SIBIU IDYLLIC CITY & ITS SURROUNDINGS
* Baron von Brukenthal’s candle light dinner
* Sibiu city – one of top 10 most idyllic places in Europe
* Traditional Romanian handicrafts class
Welcome and greetings on Bucharest or Sibiu airport.
Drive to Transylvania.
DAY 2 ~ SIBIU COUNTY
Andrei Budac - aka Gheorghe Cartan - was the last outlaw in Romania.
This shepherd, who secretly carried books over the mountains, founded several schools.
He stole money from the two counts in the area and gave it to the poor.
But he came back to check them if they really used it for what they needed: house repairs, etc.
He met Franz Joseph and went to Rome dressed just like the Dacians from Trajan’s column.
Posse chased him 20 years before succeeding to shoot him.
And this only thanks to a lover’s betrayal.
And the hoax at a night of drunkenness that he will join the army.
Biertan village off-the-beaten-track tour ~ UNESCO site
You can easily spend half day exploring one of the first and biggest Saxon fortresses in Romania and the first listed on UNESCO World Patrimony in 1993.
Among top 10 unreal destinations in the world according to Cosmopolitan (2016): “Biertan seriously looks like a town from a Disney movie”.
The legend says the spouses who were fighting and wished to divorce were locked into a room of the fortress with only 1 spoon, 1 fork, 1 table, 1 bed, 1 chair and thus they were forced to bear each other. The result ? For 300 years there was only 1 divorce in the village. The fortified church was built in 15th century in late Gothic style. Inside you will notice right away the Anatolian rugs and the imposing altar with 28 scenes painted by artists from Vienna and Nuremberg. But the sacristy door will fascinate you for even more. It won the first prize at the Paris World Expo in 1900. And what makes it unique is not only the exceptional intarsia but also the still functional 19 locks system made by local craftsmen in 1515.
Enjoy Baron von Brukenthal’s candle light dinner
From the heavy crops harvested 200 years ago from the estate of Baron Samuel von Brukenthal’s summer residence they cooked in the palace kitchen sophisticated dishes, comfitures, pies and cakes, juices and wines.
But the Baron’s favorites were the creations based on asparagus, a vegetable considered to be the secret of longevity, with important aphrodisiac benefits and a delicacy which cuisine experts say it is the tastier during springtime. To delight all your senses to the full we invite you to the Baron’s candle light dinner ! Asparagus cream soup, asparagus and pesto salad, pork loin with asparagus, potatoes in butter and parsley and Hollandaise sauce, having as dessert strawberries with vanilla foam and for drinks lemonade with honey and strawberries, elder juice and red wine from Recas. The menu can be adjusted depending on season fresh ingredients and guests’ preferences.
DAY 3 ~ SIBIU COUNTY
Visit one of the top 10 most idyllic places in Europe
Sibiu – 3* Michelin Green Guide (means it is worth a visit) – is one of the best cities to visit and one of the most charming one in Europe.
In 2012 Forbes included it in top 10 most idyllic places in Europe.
Marvelously preserved, Sibiu is nicknamed the “sharp city” due to its cathedrals’ steeples and arrows.
Follow a traditional handicrafts class
For this you have to step within the most beautiful and largest open-air museum in Europe, which precisely reconstructs the villages from all corners of Romania to the smallest details: little houses, churches, mills, traditional objects and means of transportation…
A thoroughly prepared travel to the atmosphere of the former Romanian village that will familiarize you with the way natives used to live in the past centuries, how our grandparents and great grandparents organized their households, the little secrets from the day-to-day existence, their beliefs and the church function, the taste for art…
Drive to Bucharest or Sibiu airport.
* What to expect: highly customized itinerary planning & travel arrangements, upscale / luxury rooms and suites recommendations, traditional / fine dining top restaurants recommendations, all in city private transfers by chauffeured car, entrance fees.
* Base price (itinerary planning and all inclusive chauffeured car rental services): from 690 Euro for up to 6 guests
* Departures: all year round.
* Interests: family, romantic, gourmet / wine tasting, culture / art / museums, history, castles / fortresses, churches, nature, wildlife / bird watching, photography, relaxing, shopping.
* Personal tour manager available on request.
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