Transylvania holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Medieval cities, romantic castles, high roofed churches, secret gateways, wooded valleys and majestic mountain peaks – welcome to Transylvania. It looks like a fairytale land, and with the fascinating folklore, colourful costumes and welcoming demeanor of its inhabitants, it even acts like a fairy tale land! A Transylania holiday is chance to experience this wonderful unspoilt province for yourself.
Transylvania holiday accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from €36 - €49 per person per night
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
B&B in Transylvania, from €36 per person per night
Family holiday in Romania, tailor made
Discover Romania through its traditions with your family, from €649 (4 days) ex flights
Transylvania holiday, Romania
Wonderful walking experience - and the best of Transylvania, from €995 - €1480 (9 days) ex flights
Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made
Stay in a beautiful Transylvanian Castle, from £649 - £749 (6 days) ex flights
Romania holiday, Discover Romania
A superb trip around the best of Romania, from €1020 - €1385 (8 days) ex flights
Halloween tour in Transylvania
Take a fascinating and historical tour in Transylvania, from £499 (3 days) ex flights
Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania
Choice of 3 cultural tours of Transylvania, from £1090 - £1398 (7 days) ex flights
Horse riding holiday in Romania
An eco-horse riding facility in Transylvania, from £700 (7 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £1079 - £1119 (8 days) inc UK flights
Romania walking holidays
Explore the best kept secret of Transylvania: Trascau Mountains, from €550 (7 days) ex flights
Transylvania holiday, Dracula tours in Romania
Follow the steps of Harker in search of count Dracula, from £1099 (7 days) ex flights
Transylvania bed and breakfast accommodation
Carefully restored 18th century Saxon village house, from €36 per person per night
Horse riding holidays in Transylvania
Enjoy great riding in Transylvania's stunning scenery, from €1000 (6 days) ex flights
Transylvania cycling holidays
Cycle through incredible Transylvanian rural landscapes, from €699 (8 days) ex flights
Motorbike tours in Romania
Join us on a motorbike ride in Transylvania, Dracula's land, from €989 (7 days) ex flights
Romania small group holiday
Family escape in the highlands of the Apuseni Mountains., from €690 (6 days) ex flights
Godeanu park motor bike day tour, Romania
Off-road bike trip; hard enduro in Transylvania, from €100 - €106 per day (1 day)
Transylvania winter holiday in Romania
Explore Transylvania’s wintery charms, history and folklore, from £1349 (8 days) inc UK flights
Ski touring holiday in Romania
Enjoy pure winter on touring skis., from €750 (8 days) ex flights
Romania walking holiday, Along the Enchanted Way tour
Explore the stunning scenery of remote Romania, from £1725 (10 days) ex flights
Romania holiday, Bears Cave and Apuseni Mountains
Explore the underground gems of Western Carpathians., from €655 (7 days) ex flights
Discover Transylvania holiday
Travel to a land that time forgot, from £920 (11 days) ex flights
Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta
Village stays, painted monasteries and wildlife in the delta, from £1699 (14 days) ex flights
Romania cycling holiday
Pedal to the heart of the Apuseni Mountains., from €885 (8 days) ex flights
Romania holiday, Transylvania and its Saxon heritage
Medieval Villages and Countryside, the Best of Transylvania, from €1750 (9 days) ex flights
Romania tour, Return to Nature and Traditions
Travel back in time in the famous Maramures region, from €845 (8 days) ex flights
Romania walking holiday, self guided
Take a walk through the heart of Transylvania, from £539 (8 days) ex flights
Transylvania rural accommodation, Romania
Accommodation and culinary experience in Transylvania, from RON165 - RON245 per person per night
Transylvania walking holiday
A scenic walking tour of Transylvania, from €640 (7 days) ex flights

103 reviews for Transylvania holidays4 star overall rating

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Romania holiday, Discover Romania
Memorable parts? There were 3 distinct parts to the holiday - first the Saxon Villages & Churches in Transylvania (staying in Viscri was a highlight), then to beautiful Maramures with the wooden Churches (Popica Farm was another memorable place to stay) & finally to Bucovina with its stunning painted monasteries. Tips? Thoroughly to be recommended. It was ideal to be driven round by a delightful, English speaking, knowledgeable & intelligent Romanian guide. We greatly enjoyed staying... (more)Caroline Bott
From €1020 - €1385 excluding flights
Transylvania holiday accommodation
We had an amazing time and will be returning. It was the perfect place... (more)martin davis
An unforgettable holiday in a remote region of Europe. (more)Gerhard Loupal
It was all brilliant. Fantastic staff, extremely well looked after. The tour guides were great, the scenery amazing and the chance to see crafts being maintained was lovely. (more)Karen Booth
From €36 - €49 per person per night
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Absolutely excellent, awesome experience, briliant hospitality from the local agent and excellent guiding. Very good accomodation that exceeded our expectations. Very friendly group of travellers that really gelled through the holiday. Will certainly be considering other holidays from this operator for the future. Our 16 year old daughter had a brilliant time too. (more)Stephen Miller
An excellent holiday, a good destination and range of activities. One of the best group holidays I have been on, everyone got on well from the start... I would say that the holiday was sensitive to the environment and local culture and gave a good insight into rural Romania. (more)Sheila Knight
Stunning views, great group, friendly locals. (more)Claire Irving
From £1079 - £1119 including UK flights
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
Excellent...The stay at the guest house- amazing! The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble at all. The tour guides were outstanding. (more)Margaret Da costa
The most memorable part was the gorge walk and bat caves, it was magical in the winter with a full snow covering...Excellent a most memorable holiday... (more)Lois Carrington King
B****y BRILLIANT!!! Only reason it is not 5 * below is because it is hard to decide if it the very best because all our holidays are different, but it is definitely up there with the best. (more)Isobel Healy
From €36 per person per night
Transylvania bed and breakfast accommodation
I would love to go back and do a horse-riding trip with the countess as the best way to see Transylvania close up!...It was absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to go back! (more)Jan Barden
We loved it. Romania was something of a revelation, so many people thought we were a bit crazy to go to a country that tends to have a bad press, but we came across no problems whatsoever, it was one of the smoothest holidays in terms of organisation we have had. We hope to return and maybe stay in one of the Saxon villages next time. (more)Liz Pritchard
Fabulous. It was very interesting, we met some wonderful people and I came home feeling the most relaxed I had ever felt after a holiday. There is a small part of my heart left in Miklosvar and I will certainly return again one day. (more)Heidi Fuller
From €36 per person per night
Transylvania walking holiday
It was wonderful. I was able to explore the scenery, the history and even meet some of the local people. The small number of people made the tours feel much more personal and the staff were warm and friendly. (more)Elizabeth Long
There were several very memorable aspects to my holidays. The walks/hikes and scenery in Romania was absolutely fantastic. I have never seen anything like it before.The scenery was stunning and the wild life even more stunning. (more)Sue Jennings
This holiday was fabulous - it was extremely relaxing being so far from civilisation. It was possible to walk all day and see hardly anybody. The food was excellent (huge quantities) and so was the local wine, beer and brandy (also plentiful!) (more)Alison Lawrence
From €640 excluding flights
Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made
The best thing was sharing a meal with local villagers and expressing our gratitude at their hospitality and abilities to be self sustainable in a beautiful part of the world (more)Ariana Sorensen
It was a wonderful holiday leaving behind the stress of our modern day lifestyles. Healthy environment, good food and a chance to enjoy nature at its best. a cultural escape into a beautiful area! (more)Jacqueline denbow
It was a magical holiday. The people we met were so generous and helpful. The Romanian countryside is completely unspoiled and takes you back in time; and the culture in Transylvania is stunning. (more)Calire Taylor
From £649 - £749 excluding flights
Horse riding holidays in Transylvania
Memorable parts? The beautiful countryside. Tips? Bring some fly spray for the horses. Local benefits? Yes to both. Overall rating? Excellent - amazing scenery, very good horses, lovely people and very good value for money. (more)Kate Wilkins
From €1000 excluding flights
Family holiday in Romania, tailor made
Memorable parts? To quote my son, when asked the same question... I liked all of it!! However, if I have to chose particular moments... Getting a feel for the rhythm of village life on a glorious spring morning in Biertan, taking an evening stroll alongside the locals in Brasov and making it to the top of the 1426 steps (my younger son counted!) to see the view from Poienari Citadel. Tips? We went to Romania in Spring and I would recommend going there at Easter (which is a little... (more)Jo Murray
From €649 excluding flights
Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania
Absolutely amazing. The company who ran the tour were incredible- friendly, helpful, they bent over backwards to make sure I had everything I needed. My guide had incredible knowledge and was so friendly and helpful... I could not recommend this more highly! (more)Shellie May
I enjoyed all of it, I have to say. In particular, visiting Sighisoara and Sibiu brings back nice memories. Sighisoara for the medieval experience and the luck of arriving there in the middle of a festival. (more)Roxana Radulescu
From £1090 - £1398 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in Romania
I enjoyed my holiday. I travelled on my own and was part of a very friendly group. The horses were lovely, the food excellent and the setting fantastically beautiful and unspoilt. (more)Lorna Newbrook
Galloping full tilt over the open grasslands of Transylvania was most memorable...Excellent - with a real sense of achievement for having stood the distance! (more)Jane Henderson
Excellent... Riding in the snow, skiiing, visit to Bran castle were most memorable. (more)Anna Faure
From £700 excluding flights
Transylvania holiday, Romania
Memorable parts? Romania is a very beautiful country and it was exciting to visit it in spring when everything was in bloom and the landscape was turning to green. It was also wonderful to be outside of Bucaresti and we feel that we got a better picture of everything because we were able to see places like Sigisoara and Sibiu. Tips? You must be prepared for both the poverty and the astounding amount of garbage and rubbish that is everywhere. Hotels were generally good although the... (more)Anne Letain
From €995 - €1480 excluding flights
Motorbike tours in Romania
Memorable parts? Riding in the snow. Tips? Be a bit later in the year when winter fully over. Local benefits? Yes very much. Overall rating? Awesome. (more)Tim Funston
From €989 excluding flights
Discover Transylvania holiday
Memorable parts? The hike to the ridge to see the shepherds. Tips? Stay for as long as possible at Zalanpatak, which is the most remote location but has the best food and the most helpful staff. Miklosvar is also a good location but one got the feeling that the staff were not really that "interested". Horse riding is only possible for older / experienced riders. Local benefits? Conversations with our guide certainly improved our awareness of some of the conservation issues.... (more)Nigel Kieser
From £920 excluding flights
Transylvania guest house accommodation
Memorable parts? The villages were very traditional with horses, cattle and other animals walking past with their owners without a care in the world. It was most humbling. Tips? Not suitable for vegetarians and be prepared to try everything. Local benefits? Yes, the trust was formed for that very reason and the locals kept the cottage as well as cooked for us. They also employed a local student to act as our guide for the day which s highly recommended so we got a locals... (more)Annitta Engel
From £30 - £48 per double room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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Find out more about Transylvania by reading these articles.

"It was 1987. Ceausescu and his Securitate still had Romania in their clutches; in fact most Romanians at that time probably could not remember life to ever have been different from what it was then. But some elderly people in the small transylvanian village of Köröspatak (Valea Crisului) could, all of a sudden. A face had brought back memories long buried, the face of my father entering the local catholic church at 6.30 in the morning. Surely it could not be, they must have thought - not the Count, he couldn't even have gotten into the country, could he, and if he did why would he choose to attend the early morning mass at sunrise. Yet word got around in the village and they crowded in front of the church entrance. When we came out, dozens of people first stared, then started weeping, grinning, kissing my fathers hands, and thanking the Lord for having kept them alive to witness this moment. Not that they knew him. They knew my grandfather. My father, his son, left the country at the age of eight. Yet they recognized him for what he was - the son of the last Count Kálnoky to live in Köröspatak, trying to carve out a living amid ever worsening economic conditions, trying to keep the village alive, until he had to flee when Nazi Intelligence realized he was working against the fascist regime. Later, the communists expropriated everything he had owned and my family had to leave Central Europe for good, as it then seemed. But back to the events in the village in 1987: As half of the village had gathered around us and accompanied us to have a look at our former home which then was used as grain storage and local Party headquarters, word came that a column of cars was approaching the village from the district capital, Sf. Gheorghe. This could only mean one thing: The Securitate came to check what was happening. Following an almost imperceptible gesture of my father, the villagers vanished into their houses, we hopped into our 4x4 and left the village by a forest track through the hills to Miklosvar. The Securitate questioned the villagers repeatedly for several months, but nobody seemed to know who these mysterious foreigners had been." Find out more about the Count in this Transylvania holidays article.
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