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

Enjoy the best highlights, cultural experiences and visit the most wonderful landscapes Transylvania can offer in the surroundings of Brasov. This 3-day private tour combines important historical sites (Prejmer, Sighisoara Citadel, Viscri, Rasnov Fortress) with beautiful natural landscapes (Balvanyos, Saint Anne Lake, Harghita Mountains), select boutique accommodations (castle stay and a stylish hunting lodge famous about its wild game specialties), authentic crafts (traditional photography atelier, blacksmith, Transylvanian furniture painting, milling), select culinary experiences (reinterpreted Transylvanian cuisine, wild game specialties) and unique nature tours in the Eastern Carpathians (bear watching in the wild). Discover all this and more in our handcrafted tour, which can be further tailored to meet your needs.

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  • What's included :
    • 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
    What's excluded :
    • Meals, other than those included in the itinerary;
    • Alcoholic beverages, room service, souvenirs, and other personal spendings;
    • Photography fees;
    • Health & travel insurance;
    • Gratuities

  • 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.
  • Departure Point :
    Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from any location (hotel, train station, etc.) in Brasov is included in the price of the tour free of charge.
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Carpathian Escapes Ltd

Activity ID: V-44994P21

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