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Transylvania Train - special tour

Join the adventure of Transylvania Train,the first Romanian tourist train and discover the traditions,values and culture of Transylvania,taste traditional Saxon cuisine and be part of some memorable shows and concerts organized in special locations such as fortified churches or the center of medieval towns.

    Join us on the Transylvania Train adventure this August, the first tourist train in Romania that will take you on a trip through the famous region of Transylvania!

    The special train made its first journey in August 2017, taking tourists on a special four-day trip on the Brasov-Sighisoara-Medias-Alba Iulia-Sebes-Sibiu-Fagaras-Brasov route.

    The second edition of Transilvania Train is scheduled for August 22-26, 2018, its program including wine tastings, four medieval cities to visit, concerts, and local culinary experiences. Each day of the trip will have a different theme. Thus, August 22 will be the “meet & greet day”, August 23 will be dedicated to the story of the fortified churches in Transylvania, August 24 will focus on the story of castles and traditional crafts, August 25 – traditional Transylvanian cuisine, and August 26 – cultural events in Sibiu.

    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.

18:00 - Welcome party and checking in to Brașov (4* hotel)

Early in the morning, to the sound of a brass band, we’ll board the first Romanian tourist trainTransilvania Train.

We’ll have three hours to make friends, taste premium Romanian wines and enjoy the first Transylvania stories. Noon will find us alighting at the Mureni train station, and all through the day we’ll discover the stories of the fortified churches in Saschiz, Viscri and Criț, along with the history of the places and communities that enriched this land.

We’ll leave the Haferland region in the evening, and, upon arriving in Sighișoara, we’ll be welcomed with a tour of the Citadel and an exquisite dinner (4* hotel accommodation).

At 09:00, after breakfast, we’ll head to a new destination – Mediaș. Once more, we’ll be mesmerized by the stories and landscapes of Transylvania aboard our train.

We’ll stop at Mediaș train station and, in small groups, head out to our first cultural experiences of the area – the traditional workshops. Throughout the day, we’ll experience Transylvanian traditions, from making roof tiles to weaving.

After lunch, we’ll continue our day crafting with the locals artists and apprentices. As the afternoon wanes, we’ll start towards Alba Iulia, where the City Guard will be expecting us at 19:00 for the guard change ceremony, welcoming us with canon salvoes.

After this memorable moment, we’ll head out to dinner and accommodation at the 4* Transilvania Hotel.

We’ll start our day with a tour of the Alba Carolina Citadel. Transilvania Train awaits us afterwards at the station, to carry us to our next destination – Sebeș.

Here, a special event is prepared for us: the Evangelical Church of Sebeș will open its gates, and the 1893 church organ will offer us a unique concert of classical and choir music.

We’ll continue our series of memorable events with a unique gastronomical experience, as we cook and discover traditional Transylvanian recipes.

The afternoon will find us aboard the train, where, for 3 hours, we’ll admire the landscapes of Sibiu area, and enjoy legends of the times when the powerful fortifications of Sibiu withstood Turkish attacks.

In the evening we’ll reach Sibiu, where, after a short relaxation break, we invite you to party. It’s our last night together and it deserves a proper celebration! (4* hotel accommodation)

After breakfast, we’ll have a special event at 11:00 outdoors concert, where violins and violas will delight us with arias of great classical operas and modern choruses alike.

Afterwards, we’ll board the train once more, heading towards the citadel of Făgăraș, with a 13:30 lunch inside the old walls.

The final stage of our journey, from Făgăraș to Brașov, will be the perfect occasion to exchange addresses, impressions, emails or Facebook profiles.

Around 17:00, after 5 days of memorable experiences, we’ll reach the terminus point of our travels: Brașov train station.

DEPARTURES DATA:
22.08.2018
DURATION:
5 days
RATES:

From 780 EUR/pp