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.

Top experiences in Saxon Land

Saxon Land activities

$44.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$102.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Trip from Sibiu to Famous Dracula Castle in Bran and Brasov City Tour Including Black Church Visit

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.

$201.55 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 passengers What You Can Expect Make 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

$11.51 Private & Custom Tours

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.

$80.62 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$29.94 Tours & Sightseeing

2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour of Sighisoara

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was him who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula.Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighişoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town that played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries.On this tour, you will visit or stop at The House with the Deer Antler, The Venician House, Church of the Convent, the Clock Tower, the Catholic Church, Tailors’ Tower, Furriers’ Tower, Butchers’ Tower, Butchers’ Bastion, the Covered Staircase, the School Hill, the Church on the Hill (including an inside visit), the German Cemetery, Tin Moulders’ Tower, Vlad the Impaler’s birth house and Citadel’s Market place.

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