Travel to Romania
Upon arrival in Cluj-Napoca, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel, with a panoramic city tour en-route. In the evening, a welcome dinner in a local restaurant is included.
After breakfast, you will depart Cluj-Napoca for Sighisoara, Vlad Dracula’s birthplace, by coach enjoying a panoramic tour of Targu Mures en-route. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the UNESCO-protected old town and discover its citadel, nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. To this date, Sighisoara is considered one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.
Transfer to Sibiu (May & September departures)
In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sibiu with dinner included.
Transfer to hotel in Sighisoara (June departure)
In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sighisoara with dinner included.
Sibiu Walking Tour (May & September departures)
Enjoy a morning guided walking tour of Sibiu’s medieval centre with entrance to Brukenthal Museum included. In the Upper town, you can discover most of Sibiu's historic sights, whereas the Lower town is lined with colourful houses on cobblestone streets and surrounded by imposing city walls and defence towers overlooking the river Cibin.
Harman and Prejmer Walking Tour (June departure)
Enjoy a morning guided tour to the fortified churches of Harman and Prejmer, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Founded by the Transylvanian Saxon, the villages of Harman and Prejmer give you an insight of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. Start your tour with a visit to the Harman Fortified Church which dates back to the 13th century when Saxons built the original structure. Afterwards, continue to the Prejmer Fortified Church which is the largest and best preserved fortified church in south-east Europe and the eastern-most settlement of Transylvanian Saxons.
Transfer to Brasov
In the late afternoon, you will continue your journey to Brasov where you will be based for the following three nights.
Brasov Walking Tour
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. Entrance to the Museum of First Romanian School is also included, which displays some of the first textbooks written in the Romanian language and printed in Brasov back in the 16th century.
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.
Today will be free for you to relax at your hotel or take in some shopping and sightseeing in Brasov’s charming old town.
Sinaia Walking Tour
After breakfast, transfer to the town of Sinaia, known as the “Pearl of the Carpathians” due to its magnificent mountain scenery and Royal Castle. Here, your guide will take you on a walking tour with entrances to Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery included.
Transfer to Bucharest and City Tour
Afterwards you will continue your journey to Bucharest with a guided city tour en-route to your hotel. A tasty dinner at your hotel is included on the first night.
Today can be spent at your leisure sightseeing and shopping in Bucharest. Consider taking a stroll along Bucharest’s most famous historic avenue, Calea Victoriei, passing the George Enescu Museum, housed in the beautiful Cantacuzino Palace, and the Art Collections Museum.
Transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, to Bucharest airport for your return flight home.