Dracula's Castle, Brasov, Sibiu, Peles Castle... Get lost in legendary Transylvania on this two-day guided tour of Romania's most iconic sights from Bucharest.
Romania Two-Day Tour Itinerary
After being picked up first thing in the morning from your hotel in Bucharest, you'll leave the Romanian capital behind and make your way north, delving deep into Transylvania: from the "Paris of the East" to the "Land Beyond the Forest".
Following a journey of around two-and-a-half hours by bus, you'll make the first stop on your tour of Romania. You'll visit the small town and mountain resort of Sinaia and its famous Peles Castle, built between 1873 and 1914.
This beautiful architectural complex was built as the summer palace of the Romanian royal family, although these days it serves as a museum. Inside, you'll have the opportunity to discover one of the country's most important historical monuments.
Continue your route through one of the spookiest corners of Europe, reaching the mysterious Bran Castle, thought to be the castle of Count Dracula. Intrigued? You've got nothing to fear... Explore the infamous fortress on a guided tour and hear the secrets that inspired Bram Stoker to write his famous Gothic novel.
You'll then have free time to eat, before leaving for Brasov, where you'll explore the historic centre and its most important landmarks. The Black Church particularly stands out as a symbol of the city and the best example of Gothic architecture in Romania. How did it get this name? You'll find out on the tour!
Your first day will end in Sighisoara, where your hotel is located.
After breakfast, you'll head out from the hotel to discover the historic centre of the Medieval walled city of Sighisoara. Built in the 12th century and incredibly well-preserved, the town is known for being the birthplace of Vlad Dracula. During the tour, you'll visit the Clock Tower, which at over 200 feet in height (64 m) offers excellent views over the ancient citadel below.
You'll then hop back on board the bus for your next stop in Sibiu, one of the most important cities in Transylvania. In fact, it was the capital of the region between 1692 and 1791, and briefly in the 19th century. Stroll through the Grand Square, which has been at the heart of the city centre since the 15th century, and visit the Brukenthal National Museum, the oldest museum in the country; the magnificent Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral; and Huet Square, where you can admire the Lutheran Cathedral.
Having taken in the legendary history of Medieval Romania, you'll set off on your route back to Bucharest via one of the most spectacular roads in the world: Transfagarasan. Your tour will end back in the capital.
The accommodation in which you'll stay during this tour will be the Hotel Sighisoara, a three-star hotel. If there is no availability at this hotel, you will stay in another hotel of the same quality.
The return journey to Bucharest will only go via the Transfagarasan Highway if weather conditions allow. If this is not the case, you'll travel via a different route.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
- The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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English guided tour
Per personUS$ 430.50
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Accommodation and breakfast.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Bucharest local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - this activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).