On the majestic backdrop of the Carpathians, at the end of a road that winds through an ancient forest, the picturesque village of Cund, with its vividly painted houses, shines like a hidden jewel. Over the centuries, it soaked up German, Romanian and Hungarian traditions – and the result is a fascinating fusion of cultures, apparent in the architecture of the traditional houses or in the Saxon vibe of St. Nicholas Church.
If you like nature cruises, in spring you will have wild daffodils and orchids for company, in summer kestrels will be orbiting the piercing blue skies, in fall you can go on truffle expeditions, and in winter the snow-capped hills and mountains are perfect for adventure. The surroundings, about 100 km from the village, are also rich in natural beauty and cultural highlights (fortified cities, folk museums etc.).
Enjoy an unforgettable day trip exploring two wonderful villages of Transylvania, both of them World Heritage UNESCO sites, hardly touched by modern times: Viscri and Saschiz. The unique country-side surrounding these villages is one of Europe’s last medieval landscapes and home to some of the most valuable grasslands in Europe.
This trip will take you to the beautiful village Biertan, an old Saxon village UNESCO World Heritage Site, which hosts also Transylvania strongest fortified and probably also most interesting church!
Located in the old mountain resort Sinaia, Peles Castle is considered by many as one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe, built just “recently” in 1873 for the royal family of Romania.
The castle was built in wood, stone, bricks, and marble and comprises more than 160 rooms, featuring an eclectic mix of German Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque, and French Rococo style.
Bran Castle is without any doubt one of the most valuable medieval architectural monuments of Romania. It was built in 1382 by the inhabitants of Brasov in an impressive location on a high rock.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Bram Stoker wrote a terrifying story about Count Dracula – a fictional character associated with Romanian aristocrat Vlad Tepes “The Impaler”. While the novel is a work of fiction, it is great fun to explore the place that has inspired it!
The lovingly restored city of Sibiu (or Hermannstadt in German) was founded in the 12th century and is considered today one of the most beautiful historical cities not only in Romania but in all of Europe!
In 2007 Sibiu was designated European Capital of Culture and in 2014 the Old City of Sibiu was ranked as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes.
As mentioned before, our guides are also most happy to create special itineraries for day trips or shorter excursions.
We personally always like to recommend also trips to the lesser-known Hungarian parts of Transylvania, for example, the amazing salt mines in Turda and Praid, the most interesting countryside of the predominantly Hungarian Harghita county with its rich architecture and much more vivid traditions as well as the towns of Targu Mures and Cluj Napoca.