This winter tour of Transylvania is available from January until March and combines the awesome landscapes of rural Transylvania with medieval cities and world heritage sites of one of the most visited region of Romania. A visit to the Ice Hotel along Transfagarasan Scenic Road can be considered the highlight of your tour in Romania.
Day 1 – Bucharest arrival and transfer to your hotel in Bucharest. Bucharest tour.
Depending on your arrival in Bucharest, we can make a panoramic tour of Bucharest which can last up to 3 hours or a longer tour that can include a visit to the Palace of Parliament or the House residence of Nicolae Ceausescu. The tour of Bucharest can start with the pick up from the airport or from your hotel/location in Bucharest. During this hours you will visit the most important tourist attractions of “the Paris of the Orient” as Bucharest was called in 19th century. Overnight in Bucharest at Capitol Hotel 3***
Day 2 Bucharest – Peles Castle –Brasov Old town – Zarnesti or Bran Village.
Leaving Bucharest 08:00, we head to the Southern Carpathians to explore some of the most appreciated tourist attractions of Transylvania. The first important stop of the day will be Peles Castle. Surrounded by mountains and dense forest, this modern architectural masterpiece of Romania, is one of the best preserved Castles in Eastern Europe. Your guide will introduce you to the most flourish period of Romania strongly connected with the ruling time of the King Charles I. We will visit some of the most important state apartments of Peles Castle: Reception Hall, Armoury Exhibition, Working desk, Library, Music Saloon, Florentine Room, Dining Room, Theatre Hall… Driving through the famous valley of Prahova River and crossing the mountains to Transylvania, we will reach Brasov old district. After a short walking tour and a visit to the Black Church, you will have time to enjoy a traditional Romanian lunch. The day will end in Zarnesti or Bran Village, both settlements being the best locations for a hiking day in the mountains.
Overnight in Zarnesti town or Bran Village at a local guesthouse 3***.
Day 3 Hiking tour of the most beautiful mountain villages of King` Stone Massif.
Either you are an experienced mountain hiker or just a beginner, as long you have the hiking boots this will be a truly nice experience. This villages located at the foothills of the Carpathians Mountains, at King`s Stone Massive, still preserve the simple way of like of the shepherds and farmers. This unique remote places will offer you unforgettable experiences and many opportunities to take amazing photos. This hike can last up to 6 hours depending on the weather and your physical strength. Optional visit to the Bear Sanctuary located nearby. Overnight in Zarnesti or Bran Village.
Day 4 Zarnesti – Bran Castle – Sighisoara.
Leaving Zarnesti town we set of for Bran Castle. We will show you Bran Castle and tell you the real stories of this medieval stronghold of Transylvania. Next important stop of the day is Sighisoara, the city that attracts many tourists because of its medieval appearance. A tour of the old town Sighisoara includes the Clock Tower, the Covered Stairway, the Church of The hill and of course the supposedly birthplace of the infamous Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula. Overnight in Sighisoara at Hotel Sighisoara or Casa Wagner 3***.
Day 5 Sighisoara – Balea Ice Hotel Experince– Sibiu. Overnight in Sibiu
Leaving Sighisoara in the morning, your guide will take you the cable car that reach the Glacier Lake Balea, where the Ice Hotel is located. Reaching Balea Lake at 2030m height, you can enter into the Ice Hotel and visit the rooms where the brave tourist are sleeping or just to have a hot drink. After this amazing experience we will go to Sibiu, another medieval attraction of Transylvania.
Day 6 Sibiu sightseeing tour – and transfer to Bucharest.
In the morning we will take a sightseeing tour of Sibiu, the former capital of Transylvania, visiting the best attractions of this beautiful town that made Transylvania famous throughout the world. The transfer to Bucharest can last up to 5 hours but on the way to Bucharest we can stop to Cozia monastery or just for a lunch break. Accommodation on your own.
Overnight in Bucharest and ending of your fairy tale winter tour of Transylvania.
The package includes:
During Cristian tour of Painted Churches , you will visit three of the most beautiful painted monasteries, listed on UNESCO World Heritage and Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania Region. Visit two interesting regions in a relative short period of time.
Transylvania Explorer Tour invites you to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful realm.
Winter in Eastern Europe can be a wonderful time to visit the most beautiful Christmas markets of Transylvania. If you are looking for unique winter experiences, Christmas presents or the lovely sound of Christmas carols, join us on this exclusive Christmas holidays tour.