Looking for a full experience in the area of Transylvania? This particular Transylvania tour might be exactly what you need in order to get the best out of your visit in Romania! Plus, we are flexible, so the tour can be personalized and/or extended depending on your needs and wishes. We’re always aiming to offer you a unique experience, so feel free to reach out and let us know what you’d like to experience. This tour is ideal if you are travelling with your family and would like to explore the area but stay at the same accommodation. It’s not very pleasant to have to change hotels all the time, is it? So, if Romania and especially Transylvania is on your holiday list this year, feel free to take a look at what you can get.
Day 1: Bucharest – Peleș Castle – Bran Castle – Peștera Mountain Village
We start our very first day by departing from Bucharest at 9:00 A.M. More details regarding the exact location of the departure will be discussed prior to your arrival, depending on your location. We will then be travelling to the Peleș Castle, which is actually a palace, but most often called a castle. The palace was built for King Carol I and inaugurated in 1883. This royal castle is surrounded by very pretty monuments, with gardens and terraces, and dense forests. The interior is filled with all sorts of artefacts, old furniture, weapons. The castle in usually closed on Mondays and in November, for maintenance and cleaning.
Our next adventure takes us to the mysterious Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. What is myth and what is reality? Did Dracula really live here in the past? Or it’s popularity just grew because of Bram Stoker’s book? What about Vlad the Impaler, the ruler behind the character of Dracula? Why was he called ”The Impaler” anyway? These are only a few questions you will find the answers to. Oh, wait, did we mention the torture chamber…?
And, of course, if Dracula’s Castle left you wondering what’s next, rest assured that it’s not another exhibition of torture instruments that are spread across several rooms, each with it’s own descriptions and depictions. It’s now time to reconnect with nature. Just a few miles away from Bran Castle, there is a mountain village called Peștera. This village has been sometimes regarded as the most picturesque area in Romania. It’s serenity and natural beauty will most likely amaze you. The place is preferred by families with children, cyclists, photographers and hiking enthusiasts. It’s basically the ideal place to visit for just about anyone, because of it’s amazing landscapes and quietness.
In the area you can visit Peștera Liliecilor, or “The Bats Cave”, which is a natural environment where multiple species of bats reside. This visit is optional, depending on your taste for adventure, of course. Apart from this, the landscape will most likely leave you breathless. It’s eye-catching mountain scenery will probably make you want to come back again… and again!
We will end this beautiful and full day in Brasov, at a 3 star hotel accommodation. More details regarding your accommodation will be discussed prior to your arrival.
Day 2: Hiking day to Mălăiești Mountain Cabin
Our second day is dedicated to spending time in nature and hiking. Make sure you have your hiking boots ready, and, depending on the weather, a waterproof raincoat could be a good idea. If you are comfortable with them, some walking poles could come in handy.
The cabin is situated on the northern slope of the Bucegi Mountains, in the Mălăiești Valley. Some mountain enthusiasts say that the landscapes here are amongst the most beautiful in all the Carpathians. The Cabin usually awaits more tourists during the summertime; however if we go during the week, there are far less hikers on the trail than in the weekends. This is one of the most popular trails in Romania and it’s surrounded by a beautiful spruce forest. The first part of the hiking trail is a little steep, but we will eventually get to the flat part as well.
This hiking trail will take us around 5 hours all together. A moderate physical condition is required in order to be able to arrive at the cabin. If you’re not feeling too tired, once we arrive at the cabin, after our lunch, we can spend some more time to explore the nearby area.
After visiting the cabin and the nearby area, we will safely return to your accommodation in Brasov.
Day 3: Seven Ladders Canyon and return to Bucharest
Our last day will take us in the heart of nature again! The Seven Ladders Canyon is mountainous canyon in Brașov, south of Dâmbu Morii village. It has been carved in the Jurassic limestone. It’s name comes from the seven waterfalls. The tallest one is 35 meters high (approximately 115ft). The canyon itself can be explored at a small extra fee (approximately 1 EUR) and has metal stairs and platforms. Even children aged 9 and up are able to climb the canyon, if they feel adventurous. Climbing the canyon is optional.
The trail itself is rather easy to explore, however mountain gear is necessary. We would always recommend a good pair of mountain boots, regardless of the weather outside. Sneakers and other types of similar equipment are not recommended, because the path may be slippery.
The end of day three will takes us back to Bucharest if your next adventure starts there. Alternatively, you may choose to stay in Brasov for longer or even personalize this tour. We are flexible enough and would like to accommodate as many needs and requests as possible. Feel free to reach out and let us know which experiences you would like to be part of in your journey.
Transylvania Tour – The price includes:
- 2 nights accommodation in a double room with breakfast included at a 3 star hotel in Brasov (for a single room there is an extra 50 lei tax (approximately 10 EUR) per person per night, NOT included in the general price)
- Transportation with a modern, spacious and comfortable SUV or van, depending on the number of people joining
- Professional, English-speaking local guide
- Free pick-up and drop-off from and to Bucharest (optional; we may also meet directly in Brasov if you’re already here)
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Entrance tickets at the castles, canyon, other monuments or places we may visit
- Medical insurance
- Meals such as lunches, dinners
- Other services not mentioned in the description above
- Video/photo taxes at the castles, canyon, museums, and other local areas/places that we will visit
- Banking or e-payment fees
Transylvania Tour – Prices:
One person – 4069 lei
Two – 2199 lei / person
Three – Four – 1869 lei / person
Five – ∞ – 1589 lei / person
* Currently we can only accept online bookings for a maximum of 8 people. If your group is larger than 8, please contact us by email, by phone, or by using the contact form here. We are able to accommodate larger groups as well, if we discuss privately beforehand.