A short trip to the heart of Transylvania, combining stunning scenery and centuries of Saxon- Romanian culture. See the “Transylvanian Garden of Eden”, one of Europe’s most spectacular mountain areas, the Hotel of Ice and the baroque city of Sibiu.
Day 01: Arrive in Sibiu
Upon arrival in Sibiu there will be an exploration trip through Avrig and the surrounding villages to get the first impressions of the Transylvanian-Saxon culture and its architecture. Upon returning to Avig city, you will be accommodated overnight in Samuel Brukenthal’s summer residence. (Meals: No Meals)
Day 02 – Starting with a visit to the former Cistercian abbey in Cârța, founded in 1202 and continue to the village of Cârțișoara, where many old traditions are still preserved. Visit the house of the shepherd Badea Cärtan, who in 1894, walked from here to Rome so he could see the representations of Dacians on the Trajan column. After a spectacular mountain drive, a short hike brings us to the Bälea waterfall where we enjoy a cable car ride to reach the 2034 metre-high Bälea glacier. Afternoon is left at leisure and overnight stay will be at the Hotel of Ice. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 03 – Returning to Avrig, explore Transylvania’s Garden of Eden, Samuel Brukenthal’s summer residence and then continue to Sibiu where we visit the historical centre, Town square, Brukenthal’s Palace with its unique art collection and afternoon visit to Astra Outdoor museum. The evening concludes with a festive dinner at Brukenthal’s Palace. Overnight in Avrig (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 04: Sibiu – Departure
Time permitting, enjoy a farewell stroll through Sibiu before transferring to Sibiu airport for onward journey.
Range: Exploring Days, Comfortable Nights
Departs: Any day
Hotel Rating: 3/4 star hotels
Local Payment: None
Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide
Meals: Breakfast: 3, Dinner: 1
Visiting: Sibiu, Avrig, Cärta, Cärtisoara, Bälea Lake
- 2nts Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) and Bed & Breakfast basis (warm accommodation) Samuel Brukenthal’s Summer Residence
- 1nt Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) and Bed & Breakfast basis Hotel of Ice
- All transfers as mentioned int the program
- Festive Dinner – Brukenthal’s Palace
- Cable Car ride Bâlea Lake
- Exhibition visit – Brukenthal’s Palace
- Wine Tasting
- English Speaking Guide
Above mentioned costs do not include visa fee, entrance fees to sites where applicable, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.