Visit Alba Iulia Citadel in a walking tour;
Discover the only fortress built by Romanians from Transylvania in the middle ages;
Professional travel guide and lunch included;
Visit where the great union of Romania took place;
Visit Alba Iulia, the largest citadel in Romania;
Meeting at 9AM;
Fagaras Fortress is closed Monday;
English speaking travel guide;
Transport with private car with WiFi;
Pick-up from any address in Brasov;
Souvenirs and gifts;
This full day tour will visit Alba Iulia Citadel and Fagaras Fortress. From Brasov, we will head west to Fagaras, driving parallel to the Meridional Carpathians. Our first stop will be Fagaras where we will visit the only fortress built by Romanians from Transylvania during the middle Ages. The city was a long time the politico-administrative center of these lands.
The main attraction is the Fagaras Fortress which dominates all the buildings in the city, being situated in the town center. It is surrounded by a lake, the only fortress of its kind in Romania and it’s still retain complete. The fortress was the residence of Michael the Brave, of his wife Mrs. Stanca and after that the residence of Principles Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania and George Rakoczi. In the middle of 20th century the fortress was used as a jail.
After the visit of the fortress we hit the road to visit Alba Iulia where we will see citadel. The lunch will be served here too, before the walking tour in Alba Iulia citadel.
Alba Iulia Citadel is located on the Mures River. Between 1541 and 1690 it was the capital of the Principality of Transylvania. The city is historically important for the Romanians, because here in 1918 was the great union of Romania.
The main historical area of Alba Iulia is the upper city, developed extensively by Charles VI of the Holy Roman Empire. The upper city's fortress, with seven bastions in a stellar shape, was constructed in the 18th century, using the Vauban system - the largest of this kind in south-eastern Europe.
Inside the fortress is the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Batthyaneum library, the Roman Catholic Bishop's palace, the Orthodox Cathedral, National Museum of Unification, Union Hall, Apor Palace, the Princely Palace, and the University of Alba Iulia. We will have a tour of the citadel and you will understand what is meaning for us this city.
We will return to Brasov and drop-off at you at your location.