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Transylvania Train

3 - 6 Days
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3 Years

From 980 €

Amazing Experience

Transylvania Train - special tour

Join us on the Transylvania Train adventure, the first tourist train in Romania, and you will experience a mix of authentic emotions and unique activities!

This special train made its first journey in August 2017, taking tourists on a special four-day trip in Transylvania region.

The next edition of Transylvania Train is scheduled for June 26-30, 2019. This is not just a train trip! It is journey full of unique experiences: local wine tasting, forgotten landscapes and untold stories about the people of Transylvania. Four medieval towns in which we stay in the best hotels: Brasov, Sighisoara, Alba Iulia and Sibiu. Musical events specially organized for us: organ concert, fanfare and classical music concert. Culinary experiences gathered from the ancient recipes of the people that made Transylvania such a famous destination.

NOTE: The journey can also be extended with some private tailor-made visits (with transportation, professional guide and accommodation), for those who are willing to continue their trip and discover more of Romania’s attractions.

PRICE FOR MIN 2 PERSONS

980 €

PER PERSON

- +120 euro for single room

- price reduction for families

- different prices for various structure of the groups (from 3-15 persons)

*  Transport to Romania not included

Tour Map

Day by Day

Join us on the Transylvania Train adventure, the first tourist train in Romania, and you will experience a mix of authentic emotions and unique activities!

Day 1 (26.06.2019): Let’s meet!

Our tour starts in Brasov city with check-in the hotel starting 3.00pm (*optional private transfers to Brasov city from Bucharest or other cities in Romania, can be arranged). At 7.00 PM we will gather for an informal welcoming cocktail. Over a glass of Romanian liqueur accompanies by snacks, we will get to know each other and get ready for the Transylvania Train 2019 experience! Accommodation in Brasov, in a 4* hotel.

Day 2 (27.06.2019): Haferland Area

At 09.00am, we drive you to Brasov Railway Station, our embarking point. In the sound of the fanfare, we will get on the first Romanian tourist train. For two hours, we will enjoy Romanian premium wines and cheeses, discovering the first stories of Transylvania. Around noon we will stop in Mureni and enter in Oat Region, named Haferland. Apparently, due to the harsh climate, the region’s land was mostly suitable to oat harvesting, thus the name. During this day we will discover the stories of the fortified churches of Saschiz, Viscri, Crit, Bunesti and Mesendorf. At 1.30pm, we arrive in Crit, at The Kraus House, the former parish house, for lunch. Haferland specialties will delight our senses while relaxing in the courtyard of the fortified church. From 3.00pm we will continue exploring the region and enjoying more stories right from the locals. The day ends with a spectacular experience as we arrive in famous Sighisoara. Europe's best preserved medieval town and part of UNESCO World Heritage. Starting 7.30pm, the restaurant of Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Sighisoara will be waiting for us with an exquisite dinner. At 9.00pm, we start the most renowned tour of Sighisoara Citadel - a nocturnal tour as it has not been seen, accompanied by the famous drummer of the fortress. Accommodation in Sighisoara, in a 4* hotel.

Day 3 (28.06.2019): Traditional Crafts

At 08.30am, right after breakfast, we go to the train station again and get ready to explore a new destination in Siebenburgen: the surroundings of Medias. To make the day even more memorable, we will listen to more local stories about the history of surrounding areas, over a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of Romanian wine. At 10.00am, we arrive at Medias Train Station and, in small groups, we will start our first cultural experience. Throughout the day we will witness the traditions of the Transylvanian culture, participate in workshops performed by local artists. Starting 1.00pm, we will lunch, an opportunity to enjoy dishes from the heart of Transylvania. We continue the afternoon with the second chosen workshop, crafting alongside the locals and popular artists, passionate about the beauty, which will share with us the secrets kept for generations. After the workshops, at 4.30pm, we board the buses and head back to the train, which will be waiting for us at Copsa Mica Station. Snacks and cold beer will be ready for us to during a trip of close to three hours to Alba Iulia. Accommodation in Alba Iulia, in a 4* hotel. .

Day 4 (29.06.2019): Transylvanian Gastronomy

At 09.00am, we start the day with a tour of the famous Alba Carolina Citadel. This is a star-shaped Romanian fortress built between 1715 and 1738. Accompanied by passionate professional guides of the historic city, we will learn the stories that have shaped the history of Romania. At 11.30am, Transylvania Train meets us on the platform of Alba Iulia Station to take us to the next destination: the medieval Mullbach, nowadays called Sebes. Here we will attend a very special event: The Evangelical Church in Sebeș opens its doors for us and the organ from 1893 will delight us with an unique concert. We will continue the series of memorable events with an exquisite gastronomic experience where we will have a role to play – together we will cook and discover old Transylvanian recipes, cooked with beer. At lunchtime, we will enjoy the taste of the dishes prepared by ourselves. At 5.50pm, we get on the train again for almost two hours during which we will have the chance to admire the landscapes of Marginimea Sibiului and to enjoy the stories from the times when the strong fortifications of Sibiu were the last obstacle against the Ottoman invasion. At 7.30pm, we arrive in Sibiu where we will spend the last night of our adventure. After a short relaxation break, starting at 9.00pm, we invite you to a Farewell Party in the historic town. It is our last night together and it is worth honouring it properly! Accommodation in Sibiu, in a 4* hotel.

Day 5 (30.06.2019): Sibiu and Făgăraș Country

After breakfast, we will have a walking trip through the streets and squares of Sibiu, and from 10.00am we will attend a special event – violins will delight our senses with a lot of great classical and contemporary music! Towards noon time go to the train station and travel to Fagaras Citadel. Starting 1.30pm, inside the fortress, we will have lunch, a mix of Transylvanian cuisine. The last part of our journey, from Fagaras to Brasov, will be a great opportunity to change travel impressions, e-mail addresses or Facebook profiles, over a glass of sparkling wine and a lot of good will. Around 5.00pm, after five days of memorable experiences, we will reach the end destination: Brasov Railway Station. Time to say good bye share hugs and smiles !

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