Transylvania Castles

Romania Tours by Contur Travel

Castles and Medieval Fortresses in Transylvania (3 days)

Our Tours

We are doing private escorted tours for individuals, small groups or groups by car, minibus or coach / train / plane.

Our tours are intended for individuals, families and different sized parties.

We do not have scheduled tours where different people can enroll.

Some of our regular tours that we can arrange to suit your preferences, time and budget:

Castles and Medieval Fortresses in Transylvania

Tour highlights: Carphatian mountains, medieval Brasov, dine in the house were Prince Vlad Dracula was born, overnight in Sighisoara at historical house from XVII-th century, panorama over the saxon city from Biertan fortified church (UNESCO site), Bran (Dracula's) Castle and the summer kings' residence - the Peles Castle.

Romania's collection of castles and fortresses perhaps best illustrates the rich medieval heritage of the country. While castles built from the 14th to the 18th centuries are strong and austere fortresses built mainly for defense against invaders, those erected beginning in the late 1800s are imposing and luxurious. Universal literature found valuable sources of inspiration in some of Romania's castles, with the most famous novels written about them being "The Castle from the Carpathians" by Jules Verne and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.

As a result of almost nine centuries of Saxon presence, Transylvania (located in central Romania), claims a cultural and architectural heritage unique in Europe. This region is home to nearly 200 Saxon villages, churches and fortifications built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Seven of the fortified Saxon churches (in Biertan, Calnic, Darjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Valea Viilor and Viscri) were designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. A visit to these quaint villages, placed amidst lush farmland and green rolling hills, will give you a taste of the long-gone medieval times.

Day 1: Bucharest - Brasov - Sighisoara

You will be met at 09:00 at the hotel reception desk by your tour guide and depart for Brasov on Prahova Valley. Sightseeing tour of medieval Brasov including visits to City Hall Square, the Black Church, the narrowest street in Europe – the Rope Street and the historic Schei district with its St. Nicholas Church and the Museum of First Romanian School. Continue to Sighisoara. Overnight within medieval Sighisoara citadel walls at 3 star historical hotel.

  • drive to Brasov on Prahova Valley
  • Brasov city tour
  • continue to Sighisoara
  • overnight at 3 star hotel.

Day 2 - Brasov - Sighisoara - Brasov

After breakfast, a short drive will take us to Biertan where we will visit the Saxon fortified church (UNESCO patrimony).
Return to Sighisoara for touring the UNESCO citadel (including the Clock Tower, the old town and the Covered Staircase) and have lunch at the native house of Vlad the Impaler - Dracula.
Leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight in Sighisoara - same hotel.

  • visit Biertan Saxon fortified church
  • sightseeing of Sighisoara
  • lunch at "Vlad Dracul" House
  • overnight as in previous day.

Day 3 - Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest

Breakfast and depart for Bran. Visit Bran Castle. Time for lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to Sinaia, visit Peles Castle. End the day in Bucharest being transferred to the hotel.

  • visit Bran Castle
  • visit Peles Castle
  • evening arrival in Bucharest.

3 days / 2 nights tour

Itinerary: Bucharest - Brasov - Sighisoara - Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest

Departures: all year round excepting Saturdays and Sundays and the period Oct. 30 - Dec. 01.

Services included: 2 overnights with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Sighisoara, transportation, guide assistance, entrance fees to museums.

Not included in the above program:

  • arrival/departure flights
  • travel insurance (recommended by Lonely Planet)
  • personal expenses of any kind, hotel services like phone calls, laundry, minibar, room service
  • soft and alcoholic drinks with the main meals unless otherwise specified.

Package price: 330 Euro/person in double room

for a party of 4 persons

Prices for other sized parties, room types, supplementary services: by request.