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From Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Legends Small-Group Tour

1. From Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Legends Small-Group Tour

Day 1: Two Castles and Brasov Today, you will head towards Transylvania region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. You will arrive in the mountain resort of Sinaia and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, you will arrive in Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits you - Dracula Castle. Your next stop will be in Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the largest in country. Accommodation will follow in Brasov city. Note: Peles Castle and the Black Church are closed on Mondays, so you will visit Rasnov Citadel and the orthodox church in Brasov instead. Day 2: Heart of Transylvania   In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the unique Sighisoara Citadel with the famous Dracula house. Next, arrive in Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified church in Romania. Then, head towards Sibiu city, one of the most beautiful in Transylvania. You will visit the astonishing Old Town and the beautiful Gothic church, one of the tallest in the country. End your day in Sibiu city. Day 3: Southern Transylvania  In the morning after your breakfast, start your way back to the capital city. Your journey will continue on toward the beautiful Olt Valley and make a stop by the charming Cozia Orthodox Monastery. Once you emerge from the mountains, stop in Curtea de Arges, once the capital of Vallachia and the headquarters of Romanian rulers. Here, you will see the beautiful Curtea de Arges Monastery, one of the most representative of the Romanian authentic style, and also the official burial place for the Kings and Queens of Romania. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening with a private drop-off at your hotel.  

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From Brasov: Prejmer, Harman, Bran, and Rasnov Day Tour

2. From Brasov: Prejmer, Harman, Bran, and Rasnov Day Tour

Discover the architecture and history of some of Transylvania's most iconic castles on this full-day tour from Brasov. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, and skip the long lines with your prereserved ticket. Legends, spirits, ghosts, and many mysteries are encountered as you explore the Castle. Next up, visit Rasnov Fortress, built in the 13th Century on top of a rocky hill. The Fortress' perfect vantage point over the surounding valley explains why it was has been conquered only once since 1611. Return to the Middle Ages as you go inside the fortified churches of Prejmer and Harman. Feel the bitterness of the battles fought by the villagers here against enemies attacking Transylvania. Along the way, you will be able to admire the beautiful landscapes of old Transylvania.

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Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

3. Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

Day 1: Bucharest to Bucovina You will be picked up by a professional guide from either your hotel in Bucharest or Otopeni Airport. From there you will endure a long drive to Bucovina, but you will benefit from a luxury Mercedes Vklass van or a similar car, making your entire vacation comfortable. You will begin by visiting the Humor Monastery and the Voronet monastery, before an overnight in Gura Humorului in a 3-star hotel (with breakfast included). Day 2: Gura Humorului, Vatra Moldovitei, Sucevita, Marginea, and Sucevita On your second day, you will visit the Moldovita Monastery, Ciumarna Passage, the Sucevita Monastery, and the Marginea Black Pottery. At the conclusion of your day you will overnight in Sucevita Village at a guest house, where you enjoy both dinner and breakfast which will consist of traditional local products. Day 3: Sucevita, Arbore, Gura Humorului, Bicaz Gorges, the Red Lake, and Brasov Your third day will begin with the Arbore Monastery, before you advance towards Bicaz Gorge, the Red Lake, and Brasov (including its old historic center). At the conclusion of your day, you will overnight in Brasov's downtown area. Day 4: Brasov, Viscri, Sighisoara, Biertan, and Brasov Day 4 will begin with a tour of the Viscri Saxon Village and fortified Saxon Church. You will then move on to explore the Sighioara Fortress, Dracula's "birthplace", and the Biertan Village. At the conclusion of your fourth day, you will once again overnight in Brasov. Day 5: Brasov, Prejmer, Poiana Brasov, Rasnov, Bran, and Moieciu Today you will visit the Prejmer Peasants Fortress, before exploring the Poiana Brasov Ski Resort and the Rasnov Fortress. You will then discover the magnificent Bran Castle, which is connected with the Dracula legend. Towards the end of your day you will explore Moieciu Village, before you once again overnight in Downtown Brasov. Day 6: Brasov, Azuga, Sinaia, Snagov, and Bucharest Your final day will begin with a Royal Rhein Winery tour in Azuga. From there you will discover Peles Castle, which is the summer residence of the royal family of Romania. Moving on, you will encounter the Snagov Orthodox Monastery, where the dreaded prince Vlad Tepes is buried. Your day will eventually conclude with your exploration of Lake Snagov, before you end your tour in Bucharest.

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Brasov: Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture

4. Brasov: Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture

Start your evening in the old town’s square and learn about the history of Brasov then walk to the Black Church, one of the biggest gothic-baroque churches in Europe. Trace the footsteps of history along the narrow pathways of Brasov by candlelight and visit Katherine’s Gate built in the 14th century and Schei Gate built almost 200 years ago. Then discover St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, considered Brasov’s most important Orthodox Cathedral. Learn about the vampire and ghost stories that haunt the city as you explore Weaver’s Bastion, one of the biggest buildings of the 14th century, the Jewish Synagogue built in 1901, and Europe’s 3rd narrowest street, Rope Street.

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Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

5. Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

On your first day, start your tour in the morning at 08:00 AM with pickup from your hotel. Then head towards the Transylvania Region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. Arrive in Sinaia mountain resort and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, continue to Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits: Dracula Castle! Then head to Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the biggest in the country. Then spend the night in Sighisoara city. On your second day, start in the morning after breakfast with a visit to the unique Sighisoara Citadel and the famous Dracula House. Next, visit Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified church in Romania! Then make your way towards Sibiu City, one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania. Visit its astonishing Old Town and afterwards continue to the beautiful Olt Valley, where you will make a final stop by the charming Cozia Orthodox Monastery. Arrive back in Bucharest in the evening, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Sibiu Saxon Town & Brancoveanu Monastery Tour From Brasov

6. Sibiu Saxon Town & Brancoveanu Monastery Tour From Brasov

During this tour, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Fagaras mountains as you visit Sibiu, the Astra Museum, and the Brancoveanu Monastery. Sibiu will fascinate you with its old buildings, Gothic architecture churches, and the Bridge of Lies - where witches were thrown from in the Middle Ages. Visit Sibiu's old center and see its main sights. Then, the Astra Museum will remind you of old times with its traditional old houses, water mills, and peasant farms. Next up is the Brancoveanu Monastery, a place of peace and meditation. It is located in Sambata de Sus Village, at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Enter the courtyard through an alley bordered by flowers to appreciate the Monastery in all its splendor.

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From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

7. From Bucharest: Dracula Castle Day Trip

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Bucharest. First, travel north to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery inspired by a church in Mount Sinai. Then, visit the splendid Peles Palace, the summer residence of Carol I, one of the greatest Romanian Kings. The next stop will be the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle, due to it being famously associated with Dracula legend. At the end of your tour, you have the chance to see the center of Brasov, followed by the return trip and drop off at your hotel or any other place in Bucharest.

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Brașov: Bike Ride & Cave Tour

8. Brașov: Bike Ride & Cave Tour

In case you have your own bike, meet your guide in Brașov's city center where you can receive assistance with renting one. Cross-country mountain bikes or e-bikes are available, you just need to provide your height. Meet your guide in the city center, get familiarized with the bikes. Start the tour through the city streets until you reach the outskirts of Brașov. From here, continue riding towards Cristian and Râșnov, passing through scenic meadows, overlooking Piatra Craiului mountains and the nearby settlement of Cristian, with its dominating church tower. Once you reach Râșnov, together with your guide, you will decide what you will do. You can go and visit the nearby Valea Cetății cave, then head back to Râșnov and visit the citadel up the hill. Or, if you feel the need to relax, you can chill at a local restaurant. At the end of the tour, head back to Brașov on your bike or take the train, if you are too tired.

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Brasov: Private 2-Day Bucovina Monasteries Tour

9. Brasov: Private 2-Day Bucovina Monasteries Tour

Day 1: Brasov, Gura Humorului, Bucovina, Moldovita, and Sucevita Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Brasov by your professional guide. From there you will go to Bucovina through the Oituz Pass, before eventually arriving in beautiful Bucovina. Once having arrived, you will visit the Humor Monastery (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Voronet Monastery (also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East" due to its splendid frescoes), and the Moldovita Monastery. At the conclusion of your day, you will spend an overnight in Sucevita Village at a guest house, where you will also have dinner. Day 2: Sucevita, Marginea, Gura Humorului, Bicaz Gorges, Red Lake, and Brasov Following breakfast (which will consist of products from the house farm) on the second day, you will begin with a visit to the Sucevita Monastery. Few religious monuments are as inspirational and mesmerizing as the Sucevita Monastery, which is one of the eight painted churches from Bucovina included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will then visit the Black Ceramics of Marginea, where you will visit the workshops in which ceramic objects are produced. You will be able to admire the craftsmanship of the local artisans, and will also be able to try the craft yourself. Next on your agenda is the Arbore Church, which was built between the 2nd of April and the 29th of August 1503 by Luca Arbore. The monastery, with it’s rectangular shape, was built of brick and stone extracted from the quarries in the region. You will then move to explore the area around Bicaz Gorge. Red Lake is the perfect destination for those who want to relax in an amazingly beautiful landscape, and also for those who want to enjoy the silence and the fresh air. The journey from Moldavia towards Transylvania is done through this nature’s wonder, the Bicaz Gorge. Following the discovery of this gorge, you will travel back to Brasov.

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Unesco Tour: Sighisoara, Viscri, and Biertan From Brasov

10. Unesco Tour: Sighisoara, Viscri, and Biertan From Brasov

You will be taken from your hotel in Brasov by a professional guide and you will travel in a luxurious van to the heart of Trasylvania. Visit the village of Saxon Viscri, with its rustic streets and beautiful Saxon houses. Climb the hill and visit the fortified white church, hence the name of the village, Viscri, meaning the White Church.In the church, you will admire the altar, the old balconies, the walnut-wood sides, and the organ that still works. You can climb the old tower and see a beautiful panoramic view of the village and the hills around it. You will also visit Walter's distillery and taste palinca. Then, you will head to Sighisoara, a city that has played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Cetral Europe for several centuries. Admire the old medieval houses with their beautiful architecture, narrow streets with brightly colored houses, and visit the clock tower. Go to the house where Vlad Tepes (Dracula) was born. You will also admire the deer house, the mayor's house, the Venetian house, and many other beautiful and historic buildings in the fortress. Finally, you will go to the fortified Church in Biertan with its three defensive walls, which will help you to understand the skill and mastery of the Saxon colonists in the area. After exploring the area, return to Brasov in the evening.

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What people are saying about Centru

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Active Travel was Great and accommodating!

We had “George” who was knowledgeable and flexible. Have us a running history of Romania everywhere we went. Went on our time schedule (accompanied our late morning train arrival) and allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at each stop. Even gave us the Best Restaurants list in Braşov.

Incredibly nice and knowledgeable guide. Quite a story teller with a genuine interest in the history of Brasov. Also, he speaks perfectly fluent english.

It is a different way to see the city. Our guide, Silvio was amazing, he took us to a climb in a mountain where we could see the city from the top.

Very good guide, deffinately a must take while your visit at Brasov, learned a lot of interesting information through an interactive tour guidance.

Guise very prepared, I never thought there were so many things to know, fascinating details of the black church! recommended