The Medieval Transylvania Tour - shared - 3 days

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Day 1: Bucuresti – Curtea de Arges – Cozia – Sibiu

 

Departure from Bucharest to the Monastery Curtea de Arges built by the ruler of Wallachia Neagoe Basarab in 1514, representing an architectural monument. The tour continue with a visit at Cozia Monastery, first built by one of the first rulers of Wallachia, Mircea cel Batran between 1386-1388, and rebuilt later by some other rulers. This visit will be followed by lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant. In the afternoon we head to Sibiu, which was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name Hermanstadt. After a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Sibiu) we will have a traditional dinner & accommodation.

Overnight in Sibiu.

 

Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov
 

After breakfast, departure from Sibiu to the village Biertan & visit at the biggest fortified church in Transilvania, built between 1490 – 1524 (the fortified church Biertan). Later, we are going to the medieval citadel Sighisoara, having a documentary attestation dating back in 1280, and the old German name Schassburg, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage). A walking tour of the citadel & visit in The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view) will be followed by a lunch. In the afternoon, we head to Brasov, another medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1235, and the old name Kronstadt (maybe the most important from all German medieval citadels in Transilvania). After a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Brasov) will be a traditional dinner & accommodation.

Overnight in Brasov.

 

Day 3: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucuresti
 

After breakfast, visit in the Black Church, first built in 1383, the most important tourist objective in Brasov. Later we head to Bran (Dracula’s) Castle, with visit followed by a traditional lunch. After lunch, we are going to Sinaia (a beautiful mountain resort) to visit Peles Castle (built by the first king of Romania, Carol the 1st) in a very beautiful architectural style starting with 1875, until 1914, to be a summer residence for holidays. In the end of the day, the last visit will be at Sinaia Monastery (The Old & The New) followed by driving back to Bucharest.

Included:

  • Transport by car/minibus with pick-up and drop-off 
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 2-nights of accommodation in a double room with breakfast at a 3* hotel in Sibiu and Brasov

Know before you go

  • For high season at least 4 people are required for this activity to take place. For low season at least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. High season – March – October, December 16th – January 6th; Low season – January 7th – February 29th; November 1st – December 15t; If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • For Saturday and Sunday departures the tour will be done in the reverse order because the Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020 and only on Mondays for the rest of the year.
  • Please note that the Clock Tower in Sighisoara and Biertan fortified church are closed on Mondays. You may wish to take this into consideration when booking, as these sites are visited on the second day of the trip.
  • TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.
  • Please note that the order of the visits during the trip can vary depending on the weather and traffic conditions

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Day 1: Bucuresti – Curtea de Arges – Cozia – Sibiu

Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Brasov

Day 3: Brasov – Bran – Sinaia – Bucuresti

Highlights

  • Sibiu, enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center
  • Biertan, the biggest fortified church in Transilvania
  • Sighisoara, being in the present the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated (UNESCO heritage)
  • Brasov, one of the most important from all German medieval citadels in Transilvania
  • Bran, visit the Dracula's Castle
  • Peles, the former summer resident of the Royal Family and one of the most beautiful castles in Romania

Route

  1. Bucharest
  2. Curtea de Argeș
  3. Cozia Monastery
  4. Sibiu
  5. Biertan Fortified Church
  6. Sighișoara
  7. Brașov
  8. Bran
  9. Sinaia
  10. Bucharest