The Taste of Transylvania in 5 days - Vegan Friendly Tour
Day 1. Flight to Romania; Bucharest – Brasov
Shared transfer from Otopeni Airport to Poiana Brasov.
Accommodation in Brasov.
Day 2. Brasov – Bran – Sibiu
In the morning city tour of Brasov - a town on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia that played in the Middle Ages an important role in the defense against the Turkish invaders. The medieval center is beautifully preserved. Then we will go to the Dracula Castle in Bran. Your guide will explain to you the historical background of the template for Bram Stoker`s novel and you will learn, how did Vlad Tepes, the Impaler, turned in Count Dracula. From Bran we will drive towards Sibiu.
Accommodation in Sibiu.
Day 3. Discover Sibiu & Surroundings (The European Region of Gastronomy 2019)
After breakfast, we invite you to explore the villages surrounding Sibiu that represents the heart and soul of traditional rural Transylvania, located at the bottom of Cindrel Mountains. We start with the villages that have Saxon influent like Cisnadie a beautiful fortified church and Cisnadioara to visit one of the oldest fortified church and a view of the surroundings from its hill. The next stops are different in architecture and ways of life in Rasinari a Romanian village is known for their Shepards and cheese production, here we must stop to taste the local products. Next, we go to Sibiel a typical Romanian village with a museum of icons painted on glass by the Romanian peasants in the area. Our last stop in Cristian – a village inhabited mostly by Landlers a population broth here by the Austrian Empire.
Today you will learn how to make traditional Romanian vegan „sarmale with rice and mushrooms” and „mamaliga” and have the lunch at a peasant family’s home in the Surroundings of Sibiu.
After this culinary experience, we will have the city tour in Sibiu/Hermannstadt - the European Cultural Capital 2007. We will visit, among others the Evangelical Church, the Council Tower, The large and the Small Square, the Liars' Bridge, the Brukenthal Palace.
Day 4. Sibiu – Bucharest
After breakfast, departure from Sibiu to Bucharest.
In the period Juy – September we can drive on the Transfagarasan Road - the highest altitude pass road. You will discover the beauty of the glacial Balea Lake (2034 m), Vidraru dam lake. The Transfagarasan mountain road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Located in Romania, it runs trough Fagaras mountains and it represents a challenge for every driver because of its sharp hairp in turns. Built between 1970 and 1974 by the military forces, the Transfagarasan has more tunnels and viaducts then any other road in Romania.
Arrival in Bucharest. Explore the highlights of Romania’s capital. Main touristic attractions: The Press House, the Kiseleff Boulevard, the Arch of Triumph, the Victoria Square, the Spring Palace, the Cotroceni Palace, the Palace of Parliament and of course the old streets like the Lipscani Street.
Day 5. Departure
Transfer from hotel to airport in Bucharest.
Prices (EUR / person in DBL-room):
EUR 496,00 / person (minimum 2 persons)
Single Room supplement EUR 103,00 / person
|Transfer by air condition van, minibus or coach from Airport Bucharest to Brasov||Yes||-|
|Map with Romania||Yes||-|
|English speaking specialized guide from/to Sibiu on day 3||Yes||-|
|English speaking specialized guide from Brasov to Sibiu on day 2||Yes||-|
|Cooking class and lunch on day 3||Yes||-|
|4 x accommodation with breakfast in very good guest houses and hotels, like follow:||- 1 x in Brasov: egg. Bella Muzica 3*+ ( http://bellamuzica.ro/)
- 2 x in Sibiu: egg. Hotel Carpathian 3* (https://www.carpathian-hotels.com/ro/hoteluri/carpathian-hotel-sibiu/) ;
- 1 x in Bucharest: egg. Hotel Central 4* (http://www.centralhotel.ro/ro/)
|Transfer from hotel to Airport Otopeni||Yes||-|
|Transport from Sibiu to Bucharest with English speaking specialized guide/driver (day 4)||Yes||-|
|Transport from/to Sibiu with English speaking specialized guide/driver on day 3||Yes||-|
|Transport from Brasov to Sibiu with English speaking specialized guide/driver on day 2||Yes||-|
|Single room supplement||Yes||€ 103,00/person|