Transylvania Christmas Markets
- Experience the Christmas Markets and the charming region of Transylvania.
- Discover the fascinating history of Brasov on a walking tour with an expert, local guide.
- Visit Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula.
- Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the city of Brasov or go Christmas shopping with tips from our local guide.
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Your Transylvania Christmas Market Holiday Overview
The name “Transylvania” may instantly conjure images of spooky castles and bloodthirsty vampires, but the dark past that has inspired this picture is just one of the many reasons to visit this fascinating and beautiful region of central Romania. Set amidst the magnificent Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania is home to breath-taking scenery, imposing fortresses and even an abundance of native wildlife. Its medieval and Saxon towns are wonderfully preserved, and are the perfect place to uncover the essence of Romania as you wander through their charming cobbled streets and characterful squares, stopping to visit quaint cafés and old churches and absorbing the magical charm of Transylvania at Christmas time. On this 3-night tour, get to grips with the real Transylvania, as you explore the historic towns of Brasov and Bran and visit Dracula’s Castle. We’ll also have some leisure time to do some shopping and sightseeing in Brasov’s charming old town and its glittering Christmas Markets. Join us on this short but unforgettable adventure to discover how bewitching Transylvania can truly be.
Activity Level: Easy
Travel to Romania
Transfer to Brasov
Upon arrival in Bucharest, you will be met by your friendly local guide who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in Brasov, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania.
Brasov & Bran
Guided Walking Tour of Brasov
This morning you will take a city tour with your local guide to discover the major and most beautiful sights of Brasov. Brasov’s main square, Piaţa Sfatului, is situated in the heart of the medieval quarter and it is one of the finest Baroque squares in Romania. Here you can visit the 15th century Town Hall, with its quaint Trumpeter’s Tower on top, and the Lutheran Black Church (entrance included), the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul.
Visit to Bran and Dracula’s Castle
Today’s excursion ends with a visit to the famous Dracula’s Castle in Bran. This castle was created by the Saxons in the late 14th century to defend Brasov from invasion by the Turks. Its interior displays rich medieval furniture, which Queen Marie purchased in the 1920s when the castle was used as a royal residence. Return to Brasov for a free evening to further explore or relax.
Free Time in Brasov
Today will be free for you take in some shopping and sightseeing in Brasov’s charming old town and its glittering Christmas Markets.
Today, you will be transferred to Bucharest airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
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What if there is an emergency?
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