Transylvanian Medieval Castles and Fortified Churches Tour

Transylvanian Medieval Castles and Fortified Churches Tour
(4 days)

Operating days: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Starting Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 4 days
Languages: English (other languages on request)

Price

Number of persons traveling together Price in EURO per person
1 969
2 499
3 369
4-8 339

For a group of more than 8 persons, the price will be provided on request.

The price is per person sharing a double room. For single supplement, please contact us.

Details

The Saxon villages appeared in Transylvania around the XIIIth century when the Hungarian kings settled here German colonists. Their cultural identity was preserved thanks to the multitude of crafts and traditions despite the constant threat of the Ottoman Empire. Thus, the Saxons formed a strong community in Transylvania and managed to protect their land by creating fortifications around their churches. Nowadays, among 150 medieval fortified churches, 7 are part of UNESCO world heritage. This tour is the perfect way to discover their story and step back time for only three days in the mysterious Transylvania.

 

Day 1: BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRAN – BRASOV (216 km)

Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia and visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe,Peles Royal Castle. The second visit will allow you to travel back time, in the Medieval Age. You will see Bran Castle, the most visited castle in Romania also thanks to the legendary character, Dracula. The day will end in Brasov where you will enjoy a walking tour of the downtown in the Council Square and see the Black Church, a Gothic masterpiece, being the largest Gothic construction in Eastern part of Europe.

Overnight in Brasov.

Day 2: BRASOV – PREJMER – RUPEA – VISCRI – SIGHISOARA (160 km)

Today you will see part of the Saxons’ heritage in Transylvania. In the morning you will leave Brasov and head to Prejmer to visit the fortified church which, due to the good preservation, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The day will continue with another medieval monument, this time a citadel, recently renovated, Rupea Citadel, followed by a visit at Viscripti fortified church (UNESCO monument).

In the evening you will arrive in Sighisoara.

Overnight in Sighisoara.

Day 3: SIGHISOARA – BIERTAN – MEDIAS – SIBIU (112 km)

This day, we continue our trip on the land of Transylvania. In the morning you will enjoy a walking tour of the citadel & visit in The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view). Let’s not forget that Sighisoara is the only citadel in Europe which is still inhabited, UNESCO monument, as well. You will leave this beautiful town and stop in the village of Biertan (UNESCO Heritage) where you will see the biggest fortified church in Transylvania and find out the unique method of the citizens to keep their marriages and avoid getting divorced. Prepare for a lovely surprise. Medias will be the second stop and in the evening you will arrive in Sibiu.

Overnight in Sibiu.

Day 4: SIBIU – COZIA – BUCHAREST (275 km)*

Sibiu was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name Hermanstadt. Being so well preserved, in 2007, Sibiu gained the title of the European Capital of Culture. You will enjoy here a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Sibiu) including The Large Square, The Small Square with the picturesque Liars Bridge, the old fortifications of the city, the Council Tower, etc. Later you will have a traditional lunch and head back to Bucharest. On your way you will stop in Cozia to visit Cozia Monastery, considered one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art.

In the evening you will arrive in Bucharest.

* During summer time, the itinerary will include instead Cozia, a drive from Sibiu on Transfagarasan and a visit to Poenari Citadel, the real citadel which used to belong to Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula.

Included

Transport by car/minibus with parking fees & fuel included
English speaking driver/guide (other languages on request)
Three nights accommodation at a 3* hotel with breakfast included

Not included

Entrance fees, lunch and dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Bucharest– Sinaia – Bran –Brasov

Day 2: Brasov– Prejmer - Rupea – Viscripti – Sighisoara

Day 3: Sighisoara – Biertan – Medias –Sibiu

Day 4: Sibiu– Cozia -Bucharest

 

*Please note that the time table is subjected to be changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.

Pictures

Important! TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.

 



Tourism licence no. 3462 from 06.07.2012 issued by Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism Romania
Registration number personal data operator: 11966
Insurance policy no. 28059 from 04.07.2013 valid from 08.07.2013 until 07.07.2014 issued by OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP S.A. Amount covered: 50.000 USD
Tourism certificate no. 7666 from 11.04.2003; holder: Penciu Cristian Daniel
Capital: 200 RON | Commercial no. J40/3295/2005 | Company no. RO17262596



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