Discover the beauties of Transylvania in 9 active days and you will live an amazing authentic people and culture travel experience!
Bucharest – Olt Valley – Sibiu – Alba Iulia – Cluj Napoca – Cheile Turzii – Targu Mures - Sighisoara – Biertan – Brasov – Bran – Moeciu - Busteni - Sinaia – Bucharest
Day 1: Bucharest – Olt Valley – Cozia Monastery – Sibiu
Welcome to Romania! After meeting with your guide on the Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport, we invite you to take your seats on the bus that will lead you on the beautiful Olt Valley where you can admire Olt Gorges. A short stop at Cozia Monastery, with over 600 years of history, will recharge your battery. After that, we continue our trip to Sibiu, one of the picturesque towns in Romania, 2007 European Capital of Culture. Accommodation in a 4* hotel.
Day 2: Sibiu Discovery
After breakfast, a local guide will take you through the old center of Sibiu to discover on a walk the beautiful multicultural heritage – Brukenthal Museum, Orthodox Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, Hungarian Catholic Church, the Synagogue or The Astra Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization or the Open Air Museum. In the afternoon, leisure to explore the city. Accommodation in a 4* hotel.
Day 3: Sibiu – Marginimea Sibiului – Alba Iulia – Cluj Napoca
Pack your bags because after breakfast we drive to Cluj Napoca via Alba Iulia. On the road, you will visit Marginimea Sibiului, an old village where the people prepare delicious homemade cheese, palinca, bulz (polenta with maturated sheep cheese on the grill), cakes, jams and syrups made from fruits grown into people’s garden. Arriving in Alba Iulia– you will need only a few moments to fall in love with this Roman Fortress, Medieval City and also the town where Romania proclaimed The Great Union, in 1918. After that, it’s time to meet Cluj Napoca, the biggest town in Romania after Bucharest and European Youth Capital in 2015! Since some claim that here lies the heart of Transylvania, let’s find out in our city tour what does that mean. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Cluj Napoca.
Day 4: Cluj Napoca – Cheile Turzii – Salina Turda – Targu Mures
Breakfast at the hotel, a good mood and a deep breath will be enough to enter Turda Salt Mine! On our trip, we’ll run into beautiful Turda Gorges, a karst landscape, a protected area for its flora, fauna, archeology and geology (over 60 caves). Welcome Targu Mures! Beautiful road trip, beautiful landscapes, beautiful people! After arriving in Targu Mures, we propose a short city tour - a good walk will recharge you. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Targu Mures.
Day 5: Targu Mures – Sighisoara – Biertan – Brasov
Eat well in the morning, a long and exciting day is in front of us. First of all, Sighisoara, the only inhabited medieval citadel in South Eastern Europe, part of UNESCO heritage, after that the Fortified Church of Biertan, also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage, one of the most important Saxon Church in Transylvania and then Brasov, probably the most visited town in Romania. Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Brasov.
Day 6: Brasov – Bran – Moeciu – Brasov
Relaxing day with a short visit at Bran Castle (is there anyone who has never heard of so-named Dracula’s home when it comes to Romania or Transylvania?). After that, we’ll have free time in Brasov. Prepare for a magical dinner and let’s learn some traditional folk dances like Perinita, Hora, Braul Ardelenesc and Sarba at a famous restaurant in town.
Day 7: Brasov – Busteni - Sinaia – Bucharest
After breakfast, we easy walk out to Busteni, visit Cantacuzino Castle, then we head towards Sinaia, for visiting Peles Castle. Welcome back to Bucharest, capital city of Romania! Accommodation in a 3* hotel.
Day 8: Bucharest
Because it is the last day, we propose to visit Bucharest and its main attractions: Palace of the Parliament, University of Bucharest, Revolution Square, Victoriei Square, Village Museum, Victoria Palace, Primaverii Palace. Free time after the city tour.
Day 9: Time to go home!
After breakfast, your bus will guide you to the airport.
Hope you enjoyed this tour and we hope to see you again soon!
Accommodations & meals:
- 8 nights accommodation in cozy 3*/ 4* hotels
- Breakfast in every hotel
- 1 special dinner
- Airport transfers
- Air conditioning bus during the entire tour
- Parking and road taxes
- Entrance fees in all attractions that we stop by
- English speaking private guide
Tips & Tricks
- Best seasons for this tour: beautiful in every season
- Health condition: you should be able to walk about 2-3 km/day
- Age: doesn’t matter as long as you have a young soul
- Clothing & accessories: comfortable clothes, very comfortable shoes – sport shoes, sneakers, a hat should be useful if travelling during summer, sunglasses, a small bag for documents and money
- Others: a big smile on your face and a lot of good mood!
- this tour is flexible and fully customizable
Tour type: Package tour
Term: available on request, flexible dates
Duration: 8 nights/9 days
This package is flexible; you can choose other number of nights or type of meals.