Transylvania Castles 4-day tour from Bucharest

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Travel throughout Romania in a small group tour of a maximum of 8 travelers. Discover the most prominent medieval castles and landmarks in 4-days tour of Transylvania. Visit Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle, as well as several other numerous citadels and fortresses such as Rasnov, Rupea, and Sighisoara.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Rolandia

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Day 1 Bucharest – Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Rasnov Fortress – Brasov

Stop At: Peles Castle

In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest. Your tour will begin with a road trip from Bucharest to Sinaia where you will visit one of the most prestigious castles in Romania, Peles Castle. Due to its beautiful architecture and idyllic setting, Peles is considered by several publications one of the most spectacular castles in the world. In the past, it was used by the Romanian Royal Family as a summer residence, until it was seized by the communist regime.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

After taking a tour of Peles Castle you will head to Bran, a small village near the Brasov, in order to visit Bran Castle. Prompted by Bram Stoker’s best-seller novel Dracula, the fame of Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle, stole the world’s spotlight. This is the reason why the Halloween party at Bran it`s very popular nowadays. The solitary image of the castle and the Gothic architecture (specific to Transylvania’s Middle Ages) have established an undying connection to Vlad the Impaler. Your Dracula tour will introduce you to the story of how Vlad the Impaler came to be associated with the legend of Dracula. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Saxons of Brasov on top of an older wooden fortification erected by the Teutonic Knights.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rasnov Citadel

After visiting the castle you will take the old trade route that passes the Carpathian Mountains and head to Rasnov, a medieval citadel perched on a hill ever since the 14th century. Your day will come to an end after visiting Rasnov and will head back to the medieval city of Brasov to spend the night. If the time allows, at night you can take a walking tour through Brasov's Council Square.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Brasov Historical Center

If the time allows, at night you can take a walking tour through Brasov's Council Square.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Brasov – Fagaras Citadel – Rupea – Crit – Sighisoara Citadel

Stop At: Fagaras Fortress

In the morning you will leave for Fagaras, an imposing citadel dating back to the feudal ages. The Fagaras Citadel has an impressive defensive system that allowed it to be one of the few structures that were never conquered. It is surrounded by a moat and by two rows of walls which makes it very difficult to lay siege to.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cetatea Rupea

In Rupea will find one of the oldest archeological sites in Romania, the first documentary recorded was in the 14th century. But the signs of human settlements are dating from the Paleolithic and early Neolithic ages. Rupea Citadel was fully refurbished in 2013. A legend says that Decebalus, the famous Dacian king, committed suicide here during the Second Dacian War in 106 AD.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center

Although Transylvania’s citadels and castles are spectacular, one should not miss the medieval villages that preserve the medieval lifestyle from all the corners of Europe. On your way to Sighisoara, will stop in Crit. It is a Saxon village filled with traditional houses and with astounding cuisine. Here, you will enjoy a delicious meal before continuing your journey. Once in Sighisoara, you will start exploring this beautiful medieval town, with narrow cobblestoned paths and colorful houses. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ever since 1999. Sighisoara Medieval Citadel was uninterruptedly inhabited since its establishment in the 13th century. The city is renowned for its beautiful street performers as well as local craftsmen who set up various demonstrations for tourists interested in learning the secrets of historical arts. Also, in Citadel Square, you can see where Vlad Tepes House (or Count Dracula). Until 1435, Vlad Tepes lived in the ocher-colored house with his father. Nowadays, on the ground floor is a restaurant and on the first floor is the Museum of Weapons. After a busy day, you will check-in and spend the night in Sighisoara.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 Sighisoara – Richis – Biertan – Alba Iulia – Hunedoara - Sibiu

Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church

On the third day of your medieval tour of Romania you will head to Richis, a small village near Biertan, that is home to a gothic fortified church with an age of over 500 years. From Richis you will head to Biertan, which boasts with the largest fortified church in Romania, surrounded by three rows of walls protected by 6 towers and 3 bastions. Biertan is one of Transylvania's villages with fortified churches and has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Centre since 1993.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia

Your next stop is at Alba Iulia, a city where Romania’s history vibrated for more than 2000 years. This place was, over the years, home to a Roman Fort, a medieval defense fortress, and ultimately, a large stellar-shaped fortress with bastions in Romania, built in a Vauban style.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor

One of the most impressive Transylvanian castles is the famous Corvin Castle. The castle built in a Gothic style is underlined by tall towers decorated with dragons carved in stone, seemingly taken out of a fantasy novel. Also known as the Hunyad Castle, it amazes not only through its architecture but also through the story that ties it to John Hunyadi, one of the legendary heroes that helped stop the Ottoman invasion.

Duration: 1 hour

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After visiting Corvin Castle, you will drive to Sibiu, where you will spend the night in a beautiful boutique hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 4 Sibiu – Curtea de Arges – Bucharest

Stop At:

Your fourth and final day starts with a city tour of Sibiu, a city that simply cannot be excluded from a medieval tour of Romania. Sibiu’s characteristics resemble those of a German medieval town: a large square surrounded by the most representative buildings. You will take a walking tour through the city, and in order to reach the defensive walls you will pass over the most famous bridge in Romania, the Bridge of Lies.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery

After leaving Sibiu you will pass through the Carpathian Mountains. Driving along the bank of the Olt River while enjoying the beautiful landscape. Your final stop will be at Curtea de Arges, where will visit one of the most beautiful Orthodox Churches in Romania and the Necropolis of the great kings of Romania.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town

You will reach Bucharest at night, and your tour of medieval Romania will come to an end.

Duration: 1 hour
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