One of the most popular tours in Transylvania
Sibiu and Brasov are on the first page of every travel guide of Romania. This tour gives you the opportunity to visit both, but the highlight of the trip is the
Bran Castle, one of the most important touristic attraction in Romania, due to its links with
the legend of Dracula. Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, never been to Transylvania, so he positioned the Dracula Castle in the north of Transylvania. The city of Bran is
on the other side of Transylvania, but the castle looks exactly like the one from the book.
So, for this reason, you will not find any vampire there, instead, you will be fascinated by the story of Queen Maria of Romania. She received the castle in 1922 and transformed the former medieval stronghold into a royal residence. Today, Dracula is still the main vector driving tourists to the castle. But, after the visit, we will discover the fascinating personality of the most beloved Romanian queen.
The distance from Sibiu to Dracula Castle is around 140 kilometres, so we need to drive 2.5 hours to arrive in Bran.
The visit is around 1.5 hours, depending on the season and the day of the week. After the guided visit we will have a walk in the park in front of the Dracula Castle for taking photos,
or just admiring the view from its foothills. Lunch can be served at the restaurant of the castle or at one of the non-touristy restaurants nearby.
Then we will leave Bran for Brasov, the former Saxon city at the foothills of the Tampa mountain. After one hour drive, we will stroll in the old town of Brasov, passing through the Council Square and walking around The Black Church or the medieval city walls.Then, after a coffee break in Brasov, we will return back to Sibiu.
For an extended trip, we can include, besides the walkabout of Brasov and the visit at Bran Castle, some other visits to the touristic attractions of the area. Depending on the season and the traffic, we can add Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary, Prejmer Fortified Church, Fagaras Castle, Sambata Monastery or Transfagarasan road to our itinerary (not all of them, due to the time limitations). This is a tour starting and ending in Sibiu, but we can tailor it to be a part of a bigger trip in Transylvania. We can spend the night in Brasov to visit also Peles and Pelisor castles, or we can thing an extended trip to cover other touristic destinations of Transylvania or Romania.Book this tour
1. Sibiu Walking Tour
2. Brasov Walking Tour
3. Prejmer Fortified Fhurch
4. Rasnov Fortress
5. Bear Sanctuary
6. Ohaba Water Mill
4. Fagaras Castle
5. Sambata Monastery
6. Transfagarasan Highway