Welcome to Saxon Land

Most popular is vampire tourist spot Sighişoara, though the poised city of Sibiu increasingly pulls crowds for its festivals and gastronomy. The most memorable journeys revolve around fortified Saxon villages, like Viscri and Alma Vii, for thriving handicrafts, homespun Transylvanian food, and guesthouses tucked inside authentic Saxon homes.

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Saxon Land activities

$44.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Brasov to Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress: Transylvania Tour

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.

$101.62 Day Trips & Excursions

Sibiu to Dracula's Castle and Brasov on Transylvania Day Tour

Sibiu - Bran - Brasov - SibiuIn the morning you will 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 you'll 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.

$45.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Famous Castles - Peles and Bran Dracula - Private Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: University Palace, BucharestPass by University Palace Square, the National Theatre and the Revolution Martyr's Memorial.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Peles Castle, Sinaia, Prahova County, Southern RomaniaDiscover the amazing interiors of the Peles Castle - Summer Residence of Carol IDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWander around the chambers and secret passages of the centuries old castle.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Council Square, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaEnjoy the vibrant center of Brasov and enjoy the views of its historical landmarks.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaAdmire the neo-gothic architecture of this centuries old church and find out the story of the unique child statue on the rooftop!Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Rope Street - Strada Sforii, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWalk through the narrowest street in Europe to discover the old houses of former Saxon settlers.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Yekaterina's Gate, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaDiscover this fairy-tale like gate from the 15th century and hear the stories of Tatars' invasions.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Arch Of TriumphPass by this WWI monument site.Duration: 5 minutes

$204.01 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Sightseeing flight in the surroundings of Sighisoara and the Eastern Carpathians

Highlights • 1-hour scenic sightseeing flight • See the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, Transylvanian villages, iconic lakes and extended forests from the air • Guaranteed window seat • Excellent views, countless picture and video opportunities • Qualified and professional pilot • Pricing for a private group of up to 3 people • Two way noise cancelling headsets provided for smooth communication • Price per plane, based on a maximum of three passengersWhat You Can ExpectMake your way to the Ghindari airfield (55 km from Sighisoara), where this tour begins, and meet your pilot and board an ultralight fixed-wing plane. Listen to a safety briefing, put on a pair of noise-cancelling headsets so you can communicate with the pilot, then take off into the skies above Transylvania. Enjoy the flexibility of a super small group tour, and the personal experience of a plane that seats just two or four passengers. Throughout the tour, the pilot will point out key landmarks and sights on the ground as you pass overhead. Drink in the aerial panoramas down over small Transylvanian villages nested in the valleys of the Tarnava Mica and the Niraj rivers, make a round flight above Sovata Spa Resort, spot the heliothermal Bear Lake and many other salty lakes hidden in the woods and learn about the salt hills and salt mining in Praid. Gaze down the the tiny villages lurking among lush fields and wooded hills and learn the tragic story of the multicultural village of Bezidu Nou which was sunken by the communist dictator Ceausescu in the 80's. Then, have your camera ready as you approach the citadel of Sighisoara, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of other European cities for atmospheric magic. Capture photos or videos as you circle over the citadel, the most visited attraction in Transylvania. Admire the fairy tale-like towers, the colourful buildings and dramatic walls that all rise in unison from the wooded hilltop, and take in the bird’s-eye views over the socialist town of Sighisoara spread beneath. Ask questions as much as you like and customize your experience with requests to revisit certain sights or linger a bit longer over your favorite parts of the tour. After your flight time is up, touch back down at Ghindari airfield and say goodbye to your pilot as your scenic experience comes to a close. If you would like to customize your trip even further, simply make a request for a special itinerary after booking.Flight Details:Weight Limits Apply - in case of 3 persons booking a maximum of 240 kg payload applies

$11.41 Kid Friendly

Private Walking Tour of Sibiu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThis will be the starting point of our tour. We will meet in front of the Cathedral, and here the guide we give you the introduction in Sibiu's and Transylvania's history.Stop At: Orthodox Cathedral, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will find out more about how the Romanian Orthodox Church is organised, and what's makes it different from the Catholic Church. Also, we will find out why Romanians are Orthodox and we will learn more about the interior of the Cathedral.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Bridge of Lies, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will stop here for a few minutes to learn about the funny stories of this iconic bridge of Sibiu.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Piata Mica, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will learn about the specific architecture of the square, what was its role in the past and why the roofs of Sibiu are having eyes. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will learn about the different roles the square had in the past, the architecture of the buildings and the stories behind them. We will find out how the first museum in Romania was opened and why the locals weren't happy with one of the buildings from the square.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Fortress Walls, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will learn more about the defensive system of the city and who had to fight to defend the city in case of danger.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Casa Calfelor, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaWe will learn about the medieval guilds and the fascinating stories of journeymen.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Huet Square, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThis will be the meeting point. We will find out about the history of the city and about the legend of Herman.Duration: 10 minutes

$79.92 Kid Friendly

Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County, Central Romania, TransylvaniaThe lake is located very close to the Transfagarasan road, at 2000 altitude. Very good location nearby to admire the road and the lake.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vidraru Dam, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaOne of the biggest river dams in RomaniaDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Curtea de Arges, Arges County, Southern RomaniaMaybe the most beautiful Romanian church, also the burial place of the Romanian Royal family.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: TransfăgărășanThe most wonderful mountain road in Romania.Duration: 4 hours

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