Day 1: Arrival in Romania
Arrival at Bucharest airport. Transfer to your hotel, centrally located. Overnight in Bucharest.
Day 2: Bucharest – Sibiu – Malancrav
After breakfast, transfer to Malancrav, an old saxon village situated in the very heart of Transylvania. Overnight in a charming manor where you will surrounded by old stories & beautiful nature. You will feel time slow down. Our Romania holidays are designed to help you relax and soak in this special countries magical ambience!
Dinner is included at the manor house!
Day 3 - Malancrav – Alma Vii – Viscri – Malancrav
In the morning, visit Malancrav fortified church. The church was built in the fourteenth century as a Gothic basilica, with a tower on the west side and it was dedicated to St. Mary. The mural of this church is remarkable being a real treasure dating from 1350. The sculptures on the walls are also very old, dating from 1405.Several towers of defence have been here before, as well as a double defence walls with several levels and a watch-road.
Our Transylvania uncovered holidays always offer a chance to meet the locals and see cottage industries first hand. Visit a local weaver where you will get to see with your own eyes how the traditional towels are being made by hands that learned this craft from generation to generation.
Next we will drive by car to Alma Vii a charming saxon village. The trip continues by horse drawn carriage through the hills, towards the charcoal maker who lives at the border of the forest. Talking to him, we will find out the secret of his ancient craft.
Then, a path crossing the forest will bring us back to the village where the old tower of the fortified church offers us the amazing panoramas of Transylvania. We will cross the path by carriage and we will continue our trip by car to Viscri.
Visit Viscri Fortified Church witch is one of a series of UNESCO-listed historic churches in Romania. It is first mentioned in a 16th century accounts book of the bishopric of the county of Rupea. The village of Viscri is famous for the fact that Prince Charles has bought 2 properties here. The Prince of Wales has bought and renovated properties to help protect the unique way of life that has existed for hundreds of years through the promotion of sustainable tourism. Visit a local blacksmith (Gabor and his brother are the only blacksmiths left in the entire area).
You will be charmed by his effervescent personality.
Drive back to Malancrav and enjoy your home made bio dinner. Overnight at the manor.
Tailor made holidays to Romania truly dont get any better than this!
Day 4: Malancrav – Sighisoara – Breite plateau – Malancrav
Transylvania holidays must include a trip too Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe (UNESCO heritage). Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.
Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula. His house is just one of the many attractions here.
Transylvania holidays Dracula style include the Church on the Hill with its 500-year-old frescoes, the 13th century Venetian House and the Church of the Dominican Monastery, known for its Transylvanian renaissance carved altarpiece, baroque pulpit, Oriental carpets and 17th century organ.
We continue our trip to Breite plateau where we will admire the natural beauty that Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve offers to all its visitors. Breite is a typical case of culturally modified forest, unique in Eastern Europe, based on a model brought by the Saxons who arrived here in the twelfth century. It is an integral part of a very original, well defined cultural vision introduced in Transylvania by the Saxon settlers.
Today’s tours in Romania concludes with a drive back to Malancrav manor. Overnight at the manor & time for another delicious tea!
Day 5: Biertan – Mosna – Nemsa - Richis – Malancrav
After breakfast your Romania active holiday really begins; first we will drive by car to Biertan. You’ll visit the medieval fortified church of Biertan, a true masterpiece built in the 16th century by Saxons.
We will then hop on our bikes to head towards our journey today ‘Rishis‘, our final bike stop. We will pass by unique medieval villages and we will stop in Mosna where we will visit the local fortified church. Due to the settlement’s prosperity, Mosna has one of the most beautiful and biggest churches in the Tarnave valley.
In Mosna we will visit a local cheese maker. We continue our bike tour to Richis, passing by Nemsa village. In Richis we will visit the fortified saxon church. The church from Richiş is an undeniable treasure which reveals itself step by step to the knowing eye of the visitor.
Its interior is abundant in unique animal and human motives. The most captivating is, by far, the ubiquitous figure of the “green man” seen in various stances, the “little devils” as Mr Schaas calls them. At the church you will be welcomed by Mr. Schaas, one of the few Saxons left in the village. Mr Schaas is the perfect guide; his stories about the people, the village and the church are countless and one day in his company never seems to be enough. Drive back by car to Malancrav. Overnight at the manor.
Active family holidays in Romania find this program delectable as do couples, honeymooners and small groups of friends. Please remember this is a recommended template but we can easily adjust to suit your tastes and interests.
Day 6 - Malancrav – Brasov – Bucharest
Todays tours in Romania include a transfer by car to Bucharest passing by the gorgeous and fascinating town of Brasov. Overnight in a centrally located hotel in Bucharest.
Day 7: Departure day
Transfer to Bucharest airport. End of holiday.
Its time to say our sad farewells but we hope you are taking special memories with you and will come back again!
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Tailor made holidays to Romania
Tailor made holidays to Romania can be spoked to your interests, dates and preferences. Our clients include Romania family active holidays; honeymoons in Romania; small escorted group travel, romantic couples and individuals.