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Unesco Tour: Sighisoara, Viscri, and Rupea From Brasov

1. Unesco Tour: Sighisoara, Viscri, and Rupea From Brasov

You will be taken from your hotel in Brasov by a professional guide and you will travel in a luxurious van to the heart of Trasylvania. Visit the village of Saxon Viscri, with its rustic streets and beautiful Saxon houses. Climb the hill and visit the fortified white church, hence the name of the village, Viscri, meaning the White Church.In the church, you will admire the altar, the old balconies, the walnut-wood sides, and the organ that still works. You can climb the old tower and see a beautiful panoramic view of the village and the hills around it. You will also visit Walter's distillery and taste palinca. Then, you will head to Sighisoara, a city that has played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Cetral Europe for several centuries. Admire the old medieval houses with their beautiful architecture, narrow streets with brightly colored houses, and visit the clock tower. Go to the house where Vlad Tepes (Dracula) was born. You will also admire the deer house, the mayor's house, the Venetian house, and many other beautiful and historic buildings in the fortress. Finally, you will go to the Rupea fortress with its three defensive walls, which will help you to understand the skill and mastery of the Saxon colonists in the area. After exploring the area, return to Brasov in the evening.

From Brasov: Sighisoara and Viscri Day Tour

2. From Brasov: Sighisoara and Viscri Day Tour

Get ready to step back in time and experience the best of Transylvania's rich history and stunning architecture with our Viscri fortified church and Sighisoara day tour from Brasov! Our first stop is the idyllic village of Viscri, where we'll visit one of Romania's most well-preserved fortified churches. Nestled in the heart of Transylvania, Viscri Village is a hidden gem that transports you back in time. Its cobbled streets wind through charming, centuries-old houses adorned with vibrant flowers, offering a glimpse into rural Romanian life as it has been for generations. Renowned for its UNESCO-listed fortified church, Viscri is a living testament to medieval heritage and the Saxon culture that shaped it. Here, you'll savor traditional Romanian cuisine, engage with welcoming locals, and explore the picturesque countryside. Viscri is a place where time stands still, inviting you to experience the beauty and authenticity of a bygone era. You'll be amazed by the unique architecture, as well as the incredible history of this important landmark. From its role as a place of refuge during times of conflict to its enduring legacy as a symbol of Transylvania's cultural heritage, you'll come away with a deep appreciation for this incredible site. Notably, King Charles owns a traditional house in Viscri, adding to its regal allure and cultural significance. Next, we'll journey to Sighisoara, a charming medieval town that's steeped in history and tradition. As we wander through the cobblestone streets, you'll be transported back in time to a bygone era, and you'll discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a legendary figure who inspired the infamous Dracula. You'll have the chance to explore the iconic Clock Tower, admire the panoramic views from the Church on the Hill, and even visit the house where Vlad was born. As we make our way through the medieval town of Sighişoara, we can arrange for a delightful lunch that will take you on a culinary journey through the flavors of the past and where you can savor the flavors of Romania's rich culinary heritage. Whether you're a fan of hearty stews, fresh-baked bread, or sweet pastries, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Our tour includes comfortable transportation, expert local guides, and plenty of opportunities for amazing photos and memories that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Book your tour now and experience the best of Transylvania's history, architecture, and cuisine firsthand!

Day Trip to Sighisoara Rupea Fortress Viscri from Brasov

3. Day Trip to Sighisoara Rupea Fortress Viscri from Brasov

Discover Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its medieval fortress, which is still inhabited to this day. Learn about the fortress’ history, from its construction in 1280 to the history of the site it was built upon. View the former Saxon settlement and its famously well preserved walled Old Town, which earned Sighisoara its distinction as a UNESCO site. Experience the beauty of Rupea Fortress, recently restored in 2014 and originally built by the Saxons and first documented in the 1300s. Learn about the history of the surrounding site, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania, where signs of human settlement date back to 5500 BC - 3500 BC. Travel to Viscri (Deustchweisskirch), known throughout Europe because Prince Charles purchased a house in the village in 1996. Visit the village, which attracts 15,000 tourists annually and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in Viscri’s beautiful sights while learning about its history as a former Saxon village. See the famous Viscri fortified church, originally built in 1100.

2-Day Transylvania Break From Bucharest

4. 2-Day Transylvania Break From Bucharest

If you are traveling to Bucharest and if you have just a limited time to discover Romania, this tour is the perfect way to visit some of the most interesting sites including the south part of the magnificent region of Transylvania. Day 1 BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA (309 km) Pick up in the morning from your hotel. Prepare to leave behind the region of Wallachia and step into the legendary land of Transylvania, the country beyond the forest where many myths were born and time still flows slowly for those living here. On the way, you will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here you will visit a typical and peaceful worship place, Sinaia Monastery, the first construction in this region since late XVIIth century. The next visit here is 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, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (interesting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the XIXth century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator and central heating). Here you will also find out the story of the Royal couples in Romania and their important influence in the history of the country. 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, Kronstadt (“the city of the crown”) under its German name. Yes, you are now officially in Transylvania! In Brasov, you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center. 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. Prepare to step back time! Day 2 SIGHISOARA – BRAN – BUCHAREST (329 km) In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You will start the day by visiting the citadel of Sighisoara (UNESCO Monument), the only medieval citadel in the Balkans 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. Here you will find out the story of the citadel, you will see the well preserved walls and towers of defense and admire the medieval houses aligned along narrow old streets. 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. A friendly tip – some garlic could come in useful during the visit! In the evening, return to Bucharest and drop off at your hotel.

Brasov: Private Guided Day Trip to Sighisoara and Viscri

5. Brasov: Private Guided Day Trip to Sighisoara and Viscri

Departing from Brasov through small villages and beautiful landscape. Our first stop is in Sighisoara, where you will join to a 2-hours walking tour. Here you will discover this perfectly intact 16th-century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses, ornate churches and the birthplace of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Wallachia from 1456 to 1462, the main inspiration for Bram Stoker's fictional creation known as Count Dracula. Free time in Sighisoara. In the afternoon we drive to the village of Viscri and it’s fortified churches, in fact, one of the 6 inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage. Viscri is being preserved with the help of many association and patronage of Charles, Prince of Wales. Drive back to Brasov.

Viscri Saxon village, Extinct Volcano and Emerald Lake

6. Viscri Saxon village, Extinct Volcano and Emerald Lake

In the morning, our guide will pick you up from your location in Brasov and take you to Racos, where you will visit the geological complex which consists of three places which you shouldn't miss: the basalt columns, 15 meter high rock structures that will surely impress you, the Emerald Lake with its unique looking color and last but not least, the ”volcanic canyon.” The area was a witness of volcanic activity and the scenery inside the canyon will make you feel like at the Grand Canyon but in a smaller scale.If you like a bit of history, you can visit the Sukosd Bethlen castle situated in the village of Racos and even climb into the tower for a nice panorama over the area. Your next stop will be the Rupea citadel, situated on top of a small hill, above the city with the same name. This is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania, the first signs of human settlements here dating from the Paleolithic and early Neolithic. You final stop will be in Viscri, "the Romanian's home of Prince Charles", which is well known outside the country as being on of the most pitoresque village listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. We will visit the the White Church, which is a modest house of God but an impressive fortress, one of many created to protect small Transylvanian villages in the Middle Ages. End the day in style, with a traditional meal that will surely make you fall in love with this area. We will stop at a local barn, where the people from the village craft traditional and reinvented dishes. The owners search for authentic, honest ingredients and they change the menu seasonally,depending on what they find interesting in their smallfarmers network. After this you will be taken back to Brasov and dropped off at your location.

From Brasov: Day Trip to Sighisoara & Viscri

7. From Brasov: Day Trip to Sighisoara & Viscri

The first destination of the day wil be Viscri, one of Transylvania’s famous Saxon villages, where you will visit the Viscri Fortified Church. Prince Charles is one of the personalities that fell in love with Viscri and described it as a passage through time. You will then head to Sighisoara, a city which is home to one of the few inhabited medieval citadels in Europe, where you will visit the Clock Tower. Next, you will visit Biertan, a village that was mentioned for the first time in official documents in 1224. Today, the settlement is known worldwide due to its fortified church restored with funds raised by former inhabitants of the village which are now spread all over the world. You will then enjoy a delicious lunch in a medieval restaurant. Before heading back to Brasov, you will stop at Rumidava, a former Dacian settlement, where you will visit the Rupea Citadel. Your tour will come to an end in Brasov, where you will take a tour of the city center and discover the history of the Black Church.

From Brasov: Viscri , Meshendorf , Bunesti Ebike Tour

8. From Brasov: Viscri , Meshendorf , Bunesti Ebike Tour

You'll leave Brasov on a car drive to a well know countryside of Romania : the area surrounded by the villages Viscri , Bunesti and Meshendorf . The ebike ride will make the connection between nature and history as you will go throught the forests that surround the villages and also you'll visit the villages for an amazing picture taking as the arhitecture of the houses are unique on that place . They look like forgoten in time as everything is as was hundreds of years ago. You'll see also the arhitecture of the fortified churches where the people from that area used to hide themselves and to fight against conquerers

From Bucharest: Transylvania Castles Private 4-Day Tour

9. From Bucharest: Transylvania Castles Private 4-Day Tour

Embark on an incredible adventure through Romania's Transylvania region with the Transylvania Castles Private Tour 4-Day from Bucharest! This comprehensive tour package takes you on a journey to some of the most awe-inspiring and historic landmarks of the region. The tour kicks off in Bucharest, the bustling capital city of Romania, before taking you to visit some of the most iconic attractions in the area, including the stunning Peles Castle and the legendary Bran Castle. You'll also have the chance to explore the beautiful Brasov, and the imposing Rupea Fortress. But that's not all – the tour also takes you to the charming Viscri village, the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, and the enchanting Biertan. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the imposing Alba Carolina and the stunning Corvin Castle, with its fascinating legends and tales. Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by a private expert guide, who will provide you with fascinating insights into the rich culture, history, and significance of each site. You'll also get to explore the beautiful city of Sibiu, known for its charming medieval architecture, and the serene Curtea de Arges Monastery. The tour package includes everything you need for a comfortable and stress-free experience, including accommodation, meals, transport, and more. With the Transylvania Castles Private Tour 4-Day from Bucharest, you'll have the chance to experience the best of Romania's Transylvania region in just four days, all while creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your adventure today! The tour plan: Day 1: Bucharest – Peles Castle – Bran Castle – Brasov Overnight in Brasov, breakfast included. Day 2: Brasov - Rupea fortress - Viscri village - Sighisoara citadel Overnight in Sighisoara, breakfast included. Day 3: Sighisoara - Biertan - Alba Carolina - Corvin Castle - Sibiel Overnight in Sibiel, 3 course dinner, homemade wine and traditional plum brandy, breakfast included. Day 4: Sibiel - Sibiu - Curtea de Arges monastery - Bucharest

Bucharest: Transylvania Villages Multi-Day Trip with Hotels

10. Bucharest: Transylvania Villages Multi-Day Trip with Hotels

Experience all that Transylvania has to offer, from the dreamy Saxon towns, imposing castles, and the fantastic landscapes, packed on a short 4-night adventure. Towns such as Sighisoara, Brasov or Sibiu will tell their history, the castles will reveal their secrets and the fortified churches peppered across the countryside will share the traditions that kept this region alive. Day 1: Starting off in Bucharest, you will follow the scenic Olt Valley all the way to Medieval City of Sibiu. From the quaint alleys to the colourful houses and the still ambiance, Sibiu will surely crawl its way into your heart. You will have the afternoon to explore the Old Town with the interlinked two main squares, the impressive churches and towers on a walking tour, and learn all about its history and influences. Overnight in Sibiu Day 2: Today you will get acquainted with the more soulful side of the region. Travelling through the countryside, you will stop in Biertan Saxon Village for a visit of its 500-year-old Fortified Church. Then it’s onwards to the village of Malancrav Village, just in time for lunch. You will be treated with a traditional meal prepared by one of the local ladies. After lunch, and 30 minutes later, you will arrive in the delightful Sighisoara. One of the last inhabited citadels, Sighisoara is also Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace. On the walking tour around its narrow alleyways you will learn all about what’s real and what is not about the legend of Dracula. Overnight in Sighisoara Day 3: Travelling even further off the beaten path, today you will travel to the Saxon village of Viscri. One of the best-preserved villages of the region, it even lured Prince Charles who has his own traditional guesthouse here. Ramble around the dusty paths, get to know the locals and their traditions, climb up to the Fortified Church. At noon, you will be invited to a traditional lunch in a local household. Leaving the rural life behind, you will travel onwards to Brasov, but not without a stop at Bran Castle. Associated with Dracula, the castle looks the part, perched high upon a cliff overlooking the unassuming village below. The history of the place couldn’t be farther from the fiction. In the afternoon, you will reach your destination: Brasov. Set at the foothills of a mountain, the old town, with its cobbled streets and colorful buildings, could be easily mistaken for a postcard. Overnight in Brasov Day 4: After breakfast, you will bid Transylvania goodbye as you will make your way back to the capital city. On the way, stop at the mountain resort of Sinaia, home to the picturesque Peles Castle. The summer residence of Carol I, the first Romanian King, Peles is an architectural marvel, inside and out. After the tour, you will reach Bucharest in the afternoon. A mismatch of different styles and influences, Bucharest is the result of a turbulent history, from being called the Little Paris, to the sad communist times.. Overnight in Bucharest

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We had a great trip! Our guide, Horia Siboiu, was AWESOME! He was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. It also helped that he spoke English because we didn't know any Romanian. We learned so much about Romania that we didn't know! It was very much worth the time and money for this 2-day trip thru Transylvania. The weather was perfect too! Highly recommended!