Are you ready for a unique journey through the heart of Romania, where history, culture, and the art of winemaking blend seamlessly? Welcome to Transylvania, a land known for its rich heritage and now emerging as a remarkable destination for wine enthusiasts. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to two enchanting Transylvania Wine Tours, perfect for those seeking an unforgettable “wine tour in Romania” experience.
7 DAYS TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1: Cluj-Napoca - The Gateway to Transylvania
Your adventure begins at Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj-Napoca, known as the “Garden of the Carpathians.” This vibrant university city boasts a rich cultural history dating back over two millennia. Explore its multicultural charm before heading to Turda, a municipality steeped in history, natural beauty, and economic significance.
Turda’s main attraction is Salina Turda, a breathtaking salt mine, and nearby, you’ll find Crama La Salină. This winery, known for its Issa brand, invites you to savor premium wines crafted from ancient Roman vineyards. After a delectable wine tasting and lunch at Sarea în Bucate, delve into the depths of Salina Turda or visit Salina Equines for a modern equestrian experience.
In the evening, return to your luxurious base at Hotel Platinia 5* in Cluj-Napoca, where the city’s moonlit charm awaits.
Day 2: Jidvei Wineries - A Vineyard Odyssey
After breakfast, your journey takes you south to the legendary Jidvei Wineries, boasting a sprawling 25,000-hectare vineyard area. Here, history echoes with mentions by Herodotus and the Moldavian ruler Ștefan Cel Mare.
Explore Crama Bălcaciu, Jidvei Winery, and Crama Blaj, each offering tastings of emblematic local white wines. Immerse yourself in the wine-making tradition dating back centuries. The day continues with a visit to Alba Carolina Fortress, where Romania’s King Ferdinand and Queen Maria were crowned in 1922. Your night’s rest awaits at the enchanting Bethlen-Haller Castle, a historical gem.
Day 3: Alba Iulia - Where History Meets Wine
On the third day, venture to Alba Iulia, home to Crama Țelna. Here, the Via Magna road, connecting Apulum and Napoca fortresses, once nurtured vine-growing communities. King Matthias Corvinus himself ordered wine from this winery in 1476.
Explore Crama Țelna’s unique 25-meter deep cellar before visiting Alba Carolina Fortress, a remarkable Vauban-style bastion. Your evening unfolds at Hotel Carolina Heritage 5*, an experience inside the fortress walls.
Day 4: Sibiu - A Cultural Hub
Your journey takes you to Sibiu, designated European Capital of Culture in 2007. Explore the city’s cultural treasures, including the Big Square, Brukenthal Museum, and the iconic Liar’s Bridge.
Optional visits to the ASTRA Ethnographic Museum let you immerse in authentic Romanian culture. Rest at Hotel Împăratul Romanilor 5* or a similar hotel in Sibiu.
Day 5: Sighișoara - Medieval Charm
Sighișoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Vlad the Impaler, awaits. Stop at Crama Frauendorf for wine tasting en route. Explore the well-preserved medieval citadel before staying at Hotel Central Park 5*.
Day 6: Târgu Mureș - The Cultural Hub of Szerkerland
Discover Târgu Mureș and Crama Culpiu’s “Emperor’s wine” for the Habsburgs. The city’s cultural hub beckons, including its citadel. Return to Cluj-Napoca for the night at Hotel Platinia 5*.
Day 7: Farewell to Transylvania
Your wine-infused journey concludes at Avram Iancu International Airport, leaving you with a taste of Transylvania’s heritage and wine excellence.
4 DAYS TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1: Cluj-Napoca and Turda - The Taste of Transylvania
Embark on your whirlwind wine tour in Romania from Cluj-Napoca, the “Garden of the Carpathians.” Begin your journey with a visit to Turda and Salina Turda, a captivating salt mine. Delight your palate at Crama La Salină, known for its Issa brand wines. Don’t miss the option to explore Salina Equines or wander Cluj-Napoca by moonlight.
Day 2: Jidvei Wineries and Alba Iulia - Vineyards and Royalty
Discover the sprawling Jidvei Wineries, where the Geto-Dacians’ viticulture skills mentioned by Herodotus still flourish. Explore three wineries and their emblematic white wines. Visit Alba Carolina Fortress, a historic gem.
Day 3: Sighișoara and return - Medieval Splendor
Savor wine at Crama Frauendorf and explore Sighișoara, a medieval citadel where Vlad the Impaler’s legend resides. Return to Cluj-Napoca for the night.
Day 4: Departure - A Wine-Filled Farewell
Bid farewell to Transylvania, leaving Avram Iancu International Airport with memories of wine, history, and culture.
Join us on a Transylvania Wine Tour and uncover the hidden wine treasures of Romania. Whether you opt for the 7-day or 4-day itinerary, you’ll embark on a journey filled with exquisite wines, historic wonders, and unforgettable experiences. Romania’s wine culture beckons, so come sip and explore with us!
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The price include:
- coach transportation
- ticket for visit wineries and tasting
- guided tours where apply
- hotel accommodation
- meals where apply
- tourist assistance
- personal costs
- extra meals
- optional excursions
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