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Szekler Heritage Tour

Transylvanian Hungarian Heritage Tour

Included

 

Tour starts and ends in Sighisoara.

  • Sovata Mountain Resort
  • Praid Salt Mine
  • Mini Transylvania Park – multicultural, thematic mock-up park 
  • Odorheiul Secuiesc / Székelyudvarhely, 
  •  Pick up / drop off at your hotel
  •  Fully licensed, English speaking guide
  • Private, Comfortable  AC car
  • All parking fees, fuel, etc
  • Interactive participation encouraged
  • Overview of Romanian and Hungarian History and Culture
  • Countless stops for photos
  • Break for Traditional Hungarian Lunch

Duration/Distance:

8 hours, 4 stops / 170 km 

Price:

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Detailed Itinerary

 

Are you limited to just one day in​ Sighisoara and want to make the most of your time? 
Embark on a serene journey through the Hungarian part of Transylvania, where over 80% of the population are Szeklers/Hungarians.

Your private tour commences with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Sighisoara.
We will begin our journey with a visit to the charming mountain retreat of Sovata, located 55 kilometers from Sighisoara at the foothills of the Eastern Carpathians. Sovata is the heart of Transylvania’s Salt Country, home to a captivating lake formed in 1875 by a convergence of meteorological, hydrological, and geological events. Spanning 40,235 square meters with an average depth of 10 meters, Lake Ursu stands as Europe’s largest heliothermal lake. While the temperature of the surface is usually around 10-20 degrees Celsius, at 1,5 m it can reach even 40 -50 Cᵒ, and it gets warmer at the bottom. This is due to the different salt concentration of the layers, varying between 100-300 g/l, which lets you float or stand up in it without sinking. Basically, Lake Ursu is like a miniature sea among mountains, surrounded by unspoiled forests. If you think this sounds amazing, just wait until you see the rest of this extraordinary place!
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Continuing our tour, we`ll soon arrive at the renowned Praid Salt Mine, where we descend into the subterranean depths aboard an articulated bus. Inside the mine, we`ll explore the depths, discovering together the breathtaking marvel of 20 million-year-old salt layers. Amidst a perpetual 13 degrees Celsius, guests have the opportunity to engage in recreational activities ranging from playing pool or table tennis, to watching movies, enjoying an underground adventure park or just relaxing and breathing the therapeutic salty air. Noteworthy is the descent, comprising 300 steps, leading deep below the earth’s surface.

We will continue our journey to Odorheiul Secuiesc or Székelyudvarhely, where we will visit Mini Transylvania Park, the only multicultural, thematic mock-up park in Romania, where visitors can see a scaled-down copy of Transylvania’s most important historical buildings. It is an open-air exhibition, which presents scale models of more than 80 of the most significant castles, fortified churches, mansions and other monumental buildings in Transylvania, most of them part of the national heritage and UNESCO World Heritage.
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Last but certainly not least, I propose you an encounter with one of best gastronomies in the world, the Hungarian one. I will take you to lunch to my favorite restaurant in Transylvania, located in Odorheiul Secuiesc where you will be able to not only delight with unbelievably tasty food but also order some varieties of food that are ultra rare in Europe.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Sighisoara or the surrounding area.