Romania is the ideal destination for history-loving travellers, and our tour of Transylvania takes you to the very best of its cultural highlights. Enjoy the historical sights, admire the breathtaking scenery and immerse yourself in the mystical legends of the region.
At Prestige Holidays we offer a range of exciting cultural tours, but our Transylvania experience is undoubtedly one of the favourites – there’s no other place quite like it. Visitors (including myself) are blown away by the impressive scenery and beautiful architecture.
Our eventful itinerary covers everything you could wish to see, and we always provide guests with plenty of time to relax and enjoy each destination. Whether you’re interested in culture, history or fairy tales, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this unique escorted tour.
The first day is spent in the charming city of Brasov, where guests are have the opportunity to explore the first Romanian School of Schei. Following this, the group is taken to the fortified church in Bucovina, and then to Vama to visit the Museum of Decorated Eggs.
On day five, the group head to the enchanting city of Sighisoara (one of the main highlights) and then to the Palace of Culture in Targu Mures. The remaining few days include visits to Saxon villages, guided walks around medieval walls and towers and a wine tasting session.
One of the main reasons for Transylvania’s popularity among travellers is its association with the legend of Dracula, so it’s fair to say our tour would have seemed incomplete without a visit to the famed Bran Castle.
The building is one of Europe’s most picturesque fortresses, and is located high on a cliff surrounded by verdant forest. Parts of the castle have been deconstructed and rebuilt over time, but its traditional charm has never faltered. The roof’s red tiles and the inconsistent shapes and sizes of the towers give the castle a rustic character different from most.
Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, published in 1897, gave the world its first glimpse of the fictitious character. The book’s description of Dracula’s castle has many similarities to Bran Castle, which is why many associate the two with one another. Many of the legends following the novel’s publication came from the villagers of Bran and their belief in the existence of evil spirits that lived in humans – strigoi. It was said that these spirits would leave the human bodies as they slept and terrorise the rest of the village.
You will have the chance to learn more about these fascinating legends during your visit to the castle on day one of our escorted tour.
The small city of Sighisoara is a truly remarkable sight; wherever you look, you will feel as if you have just stepped into a children’s picture book. The city’s history dates back to the twelfth century, and is so well-preserved that it is officially an UNESCO World Heritage site.
When you visit the city on day seven of the tour, you will be greeted by an array of coloured buildings including the beautiful clock tower (which boasts incredible views if you climb to the top). There is also a museum, some ancient churches and interesting historical connections to Vlad Dracul – you can visit his birthplace, now also home to the ‘Casa Dracula’ restaurant
Historical and cultural marvels await on our unforgettable Transylvania Tour – don’t miss out on this vampire adventure.