Wine and Transylvania Tour in 6 Days
The perfect combination:) We`ll take you to the famous vineyards, while passing by the most important highlights of Transylvania
- Itinerary: Bucharest-Urlati-Sinaia-Brasov-Sighisoara-Sibiu-Bucharest
- Tour type: individual or small group by car/ minibus
- Accommodation: 3* hotels in the city center with breakfast
- Duration: 5 nights/6 days
- Language: English speaking guide (other languages available with an additional fee)
Meet your guide. Transfer from Bucharest airport to Urlati.
Winetasting in Basilescu Wine Cellars .The character of the wines from Basilescu Winery withdraws its sap from the specific terroir offered by Dealu Mare and Pietroasa vineyards. Basilescu wines' secret: unique terroir and over 100 years old tradition.
Winetasting – 5 types wines Eclipse Selection Edition: Feteasca Alba 2014, Riesling Italian 2014, Roze – Burgund mare 2014, Fetească Neagră 2011, Busuioacă de Bohotin 2013 served with cheese, apples and black bread.
Visit Sinaia, the "Pearl of the Carpathians" with Peles Castle one of Romania's most beautiful palaces once the summer residence of the Romanian kings.
Wine Tasting Azuga Rhein Cellars
The wine cellars from Azuga were built in 1892, by the Rhein family, official supplier for the royal court. Sparkling wines and champagne type wines, produced after the traditional "champenoise" method. Program offered: tour of the cellar, presentation of the sparkling wine producing techniques following the traditional method and sparkling wine tasting (1 Rhein Extra type and 2 Prahova Valley) served with cheese and bread.
In the evening short sightseeing of Brasov, known as Kronstadt in German language, the most visited medieval and mountain resort city in Transylvania due to its values: the old historical center with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture very well preserved, great food and amazing scenery. Pedestrian tour of the old historical center including the fortifications and the old city walls, the bastions, White/Black Tower, the Black Church, Town Hall Square, The Rope Street (the narrowest street in Europe).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Sighisoara (UNESCO), the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe. Pedestrian sightseeing tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. The tour will take you to the center of this old city certified first in 1191 and built on the site of a Roman fort. Here you will discover its Clock Tower, Weapon Museum – next to Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace, Covered Staircase, the Evangelic Church on the Hill.
Departure for Blaj/Jidvei, in the Alba county, lying between the two Tarnava rivers. We will visit Viticultural research stations in the city countryside, with grapevine samples and wine cellars.
Winetasting in Blaj/Jidvei
The core of Jidvei wines portfolio, the range was launched in the year 2000. There are dry wines, cherished by the consumers, who, for their simple elegance, their fair character and indisputable quality, nicknamed them "Jidvei The Black Label". Beside the notorious Sauvignon Blanc, a real leader of the vineyard, the range comprises Feteasca Regala, Chardonnay and Dry Riesling. This range made Jidvei an emblematic name in the world of Romanian white wines.
Winetasting – 5 types wines : Feteasca Regala, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Gewurtztraminer, Sparkling Wine - served with cheese, apples and black bread. Program offered: tour of the cellar, tour of the castle.
In the evening, arrival in Sibiu known as Hermannstadt in German language, was the largest and wealthiest of the citadels built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons. Due to its important cultural life, Sibiu was designated a European Capital of Culture for the year 2007.
In the morning, sightseeing Sibiu including pedestrian old historical town (UNESCO) and the major highlights: The Large Square, The Small Square, The Huet Square, Defense Towers. City walls, The Bridge of Lies. Lunch in Sibiu.
Winetasting at Stirbey Dragasani Cellar
Stirbey family of wines – all obtained from pure grape varieties, each of them reflecting its own individual personality, clearly distinguishable from each other, but together forming a family devoted to the terroir and traditions of Dragasani wine region.
It mainly produces high quality wines like Feteasca Alba, Sauvignon Blanc, high quality red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Burgund Mare, as well as flavoured wines like Tamaioasa Romaneasca.
Winetasting – 5 types wines : Feteasca Regala, Rose, Negru de Dragasani, Novac, Sparkling Wine Cramposie - all of them typical Romanian varieties "single grape" (except Rose - Cabernet Sauvignon) - served with cheese and black bread.
Departure to Bucharest. Overnight Bucharest.
Sightseeing Bucharest including panoramic view of the most important buildings and squares: The Arch of Triumph (the same architecture of Arc de Triomphe in Paris), The Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest's most prestigious concert hall and home of George Enescu Philharmonic), The former Royal Palace, Opera house; Squares: Victoriei, Romana, Revolution, Universitatii and Unirii. Visit of Parliament`s House, the world’s second-largest building in surface area (after the US Pentagon) and the third largest in volume.
Visit of The Village Museum, outdoor museum, one of the main tourist attraction in Bucharest, showing a unique collection in Eastern Europe of old villages, peasant houses from all the regions in Romania, old furniture and tools. If weather doesn`t permit, the visit will be replace with The Romanian Peasant Museum, indoor museum showing collection of textiles, icons, ceramics and other artifacts of Romanian peasant life.
Bucharest transfer to airport. Farewell to the guide and home flight.