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This tour is a great opportunity to visit and learn more about Transylvania and Romanians in your own pace and intimacy. Every detail is taken into account, lodging is at the highest level and every visit and every experience is meant to take you closer to our culture and Romanian spirit. Your tour guide also driver will take the hustle and bustle from your shoulder. From the plane to VIP lounge and then into your private car a, Mercedes Benz or BMW limo ( not older than 3 years) with your private guide and driver, this adventure is everyone’s dream.
- Have a tasty lunch at Bran Castle
- Accommodate in an old restored house that belongs to Prince Charles of Great Britain
- Visit old Transylvanian villages
- Enjoy a wine tasting
- Visit famous castles in Romania
- Benefit of VIP Lounge at airport arrival/departure
- Visit an old distillery
Day 1, Bucharest
Welcome to Romania! Meet you tour guide at the airport – VIP lounge. Private transfer is assured from the airport to your luxury hotel, centrally located in Bucharest. Depending on landing hour, your private tour guide leads you through the old town of Bucharest before having a Welcome dinner in one of the oldest restaurants in Bucharest.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: 5* hotel
Entry fees: NA
Optional: If you have a morning arrival in Bucharest a visit to Parliament Palace can be scheduled
Day 2, Bucharest – Budureasca – Sinaia (207 km, 3hrs drive)
Start the day with a visit of Snagov Monastery. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. This is the place where Vlad the Impaler known as Dracula, it’s supposed to be buried.
Taste the most exquisite Romanian wines at their home! Visit the vineyard, admire the picturesque views and learn how professional wine tasters do their job.
After visiting Peles Castle, the impressive Royale Residence spend the evening in the peaceful Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania.
Accommodation: 5* boutique hotel
Entry fees: Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Wine Tasting
Day 3, Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Viscri (106km, 1h40min drive)
Here is a day that abounds in castles, fortresses, old towns and delicious meals.
Explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. It’s time for a culinary adventure at Bran Castle’s restaurant. You can try double-concentrated soups with cut into strips flavored pancakes, nutmeg and tarragon; dishes originating from different villages, later adapted to the nobles’ cuisine: beef, duck, turkey, lamb and fish with seasonal or stinky cheese, wrapped in a variety of savors, with lemon or forest fruits, powdered with mint, coriander, saffron and thyme; fresh and tangy vegetarian dishes.
Wrapped up in a wonderful medieval atmosphere Brasov awaits its visitors. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. See it with your eyes!
You will spend the night in Viscri, an old village with less than 500 population.
The beautiful guesthouse with the oldest parts dating back to 1700 is carefully restored to provide you with a genuine local experience. Enjoy it!
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: Beautiful old house restored and turned into a Guest house by HRH The Prince of Wales
Entry fees: Bran Castle
Day 4, Viscri – Sighisoara-Turda (108km, 2hrs drive)
Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities with UNESCO European heritage site status. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. We recommend you to have lunch in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad the Impaler was born, turned today into a cozy restaurant. On our way to Turda make stop in Rupea to visit one of the oldest fortifications in Romania; Rupea citadel. Perched high on a basalt hill, Rupea has a long and beautiful history. After visiting one of the biggest saline in Romania – Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens; delight yourself with a vampire menu for dinner , a delicious reason to travel to Transylvania. Spend the night in a Dracula themed Castle Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and a surprising Vampire menu for dinner
Accommodation: 4* Boutique Hotel
Entry fees: Clock Tower Sghisoara and Medieval weapon collection, Visit an old distillery
Day 5, Turda Salt Mine – Cluj Napoca (35km,40min drive)
Spend the day and the night in Cluj Napoca. Cluj was the Hungarian provincial capital and it is one of Transylvania’s most important economic, political and cultural centers. Unirii Square houses beautiful Baroques, Gothic, Renaissance and neo- Classical buildings and is dominated by the imposing Saint Michael’s Church. Another Cluj Highlights: Banffy Palace, Union Square.
Accommodation: 5* Hotel centrally located
Entry fees: Salt Mine in Turda
Optional: You can make a nice walk in Turda’s Gorges – natural reserve
Day 6, Cluj –Alba-Sibiu (172km, 2h30min drive)
Today you leave Cluj Napoca for the saxon city of Sibiu. On our way to Sibiu we’ll visit the 18th century citadel of Alba Iulia. The fortress has seven bulwarks that make it a star shaped one, common to Vauban fortresses – Alba Iulia being quite representative for this type. Spend the night in Sibiu and enjoy a 5* centrally accommodation. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the center of Romania ‘s German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania ’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Evangelic Church – one of the most accomplished examples of Gothic architecture in Romania, Sibiu’s iconic image. Vlad the Implaer’s son, Prince Mihnea the Evil was stabbed to death on the steps of the church. His gravestone can be found inside the church
From Council Tower you can see that the city has two levels: the ‘upper town’, which contains most of Sibiu’s historic sights, and the ‘lower town’, which is a charming wasteland of old houses and cobbled squares.
Accommodation: 5* Boutique Hotel centrally located
Entry fees: Council Tower, Evangelical Church
Optional: You can extend your staying in Sibiu with one more dayin order to visit Corvinesti Castle
Day 7, Sibiu – Bucharest (276km, 4hrs drive)
Morning visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery. Curtea de Arges, one of the oldest Romanian cities, founded in the 14th century by the Romanian ruler Neagoe Basarab. According to the legend, after building the monastery the mason, Manole was sacrificed by the Romanian Ruler, to make sure that there will be no other monastery built to challenge in beauty the one in Curte de Arges. The monastery is unbelievably beautiful.
One more stop today before reaching Bucharest. Poienari Fortress- Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains, on a canyon formed by Arges River is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb 1426 stairs.
Accommodation: 5*Hotel centrally located
Entry fees: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress
Day 8, Transfer to the Airport
With a lot of memories and surely some regret say good bye to Romania. Transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return flight.
Transylvania Luxury tour – map of the itinerary
Price for Transylvania luxury tour
|Price based on double occupancy||Price for Single Traveler||Availability|
Transylvania Luxury Tour – 8-Days Itinerary
A minimum of 2 persons are required for this tour to depart
On request, for a minimum of 2 persons
|€ 2944||€ 3165||Free|
Book your Luxury tour now and discover Romania and Transylvania!
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.
- MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
- We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.
- At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
- The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.
Other mentions for our Transylvania Luxury – Romania Luxury holidays
- Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
- People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
- No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.
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Airlines with direct flights from UK to Bucharest
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Advice for British citizens traveling to Romania
According to British government most visits to Romania are trouble-free.
There were no cases of terrorism attacks in Romania but as the country is part of European Union terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out.
If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the British embassy from Bucharest 24 Jules Michelet, 010463 Bucharest, Romania General enquiries+40 (21) 201 7200 Consular enquiries+40 (21) 201 7351 British Embasy Bucharest website
If you’re in Romania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +40 (21) 201 7200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Romania, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. You can apply online for an emergency travel document. If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
Safety and security Crime
Maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. There is a risk of petty theft in large towns, especially Bucharest. Pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops and hotels, on public transport (especially to the airport), in the main railway stations and inside airport terminals. Organised attacks by groups can occur. The most common method by distracting victims while several people, often children, attempt to snatch watches and jewellery from pockets or from around the neck and wrist. Valuables including passports have been stolen from hotel rooms. Use the hotel safe and carry a photocopy of the information pages of your passport as ID. There have been reports of credit or debit cards being ‘copied’ when used for payment in some bars and restaurants.
Road travel Licences and documents
If driving in Romania, make sure you have with you all documentation, including your full, valid driving licence, proof of insurance/green card (third party or above), proof of ID (passport) and proof of ownership (V5C Certificate). If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, driving licence rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020. If there’s no deal, you will need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in some European countries as a visitor after the UK has left. Check this guidance page for full information. You should also check guidance on driving in the EU after Brexit for information on other additional documents you may need to carry. If you’re living in Romania, check the Living in Guide for information on requirements for residents.
You’ll need to pay a road toll ‘Rovinieta’ to use the national roads. You can buy the vignette (sticker) at border points and at most petrol stations. The minimum cost is 3 euros for 7 days. Failure to display the sticker may lead to a heavy fine. You can find out more about prices by using the website Roviniete.ro. Observe the speed limit at all times. Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy. It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The drink drive limit is zero. Carry the following equipment: first aid kit, fire extinguisher, red warning triangles and a fluorescent jacket. If your vehicle is damaged before you arrive in Romania, ask a Romanian customs officer or police officer to write a report on the damage so that you have no problems when leaving. If any damage occurs inside the country, a report must be obtained at the scene of the accident.
In 2018 there were 1,867 road deaths in Romania (source: Department for Transport). This equates to 9.6 road deaths per 100,000 of population, (witch is similar with USA) and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2018. Road conditions are variable and secondary roads can be in a bad state of repair. Driving standards can be poor. Look out for double parked cars, people suddenly braking to avoid a pothole, horse-drawn carts, livestock and stray dogs, particularly in rural areas, running in front of the vehicle. Equip your car for extreme conditions in winter.
Local laws and customs
It is illegal to change money on the streets. You should change money only in recognised exchange shops, banks and hotels.
The Romanian authorities treat all drug-related and sex offences very seriously. The age of consent is 18. If you are convicted, you can expect a prison sentence.
Homosexuality has been legal in Romania since 1996. The country has made significant progress in LGBT rights legislation since 2000 including wide–ranging anti-discriminatory laws, equalising the age of consent and laws against homophobic hate crimes. Bucharest’s annual Pride, usually accompanied by a LGBT film and art festival, has grown in recent years and is gaining the support of more public figures. Since 2017, a Pride event has also been held in the city of Cluj. The country remains generally socially conservative resulting in the majority of LGBT people not being openly gay and there being very few gay bars or clubs in Bucharest or the other main cities. You can find local information on LGBT issues in Romania on the website of ACCEPT. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.
Most airports and military bases will have signs prohibiting photography. Ask permission before photographing anything potentially sensitive (eg official buildings, police cars).
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
Visas If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Romania.
Parental consent when travelling with minors
Some British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship (irrespective of whether they hold citizenship of other countries) are prevented from leaving the country without notarised parental consent from the minor’s non-travelling parent/s. While enforcement of this may vary at borders, British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship should obtain notarised parental consent before departure from Romania. A list of the public notaries can be found on the website of the National Union of Public Notaries from Romania.
You should still get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. The EHIC entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Romanian nationals. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate. The UK government has or is seeking agreements with countries on healthcare arrangements for UK nationals after the UK leaves the EU. The NHS website and this travel advice will be updated with further information on travelling to Romania as the circumstances change. If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.
Romania is increasingly a card economy. While a growing number of businesses do accept credit cards, it may be safer to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud. There is now a large network of ATMs that accept standard international credit and debit cards. Check with your card provider whether you will be able to use these machines. US dollars and sterling are not always easy to exchange for local currency, especially outside Bucharest. You may have difficulties using travellers’ cheques. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes may not be accepted in banks and bureaux de change.
Before you travel abroad for a Transylvania skiing- Romania ski holidays for families
• tell family and friends where you’re going and leave them your contact details, insurance policy details and itinerary. Store them securely online
• ensure you have access to funds to cover emergencies and unexpected delays. Take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card)
• find out if travellers cheques are appropriate for your destination and keep a separate record of their numbers
• invest in a good travel guide to help you plan your trip and consider using online travel forums for more detail about your destination
• check with your service provider to make sure your phone works abroad. Consider leaving your phone’s IMEI number with a friend or family member, to help block or locate the phone if there’s a problem
• if you’re going to be driving abroad, make sure your licence is current and valid and be aware of the driving laws in the country you are visiting
• if you’re travelling with children who are unaccompanied by one or both parents, check our guidance on permissions that you might need to get and check the policy of your airline or transport provider
When you’re abroad in a Transylvania skiing- Romania ski holidays for families
• think about what you are doing at all times and trust your instincts. Don’t take risks that you wouldn’t in the UK
• don’t openly display valuables such as mobile phones or digital cameras and consider using a padlock on suitcases or backpacks
• find out how to minimise your risk from terrorism and what to do if there’s a terrorist attack
• find out about local customs and dress, behave accordingly and obey local laws. There may be serious penalties for breaking a law that might seem trivial at home
• be careful when taking photographs, videos or using binoculars. These activities may be misunderstood by local authorities, especially near military installations.
• store useful numbers on your phone such as the local police and the nearest British embassy or consulate
• whether you’re living abroad or visiting, be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, just as you would in the UK; the ‘Be Alarmed’ campaign gives practical advice on how to stay safe and lists the symptoms to look out for
• if you intend to take part in any adventure sports or water sports during your trip, only use properly licensed and insured operators. Before taking part, make sure you fully understand the operating instructions and satisfy yourself that adequate safety precautions are in place
• check import regulations for food and plants before you attempt to bring them back to the UK
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Please check your itinerary below:
Welcome to Romania, Bucharest
Bucharest – Budureasca – Sinaia (207 km, 3hrs drive)
Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Miclosoara (125km, 2h15min drive)
Miclosoara – Viscri – Sighisoara (108km, 2hrs drive)
Sighisoara – Salt Mine Turda – Cluj Napoca (165km, 2h45min drive)
Cluj –Alba-Sibiu (172km, 2h30min drive)
Sibiu – Curtea de Arges - Bucharest (276km, 4hrs drive)
Transfer to the Airoport
English speaking guide/chauffeur
7 nights with breakfast included: 6 nights in 5* hotel, 1 night in guesthouse. Porter services included
1 Welcome dinner and 2 special Lunches: At Bran castle and special saxon lunch in Viscri
All transfers inside the tour by car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.
*Example of cars available: Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2.2 CDI Limo Automate, Mercedes-Benz GLA 2.2 CDI Mini SUV Automate 4X4, BMW Series 7 3.0d Limo Automate
- Dracula experience in Bran, visit Horror house.
- Wine tasting
- VIP lounge at arrival and departure – Bucharest Airport
- Visit an old distillery, find out how our TUICA/PALINCA ( the water of fire – Romanian brandy) is made
Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Clock Tower Sighisoara and Medieval weapon collection, Council Tower, Evangelical Church, Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress
Flight to/from your home-city to Bucharest
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The motorcycles are to be collected from our Motorcycle Rental Shop in Turda (40 km away from Cluj Napoca, 31A Razboieni Street, city of Turda). Return transfer from Cluj Napoca or Targu Mures Airports to the garage in Turda available on request for an additional charge.
Transfer from Cluj Napoca (or Targu Mures Airport) to Turda available at an extra cost
1 transfer: EURO 35
Return transfer: EURO 60
Transfers from other airports available on request.
Please let us know in advance should you require these services.
Every Adventure Motorcycle Tours rental includes:
– use of BMW R1200 GS, BMW F800GS, BMW F850GS or BMW G650 GS (single) motorcycles.
– The motorbikes are endowed with top case. Side cases available for rent at an extra cost.
– The Third party Liability in respect of motor vehicles is provided (which is the Compulsory Insurance against Civil liability).
– Unlimited mileage
– Chain lock or disk lock
– All of our motorcycles are passenger friendly. Pillion (passenger) free of charge
– Secure storage for your luggage for the rented period
Extra cost side bags:
2-3 days: EURO 20/day
4-6 days: EURO 17/day
7 – 14 days: EURO 14/day
Over 14 days: EURO 11/day
– Helmets available for rent (although we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort)
– CASCO insurance (comprehensive insurance providing full coverage in case of accident) - 20 € /rental day/motorcycle – A cash deposit of €500 for BMW G650GS or € 1500 for BMW F800GS and BMW 1200GS will be required for bike damage security or loss of accessories. The amount will be refunded at the end of the programme should the bike be returned on time, undamaged and with a full fuel tank.
It is recommended to purchase a travel insurance policy specially designed for adventure holidays.
At an additional cost services of support car and driver/mechanic are available. The mechanic will accompany you in order to ensure the motorcycle service and the security checks and to intervene in case of emergency.
Mechanic services: 90 EURO/day + accommodation and meals
Support car following you on your itinerary: 569 EURO/week + gasoline and parking fees
The support car will be driven by the mechanic. For some sectors pillions could travel in the support car, depending on pillions number and seats available.
A day of rental equals a calendar day, rental hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, closed on Sunday, (and Saturday in low season).
The motor bike will be delivered to the hirer with a full tank of fuel, clean and in perfect state of functioning. The renter will return the bike in the same conditions along with its documents and accessories, at the end of the programme, at the time and place stipulated by the contract.
Vehicles returned with a less than full gas tank will be subject to a refueling charge. (€ 12 plus fuel cost will be charged.) Should the hirer return the bike unclean, the cost of the cleaning services will be applied.
The loss of tools/documents/ accessories will be also charged.
Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.
Every renter is provided with an emergency telephone number at pick-up. In case of a mechanical breakdown our staff will arrange for towing to Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location or repair facility.
For all the bikes, the minimum age required is 21 years old. The client must hold a full, unrestricted motorcycle license and a minimum 1 year of riding experience. The passenger must be over 14 years of age.
You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.
GPS Garmin Zumo 350LM series are available for rental. Price depends on the number of days of rental.
2-3 days – EURO 18/day
4-6 days – EURO 16/day
7-14 days – EURO 13/day
Over 14 days – EURO 10/day
All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.
Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.
Rented motorcycles are permitted across the Romanian borders as long as the Motorcycle is returned to Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s rental location. However, Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s approval is compulsory. Please mention this request on the booking form.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers free, safe and secure storage of your luggage and personal items during your rental.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.
2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day
Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live has started in 1995 and continues to be closely managed by the founder.
Beginners should start with an entry level motorbike. BMW G 650 GS is the perfect choice.