Week-end in Transylvania tour (private guided tour)
BUCHAREST – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA – SIBIU
Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov
Departure from Bucharest at 9:00 am.
On the way to Brasov we stop in Sinaia,one of the finest mountain resorts in Romania, with spectacular surroundings and rich history. Visit at the famous Peles Palace, former summer residence of the Romanian royal family. It’s over-the-top opulent with 160 rooms, a lot of them with different themes, like the Turkish and Moorish salons, rooms designed in Baroque and Rococo. Amazing carved and inlaid wood floors, panels, and ceilings, statues, paintings, armour and weapons, luxurious furniture, leaded glass windows. From the outside, the castle looks like a really nice hunting lodge with statues and fountains on the grounds, and an elegant clock tower.
Arrival at Sinaia at 11:00 am.
In 1866 the prince Carol of the Hohenzollern – Sigmaringen arrives to Romania to claim the throne. He choses Sinaia to build the royal residence. Today the summer residence of the royal family, Peles Castle is considered to be the most beautiful from Europe. It was the first castle with elevator and own heating and warm water system from the north-eastern Europe.
Having 65 rooms with different renascentist styles (swiss, german, english, spanish, italian and austrian), in Peles Castle you can see famous paintings and sculptures. The stained glass, chandeliers, china, furniture, mirrors, sculptures, carpets all together make of Peles Castle something unique and impressive.
The construction of the castle started in 1873-1875 by the austrian architect Wilhelm Doderer, but finished by an czech architect Karel Liman (also the builder of Pelisor Castle) in 1914. you will encounter here different architectural styles which will captivate you.
12:30 pm. departure from Sinaia
13:30 pm. arrival to Bran
Stop for traditional romanian lunch at Bran Inn
15:00 pm. Bran Castle tour.
In 1462, the vallachian ruler Vlad Tepes (also known as Dracula) was arrested by the austro-hungarian emperor Matei Corvin because an alleged treason with the help of Mahomed the second, the emperor of the Ottoman Empire.
In a letter sent by the saxons from Brasov city to the emperor Matei Corvin was written that Vlad Tepes and Mahomed the second have promised to each other peace, but the price was that the vallachian ruler to offer Transylvania to the Ottoman Empire, land considered to belong to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Arrival to Brasov at 17:00 pm.
Accommodation in the historic center of Brasov.
After accomodation, free time for personal activities.
Day 2: Brasov – Viscri – Sighisoara
10:00 am. depart to Viscri.
12:00 am. visit Viscri Village
It’s hard not to fall in love with Viscri – it’s like stepping into a fairy tale. The Saxon character of Viscri has been so well preserved that the entire village has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Through a common effort of residents and the Mihai Eminescu trust, through funding from Britain’s Prince Charles many of the buildings in the village have been refurbished using exclusively traditional construction materials.
14:00 pm. arrive in Sighisoara
Accommodation available in the historical area in a 2 star location.
After 14:30 pm. free time in Sighisoara.
Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century citadel with cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic.
Join today our Romania Day Trips and find out that Vlad Dracula was born here in 1431 and lived with his family here for 5 years. His house is just one of the many attractions here.sighisoara14mare Others include the Church on the Hill with its 500-year-old frescoes, the 13th century Venetian House and the Church of the Dominican Monastery, known for its Transylvanian renaissance carved altarpiece,The Clock Tower and The Medieval weapons museum. A walk through the town’s hilly streets with their original medieval architecture is like stepping back in time.
Day 3: Biertan Fortress – Sibiu – Bucharest
10:00 am. depart to Biertan.
The Biertan Keep is the most wanted destination of the common man, the historians and archaeologists alike. Iis assumed that it was bult in 13 century, but officialy in 1387 the keep was already there.
His famous Biertan Donarium, written in latin language, is treated by the scientists with great care because if it’s importance. It proves that in 3rd century the dacian people were already romanized, evolved, cultivated.
The altar of the Biertan church, built in 15 century, is the biggest one from Romania.
If you want to get back in the medieval times, to see time crumbled walls, with towers and battlements that stimulate you imagination, to lost times with princes and princesses, with fairs and townsfolk all together, then most definitely Biertan is a place to visit.
11:30 am. depart to Sibiu.
13:00 pm. arrival to Sibiu.
Visiting Sibiu on a walk
Surprising, the historical center of the medieval city Sibiu has succeded to preserve almost entirely it’s original features. It’s foundation is linked to the saxon colonization in Transylvania, the city being built on a daco-roman settlement. In 1191, the city was known as Cibinum, but with the annexation of Transylvania to the Austro – Hungarian Empire, the city name was changed to Hermannstadt.
There are well preserved buildings, dating from the Habsburg Empire (1699). Sibiu was considered to be the most powerfull city from Transylvania. Narrow streets, tipical architectural elements, large squares, magnificent inside walls, well preserved defence towers.
After the tatars invasion in 1241, Sibiu was fortified in several stages, getting to have 39 defence towers and 5 bastions. sibiu piata mareYou can still admire the Soldisch and Haller bastion, the Stairs Tower, Council Tower, the Carpenters Tower, the Gunsmith Tower, Pottery Tower, the Brukenthal Museum and Sibiu city Hall, the Holy Trinity roman-chatolic Church (1726-1733). If you like history, you will love our Romania Day Trips!
Another touristic attraction is the Evangelical Church (XIV century), built on an old roman basilic. The small square, the Huet square, the arts museums, The arts House, Louxembourg House, the Bridge of Lies, make of Sibiu an ideal place.
You can join other groups and pay less so contact us NOW!
• 1 person – 500 Euros
• 2 person – 350 Euros / person
• 3, 6 persons – 250 Euros / person
• +6 persons – 200 Euros / person
• 10, 20 persons and larger groups – negotiable
• Transport by modern private car/minivan
• English speaking tour guide
• Reservation for 2, or 3 stars accommodation
Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century citadel with cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna.
Most people know Bran Castle as “Dracula’s Castle”, from Bram Stoker’s novel. This story is loosely based on Vlad Tepes who ruthlessly defended this part of Transylvania, and in the process, the legend of his rather gruesome killings inspired the story of Dracula. Join our Romania Day Trips to find out the truth behind Dracula!
When you gonna return home from the journey to Romania, this road will be the most representative memory about our country. How can you not admire the Transfagarasan road, when it’s considered the most spectacular alpine road from Europe? Or how Jeremy Clarkson, from the Top Gear tv show, said: “maybe this road is the best road in the world, endless …
Bran Castle – Dambovicioara Cave – Valea Cetatii Cave (Rasnov)
Most people know Bran Castle as “Dracula’s Castle”, from Bram Stoker’s novel. This story is loosely based on Vlad Tepes who ruthlessly defended this part of Transylvania, and in the process, the legend of his rather gruesome killings inspired the story of Dracula. Join our Romania Day Trips to find out the truth!
Bran Castle it’s an amazing example of 14Th century Gothic architecture that looks like it was carefully placed on top of a mountain. We’ll share with you the stories and legends around this castle that have intrigued people for centuries.
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