three-days / two nights

Spend one day or more in Rural Transylvania

P1054

Day 1   Arrive Bucharest - Romania
Transfer from Bucharest airport/ train station to your well-located hotel
Optional: Dinner at "Crama Domneasca",
traditional Romanian restaurant located in Bucharest Old Town
Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 1 in brief
Distance traveled: 22 km (14 miles) - Airport to centrally located hotel

Approx. travel time: 40 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Bucharest landmarks, city life. 

Day 2   Bucharest  >  TransFagarasan scenic road  >  Agnita  >  Sighișoara  >  Crit
After breakfast, travel from Bucharest to Sighișoara,
year-round route: Sinaia - Brasov - Rupea
alternative July through October route: Curtea de Arges - TransFagarasan,
scenic road over the Carpathian Mountains.
Optional stops/ visits:
~ Curtea de Arges/ Monastery Curtea de Arges,
a stunning place or worship - resting place of Romania's royal family.
~ ruins of Poenari Fortress (a 'must-see' for Dracula Fans).
Walking tour of Sighișoara citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
After visiting Sighișoara, continue to Criț, a charming Saxon village 30 minutes south of Sighisoara.
Dinner and overnight in Criț at "La Hansi" guest house. 
Day 2 in brief
Distance traveled: 325 km (204 miles)

Approx. travel time: 4 hours and 55 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, historical buildings, medieval architecture, 
rural Transylvania, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Day 3   Spend one 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
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: varied

Sights/ Activities: 
historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania,
walking/ bicycling, visits to local artisans/ artisan food producers, wildlife watching. 


Day 4   Criț  >  Rupea  >  Brașov  >  Sinaia  >  Bucharest
After breakfast,
travel from Criț to Bucharest, via Brasov - Sinaia
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 259 km (163 miles)

Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 55 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture, rural Transylvania

Add one or more days to your visit to Transylvania:

Day 4   Criț  >  Rupea  >  Brașov  
After breakfast,
travel from Criț to Brasov, via Rupea - Rotbav.
Optional stop/ visit:
~ Ranov Fortress,
Sightseeing in Brașov
Overnight in Brașov
Day 4 in brief
Distance traveled: 87 km (54 miles)

Approx. travel time: 1 hour and 20 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture/ fortifications

Day 5   Brașov  >  Rașnov  >  Bran  >  Sinaia  >  Bucharest
After breakfast, 
travel from Brasov to Bucharest, via Rașnov -- Bran -- Sinaia.
Optional stops/ visits:
~ Rașnov Fortress,
~ Bran / Bran (Dracula's) Castle,
~ Sinaia / Peles Castle, one of the most spectacular in Europe;
from 1880s to 1947, Peles castle was the summer residence of Romania's Royal family.
Continue to Bucharest. 
Sightseeing in Bucharest
Day 5 in brief
Distance traveled: 208 km (129 miles)

Approx. travel time: 3 hours and 35 minutes  (normal traffic, without stops)
Sights/ Activities: historical buildings, medieval architecture/ fortifications,
Bran and Peles castles. 

Accommodations in village Criț - Transylvania
La Hansi 
a beatifully restored - 400 years old - Saxon house.

This program is doable with private transportation,
if selecting to travel via the Transfagarasan scenic road
and with private or public transport (train/ bus & local car transfer)
if selecting to travel via Sinaia - Brasov - Sighisoara.

Available
Year-Round

Price: 
89 Euros/ person sharing a double room
Single room supplement: 34 Euros.

Inclusions:
~ private ground transportation 
or train tickets & local transfers,
~ two night accommodations in village Criț - Transylvania at
La Hansi - a beautifully restored - 400 years old - Saxon house.