Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania


Transylvania, ‘The Land Beyond the Forest’, is by far the best-known region in Romania but is much more than just vampires. It is an ancient land of wild mountains, picturesque villages, carnivorous predators, forested valleys, vibrant Roma communities and medieval towns.

Transylvania is home to over 150 fortified churches, standing as a testament to nearly 900 years of Saxon inhabitation. The Saxon villages throughout Transylvania have some wonderful boutique hotels, such as Viscri 125, from where it is possible to explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bicycle or even try your hand at truffle hunting.

Staying in guesthouse accommodation gives a real feel for local culture and a great opportunity to sample traditional cuisine and home-distilled alcohol.

Biertan, Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, Romania
Transylvania, Romania
Corvinilor Castle, Transylvania, Romania
Transylvania, Romania

A place to sink your teeth into

The main towns of Bucharest, Brasov and Sibiu offer urban comforts and sophisticated hotels however to really get a taste of Transylvania, stay in a village house and watch the evening cow parade or the regular traffic of oxen-pulled carts, wandering wild horses and trailers piled high with hay.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Black Church in Old Town Square, Romania

The Black Church

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Carpathian Mountains, Romania

Carpathian Mountains

Hike in the Carpathian Mountains and enjoy the local flora and fauna.

Corvinilor Castle, Transylvania, Romania

Corvinilor Castle

Visit one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe.

Turda Salt Mine, Underground Lake, Romania

Turda Salt Mine

Visit the Turda Salt Mine, which dates from Roman times and is Europe’s most surprising and unique underground attaraction.

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