This small group tour is the best way to see and get to know Transylvania. Visit the medieval towns of Brasov and Sighisoara with their narrow streets and discover old fortresses and castles like Bran, Rasnov, Peles. Also you will have the opportunity to see the Brown Bears while you will visit the LiBEARty Sanctuary in the Carpathian Mountains!
ItineraryDay 1: Brown Bears - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Brasov TownStop At: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Zarnesti, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAt Libearty Bear Sanctuary we will learn about the bears and about wildlife protection in general. The sight of bears climbing trees, playing in the water pools or just lazing in the meadows, gives you a far better understanding of the true nature of the animals than any Zoo could ever do.Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBran Castle also called Dracula’s Castle, it is situated in Bran village. A remarkable architecture with Gothic elements, the castle was built between 1377-1382, at 60 m high. Built originally as a fortress surrounded by a massive wall with small windows which were used to shoot the enemies, Bran Castle proved to be a successful defense point. In the inner courtyard of the castle is a fountain used to provide water in case of siege. Bran Castle got its fame from the novel Dracula, written by Bram Stoker and Dracula movie.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will have a short stop to Rasnov to see the picturesque streets with medieval houses and Rasnov Fortress and to understand the life in a village in medieval times. Rasnov Fortress is one of the best preserved peasant fortress of Transylvania and was built in XIII -XIV centuries, the principal purpose was to defend themselves against Tartar attacks and was conquered only once around the year 1600 by Prince Gabriel Bathory. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will take a short tour of the old town. You will be able to visit Black Church, the Council Square and to enjoy the lovely atmosphere of this charming city!Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel City Center 3* or similar.On the customers request we can have 4* or 5* hotels.Day 2: Saschiz Village - Sighisoara Citadel - Peles CastleStop At: Saxon Church, Saschiz, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaToday you will go further into Transylvania and visit the beautiful Fortified Church of Saschiz. On your way to Saschiz you will cross Padurea Bogatii (meaning the Rich Forest), which is a natural reservation. In Saschiz village you will visit the wonderful Fortified Church, which is one of the most interesting Saxon fortified churches (UNESCO World Heritage site). Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe next stop is Sighisoara, one of the few citadels that are still inhabited. The main attractions in the city are the Main Gate, The Clock Tower which is 64 m high and has four levels, the Medieval Weapons Museum and the Torture Chamber. It is known that here was the birth place of Vlad Dracul, who inspired the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Near the Museum Square is the Church of the Dominican Monastery, dated from the 13th century. Walking along the wall that surrounds Sighisoara citadel you can admire the towers: especially the Shoemakers, Tailors and Tinmakers Guild towers which are the most impressive. You will also visit the Church from the Hill but not before climbing the 175 covered steps which were built in 1642 in order to create easier access for the children on their way to school.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaThe tour ends with Peles Castle – the former royal residence, an architectural jewel. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.