Discover medieval architecture and modern culture in Romanian as you travel by train around the country on this 6-day itinerary. Tour fortified churches and citadels, discover Saxon and Hungarian heritage, and see preserved 12th-century buildings in Transylvania and Walachia.


  • Explore Bucharest, Romania's beautiful capital
  • Tour the preserved medieval cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov
  • See ancient Romanian history, like Vlad the Impaler's citadel 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Bucharest & Drive to the Mountains Magura
Day 2 Brasov Brasov
Day 3 Sighisoara Sighisoara
Days 4-5 Sibiu Sibiu
Day 6 End of the trip  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest & Drive to the Mountains

The interior courtyard of one of the oldest churches in Bucharest
The interior courtyard of one of the oldest churches in Bucharest

Welcome to Romania! You'll meet your tour representative in Bucharest to pick up any necessary travel documents and materials. From here begin your trip Brasov, known as the City of the Crown. Depending on arrival time stop to see the romantic Castle of Peles, a dreamy architectural treasure which used to serve as a holiday home for Romanian monarchs.

Overnight in a cozy & centrally-located guesthouse in the center of Brasov. 

Day 2: Brasov

Brasov as seen from the hills
Brasov as seen from the hills
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Spend the day exploring one of Romania's most beautiful cities. Brasov was founded in the 12th century when Romanian monarchs invited the Saxons to Transylvania to guard the seven major mountain passes. Because of this, the city has a rich Saxon, Hungarian, and Romanian heritage with lots of notable historic sights. See the White and Black Towers, the Black Church and the Council House, St. Nicholas Church, and the first Romanian school. 

Walk along narrow streets to see medieval homes and the old city walls before sitting down to a hearty dinner. Overnight in the same accommodation. 

Day 3: Sighisoara

Traditionally tiled roofs in Sighisoara
Traditionally tiled roofs in Sighisoara

In the morning transfer to Sighisoara, a well-preserved medieval citadel. Narrow cobblestone streets and ancient city walls give you the feeling of traveling back in time. The fortified town is famous for its watchtowers, which were formerly managed by the congregations of artisans. Visit the Tailor's Tower to see the medieval architecture. 

Sighisoara is also considered the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, whose house still stands in the citadel. Overnight in the city. 

Days 4-5: Sibiu

Sibiu's old town
Sibiu's old town

Start the morning early with a transfer to the heart of Transylvania. Arrive in time for lunch in Sibiu, a beautiful and well-preserved medieval city. Its unique architecture and atmosphere won the title of European Capital of Culture in 2007. Visit the Brukenthal Museum and the “Holy Trinity” Roman Catholic Cathedral. The Astra Open-air Village Museum to learn about Romanian traditions and folklore. 

Overnight in a centrally-located hotel. 

Day 6: End of the trip

Cluj Napoca view
Cluj Napoca view

After breakfast, take the train to Cluj Napoca or back to Bucharest, where your trip comes to an end.  There is an option to add an extra airport transfer or train ticket to Budapest or Vienna. 


Map of Discover Medieval Romania - 6 Days
Map of Discover Medieval Romania - 6 Days