ESCORTED TOUR TO TRANSYLVANIA: LEGENDS OF TRANSYLVANIA IN 5 DAYS
Highlights of Legends of Transylvania escorted tour:
- Sibiu medieval city
- Corvinilor castle
- Alba Iulia citadel
- Biertan fortified church
- Viscri fortified church
- Brasov medieval city
- Bran Castle (Dracula’s castle)
- The scenic road back to Bucharest
Legends of Transylvania escorted tour details:
Duration: 5 days
Start and endpoint: in Bucharest
Departure time: 08:00 A.M.
Note: Legends of Transylvania escorted tour will be held for minimum 2 persons
If you prefer a single room, a supplement is available at an additional charge.
Otherwise, single travellers will share the room with another traveller of the same sex.
5 days in Transylvania - Legends of Transylvania escorted tour
Have you decided to visit Transylvania? Are you searching for escorted tours to Transylvania, but it is difficult to find one that you like? Maybe it’s time to try the Legends of Transylvania escorted tour! In 5 days you will see the best of Transylvania, learn some secret legends and taste the delicious food. Perhaps you will also make new friends. Are you ready to enjoy this trip?
If you want to visit the most beautiful places in Transylvania and enjoy its rural landscape, you have several options. You can rent a car from Bucharest or Cluj Napoca and embark on a road trip through Transylvania. In this case, make sure you document yourself well in advance.
Another option is to book a private tour to Transylvania that the travel consultant will customize according to your schedule and wishes. The advantage is clear here: you will get a vacation as you want and more importantly when you want. It is an excellent option, but in general, they are more expensive due to the included premium services.
Here you can find some of the private tours we organize in Transylvania and they are all customizable.
A third option, especially if you are flexible about your travel dates, is a small group tour.
Why an escorted tour to Transylvania?
The great advantage of escorted tours to Transylvania is that you can discover the most famous attractions in the area at a lower price than a private tour, but enjoying the same privileges.
Our escorted tours to Transylvania are organized for small groups. You have a permanent English speaking guide with you and you have most of the expenses included (except for a few meals).
If you like the itinerary of this trip, but the departure dates do not match your schedule, you can always ask us for a personalized version of it.
On the first day, the guide will pick you up from the hotel in Bucharest. Be ready to leave so that you can have the group complete on time.
After a journey of about 5 hours, you will reach Sibiu, one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania. You will have some free time for lunch, and in the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour through the old centre of Sibiu.
Discover the old town of Sibiu:
The guide will take you through the well-known places in the city and will tell you the medieval legends here, the most beautiful of which is the one about the Bridge of Lies.
In the evening you will be transported to a beautiful village near Sibiu to enjoy the rural charm of Transylvania. Here you will have dinner and check-in at a traditional B&B.
Meals included: dinner
Accommodation: B&B in Marginimea Sibiului
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After a traditional breakfast at the guest house, you will continue exploring Transylvania. The first stop will be in Hunedoara where you will visit one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe: Corvin Castle.
The Corvin Castle attracts its tourists every year with its tall towers, the suspension bridge at the entrance and the secret rooms and bloody legends. It was a prison for Vlad Tepes, a ballroom for so many gentlemen and ladies, and a film set nowadays.
Alba Iulia citadel
After leisurely exploring the castle you will head back to Marginimea Sibiului. But before that, you will stop in Alba Iulia, a star-shaped citadel dating back to Roman times. The guide will tell you its story and show you the tourist places around. In the afternoon you will have an hour of free time to explore the citadel on your own or to serve a snack or even lunch.
Back at the guest house, you can enjoy a few moments outdoors in the courtyard.
In the evening, another traditional dinner included will delight your taste buds.
Meals included: breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: B&B in Marginimea Sibiului
If you want to explore Transylvania on your own, try a road trip in Transylvania.
It’s time to leave Sibiu behind, so pack your things and prepare for other wonders. After a beautiful road through the villages of Transylvania, you will reach Biertan.
Biertan fortified church
Biertan fortified church is the largest fortified church in Transylvania. Visit the small fortress and take a walk in the village. You will see what the word traditional means and how people are still leaving today. Your guide will tell you a famous tale about divorce.
In the afternoon you will arrive in Sighisoara, a beautiful medieval fortress still inhabited. During the guided tour you will be able to see the defence towers that still stand today, the houses that are hundreds of years old and the narrow streets, paved with cubic stone.
Sighisoara, the romantic citadel, UNESCO Heritage site is one of the most charming places in Transylvania and you will have a whole afternoon to get to know it and enjoy it.
In the evening the guide will take you to a traditional guest house that will host you for that evening. Here, you will serve dinner.
Meals included: breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: B&B in Sighisoara
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Day 4 will bring you other surprises. Today you will discover why the royal family of Great Britain (especially Prince Charles) is in love with this area.
A Transylvanian village: Viscri
After a delicious breakfast at the guest house, you will head to one of the traditional villages in Transylvania that is still preserved as it was a hundred years ago. Viscri is also one of Prince Charles’ favourite places. Here you will visit the white fortified church and you will enjoy a Transylvanian lunch with traditional food and tuica (traditional Romanian alcohol).
Brasov old town
In the afternoon you will explore another medieval city: Brasov. The guided tour in Brasov will take you through the old city centre, to its medieval fortifications, to the largest Gothic church in Romania, the Black Church and will tell you the sad legend of the boy who is still climbing the roof of the church.
In Brasov, you will have free time for shopping and exploring on your own.
In the evening, the guide will take you to a guesthouse in Rasnov where you will be staying.
Dinner is not included, but you can go out to one of the restaurants in town.
Meals included: breakfast & Transylvanian lunch
Accommodation: B&B in Rasnov
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The 5th day will take you back to Bucharest, but until then some more interesting attractions are waiting for you on the way.
Libearty bear sanctuary in Zarnesti
In the morning, after breakfast, you will leave for Zarnesti to get acquainted with the wildlife of Transylvania. Here you will be able to see how the wild bears saved from various places are taken care of and relearned to live in their natural environment. The bear sanctuary in Zarnesti is an interesting place not only for animal lovers but for all those who want to see the wildlife in nature.
After that, you will leave for Bran, where you will visit the most famous tourist attraction in Romania: Bran Castle. The story of the vampire Dracula and the history of the Romanian royal family do not seem to have anything in common. But here in Bran, they intertwine harmoniously. The guide will tell you how.
After the tour of the castle, you will go back to Bucharest on one of the most beautiful roads in Romania. It will take you through the Rucar-Bran pass from where you can admire the Bucegi mountains on one side and the Piatra Craiului mountains on the other.
Once in Bucharest, the guide will drop you off at the hotel.
Meals included: breakfast
Do you have plans to visit Bucharest after this tour? Enjoy our full day Bucharest city tour.
Frequestly asked questions about our Escorted tours to Transylvania:
Do I need an extra night in Bucharest after the tour?
You will arrive in Bucharest at 8-9 PM on the last day. Considering this, it is better to book an extra night in Bucharest after the tour. We can help you with that, but please mention in the booking form (comment area) that you need an extra night.
Do I need an extra night in Bucharest before the tour?
Yes, if you do not have an extra night booked before the tour it is recommended that you do that. Please mention in the booking form below (comment area) and we will help you with that.
Since the tour starts at 8 AM on the first day it is better to spend the night before in Bucharest. This way you will be ready on time for departure.