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6 Days Trip to Romania, private tour 2021: Bucharest, Transylvania and Dracula’s Route

How it is organized

• 5 Overnights: Bucharest – Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov – Bucharest

• Itinerary: Bucharest (the capital) - Curtea de Arges (outstanding Monastery) - Sibiu (European Capital of Culture 2007) - Biertan (UNESCO Fortified Church) - Sighișoara (UNESCO medieval city) - Bran (Dracula's Castle) - Brasov ("Crown city") - Sinaia (Peles Castle) - Snagov (the Monastery and Dracula’s official tomb) - Bucharest (the capital)

• The tour has 5 overnights and 6 days: 2 days for arrival & return and 4 days of program with activities such as city tours, free time, and visits along the route.


Short description

Concept:

• 6 days in total and planned to take place from Sunday to Friday. It can be adapted to your flights and preferred dates while taking into account the visiting hours of the attractions included in the program.

• The program can be slightly customized to match your preferences and ideas, or it can be the draft for a tailor-made trip made from scratch. To calculate travel times, take into account an average speed of approx. 50 km / hour (except highways).

 

Custom-made:

• Adapt: on day 2 you can choose the program according to your travel preferences and ask us about the price change.

• Relax: you can spend 2 nights in Sibiu and / or Brasov, having more time to relax and explore the cities, or the option of visiting more attractions

• Extend: you can add 1 night in Cluj Napoca, discovering “the capital” of Transylvania with a bonus, which is the visit of the beautiful Alba Iulia citadel en route.


Program

Day 1 of 6. Arrival in Romania
Bucharest ☾

Bucharest by night

Program: transfer and free time (if possible)

Arrival at Bucharest Airport and meeting with Santiago Tour’s guide or driver.
Transfer to the accommodation.
Depending on the arrival hour, free time in the city (without driver or guide). You can stroll around the old town where the capital is recovering its "belle époque" charm: the Central Bank, CEC Palace, Macca-Vilacrosse Covered Passage, and its medieval identity: the Prince Court of Vlad Tepes "the Impaler", the Old Court Church or Stavropoleos Monastery.


Day 2 of 6. A special monastery and arrival in Transilvania
Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu ☾. 290 km (5h)

Curtea de Arges Monastery

Program: visit the monasteries of Curtea de Arges and Cozia; free time in Sibiu

Breakfast. We leave Bucharest heading toward the Carpathians and their highest massif: Fagaras. We arrive in Curtea de Arges, the first capital of Wallachia and visit the Monastery, with its impressive oriental stone decoration, site of the royal pantheon. Time for lunch and continue along the Olt River Valley, with a brief visit to Cozia Monastery and its splendid old Byzantine-style church. In the afternoon we arrive in Sibiu, European Capital of Culture in 2007. Free time and overnight accommodation.

 

Optional: Day 2 Relaxed. More time in Sibiu, Transylvania
Bucharest – Sibiu ☾. 280 km (4h 1/2). the price changes!

Sibiu

Program: visit Cozia Monastery; tour and free time in Sibiu

With fewer kilometers and less travel time, you arrive earlier in Sibiu. En route, we make a brief visit to Cozia Monastery and it’s old Byzantine-style church. Take advantage of the afternoon in Sibiu by visiting the city and enjoying free time. The next day, during the morning, a possible visit to Astra Museum. At 96 ha, it is the largest open-air ethnographic museum in Europe. But its value lies above all in the rural heritage: more than 350 houses, mills, workshops and restored original facilities. Protected by a forest, and displayed lake, this site is rated 3* by Michelin Guide. Also, a possible visit of the Brukenthal Museum (second collection of art in the country) with masterpieces by Jan Van Eyck, Bruegel or Titian.

Optional: Day 2 Adventure. Poienari and Transfagarasan
Bucharest - Curtea de Arges - Poienari - Transfagarasan - Sibiu ☾. 315 km (7h). the price changes!

Transfagarasan Highway

Program: visit Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poienari Fortress; touring Transfagarasan

Possible only in July and August, when the road is open to traffic and the weather allows it (with some exceptions).
This day, after visiting Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poienari Fortress, we continue to Sibiu via Transfagarasan. At the foot of Fagaras mountains, we discover Poienari fortress, a medieval site related to Prince Vlad the Impaler. Four centuries later, he inspired the Dracula character, so famous in our times. The effort to climb the 1400 stairs requires good physical condition but is fully rewarded by incredible landscapes, the tragic history of this place, and the legends surrounding the ruins. On the other hand, Transfagarasan is a truly spectacular experience. The "highway of the clouds" reaches 2042 m and constantly twists, advancing through tunnels and viaducts, leaving behind Vidraru Dam (166 m high), several waterfalls and Balea glacier lake, to finally arrive after its 91 km to Transilvania.


Day 3 of 6. Medieval heritage in Transylvania
Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara ☾. 110 km

Sighisoara

Program: visit Sibiu, Biertan fortified Church and Sighisoara

Breakfast. Walking tour of Sibiu, a city whose eye-shaped dormers give charm to the beautiful Central European architecture. While strolling, we encounter: the fortifications, the Large Square, the Small Square, the Evangelical Cathedral and the Orthodox Cathedral. Next, we leave for Biertan, a small Saxon village that surrounds a fortified and monumental Church, protected by UNESCO. Possible lunch in a rural house. In the afternoon we arrive in Sighisoara, the “postcard” town with an unforgettable collection of medieval buildings, declared a World Heritage Site. Walking tour including the Clock Tower (history museum with a panoramic view) and overnight accommodation. Free time to walk the cobbled streets and perhaps climb the 1642 Covered Staircase. It’s a passage of more than 170 wooden steps leading to the school, the Church on the Hill, whose restoration was awarded, and to the old German cemetery, with a certain Romantic atmosphere. Sighisoara still maintains much of its fortifications and here you can also find the house where Vlad Tepes "the Impaler" is supposed to be born back in 1431.


Day 4 of 6. Dracula's Castle and a City in the heart of the country
Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov ☾. 165 km

Dracula's Castle - Bran

Program: visit Bran Castle and Brasov

Breakfast. Leaving Sighisoara, we follow the route to Bran and visit “Dracula's Castle", where the myth of the Count-Vampire enfolds in mystery a great historical fortress. Time for lunch and continue to Brasov, a charming town located at the foot of high mountains. Walking tour admiring the Council Square and its unique buildings, the Black Church, an imposing Lutheran church, and the beautiful Catherine’s Gate. Overnight accommodation and free time.


Day 5 of 6. The royal castle, Vlad's tomb and the capital city
Brasov – Sinaia – Snagov – Bucharest ☾. 180 km

Snagov Monastery - Dracula's tomb

Program: visit Peles Castle, Snagov Monastery and Bucharest, the capital city

Breakfast. We leave for Sinaia mountain resort where we visit Peles Castle, the last royal residence in Europe built in neo-Renaissance style. Then we continue to Bucharest, with a stop in Snagov. Here, in the middle of a forest there’s a lake that protects an island and its Orthodox church. It is here where the official tomb of Vlad the Impaler “Dracula” is located. After the visit, we finish this day’s itinerary in Bucharest. City tour: the Village Museum, an open air display of the country's rural architecture; Revolution Square with the Romanian Athenaeum - one of the most iconic buildings, the Art Museum - former royal palace, and the balcony of the former Central Committee - where dictator Ceausescu delivered his last speech; Constitution Square, just in front of the Palace of the Parliament (second largest building in the world); Patriarhiei Church and the Palaces of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarch. Time for lunch, during the visit, and overnight accommodation.


Day 6 of 6. Return
Bucharest - Airport ✈

Program: free time (if possible) and airport transfer

Breakfast. Free time in the city depending on the flight and transfer to the airport. End of Santiago Tour’s services. Thank you!

 

 

€549
from €549 / person

Your consultant

Your consultant | Cristian Calcisca

Cristian Calcisca

Founder and manager of Santiago Tour since 2010. Tour guide in Romania from 2004, specialised in English speaking tourism as well as Spanish. Studies in UAB Barcelona.

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