4 days / 3 nights

Lesser-traveled Transylvania Roads,
starting in Bucharest or in Brasov

Tour ID: P1062

Day 1
Bucharest  --  Sinaia  --  Brasov  -- Crit/ Sighisoara
Travel from Bucharest to Crit, via Sinaia -- Brasov
Stops/ visits:
~ Sinaia / Peles castle
~ Brasov / sightseeing in Brasov Old Town
Continue to Crit, or to Sighisoara.
Sighisoara is one of Europe's best preserved medieval citadels,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dinner and overnight in Crit
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 265 km (164 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 15 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: medieval architecture, rural Transylvania. 

Day 2
Crit/ Sighisoara  --  Praid  --  Sovata  --  Gurghiu -- Targu Mures  --  Sighisoara/ Crit 
After breakfast,
day-excursion to Praid salt mine, Gurghiu Dendrological Park and Targu Mures.
Stops / visits:
~ Praid / Praid salt mine
~ Sovata - Lake Ursu
~ Gurghiu / Gurghiu Dendrological Park and Rakoczi-Bornemisza mansion
(optional detour 90 km / 57 miles - 1 hour and 30 minutes additional driving),

~  Targu Mures,
often overlooked by time-starved visitors, this city in central Transylvania
is home to many monumental buildings and great museums.  
Dinner and overnight in Crit or Sighisoara.
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 185 km (115 miles)
Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 10 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
(272 km / 170 miles - 4 hours and 50 minutes if visit/ detour to Gurghiu Dendrological Park)
Sights/ Activities: Secession & Neoclassical architecture, rural Transylvania,
Gurghiu dendrological park - home to over 200 species of trees and shrubs. 

Day 3   
Travel from Crit back to Bucharest
or
Spend a day in rural Transylvania

After breakfast, 
leisurely walk in Criț - home to a beautiful Evangelical church,
surrounded by 25-ft high defending walls.
Criț is fine example of rural Transylvanian-Saxon village planning.
Spend the rest of the day relaxing at "La Hansi"
or
take a walking or bicycle excursion to the nearby Saxon villages:
~ Mesendorf (12 km/ 7.5 miles RT - 2 hours and 30 minutes walk),
~ Cloasterf (16 km/ 10 miles RT - 3 hours and 30 minutes walk),
~ Viscri (25 km / 15.5 miles RT - 5 hours and 15 minutes walk)
distance/ walk time above are round-trip.
Activities in or near Criț:
~ visits to local artisan foods producers (cheese, apple juice, fruit preserve, curred meats),
~ wild mushroom picking / truffle hunting (in season),
~ cooking clases.
Dinner and overnight at "La Hansi" - Criț.
Day 3 in brief
Distance traveled / travel time: varies
Sights/ Activities: 
historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania, 
walking/ bicycling, visits to local artisans/ artisan food producers, wildlife watching. 

Day 4
Crit/ Sighisoara  --  Brasov  --  Cheia  --  Slanic Prahova  --  Ghirghiu  --  Bucharest
After breakfast,
travel from Crit/ Sighisoara to Bucharest, via Cheia - Ploiesti.
Stops / visits:
~ Cheia / gateway to several hiking trails in Ciucas Mts.,
~ Slanic Prahova salt mine
(optional detour 90 km / 57 miles - 1 hour and 30 minutes additional driving),
~ Ghirghiu / Monastery Ghirghiu

Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 270 km (168 miles)
Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 45 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
(288 km / 180 miles - 5 hours and 10 minutes if visit/ detour to Slanic Prahova salt mine)
Sights/ Activities: rural Transylvania, Carpathian Mts. vistas, Orthodox monastery.

This program includes three nights accommodations at 
La Hansi  charming guesthouse in village Crit

  • Availability: year-round

  • Price: from 149 Euros / person

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