It is well-known that King Charles has a profound passion for Romania. His initial visit took place in the late ’90s, and ever since, he has consistently fallen deeply in love with the region. He visits almost every day, captivated by the stunning landscapes and the rich rural culture of Transylvania. His involvement in numerous projects reflects a commitment to preserving the traditional architecture, crafts, and biodiversity of the region.
Embark on a 3-Day Royal Expedition as we retrace the footsteps of King Charles in Transylvania. Starting in the charming city of Sibiu and concluding in the historic Brasov, our tour immerses you in the very places the King frequents during his visits to Romania. Experience the allure of landscapes that have captured his heart, delve into the rich rural culture of Transylvania, and witness the legacy of his projects dedicated to preserving the region’s traditional architecture, crafts, and biodiversity. If you desire a more tailored experience that aligns with your specific interests and time constraints, please do not hesitate to contact us or fill our custom tour form.
We designed the tour starting from Sibiu and ending in Brasov, but depending on your flight deals, we can rethink the itinerary and start and finish in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca or Timisoara.
The trip highlights are:
The price starts from 300 EUR/person. This price is valid for a group of 7 persons and for an average price of accommodation of a maximum of 70 EUR/night/person for a double room, including breakfast. Please see below the price per person, depending on the group size. The hotels or guesthouses where we will stay will be chosen together; we will give you a few options and you will have the final word regarding the accommodation. Depending on the hotels you choose and the final itinerary, the price can change, so, for a custom offer please contact us.
We will commence our journey with a brief walking tour of Sibiu, a city that has been frequented by the King on numerous occasions. This presents a wonderful opportunity to delve into the rich history of Transylvania and explore its multicultural character.Sibius old town
Following our time in Sibiu, our journey takes us deep into the Transylvanian countryside, passing through some of villages that have been visited by the King. We will discover the charm of these villages as we explore a Saxon fortified church and a manor, both meticulously restored with the invaluable support of the King’s foundations.A typical Saxon village in Transylvania, photo source: Sorin Onisor
Our journey through Transylvania progresses to Malancrav, a hidden gem nestled in the Transylvanian highlands. Here, the King’s foundation has played a crucial role in restoring a former nobleman’s manor from ruins, transforming it into a charming guesthouse. Explore the village and visit a local weaver, whose meticulously crafted handmade carpets have earned international acclaim, supported by the King and even exhibited in London.Malancrav manor
Next on our itinerary is the charming village of Viscri, home to one of the King’s properties.
Arriving at our accommodation in Viscri, we will serve dinner and prepare for the next day.
Distance traveled: 175 km
Time spent in the car: 3 hours
Our second day in Viscri is dedicated to immersing ourselves leisurely in the village atmosphere. Depending on the season, we can witness the pastoral beauty as herds roam to the pastures either in the early morning or afternoon. We can experience the artistry of traditional breadmaking by visiting the local baker, explore the historic fortified church, take a leisurely stroll through meadows adorned with wildflowers, and, of course, pay a visit to the King’s house. This day offers a delightful blend of cultural exploration and the tranquil charm of rural TransylvaniaRural scene in Viscri
To enrich our day, we’ll venture to the nearby village of Saschiz to explore a unique business initiated by another British enthusiast who, like the King, fell in love with Transylvania. This sustainable enterprise specializes in crafting jams and drinks from locally sourced ingredients, a testament to its commitment to both the local community and environmental responsibility. The products, celebrated not only throughout Romania but also globally, exemplify the values of sustainable business. Saschiz is not only a picturesque village but also one that has left an impression on the King during his journeys through Transylvania.Aerial view of Saschiz
Overnight in Viscri
Distance travelled: 45 km
Time spent in the car: 40 min
Today’s exploration leads us to a small hamlet tucked away deep in the Transylvanian forests—a place that King Charles consistently returns to during his visits to Transylvania. Drawn to its remoteness, tranquility, and unspoiled nature, the King owns a house here, available for tourists to rent when His Majesty is not in residence. The journey to the village is an adventure in itself, navigating a few kilometers on an unpaved road. After arrival, we can delve into the village’s charm, visit a small museum, and take leisurely strolls along the quaint streets of this tranquil hamlet.His Majesty in Valea Zalanului
Following our visit to the King’s hamlet, our journey continues to Miclasoara, where we’ll explore the residence of His Majesty’s friend, Count Kálnoky — the Kálnoky Castle. This architectural masterpiece seamlessly blends Renaissance, Baroque, and neo-Classical styles, once serving as the family’s hunting manor. As we explore the castle, we not only encounter the everyday objects of Transylvanian nobility but also step into the atmosphere of the 17th to 19th centuries, experiencing the vibrant life of Transylvanian aristocracy.the Kálnoky Castle
Continuing our journey, we make our way to the final destination of our trip – the picturesque city of Brasov. Here, we’ll indulge in a walking tour of the old town, exploring the rich history, charming architecture, and vibrant atmosphere that define this lovely Transylvanian city. We will uncover the tales embedded in the cobblestone streets and architectural gems that make Brasov a captivating conclusion to our royal adventure through TransylvaniBrasov
Distance travelled: 160 km
Time spent in the car: 3.5 hours
*for groups larger than 7 persons, please ask for a customized offer