Transylvania I Hiking & Cultural Exploration

Group of 6 persons and
more starting from (p.P)

‎USD 1840

Private tour for 2 persons
starting from (p.P.) : ‎USD 3067

Duration: 9 Days

SOME HIGHLIGHTS WITH Roundtrips.Global

  • Discover the capital city: Bucharest
  • Explore the mysterious Castle of Dracula
  • Walk great hikes in the beautiful mountains of Romania
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Horezu Monastery

Day 1
Bucharest

BUCHAREST ARRIVAL (D)

Upon your arrival at the airport, you are welcomed by your guide. Check into your hotel and use the rest of the day for a walking tour of the old town. The small area which remained intact during the communist regime. There are the huge 10-15 storage blocks of flats that remembrance of the communist era.
Overnight: Bucharest


Day 2
Sacele

BUCHAREST – SINAIA – SACELE (B, D)

In the morning, visit the House of Parliament, which was built by Ceaușescu and its the second largest public building on the world (after the Pentagon). After your guided tour, leave Bucharest and travel further to Sinaia. Here, visit the Peleș Castle, the summer residence of the former Romanian royals. Today, your accommodation is a family house in Sacele, near Brașov.
Overnight: Sacele

Day 3
Sacele

SACELE: BRASOV – BRAN-TÖRZBURG (B, D)

First, discover Brașov-Kronstadt with its Council's Tower, Black Church, Catherine Tor,  and its Black and White Towers to warm-up for the day hike to Tâmpa-Hill. In the afternoon, visit the legendary castle which is known by foreigners as the castle of Dracula. Discover the true history of the castle and its royal residents. If time permits, visit the nearby bear reservation in Zărnești–Zernyest late afternoon.
Overnight: Sacele

Day 4
Sacele

SACELE: CHOOSE BETWEEN A MODERATE OR EASY DAY TRIP (B, D)

First option for today consists of a one day hiking tour in the Ciucaș Mountains: Start hiking at the Pasul Bratocea and go on the ridge of the mountain until you reach the peak (1954m). Continue then on the ridge of the other side of the mountain to get back to the car park.

Your second option consists of an easier hiking day in the Hungarian part of the country: Visit first the fortified Saxon Lutheran church in Prejmer-Tartlau. Then continue your tour to Saint Anne Lake-Szent Anna tó, the one and only volcanic lake in the country, formed in a crater of an extinct volcano. The natural reservation of the Mohoș peat moss is situated right next to the lake and hosts a large variety of unique plants. Walk through it with your guide. In the afternoon, hike in the forest of Băile Balvanyoș-Bálványosfürdő to visit the so-called “stinky-cave” named after the sulfuric gas coming out of the ground. Sitting in the sulfuric gas is recommended as a cure for several illnesses. Taste later the natural mineral water directly from the spring at Băile Tuşnad – Tusnádfürdő before you head back to your accommodation.
Overnight: Sacele

Day 5
Sacele

SACELE: SEVEN LADDER GORGE & PIATRA MARE MOUNTAINS (B, D)

Today, explore the seven ladder gorge and piatra mare mountains. After you reached your first stop, the seven ladder gorge, cross the small river several times to get closer to the high waterfall. Then, climb up to the piatra mare peak (1843m) and enjoy the great views. Take the easier so-called “family-way” back down.
Overnight: Sacele

Day 6
Sibiu-Hermannstadt

SACELE – SIBIU-HERMANNSTADT (B, D)

Travel in the morning to Sibiu-Hermannstadt. On your way, visit the ruins of the 12th century cistercian monastery and church in Cârța-Kerz. Upon your arrival in Sibiu-Hermannstadt, take your CityTour and learn more about the former Saxon capital of Transylvania. See the Big Square, the City Hall, the Tower of the Council, Bridge of Lies, Lutheran Cathedral and tower.
Overnight: Sibiu-Hermannstadt

Day 7
Sibiu-Hermannstadt

SIBIU-HERMANNSTADT: FĂGĂRAŞ MOUNTAINS (B, D)

Start your half day hiking tour with the drive up to Bâlea Lake (2040 m) with the coach or cable car. Here, start with our journey to the Vârful lui Buteanu Peak (2507 m). Enjoy the nature around you while walking on the ridge to the Paltin Peak (2399m). After a small stop, walk back the decent path to the Bâlea Lake. The afternoon is free at leisure for some relaxation or own exploration.
Overnight: Sibiu-Hermannstadt

Day 8
Bucharest

SIBIU-HERMANNSTADT – BUCHAREST (B, D)

In the morning, leave Sibiu-Hermannstadt and drive back to Bucharest. On your way, on the foot of the mountain range of the Transylvania Alps, visit the Horezu Monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage. Upon your arrival in Bucharest, check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight: Bucharest

Day 9
Bucharest

BUCHAREST DEPARTURE (B)

Until your departure flight, use the time for own exploration of Bucharest. 

Day 1 Bucharest

Day 2 Sacele

Day 3 Sacele

Day 4 Sacele

Day 5 Sacele

Day 6 Sibiu-Hermannstadt

Day 7 Sibiu-Hermannstadt

Day 8 Bucharest

Day 9 Bucharest

Map
Accommodation
Hotel
Meals

8x Breakfast, 8x Dinner

Transport

Private Car/Minivan

Guide

English Speaking (German Speaking on Request!)

Hotel

3, 4 or 5 Star Hotels

Inclusions
  • 8 nights in your chosen accomodation
  • Meal as specified in itinerary
    (B = Breakfast, BR = Brunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Activities and excursions according to itinerary

    FOR EXAMPLE
    - Walking Tour of Old Town in Bucharest
    - Visit Peles Castle
    - CityTour of Brasov-Kronstadt & Sibiu-Hermannstadt
    - Hiking tours in the Ciucas Mountains, Piatra Mare Mountains & Fagaras Mountains

  • Tours and excursions in mini buses/buses
    or with public transportation according to itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Admission fees according to itinerary

Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Meals other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Tours and Excursions other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips for driver/guides
  • Visa fees 

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