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Transylvanian Medieval Castles & Fortified Churches Tour – 4 days




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Roxana Adam

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Transylvanian Medieval Castles & Fortified Churches Tour – 4 days




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  • 4 Days

Transylvanian Medieval Castles & Fortified Churches Tour – 4 days

The Saxon villages appeared in Transylvania around the XIIIth century when the Hungarian kings settled here German colonists. Their cultural identity was preserved thanks to the multitude of crafts and traditions despite the constant threat of the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays, among 150 medieval fortified churches, 7 are part of UNESCO world heritage. This tour is the perfect way to discover their story and step back in time in the mysterious Transylvania


Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia and visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, Peles Royal Castle. It was built by the first king of Romania, Carol the 1st in a very beautiful architectural style starting with 1875, until 1914, to be a summer residence for holidays. The second visit will allow you to travel back time, in the Medieval Age. You will see Bran Castle, the most visited castle in Romania also thanks to the legendary character, Dracula. The day will end in Brasov where you will enjoy a walking tour of the downtown in the Council Square and see the Black Church, a Gothic masterpiece, being the largest Gothic construction in Eastern part of Europe. Overnight in Brasov. Read more

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Today you will see part of the Saxons’ heritage in Transylvania. In the morning you will leave Brasov and head to Prejmer to visit the fortified church which, due to the good preservation, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The day will continue with another medieval monument, this time a citadel, recently renovated, Rupea Citadel, followed by a visit at Viscri fortified church (UNESCO monument). In the evening you will arrive in Sighisoara. Overnight in Sighisoara. Read more

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This day, we continue our trip on the land of Transylvania. In the morning you will enjoy a walking tour of the citadel & visit in The Clock Tower (for an interesting panoramic view). Let’s not forget that Sighisoara is the only citadel in Europe which is still inhabited, UNESCO monument, as well. You will leave this beautiful town and stop in the village of Biertan (UNESCO Heritage) where you will see the biggest fortified church in Transylvania and find out the unique method of the citizens to keep their marriages and avoid getting divorced. Prepare for a lovely surprise. Medias will be the second stop and in the evening you will arrive in Sibiu. Overnight in Sibiu. Read more

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Sibiu was a German medieval citadel, with the first documentary attestation in 1191, and the old name Hermanstadt. Being so well preserved, in 2007, Sibiu gained the title of the European Capital of Culture. You will enjoy here a walking tour in the old town (the historical center of Sibiu) including The Large Square, The Small Square with the picturesque Liars Bridge, the old fortifications of the city, the Council Tower, etc. Later you will have a traditional lunch and head back to Bucharest. On your way you will stop in Cozia to visit Cozia Monastery, considered one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art. In the evening you will arrive in Bucharest. Read more



Day in trip
Day 1
Location Brasov
Day 2
Location Sighisoara
Hotel Casa Wagner
Day 3
Location Sibiu


Package includes

  • Transport during the tour
  • Pick up & drop off from/at your hotel in Bucharest
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast included in double room at 3* hotels according to the program
  • English speaking guide

Package excludes

  • Entrance fees
  • Other meals except breakfast
  • Personal expenses

More information

  • Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
  • Booking of the mentioned hotels is not guaranteed. The accommodation booked depends on the availability in the moment of the booking.


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