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A TASTE OF TRANSYLVANIA

 

Day 1: Sibiu – Sibiel (20 km)
Arrival at the International Airport of Sibiu. Meet your English speaking guide and transfer to the 4-star centrally located hotel in Sibiu. Walking city tour through the historic city centre. Visit the Evangelical Church, the Council Tower, the Large and the Small Square, the Liars' Bridge, the Peasants' Market etc. Transfer to Sibiel. Dinner and overnight in a local guesthouse.

Day 2: Sibiel – Alba Iulia – Sibiel (104 km)
Morning departure to Alba Iulia, city built by the saxon colonists in the 13th century. The city is considered the spiritual capital of the country, known for the many historical events that took place her. It had also an important role in the social and political life of Transylvania. Visit the city centre: the Roman Catholic Cathedral – the oldest and most valuable monument of architecture in Transylvania., the Batthyaneum Library (exterior), the Orthodox Cathedral of the Reunification, the Babylon Building – housing the National Museum of Unification, the Union Hall, the Apor Palace (exterior), the Princely Palace (exterior) and the University of Alba Iulia (exterior). Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Sibiu passing through Marginimea Sibiului - considered one of Transylvania’s best-preserved ethnographic areas, winner of the Golden Apple Award in 2009. Visit the village of Sibiel and the Museum of Icons on Glass – exhibition of the largest collection of painted glass icons in Europe, more than 700, as well as furniture and ceramics. Dinner in the local guesthouse where you are accommodated.

Day 3: Sibiel – Targu Mures – Sighisoara (196 km)
After breakfast departure towards Targu Mures. Stop to visit the fortified church of Axente Sever (Frauendorf), first mentioned in 1322. Continue to another saxon village on your way to Targu Mures, Valea Viilor (Vurmloch). Visit here the Evangelical Church, built between 1400-1600, today part of the UNESCO heritage. Lunch. Arrive at Targu Mures (Neumarkt am Mieresch), an important cultural and education centre, formerly the seat of the supreme court of justice of the Principality of Transylvania. Panoramic city tour: the Culture Palace, St. Michael Wooden Orthodox Church. Departure towards Sighisoara. Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as an UNESCO site, this perfectly intact 16th century citadel, is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, ruler of the province of Walachia between 1456 – 1462 and who inspired Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. Dinner in a local restaurant located in the house where Vlad the Impaler was born in 1431 and lived for the next 4 years. Accommodation in a local guesthouse in Sighisoara.

Day 4: Sighisoara – Saschiz – Sighisoara (40 km)
After breakfast walking city tour, with visit of the Church on the Hill, with its 500-year-old frescoes, the 14th century Clock Tower, the Scholars’ Stairs (a covered stair-passage, built in 1642). Departure towards the village of Biertan (Birthalm). Visit here the fortified church which boasts the largest Transylvanian multi-panelled wooden altar and a remarkable wooden door which once protected the treasures in the sacristy. Lunch en route. Continue towards Saschiz which is renowned not only as home to one of Transylvania’s finest fortified churches but also as a carpentry and wood-painting centre. It was here that Saschiz blue pottery was born in 1702. Return to Sighisoara for dinner and accommodation at the same guesthouse.

Day 5: Sighisoara – Sibiu (88 km)
In the morning transfer to Sibiu International Airport for home flight. End of our services.

OPTION 2

Day 5: Sighisoara – Brasov – Sibiu (273 km)
In the morning departure towards Brasov with stop in Viscri (Weisskirch) to visit the fortified church, built around 1100 by the Szekler population and taken over by Saxon colonists in 1185. Continue to Bran and visit the famous Dracula’s Castle. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to build the Citadel in order to defend their town. Lunch in a local restaurant in Bran. Continue to Brasov (Kronstadt) and visit the medieval city centre with the Town Hall Square, the Black Church - the largest gothic church in Romania, etc. Transfer to Sibiu via Fagaras. Built in 1310 on the site of a former 12th century wooden fortress (burned by the Tartars in 1241), Fagaras was enlarged between the 15th and 17th centuries and was considered one of the strongest fortifications in Transylvania. Continue to Sibiu. Dinner and accommodation in a 4-star hotel in the city centre/local guesthouse.

Day 6: Flight home
In the morning transfer to Sibiu International Airport for home flight. End of our services.

Prices available on request!

The package includes:
• Accommodation 4 night as per above program;
• Full board as specified in the program;
• Air-conditioned car (for 2 pax), van, minibus or coach for all the above itinerary and program;
• English-speaking guide throughout (for parties of 2-6 pax the guide will also drive);
• All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program;

Not included: 
• Photo fees
• Travel cancellation insurance
• Drinks

 

Info & contact:
Larisa Voinea: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Tel: +4021.313.63.22 / Fax: +4021.313.63.80

INVITATION ROMANIA Travel

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Bucharest, Romania, 010988

Bank: UniCredit Tiriac Bank

CUI: RO19194773

NR. REG. COM. J40/18350/2006

Tuesday the 27th. .