Six Days Transylvanian Private Tour: A Legendary Journey into a Legendary Land
Famous land of fairy-tales, romantic castles, medieval cities and impressive fortified churches, Transylvania is also an idyllic land of strong traditions. In the old villages, the locals are selling hand made products, luring the visitor with their tasty cuisine and rich folklore. Hundreds of centuries of coexistence between Romanians, Hungarians and Germans have shaped Transylvania’s multicultural character, reflected in everyday life.
Your private tour in Transylvania will start with beautiful Cluj, the capital of the region, then, you will travel south to central Transylvania to enter the fascinating Saxon Land, filled with medieval cities and fortified churches ready to reveal their secrets to you.
Come and stroll the charming narrow streets of Sighisoara, Brasov and Sibiu or wonder in front of the clever defensive system of the best preserved fortified church of Prejmer.
Next it is the turn of Romania’s most famous castles: luxurious Peles Palace and mythical Bran Castle, to tell you their romantic stories.
Your stop in the traditional village of Sibiel will bring you the closest possible to the friendly and hospitable locals, while your senses will be delighted by the flavors of the traditional cuisine.
Come to Transylvania, for a legendary journey into a legendary land!
- Day 1 Arrive in Cluj. Private transfer and accommodation for one night.
Guided city Tour.
- Day 2 Transfer to Sighisoara. Exclusive accommodation for one night.
Private walking tour. Evening at leisure.
- Day 3 Transfer to Brasov in south-east Transylvania.
Accommodation for two nights. Private city tour.
- Day 4 Day trip to the most famous castles: Bran Castle and Peles Palace
Visit Prejmer on the way. Evening at leisure.
- Day 5 Transfer to Sibiu. Accommodation for one night.
Private walking tour. Romanian evening in the village of Sibiel.
- Day 6 Transfer to Alba Iulia. Walking tour. Short hike on Turda’s gorge.
Private transfer to the airport.
Nicknamed “The Heart of Transylvania” or “The Treasure City”, Cluj is the traditional capital of Transylvania. With a rich and long history, going back to the Roman times, the city combines Romanian, Hungarian and a few German elements, shaping the town's multicultural character. Medieval traces are few, as the city prides itself with an impressive baroque and neoclassical architecture.
Standing out these past years due to its remarkable booming economy, as the second largest financial center of the country, the city also has an abundant cultural life, while the 11 universities make it the city with the highest percentage of college students in Romania.
A pleasant walking tour in the central area will take you to: The Franciscan Church, Matei Corvin’s native house, St Michael’s Church – second largest gothic church in Romania, The Art Museum, or to Matias Corvin’s equestrian statue - a real landmark of Cluj. You can also take a romantic walk along Kogalniceanu Street to reach the Reformed Cathedral, The Tailor’s Bastion, or the “Babes-Bolyai “ University – largest one in Romania.
Rich in superlatives, Cluj is also home to the Botanical Garden, one of the largest in Eastern Europe and to TIFF (Transylvania International Film Festival ), most important international film festival in Romania.
Is one of the most beautiful and best preserved inhabited citadels of Europe, part of the UNESCO list.
Start exploring the fascinating little town, discover the story of Vlad the Impaler, know as Dracula, right in front of his native house, stroll along the old narrow streets and climb up in the Clock Tower for a beautiful panorama of the whole city. Climb the stairs of the 17th century Pupil’s Covered Stairway or learn about Sighisoara’s many towers and guilds.
Shop for medieval souvenirs in one of its many shops or just relax on a terrace in the old, lovely square.
Placed at the foot of Tampa Peak, Brasov is a medieval city that will enchant you. Top tourist destination in Romania, Brasov is famous for its medieval architecture, animated lifestyle, restaurants and clubs, while being the starting point for hiking or short trips to the mountains.
Visit the beautiful main square and the The Black Church - largest gothic church in Romania, The Rope Street - considered the narrowest in Europe, the defensive walls with its towers and bastions and discover the narrow curving streets in the old quarter of Schei. Take the cable to Tampa Peak and enjoy some of the best views in Romania, the panorama of the city and of the whole Barsa Land around it.
In the elegant mountain resort of Sinaia, with spectacular surroundings and rich history, you will visit Peles Castle.
Considered Eastern Europe’s best preserved castle, and also the most beautiful one, it is the former summer residence of the Romanian royal family.
Built in 1875 in the New Renaissance style, it will make you fall in love with its beautiful location, romantic architecture of German inspiration, charming terraces, sumptuously decorated rooms, or, with the stories about the royal family.
Saxon Land – Prejmer
There is no other place in the world that concentrates in such a small area, so many well preserved fortified churches, testimonials of the Saxon colonization.
Visit at least one of them, the XIV century fortified church in Prejmer, the biggest and best preserved Saxon fortification in Eastern Europe, included on the UNESCO lists as exceptional work of architecture and clever defensive systems. Don’t be surprised to hear it was attacked over 50 times and never conquered.
Saxon Land – Bran Castle
This imposing medieval customs fortification, perched on top of a high rock, was made famous by the movies made after the legend of Dracula. Top destination for curious tourists in search of mystery, the castle offers an amazing labyrinth of small rooms, stairways and secret passages, great views from its small windows and terraces, but also romantic stories about its most beautiful owner, Queen Mary of Romania.
Is probably the most charming among the Transylvanian cities, designated as European Cultural Capital in 2007 for its great architectural heritage and cultural activity.
Called Hermanstadt by its Saxon founders, Sibiu remains the most important center of the German minority in Romania and still holds an intense Germanic feeling.
Stroll along its medieval streets to discover The Stairway Passage, The Evangelic Church, the bastions, the famous Liar’s Bridge or the nice colored roofs. Sibiu is proud to still have the best preserved line of medieval defensive walls of all seven Transylvanian cities founded by the Saxon colonists. Spend some time on one of its old taverns in the Small Squares.