This tour will cover everything that you might want to see and do in the region, that’s why we’ve named it Total Transylvania. You will travel through the Prahova Valley and complete a loop up to Sighisoara, across to Sibiu and back through the Carpathian mountains. You will truly experience Transylvania.
Day 1 – After arriving into Bucharest you’ll be collected at the airport by our locally registered tour guide. After checking in to your hotel you’ll then be taken to the Old Town to meander the narrow streets and eat at a traditional restaurant. (D)
Day 2 – In the morning you’ll head off to visit the world’s second largest building, the Palace of Parliament. After your tour you’ll head off through the mountains to the resort of Sinaia in the Prahova Valley for lunch. After lunch there will be a visit to Peles Castle, the spectacular former Royal residence. The day will end in the medieval city of Brasov. (B,L)
Day 3 – In the morning we’ll have a walking tour of the medieval centre of Brasov. The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note. Afternoon at your leisure. Dinner in a local restaurant arranged in the cellar of an old building. (B,D)
Day 4 – You’ll visit Libearty the following morning, a bear sanctuary housing over 70 rescued bears. You’ll then carry on to the town of Bran and its legendary castle, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle. In the afternoon you’ll return to Brasov to enjoy the many bars and restaurants at your leisure. (B)
Day 5 – You’ll spend the morning enjoying some free time in Brasov before travelling to Viscri, an old village where time has stood still. Well preserved old houses, traditions and a tranquil way of life are all present here. Visit the UNESCO listed fortified church, local craftsmen at work and enjoy the afternoon and evening experiencing the life of a Transylvanian village. (B,D)
Day 6 – First stop at Saschiz village, which it is famous for its natural home-made jams, here you’ll visit and taste jam in a local producer’s shop.
After lunch you’ll be off on the road up to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, The Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The 12th century citadel is listed as a World Heritage Site and is a colourful maze with a myriad of winding, cobbled streets In the evening we’ll have a plum/pear brandy and wine tasting in a small family cellar.. (B)
Day 7 – You’ll spend the day enjoying free time in Sighisoara, with your guide on hand to offer suggestions and assistance to ensure you make the most of your time. (B)
Day 8 – In the morning you’ll head off to the village of Biertan, another World Heritage Site featuring one of the fortified churches that the region is famous for. After lunch we’ll stop in an old village from Sibiu area. You will enjoy a horse driven wagon tour in the old village. Learn more about the local traditions and way of living, visit an icon painting museum and a local household. Traditional dinner in a local house. (B)
Day 9 – You’ll head out to see Corvin castle in Hunedoara, a stunning gothic-renaissance fortress and one of the largest castles in Europe. The day will finish in the medieval city of Sibiu. (B)
Day 10 – You will leave Sibiu, cross the Carpathian mountains and arrive at the town of Curtea de Arges for your last night in Romania. Whilst in Curtea De Arges you’ll visit the beautiful 16th Century monastery. (B)
Day 11 – On your final day you’ll have the morning at leisure before the journey back to Bucharest and your flight back home, bidding a sad farewell to this beautiful and enchanting land. (B)
*Return scheduled flights from Heathrow
*10 nights in hotels chosen for location, quality and experience
*10 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), & 3 Dinners (D)
*All transportation in air-conditioned minibus
*Entrance fees to all attractions visited
*The services of a tour guide at all times
Dates and prices
10th May 2018 – £1,495
21st May 2018 – £1,495
31st May 2018 – £1,495
11th June 2018 – £1,495
3rd Sept 2018 – £1,095
13th Sept 2018 – SOLD OUT
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
All tours are available excluding flights for our US and European clients who wish to join us in Bucharest, please use our contact page to request our tour only prices.