5 days / 4 nights
Transilvania Train 2020
Tour ID: P1072
August 26, 2020
Welcome to Brasov, southern Transylvania
Check-in in your well-located, four-star, Brasov hotel.
Welcome cocktail at your hotel,
brief presentation of your upcoming Transilvania Train Adventure.
August 27, 2020
Discover the "Haferland" (Land of Oat Crops)
Brasov -- Crit -- Sighisoara
A brass fanfare will welcome you at Brasov train station!
Board Transilvania Train
Begin your Transilvania train journey,
travel Brasov to Mureni.
Your guide will introduce you to the history of Transylvania
and some of her unique fortified churches (Saschiz, Viscri, Criț, Bunești, Meșendorf).
On board, enjoy Romanian artisan cheeses and wines.
Disembark train in Mureni,
travel by coach to Crit, small village in southern Transylvania.
1:30 pm - 3 pm
Lunch at "Casa Kraus" - Crit Church rectory.
Continue your visit to "Haferland".
Check-in in your Sighisoara four-star hotel.
7:30 pm - dinner at your Sighisoara hotel
Night tour of Sighisoara citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
accompanied by Citadel's drummer.
Overnight in Sighisoara.
August 28, 2020
Crafts of Transylvania
Sighisoara -- Medias -- Alba Iulia
after breakfast board Transilvania Train in Sighisoara
and head to Medias, the second Siebenburgen (Seven Walled Saxon Towns) you will be visiting.
Coffe, tea, wine and beer will be served on board.
Disembark Transilvania train in Medias
to visit a workshop that continues the long tradition of Transylvanian crafts.
Lunch in a village near Medias, enjoy local foods and drinks.
Visit a second workshop; learn about - and practice - Transilvanian handicrafts making.
Travel (bus) from Medias to Copsa Mica.
Board Transylvania Train and travel to Alba Iulia.
Snacks and cold beer wil be served on board.
Dinner and overnight in Alba Iulia.
August 29, 2020
Gastronomy of Transylvania
Alba Iulia -- Sebes -- Marginimea Sibiului Area -- Sibiu
Sightseeing in Alba Iulia;
visit Alba Iulia Vauban-style fortress, the largest and best preserved in Eastern Europe.
Board Transilvania Train and travel to Sebes (Mullbach in German).
In Sebes, attend a special organ music concert at Sebes Luthern Church.
The church's organ, built in 1791, is usually used only once a year, during Easter Sunday service.
Learn how to cook Transylvanian dishes, using local beer.
Lunch in Sebes. Enjoy some dishes you (have helped to) cook.
Board Transilvania Train and,
while enjoying the beautiful rural Transylvania landscapes,
learn about the region's tumultuous history.
arrive Sibiu - former capital of Transylvania (1692-1791 and 1849-1865)
Check-in in your well-located, four-star, Sibiu hotel.
Time at leisure in Sibiu.
Transylvania farewell party.
Sibiu has been designated an "European Region of Gastronomy" in 2019
Dinner and overnight in Sibiu.
August 30, 2020
Sibiu and the lands at the foot of Fagaras Mts. (Tara Fagarasului)
Sibiu -- Fagaras -- Brasov
walking tour of Sibiu
attend an open-air music performance in one of Sibiu charming squares.
Classical favorites will be played by a local - fiddle and violin - music ensemble.
Board Transilvania Train and travel to Fagaras
(small town located at equal distance between Sibiu and Brasov).
Visit Fagaras stronghold, one of the very few, in Transylvania, surrounded by water ditches.
Lunch at Fagaras Fortress;
classic, reinterpreted, Transylvanian dishes, will be served.
After lunch, continue to Brasov,
the last leg of your journey on board of 2019 Transilvania Train.
Sparkling wines will be served on board.
Arrive Brasov train station,
end of your Transylvania Train program.
This program includes accommodations:
~ one night in Brasov: Ambient or similar
~ one night in Sighisoara: Double Tree by Hilton or similar
~ one night in Alba Iulia,
~ one night in Sibiu: Ramada Sibiu or Golden Tulip or Continental or similar
- Availability: August 26, 2020
- Price: 779 Euros / person sharing a double room
Single supplement: 120 Euros
Family / small group discounts are available
- 30% deposit is required to secure your reservation
- Remaining balance of 70% must be received by July 15, 2020.
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