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    Winter Vacation in a Transylvanian Castle

 

Tour Theme: Ski Vacations and Winter Holidays

Regions: Transylvania

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights        

 


Introduction:

Winter is the most beautiful season in Transylvania. It usually lasts from the end of October to the beginning of April. You not only feel to have been transferred into a fairytale, but also have the impression of time standing still.

But don't worry, we'll keep you active!

Skiing. During the day you can ski at Poiana Brasov resort. A free shuttle gets you there in about one hour, situated at 1900 m altitude with 13 trails in all range of difficulties, an average annual snowfall of 70 cm, 8 drag lifts , 3 cable cars, 1 skating yard, 2 sledge pist s . The longest slope is 3.8 km long. In the evening you will return to our cozy Miklosvar cottage .

Tracking in the wild. After snowfall our wildlife guide will let you discover the traces of all large and small carnivores and mammals (incl. bear, wolf, lynx, etc) and observe birds you might not see in other parts of Europe.

Horse-sleigh riding. We have several sleighs in our village. You will be taken for a ride equipped with a fur blanket and muffs to keep your hands and knees warm . Our guests often see deer and other animals during their ride.

The ice gorge and cave. You can cross the river on the ice to reach the Pied Piper's cave. In it's entrance hall hundreds of man-high stalagmites of ice are growing, resembling transparent-blue shapes of children.

Snow-shoeing. We usually have such heavy snow, that hiking becomes impossible during winter. Our snow-shoes will help you discover our fairy tale landscape and wilderness.

Culture. And, of course, all of our cultural sites can also be visited in winter. Our vehicles are well equipped for winter conditions.


Day by Day Itinerary:

 

Day 1:  ROUTING: MIKLOSVAR (Miclosoara)

    - Private transfers are available from Targu Mures Airport, Brasov (Hotel or Train Station), and Bucharest, inquire for more details

    - On arrival in Miklosvar you will be greeted by one of our team, who will provide you with information on the activities available during your stay. Before dinner in the cellar of the main house, you might want to take a stroll around the village.

    - Overnight in Miklosvar

ACCOMMODATION: Count Kalnoky Guesthouse

    D (dinner)


Day 2 - 7: ROUTING: MIKLOSVAR

    - Breakfast

    - These days your will have the choice of activities described in the intro

    - Lunches and Dinners

    - Overnight in Miklosvar

    ACCOMMODATION: Count Kalnoky Guesthouse

    B, L, D (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 

Day 8: ROUTING: MIKLOSVAR

    - Breakfast

    - Transfer to location desired; Targu Mures, Brasov, Bucharest...

    B, L (breakfast, lunch)

 

NOTES: The guesthouse offers a wide range of cultural and nature tours each week, therefore you can design your Transylvanian holiday according to your interests and length of stay. During a two-week stay, for example, you will be able to participate in nearly all the tours on offer. Mountain bikes are available for the use of the guests. For those interested in hiking, we offer walking activities (for different levels of fitness), which can also be combined with culture/nature tours to suit your preferences.

 

Please note this due to circumstances beyond our control; the following itinerary may be subject to change. In particular, some of the nature activities may vary in accordance with the season, the weather and the opportunities available to observe wildlife. No sightings of wild animals, such as wolves and bears are guaranteed, and we cannot restrict their natural movements nor indeed would we wish to.

 

Prices available upon request...

For more details please fill out the Inquire/Book It form below.

    

The Tour Includes:

 

    - Accommodation in Double room

    - Full Board (B) Breakfast daily, except on the day of arrival (L) Lunch daily, except on the day of arrival, (D) Dinner daily, except on the day of departure (meals a la carte with wine)

    - Tours and Activities described in the itinerary

    - Entrance fees when with guide

    - Local Taxes

 

    Not Included:

    - Airfare

    - Transfers to accommodation (inquire for details)

    - Gratuities

    - Extra charges of hotel, eg. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc..

    - Insurance


    COUNT KALNOKY GUESTHOUSE

    Miklósvár, Romania

Count Kálnoky's guesthouses date back to the 1800’s, although parts of them are much older, as indicated by the presence of medieval shooting embrasures. The buildings have been carefully restored in order to preserve their original Transylvanian charm and character. The guesthouses are situated within spacious gardens, with storks nesting on nearby rooftops.

 

 The guesthouses are beautifully furnished with antiques in the Transylvanian Szekler and Saxon style. To ensure that our guests have a warm and comfortable stay, we have enhanced the original heating system (wood stoves). The bathrooms are luxuriously equipped and decorated. A sauna and a billiard room are also available for the guests to use. Children are very welcome and the guesthouses are suitable for all ages.

 

Miklósvár is a remote village with little infrastructure, therefore we cannot (and do not wish to) claim technical perfection. There may be an occasional electricity failure; however, these are normally brief and rarely affect the enjoyment of our guests. The village streets remain unpaved and pot-holed, so can become dusty in the sun and muddy after the rain. There can be no denying the rustic charm and original Transylvanian character of the village, which offers an opportunity to step back in time..

 

    ROOMS

The guestrooms are furnished exclusively with antique Transylvanian furniture, including most of the textiles. All rooms have double beds with specially manufactured mattresses of pure wool and duvet covers. In order to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, the rooms do not have television or radio; instead, you will find plenty of interesting books on the shelves. Each room has an electric kettle, with tea and coffee provided.


BATHROOMS

The bathrooms respect western standards of comfort (hairdryers, floor heating, softened water) and are beautifully conceived. All bathrooms are private, most are en-suite (although the old Transylvanian village cottages were conceived without bathrooms). The sauna has been built by incorporating a vast old bread oven.


COMMON AREAS

Breakfast is served in a picturesque summer kitchen, where the food is prepared, or in the main guesthouse. Depending on the weather, lunch and dinner is served in the wine cellar or under the vine arbour in the garden. Other rooms for the use of all the guests include a billiard room (lower guesthouse) and a drawing room (main guesthouse), where you can enjoy local brandy (Pálinka) seated in comfortable armchairs in front of the fireplace.


WINE CELLAR

The wine cellar, with its massive oak beams, stoves and central fireplace, dates from the 17th century. Local wines in high wooden racks line the walls. Meals are eaten by candlelight. Guests dine together in a scene reminiscent of a page from a 19th century novel.


FOOD

Vegetables are mainly produced in our kitchen garden or within the village (and are free of agro-chemicals). Milk products and meat mostly come from animals bred and reared in Miklósvár.

 Meals, based upon traditional local Transylvanian recipes, are prepared in the summer kitchen, located in the garden of the main guesthouse. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs, such as vegetarianism. Normally you will eat breakfast and dinner at the main guesthouse. During tours, lunch is provided at a restaurant or in the form of a picnic (if you are in the countryside).

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Romania Tours, Vacations and Adventure Holidays: Winter Vacation in a Transylvanian Castle