Transylvanian Medieval Castles & Fortified Churches Tour – 4 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAN – BRASOV (216 km)

Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia and visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, Peles Royal Castle. The second visit will allow you to travel back time, in the Medieval Age. You will see Bran Castle, the most visited castle in Romania also thanks to the legendary character, Dracula. The day will end in Brasov where you will enjoy a walking tour of the downtown in the Council Square and see the Black Church, a Gothic masterpiece, being the largest Gothic construction in the Eastern part of Europe.

Overnight in Brasov.
 

Day 2: BRASOV – PREJMER – RUPEA – VISCRI – SIGHISOARA (160 km)

Today you will see part of the Saxons’ heritage in Transylvania. In the morning you will leave Brasov and head to Prejmer to visit the fortified church which, due to the good preservation, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The day will continue with another medieval monument, this time a citadel, recently renovated, Rupea Citadel, followed by a visit at Viscripti fortified church (UNESCO monument).

Overnight in Sighisoara.
 

Day 3: SIGHISOARA – BIERTAN – MEDIAS – SIBIU (112 km)

This day, we continue our trip on the land of Transylvania. In the morning you will enjoy a walking tour of the citadel & visit The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view). Let’s not forget that Sighisoara is the only citadel in Europe which is still inhabited by, UNESCO monument, as well. You will leave this beautiful town and stop in the village of Biertan (UNESCO Heritage) where you will see the biggest fortified church in Transylvania and find out the unique method of the citizens to keep their marriages and avoid getting divorced. Prepare for a lovely surprise. Medias will be the second stop and in the evening you will arrive in Sibiu.

Overnight in Sibiu.
 

Day 4: SIBIU – COZIA – BUCHAREST (275 km)*

Sibiu was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name Hermanstadt. Being so well preserved, in 2007, Sibiu gained the title of the European Capital of Culture. You will enjoy here a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Sibiu) including The Large Square, The Small Square with the picturesque Liars Bridge, the old fortifications of the city, the Council Tower, etc. Later you will have a traditional lunch and head back to Bucharest. On your way, you will stop in Cozia to visit Cozia Monastery, considered one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art.

In the evening you will arrive in Bucharest.
 

* During summer time, the itinerary will include instead Cozia, a drive from Sibiu on Transfagarasan and a visit to Poenari Citadel, the real citadel which used to belong to Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula.

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Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAN – BRASOV (216 km)
Day 2: BRASOV – PREJMER – RUPEA – VISCRI – SIGHISOARA (160 km)
Day 3: SIGHISOARA – BIERTAN – MEDIAS – SIBIU (112 km)
Day 4: SIBIU – COZIA – BUCHAREST (275 km)

 

Highlights

  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Peles castle
  • Brasov old town
  • Prejmer, Viscri & Biertan fortified churches
  • Rupea Fortress
  • Sighisoara medieval citadel 
  • Sibiu old town

Route

  1. Sinaia
  2. Bran
  3. Brașov
  4. Prejmer
  5. Rupea
  6. Viscri
  7. Sighișoara
  8. Biertan
  9. Mediaș
  10. Sibiu
  11. Cozia
  12. Bucharest