Dracula's Land tour in Transilvania
photo hunting tour and wildlife tour in Romania

On the other side of the thick forests of the Carpathians, no matter from which direction you come, lays Transilvania. Travel to the land of the „seven fortresses” or Siebenbürgen, as it was called by the German population, known as Saxons, who came down in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Saxons came to create a bulwark, together with Hungarians and Romanians, against the intruders from east. And, besides the seven big city-boroughs, they built lots of peasants-boroughs, castles and church-boroughs, all of which were erected for defending reasons.

Transilvania is big - one could hardly know it after only one tour in Transilvania. Our excursion covers its South-Eastern part, the so-called Ţara Bârsei, the Bârsa Land, which has its Capital at Brasov. Travel to Romania’s mountain surrounded area and discover the real image of the inhabitants of its regions (Hungarian Siculi, German Saxons, and Romanians), as  our programme includes towns and villages of all ethnic minorities or majorities. Where possible, direct contact with locals is facilitated.

1st day: Bucharest - Braşov

Arrival on the Otopeni-airport, transfer to Braşov/Zărneşti. Accommodation in a pension in Zărneşti

2nd day: The Bârsa Valley

Horse driven cart in the Bârsa Valley. Wildlife biologists introduce us to the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project. Trekking through the beautiful forests with wildlife traces. In the evening barbeque up in the Bârsa Valley.

3rd day: Peştera and Măgura villages

Light mountain-walk in the Piatra Craiului massive, visiting the Bats-cave. Lunch in the village of Peştera. Through flowery meadows and the village of Măgura, back to Zărneşti.

4th day: Prejmer - Ilieni - Hărman. Bears in Braşov

Drive to Prejmăr and visit of the church-borough. Further to Ilieni at the Christian centre of the Hungarians. Informal conversation with Hungarians and Germans. On the way back, visit to the church-borough in Hărman. Shopping possibilities in Braşov. Watching bears at the outskirts of Braşov. On request, we can organize a wine-tasting evening.

5th day: Bran - Poiana Braşov - Braşov

Visit to the Bran castle, better known as the castle of Dracula. Further to the climatic health resort Poiana Braşov and visit to a pasture in the Carpathians (only during summertime possible). Tour of Braşov, including the Black Church and the old Romanian sector of Braşov, the former village of Şchei.

6th day: Şercaia - Făgăraş - Sâmbăta - Codlea

Through Şercaia, with a natural meadow with daffodils in April/May, to the castle of Făgăraş. At Sâmbăta, the monastery and one of the oldest Romanian stud farm. On the way back, we shall visit the Saxon church-borough in Codlea.

7th day: The Piatra Craiului Mountains

Easy mountains walk through the Gorges of Zărneşti. Picnic at the Curmătura chalet. Through the forest to the Curmătura Pass (1600 m altitude) with a breathtaking view. Back to Zărneşti.

8th day: Bucharest

Transfer to the airport.

Tour will include:
  • all transfers (from/to the airport)
  • all entrances
  • 7 nights (HB and lunch packs) in a nice pension in Zărneşti
  • an evening grill in the Bârsa Valley
  • English speaking guide (8 days)
Tour will NOT include:
  • flight to/from Bucharest
  • personal expenditure and tips
  • any visa costs (where applicable)

Number of participants: at least 2; Prices indicated for groups of 6

Travel dates: Saturday-Saturday.
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