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Best of Transylvania (3 days, from Cluj)

Highlights:
• Turda salt mine
• Alba Carolina Vauban fortress
• Hunyad Castle in Hunedoara
• Sibiu medieval city
• Bran ‘Dracula’ castle
• Brasov medieval city
• 1 fortified church (Viscri or other, UNESCO heritage)
• Sighisoara fortress (UNESCO heritage)

Small-group format ensures a personalized experience.

Please note: this is tour is presented both as private tour and shared tour. The shared tour has set dates (every Wednesday,from March to October) in which it is guaranteed to start if there are at least 3 participants enlisted. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour will not start. Bookings made with less than 48 hours in advance may be rejected. Please contact us for availability before booking!

per adult from

$880

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • services of an English speaking guide / driver
    • all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
    • all expenses with the guide
    • Entry/Admission - Salina Turda
    • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
    • Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
    What's excluded :
    • your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned above)
    • photo / video entrance fees (where required)
    • personal expenses
    • tickets for the theme park (inside the salt mine in Turda)

  • Day 1: Cluj - Turda - Alba Iulia - Hunedoara - Sibiu

    Stop At: Salina Turda, Aleea Durgaului 7, Turda 401200 Romania
    You will descend into the underground where you'll completely be surrounded by salt. Walk on a man-made gallery, visit three mining chambers, learn about mining techniques and local urban legends and, nevertheless, take a boat or a Ferris-wheel ride. The visit of the mine involves climbing and descending some stairs. In total there about steps to go up and down, but most of them can be avoided by taking two different elevators.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Citadel of Alba Iulia, Calea Motilor, nr. 5A, Alba Iulia 510134 Romania
    Visit the Vauban style fortress, built during the 18th century on top of two previous fortresses.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle), Curtea Corvineștilor nr. 1-3, Hunedoara 331141, Romania
    Visit the most impressive Gothic castle from Transylvania. Learn about medieval defense architecture, legends connected to the Dracula story and the Hunyad family.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sibiu, Romania
    Free time for an evening walk and dinner.
    Duration: 9 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: overnight in a 3* hotel in Sibiu

    Day 2: Sibiu - Bran - Brasov

    Stop At: Sibiu, Romania
    Visit Sibiu, the best defended medieval fortress in Transylvania, the ancient capital of all Transylvanian Saxons, the so called European Capital of Culture in 2007.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    Built on a cliff during the Middle Ages and modernized at the beginning of the 20th century, Bran castle is now one of the most visited places in Romania. You will get the chance to find out what is it’s connection with the famous character Dracula.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Curte Honterus Johannes nr. 2, Brasov 500025 Romania
    Brasov, originally a Saxon town, called Kronstadt in German and Stalin for a short period during the communist regime. Here you will visit the Black Church, hiding the largest collection of Ottoman carpets in Europe, and some medieval towers and bastions (if it’s on a Monday, the visit to the Black Church will be substituted with another visit).
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: overnight in a 3* hotel in Brasov

    Day 3: Brasov - Viscri - Sighisoara - Cluj

    Stop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri 507039 Romania
    This rural establishment will unveil us the best preserved and restored traditional Saxon village in Transylvania, one of the few where the community is still very much alive, where small rural businesses are surviving in a modern world, and, nevertheless, where HRH Prince Charles of Wales owns a traditional Saxon household. Visit the 13th c. fortified church (UNESCO patrimony).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    Sighisoara medieval fortress is one of the few of it’s kind still inhabited in Europe. Surrounded by 9 of the initial 14 defense towers, each one belonging to a local guild, the fortress shelters not only beautiful medieval architecture, but also medieval legends, such as the one connected to Vlad the Impaler ‘Dracula' birthplace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from your accommodation in Cluj or any other spot in the city. At the time of booking, please give us the address at which we can meet you. We'll keep you informed about the pick up time.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
    • The order of the visits may differ.
    • The constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C. Appropriate clothing recommended.
    • Given that there are stairs to go down and up in the salt mine, we recommend non-slippery shoes and, if possible, no high heels.
    • Not recommended to visit the salt mine if:
    • under age 3 and over 65; (children between the ages of 2 and 3 and those over the age of 65 have access to the saline with the advice of the doctor)
    • asthma severe persistent form; asthma; asthma crisis complications - atelectasia, pulmonary emphysema, pneumothorax, respiratory acidosis; complications related to medication - severe bronchospasm, severe allergic reactions
    • COPD complications - acute respiratory failure, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord, pneumothorax;
    • TB regardless of stage;
    • pulmonary neoplasia;
    • acute ENT disorders - rhinopharyngitis, tracheobronchitis, acute pneumonia;
    • cardiovascular disease (stage III HTA, recent myocardial infarction, frequent seizure angina, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord), grade II-III cardiac insufficiency,
    • digestive disorders - acute hyperacid gastritis, acute hepatitis, acute cholecystitis;
    • acute renal disease, bladder / kidney lithiasis;
    • decompensated diabetes mellitus;
    • collagenosis, acute / chronic rheumatic diseases in inflammatory puse;
    • peripheral and central neurological disorders (craniocerebral trauma, cerebral abscess, stroke, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy)
    • third-quarter pregnancy
    • anxiety-depressive syndrome; claustrophobia;- postoperatively for a period of 1-2 months.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by SC CARPATINO TOURS SRL

Activity ID: V-66066P10

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