9. Bucharest: Transylvania Villages Multi-Day Trip with Hotels
Experience all that Transylvania has to offer, from the dreamy Saxon towns, imposing castles, and the fantastic landscapes, packed on a short 4-night adventure. Towns such as Sighisoara, Brasov or Sibiu will tell their history, the castles will reveal their secrets and the fortified churches peppered across the countryside will share the traditions that kept this region alive.
Starting off in Bucharest, you will follow the scenic Olt Valley all the way to Medieval City of Sibiu. From the quaint alleys to the colourful houses and the still ambiance, Sibiu will surely crawl its way into your heart.
You will have the afternoon to explore the Old Town with the interlinked two main squares, the impressive churches and towers on a walking tour, and learn all about its history and influences.
Overnight in Sibiu
Day 2: Today you will get acquainted with the more soulful side of the region. Travelling through the countryside, you will stop in Biertan Saxon Village for a visit of its 500-year-old Fortified Church. Then it’s onwards to the village of Malancrav Village, just in time for lunch. You will be treated with a traditional meal prepared by one of the local ladies.
After lunch, and 30 minutes later, you will arrive in the delightful Sighisoara. One of the last inhabited citadels, Sighisoara is also Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace. On the walking tour around its narrow alleyways you will learn all about what’s real and what is not about the legend of Dracula.
Overnight in Sighisoara
Day 3: Travelling even further off the beaten path, today you will travel to the Saxon village of Viscri. One of the best-preserved villages of the region, it even lured Prince Charles who has his own traditional guesthouse here. Ramble around the dusty paths, get to know the locals and their traditions, climb up to the Fortified Church. At noon, you will be invited to a traditional lunch in a local household.
Leaving the rural life behind, you will travel onwards to Brasov, but not without a stop at Bran Castle. Associated with Dracula, the castle looks the part, perched high upon a cliff overlooking the unassuming village below. The history of the place couldn’t be farther from the fiction.
In the afternoon, you will reach your destination: Brasov. Set at the foothills of a mountain, the old town, with its cobbled streets and colorful buildings, could be easily mistaken for a postcard.
Overnight in Brasov
Day 4: After breakfast, you will bid Transylvania goodbye as you will make your way back to the capital city. On the way, stop at the mountain resort of Sinaia, home to the picturesque Peles Castle. The summer residence of Carol I, the first Romanian King, Peles is an architectural marvel, inside and out.
After the tour, you will reach Bucharest in the afternoon. A mismatch of different styles and influences, Bucharest is the result of a turbulent history, from being called the Little Paris, to the sad communist times..
Overnight in Bucharest