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* NEW - IN QUEST OF SAXON RURAL CULTURE : Transylvania Drawing Tour by INTBAU and CT&T

Day 1

Clock Tower at Sighisoara

Arrival by plane to Budapest Airport
Group meeting at Keleti train station in central Budapest (hour TBA)
Get aboard the train 347 to Sighisoara in the evening at 23.10
Overnight aboard train 347

Day 2

Biertan Fortified Church

Arrive at Sighisoara train station and meet the guide at 9.30 (also if you come on your own)
Transfer by mini-van to Biertan
Arrival and accommodation at Biertan. Breakfast
Explore Biertan.
Lunch in Biertan. Walk to Richis and back (3-4 hours)
Overnight in Biertan ; B, L, D

Day 3

Laslea Village

Walk Biertan - Copsa Mare (1 ˝ hs) – Nou Sasesc – Roandola (3 hs)
Picnic lunch on the way
Transfer to Laslea
Arrival and accommodation in Laslea
Explore Laslea
Dinner at Laslea
Overnight in Laslea ; B, Picnic lunch, D

Day 4

Malancrav Village

Transfer to Roandola. Walk Roandola - Malancrav (3 hs)
Explore Malancrav
Grilled lunch on the way
Walk Malancrav – Floresti (3 hs)
Transfer to Laslea
Overnight in Laslea ; B, Picnic lunch, D

Day 5

Bethlen Castle at Cris

Transfer to Floresti
Walk Floresti – Cris - Stejareni (4 hs)
Picnic lunch on the way
Explore the remarkable Bethlen Castle/ family residence in Cris
Arrival and accommodation in Stejareni
Barbecue dinner
Overnight in Stejareni ; B, Picnic lunch, D

Day 6

Medieval Street in Sighisoara

Walk Stejareni - Saes (2 hs) – Sighisoara (4 hs)
Picnic lunch on the way
Arrival in Sighisoara and lodging at a 3 star hotel
Walking tour of the old city including Citadel Square, Church on the Hill, Dracula's Birthplace, Clock Tower (History Museum - visit) and Covered Stairway
Overnight in Sighisoara ; B, Picnic lunch, D

Day 7

roof eyes

Explore Sighisoara at leisure or do an easy walk to the outskirts of Sighisoara and back
Late at night, get aboard the night train 346 to Budapest in the Sighisoara train station at 21.07
Overnight aboard the train 346 ; B, L, D

Day 8

houses in Nou Sasesc

Early arrival in Budapest at 5.08
Breakfast in a café
Depending on the flight schedule
Departure for the flight

- Fortified towns and churches in Transylvania: Biertan, Richis, Copsa Mare, Noul Sasesc, Laslea, Malancrav, Floresti, Cris and Sighisoara
- Manor houses and palaces of mediaeval noble families: the Apaffy Manor at Malancrav and the Bethlen Castle at Cris
- Sighisoara (belongs to UNESCO World Heritage), the best preserved mediaeval town in Romania
- Unspoilt flora and fauna across the Transylvanian Landscapes
- Rural life and civilization of the Transylvanian villages
- Drawing lessons with a specialist

Price for 10-15 participants: 449 euro/ person

Services included: international train transport (Budapest – Sighisoara and return) or local transport (transfer by car from Bucharest airport to Bucharest train station and then by train to Sighisoara and return), accommodation in rooms with 2, 3, 4 beds in rural guesthouses and at a 3* hotel in Sighisoara, full board (including picnic lunches), local transport by cart/minibus, entrance fees, Study Leader/ Tutor and English-speaking guide services.

Services that are not included: visa fees (if any); insurance; tips (usually 10%) to your tour director, tour driver, local city guides; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); optional excursions; porterage at airports/ train stations; travel protection; excess baggage fees on the plane; all other items of a personal nature.

Please note that the until a final confirmation from CT&T after the deadline of March 24 the tour schedule is subject to changes depending on availability of accommodation. Indicated walking times depend on local conditions (including weather) and on the interests of the group.

Also see TOUR DESCRIPTION AT : http://www.intbau.org/Transylvaniadrawing.htm

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