Welcome to Biertan
Rising sharply above a huddle of Saxon-style buildings, Biertan’s fortified church is a poetic sight. Medieval-themed inns and pastel-coloured houses surround the church, charming countless visitors to make a day-trip here from Sighişoara (30km) and Sibiu (80km)
Top experiences in Biertan
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8-Day Private Transylvania Tour from Cluj
Day 1You will be transferred to the hotel and after you unpack you will enjoy the first evening in this region in the place known as city of arts. The main attractions are clustered around the main square in the heart of the city filled with historical buildings. 3* hotel with en suiteDay 2Spectacular and quite unique site: a huge subterranean cave carved in salt, a former salt-mine turned into a touristic attraction. The hundred meter long galleries open into a huge room carved in salt with a 90 meter height and in the middle of it you can enjoy a boat ride on the salt lake. The unique images which seem to have emerged from another planet can also be enjoyed from a glass elevator.Then we will reach the fortress included in the UNESCO Patrimony, which is still inhabited today, Sighisoara. We will climb to the Clock Tower. 3* hotel with en suite, BDay 3One of the largest fartified church from this region is in Biertan built by the Saxon population, nowadays part of the UNESCO Patrimony. The medieval ambiance of the tour will be combined with the peaceful atmosphere of the surrounding villages Saschiz and Viscri often visited by Prince Charles marked by the beauty of the place, the traditional lifestyle and the harmony created between man and nature. 3* hotel with en suite, BDay 4We’ll visit Braşov, a city founded by the Teutonic Knights, one of the most appreciated cities in Romania. Here we’ll walk on one of the narrowest streets in the world and cross the Council Square to reach the Gothic cathedral, famously called the Black Church.The tour of the fortified churches continues with a visit to Prejmer built to protect not just the elite but the whole village during siege. Next on our itinerary is one of the main attractions of the journey: the Bran Castle also known as Dracula’s Castle. In the same medieval theme is the Rasnov fortress built around the year 1215 by the Teutonic Knights. 3* hotel with en suite, BDay 5We continue our trip with a visit to another fortress in Fagaras. Also we will reach the old Cistercian Monastery in Carta one the most beautiful and old Gothic monuments in Romania. 3* hotel with en suite, BDay 6Your journey in Transylvania continues in one of Romania's most culturally lively cities which was the European Cultural Capital in 2007, Sibiu. Not far from the city we will visit the largest open museum in Europe, the Astra museum. 3* hotel with en suite, BDay 7We will start the day by stopping at a Romanian fortress, also part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Calnic Fortress. In the evening we’ll visit the largest citadel in Romania shaped in the form of a star when we reach Alba Iulia. 3* hotel with en suite, BDay 8Departure.
10-Day Romanian Waltz Tour from Bucharest
All days include an overnight stay at a centrally located 3 or 4 star hotel and included breakfast.All the sights mentioned bellow are included in the tour.Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia – BrasovSights: - airport pick up- Peles castle visit- Walking tour of Brasov, including: the Black Church, the main Syboagogue, St. Catherine's gate, the Council SquareDay 2: Brasov – Bran – SibiuSights: - Bran castle- SIbiu walking tour, including: Bruckental Museum, Evangelical Church, Passage of Stairs, The Liar's Bridge, The Pharmacy Museum Day 3: Sibiu – Biertan – SighisoaraSights:- Biertan church, UNESCO site- Sighisoara walking tour, including: Clock Tower visit, Weapons Museum, Torture chamber, Scholars stairs, the Church on the Hill, the Saxon cemetery- Breite Oak Tree Natural Park- included wine and brandy tasting in the eveningDay 4: Sighisoara – Bistrita – Sighetu MarmatieiSights:- Bistrita evangelical cathedral- included home hosted dinner in MaramuresDay 5: Maramures ExcursionSights:- walking tour of the village, including the functional whirlpool- Anticommunist memorial- Ellie Wiesel memorial house- Sapanta Merry CemeteryDay 6: Maramures – Wooden Churches – BucovinaSights:- Barsana Monastery- Dragomiresti Museum of the Maramures Women- Ieud church- Prislop PassDay 7: Bucovina Painted MonasteriesSights:- Voronet Monastery- Sucevita Monastery- Moldovita Monastery- Humor Monastery- Marginea black pottery workshopDay 8: Bucovina – Bucharest- Vrancea vineyardsDay 9: Bucharest Tour – Snagov – MogosoaiaSights:- Bucharest city tour: Palace of Parliament, Village Museum, Patriarchal Church, revolution square, main boulevards.- Mogosoaia Palace- Snagov monasteryDay 10: Bucharest Henri Coanda International AirportAirport transferEnd of service
8-Day Private Tour to Sibiu from Bucharest including Bran Castle and Brasov
Day 1Arrival at Bucharest. After check in you will visit the capital’s most emblematic construction,the nowadays Palace of Parliament. Day 2In the morning you will head to the legendary Curtea de Arges monastery, at the foot of the Carpathians. You will visit Cozia monastery a representative for national medieval art and architecture.You will then reach Sibiu. The sightseeing tour in Sibiu includes the old town whose attraction is the main Square. Afterwards, you will go through the passage of stairs and cross the famous Bridge of Lies. Day 3Next on our itinerary is Sibiel, the rural replica of Sibiu. As a special treat, you will be taken through the village with a horse-drawn carriage in order to complete your rural experience.You continue our tour in Alba Iulia, a city that shelters the largest fortification in the country, Alba Carolina, then head to Turda salt mine, a huge subterranean cave carved in salt with hundreds of meters of galleries which open into halls.The journey continues with the largest city in Transylvania,Cluj-Napoca, proclaimed city of the arts. Day 4We’ll start the tour in Cluj, in Union Square - festooned with Gothic and baroque–style buildings. From Cluj we’ll be heading North-West to Maramureș, an open air museum. We will start exploring this wonderful region with Breb. The houses and old wooden churches in Breb are nowadays part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Our next stop is Sapanta,the world’s one and only Merry Cemetery.Romanian traditional dinner and folkloric show. Day 5Today you’ll continue exploring Maramures with a visit to ancient wooden churches that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Poienile Izei (Iza Meadows) and Barsana. After the presentation we’re going to taste the local products.On our way back to the center of the country, you will cross Bistrita where the Transylvanian Saxons settled in 1206. Day 6In the morning we will head to Biertan, a church built by the Saxons and included in the UNESCO Patrimony.Our itinerary includes Sighișoara, considered the only medieval fortress within UNESCO that’s currently inhabited.You continue our visits to the local villages as you reach Saschiz, then Viscri, where Prince Charles restored one of the traditional houses. Day 7Our morning begins with a tour in one of the most popular cities in Romania – Brasov and the main attractions: the Black Church, the Rope Street and Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.You will drive to Azuga for a wine tasting session during which you will learn about the traditional technique that they use in order to produce sparkling wine.Next we head to Sinaia, a lovely mountain resort.Day 8Departure
Private Tour: 7-Day Cultural Trip to Transylvania from Bucharest
Day 1 Airport*- Sibiel – Museum of Painted Glass IconsRight after your arrival you will be transferred to the heart of the country, Sibiel, where the locals have kept the traditions unchanged and they are still wearing peasant clothes made in their own homes. Your first visit will be at the Museum of Painted Glass Icons, the largest of its kind in Romania.* Recommended airports: Cluj-Napoca airport, Sibiu airport, Targu-Mures airport.Day 2 Sibiel – fortified church of Biertan – Sighisoara fortress – SibielStart the day by entering the medieval atmosphere of Transylvania. Start with the fortified church of Biertan built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community included in the UNESCO patrimony which has its original substance preserved since the end of the 15th century. Afterwards move on to Sighisoara, south eastern Europe’s only fortress that has been inhabited constantly for almost 1000 years Day 3 Hiking in Mărginimea Sibiului, one of the most beautiful rural areas in EuropeEnjoy a ride by a cart pulled by horses, a means of transport still used in Romania in the countryside. The journey will take you through the Carpathian forests where your sight will be delighted by the nature surrounding you. Day 4 Sibiel – Alba Carolina fortress (Alba Iulia) – Calnic Castle – SibielOn this day visit Alba Iulia’s star shaped fortress surrounded by 12 km of walls, Alba Carolina, the largest in Romania. The continue to Calnic Castle with one of the most imposing defensive structures in Transylvania.Day 5 Glass painting workshop – traditional Romanian weddingIn the morning participate in a glass painting workshop, learning about the special techniques used and perfected over the years by craftsmen in the area. Join a Romanian wedding and witness all the local customs starting at the bride’s and groom’s house. In the end participate at a party celebrating the newlyweds with traditional food and beverages. Everywhere you go you will be accompanied by musicians playing cheerful songs. ** ** This event is organized only for groups over 15 people.Day 6 Sibiel – Sibiu, European cultural capital in 2007 – SibielYour trip can’t end without a visit to one of Romania's cultural and tourism capitals, Sibiu. Enjoy a walk on the narrow streets and reach the main square which is surrounded by historical buildings and very well preserved that hosts museums, chic cafes and stores.Day 7 Sibiel – airportSaying good-bye to the unique atmosphere of Transylvanian villages, we leave for the airport.
6-Day Guided Tour of Transylvania Castles from Brasov
Start your 6-day adventure in one of the best preserved old towns in Europe, Old Town Brasov. Transfer from the airport to Brasov, enjoy dinner and spend the night in Brasov before heading out to Bran Castle on the following day.(Lunch and traditional dinner)Your second day will be full of discoveries throughout the region that was once known to be the home of Count Dracula. After lunch, visit the bear sanctuary in Zarnesti and witness the amazing architecture of Rasnov Citadel. Spend the night in Brasov.(Breakfast and lunch)Start off Day 3 with a visit to the Harman and Prejmer fortified churches, considered the strongest fortress in Medieval Transylvania. Enjoy a traditional breakfast and lunch and spend the night in Sibiu. (Breakfast and lunch)The next morning you will take a walk through the Museum of Traditional Popular Civilization and visit the birthplace of Dracula. Overnight in Sighisoara.(Breakfast and lunch)Savor a delicious breakfast before heading to the fortified church in Biertan, built in the beginning of the 17th century as a hall church in late Gothic style. Spend the evening at a Spa Resort after heading out to Viscri, a village where Prince Charles of Great Britain has a vacation home.(Breakfast and lunch)Start the 6th day of your tour by heading to the Prahova Valley to visit the Peles Castle in Sinaia, know as the summer residence of the kings of Romania and spend the night in Bucharest. (Breakfast)Conclude your tour back in Bucharest.
A Journey Back in Time: Countryside Life from Transylvania and Maramures - 15 Day Private Tour from Bucharest
Day 1 - We pick you up from the Airport in Bucharest. Transfer you at your hotel and easy walk in the Capital of Romania.Overnight in Bucharest (breakfast included)Day 2,3 (B for the 2 days)- After breakfast, departure for Transylvania. We'll have 2 nights accommodations in one of the most beautiful mountain villages from Romania, Fundatica. We'll explore the area and do Day Trip to Brasov Medieval Town. Also, we'll visit famous Bran Castle and the Bear Sanctuary from Zarnesti Village.2 Nights accommodation in FUNDATICA Village (breakfast included)Day 4,5,6,7 - (B and D for the 4 days)We'll go deeper in Transylvania - We'll choose superb Malancrav Village as our base for exploring Saxon Villages from Transylvania with Fortified Churches and Fortresses. Day Trips to Sighisoara Citadel, Viscri, Crit, Biertan and Floresti Villages.4 Nights Traditional accommodations in MALANCRAV Village (breakfast and dinner included)Day 8,9,10,11 - (B and D for the 4 days)Departure for Maramures. On the way, we'll stop to visit Turda Salt Mine. In the evening, we'll reach one of the most traditional villages from Romania: Breb Village. We'll have accommodation in old wooden houses. Day Trips in Maramures: Mocanita Steam Train, Wooden Churches included in Unesco World Heritage, Merry Cemetery in Sapanta and beautiful landscapes in the area.4 Nights traditional accommodations in BREB Village (breakfast and dinner included)Day 12,13 - (B and D for the 2 days) we leave behind Maramures to get back in Transylvania. Alma Vii Saxon Village will be our host for the next 2 nights. Day Trip to Sibiu Medieval Town, in 2007 European Cultural Capital.2 Nights traditional accommodations in ALMA VII Village (breakfast and dinner included)Day 14 - Departure back to Bucharest, via amazing Transfagarasan Road. On the way to Bucharest, final stop at Curtea de Arges Monastery. In the evening reach Bucharest.Overnight in Bucharest (breakfast included)Day 15 (B) Transfer to the airport for your flight back home