Guided Excursion 1

13 April 2018 - 31 December 2020

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On this trip you’ll visit the magnificent village of Biertan, an ancient Saxon settlement that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, which includes what is probably the most interesting fortified church in Transylvania. From Biertan, we head to Mălancravul, another old Saxon village with a beautiful fortified church, which dates back to 1350. This is the only church in Transylvania that still boasts its original medieval frescoes. Another unmissable sight is the gorgeous Apalfi mansion, lovingly restored by the Mihai Eminescu Foundation with the help of the UK’s Prince Charles. The next stop will be on the Breite Plateau, the largest area of wooded pastures in the whole of Europe and possibly the last example of a culturally modified forest on the continent. The Breite area hosts over 600 ancient oaks, many of them over 700 years old – including the oldest tree in Transylvania, which began life more than 800 years ago. The final destination will be Sighisoara, where we will take a tour of the old medieval fortresses, stopping at the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and many other superb buildings – all presented from an authentic local perspective, with stories that you won’t read in the Lonely Planet or any other travel guide.

Duration: six to seven hours. Distance: 100 km.
Includes: transport, driver/English-speaking guide, constant assistance
Not included: meals, entry fees (EUR 3 per person)

Price: EUR 150,- (for one to six people)