REAL TRANSYLVANIAN COUNT
Spend a day in a sleepy village of Miklosvar, inhabited by the Transylvanian Hungarian minority called Szekelys, and meet real Transylvanian Count Tibor Kalnoky.
We will be welcomed by the Count Kalnoky upon our arrival and shown around his family Manor house in whose courtyard we will be served lunch. Afterwards we visit the Szekely village which has many houses restored in the traditional manner with all authentic furnishings. Special activities are planned for us in the afternoon as well.
We spend three nights in an authentically restored village house in Viscri. Viscri is one of the most impressive of the Transylvanian old Saxon villages and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortified church on top of the hill dates back to 1230, the fortified walls were added in 1525 and an assortment of towers in the 15th, 17th and 18th centuries.
The village was saved from destruction with the help of international charities including the Mihai Eminescu Trust with the support of the Prince of Wales, who owns a house in the village. Our guide will be Andrea Rost of the Eminescu Trust, an expert in the history of the Saxon Transylvanians, their culture and fortress churches.