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Medieval Transylvania

6 days
Transylvania,
Private tours in Romania
Cultural & Sightseeing tours,

Transylvania is famous for its old towns with origins in Middle Age, as Brasov, Sighisoara or Sibiu, or for the impressive castles as Bran or Corvin’s, the unique fortified churches or peasant fortresses. You can also enjoy the Transylvanian countryside, charming old villages which preserve very well the architecture, traditions and the old way of living. This tour of Transylvania is a great chance to taste local food and drinks and to admire the scenic landscapes. We are inviting you to join this private guided tour in Transylvania.

Highlights

Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov, Corvin's castle, Bran castle, Rupea fortress, fortified churches from Biertan, Viscri and Prejmer, Peles castle, olc charming villages as Viscri or Sibiel, Alba Iulia, nature and landscapes

Prices

Details Price
- 10%
Euro / person for groups of 6 travellers 570
Euro / person for groups of 4 travellers 635
Euro / person for groups of 2 travellers 890
for groups over 6 people or for solo travellers prices are on request 0
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The price include

5 nights accommodation in dbl / twin rooms; daily breakfast; two dinners; transport with medium size car for 2-3 persons, minibus for 4-7 persons ; private tour guide – English language; Entrance tickets at the monuments; local spirits tasting in Sighisoara; local jam and chutneys tasting in Saschizș Tour of the village in horse driven wagon in Sibiu area

The price not include

Airfaire; Other services not specified on the itinerary; Photo and video fees (apply in some museums); Other meals;

The price include

5 nights accommodation in dbl / twin rooms; daily breakfast; two dinners; transport with medium size car for 2-3 persons, minibus for 4-7 persons ; private tour guide – English language; Entrance tickets at the monuments; local spirits tasting in Sighisoara; local jam and chutneys tasting in Saschizș Tour of the village in horse driven wagon in Sibiu area

The price not include

Airfaire; Other services not specified on the itinerary; Photo and video fees (apply in some museums); Other meals;

10% DISCOUNT for bookings made until 30 April 2021

Day 1. BUCHAREST – SIBIEL

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Parliament Palace Bucharest
Triumph Arch Bucharest
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Meet our tour guide, in the morning at your hotel in Bucharest or at the airport for arrivals in the morning.
Optional: on request we can include extra nights and travel services in Bucharest.
Start our Transylvania tour with a panoramic tour of Bucharest. Highlights: Parliament Palace, Revolution Square, Athenaeum, Royal Palace, Triumph Arch, Victoriei Avenue, etc
Continue on the way to Transylvania. We’ll cross the Carpathian mountains through the scenic Olt River Valley. Short stop at Cozia monastery, dating since 14th century.
We’ll spend the afternoon in one of the most attractive rural areas of Transylvania where old architecture and traditions are well preserved. Visit the icons painted on glass museum. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a local household. Enjoy a horse driven wagon tour in the old village and a home-made dinner with traditional products. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a local household.
Dinner and overnight in a local guesthouse from Sibiel village.

Accommodation in Bucharest in a 4 stars hotel, central located – from 70 euros/night/room
Airport transfers – from 10 euros/person
Bucharest – half day guided tour – from 40 euros/person
Bucharest – full day tour – from 50euros/person

Please contact us for supplementary details!

Day 2. SIBIEL – ALBA IULIA – HUNEDOARA – SIBIEL

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First stop of the day will be at Alba Iulia, a town having its origins in the ancient time, founded by the Romans under the name Apulum. We’ll visit the ruins of the Roman castrum (2nd century), medieval fortifications (16th century) and the Vauban type fortifications (18th century). Alba iulia has a great place in Romanian history as here was proclaimed the Union of all the Romanian regions in a single country. We’ll visit the Union museum and Reunion Cathedral. Another highlight of the city is the Catholic Cathedral, one of the oldest religious buildings from Transylvania.
At 12.00 we’ll be the witnesses of the changing guards festivity, a nice local tradition.
Next we’ll leave on the way to Hunedoara to visit Corvin’s castle (Hunyad castle), the biggest medieval castle from Romania, dating since 15th century. The castle was built in the time of John the Huniade, a famous Transylvanian Governor and of his son – Matei Corvin, the king of Hungary. 
Return to Sibiel. Dinner and overnight in a local guesthouse.

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Day 3. SIBIEL – SIBIU – BIERTAN – SIGHISOARA

Sibiu Old Town

In the morning we’ll go to Sibiu and we’ll have a walking tour of the Sibiu’s Old Town. Dating since the end of 12th century, Sibiu is one of the largest and most prosperous medieval towns. In mid 17th century it had the same size with Vienna. Our tour of Sibiu will include the big Square, the Little Square, Towers and fortifications. Transylvania is a multicultural region where several nations and religions are living together since old times. In Sibiu we will see three important cathedrals belong to the three most popular Christian nominations in Transylvania: Evangelical - Lutheran Cathedral,  Catholic Cathedral, Orthodox Cathedral.
We’ll continue our Transylvanian tour driving on a very scenic rural area. Admire the beauty of the Transylvanian green rolling hills and the old charming saxon villages scattered among the hills and alleys. Almost all the villages in the south of Transylvania had a type of fortification to protect the local community. We’ll visit the Biertan village, an important trade centre in Middle Age and the Biertan fortified church (UNESCO site), built in 15-16th century. Here was the headquarter of the Evangelical Bishops for about 300 years. 
End the day in Sighisoara (UNESCO), also called “the Pearl of Transylvania”. The city has its origins in 12-13th century and it is the best preserved medieval town in Transylvania. The Renaissance style architecture, the colourful houses, narrow streets, towers and medieval wall make the charm of this amazing place. Church on the Hill and the Clock Tower are the most important buildings. We’ll see all this on our walking tour of Sighisoara. 
At the end of the tour we’ll stop to a small family cellar to taste local made spirits as plum brandy, pear brandy and berries liqueurs.
We’ll stay overnight at Central Park Hotel**** or similar.

Biertan Fortified Church
Sighisoara
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Day 4. SIGHISOARA – RUPEA – VISCRI – FELDIOARA - BRASOV

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We’ll continue our tour in Transylvania visiting more attractions, part of the German heritage in Transylvania. In the village Saschiz we’ll see (outside only) the UNESCO 14th century church. Next we’ll stop to taste local jams and chutneys, made with natural fruits from the area.
Rupea fortress, dating since 14th century is an excellent sample of a Transylvanian fortress. It has an imprresive structure of 11000 sqm of towers, bulkwarks, 3 concentric fortified walls and 3 interior precincts. It had an important role in the territorial administration of Transylvania.
Viscri village it is one of the most known and charming villages of Transylvania which preserve the authentic houses and way of living. Viscri fortified church (UNESCO) is the oldest and most important building. We’ll visit the church, fortifications and the museum. Enjoy a nice walk on the village streets, take a look to the local hand-made products and experience the rural life of the past times.
The last visit of the day will be at Feldioara (Marienburg) fortress, former headquarter of the Teutonic Knights in Transylvania.
We’ll end the day in Brasov and we’ll stay overnight at Bella Muzica Hotel*** or similar, located in the Old Town.

Day 5. BRASOV – BRAN – PREJMER – BRASOV

Bran Castle
Brasov

In the morning we’ll visit the most famous castle from Romania – Bran castle, also known as Dracula’s castle. It was built at the end of 14th century to control the access in Transylvania and to be a cstom point along the most important commercial route. The castle lies in a great position surrounded by the mountains. Optional we can have a drive to see the village Pestera and the spectacular landscape.
Next stop will be at Prejmer fortified church (UNESCO) the biggest fortress of its kind and a great sample of a combo between religious and defensive structures.
The afternoon is reserved to have a walking tour of Brasov. The first written document mentioning the city is dated in 1235. Brasov was one of the most important and prosperous trade centers in Middle Age. It was probably the most fortified city and many towers, bastions and a big part of the wall are still preserved and we’ll see them along the tour. Other highlights are Black Church, the biggest gothic cathedral east of Vienna, Council Square, Ecaterina’s Gate, Museum of the first Romanian School, St Nicholas Cathedral.
Optional. You can book our special Brown Bears Watching Tour.
Overnight at Bella Muzica Hotel*** or similar, located in the Old Town.

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Prejmer fortified church

Just before sunset we’ll go in the forest assisted by a ranger and we’ll wait in a special watch tower to see the brown bears in their natural habitat. The program is about 2 hours long, but depends a lot of the bears activity. These bears are truly wild and we have a 90 – 95% chance of seeing them at the hides.
However we cannot guarantee the success.
Note: the optional activity can be organized in any other day when we stay overnight in Brasov.
Prices from 39 euros/person.

Bears Watching Tour
Brown bear watching tour

Day 6. BRASOV – SINAIA - BUCHAREST

It is the last day of our tour in Transylvania. We’ll leave Brasov and Transylvania and we’ll cross the Carpathian mountains on the way back to Bucharest. On the route we’ll have the last visit of our Transylvania tour, at Peles Castle. It is a former summer royal residence built at the end of 19th century by King Carol I. Standard tour included.
Optional you can upgrade the visiting ticket to see other parts of the castle.
Our journey will end in Bucharest. Drop of at the airport (aprox 13.00 hrs) or in downtown Bucharest (aprox 14.00 hrs).

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Customize your private tour in Transylvania

If you have any special requirements we’ll be happy to design a customized tour in Transylvania as you like. Just let us know what changes you want to make. If you want to add or cut a number of days, if you have special places of interest to visit, if you like to change the hotels or to add other services, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll work with you to create a new itinerary and a new offer. Sens us an email with all these and we’ll do our best to arrange a great holiday for you.

Check the other tours in Transylvania on our website.

Payment and Cancellations Policy for Medieval Transylvania Tour

Payments
To secure your booking a deposit of 100 euro/person is required.
The final payment has to be made with minimum 15 days prior the tour start.
The payments can be made online by credit card or by banking transfer
In certain circumstances can be made cash or card on arrival

Cancellations
Special conditions. If an emergency situation occurs (pandemic, disasters, revolution, war, etc) and the Romanian authorities or the authorities from the traveler’s country impose restrictions to travel, to enter or leave the country, the cancellation can be made anytime without any penalty.

Standard conditions. If none of the above mentioned situations occur the cancellation policy is:
No penalty apply if the cancellation is made with minimum 15 days prior the tour. Any deposit paid will be refunded in maximum 10 days.
20 % penalty fee apply if the cancellation is made with 5-14 days prior the our departure.
50% penalty fee apply if the cancellation is made with less than 5 days prior the tour start or in case of NO SHOW.

 

 

 

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Why to book this tour?

Medieval Transylvania tour will offer you all the knowledges to understand the history, traditions and the legends of Transylvania. It is a wonderful experience for those interested in the Middle Age period but also in the life of the old villages. Transylvania is the most known region of Romania, mostly due the legend of Dracula but Transylvania it is way more than that. When you’ll visit Transylvania you’ll see it is a multicultural place where the history is still present. Along your tour in Transylvania you’ll receive all the information about local history, traditions and legends. A must to see are the old towns with origins in early Middle Age, imposing castles, impressive fortresses, unique fortified churches, charming villages and the beauty of the nature. Carpathian mountains, rolling green hills and beautiful valleys are the characteristic landscape for Transylvania. 
Join us for a tour in Transylvania to try and taste local home-made food and drinks, tasty local gastronomy as a mix of Romanian, Hungarian and German cuisines. Find more about old crafts and hand-made products.