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Transylvanian Castles and Fortresses – 7 days/6 nights

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Day 1. Pick up from Bucharest Airport. Transfer to the Europa Royale Hotel (****  star, Air-conditioned, cable TV, breakfast included, in the Bucharest downtown). Dinner on your own.

Day 2. Breakfast. City Tour of Bucharest (5 hrs.). Explore Bucharest in detail, with history, architecture and culture sites. Visitation at the Palace of the Parliament. Our tour begins with a morning walk through the Revolution Square, a centerpoint of Bucharest and Romania’s modern history. It cover most of the old city, together with the most important architectural landmarks: The Royal Palace, The University Library, The Palace of Justice, the CEC Bank, The Patriarch’s Cathedral, The Free Press Building. We will visit the Palace of Parliament, the second largest adminstrative building in the world. Dinner on your own.

Day 3. Breakfast. Start driving to Sibiu (274 Km NW). On the way stop at Curtea de Arges to visit the Curtea de Arges Cathedral (16th century), a unique architectural monument, build by Neagoe Basarab, in 1518. Continue to Sibiu through the spectacular Olt River Valley and visit the Cozia Monastery (14th century), foundation of Dracula’s grandfather, Mircea de Old.  Arrive in Sibiu around 5 PM. Check in at the Roman Emperor or the Continental Forum Hotel (***). Dinner on your own.

Day 4. Breakfast. Walking city tour of Sibiu. Discover the Old town, known to his German builders as Hermanstadt. Walk through the Large and the Little Square, the Bridge of Lies and visit the Lutheran Cathedral (1520). After lunch, start driving north west  towards Sighisoara and on the way visit Medias and the 15th century medieval fortress of Biertan (UNESCO world Heritage Site). Arrive in Sighisoara around 5 PM.   Overnight in Sighisoara. Dinner on your own.

Day 5. Breakfast. Visit Sighisoara, UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Among the highlights are the Clock Tower Museum (whose top platform offers a breathtaking view of the city!), the Covered Stairway (1624) and Dracula’s birthplace house (1431). Drive south to Brasov (2hrs). On the way visit the Teutonic Knights Fortress and Church of Prejmer (13th century). Continue to Brasov.  Visit the Council Square, the Black Church, and the Old Fortified City.  Overnight in Brasov, The Bella Musica Hotel or similar. Dinner on your own.

Day 6. Breakfast. Drive to Bran and visit the Bran Castle. Continue to Sinaia Visit the Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the first King of Romania, Prince Carol of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen. Drive to Bucharest (2 hrs). Check in at the Europa Royale Hotel.

Day 7. Transfer to the airport. Sorry to see you go!

Price & Information


  1. For 2 persons: 795 EURO/person (Independent tour)
  2. For 4 persons: 695 EURO/person
  3. For 5-7 persons: 595 EURO/person
  4. Individual tour available on request


  • 6 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast included in *** and **** hotels.
  • In all places, accommodation is the best available with “buffet” type breakfast.
  • Transport with 7 seat air condition minivan, with driver & fuel included.
  • Guide/Driver accommodation and meals. Guiding and interpreting services.
  • All entrances fees to the sites where visitation is taxed (museums, monasteries, churches, etc).
  • Airport transfers.

Not included:

  • Your meals. Usually I recommend the best places to eat in each location, but I do not like to include meals or to set menus and tell my customers how much or what to eat. So the meals are yours.
  • Picture taking taxes or video camera fees in certain locations like monasteries or museums. It is your choice to take pictures or not.
  • Air fare. We are not in position to arrange air transport from here, and we are sure you would like to take advantage of your free air miles programs.
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