Explore the most important cities of Transylvania in a 2-day trip from Bucharest. You will visit the stunning Peles and Bran Castles, as well as the cities of Brasov, Sighisoara, and Sibiu. On your way to Bucharest, you will also discover Romania's "Highway to Heaven", Transfagarasan.
Day 1 | Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – SighisoaraYou will leave early in the morning for your first destination, Sinaia, in order to visit Peles Castle. Initially the residence of the Romanian Royal Family, Peles Castle is today home to the Peles National Museum. This is one of the most important historic constructions in Romania, being unique through its historic and artistic value, and it is one of the most important monuments of its kind in 19th century Europe.You will then discover the legends of Dracula with a tour of Bran Castle. Although there is no known connection between the castle and the infamous Vlad the Impaler, Bran Castle is oftentimes associated with him.The “Castle of Dracula” was initially built as a fortress by the Teutonic Knights in 1212. Known under the name of Dietrichstein, it was conquered by Saxons at the end of the 18th century in order to protect the city of Brasov, which was at the time an important commercial center.After lunch, you will visit the historic center of Brasov.The main symbol of the city, The Black Church, is only a few minutes away from the Council Square. This is the patriarchal church of the Romanian Evangelical Church, and it is one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in the country. The church was partially destroyed by a fire in 1689, hence its name.Overnight in Sighisoara.Day 2 | Sighisoara – Sibiu – BucharestAfter breakfast, you will discover Sighisoara, the only medieval citadel in Romania that is still inhabited. You will visit the famous Clock Tower, which has a height of 64 meters and is surrounded by four massive walls, spreads over 4 floors. From the balcony of the tower, you can enjoy an amazing birds-eye view over Sighisoara.You will then reach Sibiu, one of the most important and well-developed Transylvanian cities. Sibiu is one of the main centers of Saxon colonists that settled in the area, and it served as the capital of Transylvania between 1692 – 1791 and 1849 – 1865.Your city tour of Sibiu will start in its most important square, where you will visit the Brukenthal Museum, the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cathedral, and the Huet Square with its Evangelical Church.On your way to Bucharest, if the weather allows it, the tour will include a trip through one of the most spectacular roads in the world, Transfagarasan.At night you will reach Bucharest, where your getaway in Transylvania will come to an end.