The essence of Saxon Transylvania - 3-day tour of its citadels

It is the essence of Transylvania. Within just three days, you see the most famous Transylvanian medieval burgs – Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov -, visit Bran and Peles castles, Biertan fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage site), catch a glimpse of the nowadays ordinary life of Saxon villages, discover the real characters behind the legend of Dracula, and how religion and competition among nations and empires have shaped the history, traditions and culture of this wonderful European region.

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • 2 nights accomodation in DBL room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse
    • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
    • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Meals, Photo fees, flight tickets

  • Day 1: Bucharest - Cozia Monastery - Sibiu

    Stop At: Cozia Monastery, Calea lui Traian 816, Caciulata 245601 Romania
    We meet at your hotel in Bucharest or at the airport and start our 3-day tour by car, through the scenic Olt River’s Valley. Our first stop is Cozia Monastery founded in 1388 by Mircea the Elder – a brave middle ages Wallachian Prince, and grandfather of the most notorious Vlad the Impaler.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sibiu, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    After a quick lunch and a short rest, we have a guided tour of the old city of Sibiu. A great sight over Sibiu rewards our effort of climbing the medieval stairs of the Council Tower. We stroll the old streets of Sibiu and it’s most important plazas: the Grand Square, the Small Square, and the Albert Huet Square (the oldest square, dating from 12-th century). We also pay a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral (discovering the similarities with the Saint Sofia’s Basilica of Constantinople) and to the impressive Evangelical Church.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu - accommodation in double room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse.

    Day 2: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara - Brasov

    Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania
    From Sibiu we head towards the medieval city of Sighisoara through the Hartibaciu Valley road, crossing old Saxon villages and passing through deep forests.

    Our first stop is at Biertan fortified Church – a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Biertan village was for centuries the seat of the Lutheran bishopric and that is why the local church is protected by so impressive fortifications. Built from 1486 to 1524, Biertan church has impressive defense walls, a beautiful nave ceiling, a collection of tombstones of former bishops and notabilities.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    The medieval citadel of Sighisoara – UNESCO site – is close to Biertan. It takes about two hours to visit the citadel: the Clock Tower of Sighisoara, the Church on the Hill, the Stairs, the fortifications and their towers. Sighisoara was also the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler – the grandson of Mircea the Elder (the founder of the Cozia Monastery we visited the day before). After our lunch in Sighisoara, we leave for Brasov.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Saxon Church, Town Centre, Saschiz 547510 Romania
    In our way from Sighisoara to Brasov we gaze at Saschiz fortified church - UNESCO World Heritage monument - built at the end of XVth century with a tower reminding us the Clock Tower of Sighisoara we have just seen.

    Pass By: Cetatea Rupea, Strada Cetatii, Rupea 505500 Romania
    In our way from Sighisoara to Brasov, after Saschiz fortified church, we also catch sight of the Rupea fortress, one of the oldest fortifications in Romania (built over preexisting Roman and Dacian fortresses).

    Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    With a strong industry during the past century, Brasov was a magnet for people from all around the country and has become one of the most vibrant Romanian cities. This booming city has been developed around the initial fortress established in 1211 by the Teutonic Knights and later on, after a quarrel between the knights and the king, by German settlers. Once in Brasov, after the check-in, we visit the impressive Black Church – a 14-th century Gothic monument, the fortifications, bastions and towers of the medieval fortress, the curious Rope Street (maybe the narrowest street in the world).
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov, accommodation in double room occupancy, breakfast included, in 3 star superior hotel/guesthouse.

    Day 3: Brasov - Bran Castle - Peles Castle - Bucharest

    Pass By: Rasnov Citadel, Unirii Square no. 12, Rasnov 505400 Romania
    On our way from Brasov to Bran we admire from afar the Rasnov fortress, built on XIII century, probably during the short ruling of the area around Brasov by the Teutonic Knigths (1211-1225).

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    We visit the Bran Castle, built in the 14th century to guard the strategic commercial route between Walachia and Transylvania. ”Built on the corner of a great rock, so that on three sides it was quite impregnable, on the very edge of a terrific precipice”, the Bran Castle was quickly identified as the place of the nefarious actions of Count Dracula.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Early afternoon we arrive at Sinaia, just in time to visit the Peles Castle, built at the end of 19-th century. This flamboyant castle is in such a stark contrast with the austere character of its founder: the first King of Romania, the sober Carol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1839-1914), of German origins.
    Fully committed to the modernization of Romania, Carol I ruled for 48 years, ”wearing the crown even while he was sleeping”, as his Queen, Elisabeth, said.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
    • Sibiu International Airport, Șoseaua Alba Iulia 73, Sibiu 550052, Romania
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-264793P2

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