We do our utmost to make your visit to Covasna relaxing and enjoyable. On most days an independant guide leads our guests on tours of nearby historic and scenic sites. The trip locations vary according to availability and season. The cost of these trips is nominal and the fees are paid directly to the tour guide. Reservations must be made the evening before so that we can make arrangements.
Some of our regular day trips include:
1. One of the oldest cities in Transylvania, with Germanic character and style, Brasov, which was established in the 13th century, a Saxon city called the “Crown of the Carpathians”. We will visit the big synagogue built in 1901, from there we will go to the beautiful Spatoloy, walk down the beautiful pedestrian mall and go through Romania’s narrowest street. We will go up in the cable car to the beautiful overlook of the city of Brasov from the top of the Tempa Mountains.
2. Brasov the big city, big modern shopping center, Corsi, where you can shop.
3. The Southern Carpathians. We will visit the Bran castle – the fortress of the legendary Count Dracula. An old and unique Transylvanian palace. We will go through the rooms of the old fortress, currently used as a museum, learn about Dracula’s family, march in special hidden passages and leave free time to the town surrounding the fort and the famous market at the foot of the fort, drive in a mountain road with “Swiss” views, to a typical Romanian village – Moieciu.
4. Rasnov Fort which is fully preserved. The fort is the signature of the entire area. The castle is at the top of a cliff which enables looking over the entire area from one of the most beautiful spots in Transylvania, views of forests on one side and Brasov on the other side. The fort has gates which are supposed to lower and block the path of anyone trying to enter the fort. We will tour the town under the fort, from there we will continue to the stalactite cave Pestera Valea Cetatii, march in a wood, filling the lungs with fresh air and the eyes with beauty.
5. The Prahova Valley to Sinaia to visit the official summer palace of the Romanian kings, one of Europe’s most beautiful palaces, built in German architectural style by King Karol the First. We will visit the halls on the first floor, the mirror hall, the weapon collection, the German Renaissance style hall, continue to a trip in the magnificent gardens and the famous souvenir market.
6. Herman fort, a 13th century fort intended to defend the 135 families which lived in it. The village is round, and a church is at the center to concentrate the villagers during an attack. We will visit some of the houses which currently serve as a museum presenting life at that time.
7. Baile Tusnad at the bank of the Olt river, where carriages with horses will await us to ride to the surrounding mountains and overlook amazing views, we will return to the bus and travel to the Spenta Anna lake, one of the most breathtaking places in the area – a natural phenomenon, the lake is inside the mouth of a crater of an extinguished volcano, a near-perfect circle. The circle is amazingly still, smooth as a mirror and the reflection in it is hypnotizing.
8. Rasnov, we will go up the cable cars to an ancient fort which is well preserved and is now the signature of the entire area. The fort is at the top of a cliff overlooking its surroundings, if there will be time, we will go a few km further south towards a canyon where we will walk a few hundred meters alongside a bustling river with steep cliffs above (how great your works are, God).
9. The lovely town of Târgu Secuiesc where we will visit a museum of puppets dressed in hundreds of national outfits, and the village of Carnat – we will visit a village which was turned into a very interesting museum, preserving antiquities from an ancient Romanian village.