This unique 5-day tour highlights three of the best things about Romania: castles, medieval cities, and food.  Dine on traditional Romanian, Hungarian, and German cuisine in small village inns. Discover walled cities, ancient castles, and remote nature and forests. A highlight of the trip is a visit to Bran Castle—legendary home of the mythical Dracula.

Highlights

  • Visit Sibiu City, the ex-cultural capital of Europe 2007
  • Explore Europe's best-preserved inhabited medieval city
  • Go hiking in the beautiful wild nature of Covasna County
  • Visit Bran Castle, legendary home of the mythical Dracula 
  • Sample regional cuisines, from Hungarian to German

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Bucharest to Sibu Hilton Sibiu
Day 2 Biertan - Sighisoara Double tree by Hilton Sighisoara
Day 3 Sighisoara - Brasov Region Zabola Estate
Day 4 Covasna - Berca - Siriu Lake Siriu
Day 5 Hiking in the Siriu Forest Bucharest

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest - Sibiu

Sibiu Grand Palace
Sibiu Grand Place

Depart in the morning from Bucharest on the way to Sibiu. Enjoy at traditional Romanian lunch in Sibiu before visiting a local sheepfold and meeting with the shepherds. In the afternoon, head out for a guided tour of the city. 

Day 2: Biertan - Sighisoara

Biertan Church in Transylvania
Biertan Church in Transylvania

En route to Sighisoara stop at Biertan, a medieval fortress with a spectacular view over the village of the same name. Continue to Sighisoara for a hearty lunch of traditional German medieval dishes, then explore the city in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner in the city, accompanied by ten different types of Palinka, a traditional fruit brandy that stems from the Middle Ages. 

Day 3: Sighisoara - Brasov Region

Bran Castle in Transylvania
Bran Castle in Transylvania

Depart Sighisoara and head to the Brasov Region. Visit the medieval Rasnov fortress, then continue to see the Bran Castle, the legendary home of the mythical Dracula. Enjoy traditional Hungarian lunch at the Royal Tea House nearby Bran Castle, then head to Zabola Estate in Covasna County. Enjoy a typical Romanian and German dinner at Zabola, then get a good night's rest. 

Day 4: Covasna - Mud volcanoes of Berca - Siriu Lake

Mocanita mountain train
Mocanita mountain train

Go for a short trek in the morning through the forest surrounding the Zabola lodge. Later, go for a ride on the small mountain train, before grabbing lunch in Covasna. From here head to see the mud volcanoes of Berca, then continue to Siriu Lake. Spend the night in Hadar Chalet. 

Day 5: Hiking in the Siriu Forest

Siriu Forest
Siriu Forest

Start your morning early with a hearty breakfast, then head out to explore the surrounding forest on a two-hour hike. Return to the lodge, then catch the next train back to Bucharest, stopping for lunch at a traditional inn along the way. 

Map

Map of Medieval History & Regional Cuisine in Romania - 5 Days
Map of Medieval History & Regional Cuisine in Romania - 5 Days