Magical Christmas Fairs
You will be driven on magic roads, crossing the Carpathian mountains, towards fascinating Transylvania. Taste the local Christmas fairs specialties and enjoy a glass of mulled wine in this unforgettable winter experience!
Romania is the second largest Ortodox country in the world and Romanian people have amazing traditions for their most important holiday of the year. Book with us and discover them in a spectacular winter trip through Romania’s most beautiful Christmas fairs, in the country’s largest cities. You will be driven on magic roads, crossing the Carpathian Mountains, towards fascinating Transylvania. Here you will have the opportunity to visit some of its most interesting cities: Sibiu, Brasov, Cluj and Sighisoara. Taste the local Christmas specialties and enjoy a glass of mulled wine in this unforgettable winter experience!
A warm welcome to Romania will be extended to you by your certified guide, upon meeting you on Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport. Depending on your arrival flight, after check in, you can enjoy a short tour of Bucharest and a visit to the Christmas fair. In the evening, get yourself prepared for your winter adventure in Transylvania!
We start the day early, as there will be a long road ahead of us, towards the beautiful city of Sibiu.
We will cross the mountains through Olt Valley, a spectacular road, and will visit one of the most important monasteries in Romania, at Cozia. Romania has rich Ortodox legacy and most of the brave Vallachian princes were building churches following important victories or other major events in their life.
Continuing our journey, we will arrive in Sibiu, where we will enjoy a traditional lunch. After we relax a bit in the hotel, get ready for an evening walking tour of the city, which will include the following landmarks: the Stairs Passage, Huet Square, Evangelical Church, Liars’ bridge, Small Square, Council Tower and The Big Square - where usually the Christmas Fair is organized. Dinner at your choice in one of the many restaurants in Sibiu.
Today we go deeper into the heart of Transylvania and we stop on our way in Alba Iulia.
It is a city of major significance to Romanians, as it was both a Roman Legion base, a medieval citadel, as well as the city of the Great Union and the place of King’s Ferdinand coronation, which took place here in 1922.
After a tour of the fortress and a delicious lunch, we will head towards Cluj Napoca, where we will spend the night. The city has a very interesting history, as it hosted the largest Hungarian community in Romania for many centuries, as the historical capital of Transylvania. Today it impresses its visitors with its unique baroque architecture that can be admired on most of the buildings in the city center. The most important place in the city is the Union Square, dominated by Saint Mihail Cathedral, a stunning Gothic church built in the 15th century.
After a few hours of rest at the hotel, we start our city tour, visiting the Christmas Fair, considered the most beautiful in the country.
After a nice rest and a good breakfast, we start to get in shape for another exciting day.
Driving through the snow, we head towards Turda Salt Mine, ranked by many international publications as one of the most interesting underground sites in the world. The salt mine, which dates back to the 17th century, was used for everything from cheese storage to a bomb shelter, in the Second World War. Today it has been transformed into an incredible underground theme park, where you can find an underground lake with paddle and row boats, a bowling alley, and amphitheater and even a Ferris wheel.
We will end the day in Sighisoara, probably the best-preserved medieval citadel in Europe, still inhabited in our days and part of UNESCO World Heritage sites. With its Saxon architecture, cobbled streets and vivid colored houses, the city reminds you about the medieval times of the 13th century.
In the evening we will take a tour of the citadel, admire Christmas decorations.
Continuing our winter adventure, we drive South and visit an unique Saxon village, much loved by Prince Charles: Viscri. Due to its location, on a secondary road, behind the hills, the village was bypassed by invaders. Thus it managed to keep its local architecture, as well as its traditions, unchanged. Here we will see one of the best-preserved rural fortification in Transylvania.
Second on our list for today is the famous Bran Castle, better know as Dracula's Castle. You will find the reality behind the legend, but have some garlic in your pockets, too!
In the evening we will arrive in the beautiful city of Brasov. Located right at the edge of the forest, the city was in the past the richest city in Transylvania - and this can be seen in its impressive architecture. After we check in at the hotel, we will go for a tour of the city and visit the Christmas fair, our last for this tour.
I know it is the last day of the tour, but we still have one more beautiful place to visit before returning to Bucharest.
A winter tour in Romania can not be without a visit to the famous Peles Castles, the summer residence of Romanian Royal Family.
After 6 days spent in Transylvania, discovering local food, people and their traditions, you can now tell all your friends your own Romanian story!
- The fairytale-like Peles Castle and the mysterious Bran Castle
- Brasov, one of the most important medieval cities in Romania
- Sighisoara, one of best preserved inhabited citadels in Europe
- Cluj-Napoca, the unofficial capital of Transylvania
- Turda Salt Mine, an mysterious underground world
- Sibiu, Europe Cultural capital in 2007
- Alba Iulia, largest Vauban citadel in Romania, and place of the Great Union (1918)
- Small group of max. 6 persons
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
- Certified English-speaker guide
- Airport pick-up, drop off
- 5 nights of accommodation in 3 - 4-stars hotel or equivalent, in double room
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Tasting of local wines
- Flight tickets to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
- Beverages for lunch and dinner
- Photo/video taxes
- Hotel extra services (e.g. minibar, massage, room service, etc.)
- Extra night in Bucharest
- Dates available: 16 - 19.Dec. 2021
- For your flexibility, tour is also available as PRIVATE TOUR. Please contact us for more details.
- Price available for groups of minimum 6 persons
- Children below 6 years old receive 50% discount
- Booking this tour requires full prepayment at the moment of booking
- Flexible cancellation policy
- Special price for bookings made until 31.March.2021