Slow Tour Transylvania - 8 days/7 nights
from 650 Euro/person


Itinerarry: Cluj Napoca(2n) - Sibiu(2n) - Brasov(2n)- Bucharest
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Arrival: Cluj Napoca
Departure: Bucharest
Distance: 1000 km

Its literal name says it all:" the land beyond the forest'. Transylvania lies in the centre of Romania, sheltered by the Carpathian Mountains with historic forests and abundant wildlife. Transylvania is not only about haunted castles, werewolves and vampires. Its wonders are far more diverse, ranging from mountain scenery, remains of ancient Roman and Dacian settlements, to rural villages with perfectly preserved customs and medieval towns.

1 Day: Cluj Napoca

Upon arrival in Cluj Napoca we transfer to the city centre. Visit of the multi- ethnic city where you can admire the Roman ruins of Napoca, the St. Michael Catholic Cathedral built in Gothic-style during the 14th century, the Municipal Theatre and the Orthodox Cathedral built in the early 20th century in Neo- Byzantine style.

Overnight and dinner in hotel Cluj Napoca.

2 Day: Cluj Napoca – Salina Turda – Gole di Turda – Cluj Napoca (90km/55.9miles)

A morning departure sees us travelling to Turda which has the oldest salt mine in Romania from the times of the Dacians. We visit the mine which has been transformed into a relaxation/ entertainment and health centre. After the mine we take a trip to the Turda Gorges, a natural reservation and one of the most picturesque in the country. The Gorges measure more than 2900 km/ 1801.9miles in length while its walls can reach 300metres/ 984 feet high. More than 1,000 plant and animal species (among which some are very rare or endangered, such as wild garlic or eagles) live in this beautiful eco-system.

Return to Cluj Napoca with overnight and dinner at the hotel.

3 Day: Cluj – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia - Sibiu (300km/186miles)

After a morning departure we head to the Roman city of Alba Iulia, the historical and spiritual capital of Romania, where on the 1st of December 1918, the unification of Transylvania with Romania and the formation of Greater Romania. Visits to the Vauban Fortification of Alba Iulia and of the Union Cathedral follow.

Continuing on we travel to Hunedoara which boasts the biggest Gothic castle in the country- Hunedoara Castle/ Matei Corvin Castle which is both a fortification and a sumptuous residence on a key strategic location. Inside court of the castle, close to the chapel built during Iancu de Hunedoara reign, there is a 30m/ 98,4 feet well that hides a great legend.

Arrival in Sibiu, overnight and dinner in Sibiu hotel.

4 Day: Sibiu – Muzeu Astra/ Marginimea Sibiului – Sibiu (50km/ 31 miles)

We enjoy a morning visit to the beautiful medieval city of Sibiu that was Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007. Taking in the city’s architectural highlights your tour visit places: Huet Square, the Little Square with its Luxembourg House, the Grant Square with the Brukenthal Palace(one of the most important Baroque monument in Romania, that became a museum in 1817), the Council Tour, the Staircases Passage, the Old Romanian School and others.

In the afternoon we can visit either The Astra Museum, located in an enormous park by a lake, being the biggest open air museum in Romania, where we find depicted in miniature the rural life of all regions in Romania (traditions, craftsmen, etc.)
Or alternatively
discover the villages of Marginimea Sibiului where we can stop for a visit at the fabric museum, or the village black-smith place or the museum of painted glass icons.

Return to Sibiu, overnight and dinner in Sibiu.

5 Day: Sibiu – Biertan - Sighisoara – Brasov (250km/ 155miles)

After breakfast we depart for Biertan fortress, a charming Saxon village, nestled between Transylvania hills and protected by its fortifications. It is also a UNESCO monument and one of the 300 fortresses from scattered throughout Transylvania.

We continue onwards to Sighisoara, a fortified city part of UNESCO world heritage surrounded by its walls and towers and the magnificent Clock Tower. We move up the steps leading us to the oldest school in the city with a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings. In Sighisoara was also born prince Dracula and his house has become a medieval restaurant.

A late arrival in Brasov sees a tour of the city (Council Square, Black Church, St. Nicolas Church, Schei and Ecaterina’s Gates), important medieval cultural centre where, during the 16th century, were printed the first Romanian books.

Traditional dinner and overnight in Brasov.

6 Day: Brasov – Bran - Rasnov – Brasov (90km/55,9miles)

We leave in the morning to Bran with its Dracula’s Castle -a true fortress built on a rock by the Teutonic chevaliers. Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)used this castle as his headquarter for incursions into inner Transylvania.

Afterwards we continue to Rasnov for ride in a cart through the forest until the Rasnov Gorges. We visit the fortress of Rasnov, close to Bran, situated on top of the hill to protect the village from the Turks attacks.

Return to Brasov, overnight and dinner at the hotel.

7 Day: Brasov – 7 Scari – Sinaia - Bucharest (200km/ 124 miles)

After breakfast we head out on a trip around the outskirts of Brasov in the so called “7 Steps” area. After a half an hour walk in the woods we cross a canyon, a very narrow passage between the rocks, where a spring forms a 120 metres/ 393,7 feet waterfall close to 7 metal steps, where each step rises up vertically. The view is wonderful as we pass by bridges, waterfall and the walls of the mountains… The return is even more spectacular as you can use the zip-line (from one tree to another) till the base of the mountain.
As an alternative you can visit the bear’s park from Zarnesti (close to Bran).

In the afternoon we arrive in Sinaia for a visit at the Royal Castle of Peles, in Bavarian style, considered one of the most beautiful castles in the world.

Travel to Bucharest. Special dinner and hotel overnight in Bucharest.8 Day: Bucharest

In the morning we visit Ceausescu’s palace- the biggest building in Europe- symbol of the Communist State, followed by a bus tour that will include: the Arch of Triumph(brother to the Parisian), the Revolution Square where the December ’89 Revolution erupted, with its beautiful Romanian Atheneum and the Royal Palace, the Victory Avenue, Kiseleff, Lipscani- the old City Centre.

Transfer to the airport.

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PRICES per person in double room:

STANDARD PROGRAM (hotels/guesthouses 3*)

Single supplement: 150 Euro

Supplement SUPERIOR PROGRAM (hotels/guesthouses 4*):
150 Euro

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