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Transylvania - On the footsteps of Saxon cities and villages


7 days / 6 nights

from 595 eur/person

departures on request

On the footsteps of Saxon cities and villages

Day 1 Flight to Cluj-Napoca

Arrival at Cluj-Napoca International Airport.
Welcome from your guide.
Transfer at the hotel.
Cluj-Napoca walking city tour: Saint Michael Church, the University, Evangelical Church, Equestrian Statue of Mathias Corvin, Native House of Mathias Corvin, National Theater, Orthodox Cathedral.
Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

Day 2 Cluj-Napoca - Bistrita - Dorolea - Reghin - Sighisoara - breakfast, dinner
Departure for Bistrita “Bistritz”, one of the Transylvanian cities with an important Saxon heritage.
Visit the Evangelical Church, masterpiece of Transylvanian gothic style.
Then we continue to the tiny Saxon village of Dorolea ‘Klein Bistritz”, the first Transylvanian Saxon village to become UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Short visit of the village.
Departure for Sighisoara, considered as “Pearl of Transylvania”, Schäßburg (Saxon name).
Stop will be in Reghin “Sachsisch Regen”, another city with saxon heritage.
Visit of “Gliga” Violin Factory, as Reghin is considered as Capital of Romanian violin industry.
You have the possibility to buy one.
Arrival in Sighisoara.
Dinner with “Junii Sibiului” folkloric show
Accommodation in Sighisoara.

Day 3 Sighisoara - Bran - Brasov - breakfast
Two hours walking tour of medieval city of Sighisoara, dominating the hill.
Sighisoara is the city where the famous Prince Vlad Tepes (surnamed “Vlad the Impaler”) was born in 1431.
The tour will include: a few of the 9 existing towers (in total the city counted 14 towers), “Vlad Dracul” House (XV-th century), Venetian House, Stag House, Covered Stairs, The Church on the Hill.
Departure for Bran.
Bran Castle, or “Dracula Castle”, is in “Top 10 most famous castles on Earth”, also being considered as the most expensive medieval castle ever built.
Bran Castle is our second “rendez-vous” with “Dracula Legend”.
Departure for Brasov “Kronstadt”, another very important Transylvanian city with a strong Saxon heritage.
Brasov walking tour: City Hall Square, City Hall, Corde Street (narrowest on Earth), Black Church.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 4 Brasov - Sinaia - Prejmer - Sibiu - breakfast, dinner
Departure for Sinaia, “The Pearl of Carpathians”.
Morning visit of Peles Castle, architectural masterpiece, former summer residence of Romanian Royal Family.
Departure for Prejmer/Tartlau. Visit of the Fortified Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Departure for Sibiu.
Arrival in Sibiu, “Hermannstadt”, another very important Transylvanian city, also with Saxon heritage, former European Cultural Capital in 2007.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation in Sibiu.

Day 5 Sibiu - Sibiel - Sibiu - breakfast, dinner
Sibiu walking city tour: Big Square, Small Square, Huet Square, Evangelical Church, Catholic Cathedral, Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary, Orthodox Cathedral, Liars Bridge, Handicrafts Square, City Hall, City Hall Tower, Bruckenthal Museum.
We continue with ‘Astra Museum” visit, one of the most important ethnographical museums in the world
In the afternoon, we visit Sibiel “Icons on the Glass” Museum.
Back to Sibiu.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Accommodation in Sibiu.

Day 6 Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj-Napoca - breakfast, dinner
Departure for Alba Iulia, “Romania’s Union Capital” and former capital of Transylvania.
Alba Iulia city tour: Reunification Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, Prince’s Palace, Equestrian Statue of Mihai Viteazul/Michael the Brave.
Michael the Brave was the 1st ever Romanian Prince to achieve the Union of the Three Historical Romanian Provinces (Transylvania, Moldova and Vallachia), on November the 1-st 1599.
Also, in Alba Iulia, the Great Romania was born on December 1-st 1918.
We finish Alba Iulia tour with „Alba Carolina” medieval fortress, Vauban style masterpiece.
If we have chance, we can attend the ceremony of “guard change”.
Alba Carolina end of the tour will bring us at the cell where Horia, Closca and Crisan, the leaders of “Revolt of Horea, Closca and Crisan” from 1784.
Departure for Turda Salt Mine.
Visit of Turda Salt Mine.
Departure for Cluj-Napoca “Klausenburg”, another very important Transylvanian city, also with Saxon heritage.
Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Cluj-Napoca.
Accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.

Day 7 Cluj-Napoca - flight back home - breakfast

Transfer at Cluj-Napoca Airport.
Flight back home.

Strong points of this tour:
• On the footsteps of “Dracula Legend”: Sighisoara, Bran
• On the footsteps of heroes of Romanian history: Vlad Tepes and “Dracula Legend”; Michael The Brave; Horea; Closca; Crisan; Romanian Kings;
• Cultural cities with saxon heritage:
  Cluj-Napoca “Klausenburg”;
  Bistrita “Bistritz”;
  Dorolea “Klein Bistritz”;
  Reghin “Sachsisch Regen”;
  Sighisoara “Schaesburg”;
  Brasov “Kronstadt”;
  Prejmer “Tartlau”;
  Sibiu “Hermannstadt”;
  Alba Iulia “Weissenburg”;
• Famous Castles: Bran, Peles
• Visit of former and actual capitals of Romania or of Romanian Provinces: Sibiu; Alba Iulia;
• Traditional show: Hotel “Binder Bubi” with “Junii Sibiului” show, in Sighisoara.

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