3 days
Adventure Tour, City Break, Cultural Tour, Short Tour
Tour Type


Embark on a captivating journey and explore the ancient city of Brasov, nestled in the heart of Transylvania. Discover the city’s fascinating history and wander the charming streets of its medieval center. Visit the imposing Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, and enjoy an exclusive horse carriage ride in the traditional village of Viscri. Witness a blacksmith demonstration and learn about the local craft. Marvel at the beauty of the majestic Peles Castle and learn about the captivating story of Vlad the Impaler – Dracula. Delight your taste buds with a traditional Transylvanian lunch and a glass of wine. The tour also includes a visit to the Bear Sanctuary, a unique opportunity to observe bears in their natural habitat.

The tour can be personalised according to your time and points of interest.

Itinerary: Bucharest Airport – Brasov – Bran Castle – Viscri Saxon village – LiBearty Bear Sanctuary – Peles Castle – Bucharest Airport

DEPARTURE/RETURN Bucharest (or any other city at request)
TRANSPORTATION Fully insured car/minivan with climate control
TOURIST GUIDE Certified English-Speaker Tourist Guide (speakers of other languages at request)


  • Enjoy customized tours tailored to your preferences for a truly flexible experience;
  • Meet a local blacksmith in his workshop, and learn about traditional crafts;
  • Experience the daily life, self-sufficiency, and sustainability of remote Saxon villages in Transylvania;
  • Benefit from the exceptional knowledge and expertise of top-rated licensed tourist guides with excellent reviews;
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodation in centrally located building;
  • Make the most of your tour with all admissions included, not just guided walks;
  • Travel sustainably and responsibly with a focus on supporting local communities;
  • Discover the beauty and magic of Brasov, including a guided tour of the city and a visit to the famous Bran Castle linked to Dracula;
  • Take an exclusive horse cart tour in the picturesque village of Viscri;
  • Visit the enchanting Peles Castle, a masterpiece of architecture;
  • Meet and learn about the rescued bears at the Bear Sanctuary;
  • Enjoy a glass of wine during a city tour in Brasov;
  • Discover the rich history and culture of the region through our exclusively designed tours.
DEPARTURE/RETURN Bucharest (it can be changed at your request)
TRANSPORTATION Fully insured car/minivan with climate control
TOURIST GUIDE Certified English-Speaker Tourist Guide (speakers of other languages at request)
2 nights at a three-star hotel in Brasov, centrally located Breakfast every day
One traditional Transylvanian lunch Exclusive traditional horse carriage trip
Blacksmith demonstration Private airport transfers on arrival and departure
Fuel, parking fees and local taxes included Entrance fees to museums and sites included as per itinerary
Guided tours at all sites Detailed map of Romania
Certified English-Speaker tourist guide specialized in Romanian culture and history Still/Sparkling water bottles in the car
Friendly talks with the guide about Vlad the Impaler – Dracula; Ceausescu and His Times and the Gypsies and Their Journey
Airplane tickets and health insurance Souvenirs
Alcoholic beverages Hotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
Meals, other than those included in the itinerary Gratuities of any kind
Photo/video fees at sites and museums


Day 1: Bucharest Arrival – Brasov Walking Tour

On Day 1, your certified English-speaking tourist guide will meet you at Henri Coanda International Airport and take you on a scenic drive through the Romanian mountains to Brasov. Once you arrive, you’ll check into your hotel in the charming pedestrian area of the old town, where you can explore the many restaurants and outdoor cafes.
After settling in, you’ll embark on a walking tour of the Old Town of Brasov, a historic Saxon city with a rich heritage dating back to 1235. You’ll visit the magnificent Black Church, the largest Gothic style church in Southeastern Europe, which features a collection of over one hundred Muslim prayer rugs. You’ll also see Council Square, Catherine’s Gate, the Guild Towers, and the narrow Rope Street. The day will end with a glass of wine, an optional dinner in a nearby village can be arranged.
***An optional dinner in a nearby village can be arranged.


Day 2: Bran Castle – Saxon Village of Viscri with the Fortified Church – Exclusive Viscri Village Tour & Traditional Lunch – Brasov

Experience the legends of Transylvania on Day 2 of the Explore the Magic of Brasov tour. After breakfast at your hotel, we will visit the stunning Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. This medieval fortress was built in 1377 and is an excellent example of Gothic architecture. Afterwards, you can browse local handmade souvenirs and gifts outside the castle.
Our next stop is the Saxon village of Viscri, where we’ll enjoy a traditional lunch prepared by our host in a restored Saxon house using locally sourced ingredients. Then, we will explore the village and its Fortified Church, built in 1100 by the Szekler population and later taken over by Saxon colonists. In an exclusive traditional tour, you’ll visit a blacksmith in his workshop and ride in a horse cart through the village.
Late afternoon, we’ll return to Brasov, where you can enjoy the evening in the lovely pedestrian area of the Old Town with its many restaurants and outdoor cafes.


Day 3: LiBearty Bear Sanctuary – Peles Castle – Bucharest Departure

On Day 3 of the tour, we will take you to visit the LiBearty Bear Sanctuary, where you will have the opportunity to meet more than 100 rescued bears and learn about their unique stories. The sanctuary provides a safe haven for bears that have suffered in captivity and offers them a chance to live in their natural habitat.
After the bear sanctuary visit, we will head to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain resort named after St. Catherine Monastery on Mount Sinai. Here, we will visit the famous Peles Castle, the summer residence of King Carol I of Romania and considered one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. The castle boasts impressive architecture and exquisite decorations, and its gardens offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. During the orientation tour of the resort, you will get a glimpse of the famous Casino building, inspired by the one in Monte Carlo.
Finally, we will drive you back to Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest for your return flight, saying goodbye to your guide and ending your Explore the Magic of Brasov tour.
***Optional: You can choose a Bucharest City Tour (requires one extra day)
NOTE: The tour is further customizable.
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
Carlos V.
October 23, 2022

I took a toor from Brasov to Sighisoara ,mediveal city , which I highly recomend .Besides We took another toir from Bucarest to Peles ,Bran and Bears in the wild on the same day .In all cases the driver guides offered by Holiday to romania were excellent professionals .Our first experience with the Bears was unlucky since we could not spot any but they allowed us to take a second tour free of charge where we were able to spot 3 bears.My best compliments to Vlad,Cristian and Dan.

Sheri P.
May 23, 2023

Holiday to Romania was awesome to work with! On homey, professional, great knowledge! Would use them again! Thanks for a great tour!

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