This private two-day tour brings to life the medieval castles and citadels from the land beyond the forest. Step into the age of courage, strength and glory by joining us in a tour of the most famous fortresses and medieval cities of Romania.
A morning drive north, towards Transylvania, will see a region sheltered by the Carpathian Mountains with historic forests and abundant wildlife. In the charming mountain resort of Sinaia, you will visit the fairy-tale Peles Castle, strongly connected with the flourishing period of Romania royalty. The castle is full of ornaments, the inside as well as on the outside and features elaborate wood sculptures and paintings representing scenes from the works of German composer Richard Wagner.
Pass through the fabulous mountain scenery and once we arrive in Bran Village, visit Dracula’s Castle, whose striking hilltop appearance stands at the basis of many myths and legends. Between 1920-1927, Bran Castle was restored under the supervision of Karel Liman, the architect of the Royal Court, who turned it in a beautiful summer residence surrounded by a park with promenade alleys, lake, fountains, arbors and a teahouse.
The next stop of the day is Brasov Medieval Town, which according to historical references from 1234 was called Kronstadt. Its history starts in 13th century and its walls, towers and a lot of buildings from the medieval times are still preserved. We will stay overnight in Sighisoara Citadel, in an intimate hotel located in the heart of the citadel. You’ll be enchanted by the medieval charm of the place.
In the morning, we explore the Old Town of Sighisoara with cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. You will visit the Clock Tower, Church on the Hill and Dracula`s house, where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431. The houses inside the Citadel of Sighisoara show the main features of a craftsman’s town.
We leave Sighisoara and stop in Biertan Village, a UNESCO site in Romania and one of the first German settlements in Transylvania. The fortified church of Biertan was built by the German peasants in Transylvania and used for nearly 300 years as the residence of the Transylvanian Archbishop. We continue towards Sibiu, one of the most important fortified towns in Transylvania. This amazing place has, among others, the Old Town, the Big Square, the Franciscan Church, the Staircase Tower, the Liar’s Bridge, the House of the Butcher’s Guild and last, but not least, with the amazing Bruckenthal Museum. It is a gorgeous place to visit.
After a short sightseeing tour, we leave Sibiu and cross the mountains on the Olt River Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys crossing the Southern Carpathians towards Bucharest. The fabulous journey ends with the arrival in Romania’s capital city.