Medieval Transylvania – 4 days

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Bucharest - Peles - Bran - Brasov
Departure from Bucharest, passing throght Prahova Valley on the highest side of the Carpathians Mountains. First stop at Sinaia, also known as “Pearl of Carpathians” and we will visit Peles Castle, probably the most beautiful romanian castle, former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. The second visit will be the faimous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Overnight in Brasov
Day 2 - Brasov - Prejmer - Sighisoara
Walking tour in Brasov, one of Transylvania’s most popular cities, has multiple assets: the strong mountain air, the medieval mountain flair, the gotic and baroque architecture, together with a multitude of clubs, bars and cafes. After the walking tour we visit the fortified curch of Prejmer, listed as UNESCO world heritage site, built over 8 centuries ago by the Germanic Teutonic Knights. Transfer and overnight in Sighisoara
Day 3 - Sighisoara - Biertan - Sibiu
Walking tour in Sighisoara, the only European medieval castle that continues to be inhabited, wich earned it a place on UNESCO’s world heritage. Transfer and visit in Sibiu, the European culture capital of 2007, made up of a medley of Germanic 17th century buildings, joined by winding cobblestoned alleys, the city grants you the pleasure of discovering architerctural treasures that transport you back in time.
Day 4 - Sibiu - Transfagarasn - Curtea de Arges Monastery - Bucharest
Sibiu – Curtea de Arges Monastery, famous for “The legend of master Manole”. The second half of the day we will provide you a tour of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, also kwnon as “The Little Paris”.

Price:

8 persons - 250 Euro/person
6 persons - 285 Euro/person
4 persons - 365 Euro/person
2 persons - 530 Euro/person
1 person   - on request

What's included:

- 3 nights accomodation in nice 3 or 4 star hotels/pensions in double rooms with breakfast inlcuded, in Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu ;
- Licensed english speaking tour guide;
- Private transportation with modern vehicle (AC);
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel;
- 24/7 Assistance;

Not included:

- Lunch or dinner;
- Entrance fees;
- Personal expenses.

Tour descripton:

               Medieval Transilvania Tour is a 4 days tour, highly recommended for those who don’t have a very long stay in Romania but they don’t want to miss the highlights of Transylvania and at the same time to discover the authenticity of Transylvania far from the beaten tracks.
               We will start our journey in Bucharest, the capital and the biggest city of Romania. Bucharest is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. It is young, dynamic and fun, but most of all is a city of contrasts.
               After we leave Bucharest and Walachia behind us, we will head north facing the Carpathian mountains on Prahova Walley at the foot of the Bucegi mountains. We will reach Sinaia, also known as “The Pearl of the Carpathians” and we will visit the Peles Castle, probably the most beautiful castle in Romania and one of the best in Europe. Peles Castle was the summer residence of Carol I, the first king of the modern Romania. Over 40 years, dozens of architects, hundreds of artists and wood carvers, brought inside Peles Castle the Europe’s best art work and interior design from XV to XX centuries.
               There is no tour in Transylvania without a visit at Bran Castle, famos all around the world as “Dracula’s Castle”. Once there you ar going to find out the historical truth about “Vlad the Impaler” and Bran Castle with its stories about the Teutonic Knights, wars between powerful empires and stories about our beloved Queen Mary.
               We will spend our first night in Transylvania in Brasov, one of Transylvania’s jewels. Framed by the mountains, it has a medieval mountain flair, ghothic and baroque architecture together with a moltitude of restaurants, bars and cafes.After Brasov we will continue to step into Transylvania Saxon past with a visit ath the fortified churches (Prejmer or Harman), both UNESCO listed. Medieval walls are enclosing their splendid Gothic churches.
               The Medieval Transylvania Tour will continue inside the “Saxon Land” and for the next 2 nights we will stop overnight in Shighisoara and Sibiu. Sighisoara is a fortified medieval town (UNESCO listed), with its paste coloured buildings, stony lanes and medieval towers, makes you feel like a fairytale character. An other interesting fact is that Sighisoara is the birthplace of “Vlad the Impaler” or “Dracula”, and we can see the authentic house where he was born in 1431.
               We will spend our last night of the Medieval Transilvania Tour in Sibiu, the European culture capital of 2007 , made up of a medley of Germanic 17th century buildings, joined by winding cobblestone alleys, the city grants you the pleasure of discovering architerctural treasures that transport you back in time.
               For the last day we have 2 options four our return to Bucharest: the Valley of Olt or the Transfagarasan road, one of the most spectacular roads in the world (available only during the summer). The last stop before Bucharest will be the orthodox monastery of Curtea de Arges, very beautiful and very famos for the legends about “Master Manole”.
               We end our journey in Bucharest (or other place on your request).

Tour FAQ:

Is this a private or a group tour?

Usually this is a private tour. However if we have specific requests from our guests we can provide a small group tour or a shared tour.

What time do tours start?

The best time to start this tour is 09.00 am, but we can also start at a mutually agreeded time.

Which are the pick-up and drop-off places?

We can pick-up you at your hotel from the airport or any other point convenient for you.

How long does the tour take?

The tour takes approximately 4 days but we can adapt to fit 100% your individual requirments.

How should I dress?

There is no formal dress code we recommend something comfortable for travel.

When do I have to pay?

You have to pay 30% in advance (wire transfer) and 70% you will pay to the tour guide when you will start the tour.

What currency can we use?

For our tours we accept both Euro and the local currency known as Leu or Ron, but for all the other expences we recommend to use the local currency.

What kind of accommodation we will have?

We make sure that you will enjoy the tour and you will have a pleasant stay and for these we carefully choose the best 3 star accommodations available.

Can i choose a different accommodation?

Yes, you can choose to upgrade the accommodation or to choose a package without accommodation.

When is the best time of the year to visit Romania?

We recommend taking advantage of any chance to visit us, since each season is great in its own way to visit Romania.

Optionals:

Remember all our tour can be customized to fit 100% your individual requirements.