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Private Day Food and Crafts Tour in Szekler Towns

Discover the mysteries of Szeklerland through a culinary and crafts tour around the unexplored Szekler towns of Miercurea Ciuc, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Sfântu Gheorghe, Târgu Secuiesc or Gheorgheni! You can enjoy the local cuisine, craft beers and pálinka, or join in the process of local food preparing such as cheese varieties, hungarian potato bread or artisan chocolate. Besides your chosen meal or local tasting, this tour includes 2 stopovers at local craftsmen of your choice, such as the blacksmith, furrier, weaver, potter, miller, musical instrument makers, furniture painters, lime burning, charcoal, brick and tile maker craftsmen.
By visiting these small workshops, you can find out more about the Szekler community of Transylvania, life stories will be revealed to you, and you can support the preservation of ancient crafts and flavors, fighting sameness and dulling of local culture.
This is a private experience recommended for couples, families with children and friend groups.

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4 to 6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Visiting 2 crafts workshop of your choice from an extensive list of local craftsmen and producers
    • Picnic lunch from local products or a homecooked meal
    • Transport between workshop locations
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks and souvenirs
    • Additional local product tastings or visiting more authentic crafts workshops besides the 2 included
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mózes Gyapjúfeldolgozó és Szövő Manufaktúra, Cârța 537035, Romania

    Here you could visit the village's traditional wool manufacturers, who turn this all-natural material into charming clothes and household fabrics in a sustainable way

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dănești 537070, Romania

    You might learn about the black pottery tradition in Danesti and try out pot-throwing in the workshop of one of the last potters in the Ciuc Basin

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Valea Strâmbă 537309, Romania

    You could pick to visit a small local cheese manufactory, learn about the making process, and of course, taste their unique products

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ivói Vizifűrész, Ivó 3, Izvoare 537362, Romania

    You could visit the water-powered sawmill in Izvoare, propeled by fast running mountain streams; admire the traditional wood cutting machine and under the ground floor, the whole complex mechanism of the sawmill made of wood and iron.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kováts Fényképészet, Strada Kossuth Lajos 24, Odorheiu Secuiesc 535600, Romania

    You could have an insight into the workdays of a traditional photography studio and darkroom, a profession kept alive through many genarations of the Kováts family

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vlahita, Vlahita, Harghita County, Central Romania, Transylvania

    Here you have the possibility to visit a sheepfold, learn about transhumance pastoralism and depending on the season, have a peek into the traditional cheese-making process

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Manufactura "Csíki Sör", DJ123 575, Sânsimion 537285, Romania

    If you are into craft beers, you could have a nice time visiting this local brewery, have a guided stroll in the factory and taste their special products

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    1: Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
    2: Gheorgheni, Romania
    3: Odorheiu Secuiesc 535600, Romania
    4: Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
    5: Târgu Secuiesc 525400, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know at the time of your booking your preferred pick-up location.Your guide will pick you up free of charge from your accommodation if you stay in any of the towns of Miercurea Ciuc, Gheorgheni, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Targu Secuiesc or Sfantu Gheorghe or in a village surrounding these small Szekler towns. Other locations, like Brasov and Sighisoara, are available at a surcharge.
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Carpathian Escapes Ltd

Activity ID: V-44994P35

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