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Itinerary:

Cluj-Napoca - Sighisoara - Brasov - Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Cluj-Napoca

Included services:

5 nights accommodation in recommended 3*-4* hotels
5 dinners (2 courses, dessert)
1 lunch and wine tasting in "Rhein Azuga" wine cellar
tour guide in the language of your choice (English, German, French)
transportation for the whole tour

Not included services:

entrance fees
other services not mentioned

Day 1

Cluj-Napoca

Group pick up from Cluj-Napoca Airport.

Cluj-Napoca, former capital of Transylvania is today one of Romania’s most vibrant and dynamic cities.

Cluj-Napoca city tour with the visit of St Michael's Gothic Church, the Benedictine Monastery, the Museum Square, the Union Square.

The capital of Transylvania in the medieval times, Cluj-Napoca is today one of the major academic cities in the country, active due to its young people and full of history marks; it is definitely capable to share both traditional and progressive events; a special place worth visiting for its excellent cultural activities, wonderful historical legacy, fine dining, and great atmosphere.

 

Dinner and accommodation in Cluj-Napoca

Day 2

Cluj-Napoca - Sighisoara - Viscri - Brasov

Leaving Cluj-Napoca for Sighisoara, small fortified city in the heart of Transylvania, visit of the well preserved fortified site: the Stag House, the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Venetian House, the Covered Stairs.

Sighisoara (Schässburg in German) is one of the most visited cities in Transylvania, and offers an outstanding testimony of the local Saxons culture.

Continuing the tour with Viscri village. Situated at 43 km from Sighisoara, Viscri is an oasis of tranquility, where Charles, Prince of Wales owns a traditional house. The village hosts a spectacular fortified Saxon church, listed in the UNESCO cultural heritage.

Transfer to Brasov, Transylvania; short city tour with the visit of the City Council Square, the Black Church (Brasov's landmark, over 500 years old, the largest Gothic church in SE Europe, hosts one of the greatest pipe organs in Europe), Ecaterina's gate, a fairy-looking medieval  tower, part of the last preserved original city gates. 

Brasov (Kronstadt in German, “Crown City”), surrounded on three sides by the mountains, was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian (Romanian ancestors) site.

It is a remarkable city which hosts Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance architecture, as well as other historical attractions. The marks of the Saxon heritage, are well preserved mainly in the Old Town.

Dinner and accommodation in Brasov/Poiana Brasov

Day 3

Brasov - Sinaia - Bran - Brasov

Transfer to Sinaia mountain resort, the ”Pearl of the Carpathians”, visit of Peles Castle, former residence of Romania's Kings. Built by King Carol I of Romania as his summer residence, Peles Castle shelters an important collection of works of art, rare furnitures and valuable paintings.

Lunch and wine tasting (sparkling wines produced using the traditional method) in the "Rhein Azuga" wine cellars, the former supplier of the Romanian Royal Court. 

In the afternoon - visit of the Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle.

The medieval stronghold perched onrocks high above the valley was built in the XIVth century, in order to protect the peasants and landowners at the border between the two historical provinces: Walachia and Transylvania.

Traditional dinner and accommodation in Brasov/Poiana Brasov

Day 4

Brasov - Sambata - Sibiu (former European Capital of Culture)

Transfer to Sambata de Sus.

Visit of the Sambata Monastery ("Brancoveanu" Monastery) a place of recovery, comfort and spirituality, built on Constantin Brancoveanu's order in an original Romanian style, emerged in Walachia in XVIIth century. Brancoveanu was a Walachian ruler who tried to strenghten the Orthodoxy during his reign.

The route between Brasov and Sibiu follows the majestic Fagaras Mts ridge, the highest mountains in Romania; crossing several villages typical for Transylvania.

In the afternoon, the tour of the medieval centre of Sibiu, one of Romania’s most attractive cities: the Large Square with Brukenthal Palace, Haller House, the Catholic Church and the Council Tower - symbol of the city; the Small Square with Luxembourg House, the Liar's Bridge, the House of Arts; Huet Square with the Evangelical Church; and the Fortress street.

Considered in its earlier days one of the best fortified citadels in Europe, Sibiu retains and displays the testimonies of a glorious past, and offers the best mix between a medieval atmosphere and a modern outlook.

Dinner and accommodation Sibiu

Day 5

Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj-Napoca

Transfer to Alba Iulia

Short city tour with the visit of Alba Carolina fortress (Guard Changing Ceremony - every day at 12 pm), the Roman Catholic Church, the Reunification Cathedral.

Alba Iulia's landmark is represented by the Vauban-style fortress with seven bastions, star-shaped. It was built in the early XVIIIth century, after the plans of two architects: Visconti and Doxat de Demoret (the "Austrian Vauban"), who radically transformed the medieval fortress based on the former Roman castrum into a seven-bastion baroque fortress, the most remarkable of its kind in SE Europe.

Next stop: Turda. Visit of the Turda Salt Mine, one of the oldest and most important salt mines in Transylvania, dating from the XVIIth century; displaying for the tourists old shafts, health and recreational facilities.

Dinner and accommodation Cluj-Napoca

Day 6

Transfer to Cluj-Napoca International Airport.

 

Goodbye Romania !

Price/pers in EUR

Double room                    Single room supplement
346 102

The prices are valid for a minimum 30 paying persons/group.

Included services:

5 nights accommodation in recommended 3*-4* hotels
5 dinners (2 courses, dessert)
1 lunch and wine tasting in Rhein Azuga wine cellar
tour guide in the language of your choice (English, German, French)
transportation for the whole tour

Not included services:

entrance fees
other services not mentioned

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