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  • Visit the Turda Salt Mine, home to one of the coolest underground theme parks in the world
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and a traditional Romanian meal
  • Visit Bran Castle & Sighisoara Citadel
  • Tour Brasov & enjoy a wine-tasting session in Jidvei
Visit Transylvania, a place of spectacular landscapes, diverse cultures and rich traditions. Behold its mighty castles, grand, fortified churches and sprawling monuments.

Travel to some of the most exquisite areas surrounding Cluj-Napoca. Enter into the dark, cavernous Turda Salt Mine and explore the Alba Carolina Fortress. Spend your night in the quaint village of Sibiel and sample some traditional Romanian dishes.

Discover some of the medieval landmarks of Transylvania, such as Dracula's Castle and the old towns of Brasov and Sighisoara. Taste Romanian wine in Jidvei Castle and transfer back to Cluj-Napoca. For more about this 3-day guided tour, please read the itinerary.
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Start your tour from the gorgeous Cluj-Napoca, a city renowned for its bohemian cafes. Head to Turda and visit one of the most spectacular underground places in the world, the Turda Salt Mine.

This mine had been used for salt extraction ever since the pre-Roman era, but today it has become an underground theme park. It now has a mini golf course, bowling field, Ferris wheel, and a lake where you can enjoy a boat ride. It is the perfect location for a family picnic.

The next landmark on our list is the Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest and most important bastion fortress in South-eastern Europe. It was built in the early 18th century, as part of a fortification system created by Prince Eugene of Savoy to provide defence to the newly conquered provinces of the Habsburg Empire. Besides its beautiful architecture, the Alba Carolina Fortress attracts thousands of tourists who come to see its change of guard ceremony, which takes place almost everyday between May and September.

Travel to the quaint village of Sibiel, which is inhabited by less than 500 people. Once there, you can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village. Visit a local in his home and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared with traditional products.

Reach Sibiu at night and check in at the hotel.
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Travel to Nucet. Meet a family that owns a micro farm and an ecologic garden. Learn the true meaning of 'local living'. Hop on your bikes and take a ride to a nearby village. Explore an old mill where you can taste a delicious bread baked with local ingredients.

Drive to Bran Castle, known by many as Dracula’s Castle, built over 600 years ago. This imposing castle still preserves its medieval ambiance. Learn more about its history and background beyond the popular myth of Dracula.

Travel to Brasov, one of Transylvania’s most remarkable cities. Take a short walking tour of the city and discover some of its landmarks. Visit the Black Church, which is the largest Gothic church in Transylvania and the largest religious edifice anywhere between Vienna and Istanbul. See one of the largest pipe organs in Europe inside the church and discover the history behind its name.
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The last day of your tour starts with a trip to Europe’s last inhabited medieval citadel, Sighisoara. We will visit its clock tower, which held a citadel council until 1556 and was also used as a holding cell for prisoners sentenced to death. The tower has a height of approximately 64 meters and is today home to Sighisoara’s history museum.

Your next stop is Biertan, one of the first Saxon settlements in Transylvania. Surrounded by quaint streets and vineyards, this medieval complex is formed around a fortified church, located on top of a hill, in the heart of the settlement. The church was built between 1486 and 1524 in the late-Gothic style with Renaissance touches.

Head to Jidvei and visit the beautiful Bethlen-Haller Castle (Jidvei Castle). The Jidvei area is also the most important producer of white wines in Romania. In fact there have been vineyards in this area ever since the beginning of the Iron Age. Attend a wine tasting session.

Reach Cluj-Napoca at night. Your tour comes to an end in this bohemian city.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation for 2 nights in centrally located hotels
  • Transfer provided in a modern car/minivan
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
what's excluded
  • Health & travel insurance
  • Airplane tickets
  • Meals, other than those included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages, room service, souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Photography fees
  • Tips for the tour guide
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