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Székely: Nature and Culture Full Day Trip from Brasov

Product ID: 177747
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Step off the beaten path and get acquainted with Székely heritage and culture, just 1 hour's drive from Brasov. This Hungarian-speaking minority in Transylvania was once the defensive outpost of both the Hungarian Kingdom and Medieval Europe.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
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Your preferred location in Brasov
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the rich ethnographic collection of the Haszmann-Pál Museum
  • Learn about the traditional Székely motifs and symbols used in wood carving and furniture painting
  • Soak up the interesting stories and myths linked to millers
  • Visit the Székely town known as the City of Guilds
  • Explore the unique attractions of the Land of Volcanoes
Full description
Start your tour in Cernat village. Visit the open-air ethnographic Haszmann Pal Museum, home to thousands of items from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Move on to an operating 200-year-old watermill and see the process of grinding wheat into flour. At the end of the tour, buy some of the local delicacies prepared by locals. Next, visit Targu Secuiesc, known as the City of Guilds. Learn about the traditions of the guild, and their role in the city’s history. After a short walk in the center, visit a local restaurant for lunch.

From Targu Secuiesc, head to the Land of Volcanoes. In Balvanyos Resort, see the mineral water springs, baths and gas emanations. Hike up to the Sulphurous Cave, then head down to the Apor Daughters Bath. Drive to the enchanting Saint Anne Lake, and after a walk on the shore, take a guided tour of Mohos Peat-Bog Nature Reserve.
  • Private English or German-speaking local guide
  • Traditional crafts workshops
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned car
  • Guided tour of Cernat village, historical centre of Targu Secuiesc, Balvanyos Resort, Saint Anne Lake and Mohos Nature Reserve
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people per booking is required
• Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
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Carpathian Escapes

Product ID: 177747