3-Day Trip from Brasov: Medieval Sites, Bears, Old Crafts and Scenic Nature
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3-Day Trip from Brasov: Medieval Sites, Bears, Old Crafts and Scenic Nature

3 days
Full Day
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Day 1: Brasov - Prejmer - Balvanyos - Talisoara

Stop At: Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, East side of the Brasov Depression, Prejmer 507165 Romania
Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to one of the most impressive Saxon fortifications in Transylvania, Prejmer Fortified Church. Here you can be amazed by the powerful surrounding walls and the great architecture of the church, then head to the Land of Volcanoes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pál Hasszmann Museum, 330, Cernat 527070, Romania
Discover the rich ethnographic collection of the Haszmann-Pál Museum and learn about the traditional Székely motifs and symbols used in wood carving and furniture painting.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Balvanyos Resort, Turia 527160, Romania
In Balvanyos Resort you will find a wide variety of mineral water springs, baths and gas emanations. The inhabitants of the area have used these natural resources in curative purposes for hundreds of years. We hike up to the Sulphurous Cave, which is Europe’s largest hydrogen sulfide mofetta emanating daily 3000‒6000 m3 gas, then on the forest trail we go down to the Apor Daughters Bath, where you will find various natural feet soaks and baths which are very fizzy, like a jacuzzi.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Saint Anna Lake, Loc. Tusnad approach from Bixad, Baile Tusnad 535100 Romania
Next we drive 10 km to Central Europe`s only volcanic lake, the enchanting Saint Anne Lake. Its charm for tourists has the roots in the legends surrounding this place, the beautiful landscape, the healing properties and into the fact that it is also a great place to get in touch with nature.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mohos Peat-Bog, Loc. Tusnad, Baile Tusnad, Romania, Baile Tusnad 535100 Romania
After a walk on the shore of Saint Anne lake, a guided tour in the special nature reserve Mohos Peat-Bog follows where you can admire unique plant rarities like carnivore plants.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: At the end of the day, feel like a Transylvanian noble in a boutique castle stay in Talisoara.

Day 2: Talisoara - Meresti - Odorheiu Secuiesc - Izvoare

Stop At: Varghis Gorges, DJ132A, Meresti Romania
Today visit one of the most talented craftsmen of the Land of the Woods. First watch the local blacksmith at work still using traditional techniques to mold the metal, then visit a 200 year old watermill in Batanii Mici. Visit the Suto family in Varghis who has been sculpting and hand-painting furniture since 1568.

As you pass by small, colourful villages in the Homorod Valley, stop in Meresti for local artisan cheese tasting.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: City Centre, Odorheiu Secuiesc 535600 Romania
Attend a unique workshop at the Kováts Photography Studio which is one of the oldest photography studios still around and functioning in Europe. Here you can learn about the history of photography, discover the old technology and have a photo shoot. The prints need several days to be finalized and will be sent to you by post.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ivo Wildlife Park, Izvoare, jud. Harghita 134/D, Izvoare 537360 Romania
In late afternoon follows one of the most exciting experiences in the Carpathians, a brown bear watching tour in the wild. An experienced local ranger will take you to one of the many hides operating in the forests of the Harghita Mountains. After 3 h watching, ride to your accommodation where a delicious wild game gourmet dinner awaits you.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Enjoy a cheese tasting tour in the Homorod Valley.
Accommodation included: After 3 h bear watching, ride to your boutique accommodation where delicious wild game gourmet specialties await you.

Day 3: Izvoare - Sighisoara - Viscri - Brasov

Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
Today say farewell to the Harghita Mountains and ride 1.5 h to visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara having nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri 507039 Romania
After a guided tour of Sighisoara citadel, ride to one of the most beautiful Saxon villages in Transylvania, Viscri, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside the church museum discover the wonderful craft and culinary traditions of this timeless village and learn about the fascinating rules that governed the Saxon community. From the tower you can admire the village scenery.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cetatea Rupea, Strada Cetatii, Rupea 505500 Romania
Before returning to Brasov, visit Rupea or Rasnov Fortress for a guided tour and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Professional English- or German-speaking local guide;
  • Private tour;
  • Visiting 3 World Heritage Sites;
  • Traditional crafts workshops;
  • Bear watching tour;
  • Transylvania map and cultural pass;
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation for 2 nights in 3-star boutique pensions;
  • Round-trip transportation with a modern car/minivan;
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the surroundings of Brasov;
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
  • Entry/Admission - Pál Hasszmann Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Anna Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Mohos Peat-Bog
  • Entry/Admission - Varghis Gorges
  • Entry/Admission - Odorheiu Secuiesc
  • Entry/Admission - Ivo Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara Historic Center
  • Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church
  • Entry/Admission - Cetatea Rupea
Not included
  • Meals, other than those included in the itinerary;
  • Alcoholic beverages, room service, souvenirs, and other personal spendings;
  • Photography fees;
  • Health & travel insurance;
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a double room. Travelers who wish to stay in a single room must pay the single supplement fee.
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Generally, children should be around 8 years old to participate and understand the importance of the environment we operate in
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • There are no bathroom facilities in the bear watching hide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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