Treasures of Transylvania

Hop on an unforgettable journey through the lands of myths and legends that still continue to resonate today! Discover the timeless wonders and stories of Dracula as you explore Transylvania inside out, a most fascinating part of Romania. Starting off at the Romanian capital, Bucharest, soak in the unique culture reflected in the countless monuments of this magical city. Ride through the mystical forests, mountains and mists to reach the Dracula’s Castle. Travel back in time through gorgeous samples of gothic and baroque architecture from various eras of Romanian history. Uncover the hidden beauty of Bulgaria while discovering Plovdiv and Sofia.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

9 Days

Transylvania, Romania

Bucharest / Sofia

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 Star

12-42 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.7

15 reviews

Classic,Overland

April to December

Sights Visited on This Tour

It marks one of the busiest intersections in Bucharest, symbolizing the everlasting triumph of the city.

Balabanov House is a picturesque Revival house in the old town of Plovdiv, opening its gates as a community center.

Black Church was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country.

A medieval town set in the heart of Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is the launchpad for the dazzling castles of the region.

The first museum in Romania and Central Europe, the Brukenthal Palace is a revered Baroque building home to well-curated displays.

The capital of Romania has everything to keep the traveler satisfied with a cosmopolitan downtown and historic sites.

This Romanian Orthodox church is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.

The Clock Tower of Sighișoara is actually the main entry point to the citadel, opposite guarded by Tailors' Tower.

The unofficial capital of Transylvania beckons with its myriad modern facilities scattered across Saxon and Hungarian monuments.

The Village Museum formally National Museum of the Village "Dimitrie Gusti" is an open-air ethnographic museum.

Also known as the Church of the Dominican Monastery, is a Gothic church formerly part of a medieval Dominican monastery.

More than its fame as the house of the fictional Dracula, Bran Castle captures the hearts with its importance as a national landmark.

The Church of St Constantine and Helena is a church in Plovdiv, It is considered to be among the oldest churches in the city.

The Holy Forty Martyrs Church is a medieval Eastern Orthodox church constructed in 1230 in the town of Veliko Tarnovo.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Sibiu and Metropolitan of Transylvania.

Also known as Corvin is one of the largest Gothic-Renaissance castles in Europe and is featured as one of the Seven Wonders of Romania.

The Library is one of the oldest spiritual centres in Bulgaria. According to municipal registers, it was established in 1888

The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary is the most famous Gothic-style church in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. Its massive 73.34 m.

This classified historic monument in Cluj - Napoca conceived by János Fadrusz and opened in 1902, represents Matthias Corvinus.

Muresianu's archive is one of the richest and important of Transylvania, counting over 25000 documents.

The Palace of the Military Club from Bucharest is a building of the Romanian army that has a cultural role.

The Romanian National Opera, Bucharest is one of the four national opera and ballet companies of Romania.

The Palace of the Parliament, also known as the Republic's House or People's House, is the seat of the Parliament of Romania.

Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova linking Transylvania and Wallachia.

The Roman theatre of Philippopolis is one of the world's best-preserved ancient Roman theatres, located in the city center of modern Plovdiv.

This place in Sibiu is imposing plaza lined by colorful medieval & baroque-era buildings, with art museums & terrace cafes.

The Council Square is located in the historic centre of Brașov, Romania. It obtained its right to hold markets in 1520.

Hilly Plovdiv old town is famed for its photogenic winding cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-era townhouses.

Revolution Square is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. Known as Piața Palatului until 1989.

Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu"

Salina Turda is a salt mine in the Durgău-Valea Sărată area of Turda, the second largest city in Cluj County, northwest Romania.

Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century.

Sighisoara lies on the Târnava Mare River in Mures, Romania, right at the historic region of Transylvania, hosting a UNESCO-heritage citadel.

A town in central Romania’s Bucegi Mountains, Its 17th-century Sinaia Monastery was once a royal family residence.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires. Also famous with it's night life.

St. Konstantin Church

The Church of St Constantine and Helena is a church in Plovdiv, It is considered to be among the oldest churches in the city.

It is the second largest church in the geographical region of Transylvania, Romania. The nave is 50 meters long and 24 meters wide

Sveta Nedelya Church is an Eastern Orthodox church in Sofia, a cathedral of the Sofia bishopric of the Bulgarian Patriarchate.

Sveta Troitsa Church is one of Ruse's highlights, built below ground level and resembling a fortress more than a cathedral.

Synagogue Quo Ante is a place of worship and meeting for the Jewish community in Targu Mures, first certified in 1682.

The current Unirii Square from Cluj formed the core of the medieval city, clustered around the Church of St. Michael.

The inescapable symbol of Veliko Târnovo, this reconstructed fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s most beloved monuments.

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest towns in the country, as its history dates back to more than five thousand years ago.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 star hotels

Meals

8 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival airport transfer from Bucharest Airport to the hotel on day 1

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access (where available)

Sightseeing

Bucharest
Count Dracula Castle in Bran

Sighisoara

Cluj-Napoca
Salina Turda Salt Mine

Corvin Castle
Sibiu

Veliko Tarnavo

Plovdiv
Sofia

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.

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Accommodation

HOTEL MERCURE UNIRII
Bucharest
4 Star

A modern-design accommodation, only a few steps away from the city center. The hotel features an on site restaurant & bar and spacious rooms equipped with coffee-tea maker.

HOTEL AMBIENT
Brasov
4 Star

A charming accommodation, located in the heart of Old Town Brasov. The hotel offers its guests rooms equipped with tea/ coffee maker, an on-site restaurant offering delicacies from various cuisines.

HOTEL RIVER PARK
Cluj Napoca
4 Star

An elegant hotel overlooking the Someșul Mic, offering its guests spectacular views. Guest rooms are equipped with flat-screen tv with cable channels, safe deposit box, tea/ coffee maker and free toiletries.

GOLDEN TULIP ANA TOWER
Sibiu
4 Star

A contemporary accommodation, located only a steps away from the Old Town. The hotel offers spacious rooms equipped with tea-coffee maker, an on-site restaurant & bar and a SPA & wellness center.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
Plovdiv
4 Star

A modern & comfortable hotel, offering its guests rooms equipped with electric kettle & flat screen tv with satellite channels, hair dryer & free toiletries, an on-site restaurant and a lounge bar and a fitness center.

NOVOTEL SOFIA
Sofia
4 Star

A modern-design hotel, offering spacious rooms with flat-screen tv with satellite channels, coffee/ tea maker, safe deposit box, hairdryer & free toiletries, an on-site restaurant, lounge bar and a fitness center.

Accommodation
Bucharest
HOTEL MERCURE UNIRII
4 Star
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Brasov
HOTEL AMBIENT
4 Star
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Cluj Napoca
HOTEL RIVER PARK
4 Star
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Sibiu
GOLDEN TULIP ANA TOWER
4 Star
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Plovdiv
BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
4 Star
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Sofia
NOVOTEL SOFIA
4 Star

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.7/5 15 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.6
  • Transportation 4.73
  • Value for Money 4.87
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 4.73

Trevor French

The tour of Romania was surprising. I thought it would be more of a soviet era country, but what we discovered through your tour was a new vibrant Free country with modern facilities, modern hotels and a vision to the future.
This tour was made very, very special with the Tour guide Crina Tudor. Tour guide is an understatement, Crina gave as indepth juicy stories of all the Romanian history, its leaders and how the country rose up and became independent.
Crina brought us every day humour, extensive knowledge, warmth, love, and a radiant smile. We all felt protected, cared for and well informed every step of the way. The number I reason I will travel with Travel Talk is because of the amazing experience we had with Crina.
She gave us daily wake-up calls , talked to us and showed us all the background, history and religious beliefs of Romania. Crina treated us like family.
We saw many sites, castles, and beautiful cities across Romania on this tour.I have enjoyed this tour so much I have booked a second tour at the Balkans in the spring. And there is talk of my brother and I of going with Travel Talk to Japan next year! We really had a great time with Travel Talk, and you
have a gem of a tour guide.

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R.Young

I hope the next travel with the same tour guide, he is knowledgeable ,educating us. Sense of humor , many thanks to Travel Talk! I cant thank enough.

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L.Shirley

Excellent guide & driver!

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R.Young

I hope the next travel with the same tour guide, he is knowledgeable ,educating us. Sense of humor , many thanks to Travel Talk! I cant thank enough.

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L.Shirley

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