Transylvania, Culture and Tradition

Tour Highlights

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

Meet Romania’s capital, Bucharest and spend one night here

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

Enjoy the transylvanian fabulous gastronomy

About the tour

During your eight days in Romania, you get to visit the most beautiful cities of Transylvania: Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu; two fortified churches found on the Unesco Heritage list, Prejmer and Viscri; Bran impressive castle, the beautiful Peles palace and one day in Romania’s capital, Bucharest

For a special twist of your travel, we have included one day in a transylvanian mountain village, to discover its lifestyle and traditions.

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 to the historical centre of Bucharest. Spare time. In the afternoon, 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 exhibition about rural life in Romania, to the orthodox church of the village and to a traditional weaving loom, 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. Return to Moeciu de Sus. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 5

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 6

Breakfast and visit to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti, the greatest bear reserve in Europe. Here, 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 Rasnov, to see its 15th century fortress which oversees the city. Our next stop will be in Bran, to visit the famous Dracula´s Castle. Return to Moeciu de Sus. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7

Breakfast and transfer to Sibiu, European capital of culture in 2007, where we will visit its impressive and very well conserved medieval center, which is also an Unesco World Patrimony site. Return to Moeciu de Sus. Dinner and accommodation.

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

Gallery

950 € /person price available for a 4 people group
900 € /person price available for a 5 people group
880 € /person price available for a 6 people group
860 € /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 mountain 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.
  • Entrance tickets to all the monuments in the programme and all the services of the third day.
  • 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 all year round.
  • Tour starts: Bucharest
  • Tour ends: Bucharest

Requirements

  • Moderate physical shape

 

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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