Welcome to Saxon Land
North of the Carpathian Mountains roll the immortal villages of Saxon Land. For many travellers, this area of golden cornfields and fortified churches is the ‘real Transylvania’. Rattling along the dirt roads of a Saxon village, past blue-and-white houses and the odd horse and cart, is a guaranteed highlight – particularly if journey’s end is a haunting castle or fortified church.Most popular is vampire tourist spot... Read More
Top experiences in Saxon Land
Saxon Land activities
Private Walking Tour of Sibiu
If the walls of the Old Town of Sibiu could talk, you never have needed a guide. But, as they are always quiet, it would be a pleasure for me to share with you the history behind each building, street, tower or square that has a story to tell to the curious eyes of the visitor. During the tour, you’ll discover the facts and the legends behind the fortifications of Sibiu, the historical churches or the romantic squares. The tour will be also a good opportunity to find out more about the historical, geographical, economical or cultural aspects of Sibiu, in particular, or Transylvania and Romania, in general. The itinerary will be decided together, depending on your interests, time available or meeting point, and can include the main squares (the Little Square, the Big Square, the Huet Square), the fortifications (the Thick Tower, the Harquebuses Tower, the Potters Tower, the Carpenters Tower, the Council Tower), the churches ( the Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran or the Greek-Catholic church), the historical buildings ( the Brukenthal Museum, The History Museum, The Journeyman’s house) .The tour can be from one hour to three hours long, and together we’ll walk maximum 5 kilometers.
Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu
This tour will take the tours to the roof of Romania, on the top of the Carpathians. You'll start the tour in the morning from Sibiu, and after an hour drive you'll start to climb on the north side of the Transfagarasan road. After a a few stops on the road for taking pictures, you'll arrive at Balea lake for another photo session. After driving through a 1 kilometre long tunnel, you'll arrive in the south side of the road, in Wallachia. The drive will continue for about 1 hour and a half, when you'll stop for lunch at a restaurant located on the shores of Lake Vidraru. After that, you'll meet the next attraction of your tour, The Vidraru Dam, and after a short stop there, you'll arrive at the Fortress of Vlad the Impaler. The hike to the fortress is optional, as you need to climb 1480 to reach it. After another 30 minutes drive, you'll visit the beautiful Curtea de Arges Monastery, one of the most beautiful religious sites in Romania. You'll be back in Sibiu after 2 hours drive through the Olt Valley.
Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Entrance Fees Included - Optional Peles Castle Visit
Explore two of Transylvania’s most impressive citadels and discover why the region is steeped in mysterious lore. Your professional guide will pick you up in central Braşov in a car or minivan for the 30-minute ride south to Râșnov, situated among the stunning Bucegi Mountains.Learn about the storied history of Râșnov Fortress, a walled stone compound designed to ward off attacks by the fierce Tartars and used as a refuge for local villagers during medieval warfare. Explore the time-worn courtyards, ramparts and well of the 13th-century fortress built by the Teutons. Opt to have lunch in Râșnov if you like (own expense). A short drive brings you to Bran Castle, nicknamed ‘Dracula’s Castle’ for its ties to Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic tale and its bloodthirsty villain. The high stone walls and red turrets of this hilltop citadel come into view as you approach the secluded castle, set among the dramatic backdrop of the Carpathians. Enter if you dare, after paying the site fee (own expense), and wander through the castle’s many well-preserved rooms and chambers with your guide. Gothic furnishings and details help set the scene for ghastly legends of all that happened here, including the imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler. This 15th-century prince was notorious for his bloodthirsty campaigns against invading Turks and is said to have inspired Stoker’s malevolent Count Dracula. If you’ve had your fill of vampiric lore, your guide will drive you back to Braşov at this point. If you’re thirsty for more, extend your tour by 3 to 4 hours and continue on to the nearby Peleș Castle (own expense to be paid the day of the tour). The expansive, Bavarian-style Peleș Castle was built among a lush forest to house Romania’s royalty in the 19th century and is among the most beautiful in Europe.A guide will lead you through many of its immaculate, ornate rooms, still adorned with luxuriant furnishings and décor. You’ll also have the chance to tour the neighbouring Pelișor Castle, a smaller royal residence decked out in art nouveau finery.
Full-Day Trip from Sibiu to Famous Dracula Castle in Bran and Brasov City Tour Including Black Church Visit
Itinerary: Sibiu - Bran - Brasov – SibiuIn the morning we drive to Bran where we visit the famous Dracula Castle. This national monument and landmark is surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock. Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula. In the afternoon we go to Brasov. In a city tour we discover the main cultural objectives of this beautiful city, such as the Black Church, the Town Hall Square etc. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it was a perfect place for a medieval settlement. The old city, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211, is one of the best preserved cities in all of Europe. It was thoroughly restored to the delight of an increasing number of tourists. It is the capital city of Brasov County, in central Romania, in Transylvania, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Brasov is home to one of the the narrowest streets in Europe, The Rope Street which is approximately four feet wide and it was initially used as an access route by firefighters.Late in the afternoon we drive back to Sibiu.
One-Day Trip from Sibiu to Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara and Alba Iulia Including Sarmizegetusa Regia and Corvin Castle
Be picked up from your Sibiu hotel in the morning and start your trip from Sibiu. Visit the archaeological site of Sarmizegetusa Regia (entrance fee included in tour price) first, the most important Dacian fortification, religion and political center, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next you will be driven to Hunedoara where you will visit Corvin Castle (entrance fee included in tour price), also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle. It is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in the world. On your trip back to Sibiu you can enjoy a stop at Alba Iulia, an impressive fortress in Vauban style which was originally a Roman fort called Apulum, before heading back to Sibiu and arriving there in the evening.
Halloween Party in the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara
The guests are welcomed with a traditional Romanian drink prepared especially for the cold season – a shot of Romanian “water of fire” boiled with pepper will increase the interest in the delicious mouth-watering traditional dishes prepared for the Halloween party. The Master of Ceremony, one of Dracula’s many subjects, will introduce the guests to the programme of the evening making sure every one will meet his fate!The first event you'll enjoy is performed by Transylvanian knights. Vampiresa Hunting - Watch as the brave knights hunt down a woman who fell under Count Dracula's charms and was turned into a vampire. We’ll then focus on having a fabulous time, and what a better way to do this than dancing! Still, an evening to fear, you'll attend the killing of a vampire; you'll be part of the crowd seeking to take the bloody creature to a special place where the ritual can begin, The Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead (as seen on Travel Channel). The event will familiarize the guests with the Romanian terminology associated with the living dead - the strigoi and moroi. The body of the supposed strigoi is laid to rest in a coffin and is surrounded by family and friends. You will hold a candle and follow the instructions. A priest conducts the ceremony meant to set free the captive soul.After the ceremony will be a great moment for you to present your Halloween Costume and to address a message (is not mandatory) to the honourable audience coming overseas. The Master of Ceremony will reward the ones who really did their best for the Halloween Costumes! Close to midnight we'll all step out to watch the moon and count down the minutes to 12 o’clock. A glass of champagne will delight us afterwards. The culinary event of the evening is the Halloween Candy Bar. The DJ will then take over the party! Devilish dancing to the dawn. The last person standing will receive a bottle of wine courtesy of the house and Romanian tips on how to handle the hangover.If you want to learn the truth, be charmed by the legend and enjoy the best Halloween party ever, join us along narrow winding roads, deep in the Carpathians, into the heart of Transylvania for a fascinating Halloween holiday!