The best castles in Transylvania on a 7 days tour.
Romanian History is one of the most dramatic in the world, located on the edge of two great empires – Hungarian and Ottoman (Turkish empire), the edge of two cultures and religions Christian and Muslim.
Literally hundreds of castles and fortifications are spread all over Romania. The best castles are in Transylvania, where some of them were never abandoned and the daily life continues almost unchanged for centuries. Come with us to explore the castles of Transylvania and their incredible stories.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bucharest Airport or hotel|
|Tour type||Sight seeing|
Your guide will collect you from Bucharest airport or hotel
Drive along the scenic Prahova valley, over the Carpathian Mountains to Transylvania
Visit the Rasnov Fortress – founded around 1225 by the Teutonic Knights.
Arrive for a welcome and dinner at Bran in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains
Visit Peles Castle the Royal palace in Sinaia. For sure one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of new-Renaissance architecture.
Bran castle – built in 1377 by as part of the Transylvanian defense system, the castle is a “must see” as it’s often referred to as the mythical Dracula’s castle.
Return to Bran for the night
Great sites to visit as The Black Church, the main square, the old defense walls that are still well preserved on the south and west side of the old city the watch towers and the narrowest street in Europe are just a few points on this day’s agenda.
In the evening we arrive in Sighisoara – UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dinner at Dracula’s house. (Sighisoara is the city where Vlad Dracula was born in 1431)
Spend the night in the old medieval fortress 3*** Hotel
Sighisoara – city tour – visit the Clock Tower, a true symbol for this 700 years old town.
Walk up the Covered Stairs (built in 1662) to the Hill Church (12 Century), for a fantastic panorama over the city. Check out the old prison and torture chamber, and discover 9 of the defense towers that still guard the magnificent citadel.
Visit The fortified Church of Biertan – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Biertan was the Evangelic Episcopal See for 300 years (1572 – 1867). The church holds an impressive door of the vestry, built in 1515, and awarded in 1900 at the Paris World Exhibition.
In the evening we arrive in Hunedoara. Check out the superb Hunyad Castle for an amazing night view, (check out the tour photos ;))
Overnight in Hunedoara 3*** Hotel
Visit the Corvin Hunyad Castle
Among the most accomplished gothic castles in Europe. The impressve size and architectural beauty sets it among Romania’s most precious monuments of medieval art
Stop by Calnic – UNESCO World Heritage Site – is one of the most imposing defensive structures in Transylvania, and least known UNESCO site in Romania
The castle appears for the first time in a 1269 document, as a residence for Saxon nobility. In 1430, the noble family sold the castle to the peasant community of Calnic, who reinforced the noble residence to be refuge for the villagers against attackers .
Arrive to Sibiu – probably the most vibrant city in Transylvania – the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007. Explore the impressive medieval city of Sibiu in the evening.
Spend the night in Sibiu 3*** Hotel
Sibiu City tour – the superb Big Square, the Council Tower, the Liars Bridge and of course the old walls and moats of the medieval city.
Overnight back to Bran
Transfer to Bucharest Airport.