One Day in Transylvania
10% discount for booking 40 days in advance
Transylvania is a magic land. It’s magic by its diversity, by its history, by its people.
This one day trip takes us to the southwestern part of Transylvania, giving us the chance to see the ruins of an ancient city, one of the oldest churches in Romania, a very picturesque Gothic castle and the ruins of a Middle Age fortress set on the top of a hill.
We depart from Timisoara in the morning around 8:30, and, after we cross the Carpathians, we arrive in Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa – this was the full name of the ancient capital build by Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century, after they’ve conquered more than half of today Romania. We can see the ruins of the ancient amphitheater, the ruins of the city and we can visit the small museum holding a lot of the objects excavated here.
Second stop is Densus. Here we’ll visit St. Nicholas’ Church, one of the oldest and strangest in Romania. If the priest is around, we’ll visit the church also inside.
Next stop is Hunedoara, the hometown of Joannes Corvinus (Ioan de Hunedoara). In the 15th century he was the governor of Transylvania, an important military leader, and the greatest fighter against the Ottomans of his time. His castle is the biggest Gothic civil building in southeastern Europe. We’ll have the opportunity to visit Corvins’ Castle from the council room to the torture chamber . Time for lunch in a nice restaurant before or after visiting the castle.
Last stop is in Deva, to see the ruins of the fortress set on the top of a volcanic hill. The view from the fortress is remarkable.
We drive back to Timisoara, where we arrive around 8-9 PM, depending on the traffic conditions
Transportation by car/minivan is included. You will be picked-up and dropped-of at your hotel.
Not included in the price: lunch, entrance fee for Sarmizegetusa (14 lei / pers.), entrance fee for Corvins’ Castle (30 lei / pers., depending on the season), cable car ticket for Deva Fortress (20 lei / pers.) – optional, as we can enter the fortress hiking the hill.
Don’t forget your walking shoes, comfortable clothes and your good mood 🙂 .
Book in advance
Why is important booking in advance? Most of the tourists in Timisoara are searching information about trips only few days before the arrival or even after. In this conditions is difficult organizing shared tours in such short notice. A small group means higher price for tourists. Sometimes, when some tourists want to join a small group already formed, they can’t do it because there is no availability for van in short notice. So, booking in advance is best for everybody.
For the private tours – 195 EUR / tour (up to 3 persons)
For the scheduled tours (check the dates listed below)
– 165 eur / 1 person,
– 180 euros / 2 persons,
– 65 euros / person for 3 or more persons
For the scheduled tours, you’ll get 10% discount for booking 40 days in advance
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