Welcome to Alba Iulia


Outside the citadel, Alba Iulia is a busy, sprawling place with no shortage of Soviet-era concrete. It's a worthy stop if you’re travelling from Sibiu towards the castles of Deva and Hunedoara, or up to Cluj-Napoca and the Apuseni Mountains.


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$855.58 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Dracula's Legends Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest Take an airport transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic, evening tour of Bucharest with visit of the Parlament Palace, second largest administrative building after the Pentagon, see the oldtown and the Village Museum Overnight in a 4* hotel. Day 2: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Travel to the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste that was also the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei). Overnight in a 4* Hotel in Sibiu city center. Day 3: Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba Iulia Enjoy a visit of, the European capital of culture in 2007, Sibiu, with its beautiful old town, the Big/Small Squares. Head to Hunedoara, home of the Castle of Matei Corvin, the largest Gothic castle in Romania, also a castle full of history.. Arrival in Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in Alba Iulia in Hotel Transilvania 4* Day 4: Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj - Bistrita - Tihuta See Alba lulia's citadel, after breakfast. Visit the impressive salt mine of Romania in Turda. Go to Cluj Napoca city and Bistrita, the real land of Dracula. Dine and overnight at Dracula's Castle Hotel 3* Day 5: Tihuta - Targu Mures - Sighisoara Depart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Arrive in Depart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Take a tour of Sighisoara, a fortified citadel in the heart of Transylvania, inhabited by XIIIth century until today. Overnight in Sighisoara, the birthplace of Dracula right in the Unesco citadel in a medieval 3* hotel. Day 6: Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov – Poiana Brasov   After breakfast we'll head to Bran which according to tradition was home for the Count Dracula and inspired the novel written by Stoker. Head to Brasov, a medieval town known as The City of the Crown.Sightseeing tour of the old town of Brasov - Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Black Tower, Ecatherina and Schei gates. Overnight at Hotel House of Dracula (4 Star), a replica of Dracula's Castle Day 7: Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest (200 km) In the morning visit the Peles Castle, considered among the most beautiful in Europe. Peles Castle is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture dominated by neo German Renaissance style On the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476. Overnight in a 4* hotel. Day 8 Free time and transfer to the airport

$509.79 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Bran, Brasov, Sibiu

Day 1 | Bucharest – Cozia – Sibiu - Alba Iulia The tour starts with a pleasant drive to Cozia Monastery, one of the most valuable monuments of the national medieval art and architecture in Romania, built by Mircea the Elder. The trip continues to one of the most important cultural centres in Romania - Sibiu. This amazing medieval city was one of the largest and wealthiest strongholds in Europe and nowadays it is a city of art and culture that has the power to fascinate. Walking tour in the old center will reveal such places as The Big Square, The Liars Bridge, The Bukenthal Palace and The Clock Tower. After that, you will arrive in Alba Iulia, which will be visited the next day. Day 2 | Alba Iulia- Sighisoara – Brasov Upon breakfast in the hotel you will take a walk in Alba Iulia. The city of Alba Iulia is like a journey in the past, full of history. You will visit Alba Carolina fortress, Alba Iulia Museum, Catholic Cathedral of Alba Iulia, The Obelisk dedicated to Horea, Closca and Crisan. Next stop after Alba Iulia, is Sighisoara, where you will explore an impressive medieval fortress, part of the UNESCO World Heritage: The Clock Tower, The Church on the Hill and Dracula’s House. Leaving Sighisoara, you will be on the way to  Brasov. Day 3| Brasov - Bran - Sinaia - Bucharest  After breakfast in the hotel, you will visit Brasov - a perfect mix of wonderful mountain scenery and medieval history with German influence. You will admire the best of Brasov in a walking tour, that includes the Main Square, the Old Council Hall, the Black Church, the medieval walls and defense towers. The trip continues  to Bran Castle, an intriguing 13th century hilltop fortress, famously known as Dracula’s Castle, that attracts tourists from all over the world fascinated by the myth of the Count Dracula of Transylvania. After Bran you will be taken to Sinaia, where you will stop at Sinaia Monastery built in the 17 century and Peles Castle, former summer residence of the royal family and one of the top 10 castles in Europe. From Sinaia you will travel back to Bucharest.

$1010.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest–Curtea de arges–Sibiu (B)Set out in the morning towards Transylvania region. On your way will stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery. If the weather allows it make your way towards Sibiu city through Transfagarasan Road. Reach in the afternoon in Sibiu where you will do a walking tour of this magical city. Please note that between the period of June-October Transfgarasan Road is open. If the Transfagarasan Road is closed the alternative route of Olt Valley River Road will be used. Overnight in Sibiu. Day 2: Sibiu–Alba-Iulia–Corvin castle–Breb Village(B)After breakfast set out for Alba Iulia city to visit a well preserved town.After Alba Iulia head for the medieval Corvin Castle, one of the most emblematic castle for this region. Reach in the afternoon the region of Maramures in Breb Village. Have a traditional Wooden House for the accommodation.Enjoy a traditional dinner.Overnight in Breb Village.Day 3: Maramures excursion (B)After breakfast set out in the morning for your Maramures excursion. You will first go at the local whirpool to see how the locals where washing their clothes and rugs.Head for the Wood Carventer, one of the few craftsmen of the area that will offer an idea of how wood carventing is done in Maramures.Reach Dragomiresti Museum and do not forget to also pass at Ieud wooden church.End your day at the Merry Cemetery.Enjoy a traditional dinner.Overnight in Breb Village.Day 4: Breb-Sighisoara(B)Set out in the morning from your accommodation from Maramures and head back to Transylvania.Discover a fairytale town that still holds that medieval air of the place. Tour the Old Town and see the Clock Tower, Scholars Stair and Church on the Hill.Overnight in Sighisoara.Day 5: Sighisoara–Biertan–Brasov(B)This is more of a leisure day as you are going to travel from Sighisoara to Brasov. On the way you will first stop at Biertan Fortified Church and then head for Brasov where you will be enjoying a walking tour of the city to find out the history of this place.In the evening enjoy time at leisure.Overnight in Brasov.Day 6: Brasov–Prejmer–Rasnov–Brasov(B)Enjoy your warm breakfast in the morning and then set out for Prejmer fortified church. Later on head for Rasnov Citadel to discover a well preserved citadel upon a hill. Overnight in Brasov.Day 7: Brasov – Bran – Peles – Bucharest(B)In the morning you will head for Bran castle aka Dracula’s castle to discover this medieval castle. Tour the inside and find out the connection with the vampires.Reach the Peles Palace in Sinaia where you are going to visit the inside.In the afternoon reach Bucharest.End of service.

$2281.56 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Day Transylvania Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest – Olt Valley – Cozia Monastery – SibiuThe bus that will lead you on the beautiful Olt Valley where you can admire Olt Gorges. A short stop at Cozia Monastery will recharge your battery. Enjoy lunch in the area and then continue your trip to Sibiu, one of the most picturesque towns in Romania. Accommodations and dinner at a 4 star hotel.Day 2: SibiuAfter breakfast, a local guide will take you on a walk through the old center of Sibiu to discover the beautiful multicultural heritage. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon will be at leisure to explore the city. Dinner will be served at the hotel.Day 3: Sibiu – Marginimea Sibiului – Alba IuliaPack your bags because after breakfast you will drive to Alba Iulia. On the road, you will taste delicious homemade cheese, palinca,  cakes and syrups made from fruits grown in locals gardens in Marginimea Sibiului. Accommodations and dinner will be at a 3 star hotel in Alba Iulia.Day 4: Alba Iulia – Cluj NapocaYour next arrival city is Cluj Napoca, the European Youth Capital 2015. Since some claim that here lies the heart of Transylvania, take this opportunity to find out what that means. Lunch will be served in a restaurant and accommodations and dinner at a 4 star hotel in Cluj Napoca.Day 5: Cluj Napoca – Cheile Turzii – Salina Turda – Cluj NapocaBegin your day with breakfast at the hotel, putting you in a good mood to enter Turda Salt Mine. On your trip, you will enjoy beautiful Turda Gorges. Lunch on the spot and dinner at the hotel.Day 6: Cluj Napoca – Targu MuresLeaving Cluj Napoca, you will go to Targu Mures. Beautiful road trip. Lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant. After arriving in Targu Mures, enjoy a short city tour. Accommodations and dinner at a 4 star hotel in Targu Mures.Day 7: Targu Mures – Sighisoara – Biertan – BrasovEat well in the morning, a long and exciting day is in front of you. First of all, Sighisoara, after that the Fortified Church of Biertan and then Brasov. Don’t worry about lunch, you’ll have a pleasant surprise. Accommodation and dinner at a 5 star hotel in Brasov.Day 8: Brasov – Bran – Moeciu – BrasovRelaxing day with a short visit at Bran Castle. After that, we’ll have a traditional lunch in a sheepfold in Moeciu and free time in Brasov. Prepare for a magical dinner and learn some traditional folk dances at a famous restaurant in town.Day 9: Brasov – Busteni - Sinaia – BucharestAfter breakfast, take an easy walk out to Busteni, then head towards Sinaia, for visiting Peles Castle. Two castles deserve a royal lunch. Accommodation and dinner at a 4 star hotel in Bucharest.Day 10: BucharestWe propose an exquisite lunch and a very special dinner in the old center. But first, you will visit Bucharest and its main attractions. Free time after the city tour.Day 11: DepartAfter breakfast, your bus will guide you to the airport.

$71.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Hunedoara and Alba Iulia (1 day, from Cluj)

Departure from the royal city of Cluj in the morning, heading for South-West. Make a first stop in Alba Iulia, where stories about the ancient Romans, the Hungarian kings and the union of Transylvania with Romania will finally clarify the royal theme of this tour. Some coat of arms decorating two of the six entrance gates to the Vauban fortress called ‘Alba Carolina’ will also play their role here. At noon you will assist at the changing of the guard.In Hunedoara you will discover the Hunyad Castle (also known as Corvin Castle), built by the House of Hunyad, more precisely John Hunyadi, one of the richest noblemen in the Kingdom of Hungary, also the father of the future king of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus, who was born in ClujHere, you'll have the chance to hear lots of legends and stories about the royal family, it's origin, medieval fighting techniques and so on. Lunch in a restaurant.Back to Cluj in late afternoon.

$499.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Days Full History Tour of Dracula

Day 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Travel to the capital of Wallachia, Targoviste that was also the main residence of Vlad the Impaler. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei). Journey to Curtea de Arges, the former capital of Wallachia. On request we can visit the ruins of Fortress of Poienari after climbing around 1400 stairs. The beautiful view from the top it worths the effort to arrive there.  Overnight in a 4* Hotel in Sibiu city center. Day 2: Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba Iulia Enjoy a visit of, the European capital of culture in 2007, Sibiu, with its beautiful old town, the Big/Small Squares. Head to Hunedoara, home of the Castle of Matei Corvin, the largest Gothic castle in Romania, also a castle full of history.. Arrival in Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of Romania. Overnight in Alba Iulia in a 4* hotel. Day 3: Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj - Bistrita - Tihuta See Alba lulia's citadel, after breakfast. Visit the impressive salt mine of Romania in Turda. Go to Cluj Napoca city and Bistrita, the real land of Dracula. Dine and overnight at Dracula's Castle Hotel 3*. Day 4: Tihuta - Targu Mures - Sighisoara - Brasov Depart to Targu Mures, a beautiful Romanian-Hungarian city. Continue on to Sighisoara. Take a tour of Sighisoara, a fortified citadel in the heart of Transylvania, inhabited by XIIIth century until today. Sighisoara is also the birthplace of Prince Vlad Tepes - Dracula. Head to Brasov, a medieval town known as The City of the Crown.Sightseeing tour of the old town of Brasov - Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Black Tower, Ecatherina and Schei gates. Overnight at Hotel House of Dracula (4 Star), a replica of Dracula's Castle. For 2-5 persons it is possible to have dinner also in the torture room in Hotel House of Dracula 4*. Day 5: Brasov - Bran - Bucharest Leave early in the morning and return to the capital, Bucharest. Visit the resort of Sinaia with its beautiful monastery and the most beautiful royal castle in Romania - Peles Castle, from the time of King Carol I of Romania. Later, cross all the tourist resorts on the Prahova Valley On the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476. Travel to Dracula's Castle in Bran, a fortified-castle built on a rock. Visit Peles Castle considered the most beautiful royal castle in Romania, built by the first Romanian king, Carol I.  Transfer to your hotel in Bucharest.