* your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned above)
* photo / video entrance fees (where required)
* personal expenses
Departure from Cluj at 8am, heading for Hateg region. The first stop of the day will be in Alba Iulia. Here, Alba Carolina Vauban fortress will have interesting stories to tell: all about the ancient Romans, the Hungarian kings, the union of Transylvania with Romania and many others. Lunch in a restaurant on the way.
In Hunedoara we will discover the Corvin Castle (also known as Hunyad Castle)which, as it’s name already says it, belonged to the Hunyad family, one of the most famous family member being King Mathia Hunyadi. Here, you’ll have the chance to hear lots of legends and stories about the royal family, it’s origin, medieval fighting techniques and many other interesting information.
Next stop will be in Sibiel, were you’ll visit a very interesting icon painted on glass museum. In late afternoon arrive in Sibiu, the best defended medieval fortress in Transylvania, named European Capital of Culture in 2007.
Dinner in a restaurant and accommodation in a hotel.
(no meals included).
After breakfast, tour Sibiu: visit the four fortifications of the Medieval city, the Liar’s Bridge, The Small and the Big Squares.
Continue the journey with the visit of Biertan fortied church (UNESCO heritage (if it’s on Monday, the visit to Biertan will be subtituted with another visit). Lunch in a restaurant.
Last visit of the day will be Sighisoara medieval fortress, one of the few of it’s kind still inhabited in Europe. Still surrounded by 9 of the initial 14 defence towers, each one belonging to a local guild, the fortress shelters not only beautiful Medieval architecture, but also medieval legends, such as the one connected to Vlad Tepes ‘Dracula” birthplace.
Get back to Cluj in late afternoon.
(breakfast included, lunch and dinner not included)