Transylvania mon amour
Watch the guards changing in Alba Iulia, be a guest at a wedding in Sibiel, visit Sighisoara, the birthplace of the famous Dracula, be astonished by the Fagaras Fortress or just relax yourself in Sibiu or Cluj Napoca. Super magical sites, incredible moments, culture and tradition at its best will make you say: WOW!
DepartureSibiu / Cluj
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DAY 1: Arrival Sibiu
We will start with the sightseeing tour of Sibiu by foot, including: the Brukenthal Art Museum, the Stairs Passage, the Liar’s Bridge, the Grand Square and the Lesser Square, the Stairs’ Passage, the medieval fortress’ walls.Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture in 2007, together with Luxemburg, being the first city in South-Eastern Europe to receive this title. Even before Romania adhered to the European Union, Sibiu was already known for having an European character, mainly for its infrastructure, but also due to the fact that it is a cultural location and its European spirit.You will be amazed by the charm of this beautiful city!Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight.
DAY 2: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Fagaras Fortress - Sibiu - 231 km
We will visit the only medieval citadel in Europe that is still fully inhabited; mentioned in 1280 as “Castrum Sex”. Detailed tour of the citadel, including the Tower Museum, the Scholars' Stairs, the Church on the Hill. Feel the attractions of the Torture Room and visit the Medieval Weapons Collection. Visit the house where is supposing that Vlad “Dracula” was born.
Sighisoara, besides being the birthplace of famous Vlad the Impaler associated with Dracula is the last still inhabited medieval citadel not only in Transylvania but in whole Europe and also a World Heritage Site since 1993.
What a fantastic city!Lunch in Sighisoara.
We will continue our tour with a visit at the Fagaras Fortress. Situated right in the heart of Romania, the Fagaras Fortress is located in the town with the same name.The Fotress represents one of Eastern Europe’s largest and best-preserved feudal Castle complexes.The feudal Castle in Fagaras, whose construction began in the late 14th century and continued through successive additions until the middle of the 18th century, was preceded by a wooden fort, surrounded by a moat and wave of land, archaeologically attested to 12th century.This is the only fortress of its kind in Romania. In the early 17th century, the city became the princely residence of Michael the Brave and the citadel expanded continuously, reflecting the growing wealth of a center that exercised control over much of Transylvania and central Romania. From 1948 until 1960 the castle was used as a prison. One of the most famous torture device called “The Iron Lady” has been found in one of its towers. Nowadays the castle hosts the Fagaras Country Museum, dedicated to local history and the municipal library.Fagaras Fortress ranks second in the top of the most beautiful castles in the world, according to a classification made by Hopper, a well known website dedicated to travel planning.
For today our tour finishes back to Sibiu. Dinner and overnight in Sibiu.
DAY 3: Sibiu - Alba Iulia - 75 Km
On the way to Alba Iulia we will stop in Sibiel, a very traditional village near Sibiu. You will take part to a Romanian traditional wedding. Join the wedding guests through the streets and stay behind the groom on his way to the bride’s home, according to the old romanian customs. It seems that history stands still here and nothing has changed from the old times. Just imagine seeing the groom on a horse as you join him in such an important moment!
From Sibiel we continue the tour to Alba Carolina Citadel considered to be the most spectacular and the largest citadel in Romania.
The Citadel of Alba Iulia has been designed by Marquis de Vauban. His revolutionary system of fortifications and defenses brought him international recognition throughout the centuries, as today there are tens of citadels built by the system that bears his name. Check in hotel and dinner in a local restaurant in the Citadel.
But the evening hasn't finished yet! If you come on a Saturday you may witness the "Changing of the Guard" ceremony and you can watch troops from the city's Austrian Empire's infantry, cavalry and artillery divisions in their traditional military costumes (only Saturdays, at 9 pm). What an evening!
Dinner and overnight in Alba Iulia.
DAY 4: Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj - 101 km
On the way to Cluj - Napoca we will visit probably the coolest underground place on Earth - Turda Salt Mine. The place looks like you are on other planet. Believe us when we say this is a super magical site.
Lunch on our way. Arrival in Cluj - Napoca and check-in Hotel 4*.
We will do a walking tour through the city and we will have our farewell dinner in local restaurant in Cluj - Napoca. If we are not exhausted after such a long day we may continue our last evening in the beautiful Romania having a drink in a jazz and blues cafe. Return to hotel and overnight in Cluj.
DAY 5: Departure from Cluj
Check-out and transfer to the airport.