On the first day of the tour you will discover Prahova River Valley in the Carpathian Mountains, visiting the stunning Peles Castle (the former Royal summer residence), the famous Dracula's Castle in Bran - a "symbol" of Romania, and Brasov –
a medieval city founded by german colonists where you will experience the charm of the city through a walking tour of the Old Town area.
During the second day you will explore Rupea citadel, which is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania (with the first signs of human settlements dating from the Paleolithic and early Neolithic), and continue with a UNESCO World
Heritage Site - Prejmer fortified church. You will end your day in charming Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful, best-preserved and still inhabited medieval citadels in Europe, where you will get a walking tour in the Old Citadel of Sighisoara:
the Big Square, the Clock Tower, the Medieval Weapons museum, the covered school stairs, the Evanghelic Church and many more attractions.
On the third day we leave Sighisoara behind and head to Alba Iulia, where you will find one of the largest citadels and one of the oldest settlements in Romania, known in ancient time as Apulum, when Alba Iulia served as a military and
economic center during the Roman occupation. You continue the journey to Hunedoara, after having visited Deva citadel, dating back to 1269. In Deva you will enjoy a ride with the funicular to the top of the citadel to marvel at the splendid
view over the city.
You will start the fourth day with a visit to the Corvin Hunyadi Castle. You can't say you have been in Transylvania if you haven't seen this gothic masterpiece. Also known as Hunedoara Castle, built in 1446 in a
Renaissance-Gothic style and constructed on the site of an older fortification, the castle is a large and imposing structure with tall towers, bastions, an inner courtyard, diversely coloured roofs,
myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. Depending on our time, we can visit the Roman ruins at Sarmizegetusa (Ulpia) or the bison zoo in Hateg. Later we drive to picturesque Sibiu, where you can have an evening stroll in the
Old Town area.
On the fifth day you continue exploring Sibiu, which was designated European Capital of Culture in 2007 and ranked "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" in 2014 by Forbes. The town has many medieval attractions
such as: 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.
In the summer time, the alternative is to get back to Bucharest via Transfagarasan road, one of the most spectacular roads in the world!
Prices for a private tour:
1 person: euro per person
2 persons: euro per person
3-4 persons: euro per person
5-6 persons: euro per person
7-8 persons: euro per person
Accommodation with breakfast in 3*** hotels/guest houses
English speaking professional guide
Private transportation with air-conditioned car / minibus
Pick-up & drop off from your hotel in Bucharest
Other meals or drinks
Souvenirs or personal expenses
Entrance fee to the all visited attractions
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 Tatar. 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 Tatar 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
Gretts from USA: We spent 4 full days with Toni Tatar guiding us through Transylvania and Bucharest. We had long days but he managed to get us to everything we wanted to see in the area. He’s a very well informed
guide and helpful in every instance. I also found him to be organized and his itinerary well planned to maximize the time of our short visit. Overall, full recommendation for you to use his services.
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 Tatar 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.”