Western Transylvania tour

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It’s hard to believe, but in Romania you can breath better than in Switzerland !
It is true, only in some parts of the country.
So, make a healthy “cure” of fresh air.
Add peacefulness and marvelous landscapes and you will have the perfect destination to relax.
Let’s turn the cleanest air places in Romania into unique destinations for your holidays !

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Western Transylvania private tour - Cluj Botanical Garden Romania

  • Breath the purest air on planet right here, in Romania, in 1 of the 7 places with therapeutic effect !
  • Visit Timisoara, the first city in Europe that had electric street-lightning
  • Combine premium wines and traditional dishes with indigenous treasures like gorgeous yellow rape fields and mysteries hidden within castles.
  • Explore and admire Vienna’s Burgtheater replica
  • Spend some time within the most beautiful underground sightseeing in the world

 

TAILOR MADE ITINERARY

SAMPLE: Bihor ~ Arad ~ Timisoara ~ Caras-Severin ~ Hunedoara ~ Cluj

 

Day 1  ~ Bihor county

  • Welcome  and greetings on the Romanian airport of your choice.
  • Private transfer to Oradea.
  • Dinner and overnight in Oradea.

 

Day 2 ~ Bihor County

  • Skin genie in a bottle

A trip to Transylvania is always an upper !

Located in one of Romania’s best wine producing regions, this wine spa is a treat on many levels.
It is actually the first spa in Romania offering procedures based on wine therapy’s principles.
Enjoy an intimate and original curative treatment based on grapes anti-aging effects and Himalayan and Praid salt.
Sip wine directly from the Jacuzzi… on the terrace… while savouring the superb panorama over the old city center…
We leave you dreaming.

  • Inspiring journey of peace and relaxation in idyllic country

Soothe your tired muscles with world-class treatments that surely rejuvenate you for the next day’s trips.

One of the spa brands with the fastest worldwide development, Eforea promise a total sensory experience.
This sanctuary with innovative design really takes you on a transformative journey of senses.
In a stunning oasis, exclusive treatments and an unique combination of results-oriented therapies restore your balance and relieve stress.

 

Day 3 ~ Arad County

  • Minis Vineyard Cellars – A Feast for the Senses

The vine growers call Minis historical vineyard the last western ramifications of Zarand Piedmont.

Imagine a remarkable picturesque landscape with gentle versants, low hills and wooded areas.
Then add two arrogant sequoia trees of over 35 m brought here since 1845.
Well, each wine cellar from this region is a cherished expression of its location.
And they offer authentic experiences that evoke lasting memories.

We distinctly hear a glass of red wine calling your name

Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cadarca are their stand out red wines.
With intense vivid coloration these are full bodied but in the same time soft wines.
By the way, did you know that from Cadarca they used to make the famous Aszu type red wine ?
And that the Habsburg Imperial Court preferred it ?!
This is all about the quality rather than the quantity.

Delight yourself with a sensory feast

This bespoke tasting begins as you are gently guided to a private dining room.
Here a mouthwatering meal with wine pairings awaits.
You will have the opportunity to sample each exquisite traditional dish complemented by hand-picked local premium wines.

 

Day 4  ~ Timis County

  • Timisoara city tour

Welcome to Timisoara, the first city in Europe that had electric street-lightning !

Symbol of Timisoara, Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral (1936-41) is its largest religious building.
Looking like taken from fairy tales, this is also the tallest church in Romania (90.5 m).

Great palaces of Romania offer locals numerous reasons of pride.
These are important sightseeing even if shelter headquarters of public institutions.
Timisoara’s emblem, Baroque Palace dates from the 18th century.
Among top most beautiful palaces of Romania, this luxury building has a story locals are always proud of.
Nobody knows which architect designed it, but they know it hosted:
– Mining Office,
– Military Pay-Desk,
– Prefecture,
– Administration of the Serbian Voivodina and Timisoara’s Banat,
– Timis County Administration,
– Commandment of Soviet troops stationed in the city and
– Agronomic Institute.
Deserted during communist period, they restored it at the end of the ‘80s.
Presently this is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Timisoara and a landmark of contemporary cultural life.
Hosting Timisoara Art Museum, it shelters local, national and universal artistic values.

Nearby Theresia Bastion, the oldest building of Timisoara fortress, really has the charm of an authentic castle.

  • Iconic Wines Tastings, Recas vineyards

We are extremely fond of showcasing you lesser known wine regions and estates.

So let’s introduce you to some wine world’s rock stars.
Have a sneak peak into the rarest, most delectable wines from Petro Vaselo and Recas.
Join us at this magnificent tastings and see just why these wines have such a cult following around the country.
Whispering campaign says one of their premium wines – Sole Chardonay – is the favorite of a former president of Romania.

 

Day 5 ~ Caras-Severin County

  • Vienna’s Burgtheater replica

The celebrated Burgtheater - built in 1720 and dismantled in 1890 - was Vienna’s first theater hall.

If you would liked to visit it you should come in Romania, as its precise copy is at Oravita.
Some say this is the oldest theater building in Romania.
Long time ago, on this land there was a mining exploitation called… Thalia, after the goddess of dramatic art.
In time the city became a multicultural one, reuniting Polish, Jews, Serbians, Germans and Romanians.
In 1790, dramatic art lovers set up the Union of Dilettantes.
Of course the next step was the building of a theater in the city.
This architectural jewel, imprint of the old imperial capital, survived both the two world wars and the communist period.

  • Dinner and overnight in Oravita.

 

Day 6 & 7 ~ Hunedoara County

  • Follow the tracks of the Second World War
    OR
    Feel like you joined the Romanian Army
    OR BOTH !

The great outdoors. You’ve been. But never quite like this.
Because we’re sending you to the only military entertainment park in Europe !

  • Dine and spend the night at Conacul Archia

They’ve themed each room, and it’s stunningly beautiful. The staff is very kind and forward thinking.

 

Day 8 ~ Cluj County

  • Go down inside the most beautiful underground sightseeing in the world: Turda Salt Mine

This real nature wonder is the most beautiful underground sightseeing in the world !

Attested in 1271, Turda Salt Mine is more beautiful than the salt mines in Mexic, Rome or California.
Only free people yearly employed – never prisoners – worked in all Transylvanian salt mines.
Inclusively in this one which was one of the most important Transylvanian salt mines until 19th century.
Closed only several years before, during World War II, it served as anti-aerial shelter for locals.
Between 1950-1992, part of Franz Josef gallery’ became cheese deposit.
A true history museum of salt mining, the former imperial salt mine became a wonderful strange park after 2010 modernization.
Its panoramic elevators and circular balcony, suspended at 40 meters above the hall dug in salt, offer spectacular views.
No wonder in 2012, they took advantage of this great setting filming here several scenes of Batman !
Rudolf Mine’s salt stalactites grow 2 cm per year and break under their own weight when reach 3 m height.
Delight your ears with a concert or movie in the heated seats amphitheater here.
Or boat on the salty lake within Terezia Mine’s huge underground bell.

  • Cluj Fortress’ strongest defense point

Cluj fortification was built in the 15th century during the reign of King Matthias Corvinus.

Being the area most exposed to peril, Tailors Bastion was also the strongest defense point of the fortress.
Named after the guild responsible for it, destroyed and rebuilt several times, it changed its appearance.
The causes were quite varied. First, a riot of mercenaries who had not received their salaries. Then, successive sieges led by Hungarians and Turks in the 17th century. Later, a lightning that struck the ammunition warehouse causing an explosion. And of course, wars…
The present look dates from the beginning of 18th century when an Austrian General rebuilt it.

Communists arranged within the bastion a history museum with a photo lab and restoration workshop.
But this was never open to public because in 1959 the communists authorities prohibited the work.
1601 was  the year of first Union of Romanian provinces.
In the same year they executed Baba Novac near Tailors Bastion.
This was General in Prince Michael the Brave’s army.
Returned from Vienna, the Prince reconquered the city.
And in sign of appreciation, he placed a flag on his general’s execution site.
In 1975, a Romanian sculptor built a statue of General Baba Novac in the gardens near the bastion.

  • If you want to taste traditional regional dishes prepared in a unique exquisite way then  Livada Restaurant is the best choice.

 

Day 9 ~ Cluj County

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  • See Cluj-Napoca glass balls that conquered the world

Do you wish for your best Christmas tree ever ?

Open the closed doors of a high quality glass ornaments producer.
Internationally appreciated, this for sure will help you decorate it !
Small business family founded in 1994, initially it had only 1 glass blower and 1 ceramic expert painting glass balls.
Now, with 40 employees, they yearly deliver more than 800,000 glass balls all over the world.
And each of their collection has unique design and shape.
How do they do it ?

Let’s step inside and see with your own eyes.
First, they use the best quality raw materials from reputable suppliers: Valspar Industry, Shott, Sigmund Lindner and Kaiser Lacke.
Then skillful local artisans mouth blow, inside silver plate and manually decorate and paint each glass ball.
Inspired by women’s fashion, they decorated the 2011 model with silk flowers, beads, gold foils and diamond imitations.
It caused a stir on USA market: they sold about 100,000 pieces !

Romania is spread with little green oasis of serenity.

And without fail this one of the most beautiful gardens in the country.
It is also one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe.
Its wonderful glasshouses keeps inside the biggest attraction of the place: the tropical plants.
Roman and Japanese Gardens will equally leave a strong impression on you.
And so it will the variety of plant species specific to all regions of Romania.

  • Dinner and overnight in Cluj-Napoca.

 

Day 10 ~ Cluj County

  • Private transfer to the Romanian airport of your choice and fly back home.

 

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This tour is completely tailor made to best fit all your own preferences. Kindly contact us for pricing and availability.

 

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