3-Day Best of Transylvania Tour: Brasov, Sighisoara, Bran & Viscri

Bogdan With: Bogdan 7
The region of Transylvania is famous for many reasons: medieval cities, traditional and fortified villages, beautiful countryside landscapes, friendly villagers living a peaceful life and much more! If you can't spend 1 week to see everything then this tour is a great choice: major cities & sightseeing, picturesque areas and rural culture! A concentrated dose of Transylvanian beauty!

Moments to expect in this Best of Transylvania Tour:

  • Day 1: Famous Castles and entering Transylvania

    Day 1: Famous Castles and entering Transylvania

    After pick-up in Bucharest, we drive to the famous mountain resort of Sinaia to visit the beautiful Peles Castle, former summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Then we cross the Carpathian Mts. on a scenic road and enter Transylvania. We visit the medieval Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula Castle, to find out if there is any truth to all the legends. Finally, we settle into a guesthouse in the mountain village of Magura located at 1000m altitude. Here you can relax and admire superb views of Piatra Craiului National Park or we can go on a hike in the area to explore village life!

  • Day 2: UNESCO Fortified Villages and Medieval Citadels

    Day 2: UNESCO Fortified Villages and Medieval Citadels

    Now it's time to explore the countryside! We drive through typical Transylvanian villages and learn about the Saxon heritage, local culture and how villagers live. But the best way to understand this is to visit Viscri village, a UNESCO site famous for its fortified church, where slow life is surrounded by hills and fields. In the afternoon we visit the UNESCO Sighisoara Citadel, the best preserved & still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe! We learn its history by exploring narrow streets and spend the evening in a medieval townhouse-turned-guesthouse!

  • Day 3: Brasov and back to Bucharest

    Day 3: Brasov and back to Bucharest

    After breakfast we leave for Brasov. Probably the most famous medieval town in Romania, it is charming against a backdrop of mountains and cafes on cobbled streets. We will discover the main landmarks of the city such as Council Square, Rope Street, the Black Church, defense bastions and go up on Tampa Mountain for superb views of the area. I know some great restaurants with local cuisine for lunch and after that we leave for Bucharest.

  • [Day 4 - tour extension] Sibiu & sights in the area

    [Day 4 - tour extension] Sibiu & sights in the area

    Having 4 days for the tour will give us more time to discover Transylvania, adapt the itinerary and travel more relaxed. Night 2/3 we spend in Sighisoara; in the morning of Day 3 we leave for Biertan to visit its famous UNESCO Fortified Church, and then on to Sibiel near Sibiu for a traditional, home-hosted lunch. Overnight in Sibiu, Romania's cultural cradle - bohemian, multilingual and cosmopolitan, with large squares, fine-dining and a passion for cultural events and street shows! On Day 4 we crossTransfagarasan Highway (if open for driving) or drive on Olt Valley to Curtea de Arges Monastery before returning to Bucharest.

Tour price: 2 x €450
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Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
  • Landscape: Urban, countryside, hills

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