Transylvania Day Trips

Visit the famous Bran Castle and Corvin Castle, the fortified churches and famous towns like Sighisoara, Brasov, Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Cluj. Have a ride on the Transfagarasan road. Design your own tour in Transylvania!

Tour 1: Sibiu – Sighisoara – Biertan – Sibiu

The fortified church of Mosna

The Saxon villages in South Transylvania were built hundreds of years ago when the Saxons arrived in these areas.

Our tour suggests a trip in this picturesque area. We’ll discover a wonderful heritage, old Saxon communities, architectural patrimony and such a diversifiedlandscape.

Ofcourse, we’ll also talk about Vlad Tepes/ Dracula. Itis said that he was born in Sighisoara. Many and mysterious are the legends linked to the frightening prince, but all of these are more enjoyable when told up on the fortress or even on the alleys of the graveyard…

*As options, we could add to our visit the fortified churches in:

  •  Malancrav
  • Alma Vii
  • Mosna
  • Saschiz
  • Viscri or
  • the little old town, Medias.

Tour details:

  • Length: 8-9 h
  • Distance: Around 220 km | 135 miles
  • Transport: 4 seats car | mini-van (8 seats)
  • Optional: lunch/ coffee break

Tour 2: Sibiu – Bran Castle – Brasov – Sibiu

Bran Castle, Brasov

Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania, former medieval town built in the 13th century .

A walk through the historic area of Braşov is like travelling in time. We shall visit the old defensive walls, the Weavers’ Bastion, the Graft bastion, the Blacksmiths’ tower, the Black and the White Tower, the Ecatherina Gate and the Schei Gate. Quite impressive is, of course, the Black Church, the greatest Gothic monument in South-East Europe.

Bran needs no presentation – it is one of the most famous castles in Europe, the place that is always associated to… Dracula. Is it a myth or the reality? Nobody knows exactly…

*As options, we could add to our visit:

  • the medieval fortress of Rasnov
  • the stunning Peles and Pelisor Castles (in SInaia)
  • the medieval Fagaras Castle (the best preserved medieval castle in Europe)
  • the fortified churches in Prejmer and Harman.

Tour details:

  • Length: 11 h
  • Distance: Around 300 km | 185 miles
  • Transport: 4 seats car | mini-van (8 seats)
  • Optional: lunch/ coffee break

Tour 3: Sibiu – Corvini Castle – Alba Iulia – Sibiu

Corvini Castle, Hunedoara

The tour includes a visit at one of the most beautiful and mysterious castles in Romania– the Corvin Castle. It is, probably, one of the most stunning medieval castles in Europe, built in the 15th century.

Built in a Renaissance-Gothic, the castle is a large and imposing structure with tall towers, bulwarks, an inner courtyard  and a myriad of windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. This is the castle where were shot, recently, Dragon Heart and The Nun.

On our way back, we’ll have a tour in Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia is like an open book and each chapter represents a new, fascinating story. The first fortress was built here about 2000 years ago and, ever since, it remained a symbol of Transylvania and Romania.

*As options to our tour, we can add:

  • the Roman ruins from Sarmisegetuza Regia and Ulpia Traiana
  • the fortress in Deva
  • the oldest stone church in Transylvania (Densus)
  • the Saxon fortified church in Calnic

Tour details:

  • Length: 9 h
  • Distance: Around 300 km | 185 miles
  • Transport: 4 seats car | mini-van (8 seats)
  • Optional: lunch/ coffee break

Tour 4: Sibiu – Transfagarasan Road – Carta Abbey – Fairy Tale Castle

Balea Lake | Transfagarasan Road

One of the greatest places to visit in Romania is, definitely, the Transfagarasan road. It was built in the ’70s, during Communism, at the highest altitude in Romania, in the heart of the Carpathians (at about 2000 maltitude). The road was built with so many life sacrifices, initially being a military strategic road. Today it is considered one of the most spectacular roads in the world.

In September 2009, the British television show Top Gear shoot a TV show along the road. TV host Jeremy Clarkson claimed the Transfagarasan as “the best road in the world!” .
*As extra visits, we can add:

  • the Poienari fortress, built in the mountains by Vlad The Impeller
  • the medieval castle in Fagaras

Tour details:

  • Length: 7-8 h
  • Distance: Around 200 km | 125 miles
  • Transport: 4 seats car | mini-van (8 seats)
  • Optional: lunch/ coffee break

Tour 5: Sibiu – the countryside area -Sibiu

The fortress in Cisnadioara

This tour is perfect for those who do not have time enough to visit the county of Sibiu but are interested in its culture, history and people’s daily life. As our region is famous for its multiculturality, this tour will combine the two main elements: Saxon and Romanian cultures and civilisations.

In Cristian we’ll visit a beautiful fortified church (in the Bacon Tower, we’ll taste some delicious local snacks) and we’ll learn more about the “town of storks”. In Sibiel we’ll visit the Icon Glass Museum and we’ll learn more about this craft. In Cisnadioara we’ll climb up on the Michelsberg hill to visit an old fortress and have a great view of the surroundings. In Cisnadie we’ll visit a Lutheran Church and the first tower with a lightning rod in Transylvania. It’s a great chance to enjoy nature, taste local food, meet local people and discover so many historic facts.

Tour details:

  • Length: 7-8 h
  • Distance: Around 60 km |37 miles
  • Transport: 4 seats car | mini-van
  • Optional: lunch/ coffee break

Like Transylvania, Like no other place!