Welcome to Viscri

The Saxon population may have thinned to around a dozen, but this remains one of the best-preserved Saxon villages in Romania. Transformative investment from the Mihai Eminescu Foundation has turned traditional buildings into guesthouses and established sustainable, informative ways to experience local crafts such as hand-stitched felt.

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$57.09 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$1381.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Day Classic Romania tour with Transylvania and Maramures

Day 1Welcome to Romania! We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel, where you will check in. Your experience in Romania starts with a city tour of Bucharest.Day 2In the morning, we will take a trip to two of Romania’s most important religious settlements, Curtea de Arges Monastery and Cozia Monastery. We will then leave for Sibiu, where we will take a city tour and discover its most important touristic attractions.Day 3Our day begins with a trip to Sibiel, the rural replica of Sibiu. Here, you will take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, and you will get to experience the local life. We will then visit Alba Iulia, a city which is home to Romania’s largest fortification, the Alba Carolina Fortress. Next, we will visit the Turda Salt Mine, the most spectacular underground theme park in the world, carved in a salt mine with hundreds of meters of galleries. Our journey takes us to Cluj-Napoca, where we will spend the night.Day 4On the fourth day, we will take a city tour of Cluj-Napoca, a city dominated by Baroque architecture. We will then head North-West to Maramures, an „open-air museum”. We will start exploring this beautiful region in Breb, a village whose traditional houses and wooden church is included in the UNESCO Patrimony. Afterwards, we will visit the Merry Cemetery, and we will enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner and a folkloric show in Săpânța.Day 5Today we will continue exploring Maramureș with a visit to two of its Wooden Churches included in the UNESCO Patrimony: Poienile Izei and Bârsana. After our visit, we will enjoy some delicious local products before heading back to Transylvania.Day 6In the morning, we will head to the Bierțan Fortified Church, one of Transylvania’s most remarkable monastic settlements. Our tour continues with a visit to Sighișoara, the only medieval fortress within the UNESCO Patrimony that is still inhabited. Our day will end with a visit to the traditional villages of Saschiz and Viscri. Day 7The 7th day of our tour begins in the medieval city of Brașov, where we will visit its most popular attractions: The Black Church, the Rope Street, and the Council Square. We will then head to Bran in search of Dracula, at Bran Castle. In the second part of the day we will head for Azuga for a wine tasting session, and our day will end with a tour of the royal Peles Castle in Sinaia.Day 8Departure.

$69.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Sighisoara and Viscri Private Day Trip 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.

$650.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Private Tour to Romania and Bulgaria from Bucharest

Day 1: In the morning transfer from Bucharest to Targoviste. You will visit the former royal residence at Targoviste where Vlad Tepes ruled and the military unit in Targoviste where the former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was judged and executed in 1989.Depart from Targoviste for the drive to the regions of Prahova Valley and Brasov. You will get to visit Peles Castle a former royal residence and an architectural jewel. Overnight in Brasov Day 2: After breakfast, depart for a day of sightseeing. Today you will go further into Transylvania and visit the beautiful medieval citadels from Viscri and the astonishing Sighisoara Citadel. Sighisoara is one of the few citadels that are still inhabited. The main attractions in the city are the Main Gate, The Clock Tower , the Medieval Weapons Museum and the Torture Chamber,the Church of the Dominican Monastery,the Shoemakers, Tailors and Tinmakers Guild towers. In the evening you will return to Brasov for overnight Day 3:There are over 50 castles, fortresses and fortified churches in this ancient region. The tour will take you to two of the most beautiful of all, Bran Castle – better known as Dracula’s Castle, with its remarkable architecture and Gothic elements and Rasnov Fortess. This day ends in Bucharest with a panoramic tour of the city Day 4:Today we visit the Palace of the Parliament. The Palace is the world's largest, most expensive and heaviest civilian building with an administrative function.After the visit we head towards the great Danube Delta. It is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. When we arrive you will embark on a journey by boat along one of Danube’s canals. Overnight in the Danube DeltaDay 5:In the morning we travel towards Constanta for a short panoramic tour and a visit to the Navy Museum. After that we continue our tour towards Bulgaria’s town Balchik. The greatest landmark of Balchik – the Palace – has remained from the period of the Romanian occupation and it is the former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria Of Edinburgh. In a glass jar in a chapel rested her heart as her last wish before she died. Overnight in Bulgaria, at the seashoreDay 6:Today we visit Veliko Tarnovo, often referred to as the "City of the Tsars". Here you will see: the historic hill Tsarevets, the Samovodskata Charshiya, numerous medieval and Bulgarian Renaissance churches, the ancient Roman fortress of Nicopolis ad Istrum. Overnight in Sofia the capital of Bulgaria. Day 7:Sofia preserves many valuable monuments to its long and storied past like remnants of The Eastern Gate from the days when Sofia was Serdika and Sredets, dating from the 2nd-4th centuries CE,The Saint Sofia Basilica and many more At noon we take the road back to Bucharest.

$1540.22 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-day private Transylvania tour from Bucharest

Day 1: Bucharest - Transfagarasan Road – SibiuIn the morning drive to Curtea de Arges, to visit the beautiful 16th century monastery. Further drive on one of Europe's most spectacular roads: the Transfagarasan Road, crossing the Carpathian mountains. (The Transfagarasan Road is open between July and October. Alternatively, we will drive through the Olt Valley to Sibiu). In the afternoon we will reach the Transylvanian town of Sibiu, the cultural capital of Europe in 2007. The city was built by German settlers, the so-called Saxons, in the 12th century. Explore the old part of the city, which is incredibly well preserved. Accommodation in the centrally-located 4* THE COUNCIL boutique hotel (or a similar 4* hotel).Day 2: Sibiu – Biertan (UNESCO) – Sighisoara (UNESCO)Buffet breakfast. After breakfast depart from Sibiu and drive to Brateiu, where you will discover a special community: the Romani Gypsy coppersmiths. This is an unique opportunity to find out more about their lifestyle, history and handcraft. Continue your tour to Biertan and visit the fortified church from the 15th century. In the afternoon we will arrive in Sighisoara, one of Europe’s last inhabited medieval citadels. Accommodation in a centrally-located boutique 3* hotel (Casa cu Cerb or similar)Day 3: Sighisoara – Viscri (UNESCO) - Brasov Buffet breakfast. Drive to the village of Viscri, where Prince Charles himself owns an old farm dating back to the 18th century. Have a walk through the village and discover a cultural and natural landscape which disappeared in most parts of Europe. We will then head to Brasov, in medieval times one of the most important and richest cities of the area. The city is beautifully located at the foot of the Tampa mountain and the Old Town is charming. Accommodation in the centrally located Casa Wagner 3* hotel for 2 nights.Day 4: Brasov – Bran – Prejmer (UNESCO) – BrasovBuffer breakfast. Drive to Bran and visit the famous castle from the 14th century, also known as the “Dracula Castle”. Next, we will head to Prejmer, also near Brasov. In Prejmer strong defense walls guard the Lutheran church and the approximately 200 storage rooms. The afternoon is at leisure in Brasov.Day 5: Brasov – Sinaia – BucharestBuffet breakfast. Leave Brasov and Transylvania and drive through the Prahova Valley to Sinaia. Visit the Peles Castle, the former summer residence of the Romanian kings. After the visit drive back to Bucharest. Your tour ends at your hotel in Bucharest or with an airport transfer (if leaving Romania by plane on this day it is advisable to book a flight in the afternoon or in the evening, to give yourself enough time to visit Sinaia).

$98.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Private UNESCO Heritage Day Trip from Brasov

The day starts at 9 am when you will be picked up from your hotel in Brasov, followed by a one hour drive to beautiful Viscri, a traditional Saxon village where you’ll see the first landmark of the trip. UNESCO Heritage in Viscri Take the time to discover the village, one of the most authentic in Transylvania, renowned for its traditional looking Saxon houses and the 12th century fortified church part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Walk in the village after the visit at the fortified church. Around 40 minutes drive to the next landmark, the fortified church of Saschiz. UNESCO Heritage in SaschizBuilt around 300 years later than the fortified church from Viscri, the UNESCO Site from Saschiz is one of the best examples of how the religious and military purposes were combined in a single landmark, a unique architectural phenomenon in this part of Europe. Around 20 minutes drive to Sighisoara. Lunch at own expense in Saschiz or Sighisoara, depending on your preferences. UNESCO Heritage in Sighisoara Sighisoara is one of the few medieval towns in the world still inhabited. You'll walk on its narrow and colorful streets, visiting Gothic style churches and centuries old towers that were once in the first line against enemy troupes. The walking tour takes place in the Upper Town, included entirely in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Romania. One hour and a half drive back to Brasov, stopping half way for an evening visit at Rupea Fortress. Rupea Fortress This 14th century snail shaped monument is one of the major defense landmarks from the medieval times when Transylvania was constantly under attack.