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PRIVATE 2-Days Sighisoara, Brasov & Transylvania Castles

Discover the history of Transylvania and the Royal Legacy of Romania in this 2-Days Trip Guided Tour! We have included 3 castles, Brasov Walking Tour, 1-night accommodation at 3-4-star hotel in Sighisoara (with breakfast included) and a 4-hours walking tour in Sighisoara, so that you could make the most of your trip. Unlike other agencies, we value our guests and we provide exceptional services every time. You will travel with a professional driver and a licensed tour guide. We pick you up from your closest convenience and we bring you back in the same place. You will travel with a high-comfort air-conditioned luxury car (years 2018-2020). This is a private tour of maximum 2 passengers.

per adult from

$444

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Parking Fees
    • Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide & Experienced Driver
    • Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
    • Double / Twin Room with Breakfast Included
    • Bottle of Water
    • Private transport by luxury vehicle, year 2018-2020
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch / Dinner / Snacks / Drinks
    • Other Personal Expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Pelisor Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Clock Tower

  • Day 1: Explore the Royal Castles & Discover the Medieval Town of Brasov

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Over 40 years, dozens of builders, artists and wood-carvers brought Peleş Castle into existence. The neo-Renaissance masterpiece was commissioned by Romania’s first king, Carol I, and its first stone laid in 1875. Today this former royal summer residence is a wildly popular tourist attraction. Visits are by compulsory 40-minute guided tour; photographing inside costs a steep additional 32 lei. Inside, not a single corner is empty of silk rugs, Murano glass, carved walnut or polished marble.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pelisor Castle, Aleea Pele ului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    It’s hard to believe that Carol I’s nephew Ferdinand (1865–1927) could have been unsatisfied with lavish Peleş Castle; nonetheless, Pelişor Palace was built for him just next door. The smaller, art nouveau palace stands about 100m uphill from Peleş. Ferdinand's wife Queen Mary acted as Pelişor’s interior designer, filling it with imported Viennese furniture. Entry is by 45-minute guided tour. Queen Mary died in the Golden Room, the walls of which are entirely covered in gilded leaves.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    Rising above the town on a rocky promontory, Bran Castle holds visitors in thrall. An entire industry has sprouted around describing it as ‘Dracula’s Castle’, though connections to either the historical Vlad Ţepeş or Bram Stoker’s fictional vampire are thin. The liberties taken with Bran’s reputation are quickly forgotten on a visit: you’ll climb up its conical towers, admiring views over thick forest, and stroll through creaky-floored rooms furnished with bearskin rugs and 19th-century antiques.

    In the Honorary Hallway, note the Swiss and German landscapes, fashioned from inlaid wood, to remind the king of his homeland. Beyond Iraqi carpets and alabaster Biblical scenes, you’ll enter an Arms Room brimming with armour for men and their horses (the latter weigh 100kg apiece). Even more elaborate are the weapons in the Oriental Room, while the Portrait Room and Library offer a glimpse into the distinguished life of the royal couple. The latter has a secret passageway (which you will be shown if you opt for a longer tour involving the castle's upper floor). Also impressive is the Moorish Dining Room, replete with brass lamps and walls inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    Gothic spires, medieval gateways, Soviet blocks and a huge Hollywood-style sign: Braşov’s skyline is instantly compelling. A number of medieval watchtowers still glower over the town. Between them sparkle baroque buildings and churches, while easygoing cafes line main square Piaţa Sfatului. Visible from here is forested Mt Tâmpa, sporting ‘Braşov’ in huge white letters.

    According to local legend, the Pied Piper of Hamelin reemerged in Braşov. Indeed, this playful town has many tales as colourful as its pastel-hued streets. Locals will eagerly spin a yarn about Vlad the Impaler’s romantic dalliances, a noblewoman revived from her grave, and the time a bear waddled into the main square (at least the last one’s true).

    We will have a walking guided tour in the Historical Center where you will learn about the history of the city. We will see the Main Square with the City Hall, the Black Church (no entrance), the walls and the watch towers. Bonus, we will see the narrowest street in Europe - Rope Street (Strada Sforii)

    The guiding tour together will last around 2 hrs, after which you will have 2 hrs on your own, to explore the Old Town at your own pace.

    We will drive further towards Sighisoara, where we will overnight.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sighisoara, at a 3-4-star hotel. You will have a double or twin room with breakfast included.

    Day 2: Learn about the History of Sighisoara and discover the Medieval Legacy

    Stop At: Citadel Square Piata Cetatii, Piata Cetatii, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    So resplendent are Sighişoara’s pastel-coloured buildings, stony lanes and medieval towers, you’ll rub your eyes in disbelief. Fortified walls encircle Sighişoara’s lustrous merchant houses, now harbouring cafes, hotels and craft shops. Lurking behind the gingerbread roofs and turrets of the Unesco-protected old town is the history of Vlad Ţepeş, the bloodthirsty, 15th-century Wallachian prince. He was allegedly born here, in a house that is visitable to this day. Ţepeş is best remembered as Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula, fuelling a local industry of vampire-themed souvenirs.

    Gem-sized Piaţa Cetăţii is the heart of old Sighişoara. It was here that markets, craft fairs, public executions, impalings and witch trials were held.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sighisoara Clock Tower, Strada Turnului, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    Sighişoara's delightful medieval buildings are enclosed within its citadel, a Unesco-listed complex of protective walls and watchtowers. Walking in the citadel is today a tranquil, fairy-tale-like experience, but these towers were once packed with weapons and emergency supplies, guarding Sighişoara from Turkish attacks (note the upper windows from which arrows could be fired).

    Starting at the Gates of the Citadel, we will make a walking tour in Sighisoara, with main highlights:

    >> The Citadel Square Market
    Gem-sized Piaţa Cetăţii is the heart of old Sighişoara. It was here that markets, craft fairs, public executions, impalings and witch trials were held.

    >> Bootmakers' Tower
    Dating from the 16th century, the Bootmakers' Tower was a key point of defence from the northern end.

    >> The Blacksmith's Tower
    Dating to 1631, this pointy-roofed watchtower was once managed by Sighişoara's medieval guild of blacksmiths.

    >> The Clock Tower (no entrance)
    The multicoloured-tiled roof of Sighişoara’s Clock Tower glitters like the scales of a dragon. The tower was built in the 14th century and expanded 200 years later. It remains the prettiest sight in town, offering a magnificent panorama from the top. The views are as good a reason to visit as the museum inside, a patchy collection of Roman vessels, scythes and tombstones, and a scale model of the fortified town. There is a fee for taking photos inside the museum, so keep your camera away until you reach the viewing platform at the top. On the way up, you can see the clock’s clanking innards.

    >> Tinsmiths' Tower
    The top-heavy Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the most easily recognisable, both for its height (25m) and its octagonal upper level. A siege in 1704 left scars in the building that are visible to this day.

    >> Scholars' Stairway
    From Piaţa Cetăţii, turn south up Str Şcolii to reach the 176-step covered stairway, which has tunnelled its way up the hill since 1642. With light dappling through the roof and buskers at the top, it's a charming ramble.

    >> Church on the Hill (no entrance)
    Don't miss hiking up the covered stairway to 'School Hill' (418m) to admire this evocative late-Gothic, triple-naved church. Originally a 13th-century Romanesque basilica, it was restored in Gothic style across the 14th and 15th centuries. Inside, find traces of 15th-century frescoes, Renaissance furnishings, and an impressive Gothic altarpiece (1520).

    >> The Ropemakers' Tower
    The Ropemaker's Tower was part of the old citadel's fortifications and today looks like an abandoned building (iI've heard that the only person who can enter this tower is the cemetery's security guard). It looks nice from outside and it makes the area around the Church on the Hill more attractive.

    >> The Butchers' Tower
    Butcher's Tower, built in the second half of the fifteenth century, lies on the western side of the wall surrounding one of the two defense towers Törl gate where once every evening was dividing herds.

    >> The Tailors' Tower
    This tower was built to guard over the back entrance to the citadel. As with many of the buildings here, the tower was engulfed in a massive fire in 1676 and rebuilt afterwards.

    We end our walking tour in the Main Square.
    Optionally, if we get hungry, we can have lunch (not included)
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Old Town, Bucharest, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

2

Organised by Mondolina

Activity ID: V-251680P4

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