DAY 1- ROMANIAN BRANDY (215 KM)
Meeting with the guide and then we embark on the tour bus. The first stop will be at Reşiţa, at the oper-air Steam Locomotives Museum. It is the only museum of its kind in Romania, hosting 16 steam locomotives produced at Resita over a period of about 100 years.
Before having lunch we will have a brandy tasting at Zorlenţu mare, where the people are producing brandy since 1992, from summer and autumn plum. It is kept in mulberry locust barrels. After an indulging lunch, we will have time to observe a brandy production station and be on our way towards Herculane.
On the way over we will stop in Armeniş for another brandy tasting in order to get the taste buds ready for diner. Upon arrival at Băile Herculane we will have diner and before going to sleep, a walk-trough the old spa resort founded by the Romans and embellished by the Habsburgs. Diner and accommodation in Băile Herculane.
DAY 2 - FROM HERCULANE TO VRSAC (175 KM)
After breakfast, we will head out to Rudaria, to visit its open-air museum of old water mills. For the people here, grain milling is a tradition they keep as a treasure trove. Traditional style lunch with a brandy appetiser.
After lunch we will exchange the bus for a picturesque 2 hour trip done by train, on the first railroad in Romania between Anina and Oraviţa. The bus will wait for us at Oravita.
Just before diner we will arrive in Vrsac. Dinner and accommodation in Vrsac.
DAY 3 - SERBIAN BRANDY (180 KM)
After breakfast we will head out to the village of Kovili. The villages’ name is derived from Serbian word "kovilj", which is a name for one sort of flower grass. There we will experience Serbian brandy and will have a traditional style lunch.
The rest of the afternoon is reserved for the visit of Novi Sad, the capital of Serbian culture, where the visit of the Petrovaradin fortress and Stari Grad neighborhood will entice you. Diner an accommodation at Novi Sad.
DAY 4 – RETURN TO TIMISOARA (180 KM)
After breakfast the first stop will be at Zrenjamin, the largest city in the Serbian Banat, having the chance to understand its surname of “ City of the Future”. Zrenjanin can be recognized by the National Museum or Historical Archives, the best ones in Serbia in 2007.
After lunch we will have a final stop-over at Kikinda for a last Serbian brandy tasting. In the evening we return in Timişoara.
- Bus transportation
- 3 nights accommodation
- Bed and Breakfast
- Professional guide
- Transport to and from Timişoara
- Entrances to the museums
- Lunch/Dinner (aprox. 10-15 euro/pers)
Brandy is one of the most popular drinks in this region. Usually it is made of fruits like plums, apples, pears, apricots or cherries. The production of brandy started to boom when the first pubs opened in the 16th century. Nowadays the brandy is produced in a traditional way (at home) and industrially as well. Taste the flavors in a tour that you will never forget.
Museum of mineralogy – founded by Constantin Gruescu, the museum exhibits more than 2000 pieces of an incomparable beauty. Some of them have special powers, for example like the rose quarts.
The steam locomotives museum – the only museum of its kind in Romania, is hosting 16 steam locomotives produced at Resita during about 100 years.
Zorlenţu Mare: the people are producing brandy since 1992, approximately 1500 – 1800 litres annually, from summer and autumn plum. It is kept in mulberry locust barrels.
The oldest railroad from Romania can be found in Caras-Severin county. It was constructed in XIX century between the cityes Anina and Oraviţa.