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Dance, nature and local beverages tasting in Transylvania - 8 day round trip

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A special program with folk dance shows, folk dance lessons with local choreographer and dancing with professional dancers combined with nature, history and of course with local beverages tasting! Geographical Area: Transylvania!

Rates:

  • 949 euro/person for a group of 6
  • 799 euro/person for a group of 8
  • 749 euro/person for a group of 10

The package includes:

  • transfers to/from airport, transportation
  • accommodation - 7 nights (3*/4* hotels)
  • breakfast and dinner; local beverages to dinner according to the program
  • dance lessons and folk dance shows according to the program
  • entrance fees according to the program
  • licensed tour guide

Not included:

  • airfare, tips, travel insurance, meals not listed in the program


Dance, nature and local beverages tasting in Transylvania

A special program with folk dance shows, folk dance lessons with local choreographer and dancing with professional dancers combined with nature, history and of course with local beverages tasting! Geographical Area: Transylvania!

Day 1. Arrival at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest and transfer to Sinaia for overnight. (transfer: 120 km; 2-3 hours). NB! Please consider airport arrival not later then 15:00. Welcome dinner, including local beer and wine tasting.

Day 2. Breakfast. After a visit to the magnificent Peles Castle in Sinaia we are transferred to Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's CASTLE on a panoramic road through the mountains with splendid landscapes. We visit the famous Bran castle (Dracula castle). Transfer back to Brasov for accommodation with possible stop at Rasnov fortress from 13th century.
In the evening, dinner with local beer & wine tasting, a folk dance show and dancing with the dancers.

Highlights of the day:

Sinaia – is a famous mountain ski resort and is well known as "The Carpathians Pearl". Situated on 780 m a.s.l. along Prahova river valley, into the Bucegi massive of the Carpathian Mountains, Sinaia is a great destination for both summer and winter holidays

Peles Castle - is one of Romania's most important museums since it served as a residence for several Romanian monarchs. The castle is built in Neo - Renaissance style and comprises more than 160 rooms.

Bran - The Dracula's Castle in Bran is no doubt one of the milestones when travelling in Transylvania. Towers, narrow corridors, hidden premises - the castle offers many interesting facts and stories, mysterious enough to incite the legend lovers


Day 3. Breakfast. We walk on the Piatra Mare Massif (10 km from Brasov), to the "7 Ladders" canyon. (Duration: 3-4 hours, easy effort, uphill/downhill walk: 200 m/200 m). We visit the Black Church in Brasov. Accommodation and dinner, including local beer and wine tasting .

Highlights of the day:

Brasov - Brasov is everything that Bucharest is not: a placid, gentle, civilized city of 300,000 people nestled in the Carpathian mountains. At present the 2-nd industrial centre after Bucharest and one of the main university, historic and tourist cities in Romania. Places of interest include remnants of a citadel built in 1553, The Black Church (14th – 15th centuries), the largest Gothic church in Romania and within the territory between Vienna and Istanbul.

Day 4. Breakfast. Transfer to Sighisoara (120 km – 2 hours). In the afternoon we head for a sightseeing tour in Sighisoara - the birth place of count Dracula. The town is UNESCO heritage listed and it is also known as the pearl of Transylvania. Accommodation and dinner, including local beverages tasting (brandy, beer & wine).

Highlights of the day:

Sighisoara - An European treasure, Sighisoara is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the Tarnava Mare River, the town was built by Saxons between the 12-th and 17-th centuries. Eleven towers guard Sighisoara's walls, among them Tailors' Tower and Shoemakers' Tower.

Day 5. Breakfast. Accommodation in the village of Avrig. Distance: 200 km.
We drive from Sighisoara through numerous small villages and the fortified churches of Apold, Bradeni, Iacobeni, Agnita, Dealu Frumos and Cincu. In this villages we have the chance to be a part of the daily routine of the village: visit workshops were traditional handicrafts are made, share impressions and experiences with the locals, etc. On our way we make a stop in the village of Lisa at the museum “La Valtori” which hosts a 100-year old installation for creating traditional wool blankets. The installation is powered by water from Lisa River and still in working condition.
In the evening dinner and folk dancing show and dancing with the dancers, including local beverages tasting– beer & wine.

Day 6. Breakfast. Accommodation in Sibiu. Distance: 70 km.
In the morning, if the Transfagarasan road is open (without snow), we drive to Balea Lake and we trek around the lake area (2 - 3 hours, easy to medium effort). Downhill on the same route of the spectacular Transfagarasan road, pass nearby the Balea waterfall. We end in Sibiu and drive to the second biggest open air village museum in Europe near Sibiu (Astra open air museum). You will enjoy a walk among the alleys of the park admiring the fine village architectures of different regions of Romania. Dinner and folk dancing lessons at the museum with local choreographer/dancing with professional dancers, including local beverages tasting (beer & wine).

Highlights of the day:

Transfagarasan road - built as a strategic military route, it is the highest (2042m) and most dramatic paved road in Romania. It runs North to South across the highest sections of the Carpathian Mountains. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia.

Fagaras mountains – the highest mountains of Romania and the Carpathian range with highest peak Moldoveanu -2544m. Balea Lac is a natural glacier lake at 2040m, 360 meters long, 240 meters wide and 11 meters deep. Balea Waterfall with its 60 meters height it is one of the most famous waterfalls in Romania

Astra open air village museum - the second largest open-air museum in Europe (250 acres) is located in the middle of a dense forest and surrounded by a beautiful lake. It features more than 300 buildings as well as watermills and windmills, and other structures representing village architectural styles from many parts of Romania.

Sibiu – Declared the Cultural capital of Europe in 2007, Sibiu was once the king of the Transylvanian Saxon towns, serving as capital and dominating cultural activity. Sibiu is home to the first hospital in Romania (1292), the first pharmacy (1494) and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal Museum, opened in 1817


Day 7. Breakfast. Accommodation in Bucharest. Distance: 300 km.
Group sightseeing tour: Curtea de Arges and Bucharest. Farewell dinner, including local beverages tasting (beer & wine).

Highlights of the day:

Curtea de Arges - the city is one of the oldest in Romania. According to tradition it was founded early in the 13th century by Negru Vodă (or Radu Negru), succeeding Campulung as the capital of Wallachia.

Bucharest – the capital of Romania and the biggest city in Romania is a city of great contrast and lots of sights to be explored.

The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Palace is the world's largest civilian administrative building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building.


Day 8. Breakfast. Transfer to Otopeni airport in Bucharest.

Details about the tour:
- optimal time: July - October.
- number of participants: minimum 6, maximum 20.
- transportation will be chosen according to the number of participants.
- tour requires a good physical shape, with resistance to dance and
local beverages tasting.
- accommodation is done in hotels.
- licensed tour guide during the entire tour.

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