Social programme, Travel & Tours
The Conference Social Programme includes:
- Welcome reception, September 12, 2019 (included in the registration fee)
- Gala Dinner, September 13, 2019 (optional - see registration about participation fee)
- Visit to Turda Salt mine, September 14, 2019 (optional - see registration about participation fee)
- City center tour
Turda Salt mine
To fully benefit from your trip to Romania, we highly recommend you to visit some of the fantastic places in this country (e.g., the Danube Delta, the Dracula-related trips, the famous Romania monasteries, the Transylvania medieval cities, the traditional areas like Maramures, etc.). Please see bellow our selection of one day tours that have place during the Congress, or dates close to it, which will allow you to see some of the most iconic places in Transylvania:
Nature’s Miracles of Turda and Rimetea - 65 EUR/person, including English speaking guide, modern car transport, entrance tickets
This journey is going to take us to some of Transylvania’s most enchanting impressive underground treasures, to the Salt Mine of Turda, the Natural Reserve of „Turda Gorges” and the medieval mining center of Rimetea. Prepare yourselves for a great journey filled with lovely traditions, exciting stories and breathtaking landscapes.
Mocăniţa – Take a Ride into History - 70 EUR/person, including English speaking guide, modern car transport, entrance tickets
The journey will guide you trough an unforgettable experience on Europe’s last historic forest railway to Vişeu de Sus, close to the Ukrainian border. A lot of traditions have been preserved here, despite the economical and industrial development of the last two centuries. One of the most interesting between tradition and technology is represented by the Mocăniţa of the Vaser Valley. Built in the 1920s, after the first World War the forest railway was fit into the mountain rail system that was built around the country at that time.
Transylvania’s UNESCO World Heritage: Sighişoara & Viscri - 70 EUR/person, including English speaking guide, modern car transport, entrance tickets
This joruney will visit two of the most spectacular sites in Transylvania: the unspoiled medieval city of Sighişoara and the picturesque village Viscri (home to “the Mihai Eminescu Trust”, HRH Prince Charles’ project in Transylvania). Sighişoara is a medieval city founded by German colonists in the 13th century and placed strategically on the top of a hill to protect it from the invading enemy troops. Most of the fortification was kept intact and armed towers still guard the city. Leaving Sighişoara behind, we head towards Viscri. The highlight of the village is for sure the fortified church, dating back to the 12th century, which was later fortified with big walls and towers to protect the villagers from the enemies.
Oradea & Felix, two of Romania’s best kept secrets - 70 euro/person, including English speaking guide, modern car transport, entrance tickets
Even to the people who live here or for those who visit it a lot, Transylvania will always have the power to surprise and reinvent itself. Old cities dusting themselves off and presenting themselves in new and modern clothes, small communities rediscovering their heritage and cuisine, or natural sites preserving some of Europe’s last untouched mountains and forests – you name it, Transylvania will surprise you each time…
Alba Iulia & Sibiu: the two Transylvanian Capitals - 60 euro/person, including English speaking guide, modern car transport, entrance tickets
This journey is about discovering two milestones in the Transylvanian history: Alba Iulia and Sibiu. Alba Iulia eas founded by Roman colonists in the 2nd century AC, it was not only the main point of an important commercial route, used to bring gold from the mountains, but also the place where the gold was prepared for shipment to Rome. Sibiu was founded by German colonists in the 12th century and has been the central point of the Transylvanian Saxons ever since.
The condition for the specificed prices is that there must be a minimum of 4 attendants per joruney. If you participate in one journey, you get a 5% discount for the second one and a 10% discount for the third one.
Contact and reservations
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*the social program will be constantly updated.