Transylvania - fortresses, castles, salt mines and fortified churches
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Route: Brasov-Fugaraska fortress-Sibiu-Hunedoara Castle-Deva town and Deva-Alba fortress Julia-salt mine Turda-salt mine Pride-Sighisoara-Rupia fortress - medieval fortress Feldioara - Prezmer church - Harman church
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Transylvania - fortresses, castles, salt mines and fortified churches

Brasov-Fugaraska fortress-Sibiu-Hunedoara Castle-Deva town and Deva-Alba fortress Julia-salt mine Turda-salt mine Pride-Sighisoara-Rupia fortress - medieval fortress Feldioara - Prezmer church - Harman church


Dates:
30.04.2021
03.09.2021


4 days / 3 nights

Price: 275
BGN

PROGRAM


1 day
04:15 Departure from Dobrich.

05:00 Departure from Varna from Antim I Street.

06:00 Departure from Shumen.

07:00 Departure from Razgrad.

08:00 Departure from Ruse. Crossing the Danube bridge on the Bulgarian - Romanian border. Arrival in Bucharest around 10:30 am - they call Bucharest "Europe's best kept secret". On the way through Bucharest, a panoramic tour of the city - Revolution Square, the Royal Palace (now a museum of fine arts), the Senate, the University Library, the Athena Temple of Music - a concert and festival center, one of the emblems of Bucharest, which is distinguished by its style and dome with a height of 30 m., Romania Square, Victoria Square, the Arc de Triomphe (a copy of the Parisian). Arrival in Brasov Tourist program: the Old Town Hall, the Black Church - the largest Gothic cathedral in Eastern Europe, the White and Black Towers, the church "St. Bartholomew ”- the oldest architectural monument in the city, the narrowest street in Europe - Sfori, a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas - one of the oldest Orthodox churches not only in Brasov, but throughout Transylvania. The temple was originally built of wood in 1392, but in 1495 the wooden structure was replaced by stone and turned into an architectural masterpiece, which skillfully combines characteristic Byzantine, Baroque and Gothic elements. In 1739 it was renovated and a clock tower was built next to it. Like many other medieval churches, St. Nicholas is surrounded by a high defensive wall and has sturdy wooden gates. In its beautiful yard is an old cemetery, and behind it is the first Romanian school, whose building is now a museum. Visit to the Bastion of Weavers erected in the period 1421-1436. The main attraction is the model of the Brasov fortress, made in 1896, and the model of the Shay district, made in 1969. Free time. Overnight.

2 day
Breakfast. Departure and visit to the medieval fortress of the town of Fugaras, located on the left bank of the river Olt, served as the home and residence of some of the Austro-Hungarian kings. The fortress dates back to 1310 and is surrounded by strong trapezoidal walls. It can be reached only by a drawbridge, built over a huge ditch full of water. After 1948, the fortress was used by the Communist Party as a camp and prison for political traitors, but today Fugarashka Fortress is open to visitors. Departure for the city of Deva. Visiting the Virgin Citadel, which occupies a strategic place in the narrowing of the valley of the Mures River and its entrance to the gorge of the surrounding two mountains. In those medieval times, the fortress was one of the most powerful in all of Transylvania. The Virgo citadel was first mentioned in a document from 1269 by King Stefan of Hungary. In 1453 the fortress was turned into a noble estate. In the 16th century, local authorities decided that the citadel was of too strategic importance and should therefore not be a family noble estate. Departure for Hunedoara Castle. Hunyadi Castle or Corvin Castle is a castle in the Transylvanian city of Hunedoara, present-day Romania. Until 1541 he was in the Kingdom of Hungary, and later - in the Principality of Transylvania. It is built mainly in Gothic style, but there are also elements of Renaissance architecture. There are tall and strong defensive towers, a courtyard and a drawbridge. Legend has it that Vlad III (better known as Vlad the Impaler, or Vlad Dracula) was held prisoner for 7 years after falling from power in 1462. Departure and tourist program in Sibiu. The city was built in the 12th century by German settlers known as the Transylvanian Saxons and is one of the most important cultural and religious centers in Romania, divided into upper and lower parts. The old town of Sibiu is located on a hill near the banks of the Tsibin River and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sightseeing of the central part of the city - the fortress walls (built of clay, but very well preserved), the National Museum in the baroque palace "Bruckenthal", the Old Town Hall, the Bridge of Lies, the Ursuline Church, the Roman Emperor Hotel, where Emperor Franz Joseph stayed. Free time. Overnight.

3 day
Breakfast. Visiting the national ethnographic complex Astra - a museum of houses showing the architecture of the traditional Romanian village. Departure for Alba Iulia - also known as Belgrade. Tourist program - the old fortress above the city, the Prince's Palace and the Orthodox Church, built between 1921 and 1923 on the occasion of the unification of Romania. The Roman Catholic Cathedral is perhaps one of the most representative buildings of the medieval Gothic style in Transylvania. Arrival in the city of Turda and visit the salt mine - including three mines - Theresa mine reaches the deepest, 120 meters underground. The Anton Mine is 108 meters away and the Rudolf Mine is 42 meters away. Departure for Pride salt mine. Five kilometers from the Romanian city of Sovata, in the county of Harghita (Transylvania), is the Pride resort, famous for its salt mine. There, the traditions of salt production date back to the past. In the 2nd century AD, this place was ruled by the Romans, who, in practice, built salt shafts. After the fall of the Roman Empire, salt production was continued by Avars and Bulgarians.  Pride salt mine is a salt hill with a height of 567 meters. The mines are located at a depth of 120 meters. The setting is somewhat similar to the one in The Wizard of Oz. Afternoon departure for Sighisoara. The city is one of the best preserved medieval cities and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The historic city center is reminiscent of old Prague. Sighisoara is famous for the Covered Staircase, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the Citadel, the Clock Tower - also known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. The four small corner towers at the top of the tower symbolize the judicial autonomy of the City Council, the Venetian House and the Church of the Dominican Monastery. Free time. Overnight.

4 day
Breakfast. Departure and sightseeing of the Rupya fortress - an impressive citadel first mentioned in 1324. Used by the Saxons for protection and fortification until 1789 by the Habsburgs. Departure for the medieval fortress Feldioara also known as Marienburg is the oldest fortress in the district of Brasov, documented from 1225. At the time of its construction there were strong walls and was the most important fortress in Transylvania. Built on 150-meter limestone rock, the fortress was later expanded with the help of Saxons from the area. Visit to the fortified church in Prežmer. After the twelfth century, the Saxons built massive churches in Transylvania - fortresses whose bell towers were at the same time defensive towers to protect themselves from Turkish and Tatar invasions. For the most part, these buildings are in the Gothic style, and were completed and fortified until the 16th century. The church in Prezmer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the best-preserved Saxon fortifications in Transylvania. Departure for the church in the village of Harman, not far from the town of Brasov, dating from 1240, still preserving the authentic first chapel, which is already built into the walls. It is believed to have been founded by Cistercian monks, a popular Catholic order in the Austro-Hungarian territories. Later, the care of the church was taken over by the Saxons, who strengthened it. The church bell tower was added in the 14th century and the walls were built in the 15th century. The main role in the construction of these facilities is German, so inside many of the inscriptions are still in German, and there are German nobles buried in the yard. Departure for Bulgaria in the afternoon. Return to the respective cities late in the evening.


The price includes:
- Transport by licensed bus for international travel
- One night with breakfast in Brasov in a 3 * hotel
- One night with breakfast in Sibiu or Alba Iulia in a 3 * hotel
- One night with breakfast in Sighisoara in a 3 * hotel
- Full tour guide service along the entire route
- Insurance for the period


The price does not include:
- Supplement for a single room - BGN 70 in total
- Entrance fee for the Black Church in Brasov - adults - 10 lei, students - 6 lei, children - 3 lei
- Entrance fee for the Bastion of the Weavers - adults 7 lei, students 1.50 lei, pensioner 4 lei
- Entrance fee for Fugarashka Fortress - 15 lei
- Entrance fee for the Citadel in the town of Deva - 10 lei for the funicular
- Entrance fee for Corvin Castle 25 lei for adults, 10 lei for pensioners, children and students 5 lei
- Entrance fee for the salt mine in the town of Turda 40 lei for adults, 20 lei for children, pupils and students, 20 lei for pensioners
- Entrance fee for ASTRA open ethnographic complex 20 lei for adults, 10 lei for pensioners, students and pupils - 3.50 lei
- Entrance fee for Pride salt mine - 35 lei adults, students - 25 lei
- Entrance fee for Rupya Fortress - 10 lei adults, 5 lei students
- Entrance fee for Feldioara Fortress - 15 lei adults, pensioners 10 lei, students 5 lei
- Entrance fee for Prezhmer Church - 15 lei
- Entrance fee for the fortified church Harman - 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for students

Program

Transylvania - fortresses, castles, salt mines and fortified churches

Brasov-Fugaraska fortress-Sibiu-Hunedoara Castle-Deva town and Deva-Alba fortress Julia-salt mine Turda-salt mine Pride-Sighisoara-Rupia fortress - medieval fortress Feldioara - Prezmer church - Harman church


Dates:
30.04.2021
03.09.2021


4 days / 3 nights

Price: 275
BGN

PROGRAM


1 day
04:15 Departure from Dobrich.

05:00 Departure from Varna from Antim I Street.

06:00 Departure from Shumen.

07:00 Departure from Razgrad.

08:00 Departure from Ruse. Crossing the Danube bridge on the Bulgarian - Romanian border. Arrival in Bucharest around 10:30 am - they call Bucharest "Europe's best kept secret". On the way through Bucharest, a panoramic tour of the city - Revolution Square, the Royal Palace (now a museum of fine arts), the Senate, the University Library, the Athena Temple of Music - a concert and festival center, one of the emblems of Bucharest, which is distinguished by its style and dome with a height of 30 m., Romania Square, Victoria Square, the Arc de Triomphe (a copy of the Parisian). Arrival in Brasov Tourist program: the Old Town Hall, the Black Church - the largest Gothic cathedral in Eastern Europe, the White and Black Towers, the church "St. Bartholomew ”- the oldest architectural monument in the city, the narrowest street in Europe - Sfori, a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas - one of the oldest Orthodox churches not only in Brasov, but throughout Transylvania. The temple was originally built of wood in 1392, but in 1495 the wooden structure was replaced by stone and turned into an architectural masterpiece, which skillfully combines characteristic Byzantine, Baroque and Gothic elements. In 1739 it was renovated and a clock tower was built next to it. Like many other medieval churches, St. Nicholas is surrounded by a high defensive wall and has sturdy wooden gates. In its beautiful yard is an old cemetery, and behind it is the first Romanian school, whose building is now a museum. Visit to the Bastion of Weavers erected in the period 1421-1436. The main attraction is the model of the Brasov fortress, made in 1896, and the model of the Shay district, made in 1969. Free time. Overnight.

2 day
Breakfast. Departure and visit to the medieval fortress of the town of Fugaras, located on the left bank of the river Olt, served as the home and residence of some of the Austro-Hungarian kings. The fortress dates back to 1310 and is surrounded by strong trapezoidal walls. It can be reached only by a drawbridge, built over a huge ditch full of water. After 1948, the fortress was used by the Communist Party as a camp and prison for political traitors, but today Fugarashka Fortress is open to visitors. Departure for the city of Deva. Visiting the Virgin Citadel, which occupies a strategic place in the narrowing of the valley of the Mures River and its entrance to the gorge of the surrounding two mountains. In those medieval times, the fortress was one of the most powerful in all of Transylvania. The Virgo citadel was first mentioned in a document from 1269 by King Stefan of Hungary. In 1453 the fortress was turned into a noble estate. In the 16th century, local authorities decided that the citadel was of too strategic importance and should therefore not be a family noble estate. Departure for Hunedoara Castle. Hunyadi Castle or Corvin Castle is a castle in the Transylvanian city of Hunedoara, present-day Romania. Until 1541 he was in the Kingdom of Hungary, and later - in the Principality of Transylvania. It is built mainly in Gothic style, but there are also elements of Renaissance architecture. There are tall and strong defensive towers, a courtyard and a drawbridge. Legend has it that Vlad III (better known as Vlad the Impaler, or Vlad Dracula) was held prisoner for 7 years after falling from power in 1462. Departure and tourist program in Sibiu. The city was built in the 12th century by German settlers known as the Transylvanian Saxons and is one of the most important cultural and religious centers in Romania, divided into upper and lower parts. The old town of Sibiu is located on a hill near the banks of the Tsibin River and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sightseeing of the central part of the city - the fortress walls (built of clay, but very well preserved), the National Museum in the baroque palace "Bruckenthal", the Old Town Hall, the Bridge of Lies, the Ursuline Church, the Roman Emperor Hotel, where Emperor Franz Joseph stayed. Free time. Overnight.

3 day
Breakfast. Visiting the national ethnographic complex Astra - a museum of houses showing the architecture of the traditional Romanian village. Departure for Alba Iulia - also known as Belgrade. Tourist program - the old fortress above the city, the Prince's Palace and the Orthodox Church, built between 1921 and 1923 on the occasion of the unification of Romania. The Roman Catholic Cathedral is perhaps one of the most representative buildings of the medieval Gothic style in Transylvania. Arrival in the city of Turda and visit the salt mine - including three mines - Theresa mine reaches the deepest, 120 meters underground. The Anton Mine is 108 meters away and the Rudolf Mine is 42 meters away. Departure for Pride salt mine. Five kilometers from the Romanian city of Sovata, in the county of Harghita (Transylvania), is the Pride resort, famous for its salt mine. There, the traditions of salt production date back to the past. In the 2nd century AD, this place was ruled by the Romans, who, in practice, built salt shafts. After the fall of the Roman Empire, salt production was continued by Avars and Bulgarians.  Pride salt mine is a salt hill with a height of 567 meters. The mines are located at a depth of 120 meters. The setting is somewhat similar to the one in The Wizard of Oz. Afternoon departure for Sighisoara. The city is one of the best preserved medieval cities and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The historic city center is reminiscent of old Prague. Sighisoara is famous for the Covered Staircase, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the Citadel, the Clock Tower - also known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. The four small corner towers at the top of the tower symbolize the judicial autonomy of the City Council, the Venetian House and the Church of the Dominican Monastery. Free time. Overnight.

4 day
Breakfast. Departure and sightseeing of the Rupya fortress - an impressive citadel first mentioned in 1324. Used by the Saxons for protection and fortification until 1789 by the Habsburgs. Departure for the medieval fortress Feldioara also known as Marienburg is the oldest fortress in the district of Brasov, documented from 1225. At the time of its construction there were strong walls and was the most important fortress in Transylvania. Built on 150-meter limestone rock, the fortress was later expanded with the help of Saxons from the area. Visit to the fortified church in Prežmer. After the twelfth century, the Saxons built massive churches in Transylvania - fortresses whose bell towers were at the same time defensive towers to protect themselves from Turkish and Tatar invasions. For the most part, these buildings are in the Gothic style, and were completed and fortified until the 16th century. The church in Prezmer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the best-preserved Saxon fortifications in Transylvania. Departure for the church in the village of Harman, not far from the town of Brasov, dating from 1240, still preserving the authentic first chapel, which is already built into the walls. It is believed to have been founded by Cistercian monks, a popular Catholic order in the Austro-Hungarian territories. Later, the care of the church was taken over by the Saxons, who strengthened it. The church bell tower was added in the 14th century and the walls were built in the 15th century. The main role in the construction of these facilities is German, so inside many of the inscriptions are still in German, and there are German nobles buried in the yard. Departure for Bulgaria in the afternoon. Return to the respective cities late in the evening.


The price includes:
- Transport by licensed bus for international travel
- One night with breakfast in Brasov in a 3 * hotel
- One night with breakfast in Sibiu or Alba Iulia in a 3 * hotel
- One night with breakfast in Sighisoara in a 3 * hotel
- Full tour guide service along the entire route
- Insurance for the period


The price does not include:
- Supplement for a single room - BGN 70 in total
- Entrance fee for the Black Church in Brasov - adults - 10 lei, students - 6 lei, children - 3 lei
- Entrance fee for the Bastion of the Weavers - adults 7 lei, students 1.50 lei, pensioner 4 lei
- Entrance fee for Fugarashka Fortress - 15 lei
- Entrance fee for the Citadel in the town of Deva - 10 lei for the funicular
- Entrance fee for Corvin Castle 25 lei for adults, 10 lei for pensioners, children and students 5 lei
- Entrance fee for the salt mine in the town of Turda 40 lei for adults, 20 lei for children, pupils and students, 20 lei for pensioners
- Entrance fee for ASTRA open ethnographic complex 20 lei for adults, 10 lei for pensioners, students and pupils - 3.50 lei
- Entrance fee for Pride salt mine - 35 lei adults, students - 25 lei
- Entrance fee for Rupya Fortress - 10 lei adults, 5 lei students
- Entrance fee for Feldioara Fortress - 15 lei adults, pensioners 10 lei, students 5 lei
- Entrance fee for Prezhmer Church - 15 lei
- Entrance fee for the fortified church Harman - 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for students

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Additional information

The price includes:
Transport by licensed bus for international travel
One night with breakfast in Brasov in a 3 * hotel
One night with breakfast in Sibiu or Alba Iulia in a 3 * hotel
One night with breakfast in Sighisoara in a 3 * hotel
Full tour guide service along the entire route
Insurance for the period


The price does not include:
Supplement for a single room - BGN 70 in total
Entrance fee for the Black Church in Brasov - adults - 10 lei, students - 6 lei, children - 3 lei
Entrance fee for the Bastion of the Weavers - adults 7 lei, students 1.50 lei, pensioner 4 lei
Entrance fee for Fugarashka Fortress - 15 lei
Entrance fee for the Citadel in the town of Deva - 10 lei for the funicular
Entrance fee for Corvin Castle 25 lei for adults, 10 lei for pensioners, children and students 5 lei
Entrance fee for the salt mine in the town of Turda 40 lei for adults, 20 lei for children, pupils and students, 20 lei for pensioners
Entrance fee for ASTRA open ethnographic complex 20 lei for adults, 10 lei for pensioners, students and pupils - 3.50 lei
Entrance fee for Pride salt mine - 35 lei adults, students - 25 lei
Entrance fee for Rupya Fortress - 10 lei adults, 5 lei students
Entrance fee for Feldioara Fortress - 15 lei adults, pensioners 10 lei, students 5 lei
Entrance fee for Prezhmer Church - 15 lei
Entrance fee for the fortified church Harman - 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for students
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