Walking Tour of the Saxon Villages of Transylvania

Tour-operator: My Romania
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Period: October 26th-29th
Group size: 4-12 participants
Description:

 

DAY 1 – 26th of October

9.00 Transfer from Poiana Brasov to Viscri (1 h drive).

Viscri village lies in the heart of Transylvania. Learn about Mihai Eminescu Trust work, explore the village, visit the 12th century fortified church, UNESCO designated, have a horse and cart drive in the surroundings and have lunch with a family.

After lunch, start a gentle walk from Viscri to Meschendorf. (4 h)

Your accommodation is in the small village of Crit, where Mihaela cooks delicious organic and home grown products.

 

DAY 2 – 27th of October

After your breakfast with home made yogurt, village milk and eggs, you start your drive towards Sighisoara (1h) and have a stop in Saschiz. Learn here about the Adept Foundation and their work protecting Transylvania’s farmed landscapes and their biodiversity.

Visit Sighisoara and have a light lunch in Sighisoara (not-included). Drive to Cris to start your walk to Malancrav (2 ½ hours), your next overnight stop.

On the way, you may have a visit to Breite Plateau near Sighisoara where lies the largest, most representative habitat with multi-secular oak trees in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

DAY 3 – 28th of October

Before starting your walk from Malancrav, admire the rare 15th century frescoes and altar piece of the Saxon church, as well as the Apafi Manor house. You can also visit in the village a lady making traditional rugs or curtains.

Walk to Biertan (another UNESCO World Heritage site) via 2 other villages (5h). Picnic lunch.

From Biertan transfer by car to Sibiu, for your central 3* hotel. Dinner independent.

 

DAY 4 – 29th of October

Visit Sibiu and transfer to Sibiu airport.

 

Alternative transfers:

Train or private transfer by car to Bucharest (5h). The price depends on how many people wish to transfer.

Transfer to Targu Mures airport.

Included services: • 3 nights accommodation;
• Most of the meals (except 1 lunch, 1 dinner);
• Car from Poiana Brasov to Sibiu airport, transfers for the walks;
• English speaking guide;
• Visits to Viscri, Malancrav and Biertan fortified churches;
• Horse and cart ride in Viscri;
• Walking map.
Services not included: • 2 meals (1 lunch in Sighisoara, 1 dinner in Sibiu);
• Transfers to Bucharest or Targu Mures airport;
• Train tickets;
• Travel insurance.
Price: TOTAL PRICE: 470 EURO/person
Single supplement: 40 euro
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