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'Saxon Triangle': 8 Days / 7 Nights Itinerary
Land costs for the 8/7
Elite Traveler Saxon Triangle Itinerary
$ 2,800 per person (based on double occupancy)
$ 700 single supplement
Guests are responsible for all personal travel insurance.
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The ELITE TRAVELER Itinerary is adapted to special interests, local events, and seasonal weather conditions
Day 1 Arrive Bucharest and drive 2 hrs to Inn on Balaban See or Bella Muzica See
Day 2 Calm morning; visit Bran Castle; meet local personalities/crafstmen; night at Inn on Balaban or Bella Muzica
Day 3 Visit Rasnov fortified village or 'Carnivore Project' (wolf/lynx/bear), hear traditional music; cook-out dinner and night at Inn on Balaban
Day 4 Drive on by-ways and visit fortified church being restored; meet local personalities; stay in Sibiu See for night
Day 5 Side trip to Saxon Villages to see HRH Prince Charles sponsored restoration and organic farming; meet local personalities; stay in village or Sighisoara See
Day 6 Relaxed day (optional sites or events) Drive to Miclosara and stay at Count Kalnoky's Transylvanian Castle See (40 km north of Brasov)
Day 7 Meet local personalities; horse or carriage ride into forest. Return to Bucharest and stay at Athenee Palace See
Day 8 Depart
ELITE TRAVELER TOUR FEATURES (here)
Note: Travelers may wish to independently extend their stay in Bucharest
Piata Mica (Small Square) in Sibiu/ Hermannstadt
The 'Saxon Triangle', so-called because of 'Saxon' settlements starting in the late 1200s, is shaped by the towns of Sibiu/ Hermannstadt, Sighisoara/ Schässburg, and Brasov/Kronstadt. Towns carry their old German names along with Romanian and Hungarian equivalents. The southern boundary is formed by the sharbly peaked east-west Fagaras Range of the Carpathians bordering Wallachia below.
The area is populated by three principal ethnic groups: Romanian (majority), Hungarian, Romani (gypsy) and 'Saxon'. The latter once numbered 900,000 but rapid out-migration in recent decades has reduced the number to about 90,000.
SEE: Antique 1500's Map of Transylvania here
Photo Credit: D. Dimancescu
Map Source: American Map Co., Inc.