Transylvania Explorer Tour and Transfagarasan Road in 3 days


Tour type: Complety private tour

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Tour starts and ends in Bucharest.

Short Description

I designed this tour so that you get dive deep in the heart of Transylvania for three amazing days.

The Private tour from Bucharest, will give you the chance to visit Peles Castle and Dracula`s Castle, the medieval Old Town of Brasov, Viscri Traditional Village, Sighisoara Medieval Town, Sibiu all of them located in Transylvania at the foothills of Carpathians. Getting back to Bucharest, we’ll drive on Transfagarasan Road.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, the most beautiful Romanian medieval cities;
  • Visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle;
  • Visit a fairytale-like castle hidden in the mountains, Peles Castle;
  • Explore Brasov, one of the most beautiful Romanian medieval cities;
  • Spend two nights in heart of Transylvania;
  • Visit the traditional village of Viscri;
  • Walk on the cobbled streets of Sighisoara Medieval Citadel;
  • Explore Transfagarasan Highway, Romania’s most spectacular and best known road;
  • Vidraru Dam and Curtea de Arges Monastery ;

What you’ll do

Day 1 Bucharest- Sinaia – Bran – Brasov

The tour start ~7:30 am, when I pick you up from your accommodation in Bucharest and head towards Transylvania with stops at the most important sites along the way.

We’ll be visiting some of the most beautiful places in Romania: the royal family’s Castle in Sinaia (Peles Castle), the paramount Castle of Dracula, and then the medieval, Old Town of Brasov. Since I’m born and raised in Brasov, I provide you with a local gem only known by the locals.

From Bucharest, the first stop is after a ~2h drive, at the Peles Castle in Sinaia. There you’ll visit the castle, admire its elaborate Neo-Renaissance architecture and fill your lungs with mountain air.

We’ll then drive for ~1h, scenic mountain road, to the Dracula Castle (in the village of Bran). You’ll visit the famous castle of Dracula (Vlad Tepes king), discover the legends, as well as the history of this place.

The last stop of Day 1, will be in the medieval Old Town of Brasov. Here you can have lunch/dinner at restaurants try out Romanian traditional dishes or unwind with a coffee or wine in one of the city’s cosy café.

The accommodation after this day will be in Brasov. So, you’ll then have free time to explore the city of Brasov in the afternoon/evening. To wrap everything up, I will then drive you to some amazing places where few tourists usually make it.

Day 2  Brasov – Viscri – Sighisoara – Sibiu

The day will start ~8:00 am, when I pick you up from your accommodation in Brasov and head northern Transylvania.

The first stop will be after ~1:30h drive, in the medieval village of Viscri, the most famous village of Transylvania totally bypassed by modern times. This is the place where Prince Charles of Great Britain fell in love with Transylvania and bought a house in 2007. In the village, you’ll get a touch of the Transylvanian countryside and you’ll also visit the fortified Church of Viscri, situated in the heart of the village.

The next stop will be after another ~1h drive, in Sighisoara, the last Medieval Citadel of Europe constantly inhabited until today and one of the most picturesque places in Romania. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler was born, the historical figure which inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional character, Count Dracula. There, you’ll have enough time to enjoy the medieval spirit of the town and have lunch.

The last stop of Day 2, will be in the medieval Old Town of Sibiu, one of the most popular and visited Romanian cities, and for good reason: old beauty restored, Saxon (German) heritage, welcoming folks.

The accommodation after this day will be in Sibiu. So, you’ll have an relaxed evening to enjoy a glass of wine at one of the many restaurants from Great Square or just enjoy the vibe of the city walking on the cobbled streets.

Day 3  Sibiu – Transfagarasan Road – Bucharest

The day will start ~7:30 am, when I pick you up from your accommodation in Sibiu.

We’ll start freshly for a new adventure on Transfagarasan Highway, Romania’s most spectacular and best known road and, thanks to an appearance on BBC Top Gear in 2009, now one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. We’ll have multiple stops to admire the beauty of nature along this road.

We’ll reach the road’s highest point at 2042 metres at Balea Lake. Here you’ll have free time to enjoy the amazing landscape of Fagaras Mountain and fill your lungs with fresh air.

Then, we’ll continue on Transfagarasan Road, hit the southern part of Fagaras Mountains and the next stop will be at Vidraru Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric dams in Europe.

The last stop of the day will be at Curtea de Arges Monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries in Romania and a great attraction. It’s the monumental church and its unique architectural style that make this monastery one of the most representative in Romania, a country that has hundreds of religious monuments of venerable age. 

The Monastery of Curtea de Arges is at the center of a very popular Romanian legend.

The last stint is a direct drive back to Bucharest, of about 2h, where I’ll drop you off directly at your accommodation.

This tour can be extended or reorganized, according to your wishes.

Inclusions:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-of;
  • Transport by modern car with climate control;
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available in the car;
  • Overview of Romanian History and Culture from a local perspective;
  • Countless stops for photos;
  • Guide expenses and accommodation;
  •  Interactive participation encouraged;
  • Countless stops for photos;

Exclusions:

  • Accomodation nights for Brasov and Sibiu (the price is not included in the tour price, but if, needed, I can help you to choose your place);
  • Meals (aprox. 10 €/person/meal);
  • Entrance fees: Bran Castle 9€, Peles Castle  8€ (standard tour);
  • Video and photo fees.

Price:

  • 2 persons for €250 each
  • 3 persons for €220 each
  • 4 persons for €200 each
  • 5 persons for €180 each
  • 6 persons for €170 each

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