Transilvania Train Adventure - August 26th

Transilvania Train Adventure - August 26th

Join us on the Transylvania Train adventure, the first tourist train in Romania, and you will experience a mix of authentic emotions and unique activities!

The 4th edition of Transylvania Train is scheduled for August 26-30, 2020. A tourist event, a train trip, but not only. A chain of unique experiences: from tiling to wine tasting and untold stories about the people of Transylvania. Four medieval towns in which we stay in the best hotels: Brasov, Sighisoara, Alba Iulia and Sibiu, where we will be greeted as some of the most outstanding guests on the red carpet. Musical events specially organized for us: organ concert, fanfare and classical music concert. Culinary experiences gathered from the ancient recipes of the minorities that influenced the Transylvanian region.

 

NOTE: The journey can also be extended with some private tailor-made visits (with transportation, professional guide and accommodation), for those who are willing to continue their trip and discover more of Romania’s attractions.

Day 1 – Brasov - 26.08.2020. It is time to meet each other!

Individual arrival in Brasov (*optional private transfers to Brasov city from Bucharest or other cities in Romania, can be arranged). Check-in the hotel starting with 3.00pm.

Time to meet each other, to introduce us easily to the Transylvanian region. We will all gather at 7.00pm in Brasov for a Welcome Cocktail. Enjoying a glass of Romanian liqueur and snacks, we start the Transylvania Train 2020 experience!

Accommodation in Brasov, in a 4* hotel.

Day 2 – Haferland Area - 27.08.2020. Get On in the sound of the fanfare!

At 09.00am, we go to Brasov Railway Station, when in the sound of the fanfare, we get on the first Romanian tourist train – Transilvania Train.

For two hours we enjoy Romanian premium wines and cheeses, discovering the first stories of Transylvania, from the gorge and the volcano of Racos to the Szekler settlement.

At noon we get off at the train station in Mureni.

We arrive in Oat Country, Haferland. During this day we discover the stories of the fortified churches of Saschiz, Viscri and Crit, Bunesti and Mesendorf, stories complemented by the locals who have enriched this region. 
At 1.30pm, we arrive in Crit, at The Kraus House, the former parish house, where we have lunch with Haferland specialties and relax in the courtyard of the fortified church.

From 3.00pm we continue exploring Haferland, we enjoy the locals, and we marvel listening to their story.

We leave Haferland and get out of its mirage and head for Sighisoara.

Starting 7.30pm we are waiting in the restaurant for dinner.

At 9.00pm we start the most spectacular tour of The Sighisoara Citadel, a nocturnal tour as it has not been seen, accompanied by the famous drummer of the fortress.

Accommodation at Sighisoara,  4* Hotel 

Day 4 – Gastronomy of Transylvania - 29.08.2020

At 09:00am we start the day with a tour of the Alba Carolina Citadel. Accompanied by passionate guides of the historic city, we will recall an important part of Romania's history.

At 11:30am, Transilvania Train meets us on the platform of Alba Iulia Station to take us to the following destination: the medieval Mullbach, nowadays called Sebes.

Here we attend a special event: The Evangelical Church in Sebes opens its doors and the organ from 1893 will delight us with an unique concert.
We continue the series of memorable events with an unique gastronomic experience where we all will be involved - together we will cook and discover recipes of Transylvanian dishes, cooked with beer. At lunchtime, we will enjoy the taste of the dishes prepared by ourselves.

At 5.50pm we get on the train and for almost two hours, we admire the landscapes of Marginimea Sibiului and we enjoy the stories of the times when the strong fortifications of Sibiu were fighting against the Turks attacks. 

At 7:30pm we get to Sibiu where we have the last accommodation.

After a short relaxation break, starting at 9:00pm, we invite you to a party in the historic town with drinks and snacks. 

It is the last night together and it is worth honoring it properly!

Accommodation at Sibiu, 4* Hotel. 

Day 5 – Sibiu and Fagaras County - 30.08.2020

After breakfast, we will enjoy the streets and squares of Sibiu, and from 10.00am we attend a special event – violins will delight our senses with a lot of great works of classical and contemporary music.

After this moment of joy, we go to the station, where we get on the train again. At 11:40am we will head to Fagaras Citadel.

Starting 1.30pm, inside the fortress, we also have lunch, the last meal in Transilvania Train, a reunion of Transylvanian cuisine.

The final stage of our journey from Fagaras to Brasov, will be a great opportunity to change travel impressions, e-mail addresses or facebook profiles, with a glass of sparkling wine and a lot of good will.

Around 5.00pm, after five days of memorable experiences, we will reach the final destination of our trip: Brasov Railway Station.

Day 3 – Traditional Crafts - 28.08.2020. Cultural experiences!

At 08.30am, after breakfast, we head to the train station in Sighisoara where Transylvania Train is waiting for us to explore a new destination in Siebenburgen: surroundings of Medias.

Again, on board we will enjoy the stories and landscapes of Transylvania with a cup of coffee or tea and a glass of Romanian wine.

At 10.00am, we take off at Medias Train Station and, in groups, we will head to the destinations for the first cultural experiences of the area. Throughout the day we will experience the traditions of Transylvanian culture. Starting 1.00pm, without leaving the landscape and the state given by the craft workshops, we’ll have lunch. Another opportunity to enjoy the local dishes from the heart of Transylvania.

We continue the afternoon with the second chosen workshop, crafting alongside the locals and popular artists, passionate about the beauty, which will share with us the secrets kept for generations.

After the workshops, at 4.30pm, we board the buses and head back to the train, which will be waiting for us at Copsa Mica Station, with snacks and cold beer, for a trip of almost three hours to Alba Iulia where we will be greeted as outstanding guests.

Accommodation in Alba Iulia, in a 4* hotel.

Description

Join us on the Transylvania Train adventure, the first tourist train in Romania, and you will experience a mix of authentic emotions and unique activities!

The 4th edition of Transylvania Train is scheduled for August 26-30, 2020. A tourist event, a train trip, but not only. A chain of unique experiences: from tiling to wine tasting and untold stories about the people of Transylvania. Four medieval towns in which we stay in the best hotels: Brasov, Sighisoara, Alba Iulia and Sibiu, where we will be greeted as some of the most outstanding guests on the red carpet. Musical events specially organized for us: organ concert, fanfare and classical music concert. Culinary experiences gathered from the ancient recipes of the minorities that influenced the Transylvanian region.

 

NOTE: The journey can also be extended with some private tailor-made visits (with transportation, professional guide and accommodation), for those who are willing to continue their trip and discover more of Romania’s attractions.

Day 1 – Brasov - 26.08.2020. It is time to meet each other!

Individual arrival in Brasov (*optional private transfers to Brasov city from Bucharest or other cities in Romania, can be arranged). Check-in the hotel starting with 3.00pm.

Time to meet each other, to introduce us easily to the Transylvanian region. We will all gather at 7.00pm in Brasov for a Welcome Cocktail. Enjoying a glass of Romanian liqueur and snacks, we start the Transylvania Train 2020 experience!

Accommodation in Brasov, in a 4* hotel.

Day 2 – Haferland Area - 27.08.2020. Get On in the sound of the fanfare!

At 09.00am, we go to Brasov Railway Station, when in the sound of the fanfare, we get on the first Romanian tourist train – Transilvania Train.

For two hours we enjoy Romanian premium wines and cheeses, discovering the first stories of Transylvania, from the gorge and the volcano of Racos to the Szekler settlement.

At noon we get off at the train station in Mureni.

We arrive in Oat Country, Haferland. During this day we discover the stories of the fortified churches of Saschiz, Viscri and Crit, Bunesti and Mesendorf, stories complemented by the locals who have enriched this region. 
At 1.30pm, we arrive in Crit, at The Kraus House, the former parish house, where we have lunch with Haferland specialties and relax in the courtyard of the fortified church.

From 3.00pm we continue exploring Haferland, we enjoy the locals, and we marvel listening to their story.

We leave Haferland and get out of its mirage and head for Sighisoara.

Starting 7.30pm we are waiting in the restaurant for dinner.

At 9.00pm we start the most spectacular tour of The Sighisoara Citadel, a nocturnal tour as it has not been seen, accompanied by the famous drummer of the fortress.

Accommodation at Sighisoara,  4* Hotel 

Day 4 – Gastronomy of Transylvania - 29.08.2020

At 09:00am we start the day with a tour of the Alba Carolina Citadel. Accompanied by passionate guides of the historic city, we will recall an important part of Romania's history.

At 11:30am, Transilvania Train meets us on the platform of Alba Iulia Station to take us to the following destination: the medieval Mullbach, nowadays called Sebes.

Here we attend a special event: The Evangelical Church in Sebes opens its doors and the organ from 1893 will delight us with an unique concert.
We continue the series of memorable events with an unique gastronomic experience where we all will be involved - together we will cook and discover recipes of Transylvanian dishes, cooked with beer. At lunchtime, we will enjoy the taste of the dishes prepared by ourselves.

At 5.50pm we get on the train and for almost two hours, we admire the landscapes of Marginimea Sibiului and we enjoy the stories of the times when the strong fortifications of Sibiu were fighting against the Turks attacks. 

At 7:30pm we get to Sibiu where we have the last accommodation.

After a short relaxation break, starting at 9:00pm, we invite you to a party in the historic town with drinks and snacks. 

It is the last night together and it is worth honoring it properly!

Accommodation at Sibiu, 4* Hotel. 

Day 5 – Sibiu and Fagaras County - 30.08.2020

After breakfast, we will enjoy the streets and squares of Sibiu, and from 10.00am we attend a special event – violins will delight our senses with a lot of great works of classical and contemporary music.

After this moment of joy, we go to the station, where we get on the train again. At 11:40am we will head to Fagaras Citadel.

Starting 1.30pm, inside the fortress, we also have lunch, the last meal in Transilvania Train, a reunion of Transylvanian cuisine.

The final stage of our journey from Fagaras to Brasov, will be a great opportunity to change travel impressions, e-mail addresses or facebook profiles, with a glass of sparkling wine and a lot of good will.

Around 5.00pm, after five days of memorable experiences, we will reach the final destination of our trip: Brasov Railway Station.

Day 3 – Traditional Crafts - 28.08.2020. Cultural experiences!

At 08.30am, after breakfast, we head to the train station in Sighisoara where Transylvania Train is waiting for us to explore a new destination in Siebenburgen: surroundings of Medias.

Again, on board we will enjoy the stories and landscapes of Transylvania with a cup of coffee or tea and a glass of Romanian wine.

At 10.00am, we take off at Medias Train Station and, in groups, we will head to the destinations for the first cultural experiences of the area. Throughout the day we will experience the traditions of Transylvanian culture. Starting 1.00pm, without leaving the landscape and the state given by the craft workshops, we’ll have lunch. Another opportunity to enjoy the local dishes from the heart of Transylvania.

We continue the afternoon with the second chosen workshop, crafting alongside the locals and popular artists, passionate about the beauty, which will share with us the secrets kept for generations.

After the workshops, at 4.30pm, we board the buses and head back to the train, which will be waiting for us at Copsa Mica Station, with snacks and cold beer, for a trip of almost three hours to Alba Iulia where we will be greeted as outstanding guests.

Accommodation in Alba Iulia, in a 4* hotel.

Price

Price/person – from 780 euro

"All-inclusive on the rails" package Transilvania Train includes:

  • train and bus/minibus transportation throughout the 5 days;
  • 4 nights of accommodation (breakfast included) in 4* hotels in Brasov, Sighisoara, Alba Iulia and Sibiu;
  • all meals and snacks, coffee, tea and soft and alcoholic beverages;
  • 2 activities/workshops of choice on Day 2 and the culinary workshop on Day 3;
  • guided tours according to schedule and entrances to tourist attractions;

all activities in the train and landing cities: wine, beer and traditional products tasting, activities and traditional workshops, concerts and some surprises.

Tour costs

Price range: €780

Included in the cost

"All-inclusive on the rails" package Transilvania Train includes:

  • train and bus/minibus transportation throughout the 5 days;
  • 4 nights of accommodation (breakfast included) in 4* hotels in Brasov, Sighisoara, Alba Iulia and Sibiu;
  • all meals and snacks, coffee, tea and soft and alcoholic beverages;
  • 2 activities/workshops of choice on Day 2 and the culinary workshop on Day 3;
  • guided tours according to schedule and entrances to tourist attractions;
  • all activities in the train and landing cities: wine, beer and traditional products tasting, activities and traditional workshops, concerts and some surprises.
Not included

Transport from Bucharest or other cities to Brasov and back. You can add extra services. Please ask the cost.