Welcome to Sighişoara
So resplendent are Sighişoara’s pastel-coloured buildings, stony lanes and medieval towers, you’ll rub your eyes in disbelief. Fortified walls encircle Sighişoara’s lustrous merchant houses, now harbouring cafes, hotels and craft shops. Lurking behind the gingerbread roofs and turrets of the Unesco-protected old town is the history of Vlad Ţepeş, Transylvania’s most notorious ruler; he was born in a house that is... Read More
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Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov
Leave central Brașov by air-conditioned car or minivan and travel north with your guide into the Transylvanian countryside. As you travel, listen to fascinating facts about Romania’s history and admire the passing scenery of rolling hills, age-old villages and pine forests.After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive at Viscri, a historical village that’s hardly changed in centuries. Discover how Prince Charles owns a property here and visit Viscri church, one of Transylvania’s UNESCO-listed fortified churches.Built by Saxon colonists in the 1300s, this remarkable sanctuary is encircled by white stone battlements that lend it a fairy tale appearance. Go inside (own expense) with your guide to explore the bastions, covered corridors and church, and learn how the fortifications, an incredible 16 feet (five meters) thick in places, were built to defend against invading Turks.Continue to the medieval, UNESCO-listed town of Sighişoara, one of the best preserved in Europe and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula. Enjoy a walking tour of its jewel-like center to see its 14th-century Clock Tower, Church on the Hill, and Citadel, an atmospheric web of cobbled lanes and crooked walls.After a little free time to have lunch (own expense) or explore Sighişoara independently, travel on to Rupea Fortress, one of Transylvania’s most impressive medieval castles. Built in the 1300s, this hilltop fortress has a lower, middle and upper level, with ramparts and terraces coiling up to the summit.Head inside (own expense) and inspect the curtain walls and red-roofed towers on a guided tour. See the original 196-foot (60-meter) well, whose water is still drinkable, and learn how Saxon colonists used Rupea as a village in the 1700s, giving it its own market, chapel and meat storerooms.Having explored here, return to central Brașov where your tour ends.Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
4-Day Private Dracula Tour from Bucharest
Day 1: Bucharest - Targoviste - Bran (200 km)In the morning depart to Targoviste, the capital of Wallachia in the times of Vlad Tepes. The first Prince County was built by Mircea the Old, the grandfather of Dracula, Vlad Impaler did added later the same tower "Chindia" (Turnul Chindiei).Departure to Bran, small agricultural village that hides the most famous castle in Romania - Dracula's Castle. Visit the castle of the vampire count, full of labirinths, staircases and secret passages, with its courtyard where we can still imagine the bodies impaled in agony, while the prince was dining (one of his habits).Overnight in Poiana Brasov in Hotel House of Dracula 4* built as a copy of Dracula's Castle.Day 2: Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara (160km)In the morning you will climb up a hill to visit the peasant citadel of Rasnov from XIIIth century founded by German craftsmen and merchants, called Saxons in Transylvania. Later, go to Sighisoara, a fortified citadel in the heart of Transylvania, inhabited by XIIIth century until today. Sighisoara is also the birthplace of Prince Vlad Tepes - Dracula.Special dinner and overnight in Sighisoara in 3* hotel located right in the medieval citadel.Day 3: Sighisoara - Biertan - Brasov (150 km)Visit the citadel of Sighisoara, surrounded by seven towers of which the most famous is the Clock Tower. Next, departure to Biertan - one of the biggest citadels-fortified churches. Arrival in the evening in Brasov, "the city of the crown" as it was called.Sightseeing tour of the old town of Brasov - Council Square, the Black Church, the White Tower, the Black Tower, Ecatherina and Schei gates. Typical dinner and overnight in Poiana Brasov in Hotel House of Dracula 4*.Day 4: Brasov - Bucharest (170 km)Leave early in the morning and return to the capital, Bucharest. Visit the resort of Sinaia with its beautiful monastery and the most beautiful royal castle in Romania - Peles Castle, from the time of King Carol I of Romania. Later, cross all the tourist resorts on the Prahova Valley (Predeal-the largest height of the Carpathians, Azuga-where are the actual wineries, Busteni).On the way you will stop at Lake Snagov, near Bucharest, where in the center, in a small island, there is a small monastery in which Dracula was buried in 1476. Transfer to the airport for the returning flight or at your hotel.For 2-5 persons it is possible to have dinner also in the torture room in Hotel House of Dracula 4*.
Transylvania Break - 2 Day Small Group Trip from Bucharest
Day 1Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Sihisoara (309 km)Pick up in the morning from your hotel.On our way, we will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here we will visit a typical and peaceful worship place, Sinaia Monastery (30 minutes) and Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol 1st and Queen Elisabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations. The visit lasts about 45 minutes after which you will spend some time in the beautiful gardens of the castle.The next stop is Brasov, where you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city centre ( for about 3 hours). You will see The Council Square, The Council Tower, The famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in Eastern part of Europe).In the evening, head to Sighisoara for dinner and overnight in the medieval citadel. Do not miss a short walk in the citadel and admire the medieval buildings at the light of the lanterns.Day 2Sighisoara – Bran – Bucharest (329 km)In the morning, breakfast at your hotel.You will start the day by visiting the citadel of Sighisoara (UNESCO Monument), the only medieval citadel in Europe which is still inhabited. Here time seems to run after other patterns, visitors feel like in a journey back time when knights and fair ladies used to fall in love before dating and freedom was the priceless treasure of the community. The highlights of the citadel are: the house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born, the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures with the citadel), the Covered Stairs and the Evangelical Church.In the afternoon, you will head to Bran and visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to the legend of Dracula. Here you will find out how this legend was born and why Transylvania is until nowadays related to it. In the afternoon, return to Bucharest and drop off at your hotel.
4-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest
Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia - BrasovPeles Castle: Located in Sinaia (approx. 44 km from Brasov), it is considered by many, to be one of the most beautiful castles in all of Europe. Against the natural back drop of the Carpathian Mountains, the castle is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture.In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Brasov medieval town. The highlights include, the Black Church, Citadel of Brasov, Ecaterina's Gate, White Tower, Black Tower, The Blacksmiths Bastion, The Weavers Bastion, The Ropemakers Bastion, The Drapers Bastion.Overnight: Hotel Bella Muzica 3* or similarDay 2: Brasov - Bran - SibiuThe first stop of the day will be Bran, where you will visit the Castle of Dracula. The castle has an aura of mystery and legend and is perched atop a 200-foot-high rock. Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.Sibiu - This fortress town is pedestrian-friendly with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to Sibiu's historic sites and the Lower town lined with colourful houses on cobblestone streets and surrounded by imposing city walls and defence towers which overlook the river Cibin. The highlights of the tour include: the Evangelical Church, The Bridge of Lies, Historical Center, The Stairs Passage, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, Brukenthal Museum, the Towers and Bastions.Overnight: Hotel Levoslav 4* in Sibiu or similarDay 3. Sibiu - Biertan (UNESCO site) - Sighisoara (UNESCO site)The Fortified Church of Biertan - The architectonic ensemble from Biertan is an impressive site for it's location, as well as its aesthetic and historic value. It has been preserved since the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century, and is included in The UNESCO List of World Patrimony.Sighisoara is one of the few inhabited fortified towns in the world and it provides a splendid example of medieval town planning. Here, all the elements of the medieval world have been perfectly preserved. The highlights of the tour include: The Clock Tower & History Museum, The Church on the Hill, House of Dracula, The pupils roofed stairways, German cemetery.Overnight: Hotel Cavaler 4* in Sighisoara or similarDay 4. Sighisoara - Prejmer (UNESCO site) - Harman - BucharestThe Fortified Church of Prejmer - This is one of Eastern Europe’s best preserved fortified churches and lies approximately 16km North East of Brasov. Surrounding the cross-shaped church (originally built by the Teutonic knights) are walls 12m high and 4m thick that protected the church and Prejmer’s inhabitants during times of war.The Fortified church of Harman - it is bit smaller than Prejmer fortress but matches it in charm and architectural value.
3-Day Halloween Tour in Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca
DAY 1, Cluj-Napoca – Sighisoara ( 93 miles (150 km) , 2h 30min driving) 10:00 am . Welcome to Transylvania! Your English-speaking guide will collect you from Cluj Napoca Airport, then you'll continue your journey to Sighisoara Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful inhabited fortified citadels. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, was born. 8:00 pm Get ready for the Halloween party which includes: a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine. Also a special program including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, Vampiresa Hunting, Romanian Folk Show, and many dark surprises. If you survive you’ll find refuge in a 3 star-hotel located in the very heart of the medieval citadel. DAY 2, Sighisoara - Brasov – Bran ( 90 miles (145 km), 2h 20 min driving) Your next stop is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and home to the impressive Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in South Eastern Europe. Explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. It owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. The impressive edifice dates back to 1377. Queen Maria of Romania, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Cheese tasting is strongly recommended, as the village is renowned for the delicious homemade traditional cheese assortments produced here. The ones smoked in pine tree bark are particularly delicious. 9:00 pm The ultimate Halloween party at the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle. Enjoy an unforgettable night tour of Bran Castle, meet the Wicked Fairies and get lost in their euphoric dance along with a glass of local red wine. Watch a horror movie projection and feel amazing being part of a great and dynamic Halloween after-party in the courtyard of Bran Castle until 4:00 am.DAY 3, November 1, Bran – Turda - Cluj-Napoca (182 miles (293 km), 4h 50 min driving) Drive to Turda, a small town with an intimate medieval atmosphere where you can enjoy a dinner (own expense) in Hunter Prince Restaurant - a Dracula themed restaurant. Transfer next to Cluj Napoca for the return flight. The tour ends around 8:00 pm.
Full-Day Tour to Sighisoara from Bucharest
At 9am, a friendly guide together with your driver, will be at your hotel to pick you up.After few hours arrive at Sighisoara. Sighisoara is the most well preserved medieval town from Romania. The Clock Tower, the house where Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) was born and the Covered Stairs are just few things really worth to visit in Sighisoara. Stay at Sighisoara as much as you want, in order to visit everything until afternoon.In the way back to Bucharest, if you want, you can visit also Viscri Village.Viscri Village is the place where The Viscri Citadel and Prince Charles of Wales's house from Viscri. In the evening go back to Bucharest where you'll arrive at around 9pm. Hotel drop-off is also included.