Transylvania - History and traditions


Transylvania is the land of old ancient civilizations as Dacians and Romans, the medieval communities of Romanians, Hungarians and Germans, the place where the most important religions of Europe coexist peacefully since medieval times, where the most important architectural styles from Europe can be still seen. That why we can say that Transylvania is a mini Europe.

Romania traditions
Peles Castle
Rural life in Romania

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Day by day itinerary

Bucharest - Cozia - Sibiu

Bucharest City

Meet your guide in the morning at your hotel or at the airport (for arrivals up to 11.00). Panoramic tour of Bucharest with the main points of interest like: Parliament Palace; Government Palace, Royal Palace, Revolution Square, Triumph Arch, Athenauem a.s.o. (only outside visits).
Than start the route to Sibiu. In our way a stop for a visit at Cozia Monastery, erected by Mircea cel Bătrân in 1388 and boasting his tomb, is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania. The route to Sibiu cross the Carpathians Mountains through Olt River Valley. From the road the traveller can admire the beautiful show of the mountains.
In the afternoon / evening we’ll arrive in Sibiu and we’ll make a city tour. Sibiu is the biggest and oldest medieval city of Transylvania, built by the saxon settlers at the end of 12th century. The Big Square, the Small Square, the Catholic Church, The Orthodox Cathedral, The Eanghelic Cathedral, The staircase Tower, the Tanners Tower, the Liar’s Bridge , the House of the Butcher’s Guild and Bruckenthal Museum are the most important sights.

Accomodation
Option A - Levoslav Hotel **** or similar, located in the Old Town of Sibiu Option B - 3 / 4 stars pension / guesthouse in rural area

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Sibiu - Sebes - Deva - Hunedoara - Alba Iulia - Cluj Napoca

Sibiu town

Breakfast. Depart on the route to Hunedoara and visit the Hunyad’s Castle. The most representative castle in this part of Transylvania was built in 14th century and became famous as a property of Iancu of Hunedoara, the great ruller and fighter against the Ottoman Empire at that time.
Next stop at Alba Iulia. Having its origins back in 2nd century from Roman time, the city of Alba Iulia offers a journey through the history of Transylvania from ancient times to medieval and modern days. We’ll visit the ruins of the Roman town, the medieval fortifications, the 18th fortifications made in Vauban style, the Cathoilc Cathedral, The Orthodox Cathedral, aso. le country. End the day in Cluj Napoca.

Accomodation
Option A – Napoca Hotel**** or similar
Option B – Melody Central*** or similar

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Cluj Napoca - Targu Mures - Sighisoara

Sighisoara City

One of the oldest and most important cities from Transylvania – the city of Cluj Napoca has the origins back in the Roman time, it was a former capital of Transylvania in Medieval period and a very prosperous city in late 19th century – early 20th century. From this period we have preserved the beautiful architecture and buildings which can be seen today. In the morning we’ll have a walking tour of Cluj Napoca.
Next we’ll drive through an area with a high Hungarian influence due to the attested presence of the Hungarians settlments in Transylvania since 11th century. The most important city in this area is Targu Mures, where we will stop to have a Traditional Hungarian Lunch and to visit the central part of the city: Roses Square, Palace of Cultures, Ethnography Museum… We’ll end the day in Sighisoara.

Accomodation
Option A - Sighisoara Hotel*** or similar, located in the heart of the medieval town of Sighisoara
Option B - 3/ 4 stars pension in rural area.

Explore the area of Sighisoara and saxon (german) heritages

Biertan fortified church

Today we’ll drive and we’ll visit an area with charming old villages, beautiful fortified churches which are the legacy of the German inhabitants which started to settle in Transylvania in 12th century. We’ll visit the unique fortified churches as Mosna or Biertan, local craftsmen which try to preserve the old workshop and tools. Lunch will be served with traditional food of the area.
In the afternoon we’ll visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, one of the most preserved medieval towns from Europe.

Accomodation
Option A - Sighisoara Hotel*** or similar, located in the heart of the medieval town of Sighisoara
Option B - 3/ 4 stars pension in rural area

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Sighisoara - Prejmer - Brasov

Brasov City

Breakfast. Start on the route to Brasov. One can admire from the road the arhitecture of saxon’s villages, the fortresses from Rupea, Saschiz and Rotbav.
The next stop will be at Prejmer. Visit Prejmer Fortified Church, one of the best preserved of its kind in Eastern Europe. The church is modeled after churches of Jerusalem, as well as built in the style of Late Gothic churches from the Rhineland.
End the day in Brasov / Brasov area with a visit in the Old City Center. Brasov is an old and important medieval town dating since 13th century. Main atractions are: Black Church.- a major symbol of Braşov, and a museum open to visitors of the city center, Weaver’s Bastion, Black and White Towers, Ecaterina’s Gate, Concil Square.

Accomodation
Option A - Bella Muzica Hotel*** or similar, located in the Old Town
Option B - 3/ 4 stars pension in rural area.

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Brasov - Rasnov - Bran - Romanian mountain village experience - Brasov

Bran Castle

Breakfast. Next stop at Rasnov and visit the old citadel. Built in 1331, the Fortress had a defence role and it was a shelter for the inhabitants of Rasnov in case of enemy attacks.
Continue our visit at Bran with it’s famous Bran castle. Also called Dracula`s Castle, which got its fame from Dracula`s legend written in 1897 by Bram Stoker and later on made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. The first documents about the Bran Castle appeared in 1377.
In the afternoon we’ll spend couple hours in Bran village area to learn more about the traditional life in a Romanian mountain village. Visit at a traditional loom with live demonstration of use. Tour of the village in horse driven carriage. Cheese tasting and Traditional meal with local Romanian foods. (includes 1 beer or 1 glass of wine per person). - Visit at the Cabane Aux Images, a photografic exhibition about rural life in Romania. Possibility of visiting an ”odaie”, traditional stable with hay and cows (visitors must hike to arrive to the odaie).
Along the entire tour you’ll find more about the Romanians old history, traditions and about their ancestors the Dacians and the Romans and many other interesting things about this area and its people.

Accomodation
Option A - Bella Muzica Hotel*** or similar, located in the Old Town
Option B - 3/ 4 stars pension in rural area

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Brasov - Peles Castle - Bucharest

Peles Castle

In the morning depart to Sinaia and visit the Peles Castle, former summer residence of the kings of Romania. Nowadays the Castle is one of the most important museums in Transylvania where one can admire furniture and ornamental objects, carpets, tapestry, sculptures, paintings, collections of weapons from the 15th up to the19th centuries. Arrive in Bucharest (aprox 13.00 hrs). Drop-off at the airport or at a hotel in Bucharest.

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Pricing table


No. of persons Option A Option B
Accomodation in dbl room Accomodation in sgl room Accomodation in dbl room Accomodation in sgl room
1 2170 2020
2 1240 1395 1165 1280
3 960 1125 880 995
4 895 1055 820 995
5-6 795 960 725 845
7-8 690 845 615 735
* prices are in EURO / person

The price include

6 nights accommodation; Meals as specified (daily breakfast, 3 lunches); transport with car or minibus; local guide. English language; Entrance tickets Lunch, cheese tasting and Tour of the village in horse driven carriage in Bran area, Local taxes.

The price not include

Other services not specified on the itinerary. Photo/video fees. Other meals not mentiones as included. Personal expenses. Banking or e-payment fees.

Note

At request we can customize this tour according to your wishes.


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Spend Halloween party in Romania

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