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Gastronomic and cultural Tour of Transylvania

Gastronomic and cultural Tour of Transylvania

This cultural and gastronomic tour wants to offer to the visitor the main elements in order to discover Transylvania, a beautiful region of Romania rich in art, history and ancient culinary traditions. Nature has been very generous with this adorned region by the mountains with forests, lush flora and species of animals while the centuries-old Hungarian and Saxon presence have left cultural traces that cannot be deleted and that to this day are a pride for all Romania. This tour will take you in an important part of Transylvania where is found the Peles Royal Castle (in the popular mountain resort of Sinaia), the infamous Castle from Bran, the charming city of Brasov (the ancient city of Kronstadt ), the main and beautiful city of Sibiu and the Saxon villages, real pearls of rural traditions and important architectural value represented by the fortified churches and houses with their specific pastel colours : Maranclav, Viscrì, Biertan, the fortified Citadel of Rasnov and others that you can admire along the, many of which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The kitchen in Transylvania suffered throughout its history important Austro-Hungarian influences: we'll find cheese dishes combined with polenta, lumps of flour, soups made from cumin, white cabbage soup with cream, “ciorba” with pork or veal or lamb, meat soups and tarragon, mushrooms stuffed with smoked meat, salami and sausages of all kinds and of course, the many desserts ranging from fried desserts pudding with biological jams, cakes and other delicacies. The taste of the vegetables as well as of all the food that will be on our plates has a unique flavor due to the locality in which it will be prepared. The products are directly purchased from farmers and cooked by expert chefs for an unforgettable dining experience! The tour will conclude with another wonderful stop ... at 30 km from Bucharest, at Balteni near a forest, in order to visit the homonymous Church and having a meal in a tavern in the village of Peris..

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First day : Bucharest - Bran (175Km)

Arrival in Bucharest (Airport), departure to Bran and dinner in a restaurant inside the 3 * guesthouse overlooking the Bran Castle our dinner will be traditional.

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Second day : Bran – Malancrav (Sighisoara) (185Km)

Visit to Bran Castle and, on the way to Sighisoara, stop at the village of Viscrì where we will have a good lunch in a local Saxon guest house with organic products. We will visit the picturesque village and its Saxon fortified church (Unesco). A curiosity: the Prince Charles of England acquired (through its Foundation), in this village, two houses. The journey continues with a visit to Sighisoara and its historic centre, among the best preserved in Europe apart from being the birthplace of Vlad III the Impaler. Visit to two Protestant churches: the Church of the monastery and Church of the Hill, the clock tower and the walls with towers of Defense. Dinner and overnight in a guest house in Malcrav with Saxon dinner with local organic products (products grown in farmers' gardens, fresh cheese produced by local pastors and other natural products).

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Third day : Malancrav (Sighisoara) – Sibiu – Malancrav (244Km)

Morning departure to Sibiu stopping at Medias where you will visit the old town with the characteristic fortified Protestant with the church bell tower known as the leaning tower of Pisa of Romania. We will arrive in Sibiu, the Transylvanian Saxon main town with its narrow lanes and houses adorned by pediments by different pastel colors, architecture that resembling very much with the one of a German city. European capital of culture in 2007 Sibiu presents a completely refurbished old town: the Grand and the Small Square, the Brukenthal Museum, the Catholic Church, the Protestant cathedral and the Orthodox Cathedral. Return to Malancrav a nice dinner where will be served. In the evening, if desired, you can make a visit to Sighisoara to visit the city at night and eat something in a nice place where they serve home-made cakes inside the Fort.

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Fourth day : Malancrav (Sighisoara)(30 Km)

After a good breakfast with natural products we will start our tour to the Saxon Citadel: the Apafi Manor House, (noble residence of wealthy Hungarians who owned most of the village), the organic apple cider tasting and visit of the fortified Evangelical church of the Saxon village. Picnic with niche products in the Apple Orchard. Afternoon walking around with a cart toward the nearby village of Floresti, visit the village and visit to an artisan manufacturer of barrels and other wooden items. When e will return, we’ll assist to the process of milking goats by shepherds. Return for the dinner always made from natural local products. Overnight stay in Malancrav.

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Fifth day : Malancrav (Sighisoara)(80Km)

The day will begin with a visit to the artisans from Malancrav: the weavers, to the rustic brick furnace and terracotta tiles and visit to a craftsman carpenter. Picnic at Malancrav. In the afternoon departure to Biertan where we will visit the beautiful imposing fortified churcH (UNESCO). Departure by cart to Richis village, visit to the Church with its beautiful sculptures. Dinner with traditional Saxon menu in Malancrav.

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Sixth day : Malancrav (Sighisoara) – Brasov (150 Km)

Departure to Brasov. First stop will be Bethlen Castle at Cris, then visit Breite plateau, with its age-old oaks. Visit of Brasov with its beautiful churches: the black church and the Church of San ordotossa Nicol the main square where they were exposed the sentenced to death by impalement (Council Square), the first Romanian school in the area and the many ways Schei traverse features. We stay the night in a beautiful 3 * guesthouse in the historical center of the city and enjoy the delicacies of local cuisine.

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Seventh day : Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest (Buftea) (225 Km)

Departure to Bucharest and, on the way we will visit the beautiful castle of Peles in Sinaia, dipped in the green of the forest in a unique and natural scenery, considered to be the most beautiful castle of Romania. We will visit of the monastery of Sinaia and continue of our way back to Bucharest where we will be accomodated in a pension 3 * to Buftea. Traditional dinner with organic products in a nice restaurant...

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Eighth day : Bucarest (25 Km)

In the morning, we will make a possible visit to the monastery of Snagov (where is said that are bones of Dracula) and a visit to the Church of Balteni, small monastery near Scrovistea forest, depending on the flight schedule. Transfer to the airport.



  •  8 pax         500 euros                                    80 euros
  •  6 pax         590 euros                                    80 euros
  •  4 pax         690 euros                                    80 euros

Guest house Malancrav

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DOUBLE PER PERSON    Apafi Manor House

  •  8 pax         690 euros
  •  6 pax         750 euros
  •  4 pax         850 euros

Apafi Manor House Malancrav

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vista panoramica interna Apafi Malancrav

Important! If you are a couple or a single and want to join other tourists to form a larger group (and therefore cheaper), you can send an e-mail to the tour that you are interested in the period, and any other requests.


For groups over 8 people please feel free to submit a request as each tour may vary according to the needs of tourists and the price you will be notified via email. Terms of booking and payment must be pre-booked tours via e-mail to martinatravelaln@hotmail.com indicating personal details and customer address, name and date of tour that you want to book. Acceptance of reservations is subject to availability of seats and is perfected upon confirmation. At the time of acceptance you shall pay an amount equal to 25% of the total tour price via bank transfer while the balance will be due on the spot upon arrival in Romania.

Services included:

• Transfers and transportation by car or minibus 8 seater Mercedes or similar (insurance, fuel, parking and city tax included)

• Accommodation in double room for 7 nights in hotels/villas, guest house of category 3/4 stars (including breakfast)

• Driver/guide in english for the entire trip

• Half board (traditional dinners)

• Taxes

Excluded services:

• flight ticket and museums tickets

• any other meals not mentioned in the program

• porterage fees, gratuities (in Romania using a 10% leave gratuities) and other personal expenses

• alcoholic beverages and soft drinks at meals (water included)

Issuance of vouchers

The customer will receive by the Tour Operator the vouchers after paid the rest of the tour

Cancellation reservations

To avoid penalties, for the cancellation of reservations you must notify in writing, by email at click here. com and by phone at +39-348-3201647with an advance of 2 days prior to departure. For those who do not communicate the cancellation within 2 days before the Tour the client is obliged to pay the entire fee. You will not be able to refund. There are no refunds for customers who present late for the release schedule for the visit, to customers who lose contact with the guide or do not arrive at the end of the Tour. When, for whatever reason, the Tour Operator cancels the Tour, the customer is entitled to a refund of the amount paid


The customer may be replaced by another person, provided that: a) the organiser is informed in writing at least 4 working days before the departure date, getting together with communication about the generality of the transferee.


Hello Transylvania can cancel the reservation, in whole or in part, without any compensation. If the reservation is cancelled before the beginning of the tour the client has the full refund of amounts paid. In the case of force majeure (road conditions, strikes, delays, change of opening hours or other problems), the Tour Operator may make changes to the tour at any time or replace it with an equivalent alternative service categories, or if not available, lower-category with restitution of the price difference. In this case the price is subject to change, will be proposed and communicated in advance before departure. When, regardless of the reservations, in the period of greatest tourist influx, delays occur for entries to museums or other places of tourist attraction Hello Transylvania and its staff are not responsible


Hello Transylvania has paid careful attention in the formulation of programmes submitted for the descriptions correspond exactly to the service offered. If there were any reason for complaint, customers are invited to contact the Tour Operator Martina Travel ALN, which will intervene with all means at its disposal. In the absence of such a report, no complaints will be considered next by Hello Transylvania.


Any customer complaint must be communicated to the Tour operators in writing no less than 10 working days after the end of the tour. Complaints that cannot be resolved between you and the Tour Operator will be within the competence of the law courts of Bucharest.