Day 1: Our tour begins with the lovely Sibiu, the former capital of Transylvania and the cultural capital of Europe in 2007. We will take the time and visit the old part of the city, and see some of the highlights: The liar’s bridge, The Council Tower, The small square, The big square.
Further on, we are heading to Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. We will enjoy a wonderful and romantic tour in this charming town. Among other things, Sighisoara is famous for the beautiful Clock Tower – the biggest defence tower in the old Sighisoara fortress, The house of Vlad the Impaler – the place where Vlad was born, The Covered Staircase – built in 1642, It was designed to protect the children who would go to the school from the hill, from bad weather, The Church from the hill – built between 1345 and 1525.
Day 2: Today we are going deeper into the heart of Transylvania. We will stop to visit a special place: Biertan Village and its beautiful Evangelic Church (XIV th century), which is an UNESCO monument.
The church is famous, among other things, for its gothic style and the solitary room which was used to separate the couples who wanted to divorce. An ancient practice, and very popular in the middle ages.
In the afternoon we have planned something special for you. A trip in the 19th century: a ride with an antique royal chaise through Richis village, exploring old crafts, the local beautiful fortified church and in the end, what could be better than a wine tasting?
Day 3: We cannot miss one of the most famous saxon villages, Viscri, that Prince Charles is advocating for. This day is dedicated to various activities: roaming on the beautiful streets, biking trips to the coal makers, brick makers, blacksmith, women making wool shoes and socks or visit to a traditional sheepfarm. We can select the activities depending on the season and availability. Another thing that is not to be missed in Viscri is the fortified church, part of the UNESCO heritage.
Day 4: We are heading to the beautiful medieval city Brasov. We are going to enjoy a lovely city tour, which includes highlights like: The famous Black Church, Ecaterina’s Gate, The Rope Street (the narrowest street in eastern Europe), The Council Square, a walk along the old fortress of the city.
For the afternoon we have in plan to visit Rasnov citadel, one of the best preserved rural citadels of Transylvania. The medieval atmosphere can be felt even today, after 500 years of existence.
Day 5: The most desired day has come! Not because it is the last one, because today we are going to visit the most famous castles in Romania: Peles Castle and…Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)!
The first highlight of the day is the splendid Peles Castle, built by King Carol I. The former royal residence, built between 1873 and 1914, the castle is a testimony of Neo – Renaissance architecture. Its amazing architecture and scenic location draw many tourists every year.
Later on, we will drive to the notorious Bran Castle, and learn about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula’s legend. The castle was built up on a hill, as a fortress, initially. In the 1920’s it was donated to Queen Mary.
Transfer to the departure point of the tour.
IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.