Transylvania, Old Villages and Medieval Cities

Tour Highlights

Explore Transylvania’s countryside and its best known medieval cities

Meet local artisans, admire first hand their art and try it yourself

Savour the homestays and fabulous homemade meals prepared by the locals

Attend a seasonal, unique, small scale, local event

About the tour

This is the tour for the people who look for authenticity. The region of Transylvania is one of the places in Romania where traditionalism is considered a lifestyle. Medieval architecture and rural scenery make Transylvania a beautiful and romantic province. Our tour combines the visits to the best known medieval cities of Transylvania, with the homestays and discovery of local artisans in its charming villages.

Itinerary

Day 1

Meet and greet at the Bucharest airport and transfer to Moeciu de Sus. Accommodation and dinner in rural guesthouse in Moieciu de Sus.

Day 2

Breakfast and traditional day in Moeciu de Sus. We will start our tour in Moeciu de Sus with a visit at a traditional weaving loom, in one of the locals houses. The loom dates back from the 1950s and Mari, the owner, will make us a live demonstration of use. Then we will make a horse drawn cart tour of Moeciu de Sus and we’ll stop to visit  the Cabane aux Images, a photographic exhibition about rural life in Romania. After this, we will have a cheese and wine tasting and lunch with local food prepaired by a lady in the village.

Then, transfer to the village of Poarta to have a live demonstration of egg painting in the house of a local artisan and we will receive one painted egg per person as a present. Accommodation and dinner in rural guesthouse in the village of Magura.

Day 3

Breakfast and visit to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, the greatest bear reserve in Europe. Here, 95 bears that used to live in miserable conditions have been rescued and live now a happy life in a natural environment. We head on to Rasnov to see its 15th century fortress which oversees the city. Our next stop will be Bran to visit its famous castle and shop for gifts in the local fair surrounding the castle. Transfer to the village of Sirnea. Accommodation and dinner in rural guesthouse in Sirnea.

Day 4

Breakfast and visit of Brasov, the capital city of the Brasov county and one of the most beautiful and flourishing cities in central Romania, to visit its old medieval center. After the visit, free time for shopping and discovering the city at your will.

In the afternoon and we head on to Viscri, where we will spend the night. Viscri is one of the most beautiful villages of Transylvania and one of the oldest as well. A visit to Viscri is an authentic experience of traveling through time, of returning to a more pure way of life, far away from civilization, as it is also stated in the amazing series of documentaries about Romania.

We will attend a workshop in the village, either at the feltmakers ( a group of women in the village are making feltshoes and hats by hand, from wool to the final product. You can buy nice things at a good price) or at the blacksmiths (more than making horseshoes, he is making hinges for windows and doors, nails and many other things).

We will spend the night and have dinner in one of the local guesthouses.

Day 5

Breakfast and visit at the fortified church in Viscri and short tour of the village.

Transfer to Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in Eastern Europe and since 1999 a Unesco World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is also the birth place of Vlad Tepes, the historical character that inspired Bram Stoker in creating Dracula. We will visit  the city and in the afternoon we head on to Sibiu, European capital of culture in 2007, where we will visit its impressive and very well conserved medieval center, which is also an Unesco World Heritage site. Free time for shopping and discovering the city on your own.

Accomodation in Sibiu.

Day 6

Breakfast and transfer to one of the villages surrounding Sibiu, to attend a local event organized by the Association My Transylvania: Flavours and Sounds of Transylvania. These are local events, organised in remote transylvanian villages that combine local culture, fairs, workshops, gastronomy, concerts … Each event is unique and until we don’t know the dates of the travel we cannot say where we are going. We will spend the night and have dinner in the village, in a local guesthouse.

Day 7

Breakfast and transfer to Turda, where we will visit the Turda salt mine, Salina Turda, a very nice history museum about salt mining and an impressive theme park in its depths. We head on to Rimetea village, one of the best-conserved and most beautiful rural attractions in Romania, where we will make a short tour of the village.

We will spend the night and have dinner in Rimetea, in one of its beautiful guesthouses.

Day 8

Breakfast and transfer to Cluj Napoca. Short walking tour of the city center and transfer to the airport.

Tour area

Gallery

1190 € /person price available for a 4 people group
1170 € /person price available for a 5 people group
1150 € /person price available for a 6 people group
1120 € /person price available for a 7 or more people group

This tour is available for a
minimum of 4 persons

The cost includes

  • 1 night accommodation in rural guesthouse in the villages of Moieciu de Sus, Magura, Sirnea, Viscri, Rimetea and in one of the villages surrounding Sibiu in double room and bed and breakfast regime
  • 1 night accommodation in 3 star hotel in Sibiu, in double room bed and breakfast regime
  • Single room supplement: + 120 € per room per stay
  • Private transfer from Bucharest airport and all the transfers in a private vehicle to the touristical sites in the tour
  • Entrance tickets to all the monuments and workshops in the programme
  • Bilingual guide

 

The cost doesn’t include

  • Airplane tickets
  • Travel inssurance
  • Lunches, drinks, photography fees, tips,… or any other service not mentioned in the programme

Aditional info

  • This tour is available from April to December
  • Tour starts: Bucharest
  • Tour ends: Cluj-Napoca
  • Circuitos similares

Requirements

  • No special requirements
  • Tour starts: Bucharest
  • Tour ends: Cluj-Napoca

Why choose
Hola Transylvania

Native Spanish
speaking guide

Nacho, our main tour guide, is a Spanish origin, qualified tourism expert, who has moved to Romania, and he is currently touring the country with small groups, in Spanish and English.

A nature friendly tourism
is our main goal

Our tours are based on enjoying the local, discovering the gastronomy, emphasizing quality over quantity, rediscovering simplicity.

More than 120 landmarks
and point of interest

We are mixing the must-see sites, with genuine and untouched by mass tourism places, in a combination that thrills everybody.

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