Transylvania Explorer

7 days from $2,317 per person*
  • Enjoy a private guided city tour of the highlights of Sibiu.
  • Visit Dracula’s house where Vlad Tepes was born.
  • Explore Bran Castle where Dracula was imprisoned.
  • Discover the main sites of Bucharest with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Discover the natural beauty of Romania, a country closed behind the “the Iron Curtain” and almost isolated from the rest of the world by the tough communist regime that ruled the country for over 40 years. Situated in the Eastern Europe and often compared with “Latin island in a Slav sea", Romania has many genuine treasures that are waiting to be discovered. Start your tour with a tour of Bucharest and visit Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after Pentagon, built by 20.000 workers and 700 architects, Cotroceni Palace the former royal residence of King Ferdinand II and discover the traditional Romanian village with old houses, churches water and wind mills. Enjoy a walk along the main boulevards and squares of Romanian capital and feel the hospitality of Romanian people. Continue your tour with Sinaia town, situated between mountains and visit Peles Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, a masterpiece of German new Renaissance architecture. Cross the mountains into Transylvania and visit Dracula’s Castle, a fortified medieval castle built in 1377 on the top of the rock. Discover Transylvania with Brasov, a medieval city founded by Saxons. Continue your tour with Sighisoara, Dracula birth place a lively European medieval town with old functional and well-preserved edifices. Visit Sibiu, officially recognized as the European Capital of Culture in 2007 with Brukental Museum, the oldest museum in Romania (1817) that gathers 14.000 exhibits. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bucharest
    Bucharest
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Bucharest
    Bucharest
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Parliament, Cotroceni Palace & Village Museum - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Bucharest to Brasov
    Bucharest to Brasov
    • Transfer - Bucharest - Brasov [Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Prejmer Fortress Tour (10 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Brasov to Sighisoara
    Brasov to Sighisoara
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Old Town Walking Tour - Guide
    • Private Transfer - Brasov - Sighisoara [1.5hrs] - Vehicle/Guide
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour - Guide
  • Day 5 Sighisoara to Sibiu
    Sighisoara to Sibiu
    • Private Transfer - Sighisoara - Sibiu [via Biertan] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Sibiu to Bucharest
    Sibiu to Bucharest
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking tour with Brukental Museum - Guide
    • Private Transfer - Sibiu - Bucharest [via Curtea de Arges] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Bucharest
    Bucharest
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Bucharest

Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Hotel Cismigiu

Conveniently located near Cismigiu Gardens and the most important cultural, historical and entertainment attractions in the Old Town, Hotel Cismigiu is a charming and history-rich hotel in Bucharest, originally opened as the Palace Hotel in 1912 and was reinvented as the Hotel Cismigiu in 2012. Its architecture is very special, blending modern interiors with old classical features: the historical door, Art Nouveau facades, and the original cupola. The 60 suites are complemented by fitness facilities, a bookstore and music store, Wi-Fi, and an on-site rooftop terrace and brewery for dining.

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bucharest
Bucharest
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Cismigiu Exterior
Hotel Cismigiu Exterior

Day 2: Bucharest

Enjoy a full day tour of Bucharest, also known as "Little Paris". Start with The Palace of the Parliament – admire the luxurious display of crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak paneling, marble, gold leaf, and stained-glass windows. Visit Cotroceni Palace and Museum. Continue to the Village Museum with 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture. See Bucharest’s Arc de Triomphe, built in honour of the Romanian soldiers who fought in the First World War. Entrance fees are included

Accommodation: Hotel Cismigiu
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Palace of Parliament
Palace of Parliament

Day 3: Bucharest - Brasov

Start the tour driving north towards Transylvania. Before reaching Bran, there is an optional stop in Azuga for a snack and wine-tasting (not included). While crossing the Southern Carpathians, stop in Sinaia to visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe - the famous Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German New-Renaissance architecture, commissioned by King Carol in 1873 and completed in 1883. Drive through the village of Bran to Brasov, the largest city in Transylvania. Once arrived in Bran, visit Dracula’s Castle, the place where Dracula was imprisoned before he was taken to Budapest. Bran Castle is home to a rich collection of Romanian and foreign furniture and art items from the XIVth-XIXth centuries. It sits up atop a 200 ft. tall rock, overlooking the picturesque village of Bran. On the grounds below, there is an open-air ethnographic museum of old village buildings with exhibits of furniture, household objects, and costumes. Continue to Brasov with a visit to Prejmer Fortress. Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Kronwell

Located in the heart of Brasov, Kronwell Hotel offers luxury ambience, exquisite cuisine, and first-class service. The upscale hotel features sophisticated contemporary designed guests rooms with modern convinces for an outstanding comfort. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks at Kronwell’s casual bar, an exciting fusion of European and Asian cuisine at the chic Bistro. Other hotel facilities include a spa with an indoor pool, a gym and treatment rooms.

 

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peles Castle
Peles Castle
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Brasov
Brasov

Day 4: Brasov - Sighisoara

Start your Old City tour with the Town Hall Square, where you can admire the colourfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque structures. Visit the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Romania. Continuing on with your visit you'll see Catherine's Gate erected in 1559, the only original gate that still survives since medieval times. Visit Weavel's Bastion, the largest medieval bastion in Brasov and the best-preserved among the seven original watchtowers constructed around the city walls.

Enjoy a private transfer from Brasov to Sighisoara.

Explore the Old Town of Sighisoara with cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. Start your tour along the medieval street and visit the Clock Tower known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. Continue tour with the Venetian House, built in the 16th century. Visit Dracula's house where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431 and lived with his father until 1435 and enjoy a walk on the covered stairs to the Church on the Hill.

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton- Cavaler

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler is the newest hotel in town located downtown at the foot of the Medieval Castle, just 200 meters away from Sighisoara and is very close to the Breite nature reserve.Enjoy a unique environment and a warm atmosphere, starting with a DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in. The contemporary hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms and suites. Guests can indulge in Romanian and international specialties at Don Quijote Restaurant, and sip cocktails in the Lobby Bar. The hotel features a wellness center with spa, 24-hour fitness center and heated pool in a sunroom overlooking the Citadel.

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Brasov Old Town
Brasov Old Town
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Clock Tower Sighisoara
Clock Tower Sighisoara

Day 5: Sighisoara - Sibiu

Transfer to Sibiu with your own vehicle and driver, with a stop to Biertan, one of the first German settlements in Transylvania. The name was firstly attested in 1283. It had an urban organization, notice the franconic style of the rows of houses around the central square overlooked by a grandiose fortress-church.

Accommodation: Ramada

Hotel Ramada is placed at the crossroads of Alba Iulia and Emil Cioran streets, ideally located in historic Sibiu and has a stunning view over the city. The hotel features a beauty salon, a wellness centre with a fitness room, sauna, spa treatments and a Jacuzzi. Go for a drink at the Lobby Bar, Centrum Bar or Jazzy Bar. For dining, visit the restaurant which specializes in International cuisine. Enjoy your stay at the Ramada Hotel in Sibiu and experience this historic medieval city.

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sibiu
Sibiu
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Ramada
Hotel Ramada

Day 6: Sibiu - Bucharest

Enjoy a relaxing city tour of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007, a medieval city with narrow streets and gothic arhitecture. Considered to be the jewel in the crown of German Siebenbuergen (Transylvania), the town dates back from 1400 and is one of the main tourist attraction in Romania. Visit Brukental Museum, the oldest museum in Romania with a vast collection of paintings, antiques, coins, and rare books, built by governor of Transylvania, Samuel Brukenthal between 1777 and 1787.

Meet your private guide and transportation for a transfer to Bucharest, crossing the mountains on the Olt River Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys crossing the Southern Carpathians. En route, visit Curtea de Arges, the first capital of Wallachia with the old Princely Court and the Manole Monastery - the place where tree of the four Romanian Kings are buried.

Accommodation: Hotel Cismigiu
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary Sibiu
The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary Sibiu
Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Southern Carpathians
Southern Carpathians

Day 7: Bucharest

Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Cismigiu: Bucharest

Conveniently located near Cismigiu Gardens and the most important cultural, historical and entertainment attractions in the Old Town, Hotel Cismigiu is a charming and history-rich hotel in Bucharest, originally opened as the Palace Hotel in 1912 and was reinvented as the Hotel Cismigiu in 2012. Its architecture is very special, blending modern interiors with old classical features: the historical door, Art Nouveau facades, and the original cupola. The 60 suites are complemented by fitness facilities, a bookstore and music store, Wi-Fi, and an on-site rooftop terrace and brewery for dining.

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Cismigiu Exterior
Hotel Cismigiu Exterior

Kronwell: Brasov

Located in the heart of Brasov, Kronwell Hotel offers luxury ambience, exquisite cuisine, and first-class service. The upscale hotel features sophisticated contemporary designed guests rooms with modern convinces for an outstanding comfort. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks at Kronwell’s casual bar, an exciting fusion of European and Asian cuisine at the chic Bistro. Other hotel facilities include a spa with an indoor pool, a gym and treatment rooms.

 

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kronwell Hotel Brasov
Kronwell Hotel Brasov

DoubleTree by Hilton- Cavaler: Sighisoara

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler is the newest hotel in town located downtown at the foot of the Medieval Castle, just 200 meters away from Sighisoara and is very close to the Breite nature reserve.Enjoy a unique environment and a warm atmosphere, starting with a DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in. The contemporary hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms and suites. Guests can indulge in Romanian and international specialties at Don Quijote Restaurant, and sip cocktails in the Lobby Bar. The hotel features a wellness center with spa, 24-hour fitness center and heated pool in a sunroom overlooking the Citadel.

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Cavaler
Hotel Cavaler

Ramada: Sibiu

Hotel Ramada is placed at the crossroads of Alba Iulia and Emil Cioran streets, ideally located in historic Sibiu and has a stunning view over the city. The hotel features a beauty salon, a wellness centre with a fitness room, sauna, spa treatments and a Jacuzzi. Go for a drink at the Lobby Bar, Centrum Bar or Jazzy Bar. For dining, visit the restaurant which specializes in International cuisine. Enjoy your stay at the Ramada Hotel in Sibiu and experience this historic medieval city.

Transylvania Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Ramada
Hotel Ramada

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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