Sibiu Day Trip to Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle & Alba Iulia CitadelWith: Adela 11
What you need to know about this Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle tour:
- This is a private guided day trip starting from Sibiu. Duration 8-10 hours
- Included: transport by car (total of 300 km), guidance and entrance fee to Corvin Castle
- You will visit the well-preserved Gothic Corvin Castle, considered the most beautiful of its type in Europe!
- We then go visit Alba Iulia Citadel, the birthplace of Romanian state in 1918!
- If time allows, we can also visit Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana archeological site OR the Deva Fortress (extra fee on next page)
Meal not included but we can stop along the way for lunch, I know a couple of good local places.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Moments to expect during the Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle tour:
A Gothic - Renaissance 500 year old castle with an impressive history
Starting our trip from Sibiu we will travel in the countryside to Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle. We will learn about its agitated history, visit its courtyard, old towers and interior rooms. Hear about the legend surrounding the crow that represents the owner family seal. Then - admire the landscape and nature.
The Alba Iulia 5-star fortified citadel and its major landmarks
We continue our trip to the city of Alba Iulia which hosts a beautifully restored 300 year old fortified citadel, built by the Habsburgs on Dacian and Roman (our ancestors) settlements. This is where the Great Romanian Union of 1918 took place - so you can imagine its historical importance. We will visit some major landmarks and enjoy the splendid walking area. Great photo opportunities by the way!
Changing of the guards in Alba Iulia Citadel
If there's a fortification there must be guards nearby! During the summer and every day at noon a wonderful and ritualistic moment takes place: changing the guards. An old tradition that goes back into historical times and atmosphere. It's a "must" during our visit!
Extra visit: Samizegetusa Ulpia Traiana or Deva Fortress
Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa was the political, administrative and religious center of Roman Dacia in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, after these lands were conquered by the Roman Empire. Today the archeological site known as Sarmisegetusza Ulpia Traiana consists of ruins of a well-preserved forum, amphitheater, and remnants of several temples.
[tour can be extended to include this attraction]
- Starting point: Sibiu
- Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj Napoca
- Nearest train station: Sibiu Train Station
- Landscape: Countryside and urban
Reviews from travellers
We booked the tour last minute and was not sure someone could be arranged so quickly, but Romanian Friend found us an excellent guide! Adela's colleague, Csaba was very professional and he made sure we had a good time. He picked us up on time and we spent 8 hours with him touring the Corvin Castle and Alba Iulia Citadel. He was very knowledgeable and was willing to answer any of our questions about Romania (not just the tour sites). He also engaged my niece who is 15 by asking her fun questions. He took the time to tell us about each site and to ensure we had a good time. Booking this tour was very easy and the response time from Romanian Friend website was very quick - thank you!
Adela was a wonderful guide! She was punctual and was waiting at my hotel lobby before the scheduled time. She is friendly, knowledgeable and very professional throughout the tour. She gave a detailed tour of Corvin Castle and during our ride she also answered a lot of my questions about Romanian history. I enjoyed my trip very much and highly recommend her! Also thanks to Romanian Friend for helping me plan my trip, answering my questions and connecting me with such a great guide!
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