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4-Day Private Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest provided by I Travel in Romania

4-Day Private Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

4-Day Private Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 34217P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from / to the airport / accommodation (Bucharest)
  • 3 night accommodation in central 3* hotel/guest house, please see examples in tour description.
  • Air conditioned private car or minivan, fuel cost and parking fees
  • Licensed private English speaking guide/driver for the whole trip
  • Free Wi-Fi available from hot spot while in the private car
  • The fortified churches of Viscri, Malancrav and Biertan
  • The Tower Clock in Sighisoara
  • The Council Tower (Sibiu) and the Lutheran Cathedral (Sibiu)
  • Peles Castle visit of ground floor (45 min)
  • Bran Castle tour
  • Still or sparkling water for the length of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
  • Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Centrul Istoric Sighișoara
  • Entry/Admission - Stejarisu
  • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Piața Mică
  • Entry/Admission - Transfagarasan Highway
Exclusions
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Peles Castle, 1.5-hour tour including the first and ground floor (40 RON per person)
  • Bran Castle exhibition of medieval torture devices (10 RON per person)
  • Peles Castle, 2 hour tour including the second floor, first floor & ground floor (90 RON per person)
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • It is possible to start the private tour from the cities of Brasov or Sibiu too. To ALL TRAVELERS : please be so kind to provide a phone number for the lead traveler to be able to make contact with the tour guide.
  • Airports:
  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from / to the airport / accommodation (Bucharest)
  • 3 night accommodation in central 3* hotel/guest house, please see examples in tour description.
  • Air conditioned private car or minivan, fuel cost and parking fees
  • Licensed private English speaking guide/driver for the whole trip
  • Free Wi-Fi available from hot spot while in the private car
  • The fortified churches of Viscri, Malancrav and Biertan
  • The Tower Clock in Sighisoara
  • The Council Tower (Sibiu) and the Lutheran Cathedral (Sibiu)
  • Peles Castle visit of ground floor (45 min)
  • Bran Castle tour
  • Still or sparkling water for the length of the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Brasov Historical Center
  • Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Centrul Istoric Sighișoara
  • Entry/Admission - Stejarisu
  • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Piața Mică
  • Entry/Admission - Transfagarasan Highway
Exclusions
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Peles Castle, 1.5-hour tour including the first and ground floor (40 RON per person)
  • Bran Castle exhibition of medieval torture devices (10 RON per person)
  • Peles Castle, 2 hour tour including the second floor, first floor & ground floor (90 RON per person)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • It is possible to start the private tour from the cities of Brasov or Sibiu too. To ALL TRAVELERS : please be so kind to provide a phone number for the lead traveler to be able to make contact with the tour guide.
  • Airports:
  • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
11 stops
Day 1
Bucharest - Peles Castle - Bran...
Day 2
Brasov medieval city - Viscri, a...
Day 3
Sighisoara - Malancrav & Biertan...
Day 4
Sibiu - Transfagarasan road /...
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justmyopinion1957
Chicago, IL245 contributions
If you are looking to spend some time learning about the real Transylvania, not time spent in gift shops or eating lunches in hotels, then we can highly recommend this tour.
Let’s start with the most important piece of any tour, the guide. Mihai had great communication with us even prior to meeting him in person. His sense of humor and his responsible nature was apparent from the first inquiry until he left us in Bucharest upon the end of the tour. Mihai is knowledgeable in Romania’s history, from medieval times, through the Communist era, all the way through their addition to the EU. He is open-minded and explains everything in as much detail as one wants. He has a quick sense of humor that encourages laughter, so learning from him is not a dry bore. He was open to answering questions about life in Romania as well. I might add that he was always on time, in a clean and well maintained car.
Second most important piece, tour content. It is apparent that Mihai has done this a time or two in the past as he has selected the best towns to visit for the overnights. We loved that he allowed us to select which hotel best suited us from a small list of options. That helped us choose the best hotels for our tastes. We also appreciated that we were left on our own in the evenings to explore these small towns on our own. Perhaps the highlight of our days with Mihai was the possibility to eat in local homes, to enjoy meals cooked by local women and to chat with artisans without feeling the need to buy anything. We will never forget the lovely woman, who spoke no English, but shared through hand signals how she prepared the Polenta with Cheese! Then there was the blacksmith and his adorable son who showed us how horseshoes are made. These are the experiences that make a tour. These are the memories that last.
Last piece, value. We believe that we paid a fair price for this tour. To have an expert with us, talking about Romania and how each country‘s history has made the world what it is today was priceless.
I guess the bottom line is this: If you are looking to see the “real” Romania with a talented and knowledgeable guide, do not hesitate to book this tour. You will be glad you did!
Written October 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

absolutejp
Baltimore, MD14 contributions
Mar 2022
From the first email I sent to Mihai I knew he got what I wanted. He tweaked the tour as we had 6 people, pickup at airport, hotels he nailed, drive to port last day. Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Brasov, Cluj all the hotels were boutique and very easy to work with. Every suggestion he made as "value added" was appreciated. Most days started with a walking tour of wherever we happened to be, and then some driving, lunch, we visited a coppersmith, a weaver, the Salt Mines (very cool) and so many castles and citadels I lose track. Was a super super awesome land tour before our River cruise and actually it was 5 or 6 days as he customized perfectly. I don't have a favorite day, I loved every day and they were all unique and different. Mihai is a super great guy and I hope we see each other again! As a TA I will send him more people!
Written April 21, 2022
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Teresa H
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
This! Was the highlight of our 15 days in Eastern Europe. George is a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed everything but I think our favorite was riding on the Traditional Romanian horse cart through the small rural village. We added it to the existing tour. It was so beautiful. From Peles Castle to the many fortifications learning about Romania from a local was an incredible experience. As a travel agent I would not hesitate to send my clients with I Travel in Romania.

Thank you for such a memorable experience Thank you George!
Written November 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Teresa, We are so happy to hear this from you! My colleague George is indeed one of the best guides of our team and we always try to suggest the real experiences like the horse cart ride or interaction with locals from rural areas will give more flavor to the whole tour. We hope to hear from you again for your clients too! All our best wishes, Mihai
Written February 1, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter W
4 contributions
Oct 2019
We took the 4 day private Transylvania tour. Mihai has a great knowledge of Romanian history that he is willing share so that we gained a better understanding of what we were seeing. The tour was an excellent way to see the region, castles and other historic sights. We also had a visit to a gypsy copper and silver smith. This gentleman was very interesting and a great craftsman. He welcomed us into his home and offered us a shot of his moonshine along with some cookies. Mihai conversed with him and then translated his story. The highlight of the tour was travelling from Sibiu to Bucharest via the Transfagarasan road across the Carpathian mountain range. Mihai was flexible in the stops that were made. There was no clock watching which you get on larger group tours. As well, Mihai is a very safe and skilled driver.

Booking the trip was seamless via email. Mihai offered 2-3 hotels at each stop for us to review and select. We enjoyed staying in small hotels in the “old town” area of the three cities. A 25% deposit was made via PayPal to reserve the trip. The remainder of payment was made at the start of the trip. Mihai contacted us prior to the start to confirm pickup location and time.

We are very happy we did this tour. We had the option of a Transylvania extension of our river cruise. It was not as extensive as this tour included many more sights. It also cost several hundred Euros more per person.
Written October 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mihai C
Dear Peter, Thank you very much for all your nice words about our experience together but also about all the details about the whole trip which I hope to be of very much help for my future guests. I feel the visits like we had to the Gypsy copper and silver, but also brass smith add flavor to the private tours and usually can't be done with the larger groups. I am glad that you enjoyed it together with all the other parts of our trip. Wishing you happy travels! Mihai / I Travel in Romania
Written January 30, 2020
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murrym144
Brisbane, Australia43 contributions
We spent 4 days with Mihai as 2 couples travelling thru Translyvania fro Burcharest.
Mihai was a great host and safe driver and nothing was too much trouble for him.
Mihai quickly adapted to the Australian sense of humour and quickly adapted to our coffee stops and happy to join us and talk about life in Romania apart from the standard tour history.
Highly recommend Mihai.
Written August 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I Travel i
Dear Murry, It was my pleasure to be your private tour guide and to adapt to your Australian sense of humor but the coffee stops too. I always think that my multi-day private tours guests are expecting to find out my personal perspective about everyday life in Romania and I am happy to share it. Wishing you all happy travels, Mihai / I Travel in Romania
Written February 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annie D
Portsmouth36 contributions
Oct 2019
We had the most wonderful time touring Transylvania with Mihai in late October. When I first suggested this trip to our 15 year old son, he was worried that a historic and scenic tour might be a bit boring but within a few hours, he was engrossed and is now raving about the trip to all his friends. And no wonder - our first day involved driving the Transfagarasan (as featured on Top Gear), a close (but safe) encounter with a wild bear, a traditional dinner in a medieval cellar before returning to a lovely, great value hotel recommended and booked for us by Mihai. And that was just the first day! There was much more to come including seeing a traditional Gypsy craftsman at work and exploring Bran Castle on Hallowe'en. As you'll read on other reviews, Mihai is a superb guide and driver and is incredibly knowledgeable about...well, everything! We learned so much, not just about the history of this fascinating country but about contemporary issues too. Mihai arranged everything for us, ensuring this was a stress free trip. He personalised the itinerary for us, suggested visiting sites we'd never have come across as well as incorporating the "must see" stops such as Bran and Peles Castle. He gave us a choice of hotels in each location, all of which were excellent. From the moment he picked us up from our Bucharest hotel, to when he dropped us at the airport, he went out of his way to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. It really felt as if we were being shown round by an old friend! I would absolutely recommend Mihai to anyone. If you are considering touring Romania, then don't hesitate to book him - you won't regret it, I promise.
Written November 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I Travel i
Thank you Annie so much for your review! And also for your promise to my future guests;) I am always a little concerned about teenagers' expectations for a private tour based more on history and scenery but I am happy Niall enjoyed so much the trip too. Meeting a wild bear for real is a hard thing to beat in terms of experiences and luckily we were inside the car. Wishing you all happy and memorable travels together! Mihai / I Travel in Romania
Written January 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah E
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
We have had the pleasure of spending 4 days in Romania through Transylvania with Mihai. A perfect host, guide, driver and all in all nice guy. We appreciated his thoughtful planning and making sure we had the best experience possible. Mihai was very proactive in communication from my first contact six months before our journey began right up until the time he picked us up at the hotel. This gave us so much peace of mind. We would certainly recommend Mihai - the owner of “I Travel in Romania” for your trip to Romania and you will find an exceptional guide.
Written August 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mihai C
Thank you so much Deborah for your nice words! It was my pleasure to be your private tour guide, organize together with you the details of our trip and travel with your small group of 4 good friends throughout Transylvania. Wishing you all more happy travels together! Mihai / I Travel in Romania
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Irene Lo
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Friends
We, 16 classmates joined a private tour to Bucharest in April, 2019. Mihai is our tour guide. He's a nice, honest and hard working guy. His patience, care and thoroughness shows experienced professionalism that are far exceeded our expectations. We are so blessed to have Mihai as our guide making our trip so valuable and memorable. I have no hesitation to recommend Mihai to my friends and relatives for future tours.
Written April 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Odyssey87646
Leawood, KS14 contributions
I was traveling in Romania and wanted to find a tour guide for part of my trip. After doing some research I found Mihai and couldn't have been happier. Mihai is professional, ethical, kind and extremely knowledgeable. There was no language barrier at all as his English is great. We were in touch multiple times in the months prior to my trip to develop the itinerary. He did a fantastic job at developing a personalized itinerary that hit every location and site I was interested. One topic I was very interested in was Vlad Dracula so we visited a number of Dracula related locations. Some of my favorite sites/activities were Bran Castle (one of Bram Stoker's inspirations for his novel, Dracula), bear watching in the Carpathian mountains, hiking in the Carpathian mountains through an old growth forest (the fall foilage was spectacular), Peleş Castle, Brasov, the medieval Saxon village and fortified church in Viscri, Sighisoara, driving up the Transfăgărăşan Road, Poenari Fortress (one of Vlad's), wine tasting at an excellent winery (Lacerta), the largest salt mine in Europe in Slănic and the Berca mud volcanoes.

Romania is a beautiful country and in my time there I only scratched the surface. I will definitely go back someday and will definitely be using Mihai's services again. I would recommend that anyone looking for a great guide in Romania contact Mihai.
Written December 18, 2018
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Thank you Jeff for your high words of appreciation. I don't think there is just one (me) who is the best;) but I always do my best for every tourist to enjoy their private tour in Romania. We had a great tour together and I really enjoyed the live bear watching in the nature a lot. A new experience for me too. Wish you all the best and happy travels!
Written April 15, 2019
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Chinadoll
Germany3 contributions
We are very happy and thankful for our tourguide Mihai. He was very helpful in every way and he is very knowlegdeable. He answered all our questions about Romania and gave us all the useful informations too. He is always punctual on every schedule. We are very happy and please to explore Transilvania with a great, friendly and a helpful tourguide. We didnt even feel a bit of boredsome with the tour coz Mihai is also a very humurous person. Thanks again Mihai! Best tourguide ever! 5 star!!!
Written April 2, 2018
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Thank you Sheryl for the review and I am happy that your family enjoyed Transylvania and Romania. Wish you all the best and happy travels!
Written April 14, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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BarbWas
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Very professional and accommodating guide
We have done many private tours in areas scattered throughout the world and our experience with Mihai of I Travel i
Kbran1
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Full day trip
Fabulous communication from booking the trip Fabulous day with a very lovely guide Nothing was to much trouble 🙂
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A lovely day !
I spent an amazing time. Romania has a really fertile soil to make salt or wine. I was lucky to drink 3 tasty wines
Inspiration821288
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Solo traveller
This was my first tour in Romania and it was amazing, Mihai was very friendly and easy to get along with,being a so
clineandco
clineandco
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Fabulous Private Tour of Bucharest
We had the most wonderful day with Mihai in Bucharest. His knowledge of the history of the city, country and people
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Our visit to Romania
Really enjoyed the day our guide was so well I informed about Romania past and present went the extra mile to make
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Private 16 day-tour in amazing Romania
Romania is a wonderful country with a wide variety of interesting areas, beautiful mediaeval towns, splendid nature
C1598RLjom
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Our Remarkable Romanian Adventure
Our group of 4 had a private 3-day tour of Transylvania followed by a morning in Bucharest. We originally booked o
beadomtroy
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WOW! What an amazing trip!
We just finished an awesome multi-day Transylvania trip with Stefan. We couldn’t have had a better guide. Besides b
HenriWinters
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An amazing visit to Romania
We toured Romania for 8 days and had a fantastic time with Mihai. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. It was a private
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WOW.....what a spectacular trip!
Mihai arranged a seven day tour for us and it exceeded expectations. I've traveled to many places around the world
DougC1248
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Mihai is the best, absolutely the best
Romania is a must-see country and Mihai is the best tour guide to share it with you. He promptly answered all of m
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Better than Excellent
If there was a rating higher than "excellent" I would use it. This should be the number 1 rated tour on Tripadviso
TravellerDKJ
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Wonderful Tours
In Travel in Romania provided my with a wonderful Tour. I was lucky enough to have the guide to myself during my t
LauraGoesAbout
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Outstanding 6 day private tour of Transylvania!
We went to Romania for 10 days and wanted to spend some time seeing the highlights of Transylvania. We are a group
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