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Culture and Wine in the Old Saxon Land

Culture and Wine in the Old Saxon Land

 

Here we’ll enjoy the Saxon culture, cuisine, winemaking and their way of living. We’ll visit cities, villages, vineyards, citadels, different elements that describe as a whole this region of south and central Transylvania.

DAY 1: Arrival in Sibiu.

Meeting with your local guide. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. After check-in, we’ll have short city walking tour ended with dinner and wine tasting. Before dinner the guide will held a short presentation of the journey about Transylvania and its things to offer.

DAY 2: Sibiu - Tirnaveni - Medias - Blaj and Return

After breakfast we’ll finish our city tour, and depart to Tirnaveni, short stop in Medias, and visit of Blaj. Visit of the extraordinary Greek Catholic cathedral. Lunch in an old castle at Jidvei vineyard, and obviously we’ll enjoy a special wine tasting. Jidvei is the most important vineyard for dry white wines, their famous brand being the "Riesling from Jidvei". Late afternoon return to Sibiu. Dinner.

DAY 3: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara - Viscri (Weisskirch) and Back.

Full day in the Old Saxon area! On the way we’ll visit Biertan and then we’ll drive directly to Viscri - Weisskirch - and we’ll have a special Saxon type lunch. Here we’ll talk to the mayor who is a Saxon lady and her mother. Also you’ll see Prince Charles Foundation charity activity in this region to save this civilization. Be prepared for an exceptional plum brandy and local wines. On the way back we’ll stop and visit Sighisoara, the only inhabited medieval citadel, the Rothenburg of Eastern Europe. Dinner.

DAY 4: Sibiu - Rosia - Agnethen - Cincu - Cirta - Sibiu

Saxon villages just wait to be visited, lunch possibility in Agnethen, one of the 7 "Sieben Burgen". We’ll stop and perhaps manage to have a chat with a famous Saxon writer in Germany and not only, the Lutheran priest Eginald Schlattner. Lunch in Agnethen or in Cincu in the local restaurant. We’ll stop wherever will be possible and try to visit several Saxon fortified churches. Dinner.

 

DAY 5: Sibiu and its Surroundings

Today we’ll see the surroundings of Sibiu - cultural capital of Europe in 2007.

Visits:

-   the biggest and well preserved village museum just outside from Sibiu;

-   the basilica from Heltau where we will also have the chance to enjoy a Saxon lunch.
Afternoon free time for last shopping possibility and farewell dinner outside Sibiu at the Romanian family’s home, and again we’ll enjoy wine.

DAY 6: Departure

Transfer to the airport with your guide.