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The Medieval Spirit of Transilvania

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 7 - 30 people
Destination(s): Romania  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1809 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Bucharest - Pitesti - Ramnicu Valcea - Sibiu - Cisnadioara. We will head out for Sibiu admiring the lanscape of Oltenia. In the evening we will arive in the town of Cisnadioara, a town surrounded by hills and watched over by the old fortified church, strategically situated on a hill.

Day 2: Cisnadioara – Cisnadie – Selimbar – Sibiu - Cisnadioara. We will explore the area on bicycles, this being a more appropriate way for you to get close to nature. First of all we will visit the fortified church of Cisnadioara, one of the oldest and most representative monuments, as far as Romanic style is concerned. Further on, we will visit the church in Cisnadie, one of the best conserved in Transylvania and one of the few that still shelters
religious ceremonies. Once arrived in Sibiu, we invite you to discover the magic of the old center in an original manner, by taking part in a treasure hunt.

Day 3: We will visit a village near Sibiu, where customs and traditions are still kept and we will try to get acquainted with people's lifestyle. Therefore, we will visit traditional craftsmen and their workshops and we will see how they work, following ancestral methods.

Day 4: Cisnadioara - Curmatura Magura - Magura Peak - Poiana Trandafirilor - Catunul Prislop – Rasinari - Cisnadioara. We will go on a hike that will take us through breathtaking places. After climbing on Magura Peak, one of the highest in the area, we will descent on a road that intersects several sheepfolds. If we are lucky enough to meet the shepard, we will ask him to give us some details about his ancestral occupation.

Further on, we will follow a narrow path through hayfields that will take us to the small village of Prislop. Prislop is an impressive gypsy village because of the contrast between people's poor condition and their enthusiastic attitude. Our trip will end in Rasinari, where we will take a tram that will lead us to Sibiu,through a forest. From here, we will get back to Cisnadioara by bus and have dinner.

Day 5: Cisnadioara - Sibiu - Village Museum - Cisnadioara. During this day we will visit The Astra Museum, one of Romania's most beautiful village museums, where you will take part in a dynamic and interactive visit, due to several games that we will organize. After visiting the museum, we will have lunch in a wonderful setting – a restaurant situated in one of the mansions exposed here. After lunch, we will go to Sibiu, say goodbye to the old city and have dinner in one of the most famous restaurants, as far as traditional German dishes are concerned.

Day 6: Cisnadioara - Agnita - Merghindeal - Tapu - Seica Mica - Agarbiciu - Axente Sever - Valea Viilor - Ighisul Nou - Biertan. We will say goodbye to our host and take the minibus to Medias, on a road winding through villages that shelter fortified churches. In this way, we will visit the churches in Agnita, Valea Viilor and Ighisul Nou. They are all unique, as they combine differently several architectural styles.

Day 7: Biertan - Copsa Mare - Valchid - Saros pe Tarnave - Biertan. Today we will become children again! We will compete in a bicycle race on the hills nearby. In this way, we will discover the traditions and customs from these villages without disturbing their well functioning.

Day 8: Biertan - Richis. We will visit the villages around Biertan, wandering on trails that wind through charming hayfields. In Richis we will visit the church that has one of the most beautiful Gothic portals in Transylvania. After the visit, we will organize a picnic with traditional dishes, on a nearby meadow.

Day 9: Biertan - Medias - Sighisoara - Brasov - Bucharest. We will head towards Bucharest, making stops in other medieval towns. Medias and Sighisoara will take us back to long-forgotten times, while wandering on narrow streets and the city of Brasov will amaze us through the contrast between old and new. Further on, we will arrive in Bucharest, where we will accommodate in a hotel situated in a quiet part of the city.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport for departure. End of the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- All meals
- Transportation
- Entrance fees at the highlights mentioned in the program
- Guiding services
- Activities and bike rentals.

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