Best of Transylvania
Duration: 3 days
Starting from: €300 /pers
Dracula’s Castle, Gothic Brașov, Medieval Sighișoara and Sibiu, Rupea Citadel, Peleș & Pelișor Castle, The Alba Carolina Citadel, Turda Salt Mine
Visit Dracula and his castle, have lunch in the misty mountains and walk the bloodshedding paths of the vampires!
In the first part of the day you will be guided through Sighisoara - quite a small city in the Transylvania with cobbled streets, colorful buildings, fairy-tale-like fortified and with contemporary activities and happy locals.
The city has a history dating back to the 1100s and has a lot of storied regarding Saxons, kings, German craftsmen and artisans and everything in between. All these transformed Sighișoara in a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You will see the fortified walls surrounding the city, the Vlad Dracul's (Vlad the Impaler's) birthplace, the favorite places in the town of Prince Charles and have lunch like a local!
Right after lunch, you will head to Rupea Citadel, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania that was built on the ruins of a former Dacian defense fort conquered by the Romans. The Citadel is known from 1324 when the Saxons revolted against King Charles I of Hungary and took refuge inside the citadel, and in the 14th century, it had a key strategic role, being the main linking point between Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia.
And after so many facts and legends from Rupea, you will be guided to Brașov, right in the center of Romania! The city is surrounded by mountains and is a harmonious mash-up of traditional charm and modern city life. Our guide will show you the towers that used to guard and defend the city, will squeeze down Strada Sforii, the narrowest street in Europe will show you the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania and will make sure you will enjoy a tasty & traditional dinner.
In the 2nd day you will be guided to Sinaia, "The pearl of the Carpathians", where you will see some of the most beautiful mountains resorts during a short stroll and right in the middle of all the mixed forests and surrounded by spectacular mountains, there are two castles waiting for you: Peleș and Pelișor Castles.
Peleș Castle was built as a summer residence for the kings of Romania in the late 19th century, and it has a 66m high tower, 160 rooms and stunning park surrounding it!
The Castle is still owned by King Michael I of Romania, but it will remain a publicly opened museum. So everyone can see and fall in love with the royal heritage: paintings, collection of defense objects and guns, ivory sculptures, amazing furniture, oriental rugs and a lot of rooms that are inspired and furnished with elements from all over the world: India, Arabian Peninsula, Persia, Turkey and many more!
After the breathtaking visit to the castle, you will enjoy lunch to gather new energy and courage for what is knows ad the deliciously ominous Dracula’s Castle. - We can't promise you any vampire encounters or howling wolves, but you never know!
The entire tour will be guided, and you will learn everything about the legend and its tales, about the Vlad the Impales and its weird habits, you will go all around the castle, and you will know it inside out.
The castle is surrounded by mountains and a small village with a small souvenirs market, so rest assured that you will get a sneak peek of the local life (and most probably drinks as well). So you can get a lot of souvenirs right before heading back to Brașov to spend the night.
The last day of your Transylvania trip, after these charming fortresses and castles, will start from Sibiu, the most romantic city in Romania!
The center of Sibiu is still partially enclosed by its original 12th-century medieval walls, and it is the home of Brukenthal Palace, Passage of the Stairs down into lower Sibiu and the Bridge of Lies.
Right after lunch, the next stop is Alba Iulia!
Walking around Alba Iulia Citadel, our guides will immerse you into a place where history goes back 2,000 years to the time when the Roman Empire conquered the Dacian Kingdom!
And you will discover the most exciting stories of this spectacular citadel: its star shape history, the Roman castrum, the medieval fortification and the power of the defense moat surrounding the fortress (which now constitutes a dendrological park thanks to the over 70 species of plants and shrubs growing there), the royal happenings and you will also see the prison cells of our heroic figures, Horea, Cloșca and Crișan who were executed on a breaking wheel for leading a revolt.
Sounds like a lot of action and a chilling, thrilling history?
It was about time to stop in a very relaxing place right before the drop-off: Salina Turda - the oldest salt mine in the world and its Subterranean Theme Park where you will 13 floors (more than 80m!) in a Subterranean (but very fancy and well-lighted, no worries) salt mine and boat on a lake, have fun in a wheel of gondolas, get a bird-view from a panoramic elevator, go for a ride in the Russian Wheel, play minigolf, table tennis, bowling, billiard or walk around the enormous impressive salt mine and its beautiful caverns and little pond.
Travel Schedule for 3 days trip in Transylvania
Start Location: Cluj Napoca
Contact: Get in touch with us here
What should you know about this 3-days tour in Transylvania
Lunch & Dinner will be covered by Transylvania Trips
Tickets & Attractions passes for the entire journey will be included
Transport in an air-conditioned car, minivan, or bus
Licensed English-speaking guide
Guided tours for all sites
Hotel pickup and drop-off
We are fun and flexible, so let us know if you have any other recommendation and/or questions
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