Transylvania Alive designs custom-made tours in Romania and neighboring countries for travelers seeking to explore lesser-known areas of Europe. With more than a decade of experience in leading academic excursions in the region, T-Alive will develop unforgettable itineraries for small or large groups of visitors.
Whether you want to follow the trail of Roman soldiers and emperors, visit the wooden churches of Transylvania and Maramures, sail along the Danube through the Iron Gates, or experience the lavish tastes of the Austro-Hungarian elite, Transylvania Alive will organize the logistical aspects of your visit to Romania and beyond, including car/van service, hotels, and arrangements with excellent guides. T-Alive also helps visitors who wish to experience the living traditions of the region - food, textiles/clothes, wood-working, music/dance.
In addition to Romania, we specialize in Bulgaria, Hungary, Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia.
Sample itinerary: the Heart of Transylvania.
You will experience 4 of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca, Sighisoara, Brasov, and Sibiu.
Arrive in Cluj-Napoca (2 nights) by air, rail, bus, or car - take an evening stroll and enjoy the wonderful nightlife of the city. Spend the following day visiting the historical buildings of central Cluj, including the house of Matei Corvan, the cathedral of St. Michael, and the national theater, as well as the city's museums (Art, Archaeology, Ethnography) and the botanical garden. Drive through the stunning Transylvanian landscape with a stop in nearby Turda to visit the salt mines and the Roman legionary camp at Potaissa; arrive at Sighisoara (1 night) in the late afternoon. Visit the churches and the birthplace of Vlad Tepes. Depart for Brasov (2 nights), stopping at Rupea to explore the Medieval citidel and a bite to eat. While in Brasov, visit the major monuments, including the Black Church (1477), the citidel, and the old City Hall. The Art Museum houses the works of an important array of local artists and often hosts temporary exhibitions. On the second day in Brasov, visit the Bran castle, a famous monument linked to the legend of Count Dracula; at the same time, stop at the fortified town in Rasnov, where you experience an amazing view of the Brasov plain and at the end of the day, have grilled food and beer (for the non-drivers) at Poiana Brasov. Brasov has many excellent restaurants with a good variety of cuisine from traditional to Mediterranean. Drive to Sibiu (1 night) and visit this pleasant Medieval city famous for the "ocular" roof windows - visit the monuments around the three main squares of the "upper" town within the Medieval walls (13th century Lutheran church in Huet Square, Liar's Bridge, and the Council Tower). Return to Cluj via Alba Iulia for departure.
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