Transylvania Complete Tour - 8 Days

Price: 580 EUR

Duration: 8 days

Why choose this: This Tranylvanian tour is addressed to anyone who wishes to relax choosing a medium to slow tour visiting the central part of Romania. Transylvania's multi-ethnic heritage (including German and Hungarian ) is delightfully apparent in the folk costumes, architecture, cuisine, music and festivals.

The offer includes: Transportation + Accomodation 7 nights as described in the program + Horse riding or carriage ride + Half board Pension

Transylvania It is the most famous region of Romania, a land of medieval castles and towns, dark forests, snowy peaks (especially those in Transylvanian Alps). At the same time a region experiencing rapid economical development, with modern youthful cities, huge shopping centers, massive infrastructure projects etc.

 

The experience includes: 

  • Airport transfer;
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off;
  • Driver and  English or Italian Speaking guide;
  • Transportation by modern air conditioned car or minivan;
  • Accomodation 7 nights in 4* hotels or Premium Guesthouses/Villas as described in the program;
  • Half board Pension: Breakfas and traditional dinners + artistic program;
  • 30 minutes of Horse riding or Carriage Ride in Transylvania;
  • Non Stop Assistance local Tour Operator;
  • City Taxes.

What's extra:

  • Airplane ticket, entrance fees, other meals;
  • Optional activities;
  • Other expenses.

Itinerary:

Day 1.  Arrival in Bucharest. Transfer to the hotel, followed by a panoramic tour of Bucharest. Dinner and overnight at  Hotel Ambasador or similar.

Day 2.  Full day tour of Bucharest 
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Bucharest including visit of the famous Parliament Palace. The walking tour includes the Revolution Square and the bustling old center of Bucharest. You’ll admire as well The Village Museum and famous boulevards and neighborhoods of this interesting city. Accommodation Hotel Ambasador  4 * o similar.

Dinner at the famous Caru Cu Bere Restaurant. 

 

Day 3. Bucharest - Snagov - Sinaia - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel Kolping 4* or similar.

Snagov Monastery is situated 40 minutes outside the capital and it is the place where Vlad The Impaler, actually known as Dracula, son of Vlad Dracul, is burried. The monastery was strategically erected in the middle of a little island in order to be well defended by the turks. Besides the wall and the bridge made by wood, the settlement still keeps the medieval aspect, as it is „guarded” by only one monk that lives here and takes care of the area.

Sinaia Monastery is a landmark of 19th century period, summer residence of King Carol I before the construction of Peles Castle. Situated next to Peles River and in the middle of a silent forest of fir trees, the Monastery is home of the first romanian Bible and ospites an important architectural and religious golden plated objects treasure that amaze us and show the respect of the orthodox cult. The tiny and cosy monastery that was originally erected by the general of the army Mihail Contacuzino waits for being discovered behind the high walls that were used for defense.

Peles Castle, home of the royal family that lived here once with the decision of Carol I to erect a summer residence, is one of the most beautiful castles from Europe. With its german influence in architecture, we can totally afirm that combines a sum of styles, being a lesson of history of arts. Golden plated objects, famous private weapon collection, unique ceiling, central heating since 100 years ago, paintings, carvings, all these being original, located in the heart of Carpathian mountains, makes the settlement the second most visited place in Romania.

 

Day 4 - Brasov - Bran - Rasnov - Brasov. Accommodation Hotel Kolping 4* or similar.

Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, became a first-class destination once with the appearance of the famous book written by the irish writer Bram Stocker. The medieval aspect gives to the place a unique experience which can be very easy included in a legend full of mistery and stories combined with real royal life. Actually, this castle is first of all a testimonial of Queen Mary that transformed the place into her summer residence, so be ready to discover a new identity of a spot full of elegance and classicism in the same time.

Rasnov Citadel is the most famous and well preserved fortress from Transilvania, being constructed by german community for defensive purpose. Come with us and discover the taste of medieval athmosfere and enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas of Brasov town and its environs!

Brasov is a „german made” town that maintains the taste of medieval influence. Be ready for photos, good food and a relaxing afternoon surrounded by walls of stone and houses with interesting roofs.

 

Day 5 - Brasov - Sibiu - Sibiel. Overnight in Sibiel (discover here the picturesque Sibiel).

Sibiu (Hermannstadt in German) was the largest and wealthiest of the seven walled citadels* built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons. The riches amassed by its guilds paid for the construction of both impressive buildings and the fortifications required to protect them. Sibiu's Old Town retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. Like Sighisoara and Brasov, it has a distinctly Germanic feeling.

 

Day 6 - Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara. Accommodation Hotel Korona 4* or similar.

Biertan - designated Unesco World Heritage authentic village, here is an impressive lockdoor that was awarded in 1910 in Paris. In the fortified church was also a room where the married couples were captured and let until they would come to terms. Intersting enough?:)

Sighisoara – known to the Germans as “Schäßburg”, to Hungarians as “Segesvár” and also known by the Latin name of “Castrum Sex” – is one of the most beautiful cities and municipalities of Romania, which has also played an important strategic and commercial role in Central Europe for many centuries.

 

Day 7 - Sighisoara - Saschiz - Viscri - Bucharest. Dinner and overnight at  Hotel Ambasador or similar.

Saschiz Village and Fortified Church. The Evangelical Church of Saschiz was built between 1493 and 1496 by Saxon colonists. The monument is very impressive due to its sheer size and the way the fortifying elements have been adapted to the shape of a church building.

How Viscri became famous? This island of the Saxons formed in the 12th century, when they were brought here by the king of Hungary to defend Transylvania against the invaders. They remained eight centuries in these lands until it happened one of the largest migrations in peacetime, namely, that of the 20th century, when more than a quarter of a million Germans have left their homes, churches and fortresses that built and defended with the blood of their ancestors for hundreds of years.

At this point, Viscri remained a desolate village that threatened to collapse in any moment if someone does not do something for his rehabilitation. So, Caroline Fernolend, one of the few Saxons remained in the village, began to seek solutions to save the native village. With the help of Prince Charles, Caroline has made the organization Mihai Eminescu Trust (MET), which aims to rehabilitate the abandoned houses and their integration into the tourist circuit. The enthusiasm and the courage of the villagers have encouraged more organizations to invest in the revival of the Saxon spirit and now their number is impressive.

 

Day 8 - Bucharest Hotel - Airport transfer 

Goodbye Romania! 

 

Price:

For more than 8 persons - Less than 580 EUR/person. Send us an email at contact@socatour.ro

For 8 persons: 580 EUR/ person

For 6 persons: 625 EUR/ person

For 4 persons: 720 EUR/ person

For 2 persons: 800 EUR/ person

The price is for one person in double room. supplement for single: 150 EUR

 

This Tranylvanian tour is addressed to anyone to wants to relax choosing a medium to  slow tour visiting the central part of Romania. Transylvania's multi-ethnic heritage (including German and Hungarian ) is delightfully apparent in the folk costumes, architecture, cuisine, music and festivals.

Keywords: Bucharest | Snagov Monastery | Sinaia | Peles Castle | Bran Castle | Rasnov Citadel | Brasov | Sibiu | Biertan Fortress | Sighisoara | Saschiz | Viscri | Fortified Churches Transilvania