Delve into Romanian history on a full-day tour from Sibiu including a stop at the UNESCO-listed Sarmizegetusa Regia, an important archaeological site. Visit Hunedoara’s beautiful Corvin Castle, which seems plucked straight from a fairy tale, and uncover the region’s ancient Roman roots in Alba Iulia. With round-trip transport, it’s an easy way to see the far and fascinating reaches of central Romania without a car.
See highlights of Central Romania on a guided day trip from Sibiu
Visit Corvin Castle, one of Eastern Europe's most picturesque castles
Explore ancient history at the UNESCO site of Sarmizegetusa Regia
We toured with Marius from South Carpathian Travel Centre. He was engaging and shared his knowledge from the beginning of the tour. We liked the tour as it brought us through different time periods in Romania's history: Sarmizegetusa Regia during the Dacians and Romans, Corvin Castle which is medieval, and Alba Iulia which is a mixture of Roman and medieval. Do note that the tour will be a bit long due to the far distances between each location: minimum of 1.5-2.5 hours driving time between each location. We started off with going to Sarmizegetusa Regia which will give different views depending on which season you visit. We were there in winter and many of the stones were still blanketed with snow - the silver lining was that it offered us with amazing winter wonderland photos. And the sacred zone of the area was still visible like Stonehenge but with timber posts. We then headed to what was our highlight of the tour - Corvin Castle in Hunedoara. It has to be one of the largest medieval castles we have ever seen! Favourite castle in Romania for sure. The tour ended with a walk-around Alba Iulia, which has an interesting star-shaped fortress to witness. Highly recommend this tour but the long drives and also the 1 km hike to Sarmizegetusa Regia will make it a tiring day. Marius was entertaining and even shared with us aspects of Communist life in Romania and told us about the Dacia car.