Family Activity Holiday in Transylvania

Castles, hiking, wildlife & great food.

About Family Activity Holiday in Transylvania


A small group trip specifically designed for families - countryside activities, wildlife encounters and plenty of Transylvanian castles.

START / FINISH - Bucharest

Activity code: ROFAM01

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

** also available as a tailor-made trip throughout the year

The Transylvania Family Holiday package is an ideal way for you to enjoy the whole experience of travelling to Romania together as a family unit. This attention to the needs of a family begins with a choice of family-friendly accommodation such as good quality family-run guest houses and small hotels. In our opinion, the smaller and more traditional places to stay are a great way to meet the local people and to experience the incredible variety of Romanian culture and countryside activities on offer.

We have designed the holiday to be flexible so that we can meet the needs of most families, this means there is a fabulous choice of activities, some are included and others can be pre-booked as part of the holiday itinerary. The most popular are guided city tours, guided day hikes with home-made picnic lunch, 4WD tours of the mountain villages, traditional cookery classes, encounters with wildlife such as bears, visiting castles and much more....

The version on this page is based upon a superb guest house in Zarnesti (near Bran) and includes a private city tour, a guided day hike, cookery class and all private transfers between locations.

Highlights of the Transylvania Family Holiday:

  • Stunning countryside all around you in the foothills of the Carpathians.
  • Castles, Gothic towns & fortified churches to explore.
  • Visit to the Bear Sanctuary
  • Walking trails through traditional farming and mountain scenery.
  • A visit to the Libearty Sanctuary plus opportunity to see bears in the wild.
  • Great home-grown and cooked food.
  • Drive along the incredible Transfagarasan Highway (August departure only)


  • May 25th, 2019 - Available
  • August 3rd, 2019 - Available

2020 departures - on request.

The above departures are small groups but we can arrange this holiday for any reasonable date between April and end of October as a Private Journey for a minimum of 4 persons.

What's included in your Transylvania Family Activity Holiday?

  • All transport during tour provided in comfortable modern vehicles with a/c
  • Professional English-speaking guide and assistance throughout
  • 4 nights on HB at the fabulous Hora cu Brazi in Zarnesti
  • 2 nights on B&B at a small hotel in the centre of historic Sibiu
  • 1 night on B&B in the centre of Bucharest
  • Dinner in traditional restaurant in Sibiu
  • Guided Tours of Brasov and Sibiu
  • Excursion to the castles of Bran, Rasnov and Peles.
  • Guided day hike from Zarnesti.
  • Cookery class at Hora cu Brazi
  • Visit to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary
  • Admission fees to museums, monasteries and castles
  • Optional extra activities.
  • All taxes, full 24hr representative services.

NB: Flights are available to book through us with a wide range of airlines, from various UK airports. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will be fully ATOL protected.


Flights can be booked to match exactly with this tour, please contact us for best current prices and full details or, of course, to arrive early or extend your stay.

Note on Rediscover Group Tours: Rediscover the World is committed to providing unique and carefully thought out small group tours that combine the highlights of the country together with some of the lesser-known wonders. Running a limited number of departures a year, we opt for quality rather than quantity. Our guides think about the whole experience and will use their experience to allow you into the homes of the locals and many of the lesser-known places that will make your trip unique. We believe that a small group size is imperative for this kind of travel and we therefore keep our maximum number to 16/17 (i.e. an average of four families travelling).

Contact us now to book this Small Group or a Private Tour for any dates.


  • Day 1 - arrival, transfer to Transylvania.

    Fly into Bucharest International Airport. On arrival meet your guide and drive north through the stunning Prahova Valley to Predeal where your journey takes a smaller road over the mountain pass to Rasnov and on to your base for the next few days, the traditional village of Zarnesti.

    Your hosts at the fabulous Hora cu Brazi guest house will provide a warm welcome and after check-in a delicious home-cooked dinner. A short briefing meeting with your guide follows and then time to properly relax and settle in ahead of the activities and adventures to come.

    • stay 4 nights on half board basis.

  • Days 2, 3, 4 - activities and exploration in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.

    Time to make the most of your time in this mysterious corner of Transylvania.

    Depending upon weather forecasts, days of the week and any local festivals the next three days are devoted to the following:

    • Castle visits - Bran (Dracula's castle) & Rasnov Fortress
    • Peles Castle in Sinaia with optional wine tasting at nearby Rhein Cellars
    • Guided hike with picnic lunch in the local hills and forest
    • Visit to Libearty Sanctuary just outside Zarnesti
    • Cookery class, including time to explore locally-grown ingredients
    • Sightseeing in Brasov, including funicular ride (optional visit to Prejmer fortified church)

  • Days 5 & 6 - Sibiu

    Leisurely breakfast and possibly more activities in morning.

    Drive from Zarnesti to Sibiu in afternoon and stay in small traditional hotel in historic old town (2 nights on B&B basis). Dinner in a local restaurant overlooking the square (or in the cellar).

    A morning sightseeing tour of Sibiu followed by free time for some shopping or further independent sightseeing; optional visit to the Museum of Steam Locomotives.

    Day 6 - free evening to explore and choose your own dinner (lots of choice in Sibiu).

    • stay 2 nights in Sibiu on B&B basis

    ** May departure - partial drive along Transfagarasan Highway and cable car to Balea Lake.

  • Day 7 - Transfagarasan Highway

    • May departure - scenic drive through Olt Valley.
    • August departure - drive along Transfagarasan Highway with sightseeing stops at Balea Lake and other scenic spots.

    - on to Curtea de Arges to visit monastery then final drive to Bucharest

    - stay at hotel in city centre - 1nt B&B

    - traditional dinner can be arranged for group on request.

  • Day 8 - Bucharest City, departure

    After breakfast a walking tour of the main sights of central Bucharest's old city followed by a wander down the tree-lined avenue to the Palace of the Parliament (optional tour of interior).

    After lunch departure transfer to Bucharest Airport for flight home.


Family Activity Holiday in Transylvania

Children can take part in this activity. Discounts for children of 16 and under may be available on request.

Small Group Family Activity Holiday in Transylvania - available on 25/05/2019

2 to 17 people
£ 1018

Small Group Family Activity Holiday in Transylvania - available on 03/08/2019

2 to 17 people
£ 1059

All prices are per person


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