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

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!

What you need to know about this Best of Transylvania Tour

  • This is a 3-day private trip from Bucharest to visit major attractions and cities in Transylvania. Customisable based on your preferences
  • Included: airport transfers, private guide & transport in modern car, 2 nights accommodation, all entrance fees (standard, approx 35 Euro/person), snacks and water. Not included: meals and personal expenses
  • Premium accommodation included: 1 night in a traditional 3* mountain guesthouse in Magura. 2nd night in a medieval-styled guesthouse in Sighisoara Citadel. Delicious breakfasts with local products!
  • Guided walking tours of landmarks and squares in Brasov and Sighisoara Citadel. Guided visits of Peles Castle, Bran Castle and the UNESCO Fortified Church in Viscri
  • Explore traditional life in the picturesque mountain villages of Magura and Pestera. In Viscri we can go for a horse-dragged cart ride, visit a blacksmith's workshop or enjoy a home-cooked lunch!
  • You can replace Sighisoara and Viscri with Sibiu, a home-cooked lunch in Sibiel and Transfagarasan Highway for the same 3-day price
  • You can extend the tour with 1 day to visit Sibiu and sights in the area (Biertan, Sibiel and Transfagarasan Highway) for an extra 290 Euro/person
  • This tour is well balanced between time spent on the road (very tiring!), tourist sights and authentic Transylvania culture and beauty!

Additional information

Horse-dragged cart ride and/or lunch in Viscri depend on the availability of locals; their cost is NOT included.

Tour schedule and pace can be adjusted according to your preference.

Medium cancelation policy: cancel with at least 7 full days before the booking date to get a full refund.

Moments to expect in this 3-day Transylvania Tour:

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!

Day 1: Famous Castles and entering 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 1,000m 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!

The traditional villages of Transylvania

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 2: UNESCO Fortified Villages and Medieval Citadels
Attractions included

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.

Day 3: Brasov and back to Bucharest
Attractions included

[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. We can also enjoy this lunch when in Viscri as we'll have more time. 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 to return to Bucharest.
[extra 280 Euro / person]
*you can also replace Sighisoara and Viscri with Sibiu during the 3-day tour

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

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]

Included: premium 4* accommodation

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!

Authentic Transylvania is about SLOW travel and village life
2 x 674 Euro
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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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