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Country Life in Transylvania


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Overview

Transylvania, “The Land Beyond the Forest” is one of Europe’s most fascinating regions, which will surely touch your heart.
Full of green forests, nice pastures and fragrant meadows a visit will give you a genuine feeling of medieval time-warp: horse-drawn carts still in use, shepherds tending their flocks and villagers harvesting hay with scythes for the winter time.

This is the magical land mixing more cultures and we invite you to discover it directly from the source.

Expect to be “totally overwhelmed by its unique beauty and its extraordinarily rich heritage”. You’ll just have to take HRH Prince Charles’s word for it.

Itinerary:

Sibiu - Bazna & surroundings - Sighisoara - Viscri - Bazna - Sibiu

 

Day 1

Sibiu - Bazna

Group pick-up from Sibiu International Airport


Sibiu (Hermannstadt in German), former European Capital of Culture in 2007 city tour: short walk in Sibiu, one of Romania’s most charming cities, with its three main squares: the Large Square with Brukenthal Palace, Haller House, the Catholic Church and the Council Tower - landmark of the city; the Small Square with Luxembourg House, the Liar's Bridge, the House of Art; and the Huet Square with the Evangelical Church; and the Fortress Street.
Welcome greeting in “Bassen Pension”, Bazna (tzuica/Romanian Schnaps, cherry brandy, blueberry brandy & homemade cakes).


Accommodation in “Bassen Pension”, Bazna


The tourists will get acquainted with the local inn & the village; followed by a detailed program description & discussions.
Traditional welcome dinner, “Bassen Pension”, Bazna

Day 2

Bazna lifestyle

Breakfast: homemade goodies, bio produce


Visit of a traditional house in Bazna, a household in which the chores are still performed as they were 100 years ago (chicken raising, cattle raising, vegetables garden activities) and the Bazna Saxon fortified church.
Bazna's fortified church “Bacon’s Tower” – in all the Saxons fortifications in Transylvania a tower was used for a special purpose: in the cool chambers of the bastion's defending towers on father-to-son inherited wooden nails each peasant family hanged its own meat, sausages, bacon & ham in common. Each family owned at least one wooden nail: the more nails, the wealthier the family. On designated occasions a member of each family entered the tower, took what they needed for a week’s period and "sealed" the bacon by placing the family's stamp at its bottom.


Lunch in “Bassen Pension”, Bazna


Household activities (the tourists will have the opportunity to learn a few household chores, by helping the hosts)
“Neighbourhood visit”: Transylvanian female-buffalos milking


Dinner, “Bassen Pension”, Bazna

Day 3

Activities in Bazna

Breakfast: homemade goodies, bio produce
Taking part to the household activities the tourists will be able to participate in the preparation of a traditional lunch, or according to the season: jams making / pickles preparing / bread baking
Lunch, “Bassen Pension”, Bazna
Sheepfold visit in the proximity, introduction to a local shepherd. Tasting of the homemade sheepfold products & discover details about a sheepfold.
The 1799 built Baron's House in Bazna is an authentic household, looking frozen in a peaceful moment in time. Apart from being a Saxon Ethnography Museum, it is also a real house, inhabited and welcoming, a place where really the people make the difference. On request, the hosts can welcome the tourists with a tasty "Brodelawend" – a traditional Saxon sour soup, a steak with sour cherries sauce, and the real homemade "Götterspeise".


Dinner, Saxon cuisine, “Bassen Pension”, Bazna

Day 4

Bazna - Boian

Breakfast: homemade goodies, bio produce


A horse-driven cart ride and an “Outlaw’s Lunch” arranged on the hill


After lunch the transfer will be performed using a horse-driven cart from Bazna to Boian (Bonnesdorf in German); Boian village organized visits: a local weaver’s house, a carpenter’s workshop and the Boian Evangelical Church.


Return to “Bassen Pension”, Bazna


Dinner, Romanian traditional cuisine; in “Bassen Pension”, Bazna.

Introduction to the Romanian folk dances (first steps initiation)

 

Day 5

Bazna - Sighisoara - Viscri

Breakfast: homemade goodies, bio produce


One day dedicated to visit parts of Transylvania, a magical land that has enraptured Charles, Prince of Wales: the fortified church in Viscri - an oasis of tranquility, where Prince Charles owns a traditional Saxon house (the Blue House), displaying the village’s spectacular fortified Saxon church, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

Truffle hunting in Viscri's surrounding woods (best time: September to December) ; and the medieval citadel of Sighisoara - a fortified city a gem in Transylvania’s crown, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval sites.


Return to “Bassen Pension”, Bazna, Lunch in “Bassen Pension”, Bazna


In the afternoon: relaxation time in the saltwater swimming pools, “Expro” Complex, Bazna


Festive dinner + bonfire, “Bassen Pension”, Bazna

Day 6

Bazna - Sibiu

 

Breakfast: homemade goodies, bio produce, “Bassen Pension”, Bazna


Tourists transfer from Bazna to Sibiu International Airport for the flights back home

 

Price List

The price includes:

5 nights accommodation
Meals respecting the program (fullboard)
Activities and visits according to the program (the activities can differ slightly, depending on the weather conditions and the craftsmen’ availability)
Transfers from/to the airport

The price does not include:

Truffle hunting: 200 €/group 4-14 pers.
Other services not mentioned

The menu includes:
Breakfast: homemade dishes, mostly bio produce, homestead made

Lunch: sour soup, main course & dessert + one drink + water.Exception: the Outlaw’s Lunch will be prepared & cooked on the spot, in a pot, using old Transylvanian recipes.

Dinner: appetizers, main course & dessert + 1 drink + 1 glass of wine

 

    Double room                 Single room supplement
399 55

The price is valid for groups of minimum 4 pers. [Price/pers in EUR]

The price includes:

5 nights accommodation 
Meals respecting the program (fullboard)
Activities and visits according to the program (the activities can differ slightly, depending on the weather conditions and the craftsmen’ availability) 
Transfers from/to the airport

The price does not include:

The "Truffle hunting"
Other services not mentioned

Lou Wintzer

My wife and I would be interested in wool felting tradition in Romania while visiting our son who is working in Ukraine. We will be in Kiev between April & May this year. Thankyou, Lou & Pat Wintzer

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