What to do and see in Alba Iulia, Transylvania: The Best Private Tours

May 22, 2022 Vivienne Hutton

Alba Iulia (Romanian pronunciation: [ˌalba ˈjuli.a] ( listen); German: Karlsburg or Carlsburg, formerly Weißenburg, Hungarian: Gyulafehérvár, Latin: Apulum, Ottoman Turkish: Erdel Belgradı or Belgrad-ı Erdel) is a city located on the Mureş River in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 63,536 as of 2011. Since the High Middle Ages, the city has been the seat of Transylvania's Roman Catholic diocese. Between 1541 and 1690 it was the capital of the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom and the latter Principality of Transylvania. Alba Iulia is historically important for Romanians, Hungarians and Transylvanian Saxons.
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1. 5-Day Private Dracula's Legends Tour from Bucharest

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Spend 5-days on this private tour exploring the legend of Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler or Dracula. Travel throughout Romania to various medieval cities and towns. Visit castles, fortress and more. Relax with the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off, English-speaking guide, breakfast and transportation provided by private vehicle.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 4 nights accommodation, Driver/guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions: Entrance tickets to museums, Supplement for Single Room - 120 euro to be payed locally with cah/credit card, Tips for the tour guide / driver

Reviewed By Rene S

Due to the current covid situation, I had a private tour that day, which was awesome. Mathias was a great guide, has a lot of general Romanian knowledge along with historical. This made for great conversation on the way to and from the castles. I highly recommend the tour and would gladly do it again with friends and family in the future.

2. 7 days Private Romania Grand Tour from Bucharest

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Experience an 7-day private tour from Bucharest to include Sibiu, Sighisoara, Bistrita, Gura Humorului, Piatra Neamt, Brasov and Sinaia. Learn how three different cultures converge in one country. Enjoy sightseeing in Bucharest, Romania's capital. Visit Dracula's birthplace, Sighisoara. See Borgo Pass, Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle, Bicaz Gorges, the magnificent painted churches from Bucovina and Wooden Churches in Maramures.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 6 nights accommodation, Driver/guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Tips for the tour guide/driver, Entrance fees not included, Supplement for Single Room - 150 euro to be payed locally in cash/credit card

Reviewed By Rene S

Due to the current covid situation, I had a private tour that day, which was awesome. Mathias was a great guide, has a lot of general Romanian knowledge along with historical. This made for great conversation on the way to and from the castles. I highly recommend the tour and would gladly do it again with friends and family in the future.

3. 4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest

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In this tour you will follow the trails of Vlad the Impaler more famously known as Dracula, see the birthplace of Sighisoara, and the current capital, Bucharest so christened by the same Vlad. You wouldn't miss the city of Brasov, the most beautiful medieval city of Romania and the Bran Castle, used as a fortress and called also Dracula's Castle. Although the end of the tour visit the place where Vlad "the Impaler" was buried, a small island in the middle of Lake Snagov, after years his body was never found. So the spirit continues to feed the legend of Dracula ...

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 3 nights accommodation, Professional guide, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Private Tour

Exclusions: Tips for the tour guide, Entrance fees not included

Reviewed By Rene S

Due to the current covid situation, I had a private tour that day, which was awesome. Mathias was a great guide, has a lot of general Romanian knowledge along with historical. This made for great conversation on the way to and from the castles. I highly recommend the tour and would gladly do it again with friends and family in the future.

4. Private three days tour to Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara from Cluj-Napoca

Rolandia Travel
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Discover the beauties of Transylvania in a 3-day tour from Cluj-Napoca. Our tour will take you from Cluj to some of Transylvania’s most remarkable attractions, from the exquisite Turda Salt Mine and the quaint village of Sibiel to the colorful streets of Sighisoara and the legendary Castle of Dracula. Throughout your journey, you will get to experience the authentic life of Transylvania and you will be able to take home a part of its story.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Professional English-speaking guide, Accommodation for 2 nights in centrally located hotels, Transportation with a modern vehicle, Airport pick-up and drop-off, Breakfast, Entrance fees for: Turda Salt Mine, Alba Carolina, Bran Castle, Black Church, Biertan Church

Exclusions: Health & travel insurance, Airplane tickets, Meals, other than those included in the itinerary, Alcoholic beverages, room service, souvenirs, and other personal spendings, Photography fees, Tips for tour guide.

Reviewed By Guthius

We took this tour and had a great time. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and shared a lot of interesting information and history. We had a lot of fun, would definitely recommend!

5. 6-Days Transylvania & Wooden Churches of Maramures from Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania One Excellence Tours
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Discover enchanting sites, spectacular landscapes, landmarks and traditions that endured over time in the beautiful regions in Romania, Transylvania and Maramures. This 6-days private tour takes you through the Carpathian Mountains and on to the Transylvanian plain as it shows you legendary castles and Wooden Churches  of Maramures nowadays UNESCO Heritage sites.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, 6 nights accommodation, Breakfast, 2 Homemade dinner in a Maramures house , Professional English Speaking Guide, Hotel/Hostel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off, Local taxes, Transport by sedan/minivan vehicle, Live commentary on board, Fuel surcharge

Exclusions: Entrance fees ( 30 euros per person), Other Meals/drinks unless specified, Photo fees, Gratuities

Reviewed By yayitssidney

We had a great time with our tour guide, Paul!! My boyfriend and I were vaccinated and decided to spend 4 days in Bucharest. We took this tour on a Sunday and due to the Covid season all the locations we visited were pretty clear. I was very appreciative that we didn't have to fight with crowds or long lines to enter the castles. This tour takes you to all the main castles/places in 12 hours. I chose this tour over the other ones offered on Tripadvisor since it gave us a good amount of time at each spot. I liked that we didn't feel rushed & got to really soak everything in. Yes, it seems long but I swear it goes by quick. Expect to walk a lot & definitely pack some easy to eat snacks. Also, don't forget like I did --- PACK COFFEE! The tour starts early and if you're not a morning person, coffee is a must. No more hesitating and just book it. Great price for a quality tour.

6. Private day trip to Corvin Castle and Alba Carolina Fortress from Cluj-Napoca

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The private day trip to Corvin Castle and Alba Carolina will give you a better perspective about Transylvania's culture, history, and architecture. Also, the two stops will give you the perfect opportunity to take some of the best pictures for your social media, while in Transylvania.

Inclusions: Transportation with a modern vehicle, Professional English-speaking guide, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Entrance fees

Exclusions: Lunch, Photography fees, Personal expenses

Reviewed By LanaHarris

We made the day trip in 2019. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and the car was comfortable and clean. We dealt with Ilona, and she was very helpful in answering all our questions. We especially enjoyed the view of Sighisoara from the City Tower. We would highly recommend Rolandia if you're planning a trip to Transylvania.

7. Your rendez-vous with Europe's past: time-travel to Maramures, Transylvania

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If you want see and feel how Europe was one hundred years ago, just get into this time travel tour machine and visit Maramures and Saxon Transylvania, You are about to discover amazing sceneries, the peasant Romanian culture, wooden churches and organic food of Maramures and the Saxon civilization built upon a network of fortified churches and citadels in southern Transylvania. Take this 7-day tour with overnights in the old medieval citadels of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov, in the booming cities of Cluj and Bucharest, and 2 overnights at a traditional cottage in the village of Breb (Maramures) with delicious local, organic food.

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, 7 nights accommodation in DBL room occupancy, 3* superior hotels/guesthouses, breakfast included.

Exclusions: Meals, Photo fees, flight tickets

Reviewed By Dream11125927634

Last year, we have brought our extended family to Romania and included a 6 day Transylvanian tour, having Gelu as our guide. We had a fabulous time, he was very knowledgeable, entertaining and helped us built wonderful memories. Well done Gelu, we will definitely come back!

8. Private Day Trip to Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress

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Delve into the coolest underground theme park in the world and visit the star-shaped Alba Carolina Fortress in a one-day trip from Cluj-Napoca.

Inclusions: Professional English-speaking guide, Transportation with a modern vehicle, Hotel pick-up and drop off, Bottle of water, Entrance fees

Exclusions: Lunch (approx. €13/person), Photography fees, Tips for the tour guide

Reviewed By Guthius

We took this tour and had a great time. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and shared a lot of interesting information and history. We had a lot of fun, would definitely recommend!

9. Day Tour to Corvin Castle, Deva Fortress and Alba Iulia

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Visit one of the most iconic full of history sights in Romania on a full day trip to Hunedoara region with the help of our English and German speaking driver who can also be a great guide thanks to his extensive knowledge about Transylvania. Transport will be made via a private air-conditioned vehicle which seats up to 8 persons. We also offer free Wi-Fi on board of our first-class car.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, WiFi on board, Bottled water

Exclusions: Restroom on board

Reviewed By Ata1028

Radu was friendly and informative, opening hours for attraction in Romania can be soggy sometime, but Radu went out of his way and tried his best to make sure everything goes on smoothly. Highly recommended to everyone visiting Romania!

10. Tour to Corvin Castle in Hunedoara & Alba Iulia

Piața Mare 12, Sibiu 557260, Romania Medieval city of Sibiu
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

This day trip will take you on a land full of history, where you will visit the famous Hunedoara Castle and Alba Iulia Fortress.

Inclusions: English speaking, specialised guide and driver for 1 days from/to Sibiu, Transport from/to Sibiu, Map with Romania

Exclusions: Photo fees, Personal costs (souvenir, drinks, etc.), Entrance fees

Reviewed By Vladimiramirela

The city locals pride themselves with something to do any given evening, regardless the season. There is always someone to meet or see, a good restaurant or terrace to stop by, or simply take a relaxing stroll. All roads go to... not to the proverbial Rome in this case, but to the heart of Sibiu's Old Town, the Big Square.

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