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4-Day Tour Of Romania's Historical Landmarks From Bucharest
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    English

Description

Reminisce the Middle Ages in a tour through the Romanian castles & churches. Climb 1400 steps to reach the Poenari Castle, the home of Vlad the Impaler, at Curtea de Arges. Explore the treasures of Transylvania like the Fagaras Mountains, Fagaras town, the magnificent Dracula's Castle and major highlights of Brasov. Also, learn about the royal history at Peles Castle and end your tour in Bucharest. 

Highlights
  • Explore the home of Vlad the Impaler, the Poenari Castle
  • Visit the strongholds of a 14th-century princely court at Curtea de Arges
  • Visit the Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the royal family
  • Tour of the Fargas Mountains also called the Alps of Transylvania  
  • Experience cultural diversity at Sibiu, the cultural capital of Europe
  • Learn about the fortress, Dracula's Castle
  • Day 1: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges expand_more
    • You will be picked up from the airport in Bucharest by your tour guide. Head towards Curtea de Arges where you will visit the strongholds of the former princely court, rebuilt in the 14th century. The church, and its frescoed interiors, are one of the first examples of Romanian religious paintings.
    • Visit the Poenari Castle which stands on a cliff, also known as the real castle of 'Vlad the Impaler'. 
    • Climb 1400 steps to the top of the Citadel to witness areas that collapsed in the year 1888. 

    Stay the night at a 4-star hotel in Curtea de Arges.

  • Day 2: Towards Transylvania expand_more
    • Post-breakfast, continue your journey to the middle ages from the narrow path of Olt River at Cozia Monastery. Witness the amazing scenery of Sibiu (Hermannstadt), the cultural capital of Siebenburgen and the 'European Cultural Capital' of 2007.

    • Visit landmarks for the Middle Ages like the Large Square, the Evangelic Church, and the Liar’s Bridge.

    Stay the night at a 4-star hotel in Sibiu.

  • Day 3: Meet the Teutonic Knights expand_more
    • Post-breakfast, head towards the Fagaras Mountains, the Alps of Transylvania and make a stop at Carta to see the Kerz Church.

    • Following the Olt River upstream, reach Fagaras town which was built in the 15th century by princes that ruled Transylvania.

    • Passing through Saxon villages, reach Codlea and visit the fortress here which has been preserved for centuries, built by the craftsmen of several guilds starting from 1432. It is interesting to note that the church has no steeple.

    • Visit the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle.  

    • Visit the main highlights of Brasov such as the Council Square, the Black Church, Ecaterina’s Gate, the Rope’s Street and the Weaver’s bastion.

    Stay the night at a 4-star hotel in Brasov.

  • Day 4: Brasov - Bucharest expand_more
    • Post-breakfast, head south towards the Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the royal family. This Neo-Renaissance Palace is placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains.

    • Start your journey back to the airport/hotel in Bucharest.

What's Included
  • Accommodation as specified on 4* and double occupancy basis

  • Breakfast except for the day of arrival

  • Transportation by car or minivan (maximum 8 persons)

  • English-speaking Romanian tour guide/driver 

  • Entrance tickets at visited sites

  • Local taxes, parking fees and fuel

What's Excluded
  • Air fare

  • Personal insurance

  • Photo extra fees at visited sites

  • Other personal expenses

  • Lunch and dinner

Know before you go
  • The price is in euros per person bases on double occupancy.

  • The tour can be customized at your request.

  • In the Middle Ages, Romanians lived in three distinct principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania. Independent Wallachia has been on the border of the Ottoman Empire since the 14th century and slowly fell under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire during the 15th century. One famous ruler in this period was Vlad III the Impaler (also known as Vlad Draculea)

Meeting Point

Bucharest Airport, Bucharest Airport Henri Coanda (Otopeni), Otopeni, Romania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Standard
1 To 6 EUR 523 Per Person

This is a group tour

Tour Reviews
  • Ronald

    We toured general Romania as  well as a visit to my ancestral village in the west.  Dan was our guide, driver, translator and companion.   We went to main tourist sites as well as side visits to local markets, homes of artisans, scenic countryside locations, etc.   Dan was very adaptable and easy to get along with.  His English was very good and his ability to communicate with people was very helpful.  He was very knowledgible about the  locations we visited, but more inportantly he is extrremely knowledgible about the history and could explain things and answer questions no matter what we were interested in.  I am sure he will enhance and trip you will take.

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