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The Overview

This week-long escape to the Transylvanian countryside is perfect for those who are looking to take a step back, slow down and enjoy a pace of life that offers relaxation, peace and culture in abundance.

With a mixture of traditional accommodation in local villages and visits to the medieval towns of Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara where you’ll enjoy the comforts of boutique accommodation, you’ll experience the very best that Transylvania has to offer. The trip also includes entry to the impressive castles of Bran and Peles as well as opportunities to visit the groundbreaking Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti as well as Bear Hide and Bear Tracking excursions.

Take a step back in time and get involved with local village activities including shepherding, hay-stacking and traditional bread-making along with visits to the beehives and coal mines, and even truffle hunting!

You’ll come back refreshed and revived with a new perspective.

 

The Experience

Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest followed by a private transfer into Transylvania, stopping for a tour around the divine Peles Castle before checking in to Inn on Balaban and enjoying the tranquil surroundings with a traditional Romanian dinner

Day 2: Day spent in and around Inn on Balaban with the opportunity to visit the groundbreaking Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti in the morning as well as the Bear Hide in the evening where you’ll witness the mighty Brown Bear in its natural habitat

Day 3: Morning transfer to the medieval town of Brasov via the infamous Dracula’s Castle in Bran. Check in to your boutique accommodation in Brasov then spend the afternoon exploring the charming old town. In the evening there will be another opportunity to experience the Bear Hide in Zarnesti

Day 4: Transfer to the rural village of Crit and check-in to traditional guesthouse, Casa cu Zorele. Visit the local beehives, and the coalmines, get involved with traditional bread-making, shepherding and haystacking or enjoy a bike ride and explore the neighbouring villages including Viscri where HRH Prince of Wales owns a property

Day 5: Day spent in and around Crit where you can get involved with a vast range of traditional village activities as mentioned above. There is even truffle hunting in autumn!

Day 6: Travel and visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara for lunch and a then wander before arriving in beautiful Sibiu and checking-in to your boutique apartment, Max. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the town with the opportunity to visit the outstanding ASTRA outdoor museum

Day 7: Morning transfer on the ‘best road in the world’, the Transfagarasan, up to the peace and quiet of Balea Lake to enjoy lunch and a leisurely hike before travelling back to Bucharest where you’ll check in to your boutique accommodation in the heart of the Lipscani district

Day 8: Private transfer to Bucharest airport for return flight

 

The Price

Prices start from £625 per person. This includes:

For bookings and enquiries, please click here.

 

The Gallery

Transylvania

Famed for its connections with Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, Transylvania offers so much more than old ghost stories. With beautiful landscapes teaming with nature and medieval Saxon towns rich in history and culture, travelling to Transylvania is a bit like stepping into the past, where time seems to slow down and age-old tradition unravels itself. The dramatic Carpathan Mountains are home to a whopping 40% of Europe’s last strong and healthy population of the Brown bear, as well as a third of the continents elusive predators – wolves and lynx. The Saxon towns of Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara are perfectly preserved and boast charming cobbled streets and rainbow coloured houses with traditional roofs.

Romania

Romania is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, a country so full of surprises it will make you wonder why you hadn’t thought to visit before. The variation and contrast is staggering, from its untouched traditional rural countryside and its abundance of wildlife in Transylvania to the fishing villages and bird reservations of the Danube Delta. Not to be missed is Romania’s fast paced capital, Bucharest, with its eclectic mix of stunning European architecture and crumbling remnants of its communist past. Romania has far more to offer than Dracula, gypsies and the Cheeky Girls!

The Season

With increasingly long summers and winters, the climate in Romania is rather extreme and plays host to some scorching months as well as a period of severe cold and snow, which is why the Traditional Transylvania Experience does not run through the winter months. Spring, summer and autumn, however offer beautiful weather on the whole and a range of local village activities that vary according to the seasons. Those interested in taking part in any of the bear tracking activities should opt to visit between May and September when the bears are more active and chances of sightings increase dramatically.

 

The Months

April & May: The weather in May is pleasant as the intense heat of the summer is yet to arrive. However, it’s not unusual for the weather to change quite drastically, particularly on higher ground so it’s a good idea to pack layers just in case! The other plus side to travelling in the spring is the presence of stunning wildflowers and butterflies that fill the Transylvanian countryside. The bear tracking season commences in May so those interested in visiting the bear hide as part of their trip should consider travelling in May rather than April. Spending Easter in Transylvania is always a wonderful experience filled with culture, tradition and colours aplenty. Visits to the coal makers and the shepherds take place in May rather than April but traditional bread making and cookery workshops are on offer throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

June, July & August: In the full swing of summer, visiting Transylvania in June, July and August affords long hot sunny days and blue skies with little chance of rain. While temperatures can soar to around 40 degrees in Bucharest, the Transylvanian countryside tends to be a little cooler so you can enjoy the great outdoors either trekking or mountain biking across the countryside to other neighbouring Saxon villages like Viscri. The month of July plays host to harvest time when the fields and pastures are ripe for hay stacking, providing you with the opportunity to get your hands dirty and help the locals gather the hay using traditional instruments like scythes and forks. Other activities to get involved with during the summer include horse-drawn cart trips to the local coal mines to witness the rare craft of making coal as well as sherpherding in the fields where you’ll have the opportunity to watch the milking and shearing of the sheep and to sample the local cheeses.

September & October: September brings with it slightly fresher temperatures and the start of the truffle-hunting season that takes place throughout the autumn. You’ll have the chance to search for truffles in the woods and forests surrounding the local villages. You can even take part in a traditional rustic cookery workshop where you’ll learn to cook your truffles. Visits to the coal makers and the shepherds take place in September rather than October but traditional bread making and cookery workshops are on offer throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

 

The Experience Duration

The Traditional Transylvania Experience takes place over seven nights and eight days and typically commences every Saturday during the season. However, the arrival and departure times of your chosen flights may well affect the exact duration of your stay. Many use the flexibility of booking their own flights to add an additional night or two (or three) in Bucharest at the beginning and/or end of the experience to make the very most of their time in Romania.

 

The Calendar

The calendar on the right shows exactly when the Traditional Transylvania Experience trips are available throughout the season (May to October). As well as displaying which trip dates are fully booked or available, the calendar also highlights specific dates that have been discounted or are on special offer.

Once you’ve decided on the dates you’d like to travel, head over to the HOW tab and fill out the enquiry form with all the required details. Once submitted, we will get back to you with confirmation and/or next steps within 24 hours.

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Our Highlights

There are hundreds of reasons why we think you would love the opportunity to take a step back in time with the Traditional Transylvania Experience, but here are a few of our personal trip highlights to help persuade you…

The Activities: With such a wonderful range of activities to get involved with on your trip, you’ll come away with a wealth of unique experiences to treasure for years to come. From getting your hands dirty during the harvest time helping the locals with hay stacking, and rolling up your sleeves for a culinary workshop learning the art of rustic Romanian cookery, to sherpherding, hiking to Viscri, biking and more, you’ll be immersed in village life. For those interested in nature and wildlife there’s the option to visit the bear hide and the Libearty Bear Sanctuary where you’ll witness the mighty brown bear in its natural environment, and if you’re looking for a kick of culture then the castles at Peles and Bran along with the medieval Saxon town of Brasov will be right up your street.

The Transylvanian Countryside: The Transylvanian countryside is an absolute spectacle that changes throughout the season with beautiful alpine meadows rich in wild flora and fauna, and green pastures carpeted with an abundance of wild flowers and peppered with hundreds of butterflies during the spring and summer. Whether you’re here for the simplicity and solitude, the great outdoors or just an escape somewhere different, you’ll find the natural Transylvanian countryside a veritable paradise of peace and beauty.

The Rustic Accommodation: The accommodation you’ll be staying in on the Traditional Transylvania Experience includes some of our all-time favourites, each distinct and unique from one another. From the isolated Inn on Balaban set atop a mountainous ridge and surrounded by rolling hills, to Casa cu Zorele, the rustic village guesthouse in Crit with its charming rooms and wonderful Romanian hosts, your experience will be absolutely authentic.

 

Your Trip Motivation

Whether it’s for a weekend getaway or for some peace and quiet by yourself with plenty of time to unwind, the Traditional Transylvania Experience is perfect if you’re looking for any of the following.

For The Great Outdoors, Sunshine & To Clear Out The Cobwebs: The weather in Transylvania is lovely in the summer with long, warm days and cool evenings so you’re bound to catch a good dose of sunshine. With opportunities for hiking and biking through the woods towards the rural village of Viscri, visits to the treehouse bear hide and time exploring the sun-kissed cobbled streets of Brasov, you’ll be taking advantage of the vitamin D, golden sunshine while you stretch your legs and enjoy the great outdoors.

To Escape, Chill Out & Get Away From It All: If you’re after a complete change of scene and you’re fed up with the humdrum of everyday life then this week-long retreat has your name all over it. You can choose to be as active or as lazy as you like whether you’re into trying your hand at something new or you just want to absorb the natural surroundings.

For Peace & Quiet & Rest & Relaxation: Remote natural locations, traditional accommodations in the heart of rural Romania, and miles of rolling Transylvanian countryside, this trip is perfect for anyone hankering for some time out away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, in an area of sheer natural beauty and wildlife.

To Live Like The Locals, Step Back In Time & For A Slice of Life: See how the other half live as you get involved with local village activities including shepherding, hay-stacking and traditional bread-making along with visits to the bee-hives and coal-mines, and even truffle hunting in Crit.

To Get Back To Basics & Find Yourself: With plenty of time for soul-searching and contemplation, the natural environment and lower pace of living in Transylvania will help you get back to basics so that you return with refreshed and revived with a new perspective.

 

On The Grapevine

Don’t just take our word for it, have a read of what our clients and others have to say about their experiences on the trip or of the area in general.

Read all about why Prince Charles in so in love with Transylvania and Romania.

Romanians? They can teach us a thing or two, says Prince CharlesMail Online, March 2014

“A wonderful and positive experience we both enjoyed ourselves in Transylvania and were looked after very well indeed.” - Dave, February 2013

“We wanted you to know that we enjoyed our time in Romania very much. We thought Romania was fantastic but the people were truly fabulous. Food and drink was excellent. We saw bears in the wild and had a great time at a Medieval Festival in Sibiu.  Bought a CD of a great Hungarian Folk Band! I don’t think we had any specific preconceptions before we went but having been there we have been totally smitten! All the hotels were great and thanks to your team we were in the heart of where we wanted to be. The City Guides were excellent. Young people with such exuberance and pride for their country. They gave us an insight into so much and made us feel welcome. Gabi who did most of the transfers and trips was also helpful and very knowledgeable. We had a good laugh with him at many things and he was so punctual and pleasant throughout. Couldn’t fault him! So I think James has created a great travel company. We will certainly book another trip again next year and may be try a different country. We have already given your website details to friends so lets hope they book trips with you too!” - Helen, August 2012

The Booking Process

So you’ve found the perfect experience for you… what happens next? Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in your details where necessary on the enquiry form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours, answering any questions you may have and confirming availability for the experience over the dates you’ve enquired about. If that’s all good to go, we’ll hold your places for you and ask you to look into booking your return flights, for assistance we recommend you email flights@untravelledpaths.com or call 0844 560 9808.

Once you’ve booked your flights please send us over the details via email including flight times, numbers and departure airports. We’ll then process your booking and send you an RBS payment link for the deposit or full balance depending on how soon you’re travelling. If your trip departs in less than 6 weeks we require full payment in order to guarantee your places on the experience, however if you are travelling in more than 6 weeks we will only take a 25% deposit at the time of booking. The outstanding balance is then taken 6 weeks before your departure date.

After your payment has been received we’ll send you confirmation of your booking along with a personalised trip itinerary, information pack and any other appropriate materials. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

 

The Flights

As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we have partnered with a specialist flight booking team, GYT, who are on hand to help you find the most appropriate flights to combine with your chosen experience. Operated by Flight Centre, the GYT team know all about our trips and will be able to steer you in the right direction when it comes to booking the cheapest airfares and most convenient airlines, flight times and departure airports for you. Not only that but you’ll also have access to to a 24 hour helpline and a ‘Travel Butler’ service which offers you one personal advisor to contact should you have any issues with your flights so you won’t have to deal with the airlines themselves!

If you’d like some assistance with booking your flights please email flights@untravelledpaths.com or call 0844 560 9808.

Alternatively you can use the information below to arrange flights yourselves. All the listed airlines fly directly in and out of the arrival and departure airports for this experience. Please note that in order to guarantee your inclusive visit to Peles Castle on the first day of the trip you will need to arrive in Bucharest before 2 o’clock in the afternoon otherwise your transfer will take you straight to your first destination. Your airport drop-off is 100% flexible allowing you the freedom to depart at any time you choose on the departure date whether that be at 2 o’clock in the morning or 11 o’clock at night.

For those wanting to book additional nights at the beginning or end of the trip please note that your private airport pick-up and drop-off will still be included provided that you book your accommodation for the extra nights directly through us. If not you will need to organise your own transfers to and from the airport. Please contact us if you need advice or assistance.

London to Bucharest

EasyJet (Gatwick)

British Airways (Heathrow)

Air Tarom (Heathrow)

Wizz Air (Luton)

Blue Air (Luton)

Ryan Air (Stansted)

 

Dublin to Bucharest

Aer Lingus

Blue Air

Your Travel Personality

This experience is suitable for all ages and tastes from the young to the young at heart. It also matches with the below travel personalities and groups:

The Nature Enthusiast & The Romantic: The Transylvanian countryside is full to the brim with nature and sheer wild beauty that evokes a sense of romance and contentment. The rolling countryside, wildflower meadows and lush green pastures peppered with haystacks create the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and refreshing retreat.

The Explorer & The Free Spirit: If you’re into authentic experiences then this trip is for you. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the region, wandering around the Saxon towns of Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara and taking the opportunity to get a real insight into the Romanian culture with all the local village activities on offer in Crit and Viscri. You’re free to do as much or as little as you like and at your own pace.

The Time Traveller & The Busy Bee: Perfect for those who find themselves tangled up in the stresses and strains of a hectic life, the Traditional Transylvania Experience offers the opportunity to take some time out to reflect and relax in an area that harks back to eras gone by, ready to return refreshed and revived with a new perspective on life.

The Culture Vulture: With medieval Saxon towns of Sighisoara, Sibiu and Brasov, as well as ancient fortified churches and decadent castles in Sinaia and Bran, the Traditional Transylvania Experience will quench your thirst for culture, history and tradition and will leave you wanting more…

 

Your Group Type

The Traditional Transylvania Experience is a wonderful retreat suited to all groups including friends, families and even individuals who are hankering after some alone time. More information is detailed below.

The Couple: Perfect for some quality time with your other half, the Traditional Transylvania Experience is a lovely opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation together.

The Family: Suitable for families of all sizes and ages, this trip is the ideal opportunity to share some quality time together in a beautiful natural environment. Children will enjoy getting involved in the plethora of village activities while parents can take some time out for peace and quiet.

The Solo Traveller: With plenty of time for self-reflection, soul-searching and relaxation, the trip is ideal if you’re keen to get back to basics and re-connect with both yourself and your natural surroundings.

 

Trip Assistance

Helping-Hand Experience: As a Helping-Hand Experience, you should find the balance between being looked after and being able to enjoy some independent time to explore just right. We’ve got all your transfers covered including private airport pick-ups and drop-offs that will meet you whatever time your flight arrives or departs, as well as transfers between sights, accommodations and destinations – all you need to do is show up on time and enjoy the ride! While you won’t have a bi-lingual guide by your side constantly, you will be given plenty of information on the areas you’ll be visiting and your local Romanian hosts will treat you like royalty! Our team on the ground are always on the end of the telephone should you have any questions, problems or issues. You’ve got the freedom to decide to do as much or as little as you like, with options to book local village activities, cultural excursions and even a visit to the bear hide so you can tailor your experience to meet your own personal holiday needs.

The Enquiry Form

If you’d like to learn more about this experience, you’d like to check availability and prices or you have questions that need answering simply fill out the form below with all the required details using the calendar to let us know which dates you’re interested in. Once submitted, we will get back to you with confirmation and/or next steps within 24 hours.

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