Highlights of Transylvania

Highlights of Transylvania

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Highlights of Transylvania

7 Days Starting and ending in Bucharest

Visiting: Bucharest, Sinaia, Bran, Brașov, Sighișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Salina Turda, Hunedoara, Sibiu

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

Tour code:

RMH

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 30

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

18-39

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Hop on an unforgettable journey through the lands of myths and legends that still continue to resonate today! Discover the timeless wonders and stories of Dracula as you explore Transylvania inside out, a most fascinating part of Romania. Starting off at the Romanian capital, Bucharest, soak in the unique culture reflected in the countless monuments of this magical city. Ride through the mystical forests, mountains and mists to reach the Dracula’s Castle. Travel back in time through gorgeous samples of gothic and baroque architecture from various eras of Romanian history.

Highlights

  • Explore the Romanian capital, Bucharest, soak in the unique culture reflected in the countless monuments of this magical city.

  • Ride through the mystical forests, mountains and mists to reach the Dracula’s Castle

  • Travel back in time through gorgeous samples of gothic and baroque architecture from various eras of Romanian history.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bucharest
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation: Hotel

Welcome to Bucharest! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel.

At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers.

After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Bucharest.





Accommodation

Hotel Inter Business - 4 Star or similar

Included Activities

Welcome Meeting

Optional Activities

Group Dinner

Day 2: Bucharest City Tour
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a hefty breakfast at the hotel, it's time to launch our discovery of the fascinating Romanian capital, Bucharest.

Follow your guide as we visit unmissable landmarks of the city starting with the Revolution Square, Arc of Triumph and Romania Athenaem.

Learn about the unique culture and vast history of the city as we continue to the famous Opera House, National Military Club, Dimitrie Gusti National Village and the Palace of Parliament, each building presents a different perspective to the Romanian culture and an artwork in itself.

After some personal leisure time for you to explore this gorgeous city on your own terms, return to the hotel following a long day of discovery.





Accommodation

Hotel Inter Business - 4 Star or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast

Included Activities

Bucharest City Tour

Entrance Fees

National Village Museum - EUR 6

Day 3: Bucharest, Sinaia, Bran, Brasov
Location: Sinaia, Bran, Brașov
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today's the day we set course for the fascinating region of Transylvania.

Drive through misty forests of lush green towards our first stop at Peles Castle in Sinaia, a beautiful neo-renaissance castle in the Carpathian mountains (Please note that it is not possible to visit inside of the castle).

Just as we start to warm up to this unique atmosphere, goosebumps creep in.

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Prepare for the legendary Bran Castle, also known as the Castle of Count Dracula! This iconic sight is where legend and reality blend together to create the timeless stories of the vampires.

Continue deep into Transylvania to Brasov, a fascinating town surrounded by medieval Saxon walls and embellished with gothic & baroque architecture.

Starting with the cobble-stone Piaţa Sfatului (Council Square), visit famous landmarks as the Black Church and Muresenilor House Museum before checking into our hotel.





Accommodation

Hotel Cubix – 4 Star or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast

Included Activities

Visit to Peles Castle

Visit to Count Dracula Castle

Brasov Sightseeing

Entrance Fees

Dracula Castle Bran - EUR 8.

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Day 4: Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj-Napoca
Location: Sighișoara, Cluj-Napoca
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Ready to follow the footsteps of Count Dracula? Our journey continues to Sighisoara after making a stop at the Clock Tower.

Soak in marvellous views of Sighisoara Citadel, the Dominican Monastery, The Church on the Hill (Biserica din Deal), and Dracula's House while listening to your guide about the colourful background of the town.

Our next stop will be the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region, Cluj-Napoca! Tag along your tour leader for a sightseeing tour of the colourful town, visiting the Union Square, St.

Mihail Church and Matthias Corvinus Monument.

Then make way to our 4-star hotel following a long day of discovery with spare time to scroll through your photo reel.





Accommodation

Hotel Premier – 4 Star or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast

Included Activities

Sighisoara Sightseeing

Cluj-Napoca Sightseeing

Day 5: Cluj-Napoca, Salina Turda, Hunedeoara, Sibiu
Location: Salina Turda, Hunedoara, Sibiu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the salt mines of Turda.

This fascinating geologic wonder first produced salt for the region in antique times and has been active since the 11th century! Continuing to Hunedeoara Castle, also known as the Corvin Castle, learn all about the vibrant history of the Transylvanian citadel from your guide.

Our next stop will be the fairytale-like town of Sibiu.

Relax at our comfortable 4-star hotel following a day filled with cultural adventure or start exploring Sibiu as you wish.





Accommodation

Hotel Plaza 35 – 4 Star or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast

Included Activities

Visit to Salina Turda (Salt Mine)

Hunedeoara Sightseeing



Entrance Fees

Salina Turda - EUR 10

Corvin Castle - EUR 8

Day 6: Sibiu, Bucharest
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

We start our day with a walking tour of charming Sibiu.

Presenting marvellous samples of Germanic architecture, Sibiu's legacy dates back to Saxxon settlers from the 12th century.

Tag along your tour leader to view landmarks such as Brukenthal Palace, Piata Mare (city square), Lutheran Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.

In the afternoon, we will be heading back to Bucharest for our overnight stay.





Accommodation

Hotel Inter Business - 4 Star or similar

Meals Included

Breakfast

Included Activities

Sibiu Sightseeing



Optional Activities

Group Dinner

Day 7: Bucharest
Location: Bucharest
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a final breakfast and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00).

Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!



Meals Included

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Meals

    6 breakfasts

  • Accommodation

    4 star hotels

  • Transportation

    Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus

  • Airport Transfer(s)

    Arrival airport transfer from Bucharest Airport to the hotel on day 1

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access (where available)

What's Not Included

  • Any flights not mentioned above

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not stated above

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Tips and gestures

  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Optional activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Trevor French  

Highlights of Transylvania

Our Transylvania tour to Romania was a real eye op

Our Transylvania tour to Romania was a real eye opener! We were pleasantly surprised at the richness and beauty of Romania. And such a new country since breaking away from soviet rule. Our tour guide Crina Tudor was fantastic! Her knowledge, sense of humour and all the extra things she did for us was beyond amazing. Tour Hub has an exceptional employee with Crina, and definitely a reason to book another tour with you. We had great food; the bus was new and comfortable and it held 19 passengers but we had a nice small group of 9. I loved the friendships that were created by all of us due to this small intimate group size. I’m not sure I would book a tour if it was a big group. The Carpathian Mountains and valleys were beautiful and we visited many churches and monasteries which were interesting. The tour was well set up and organised. We really enjoyed it.

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