On the first day, your journey to Sibiu will be done via Transfagarasan mountain road - one of the most spectacular roads in the world! This 90 km (56 miles) long road ambitiously climbs over the Fagaras Mountains and rises to
a height of 2,134 meters (7,040 ft). It can be travelled at a maximum speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) because of its sharp turns sculpted in the magnificent landscapes.
At the start of the road we will drive by Vidraru Lake, one of the top 10 artificial lakes in Europe. The dam is 166 meters (547 ft) high and 930,000 cubic meters of concrete were used in its construction in 1960.
Here you will have a photo stop. Afterwards, the road winds up to Balea Lake, a one of a kind glacier lake situated at 2,042 meters (6,738 ft) altitude, offering you amazing views over the Carpathian mountains.
On the second day you will discover the Old Town of Sibiu - the 2007 European Capital of Culture and dubbed by Forbes "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" in 2014. You will enjoy the many medieval attractions
the town has to offer: the Clock Tower, the Large/Small Square, Brukenthal museum, the Orthodox Cathedral, the old citadel defence walls.
On the way back to Bucharest, via Olt River Valley, we will also do a stop at Cozia monastery, dating back to 1387. The medieval monastic complex in Cozia, located in the picturesque landscape of the Olt River Gorge, is the most
beautiful foundation laid by Prince Mircea the Elder.
Prices for a private tour:
1 person: 465 euro per person
2 persons: 265 euro per person
3-4 persons: 215 euro per person
5-6 persons: 185 euro per person
7-8 persons: 155 euro per person
Accommodation with breakfast in 3*** hotels/guest houses
English speaking professional guide
Private transportation with air-conditioned car / minibus
Entrance fee to the visited attractions
Pick-up & drop off from your hotel in Bucharest
Other meals or drinks
Souvenirs or personal expenses
Crafted Tours Romania is a local company with more than 10 years experience in the touring and hospitality industry. We put the foundation of this private company as an alternative to the big bus tours, willing to offer our
guests full flexibility and personal decision in organizing a tour in Romania. We craft tours based on your specific wishes, hoping to deliver a memorable experience in Romania as a final result.
During these 10 years we have made strong connections with hotels, restaurants and museums, thus we will recommend you what we have experienced. Of course, we also have a licence and legal accreditation from the National Ministry of
Tourism in Romania.
Marija from Newcastle: „First rate private tour with Toni. My husband and I enjoyed a 3 day tour of Transylvania with Toni. What an incredible experience. Toni is a great guide very knowledgeable, kind and friendly and it
was a great introduction to our first visit to Romania. We visited Peles Castle, from the outside it looks like a grand Bavarian castle. The rooms are lavishly decorated. We then went onto Bran castle which does look like a Vampire's home with its
turrets and steep stairs. We stayed overnight in Brasov a lovely medieval town. On the second day we visited Prejmer fortified church, now on UNESCO'S world heritage list. On to Sighisoara, the citadel is spectacular on a rocky outcrop. Its the
birthplace of Vlad Tepes, the implayer. We stayed overnight in Sibiu. The following day we did a walking tour of Sibiu with its lovely painted houses, churches, nice local restaurants and welcoming atmosphere. On the way back to Bucharest visited
Cozia monastery the earliest example of Byzantine architecture in Wallachia. Toni was a safe and careful driver, the car was very comfortable and clean. Toni gave us tips on what to eat and where, which was very helpful. I would definitely recommend
booking your tours with Toni. Thanks once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you.”
Fortifications of Transylvania Tour
1World2TravelOn from Washington DC: „Perfect Two Days! We arranged for Toni to take us on a two day tour of Transylvania. Toni is very knowledgeable and arranged for an amazing trip. The visits to Peles and Bran Castles when off
without a hitch. He arranged a hotel for us in Sighisora that was quaint and perfect. The next day we visited several of the fortified churches in the area on our way back to Bucharest. Book with Toni, you will have a great time.”
Painted Monasteries of Bucovina & Transylvania Tour
Richart T.: „Painted Monasteres of Bucovina and transyvsnia. Toni did an excellent job. He was a pleasant traveling companion. He did everything to make the trip enjoyable for me.”
Transylvania in-depth Tour
Charlie H.: „Incredible five day tour of Transylvania. From medieval castles, fortresses, citadels and wonderful tours of ancient cities and churches - virtually every place on the itinerary was absolutely fantastic. Our guide,
Tony, was extremely accommodating and we felt like "family" throughout the entire time. His knowledge of the history amazed us and the sites visited were thoroughly explained - we learned a lot from the experience and couldn't have had a better
guide. He was always on time, up-beat and eager to share the many facets of Romania's history with us, spanning the early days of the region up to and including videos of the beginning of the revolution of 1989 when the communist government was
overthrown. Would highly recommend this tour. If you only have a week to spend in Romania - this is the best bang for your buck.”
Sightsee400243: „Our trip with Crafted Tours Romania exceeded our expectations. When we booked the tour, we were unsure how many of the sites would be open in January, and were pleasantly pleased that almost all of them were
open and accessible. For the few that were not, Toni our tour guide, substituted other sites that he knew we would enjoy. Toni's knowledge gave us a greater appreciation of the historical significance of all the sites we toured. And with backgound
info from Toni, we enjoyed evenings on our exploring Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara. We would highly recommend this tour and Toni.”