days 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.
- Duration4 days
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Small Group
- Day1 BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV
BUCHAREST – SINAIA -BRAN – BRASOV
On the first day you will be picked up from Bucharest and we will drive towards the beautiful Prahova Valley.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.
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.
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.
Overnight in Brasov at Casa Wagner or similar.
- Day2 Brasov – Prejmer – Viscri - Sighisoara
Brasov – Prejmer – Viscri – Sighisoara
Set out in the morning for Prejmer Fortified Church. This UNESCO site has a long story of resistance in front of medieval invasions. Prejmer is one of the most emblematic fortified churches of Transylvania and it is situated close to Brasov.
After visit drive for Viscri UNESCO Heritage village. This is Princes Charles of England favourite spot in Transylvania. Viscri is one of the few villages of Transylvania which still preserves the lifestyle and architecture of the old saxon villages.
Overhere you are going to experience the lifestyle of the villagers by using the horse cart ride around the village in order to visit the local blacksmith which will perform a small show of demonstration in his workshop.
Reach in the afternoon Sighisoara.
Overnight in Sighisoaraat Hotel Sighisoara or similar.
- Day3 Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiu
Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiu
In the morning after breakfast tour the wonderful and medieval town of Sighisoara. This is one of the German Fortified Cities that is still unique because people still live inside the old city, behind the walls. Take a walking tour with our guide in order to explore the Clock Tower, former main entrance of the city, The Church on the Hill and the Scholars stair.
After Sighisoara head for Biertan Fortified Church, which is another UNESCO Heritage site. A former church built in the Medieval times that sits on top of the hill and offers great view over the village. Inside the church our guide will explain the history of this place and also the reason why is so well known.
In the afternoon reach Sibiu were you are going to have a walking tour of the Main Square, Liars Bridge, see the Cathedral and also the Small Square.
Overnight in Sibiu at Levoslav House or similar.
- Day4 Sibiu- Curtea de Arges – Bucharest
Sibiu- Curtea de Arges – Bucharest
After a warm breakfast start out in the morning for Olt River Valley Road in your quest of crossing the Carpathians.
Reach the Curtea de Arges church is one of our most symbolic churches. The architecture of the church as well as the history of it, will be explained by our guide.
In the afternoon reach the City of Bucharest.
End of Service.
- Step back in time on a history tour
- See Biertan Fortified Church UNESCO Site
- Walk on the cobbled streets of Sighisoara Medieval Citadel
- Excellent Value for Money
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Tour duration: 4 days
3 nights Accommodation in 3-4 stars hotels
1 traditional dinner included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Single supplement – 70 euro per room.
Tour Availability’s Date:
Oct 30, 2016 to Dec 20, 2018
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