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Transylvania Vacation Packages – 5-Days Transylvania’s Undying Legend
Join us on our amazing Transylvania Vacation Packages. Choose this 5-days itinerary and discover our country as you have never seen it before. Explore impressive medieval castles and then learn more about our unique customs and traditions. Visit places such as the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
- Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
- Sighisoara Medieval Citadel – the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe with a UNESCO World Heritage status, Vlad the Impaler’s birth place.
- Turda Salt Mine – descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in Transylvania, you’ll then know you still have a soul to worry about
- The Medieval Saxon city of Brasov – one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, it was here that Vlad the Impaler led raids against the Saxon merchants
- The medieval city of Sibiu – concentrating the largest number of tourist attractions in Romania, the place where Vlad the Impaler’s son, Prince Mihnea the Evil is buried
- Enjoy a picnic in Turzii’s Gorges Reservation
Transylvania Vacation Packages – Brief Itinerary
Your tour begins in Cluj-Napoca. Meet our experienced English speaking guide at the airport and then enjoy an amazing city tour. Discover impressive highlights such as Saint Michael’s Cathedral. In the evening, your Transylvania vacation packages continue in Turda. Accommodate at a 4* Dracula themed hotel, described by our guests as a ‘medieval fantasy with beds’.
The next day, visit the popular Salt Mines of Turda. Discover a blend of old, impressive halls and modern attractions and breathe the fresh air. From here, travel to Turzii’s Gorges and then enjoy a delicious picnic. Explore the amazing natural reservation and admire the amazing views. After that, travel to the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu and accommodate in a cozy 4* hotel.
This 5-Day tour through this magic land- Transylvania is designed to be also suitable for families with children of all ages. With no more than 2 hours and a half driving per day this tour is so enriching and relaxing for adults on the one hand and so exciting for children on the other hand. We invite you to LIVE Transylvania in all senses: see its traditions and Castles, feel its passion, hear its songs, taste its food, shake the hand of its people, and imagine its magic character. Enchanting castles, fortified towns and churches, medieval citadels and wonderful landscapes. Sibiu, Brasov, Sighisoara : in the streets of these cities, designed for carriages and coaches, true live museums - you will find the atmosphere of romances and vampire tales.
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Cluj Napoca – Turda ( 40 km, 40 minutes driving)Welcome to Transylvania! Our English speaking guide collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. With an outstanding medieval atmosphere, Cluj will surely impress you with its beautiful old buildings, Saint Michael’s Cathedral is a must see. Overnight in Turda, a small city with an intimate medieval atmosphere. Tonight accommodation is a very nice boutique hotel, castle shaped, described by our guests as medieval fantasy with beds. 4* hotel.
Turda– Salt Mine-Sibiu (141km, 2h20min driving)Prepare to descent to the heart of one of the biggest saline in Romania , the Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Time to have a walk through one of the most important natural reservations of the Apuseni Mountains, well known among mountain lovers, home to various species of butterflies and caves hiding bats from the day light. Turzii's Gorges Reservation will offer us a nice and challenging walk. Spend the evening in Sibiu, accommodate in a nice 4*hotel, centrally located. Optional: Visit Alba Carolina citadel.
Sibiu – Brasov (145km, 2h25 min driving)Enjoy a morning visit of Sibiu’s old town and the largest outdoor exhibition of peasant settlements from all over Romania - Village Museum. Late arrival in Brasov, enough time though, to enjoy an evening tour of the outstanding medieval center. Accommodate in 3*hotel, centrally located.
Brasov – Bran Castle – Viscri- Sighisoara (120km, 2h6min driving)Morning drive to Bran Castle also known as Dracula's Castle in Transylvania. After visiting Bran Castle we head to SIghisoara. On our way we will stop for a rest and an easy walk in Viscri, a village where the time stood still. Transfer next to the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities with UNESCO European heritage site status. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. We suggest you to have dinner in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad the Impaler was borne, turned today into a cozy restaurant where you’ll taste the delicious Count’s dishes. Accommodation 3*hotel in the heart of the medieval citadel.
Sighisoara – Cluj Napoca, (157km, 2h33min driving)With a lot of memories and surely some regret say good bye to Romania. Transfer to Cluj Napoca Airport for the return flight.
- Accommodation: 4 nights – 2 nights in 4* hotel, 2 nights in 3* hotel
- English Speaking Tour Manager / driver – depending on number of travelers
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch. This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request
- Transport: All transfers inside the tour by car, minibus or coach – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.
- Entry fees: Turda Salt Mine, Village museum, Bran Castle
- Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!
We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).
The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: http://www.visit-transylvania.co.uk/terms.html .
The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Transylvania Live - Expert in Transylvania a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.
Please check with the airline company. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.
Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available.
We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.
The tour has a general audience as it targets people interested in history, culture, customs and beliefs. Group size can be between 4-26 people. Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-45.
We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.
A minimum age of 10 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. On “for couples” tours a minimum age of 20 years is required.
We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.
If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.
Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us
Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us
On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.
Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!
In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.
If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 723 565 255.
Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.
A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room.
They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway.
Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)
To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.
Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.
Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.
ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp
In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.
Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.
Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest
The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable then the ones in US.
With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home.
To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).