Gypsies, wildlife & medieval Transylvania (2 days, from Cluj)

Highlights:
• meeting the coppersmith Gypsies
• Sighisoara fortress (UNESCO heritage)
• Dracula’s birth town said-to-be
• bear watching
• wild animal reserve
• traditional Szekler painted wooden gates
• Corund pottery
• Praid salt mine

Small-group format ensures a personalized experience.

per adult from

$747

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • services of a professional English speaking guide / driver
    • all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
    • bear watching with a forester
    • coppersmith Gypsies craft demonstration
    • entry tickets for the wild animal reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Salina Praid - Salt Mine
    What's excluded :
    • your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned above)
    • photo / video entrance fees (where required)
    • personal expenses

  • Day 1: Cluj - Sighisoara - Szekely Land

    Stop At: Medias, Medias, Sibiu County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Departure from Cluj at 8 am, after breakfast, heading for Saxon Transylvania. Stop in a first village, close to Medias, to meet the coppersmith Gypsies, exposing their stuff for sale on the side of the road. The Gypsy family will welcome you into their house and offer you a demonstration of their skills.
    Lunch in a restaurant on the way.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sighisoara Historic Center, Piata Cetatii Nr.1 Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400 Romania
    Continue for Sighisoara Saxon medieval fortress (UNESCO heritage), one of the few of it’s kind still inhabited in Europe. Still surrounded by 9 of the initial 14 defense towers, the fortress of Sighisoara shelters not only beautiful Medieval architecture, but also medieval legends, such as the one connected to Vlad the Impaler ‘Dracula' birthplace.
    Head for the Szekely Land.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Odorheiu Secuiesc 535600, Romania
    In the afternoon meet the forester that will take you to the bear observatory, in the area of Udvarhely. The observation will end the latest at night fall.
    Car transfers: approx. 4h30min; ~230 km / 142 mi
    (dinner included, breakfast & lunch not included)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight in a rural guesthouse in the Szekely Land

    Day 2: Szekely Land - Corund - Praid - Cluj

    Stop At: Corund, Corund, Harghita County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Early breakfast and transfer to a wild animal reserve in the nearby. Walking tour for the observation of wild boars, deers, mouflons and elks (1-2 hours).
    Still in the Szekely Land, you will admire some traditional Szekler wooden gates and meet some local craftsmen in Corund, a village famed throughout the country for the decorated pottery.
    Lunch on the way in a restaurant.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salina Praid - Salt Mine, Praid Romania
    On the way back to Cluj stop to visit Praid salt mine, the biggest salt mine in Transylvania, one of the very few still exploited in Romania.
    *It is not recommended to visit the salt mine if you have heart, lungs, digestive and other health conditions.
    Get back to Cluj in late afternoon. End of the tour.
    Car transfers: approx. 4h30min; ~230 km / 142 mi
    (breakfast included, lunch & dinner not included)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from your accommodation in Cluj or any other spot in the city. At the time of booking, please give us the address at which we can meet you. We'll keep you informed about the pick up time.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Strong smells to be avoided at the bear observatory: cigarettes, perfumes/deodorants, alcohol
    • No high-heeled shoes advices
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
    • The order of the visits may differ.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
    • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophibia
    • Not recommended for travelers with agarophobia
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by SC CARPATINO TOURS SRL

Activity ID: V-66066P8

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