Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia
Visits: Sinaia (Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, up in the mountains- up to 2000 m by gondola, cable car or chair lift)
Accommodation Sinaia: Hotel Bastion is right near Peles. I stayed there and both the hotel and the restaurant are nice.
Day 2: Rasnov (Rasnov citadel + Dino park – if you are into dinausaurs) + Bran (Dracula’s Castle) – Brasov (3 nights accommodation)
Visits: Brasov Old City + Visits to Black Church featuring a collection of precious Anatolian rugs, Council Square, Guild Towers, Weavers Bastion and Catherine’s Gate, the narrow Rope Street and a 1901 synagogue. The old city itself is very well preserved and it’s best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tâmpa Mountain, a wonderful lookout.
Prejmer + Harman + SinPetru fortified churches OR Poiana Brasov
Prejmer Fortified Church is the largest Fortified church in Southeastern Europe and was built by the Teutonic Knights in the 13 th century. Harman – get into the tower – high adrenaline! Or see just one certified church and go to Poiana Brasov half of day.
Brasov Guided Tours: If you need a guide to show you Brasov Old City, you could find one here
Accommodation Brasov 3 nights: Some of my friends stayed at Bella Muzica Hotel and said it was fine (I didn’t stayed here), I just ate at their restaurant (@an American’s suggestion on RomaniaWow Facebook page, and I can tell you that the food is fantastic. In case you don’t like this hotel, Airbnb could come in handy…you will find lots of nice options for Brasov (plus if it’s your first time on Airbnb, you could get 20 euros off because I just sent you an invitation on this link)
Day 5: Rupea Citadel– Viscri- Saschiz – Sighisoara (overnight in Sighisoara)
Visits: Heritage UNESCO sites: Viscri and Saschiz. The countryside surrounding these villages is one of Europe’s last remaining medieval landscapes, with probably the most extensive flower-rich grasslands in lowland Europe, unchanged for hundreds of years. Prince Charles was immediately struck by the precious legacy of this area of Transylvania and said he was “totally overwhelmed by its unique beauty and its extraordinarily rich heritage”. In 2007 he even bought a house in Viscri! Visit the Fortified Church in Viscri (World Heritage Site). Afterwards visit the Fortified Church in Saschiz (World Heritage Site) and visit the Citadel up on the hill in Saschiz
Sighisoara Guided Tours: If you need a guide to show you Sighisoara Old City, you could find one here .
Day 6: Sighisoara (Unesco)- Biertan- Veseud
Visits: Old Town of Sighisoara with its cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornated churches two squares of the Citadel (Upper Town), the Scholars’ Staircase, the House with Antler, the Clock Tower (climb up for a great view), Church on the Hill, the Torture Chamber and the Weapon Museum. Sighisoara is the place where the Vlad the Impaler Dracula was born in 1431. The Birthplace is one of the main tourist attractions. Just get to walk on its centuries old streets, admiring its churches, fortifications and towers.
Biertan Village is one of the most impressive fortified churches part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites. Large and powerful, this 15th century Gothic monument has an unique door with a complex locking system, a church organ with almost 1,300 pipes and last but not least a marital room where back in the day couples were locked until solving their problems.
Veseud – if you want to experience a typical traditional Saxon house spiced up with Romanian hospitality in the heart of Transylvania, Veseud 11 is the place to go. I wrote all about it here and you can book it on Booking.com.
Day 7: Veseud –Sibiu- Veseud (45 minutes from Veseud to Sibiu by car)
Visits: Sibiu “Old Town” : The Big Square, the Small Square, the Ursuline Church, The Franciscan Church, The Staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Liar’s Bridge, the House of the Butcher’s Guild , Bruckenthal Museum; Astra Ethnographic Museum which is the second largest open air museum in the world and the biggest one in Europe (250 acres) located in magnificent surroundings, in the middle of a dense forest called Dumbrava;
Sibiu Guided Tours: If you need a guide to show you Brasov Old City, you could find one here
Day 8: Veseud – Sibiu airport or return to Bucharest airport
Have a wow time in Romania!
From RomaniaWOW with love, passion and hope,