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

Bogdan With: Bogdan 17
The region of Transylvania is famous for its medieval cities, multicultural villages, medieval castles, picturesque landscapes, friendly villagers living a peaceful life and more! If you can't spend 1 week in Romania then this tour will give you a concentrated dose of authentic Transylvanian culture and beauty! We created a unique, well-balanced itinerary so you have the BEST experience!

Moments to expect in this 3-day 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 vampire legends!

  • The traditional villages of Transylvania

    The traditional villages of Transylvania

    At the base of Piatra Craiului Mts. there are some villages renowned for their authentic traditional lifestyle and picturesque sceneries. We will stay in a premium rustic mountain guesthouse in Magura located at 1000m altitude with superb views of the entire area and can go for a short hike in the area to explore village life and meet locals!

  • 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 today. 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 400 year old 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. Arrival around 17:00 - 18:00.

  • [1 Day Tour extension] Day 4: Sibiu and a home-cooked lunch

    [1 Day Tour extension] Day 4: Sibiu and a home-cooked lunch

    Having 4 days* for this tour will give us more time to discover Transylvania and travel at a slower pace! On Day 3 we leave from Sighisoara to the village of Biertan to visit its famous UNESCO Fortified Church, and then on to Sibiel where a local family will cook a traditional and delicious 3-course lunch for us with products from their garden and other villagers. Then we visit Sibiu, Romania's cultural cradle: bohemian and cosmopolitan, renowned for its cultural events and fine-dining scene! The next day we cross the mighty Fagaras Mts. by driving on Transfagarasan Highway (during July-Sept) OR drive on Olt Valley before returning to Bucharest.
    [extra 190 Euro / person]
    *you can also replace Sighisoara and Viscri with these sights during the 3-day tour

  • Included: premium 4* accommodation

    Included: premium 4* accommodation

    The guesthouses we selected for this trip are all top-notch: 4* services with comfortable beds in spacious rooms serving delicious and filling open-buffet breakfast: Samedru (Magura), Fronius Residence (Sighisoara) and Levoslav House (Sibiu) [subject to availability]

  • Authentic Transylvania is about SLOW travel and village life

    Authentic Transylvania is about SLOW travel and village life

    There are many things to see in Transylvania - but on this tour we're not doing a marathon! Too much time in the car is tiring and not a great holiday... Instead, we want you to have a REAL experience of Transylvania and FEEL why it's so famous. And for that you need to get out of the cities and 'top tourist' sights and into rural villagers to meet locals and see how they live. That's why we created this unique, premium and private itinerary that we know you're going to enjoy!

Tour price: 2 x 674 Euro
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  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
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  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 3 days before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

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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