Bus Tours From Bucharest to Transylvania

Bus Tours From Bucharest to Transylvania
Romania may not be the first country you think of when you think of outdoor recreation, but this country has excellent skiing, hiking and mountain biking, among other options. Much of Romania's best recreation is in the Transylvania region, legendary home of Dracula. Most flights to Romania, however, land in the capital Bucharest. Unless you're confident of your ability to dodge horse carts on narrow roads, you might consider one of the bus tours below as a way to get from Bucharest to Transylvania.

Delta Travel: Transylvania Tour

Your eight-day tour begins in Bucharest, where you board your bus for Sibiu. That evening you'll take a walking tour of the city's churches and architecture. In the next week, you'll visit the Brukental Museum, monasteries and churches in the medieval town of Sighisoara, reputed to be the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. At the end of the week you'll visit the well-preserved Bran Castle, whose associations with Vlad are more legend than history. After a morning trip to a medieval Saxon fortress, you'll return to Bucharest. The tour cost includes accommodation in three-star (or best available) hotels, half board and a tour guide.

Str. 11 Lunie, Nr.11, Ap. 1
Sector 4, Bucharest
011 (40) 213 355 313
(When dialing from outside the United States and Canada, dial 00 instead of 011)


Crystal Holidays: Transylvania Discovery Tour

Your English-speaking Romanian guide meets you at Bucharest's Otopeni Airport to begin this tour. Your first day includes a tour of Bucharest's wide boulevards and palaces before you head off for the oil town of Pitesti. After a visit to Sighisoara, you'll stop at several of Romania's most beautiful monasteries, then continue to Brasov. Here you'll make the obligatory stop at the famous Bran Castle, then visit the less-famous Peles Castle, which was once the summer home of Romania's royal family. The next day, enjoy Bucharest's architectural beauty before catching your flight home. The tour cost includes coach transfers, a tour guide and three-star accommodations throughout.

King's Place
12-42 Wood St
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JY
United Kingdom
011 (44) 871 231 5661
(When dialing from outside the United States and Canada, dial 00 instead of 011)

Adventure Transylvania: the Dracula Tour

Adventure Transylvania offers several tours to the region, many of which involve hiking, mountain biking or skiing. This tour is more bus-based, although it does include walking at historical sites. You begin in Bucharest, where you'll be transferred to a hotel from the airport. The next day you'll tour Bucharest, then drive to Targoviste to visit the medieval ruins of the royal court there. The tour then takes you to Dracula's real castle, in which Prince Vlad the Impaler was once besieged by the Turks. The next two days include visits to Sighisoara and Bran Castle before transferring to the Bucharest airport for your flight home. The tour cost includes all transfers, entrance fees, an English-speaking guide, accommodations each night and all meals. If you want more excitement, try Adventure Transylvania's Halloween Dracula Tour.

Diversis Travel Ltd
Petofi Sandor 24, Satu Mare
Romania 440026
+1 360-851-4444


Article Written By Andrew Cockerham

Andrew Cockerham is a world traveler and perpetual student with He has been writing since 1999. His work has appeared in "The Gadfly," an annual literary journal, and "Spectrum." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from Walla Walla University.

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