Undiscovered Transylvania 4 day / 3 night Escorted Tour with Half Board
When referring to Romania, the first thing that comes to one's mind is Transylvania - 'the very last example of an untouched medieval landscape in Europe'!

Join us in this tour and you will have the opportunity to discover the enchanting region of Transylvania with its castles, fortresses and some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe – some of them relating to the legend of Dracula.
Duration:  4 days / 3 nights
Operating days: all year round
Prices: starting from 485 euro/person sharing a double room
Included: half-board accommodation, transport, professional local guide
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Highlights of the tour:
Medieval towns of Transylvania: Brasov, Sibiu, Sighisoara.
Most important Castles and Palaces: Bran-the Famous Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle, 
Fortified Churches of Transylvania: Biertan Fortified Church, Viscri Fortified Church
Living in the country side, an unique experience to Sibiel and Bran villages.
Transfagarasan Road - the highest road in Romania.
Traditional dinners in Sibiel and Bran, homemade food prepared by farmers
Saxon Villages of Transylvania. 
Short Itinerary
Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia - Bran – Brasov (175 km)
Visit: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Brasov medieval town
Day 2: Brasov – Viscri – Rupea - Sighisoara (130 km)
Visit: Viscri fortified Church, Rupea Fortress, and Sighisoara Citadel
Day 3: Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiel – Sibiu
Visit: Biertan Fortified Church, Sibiel Village, and Sibiu – 2007 European Culture Capital
Day 4: Sibiu – Bucharest (270 km)
Visit: Astra Open Air Museum, Transfagarasan Road – the most beautiful Road in Romania, Curtea de Arges Monastery.


Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia - Bran – Brasov (175 km)
Meet the guide at 9.00 a.m. and start the tour heading west to Prahova Valley.
Peles Castle is the most notable residents Romanian Royal family, one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. A testimony to the 19th century ruler’s refinement, the wonderful edifice was built after the wish of Romania’s first king, Carol I, and it happily mingled everything that was most beautiful and representative about the neo-Renaissance.
Visit Sinaia Monastery - the name of the town comes from the Monastery of Sinaia, built in 1695 by the "spatar" (old high rank among the military nobility of the Valahian kingdom) Mihai Cantacuzino after a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, at Mount Sinai; the monastery contains religious objects, icons, rare books and the exhibition of pottery and porcelain ware (dating from 16th - 19th cent.).
Today we will visit Dracula’s Castle - as in Bram Stoker's legendary vampire story.  Situated at 30 Km from Brasov, between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, Bran Castle is an important national monument and landmark of the Romanian tourism, due not only to the beauty of the Castle and the landscape but also to the legend of Count Dracula.
The first documentary attestation of the Bran Castle is the act issued on November 19, 1377, by Ludovic I D'Anjou giving the inhabitants of Brasov the privilege to build the Citadel "on their own work and expense". 
Between 1920 and 1927, Bran Castle was restored and transformed into a beautiful summer residence, surrounded with a park, fountains, a lake, walking alleys, halt terraces and the "Tea House" of Queen Maria. Since 1956 the Castle was opened as a museum of history and feudal art.
Day 2: Brasov – Viscri – Rupea - Sighisoara (130 km)
Breakfast and fresh air! 
In the morning, we will go to Brasov and discover the medieval town. 
We will visit the medieval part of the city with: The Black Church, The Town Hall, The Black Tower, Ecaterina’s Gate and the Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe. 
After this wonderful visit, we will drive to Sighisoara but on the way we will visit some of the most important Saxon villages and fortified churches or fortress. 
“I visited the Saxon Villages area of Transylvania and I was deeply impressed by the natural beauty and cultural richness of what I saw. The area represent a lost past for most of us – a past in which villages were intimately linked to their landscape. The culture, traditions, art and architecture of the Saxons of Transylvania are a truly remarkable survival […]”   Prince Charles of Great Britain.
Viscri is only one of the Saxon villages of Transylvania. Of course, is a special one, due to his great fortified church which is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Here is our first stop, back in 12th century.
When the Saxons came here, at the end of 12th century, they have found a little chapel, which suffered transformations during the time. The actual church of Viscri is a Romanesque chapel enlarged in the early 16th century to form a single-nave church, with a fortified storey resting on semicircular arches supported by massive buttresses. 
Moving on, we will continue to the recently restored citadel in Transylvania, Rupea Citadel. 
Rupea Citadel is one of the oldest archeological vestiges on Romania’s territory, dating from the Paleolithic. Built in the 14th century, the citadel served as a fortress and as a Saxon commercial center.  
In the afternoon, we will arrive in Sighisoara, the most beautiful and well preserved medieval town.  You have the possibility to serve the dinner in the house where Vlad Tepes was born, now a nice restaurant. You can eat his favorite plate and drink his wine, Vampire Red and Strong Wine. Walking tour of the citadel discovering its beauty!
Overnight in Sighisoara.
Day 3: Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiel – Sibiu 
Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracul, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula.
On the way to Sibiu we will have a stop to Biertan Fortified Church, one of the most majestic and valuable fortified churches in Transylvania. In 1995, the fortified church of Biertan was included in the list of the world architectural patrimony under UNESCO patronage. 
In the evening, we will arrive in Sibiel, a picturesque village situated at 18 km away from Sibiu, where we can see the Glass Icons Museum. As well as its icon-museum, Sibiel has a rich heritage of the authentic spirit of a typical Transylvanian village.
In this village, we have the possibility to see how people live in the country side, how they grow their domestic animals and how they make traditional food and drinks. 
Dinner and accommodation in a family's house in Sibiel, to experience Romanian hospitality. We will serve a tasty traditionally dinner with pure biological and homemade food. Drinks are included.
Day 4: Sibiu – Bucharest (270 km)
Breakfast and culture! 
In the morning we will visit Sibiu town with its cultural life! 
Designated European Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade.  Explore the old city center with its upper town, home to most of Sibiu's historic sites, and lower town, lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets and bounded by imposing city walls and defense towers overlooking the river Cibin. 
Then, we will take the way to Bucharest on the highest Road in Transylvania! **
More than 150 kilometers in length the Transfagarasan Highway is Romania’s most spectacular and best known road and, thanks to an appearance on BBC Top Gear in 2009, now one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Fully open only from June to October, the road’s highest point is at 2042 meters: the tunnel which links the northern and southern sides at Lake Balea (Balea Lac).
 On our way will visit Curtea de Arges Monastery, founded by Prince Neagoe Basarab between 1514 and 1517. 
**In the summer time, between 1st of July and 15th of October, the tour will change the way to Bucharest taking Olt Valley and visiting Cozia Monastery.
We will arrive in Bucharest in the evening! End of the tour!


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Included in the price:
  • Transport by modern car
  • 3 night accommodations with breakfast at 3* guesthouses /hotels
  • 3 traditionally dinners without alcoholic drink. Every meal is very tasty because everything is homemade and pure biological food.
  • English speaking guide assistance during the whole trip 
  • City tour in each city in the trip 
Not included in the price:
  • Entrance tickets for attractions
  • Entrance tickets for churches: 1 or 2 euro/person for each
Peles Castle:  6 euro/person
Bran Castle:   7 euro/person
For more information, or for group rates, please send us an email: info@transylvania-tours.ro. 
Please Note:
- On public holidays and Mondays, sights may be closed. We will check the schedule for your period.
- Tour is not available for Christmas, Easter and New Year. For those periods we can make a special tour.

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