Transylvania, Carpathians and Culture

Tour Highlights

A perfectly balanced tour for culture and hiking lovers

Enjoy medieval Transylvania, with its castles, fortresses and fortified churches

Discover the lifestyle of a mountain village, tucked into the Carpathians valleys

Hike in two of the best Carpathian mountain ranges: Piatra Craiului and Bucegi

About the tour

The best way to really know a country is coming in touch with its locals, hiking its mountains, discovering its culture and savouring its gastronomy.
This is our most complete and best sold tour.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival. Meet and greet at the Bucharest airport. Transfer to Bucharest. Accommodation at 4* Hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast and walking guided tour of the Bucharest center. We head on to Bran to visit its famous Dracula´s Castle. Transfer to Moeciu de Sus. Accommodation and dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast and discovering a mountain village life style. Hiking trip to Bisericuta Peak, the highest point in the village of Moeciu de Sus, with 1322 m altitude. All along the hike the views over Moeciu Valley, Fundata, the Bucegi Natural Park and the Piatra Craiului National Park are stunning. Cheese tasting with local homemade cheeses. Horse drawn carriage tour of the village and visit  to Cabane aux Images, an exposition about rural life in Romania, to the orthodox church of the village and to a traditional loom from 1950 with live demonstration of use. Dinner and accommodation.

Technical features: circular route, approximate distance: 10 kmts. Total ascent: 350 m. Total descent: 343 m.

Day 4

Breakfast and visit to the Prejmer Fortified Church, an UNESCO Patrimony site and one of the most monumental and better conserved fortified churches in Transylvania. We head on to Brasov, the capital city of the Brasov county and one of the most beautiful and flourishing cities in central Romania, to visit its old medieval center. Our next stop will be in Rasnov, to see its 15th century fortress which oversees the city. Transfer to Moeciu de Sus. Accommodation and dinner.

Day 5

Today´s hiking trail will cross the Bucegi Natural Park. Breakfast and transfer to the Bucegi Natural Park: Gutanu – Poiana Gutanu – Grohotis – Strunga Cross (1.909 m)  – Bucsa – Bucegi Natural Park. Transfer to the accommodation. Dinner and accommodation.

Technical features: circular route, approximate distance: 15 kmts. Total ascent: 1010 m. Total descent: 1022 m.

Day 6

Breakfast and transfer to Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in Eastern Europe and since 1999 a Unesco World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is also the birth place of Vlad Tepes, the historical character that inspired Bram Stoker in creating Dracula. On the way to Sighisoara we will stop in Viscri to see the famous fortified church of the village, also a Unesco World Heritage Site. Return to Moeciu de Sus. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7

Breakfast and visit to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, the greatest bear reserve in Europe, where 95 bears that used to live in miserable conditions have been rescued, and live now a happy life in a natural environment. We head on to the Piatra Craiului National Park where we will cross the Zarnesti Gorges and we`ll go up hiking to the Curmatura Hut (1470 m altitude). Descent through Poiana Zanoaga. Return to Moeciu de  Sus. Dinner and accommodation.

Technical features: circular route, approximate distance: 15 kmts. Total ascent: 700 m. Total descent: 580 m.

Day 8

Transfer to Bucharest airport. On the way, we will stop in Sinaia, on the Prahova Valley, also known as the Pearl of the Carpathians, where we will see the Peles Castle (19th century), old summer residence of the romanian royal family, and the Sinaia Monastery (1695). Transfer to Bucharest airport and end of the tour.

Tour area

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900 € /person price available for a 4 people group
880 € /person price available for a 5 people group
860 € /person price available for a 6 people group
830 € /person price available for a 7 or more people group

This tour is available for a
minimum of 4 persons

The cost includes

  • 1 night accommodation in a 4 star Hotel in Bucharest in double room and bed and breakfast regime.
  • 6 nights accommodation in a rural guesthouse in the village of Moeciu de Sus, in double room and halfboard regime (breakfast and dinner, beverages not included); Single room supplement: + 120 € per room per stay.
  • Return private transfer to Bucharest airport and all the transfers in a private vehicle to the touristical sites in the tour.
  • All the services of the third day and sandwiches for the hikes on the fifth day and seventh day.
  • Entrance tickets to all the monuments in the programme and to the Bucegi Natural Park and Piatra Craiului National Park.
  • Bilingual guide.

 

The cost doesn’t include

  • Airplane tickets.
  • Travel inssurance.
  • Lunches, drinks, photography fees, tips,… or any other service not mentioned in the programme.

Aditional info

  • This tour is available from June to October.
  • Tour starts: Bucharest
  • Tour ends: Bucharest

Requirements

  • Good physical shape
  • Proper mountain gear

Why choose
Hola Transylvania

Native Spanish
speaking guide

Nacho, our main tour guide, is a Spanish origin, qualified tourism expert, who has moved to Romania, and he is currently touring the country with small groups, in Spanish and English.

A nature friendly tourism
is our main goal

Our tours are based on enjoying the local, discovering the gastronomy, emphasizing quality over quantity, rediscovering simplicity.

More than 120 landmarks
and point of interest

We are mixing the must-see sites, with genuine and untouched by mass tourism places, in a combination that thrills everybody.

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