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Transylvania & Dracula Tour

Country: Romania
City: Sibiu
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary


Day 1: Sibiu (10 km)

Arrival at Sibiu. Meeting with the guide and transfer at the hotel/ pension in Sibiu. Overnight accommodation for 2 nights. Dinner and program planning with the guide.

Day 2: Sibiu - European Cultural Capital 2007 & Surroundings (50 km)

In the morning, after breakfast we take a city tour in the European Cultural Capital 2007. We will visit, among others the Evangelical Church, the Council Tower, The large and the Small Square, the Liars` Bridge, the Peasants` Market etc. Lunch break in Sibiu. In the afternoon we drive to Cisnadie, Cisnadioara and the shepherd village Rasinari. Dinner at one of the local families. Return to Sibiu.

Day 3: On the margins of the South Carpathians: Sibiu - Sambata de Sus - Brasov (160 km)

First we drive to Carta. Then we go further into the mountains until we reach the Orthodox monastery at Sambata de Sus. Passing through Fagaras we arrive late in the afternoon in Brasov. Overnight accommodation for 3 nights in Brasov.

Day 4: Brasov, commercial centre in the Middle Ages, the city of the bears today (60 km)

Meeting in our office and city tour in Brasov (3 hours walking time), where we will see the most important cultural objectives of the city from the Middle Ages: the town hall square (inside visitation too), the Black Church (inside visitation too), the Weaver Bastion (inside visitation too), the White and Black Tower, etc. Lunch break in the city. In the afternoon we go to Zarnesti where Mr Gigi Popa will tell you more about the "Carpathian Large Carnivores Project". With him you will also take a short trip and the wild observing (traces of brown bears, wolves and lynxes). Dinner and slide projector presentation of the EU financed project in Zarnesti. Return to Brasov.

Day 5: Citadels and fortified churches of the Barsa Land: Rasnov, Bran, Harman, Prejmer (150 km)

Today we will visit Bran, where the famous Dracula castle is. Next we will visit the Peasant`s Citadel in Rasnov, the fortified church in Harman and the one in Prejmer , the best preserved and the most representative fortified church in Barsa Land.

Day 6: Projects in Transylvania: Racos, Viscri, Saschiz (200 km)

Today we will learn more about the restoration projects of the Transylvanian villages but also for the protection of nature. Firstly we drive to Racos, a natural monument, the only place in Europe where we can see vertically the geological traces of a volcano. The volcano was cut vertically during the year`s long stone exploitation that took place there. Next we go to Viscri where we will find a village in buildup. The project is sustained by the Mihai Eminescu trust foundation ( In the project are also included other villages like Saschiz where the young people are trying to bring back to life the old manufactures. This new dynamic of an almost dead region because of the migration of the Saxons out of Transylvania is also very visible here, in Saschiz. Overnight accommodation and dinner in Sighisoara.

Day 7: UNESCO in Transylvania: Sighisoara, Biertan, Valea Viilor (210 km)

The most important and best preserved cities and fortified churches from the Middle Ages in Transylvania are part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. We will learn more about them today. Firstly we will take a city tour in Sighisoara where we will see cultural objectives like: the covered staircase, the hill church, and the clock tower and many other. Next we drive to Biertan. Here we will visit this imposing fortified church which was the Bishop`s residence for almost 300 years. Afterwards we drive to Medias where we will have lunch and visit the fortified church castle. In the afternoon we will also visit the fortified church in Valea Viilor, which is 705 years old. Return to Sibiu in the evening where we have dinner. Overnight accommodation in Sibiu.

Day 8: Departure (10 km)

Transfer to the airport / train station in Sibiu

Inclusive services

  • 7 x overnight accommodation with breakfast in 3* hotels / pensions (DBL with own bathroom/WC)
  • rent a car for 8 days from / to Sibiu
  • english speaking city-tour in Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara
  • Info material: Maps and route description
  • 1 x coffee and cakes at a peasant family in Prejmer
  • 1 x dinner with Romanian specialities at a peasant family in Rasinari

Not included in Price (Optional)

  • Single room supplement
  • Dinner (except on day 2)
  • Flight tickets
  • Lunch
  • Photo fees
  • Travel cancellation insurance
  • Other private costs (souvenirs, etc.)


  • on request (the prices depends on the standard of the hotels and class of the rented cars)
  • Please note: The price is available starting with 6 persons.
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