3 days
Duration
Transylvania
Regions
Adventure Tour, City Break, Cultural Tour, Short Tour
Tour Type

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BRASOV AND TRANSYLVANIA

Embark on an enchanting 3-day adventure with the “Explore the Magic of Brasov” tour, offering a deep dive into the heart of Transylvania’s rich history and mesmerizing landscapes. From the moment you arrive in Brasov, you’ll be swept away by its medieval charm. A guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets will reveal the majestic Black Church and the vibrant bustle of the Council Square.

Experience the mystery and allure of Bran Castle, often associated with the Dracula legend, and discover the truth behind the tales. Venture into the traditional Saxon village of Viscri, where time seems to stand still. Here, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, a blacksmith demonstration, and a delightful homemade lunch showcasing the best of local cuisine.

The journey also leads you to the LiBearty Bear Sanctuary, where rescued bears roam freely in a natural setting, offering a poignant glimpse into wildlife conservation. The tour concludes with a visit to the stunning Peles Castle, a masterpiece of architectural grandeur set against the backdrop of the Carpathian Mountains. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a focus on cultural immersion, this tour is designed to create unforgettable memories of Brasov’s magical allure.

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

Itinerary: Brasov Arrival – Brasov Walking Tour – Bran Castle – Viscri Saxon village – Wildlife Bear Observatory – LiBearty Bear Sanctuary – Peles Castle – Brasov Departure

DEPARTURE/RETURNThe tour begins and ends in Brasov, with airport transfers included. Flexible arrangements can be made for starting or ending the tour in different cities as per your travel plans, ensuring a seamless travel experience tailored to your needs.
TRANSPORTATIONTravel in comfort with a fully insured car or minivan equipped with climate control, ensuring a pleasant journey across varied landscapes of Transylvania.
TOURIST GUIDEYour journey will be enriched by a certified English-speaking tourist guide, knowledgeable in the history, culture, and folklore of Transylvania. Guides speaking other languages are available upon request to cater to a diverse range of international travelers.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS AND UNIQUE CULTURAL CONNECTIONS

  • Discover Brasov’s Rich History: Experience the medieval charm of Brasov’s Old Town, visiting key landmarks like the Black Church and Council Square.
  • Explore Bran Castle: Delve into the legend of Dracula at Bran Castle, a symbol of Transylvania’s storied past.
  • Traditional Viscri Village Experience: Enjoy a horse carriage ride in Viscri, visiting the blacksmith’s workshop and experiencing traditional crafts.
  • Bear Watching in Natural Habitat: Visit the LiBearty Bear Sanctuary and the Wildness Bear Observatory to see rescued bears living freely.
  • Royal Elegance at Peles Castle: Marvel at the architectural masterpiece of Peles Castle, exploring its lavish interiors and rich history.
  • Local Crafts and Cuisine: Engage with traditional crafts and enjoy a homemade lunch in Viscri, showcasing local culinary delights.
  • Sustainable and Responsible Travel: Focus on supporting local communities and preserving cultural heritage.
  • Expert Guided Tours: Learn from top-rated licensed tourist guides, enhancing your understanding of the region’s culture and history.
DEPARTURE/RETURNThe tour begins and ends in Brasov, with airport transfers included. Flexible arrangements can be made for starting or ending the tour in different cities as per your travel plans, ensuring a seamless travel experience tailored to your needs.
TRANSPORTATIONTravel in comfort with a fully insured car or minivan equipped with climate control, ensuring a pleasant journey across varied landscapes of Transylvania.
TOURIST GUIDEYour journey will be enriched by a certified English-speaking tourist guide, knowledgeable in the history, culture, and folklore of Transylvania. Guides speaking other languages are available upon request to cater to a diverse range of international travelers.
INCLUDED
2 nights at a centrally located hotel in BrasovBreakfast every day
One traditional Transylvanian lunchExclusive traditional horse carriage trip
Blacksmith demonstrationPrivate airport transfers on arrival and departure
Fuel, parking fees and local taxes includedEntrance fees to museums and sites included as per itinerary
Guided tours at all sitesDetailed map of Romania
Certified English-Speaker tourist guide specialized in Romanian culture and historyBottled 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
NOT INCLUDED
Airplane tickets and health insuranceSouvenirs
Alcoholic beveragesHotel extras (telephone, mini bar, etc)
Meals, other than those included in the itineraryGratuities of any kind
Photo/video fees at sites and museums

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Day 1: Brasov Arrival – Brasov Walking Tour

Upon your arrival at Brașov-Ghimbav International Airport, a certified English-speaking tourist guide will be eagerly waiting to greet you. After a short journey, settle into your centrally located hotel in the heart of Brașov’s charming Old Town. Here, the cobblestone streets and quaint cafes create a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for exploring on foot.
Your exploration begins with a guided walking tour through the historic heart of Brașov. Marvel at the magnificent Black Church, the largest Gothic-style church in Southeastern Europe, famous for its impressive collection of over one hundred Muslim prayer rugs. Wander through Council Square, vibrant with the buzz of city life and surrounded by colorful Baroque buildings. Pass through Catherine’s Gate and explore the narrow confines of Rope Street, one of the narrowest streets in Europe. Conclude your day with a leisurely glass of wine, soaking up the medieval ambiance of the city. For those desiring a deeper dive into local culture, an optional dinner in a nearby village can be arranged to experience authentic Transylvanian cuisine in a rustic setting.
***An optional dinner in a nearby village can be arranged.

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

Awaken to the charm of Brașov and after a delightful breakfast at your hotel, prepare for a day steeped in the legends of Transylvania. Your first destination is the iconic Bran Castle, often known as Dracula’s Castle. This fortress, perched on the edge of a precipice, boasts a rich history entwined with the lore of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Explore the castle’s grand rooms and secret passages while immersing yourself in tales of vampires and medieval royalty.
Next, venture to the picturesque Saxon village of Viscri, a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its fortified church and traditional rural architecture. Here, you will be treated to a traditional lunch prepared by locals in a beautifully restored Saxon house, offering a taste of authentic regional flavors.
After lunch, explore Viscri’s charming streets on a horse-drawn carriage, experiencing the village’s serene pace of life firsthand. Visit a local blacksmith’s workshop to witness the enduring craft of metalworking.
The day concludes with a visit to the Wildness Bear Observatory, providing a rare chance to observe Carpathian brown bears in their natural habitat. This ethical wildlife watching experience highlights the beauty and majesty of Romania’s bear population in the safety and tranquility of the forest.
Return to Brasov in the late afternoon, where you can enjoy another peaceful evening wandering through the Old Town’s lively streets or relaxing in one of its many inviting cafes.

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

On your final day, embrace an early morning as you prepare for an encounter with nature and royal elegance. Start with a visit to the LiBearty Bear Sanctuary, a refuge for over 100 rescued bears. Here, you can observe these magnificent creatures roaming freely in a natural forest environment, a stark contrast to their previous lives in captivity. Learn about each bear’s backstory and the sanctuary’s efforts in conservation and animal welfare.
Next, the journey takes you to the enchanting Peles Castle in Sinaia, a stunning example of Neo-Renaissance architecture and once the summer residence of Romania’s royal family. Marvel at its opulent rooms, rich decorations, and the extensive weapon collection, all set against the backdrop of the Carpathian Mountains. The castle’s gardens and surrounding landscapes offer a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll, ensuring a peaceful wrap to the morning’s adventures.
In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive back to Brașov, stopping for an orientation tour of Sinaia, known as the “Pearl of the Carpathians.” Here, you’ll see the Sinaia Monastery and the famous Casino building, modeled after the one in Monte Carlo, providing insights into the town’s historical and cultural significance.
As the tour concludes, your guide will ensure a smooth transfer to the airport, leaving you with cherished memories of the magical landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture you’ve experienced in Brasov and beyond.
NOTE: The tour is further customizable.
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 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!

Francesca P.
April 1, 2024

Alex our guide was amazing. He brought Transylvania to life not the only the places we visited but information about the country, people and history. Would recommend for anyone visiting.

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