Transylvania Walking Holiday

Romania

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  • Explore the Romanian countryside on this guided walking holiday to Transylvania.
  • Stay 2 nights in Romania’s capital, Bucharest & 5 nights in the charming town of Brasov.
  • Enjoy 5 days of guided walking through the mountain ranges of Transylvania.
  • Experience Bucharest with a guided city tour & enjoy free time to explore at leisure.
  • See highlights like Craiului Mountains and the Seven Ladders Canyon as you walk.
  • Includes 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis (5 packed lunches)

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Your Guided Walking Holiday To Transylvania

Trek through alpine meadows, across craggy hilltops and alongside crystalline glacial lakes with us on this guided walking holiday. We’ll spend 5 nights in the charming town of Brasov and, over the course of 5 walking days, explore some of the breathtaking mountain ranges that make up the Carpathians including the Fagaras, Piatra Mare, Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains. Encounter unusual rock formations and rugged canyons, and marvel at magnificent views out across some of Romania’s most impressive landscapes. Of course, no stay in Transylvania would be complete without a visit to the imposing medieval fortress of Dracula’s Castle and the country's captivating capital city, Bucharest. With a perfect mix of outdoor activity and cultural sightseeing, this holiday is the best way to discover Romania’s highlights.

This holiday is a leisurely walking level. The average daily walking distance on leisurely walks is between 4km – 13km, with a maximum daily walking duration of 4 hours.

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Trip Itinerary

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Travel to Romania

Arrive in Bucharest & transfer to Brasov

Upon arrival in Bucharest, you will be met by your friendly local guide who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in Brasov, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is well known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and its lively cafes.

Free time at leisure

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Spend the afternoon at leisure in Brasov, getting to know your surroundings. Your local guide will be on hand to point you in the right direction. In the evening, a welcome dinner at a local restaurant is included so you can get to know your group.

Accommodation

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3 star hotel in Brasov (5 nights)

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Viscri, Mesendorf and Brasov

Viscri to Mesendorf

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After breakfast, transfer to Viscri for a morning hike over the hills of Transylvania towards Mesendorf. Viscri is famous for the few traditional houses that the Prince of Wales bought, restored and converted into guesthouses for tourists, contributing in this way to a better and sustainable future for the people of rural Transylvania. You will have free time for lunch in the village of Viscri. 

Difficulty level: Leisurely / Length: 13km / Incline: 250 m / Decline: 240 m / Duration: 3.5 hours

Brasov

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In the late afternoon, you will take a city tour with a local guide to discover the major and most beautiful sights of Brasov. Brasov’s main square, Piaţa Sfatului, is situated in the heart of the medieval quarter and it is one of the finest Baroque squares in Romania. Here you can visit the 15th century Town Hall, with its quaint Trumpeter’s Tower on top, and the Lutheran Black Church, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul. Another interesting attraction is the Museum of First Romanian School which displays some of the first textbooks written in the Romanian language and printed in Brasov back in the 16th century.

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Piatra Craiului Mountains

Full day walking

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Today you will explore Piatra Craiului, a 25 km long beautiful mountain range of southern Carpathians. The whole range is part of the Piatra Craiului National Park, an area protecting hundreds of species of flora and fauna / fungi, lichen and mosses, endemic flowers and herbs, spiders, butterflies, amphibians and reptiles as well as over 110 species of birds, 15 species of bat, big mammals such as chamois , wolves, brown bears and lynx. Today’s walk ends with a visit to the famous Dracula’s Castle in Bran. This castle was created by the Saxons in the late 14th century to defend Brasov from invasion by the Turks. Its interior displays rich medieval furniture, which Queen Marie purchased in the 1920's when the castle was used as a royal residence. 

Difficulty level: Leisurely / Length: 8.5km / Incline: 335 m / Decline: 385 m / Duration: 4 hours

 

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Bucegi Mountains

Full day walking

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Today you will enjoy a mountain walk across the Bucegi Mountains, the number one destination for mountain lovers in Romania. The walk consists of a cable car transfer up Bucegi Plateau, where wind and rain have turned the rocks into spectacular figures such as the Sphinx and Babele. You will then descend to the town of Sinaia, known as the “Pearl of the Carpathians” due to its magnificent mountain scenery and Royal Castle. 

Difficulty level: Leisurely / Length: 7.6 km / Incline: 160 m / Decline: 320 m / Duration: 2.5 hours

 

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Fagaras Mountains

Full day guided tour

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Enjoy a full-day guided walking tour of Balea Lake in the Fagaras Mountains, the highest and one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Romania. Balea Lake is a glacier lake that is situated at 2,034m above sea level. You will reach the lake by coach through the scenic Transfagarasan highway, a spectacular mountain road built in the 70’s by dictator Nicolae Ceausescu as a military road connecting the historic provinces of Wallachia and Transylvania. 

Difficulty level: Leisurely / Length: 4.6 km / Incline: 350 m / Decline: 350 m / Duration: 3 hours

 

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Piatra Mare Mountains & transfer to Bucharest

Walking tour

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Today’s walking tour takes you to Piatra Mare, a small mountain range located south east of Brasov and very close to the resort of Predeal, a well-known Romanian ski resort. The mountain range is a very popular recreation and hiking area with beautiful panoramic views. During the walk you will reach the Seven Ladders Canyon, which is sure to be the highlight of the day. Seven Ladders Canyon is 160m long and 55m high with 7 main stairs, which you will ascend. The hike will continue towards Piatra Mare Hut, before descending through the forest, back towards the starting point at Dimbu Morii. 

Difficulty level: Leisurely / Length: 8.5 km / Incline: 550 m / Decline: 550 m / Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Transfer to Bucharest

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After your walk in the Piatra Mare Mountains you will continue to Bucharest, which will be your base for the remainder of your time in Romania. Upon arrival, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure to settle in.

Accommodation

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3 star hotel in Bucharest (2 nights)
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Bucharest

Bucharest City Tour

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Today you will explore Bucharest during a half-day guided walking tour. Bucharest’s old city centre is well known for its wide Parisian-style boulevards and fascinating Pre-World War I buildings that gave the city the nickname of “Little Paris” in the 1900’s.

At Leisure

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Spend your afternoon at leisure strolling along Calea Victoriei, Bucharest’s most famous avenue where the beautiful Romanian Athenaeum, the Royal Palace and the Revolution Square are located. In the evening, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant is included.

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Return home

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Enjoy some time at leisure in Bucharest for any last minute sightseeing or shopping before a transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, to Bucharest airport for your return flight home.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each countries entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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