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This tour is a great opportunity to visit and learn more about Transylvania and Romanians in your own pace and intimacy. Every detail is taken into account, lodging is at the highest level and every visit and every experience is meant to take you closer to our culture and Romanian spirit. Your tour guide also driver will take the hustle and bustle from your shoulder. From the plane to VIP services at the airport and then into your private car a, Mercedes Benz or BMW limo ( not older than 3 years) with your private guide and driver, this adventure is everyone’s dream.
- Have a tasty lunch at Bran Castle's Restaurant
- Accommodate in a beautiful old house restored and turned into a Guest house by Count Kalnoky
- Visit old Transylvanian villages
- Enjoy a wine tasting
- Visit famous castles in Romania
- Benefit of VIP services at the airport arrival/departure
- Visit an old distillery
Day 1, Bucharest
Welcome to Romania! Meet you tour guide at the airport and take advantage of VIP services. Private transfer is assured from the airport to your luxury hotel, centrally located in Bucharest. Depending on landing hour, your private tour guide leads you through the old town of Bucharest before having a Welcome dinner in one of the oldest restaurants in Bucharest.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: 5* hotel
Entry fees: NA
Optional: If you have a morning arrival in Bucharest a visit to Parliament Palace can be scheduled
Day 2, Bucharest – Budureasca – Sinaia (207 km, 3hrs drive)
Start the day with a visit of Snagov Monastery. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. This is the place where Vlad the Impaler known as Dracula, it’s supposed to be buried.
Taste the most exquisite Romanian wines at their home! Visit the vineyard, admire the picturesque views and learn how professional wine tasters do their job.
After visiting Peles Castle, the impressive Royale Residence spend the evening in the peaceful Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania.
Accommodation: 5* boutique hotel
Entry fees: Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Wine Tasting
Day 3 - Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Miclosoara (125km, 2h15min drive)
Here is a day that abounds in castles, fortresses, old towns and delicious meals.
Explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. It’s time for a culinary adventure at Bran Castle’s restaurant. You can try double-concentrated soups with cut into strips flavored pancakes, nutmeg and tarragon; dishes originating from different villages, later adapted to the nobles' cuisine: beef, duck, turkey, lamb and fish with seasonal or stinky cheese, wrapped in a variety of savors, with lemon or forest fruits, powdered with mint, coriander, saffron and thyme; fresh and tangy vegetarian dishes.
Wrapped up in a wonderful medieval atmosphere Brasov awaits its visitors. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. See it with your eyes!
You will spend the night in Miclosoara.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: Beautiful old house restored and turned into a Guest house by Count Kalnoky
Entry fees: Bran Castle
Day 4 - Miclosoara – Sighisoara (108km, 2hrs drive)
Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities with UNESCO European heritage site status. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. We recommend you to have lunch in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad the Impaler was born, turned today into a cozy restaurant.
Accommodation: 5* Hotel
Entry fees: Clock Tower Sighisoara and Medieval weapon collection, Visit an old distillery
Day 5, Sighisoara – Salt Mine Turda – Cluj Napoca (165km, 2h45min drive)
On our way to Turda make stop in Rupea to visit one of the oldest fortifications in Romania; Rupea citadel. Perched high on a basalt hill, Rupea has a long and beautiful history. Visit one of the biggest saline in Romania - Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens.
Spend the rest of the day in Cluj Napoca. Cluj was the Hungarian provincial capital and it is one of Transylvania’s most important economic, political and cultural centers. Unirii Square houses beautiful Baroques, Gothic, Renaissance and neo- Classical buildings and is dominated by the imposing Saint Michael’s Church. Another Cluj Highlights: Banffy Palace, Union Square.
Optional: enjoy a surprising Vampire menu for dinner in a castle-style restaurant in Turda
Accommodation: 5* Hotel centrally located
Entry fees: Salt Mine in Turda
Optional: You can make a nice walk in Turda's Gorges - natural reserve
Day 6, Cluj –Alba-Sibiu (172km, 2h30min drive)
Today you leave Cluj Napoca for the saxon city of Sibiu. On our way to Sibiu we’ll visit the 18th century citadel of Alba Iulia. The fortress has seven bulwarks that make it a star shaped one, common to Vauban fortresses – Alba Iulia being quite representative for this type. Spend the night in Sibiu and enjoy a 5* centrally accommodation. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the center of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania ’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Evangelic Church - one of the most accomplished examples of Gothic architecture in Romania, Sibiu’s iconic image. Vlad the Implaer’s son, Prince Mihnea the Evil was stabbed to death on the steps of the church. His gravestone can be found inside the church
From Council Tower you can see that the city has two levels: the 'upper town', which contains most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the 'lower town', which is a charming wasteland of old houses and cobbled squares.
Accommodation: 5* Boutique Hotel centrally located
Entry fees: Council Tower, Evangelical Church
Optional: You can extend your staying in Sibiu with one more dayin order to visit Corvinesti Castle
Day 7, Sibiu - Curtea de Arges – Bucharest (276km, 4hrs drive)
Morning visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery. Curtea de Arges, one of the oldest Romanian cities, founded in the 14th century by the Romanian ruler Neagoe Basarab. According to the legend, after building the monastery the mason, Manole was sacrificed by the Romanian Ruler, to make sure that there will be no other monastery built to challenge in beauty the one in Curte de Arges. The monastery is unbelievably beautiful.
One more stop today before reaching Bucharest. Poienari Fortress- Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains, on a canyon formed by Arges River is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb 1426 stairs.
Accommodation: 5*Hotel centrally located
Entry fees: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress
Day 8, Transfer to the Airport
With a lot of memories and surely some regret say good bye to Romania. Transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return flight.
Transylvania Luxury tour - map of the itinerary
Price for Transylvania luxury tour
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Transylvania Luxury Tour - 8-Days Itinerary
A minimum of 2 persons are required for this tour to depart
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Book your Luxury tour now and discover Romania and Transylvania!
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- We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.
- At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 290/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
- The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.
Other mentions for our Transylvania Luxury – Romania Luxury holidays
- Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
- People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
- No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.
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Welcome to Romania, Bucharest
Bucharest – Budureasca – Sinaia (207 km, 3hrs drive)
Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Miclosoara (125km, 2h15min drive)
Miclosoara – Sighisoara (108km, 2hrs drive)
Sighisoara – Salt Mine Turda – Cluj Napoca (165km, 2h45min drive)
Cluj – Alba – Sibiu (172km, 2h30min drive)
Sibiu – Curtea de Arges - Bucharest (276km, 4hrs drive)
Transfer to the Airoport
English speaking guide/chauffeur
7 nights with breakfast included: 6 nights in 5* hotel, 1 night in guesthouse. Porter services included
1 Welcome dinner and 2 special Lunches including the exquisite menu at Bran castle's Restaurant
All transfers inside the tour by car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.
*Example of cars available: Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2.2 CDI Limo Automate, Mercedes-Benz GLA 2.2 CDI Mini SUV Automate 4X4, BMW Series 7 3.0d Limo Automate
- Dracula experience in Bran, visit Horror house.
- Wine tasting
- VIP services at arrival and departure – Bucharest Airport
- Visit an old distillery, find out how our TUICA/PALINCA ( the water of fire – Romanian brandy) is made
Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Clock Tower Sighisoara and Medieval weapon collection, Council Tower, Evangelical Church, Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress
Flight to/from your home-city to Bucharest
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