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Our most recommended Transylvania Walking Tours

  • From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

    1. From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle Full-Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the legend of Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Count Dracula, on this full-day tour of Transylvania.

    Start your tour by driving towards the region of Valahia. Discover Peles Castle situated in picturesque Sinaia, and known as the Pearl of the Carpathians. Travel through the mountain scenery to Bran, where you will visit Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. Learn the legend of the terrifying fictional Count.

    Move on to Brasov, located in the heart of Transylvania. Embark on a walking tour through the historical center. Encounter sights such as the Gothic church of Biserica Neagră, and the Medieval Catherine's Gate, the last remaining of the city’s defensive walls.

    This is was a wonderful tour and better than what I expected! We were picked up at 8 am by a Mercedes sprinter and greeted by Euguene, who was an excellent tour guide throughout. The journey to peles castle was about 2 hours but the views were on the way were enjoyable. We spent over 2 hours at Peles and and Eugene was very knowledgable about the place. Next, there was a short journey to Bran castle and this castle from the outside was stunning as were the views - breathtaking! Again, we had a personal tour of the castle while we were given free time to look around a Bran itself and have some food! Finally, another short trip to Brashov and a quick tour of the city centre which was very beautiful - this was rather short but I think it was enough! The journey back to Bucharest was 3 hours! Overall, this was excellent value for money and was an enjoyable day taking in some landmarks of Romania! Euguene and the driver were friendly, helpful and knowledge - they made this tour!

  • Bucharest: Dracula's Castle and Brasov Guided Tour

    2. Bucharest: Dracula's Castle and Brasov Guided Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from Bucharest to Bran Castle, the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. On the journey, your local guide will tell you tales of Transylvania’s history and mythology as you journey through the majestic countryside. You'll also get to go far beyond the standard tours of Transylvania’s legendary castle by going 30 metres underground the castle to the Time Tunnel. The unique Romanian construction was designed to describe the history and culture of the Bran Castle with a state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition. To reach the tunnel, you will get into a 'stone' elevator, located right in the courtyard of the castle and which is considered to be the one of the greatest current innovation among the European museums. After the tour of the castle, you will have two hours to have lunch in Brasov, a picturesque city in the heart of the Carpathian M...

    It was very nice and almost private tour only in 4 people. We enjoyed it a lot plus our guide seemed to like Romania a lot!

  • Bran: Guided Castle Tour

    3. Bran: Guided Castle Tour

    After meeting with your guide in Bran village, your castle tour will start. After a short introduction about the surrounding area, you will walk inside the castle and begin your journey into the past. Bran Castle has more than 50 rooms, but most of them closed between 2006 and 2009 when Queen Maria’s grandchildren inherited it from the Romanian government. There are still 19 of them currently open for the general public, as well as a secret passage. Your guide will provide you with an in-depth tour covering the history of the fortress, including many legends and vampires. You will also hear stories about Count Dracula, and the implication of Queen Maria of Romania in the restoration of this fantastic place. You can encounter the guard's room, the queen’s apartment, the king’s apartment, the catellan’s office, the music room, and the apartments of Princess Ileana and Prince Nicolae. You...

    Grig was an excellent tour guide. My three teenagers enjoyed every aspect of the castle. The stories and historical references were so interesting and we will be reading more about Queen Maria and the Romanian Royal family in the future. Thank you we highly recommend this tour!!!

  • From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

    4. From Brasov: Halloween Party at Bran Castle

    Dress up as the spookiest ghoul you can, and get picked up from your accommodation in Brasov at 7.30 PM. Get to know the history of the notorious castle that’s shrouded in mystery on a spooky two hour guided tour. Be welcomed into the castle by Prince Vlad the Impaler himself, and explore the chilly rooms that will be filled with prince and princesses from the Middle Ages.  Then, enjoy some blood-red wine and then continue your evening with a party in the castle garden. Dance and drink the night away in a large tent with your fellow ghouls.  Lastly, get taken back to your accommodation in Brasov.

  • Cluj-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    5. Cluj-Napoca: 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    Enjoy a lengthy 2.5-hour walking tour through the fascinating city of Cluj-Napoca, know as Cluj for short. Visit the birth house of Matthias Corvinus, Hungary's most renowned 15th-century king, and learn fascinating stories about his life, as well as the importance of wine in the region. Continue the tour to the large Union Square to admire the classic Gothic style of the 14th-century St. Michael's Church, and the large equestrian statue of Corvinus that rests in front of it. Continue walking until you arrive at the "Street of the Intellectuals," famous for its many educational institutions, including the Babes-Bolyai University. As you walk, learn from your knowledgeable guide about the fate of the witches living in Cluj in the Middle Ages, and the formation of the Guilds. Walk past the remains of the city's defensive walls and arrive at a newer part of the old city, named the Avram I...

    A wonderful tour - I highly recommend. It was an excellent way to start our holiday in Cluj.

  • Sibiu: City Sightseeing Tour

    6. Sibiu: City Sightseeing Tour

    Experience the charm of Sibiu on a sightseeing tour of the medieval city center and see why it was named the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Stroll down narrow streets and encounter colorful buildings, peaceful courtyards and mysterious passageways. Enjoy moments of quiet in historical churches and get an amazing view, framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Făgăraș Mountains. Admire the elegant architecture on Grand Square, pass the charming Renaissance-style Haller House, and see the Brukenthal National Museum in an Habsburg palace. Admire the symbolic Council Tower, take an enchanted walk up the Passage of the Stairs in the Lower Town, and join the hustle and bustle of Cibin Market. Discover the remains of the old city walls and pass the elegant Thalia Hall, where many of the city's concerts are performed. Be amazed by the Gothic façade of the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral on H...

    Excellent Tour! Our guide, Alex was exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging and was able to tailor the information to the audience based on their knowledge of Transylvanian and European history. Well worth it and definitely recommended.

  • Cluj: Medieval City Exploration Game and Tour

    7. Cluj: Medieval City Exploration Game and Tour

    Go on a quest around Cluj by solving clues that will unlock stories and cool locations. Along the way, find fascinating stories of the legendary King Matthias Corvinus. Discover hidden secrets about people who lived, partied, and fought in the city. See amazing architecture, and reach a fantastic spot for a panoramic view of the city. After you buy the quest, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. It will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there's no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. The total length is about 3.5 km. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and begin the adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can ...

    Nice quest to discover the city and some interesting stories about Matei Corvin. The clues were not very hard, it was easy to understand. I would recommend as a fun activity to do in Cluj as a group!

  • Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

    8. Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

    Meet your guide in front of the Clock Tower museum to start your tour. After a quick introduction to the history of the Old Town, head up towards the Church on the Hill and walk through the Covered Stairs or the Stairs of the Scholars. Stroll through the narrow streets of this medieval site until you reach the old city walls to marvel at the incredible old towers and bastions that still stand and are extremely well-preserved. Listen to your guide’s in-depth description about the evangelistic church located just feet away from two of the major attractions in the city, the Clock Tower and Dracula’s house. Dracula’s house is the place where the famous Wallachian king was born in 1431, learn about the tales of the world’s most well-known vampire. The tour ends with an explanation of the Clock Tower’s history, and a recommendation from your guide for local restaurants and bars for you to sp...

    Cosmina was highly knowledgeable in all aspect of the history of Sighasoura and Transylvania. The evening tour is a fantastic choice especially in this heat. There was a lot of time to ask questions and visit all the sights at a nice pace. We highly recommend her tour!!!

  • Sighisoara: Medieval Citadel City Exploration Game and Tour

    9. Sighisoara: Medieval Citadel City Exploration Game and Tour

    After you buy the quest, receive an access code that you can use in the app. Begin your quest around Sighisoara's magnificent fortress by solving clues that will unlock stories, all on your smartphone. Along the way, discover fascinating stories of the towers, buildings, and people of Sighisoara. Follow a less crowded path around the old citadel, explore hidden passages, and discover amazing life stories of the ancient locals. The entire game will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you're ready to begin your city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, ea...

    A fun way to experience Sighisoara. It elevated our experience of exploring this beautiful place. Thank you!

  • Sibiu: Surrounding Villages Guided Tour

    10. Sibiu: Surrounding Villages Guided Tour

    Admire monuments such as Luxemburg House, the Pharmacy Museum, Bridge of Lies, and Huet Square. See the Evangelic Church, Brukenthal High School, Stairs Passage and Orthodox Cathedral. Visit the 3 towers of the Citadel Wall. Then go to Thalia Hall, Schiller Square, and The General's Tunnel, before ending at Big Square. Next, drive to the typical village of Sibiel to see the museum of icons painted on glass. After a walk in the village, enjoy lunch or dinner at a peasant's house. Then go to the village of Cristian, mostly inhabited by Landlers from Austria, before the return transfer to Sibiu.

    In Fabruary there are only few toutists so I had a privet tour. Alex was exelent guide and I had a wonderful and very interesting day in Sibiu and in the villages.

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What people are saying about Transylvania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 226 reviews

Our guide was really amazing. Unfortunately I didn’t get his name but he provided us with so much knowledge of the beautiful country of Romania and was very accommodating when we needed to stop to use facilities. He showed us the best places for photos and even helped take photos of us at each location. Overall a really great experience. Definitely a full day trip worth taking. We felt like we saw so much and learnt so much during our trip.

Lovely guide Alex made this trip so special! It was beautiful! And very friendly and positive guide and driver! Loved it! The bus was comfortable) and it totally worth going! Enjoy!

It was very nice and almost private tour only in 4 people. We enjoyed it a lot plus our guide seemed to like Romania a lot!

A fun way to experience Sighisoara. It elevated our experience of exploring this beautiful place. Thank you!

Good experience very nice guide! We got to see a lot!