- Day 1: Welcome to Bucharest, the capital of Romania
- Day 2: Bucharest (Old town, Parliament Palace and Village Museum)
- Day 3: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Brasov
- Day 4: Viscri fortified church and Sighisoara
- Day 5: Targu Mures and Turda salt mine
- Day 6: Corvin castle and Alba Iulia
- Day 7: Sibiu and back to Bucharest
Details of the tour:
Welcome to Bucharest
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, was once called “little Paris”. Its mixture of old houses, communist blocks and modern skyscrapers makes it an interesting place to visit. So, welcome to Bucharest!
The guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day free to relax or to explore on your own.
You will spend your night in a city centre located hotel in Bucharest.
Guided tour in Bucharest
You will have a full day to discover Bucharest. After breakfast, take a long walk in the old town. Find out more about the history of the city and admire its architectural style. Your guide will share you interesting stories about the many events that sculpture the face of Bucharest as you see it today.
A tour in Bucharest wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Parliament Palace. The second largest building in the world and the heaviest dominates the urban landscape. And once you see it, it is hard to believe that its underground is at large as its exterior. Inside you will see some of the large chambers and opulent decorations.
After a panoramic tour by car, your next stop will be at the Village Museum. Gathering houses from all the regions in Romania, this open-air museum is always a nice surprise after the busy city. A visit inside will make you familiar with the Romanian traditions and the way many peasans live.
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Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Brasov
It is time to leave Bucharest behind and continue your one-week itinerary in Romania with some castles. After breakfast, you will go to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort next to Bucegi mountains. Here you will visit the impressive Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal family. Not only the opulent interiors and the external decorations will impress you, but also the natural landscape surrounding the castle.
Your next stop will be in Bran to visit the most famous castle in Romania: Bran castle. This medieval fortress gained its fame due to the vampire novel Dracula by Bram Stocker. Today it is known as Dracula’s castle. A tour inside will reveal you what is the truth about the many legends surrounding the castle.
In the afternoon you will go to Brasov, a beautiful medieval city. Explore its old town, enjoy a late lunch at one of its traditional restaurants and take a long walk next to the forest. Breathing the fresh air of the mountain will due marvels for your sleep!
You will spend your night in a cosy hotel in Brasov.
If you are want to visit other places on the way from Bucharest to Brasov, try the 7 stairs canyon and Bran castle day trip from Bucharest.
Viscri fortified church and Sighisoara tour
In the afternoon go to Sighisoara, a medieval fortress built on top of the hill. Its well-preserved houses, defence towers and old churches made it a UNESCO heritage site. You will spend the nigh here.
You will spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Sighisoara.
Targu Mures and Turda salt mine
In the afternoon you will arrive in Turda. Go underground to visit one of the best-known natural attractions in Transylvania: Turda salt mine. Compared often with a subterranean amusement park, the Turda salt mine has a football field, ping pong tables and even a lake for boat rides, all in a salt cave.
In the evening you will stay at a cosy hotel in Turda.
Corvin castle and Alba Iulia citadel
Your second stop on this day will be in Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia, that star-shaped citadel dates back from Roman times. During a walking tour inside it you will see its Roman and Austrian influences. Aldo, you will find out why it is a very important city in the history of Romania.
In the evening, go to Sibiu, the last city hosting you in Transylvania. You will spend the night here
Sibiu and back to Bucharest
In the afternoon it is time to come back to Bucharest. Your guide will transfer you to the airport if you have a flight back home, or you can ask for an extra night in Bucharest.