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Beyond its grand architecture, Sibiu has a good dose of bohemian flair. Houses with distinctive eyelid-shaped windows (imagine a benign 'Amityville Horror' House) watch a cast of artists and buskers bustling below them. Cafes and bars inhabit brick-walled cellars and luminously decorated attics. Sibiu's soul lies somewhere in between genteel coffee culture and unbridled creativity.


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4-Day Private Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest - Peles Castle - Bran Castle - Brasov medieval cityStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe document first attesting its existence dates back in 1377. The castle became a favorite place for Queen Maria, who put her mark on the interior’s renovation, and it was later seized by communists in 1948 along with royals’ expulsion from Romania. For Bran Castle, being most associated with the myth of Dracula’s Castle - linked to the Bram Stoker’s novel, made it famous all over the world. After the guided tour of the castle, you will surely enjoy some little souvenirs’ shopping.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaIn Sinaia there is probably the most beautiful castle in Romania. The Royal family built the Peles Castle as their summer residence at the end of 19th century and it is one of the architectural masterpieces of Europe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBrasov is one of the seven medieval cities of Transylvania. We shall have a relaxing walk in the Old Town area (the Council Square) and accommodate for the night.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in BRASOV (included)Day 2: Brasov - Viscri village - SighisoaraStop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe shall visit the fortified church in the traditional Saxon village of Viscri. Optional (at your own expense) we can pay a visit to the Blacksmith within a traditional Gypsy family (cost 5 Euro/person) and take a ride by a horse and cart in the village (cost 10 Euro/person)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe shall visit the Medieval Citadel (UNESCO) and its Square, pass by the house where Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula, was born. Visit the Church on the Hill which is a representative one for Transylvnia.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: OVERNIGHT in Sighisoara (INCLUDED)Day 3: Sighisoara - Malancrav - Biertan - SibiuStop At: Fortified church MalancravThe real treasure of the Fortified church in Malancrav is its mural painting, being the best-preserved ensemble of linear-narrative Gothic painting of the 14th century. Also we shall find out the reason why in Malancrav there is the largest Saxon community for any village in Transylvania. And we can pay a visit to a local lady (extra cost 5 Euro/person) that still weaves carpets and table cloths on a wooden loom and even had Prince Charles as one of her clients.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit the Fortified Church of Biertan included in UNESCO.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Piata Mica, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaHave a relaxing walk in the Old Town of Sibiu including the Large Square, the Small Square (Piata Mica), the Liars' Bridge, The Council Tower, the Citadel's street and other representative cathedrals of Sibiu.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: OVERNIGHT in Sibiu (INCLUDED)Day 4: Sibiu - Transfagarasan road / Olt valley road - BucharestStop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaIf would like to drive back to Bucharest on an adventure road with some spectacular scenery, and you’re travelling from July to October we can go through Transfagarasan, the “best road in the world” according to Jeremy Clarkson – famous former co-presenter of UK TV show Top Gear. If you are travelling in the other time of the year, we shall drive through the Olt Valley road, the traditional one from Sibiu to Bucharest.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$402.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

ItineraryDay 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - Sibiu Stop At: Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Targoviste, Dambovita County, Southern RomaniaTravel 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). Duration: 21 hoursStop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaJourney 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. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit Sibiu, a beautiful medieval city where Romanians and Saxons have been living peacefully for centuries and where the various religious monuments (Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants) demonstrate this peaceful coexistence. Sibiu was named European Capital of Culture in 2007 and hosts an extraordinary theater festival every year. The city fascinates thanks to its three squares (Big Square, Small and Huet Square ) that transport tourists in a real medieval atmosphere. Its towers and its 15th century bastions, but also its beautiful museums and the famous “houses with the eyes” give the visitor lovely moments. Also in Sibiu you will see one of the largest gothic evangelical churches in Transylvania.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Sibiu in a 4* hotel.Day 2: Sibiu - Corvin's Castle - Alba Iulia - SibiuStop At: Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, Hunedoara County, Western Romania, TransylvaniaVisit the famous Castle of the Corvini, the most beautiful in Eastern Europe, a city in Gothic style, where there were celebrated historical movies just for its beauty. We will thoroughly know the Corvini family and its history. We will then see the wonderful scenery surrounding the castle. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Alba County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit Alba Iulia, a city which is very important from the historical point of view. It is here, in fact, that the event of Great Romania was held on December 1st, in 1918. Alba Iulia is very picturesque, with its citadel, its walls and its museums. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel in Sibiu.Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - BrasovStop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara, Mures County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit to the city of Sighisoara, with its imposing Clock Tower. This citadel is the best preserved in Europe and, extraordinary, it is still inhabited. Since 1999 the historic center of Sighisoara is a UNESCO heritage site. Here we will admire the church on the hill, reachable after a wooden staircase called the schoolchildren’s ladder. We will also see the statue of the famous Hungarian national poet Petofi Sandor, testifying to the fact that in Sighisoara the Magyar community was in the past numerically important. Next to the statue is the beautiful Catholic church, reserved for the Hungarian community, and the tower of the shoemakers. You can have the lunch at the house where Vlad the Impaler was born (own expenses) Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Brasov Historical Center, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit Brasov, a wonderful Transylvanian town, once entirely fortified, an important cultural, tourist and commercial center. Brasov impresses with its typically German architecture, where the Gothic, the Baroque and the Renaissance intersect to give life to an interesting and culturally very lively city. Visit of the First Romanian School, which is located in the oldest district of the city, and which was inhabited exclusively by Romanians, the Schei district, interesting for the entrances into the city that were carried out in medieval times through the Caatherine’s and Schei Gate, quest last of the nineteenth century. In Brasov we will also visit the impressive Black Church, the largest evangelical Gothic church in Eastern Europe, with a 65 meter high bell tower and a length of 90 meters, the church houses the most beautiful nineteenth-century mechanical organ of Romania. We will then admire the palaces and houses of the historic center, recently restored, with the Council Square which now houses a beautiful museum, and the pedestrian Avenue of the Republic.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov.Day 4: Brasov - Bran Castle - Peles Castle - BucharestStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaVisit the famous Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle. In the Middle Ages, Bran was exactly on the border between Wallachia and Transylvania, so it was essential for the inhabitants of Brasov to build and preserve a defensive stronghold. In the 90s of the 900 this fortress was transformed into a beautiful castle thanks to the intervention of Queen Maria of RomaniaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaVisit to the fabulous Peles Castle, the summer residence of the first king of Romania, the King Charles 1 of Hohenzollern, of German origins. The castle was beautifully designed by a Czech architect, and is famous for being one of the most modern castles in Europe at the time of its construction, between the 19th and 20th centuries. Each room is characterized by a unique style, different from the styles of the other rooms. We will also admire the Florentine room, where we will breathe a typically Italian and Renaissance atmosphere.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov County, Southern RomaniaStop 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. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast included.No accommodation included on this day.

$647.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - BrasovPeles Castle: Located in Sinaia (approx. 44 km from Brasov), it is considered by many, to be one of the most beautiful castles in all of Europe. Against the natural back drop of the Carpathian Mountains, the castle is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture.In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Brasov medieval town. The highlights include, the Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, The Blacksmiths Bastion, The Weavers Bastion, The Ropemakers Bastion, The Drapers Bastion.Overnight: Hotel Bella Muzica 3* or similarDay 2: Brasov - Bran - SibiuThe first stop of the day will be Bran, where you will visit the Castle of Dracula. The castle has an aura of mystery and legend and is perched atop a 200-foot-high rock. Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.Sibiu - This fortress town is pedestrian-friendly with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to Sibiu's historic sites and the Lower town lined with colourful houses on cobblestone streets and surrounded by imposing city walls and defence towers which overlook the river Cibin. The highlights of the tour include: the Evangelical Church, The Bridge of Lies, Historical Center, The Stairs Passage, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Brukenthal Museum, the Towers and Bastions.Overnight: Hotel Levoslav 4* in Sibiu or similarDay 3. Sibiu - Biertan (UNESCO site) - Sighisoara (UNESCO site)The Fortified Church of Biertan - The architectonic ensemble from Biertan is an impressive site for it's location, as well as its aesthetic and historic value. It has been preserved since the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century, and is included in The UNESCO List of World Patrimony.Sighisoara is one of the few inhabited fortified towns in the world and it provides a splendid example of medieval town planning. Here, all the elements of the medieval world have been perfectly preserved. The highlights of the tour include: The Clock Tower & History Museum, The Church on the Hill, House of Dracula, The pupils roofed stairways, German cemetery.Overnight: Hotel Cavaler 4* in Sighisoara or similarDay 4. Sighisoara - Prejmer (UNESCO site) - Harman - BucharestThe Fortified Church of Prejmer - This is one of Eastern Europe’s best preserved fortified churches and lies approximately 16km North East of Brasov. Surrounding the cross-shaped church (originally built by the Teutonic knights) are walls 12m high and 4m thick that protected the church and Prejmer’s inhabitants during times of war.The Fortified church of Harman - it is bit smaller than Prejmer fortress but matches it in charm and architectural value.

$57.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Transfagarasan Highway Tour from Brasov

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaMaybe the most beautiful road in the world.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaBalea Glacier Lake, 2000 m altitude.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Vidraru Dam, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaThe fourth great dam from Europe.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Poenari Citadel (The real Castle Dracula)This citadel was build by Vlad Tepes - Dracula.Stop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaThe Romanian Royak Family tomb.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mateias Mausoleum, Albestii Paminteni, Arges County, Southern RomaniaA mausoleum in memory of the soldiers from the World War One.Duration: 30 minutes

$725.37 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Transylvania Painted Monasteries 8-Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: BucharestDeparture from your hotel or directly from the airport of Bucharest. Visit to the Parliament Building, the second largest building of the world after the Pentagon in the United States, the old town and the romanian Atheneum. Overnight in central located 4* hotel.Day 2: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - SibiuWe have breakfast and depart to Sibiu. On the way we visit Monastery of Curtea de Arges and continue with a visit to Cozia Monastery. We continue our tour with Sibiu, the city which was chosen as The European Capital of Culture in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg. Visit the medieval old town and overnight in a central located 4* hotel. On request we can offer dinner at peasants house in Sibiel.Day 3: Sibiu - Sighisoara - BistritaWe have breakfast and depart to Biertan fortified church, famous for its divorce prison room and later we will arive in Sighisoara (Unesco) , the city where Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) was born. We will visit the Unesco citadel and then go to Bistrita through the beautiful city of Targu Mures which we visit shortly. Overnight in Hotel Coroana de Aur 4* where stayed also Jonathan Harker from the novel of Bram Stoker in Bistrita or similar.Day 4: Bistrita - Gura Humorului - RadautiWe have breakfast and depart to visit the most important monasteries from Bucovina: Moldovita and Sucevita monasteries. Later we will stop for a demonstration of black pottery at Marginea. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Gura Humorului or Radauti.Day 5: Radauti - Piatra NeamtWe have breakfast in the hotel, then we visit Humor Monastery, then Voronet Monastery (Voronet became famous among art lovers thanks to two features of its painting: blue, made with a formula still unknown, called "blue Voronet" and the magnificent scene depicting "The Last Judgement"). We continue our journey to Piatra Neamt with a visit to the Monastery Agapia. Overnight in a 4* hotel in Piatra Neamt. or Roman.Day 6: Piatra Neamt - BrasovWe have breakfast and depart to Brasov on one of the most beautiful scenic roads of Romania, Bicaz Gorges. We continue our journey to the Red Lake and after a stop in Miercurea Ciuc we will arrive in the medieval town of Brasov. Visit the beautiful city of Brasov  with its Black Church and overnight in a 3* Hotel close to the old town.Day 7: Brasov - Sinaia - BucharestAfter breakfast we have a stop in Bran to visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and depart to Sinaia, with a visit of Peles Castle (considered among the most beautiful in Europe). Later we continue to Bucharest with a visit to the Village Museum. Overnight in Bucharest in a 4* central located Hotel.Day 8: Bucharest - AirportAfter breakfast we continue the visit of Bucharest, then transfer to the airport.

$828.99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Dracula's Legends Tour from Bucharest

Day 1: BucharestTake 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 MuseumOvernight in a 4* hotel.Day 2: Bucharest - Targoviste - Curtea de Arges - SibiuTravel 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 IuliaEnjoy 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 - TihutaSee 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 - SighisoaraDepart 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 CastleDay 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 styleOn 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 8Free time and transfer to the airport