Treasure tour in the heart of Transylvania: 4 days of history and adventure

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This 4-day tour is an adventure into the heart of Transylvania, the land of legends and breathtaking landscapes. You'll delve into the grandeur of Corvin Castle, one of the most impressive medieval fortresses in Europe, explore the fascinating history of Hunedoara and be captivated by the grandeur of Deva Fortress, overlooking the city from its heights.

You will breathe fresh mountain air at Lake Cinciș, an oasis of peace and relaxation. And if you're passionate about nature, an optional trip to the Apuseni Nature Park will reveal mystical caves, spectacular gorges and hidden wonders of the mountains.

Enjoy a complete experience, combining history, the medieval charm of old towns and the natural beauty of Transylvania. Choose the "Treasures in the heart of Transylvania" tour and create unforgettable memories!

What are you mainly visiting on this tour?

  • Lake Cinciș
  • Corvin Castle
  • Hunedoara
  • Deva Fortress

Tips

  • Book your accommodation in advance, especially during the tourist season.
  • Buy a tourist card to get discounts on entry to tourist attractions.
  • Try traditional Romanian dishes such as sarmalele, mămăliga and papanașii.
  • Don't forget to take suitable all-weather clothing with you.

 

Recommendations

  • Clothes: Bring comfortable clothes for hikes and outdoor visits, as well as dressier clothes for the festive dinner.
  • Footwear: Bring comfortable footwear for walking, as well as a dressier pair of shoes for the evening.
  • Other: Bring an umbrella or raincoat, a bottle of water, sunscreen and a first aid kit.

Here is an estimated budget for the "Treasures from the Heart of Transylvania" tour, with hypothetical departure from Bucharest (you can adjust according to the transport costs in your locality):

Transport costs:

  • Fuel (petrol/motor fuel): approx. 300 - 400 RON (depending on the place of departure, car consumption, fuel price). On this tour, except for the transport from the departure town to Deva, you should not spend more than 100 RON on fuel.
  • Road tax (Vigneta): 50-70 RON
  • Parking: 20-40 RON/day, depending on parking spaces.

Accommodation costs (for 3 nights):

  • Hunedoara: 150 - 300 RON/night (possibility of more affordable hostels or more expensive hotels)
  • Deva: 150 - 300 RON/night

Entrance fees to tourist attractions:

  • Corvin Castle: 45 RON/adult, 11 lei children, 23 lei pensioners
  • Devei Fortress: free + 20 RON/adult, 10 RON pensioners, children (cable car if you use it)
  • Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization Hunedoara: 22 RON/adult, 4.4 RON children
  • Muierilor Cave (optional): 20 RON/adult, 10 lei children/pensioners
  • Other targets (optional): prices vary, allow 20-30 RON/target

Meal costs:

  • Breakfast: 20 - 30 RON/person/day
  • Lunch: 30 - 50 RON/person/day
  • Dinner: 40 - 60 RON/person/day

Estimated total per person (without shopping or extra activities):

  • Low budget version: 1000 - 1300 RON
  • Medium comfort version: 1400 - 1800 RON

Saving tips:

  • Look for accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Take snacks to go to avoid buying during visits.
  • Opt for less touristy local restaurants where prices are more affordable.
  • Book your transport and accommodation in advance, especially in peak season.

Note: This budget is an estimate and may vary depending on personal preferences, place of departure, time of year and price fluctuations.

Price Excludes
Transport
Tickets
Food
Accommodation
Fuel
Car rental

Travel Styles

Nature & Adventure
Independent

Budget

200 - 299 euro
300 - 399 euro

Season

Spring
Summer
Winter
Whenever
Autumn

Group type

Families with children's
Couples
Solo
Friends
Seniors

Topic

Cultural
Historical
Gastronomy

Exploring type

Walk
Mandatory to go by car
Itinerary

Morning: Arrival at Lake Cinciș, an oasis of calm surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the lakeshore, admire the spectacular views and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
Afternoon: Visit the Corvin Castle, a medieval architectural masterpiece and one of the most impressive castles in Romania. Explore its mysterious chambers, climb the Black Tower and discover the fascinating legends associated with the place.
Home in Hunedoara, where you can relax after a day full of impressions.

Morning: Visit the town of Hunedoara, an old steel centre with a rich history. Discover the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation, admire the Church of St Nicholas and stroll through the historic city centre.
Afternoon: Take a trip to Devei Fortress, an imposing fortress on a volcanic hill. Climb the fortress walls, visit the history museum and admire the panorama of Deva.
Drive to Deva, where you can enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner.

Optional: Day trip to the Apuseni Nature Park, a protected area with unique biodiversity. Visit the Muierilor Cave, Turzii Gorge, Scarișoara Glacier and other natural wonders of the area.
Evening: Relax at a spa or thermal pool in the area.

Departure home with unforgettable memories from the heart of Transylvania.

Prislop Monastery
Brad Gold Museum
Costesti-Cetatuie Dacian Fortress
Magna Curia Palace
Ghelari Cathedral

FAQs

The tour is open to all who wish to explore the beauty of Transylvania and discover the hidden treasures of this fascinating region. There are no age or fitness restrictions.

The tour is completely free! We do not charge any participation fee and it is permanently available on this website.

Visits to Corvin Castle, Deva Fortress, Museum of the Dacian and Roman Civilization Hunedoara, excursions to Lake Cinciș and optional a day trip to the Apuseni Natural Park. Tickets or transport are not included.

Lunches, dinners, personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, etc. are not included in the tour price. Also, we do not take care of individual transport from your place of residence to the starting point of the tour and back.

The tour is self-guided. You can have this web page available at the time of travel for further information.

We recommend bringing comfortable clothes for hiking and outdoor visits, as well as dressier clothes for the festive dinner. Also bring comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or raincoat, a bottle of water, sunscreen and a first aid kit.

For more information, please contact us at the email address at the bottom of this page.

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