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  • Tour Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family
  • Visit Bran Castle, popularly called 'Dracula's Castle'
  • Explore Sighisoara, the last inhabited citadel in Europe
  • Visit Biertan, a UNESCO-designated village with fortified churches
Discover some of the most important medieval landmarks of Transylvania in this 4-day tour. Explore the old castles, fortified structures and battlements that remind one of the Middle Ages, when kings and lords lived behind the towering walls of these buildings.

Head for Transylvania on the first day of your tour. Visit Peles Castle, the famous Bran Castle, and the Rasnov Fortress. Drive to Brasov as the night falls and take a walking tour of the town. The second day will take you to Fagaras and Rupea Citadels and the Crit Village before you head to Sighisoara, where you will spend your night.

Visit some of Transylvania's ancient Saxon settlements, such as the ones in Brasov and Richis, on the last two days of your tour. Take a trip to the largest medieval castle in Romania, Corvin, as well as the cities of Sibiu and Alba Iulia.

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“Very satisfied with the quality of the service provided. Excellent tour guide and accommodations for enjoying the enchanting Transylvania region. An incredible experience!!!!”
12 hours 3 Star Hotel
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest in the morning. The tour begins with a road trip from Bucharest to Sinaia where we will visit one of the most prestigious castles in Romania, Peles Castle. Given its beautiful architecture and idyllic setting, in a remote area surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, Peles is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular castles in the world.

In the past, it was used by the Romanian royal family as a summer residence until it was seized by the communist regime. However, before booking this tour, please bear in mind that Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Head to Bran after taking a tour of Peles Castle. A small village near Brasov, Bran is home to the famous 'Dracula Castle,' named after the popular literary and movie character created by Bram Stocker. The solitary image of a fortified structure perched atop a steep mountain cliff and the Gothic architecture specific to Transylvania’s Middle Ages have established an undying connection between the castle and the legendary Vlad the Impaler, also known as Vlad Dracula, who ruled over this area in the 15th century.

Your Dracula tour will introduce you to the story of how Vlad came to be associated with the Dracula legend. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Saxons of Brasov on top of an older wooden fortification erected by the Teutonic Knights.

After taking a tour of Bran Castle, follow the old trade route that passes the Carpathian Mountains and head to Rasnov, a medieval citadel perched on a hill ever since the 14th century. End your tour for the day in Rasnov and head back to the medieval city of Brasov to spend your night there. If you can find some time at night, we can take you on a walking tour through Brasov’s Council Square.
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8 hours 3 Star Hotel
Leave for Fagaras in the morning. An imposing citadel dating back to the feudal ages, Fagaras Citadel has an impressive defensive system that allowed it to be one of the few structures that was never conquered. It is surrounded by a moat followed by two rows of walls, which make it very difficult to lay siege to.

Encounter legends and history at every step and travel past authentic Romanian villages on your quest while driving to Rupea. See one of the oldest archeological sites in Romania, with signs of human settlements dating from the Paleolithic and Early Neolithic Ages. Rupea Citadel was fully refurbished in 2013, and a legend says that Decebalus, the famous Dacian king, committed suicide here during the Second Dacian War.

Drive past medieval villages that lay frozen in time on your way to Sighisoara. Explore Crit, a Saxon village filled with traditional houses that has been able to preserve its antiquity till date. Enjoy a warm and delicious traditional meal and visit a local charcoal maker before continuing your journey.

Once in Sighisoara, start exploring this beautiful medieval town with narrow, cobblestone paths and colorful houses. The city was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999. Visit Sighisoara Citadel, which has been uninterruptedly inhabited since it was built in the 13th century. The city is renowned for its beautiful street performers as well as local craftsmen who set up various demonstrations for tourists interested in learning the secrets of historical arts.

After a busy day, check in at a hotel and spend the night in Sighisoara.
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3 Star Hotel
Head to Richis, a small village near Biertan that is home to a fortified Gothic church over 500 years old. Visit Christian Rummel, a local carpenter and journeyman who creates wooden wheels. Christian is one of the few craftsmen who didn’t give up carpentry and ironworking in order to keep the tradition alive.

Drive to Biertan, which boasts the largest fortified church in Romania that is surrounded by three rows of walls and is protected by 6 towers and 3 bastions. Biertan is one of the few villages in Transylvania with fortified churches and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993.

Our next stop is Alba Iulia, a city with a history of more than 2000 years. This place was, over the centuries, home to a Roman fort, a medieval defence structure and, ultimately, a large, star-shaped fortress built in the Vauban style.

See the impressive Corvin Castle, one of the most famous Transylvanian castles. Built in the Gothic style with tall towers decorated with dragons carved in them, the castle seems to belong to the world of fairytale. Also known as Hunyad Castle, it is linked to John Hunyadi, one of the legendary heroes who helped stop the Ottoman invasion.

Spend your night in a traditional mansion, beautifully decorated with furniture carved with Transylvanian symbols.
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  • Breakfast
Take a road trip to the medieval city of Sibiu, a city that simply cannot be excluded from the list of places to visit in Romania. Sibiu’s characteristics resemble those of a medieval German town: a large square surrounded by traditional buildings. Enjoy a walking tour of the city and cross the most famous bridge in Romania, the Bridge of Lies, to reach the defensive walls of the city.

Drive past the Carpathian Mountains, along the banks of the Olt River, while enjoying the beautiful landscape. Stop at Curtea de Arges and visit one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in Romania as well as the necropolis of great Romanian kings and princes.

Reach Bucharest at night. Your tour of medieval Romania ends now.
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  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bucharest
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a 3 star hotel (shared rooms)
  • Private, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for the places as per the itinerary
  • One traditional lunch
  • A ride in a horse-drawn carriage
  • A workshop about medieval craft
  • Transport by private car/coach
what's excluded
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and alcoholic beverages other than the ones mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single supplement and hotel upgrade (available, please contact the tour operator by clicking on the blue 'Make An Enquiry' button on the top right of the page)
  • Entrance fees to other monuments/sights than those mentioned on the itinerary
  • Photography fees
  • Tips for guide/driver
  • Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc
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