May 5, 2014
May 5, 2014

Transylvania is a a historical region in the central part of Romania, a place full of history and it was the cradle of Dacian civilization because the core of the Dacian Kingdom used to be in the Orastie Mountains. The Roman capital of the former Dacian Kingdom was at Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana Augusta and which, together with Dacia Sarmizegetusa from Gradistea de Munte, formed a complex of sanctuaries that still exist today and is considered to be the first astronomical observatory in Romania.

An important tourist attraction associated with Transylvania is the legend of Count Dracula. This legend has its origins in the ancient history of Romania as there was once a Prince by the name of Vlad Dracul (=the Devil) and who was called Tepes (=the Impaler) by the people because he used to punish his enemies and those who committed crimes by impaling them. Today the Bran Castle is visited by thousands of tourists who think of it as being Dracula’s Castle.

The tourist potential of Transylvania does not just stop with the legend of Dracula. Here we can also find many tourist resorts and thermal spas, wonderful landscapes, architectural and archaeological landmarks.

Our agency organizes a variety of trips with different themes: historical research, relaxation trips and even trips on which tourists can practice winter sports. Among the places you can visit during our organized trips we can suggest the resorts of Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Stana de Vale, Sovata, Baile Felix, Baile 1 Mai, Baile Bazna, Paltinis etc.

Bran Castle is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on DN73 and it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker‘s Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad Dracul, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula.The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.

 Sighișoara is asmall medieval fortified city. It has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Each year, a Medieval Festival takes place in the old citadel in July. The city played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighișoara became one of the most important cities of Transylvania, with artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire visiting the settlement The houses inside Sighișoara Citadel show the main features of a craftsmen’s town. However, there are some houses that belonged to the former patriciate, like the Venetian House and the House with Antlers.Poiana Braşov is the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist centre preferred by many tourists. In 2013, it hosted figure skating, alpine skiing and speed skating in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival. It is located at about 1,020 meters  above sea level near the city of Braşov and it is easily accessible by road.Corvin Castle is a GothicRenaissance castle  laid out in 1446, when construction began at the orders of  Iancu de Hunedoara. It features tall and strong defence towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. In the castle yard, near the 15th-century chapel, there is a well 30 meters deep. According to the legend, this fountain was dug by twelve Turkish prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means “you have water, but not soul”.

The culinary specialties of this area are unique and when combined with the local wines can turn even a simple meal into a very pleasant experience.

The woodland areas of Transylvania, the green hills and the welcoming locals eager to tell you a legend from their village turn a simple two or more day trip into a real therapy which brings joy to your soul and relaxes your body.