Transilvania Train, a new unique travel concept in Romania
A new travel concept, unique in Romania, was launched for the tourists eager to explore the most exquisite regions in Transylvania and to discover its culture and ancestral traditions. Globe 365 and Free Spirit travel agencies are behind the „Transilvania Train” project, which is based on an original trip by train through famous Transylvania region.
The project is due on August 31-September 3, with the train leaving from Brașov on an exciting route including medieval cities of Sighișoara, Mediaș, Alba- Iulia, Sebeș, Sibiu and Făgăraș.
For four days, about 200 tourists will cross historical lands in Transylvania, enjoying a flexible and customized programme.
Visitors will be able to attend cultural and leisure activities such as traditional tiling, carpentry and smithery workshops and Transylvanian Saxon architecture, they will tour the medieval fortified churches and fortresses and will also enjoy wine tastings, rustic lunches and traditional open-air dinners.
Original, exclusive events will not miss the show either, such as a classic music concert in Sibiu and a pipe organ concert in a fortified church. The programme also includes a trip to the Haferland area or the so called „Oats Land”, the region comprising renowned Viscri, Saschiz, Criț, Cloașterf and Meșendorf villages.
The first edition of the “Transilvania Train” tourist project is organized in partenership with CFR Calatori (the state railway carrier), with a train being constantly at the tourists’ disposal with five bar-bistro coaches. A team of 30 people will permanently assist the tourists, from local guides, to train attendants, sommeliers and photographers.
“So far, such a project was impossible due to the lack of an adequate infrastructure, but through the partnership with the CFR Calatori we managed to get things moving. Considering there is no similar concept in Romania, we developed Transilvania Traian with the desire to offer participants a unique experience, an incursion through the Transylvanian culture that they will remember with pleasure,” said Cristi Pitulice, Globe 365 representative, one of the three founder of the Transilvania Train project.
“We intend to offer participants more than a mere trip by train and more than a new tourist programme. On this occasion, avid travellers, interested in unique experiences, will be able to know and even get accustomed to the traditions of these idylic regions and to learn, for instance, the recipe of the rhubarb jam or how the beautiful Transylvanian Saxon tiles are made,” said in her turn Oana Pricop, Free Spirit representative.
The trip price ranges from EUR 650 (the Confort package) to EUR 780 (Premium package).
The packages include: transport by train and coach or minibus for four days: three days of accommodation with breakfast in three-star hotels (Confort) or 4-star hotels (Premium); lunch and dinner according to the programme; two workshops optionally on Day 2 and a gastronomic workshop on Day 3; entrances for the all touristic sights, drinks and snacks in the train; all activities in the train or in the landing cities.
Further details are available at: www.transilvania-train.com.