Medieval Transylvania 2 Days
“Let’s bring to life the medieval castles and citadels from the land beyond the forest. Step into the age of courage, strength and glory by joining us in a tour of the most famous fortresses and medieval cities of Romania.”
Day 1 Bucharest-Sinaia-Bran-Brasov-Sighisoara
Morning drive north towards Transylvania, sheltered by the Carpathian Mountains with historic forests and abundant wildlife. In the charming resort of Sinaia you will visit the fairy-tale Peles Castle, strongly connected with the flourishing period of Romania royalty. Pass through the fabulous mountain scenery and once arrived in Bran Village, visit Dracula’s Castle, whose striking hilltop appearance stands at the basis of many myths and legends. After lunch, you will discover the city of Brasov, one of the most important cities of Transylvania. Its history starts in 13th century and its walls, towers and a lot of buildings from the medieval times are still preserved.
INFO! Brasov is a city in Romania and the capital of Brasov County. The city is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region. Centrally located Brasov is a good starting point for trips around Romania. It is also the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city itself is very well preserved, and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tâmpa Mountain (995 m), a beautiful lookout.
Overnight in Sighisoara Citadel in an intimate 3-star hotel/pension located in the heart of the citadel; you’ll be enchanted by the medieval charm of the place.
Next day you will explore the Old Town of Sighisoara with cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. You will visit the Clock Tower, Church on the Hill and Dracula’s house where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431.The next stop is Sibiu, the largest and wealthiest of the walled cities built by the Saxons in the 12th century. After a short sightseeing tour we leave Sibiu and cross the mountains on the Olt River Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys crossing the Southern Carpathians towards Bucharest. The fabulous journey ends with the arrival in Romania`s capital city.
INFO! Central Sighisoara has preserved in an exemplary way the features of a small medieval fortified city, it has been listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Each July, a Medieval Festival takes place in the old citadel. The houses inside the Citadel of Sighisoara show the main features of a craftsmen’s town. There are some houses which belonged to the former town elite, like the Venetian House and the House with Antlers.