Mureș County
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Our most recommended Mureș County Day Trips

  • Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

    1. Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

    Drive across Transylvania towards the city of Sighisoara. Here, admire the beautiful medieval cityscape in Romania. Visit the clock tower, giving you an insight in the city's history with an impressive view of the citadel, the former defensive towers and walls of the city. Admire the birthplace of the Walachian leader Vlad Dracul, who would later become known as Count Dracula. Discover his house of birth, and sample a shot of Romanian schnapps. In the afternoon, drive to Bran Castle, an impressive fortification and residence of the Romanian family. The castle is also known as Dracula's Castle. In the late afternoon, go back to Cluj-Napoca.

  • From Sibiu: Day Tour to Sighisoara

    2. From Sibiu: Day Tour to Sighisoara

    Visit Sighisoara, founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century. Depart from Sibiu in the morning and set off for Sighisoara, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches which could rival the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462 and the figure who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula.  On your way back to Sibiu, you will cross Biertan village, one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania. Learn about this fascinating region from a specialized English-speaking guide. Visit the fortified church in Biertan, with its beautiful and mysterious atmosphere. Hear about its history as a sea...

  • Eastern Carpathians Full Day 4x4 Tour

    3. Eastern Carpathians Full Day 4x4 Tour

    Traveling with a 4x4 car is the best way to visit and discover the highlands of the Eastern Carpathians. The rugged mountain chain is a dramatic mix of almost untouched forests, pure streams, beautiful gorges, rocky uplands and rolling farmland. Besides the stunning scenery, meet local people on the route and witness their traditional way of living, scenic lookout points and thrilling wilderness routes. Pass through small villages, hidden valleys and along mountain ridges, giving you a unique experience with some fantastic photo opportunities. For lunch, choose between a picnic in nature or freshly baked trout in a remote mountainous village. Optionally, enjoy an easy 3-hour hike in the rocky Hasmas Mountains, or a self-drive experience assisted by your guide on some parts where the terrain is not too difficult. Your adventure tour starts in Miercurea Ciuc where your guide awaits you t...

    Istvan was a very nice guide, he took us on amazing places, we had a sandwich made by him in top of mountain, the view was astonishing. After that, my husband had his first experience at via ferrata, Istvan took good care of his back. I would highly recommend his tour, we are hoping to have more activities with him. Thank you, Istvan!

  • Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    4. Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    In Transylvania, at the southern foot of mighty Harghita mountains you can find the legendary limestone canyon of Vargyas, a stream colored by steep rock walls, giant cliffs and numerous caves. After meeting your guide in the small village of Vargyas (Varghis, 42 kilometers from Odorheiu Secuiesc), he will drive you on forest roads to the starting point of your fascinating journey. Stroll through the breezy canyon and discover its tiny secrets and legends as you walk along the shore of the stream, passing huge tree roots, hopping from rock to rock and going through numerous wooden suspension bridges set above the stream. As you walk, you will learn about the canyon’s history and geographical make-up, whilst drinking from it in the untouched scenery. Be it winter or summer, the scenery looks like a fairy tale stage, with the creatures of the gorge living an undisturbed and idyllic life. ...

  • From Sighisoara: Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan

    5. From Sighisoara: Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan

    Biertan is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1993. Visit the Biertan fortified church which was the see of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania between 1572 and 1867 and has one of the largest Saxon populations in the region. Next, you will travel to Malancrav, small village dating from the early years of the 14th century and an absolute must for the travelers curious to discover a place, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, where time almost stands still. You will also visit a fortified church here. You will return in Sighisoara in the aftermoon.

  • Day Trip to Sighisoara Rupea Fortress Viscri from Brasov

    6. 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...

  • Private Brown Bear Watching Experience near Odorheiu Secuies

    7. Private Brown Bear Watching Experience near Odorheiu Secuies

    Your Carpathian Brown Bear experience starts in the small Szekler town of Odorheiu Secuiesc (47 kilometers from Sighisoara) where your guide awaits you to set off with his 4WD car into the forests at the foothills of the Harghita Mountains. This area has a long tradition of hunting, and in recent years has become a popular destination for wildlife watching.  After a 15-45 minute drive (depending on which spot has the greatest chances for watching on that day), you will be safely escorted down a roughly 500 meter long trail. Occupy your place in the hide, stay quiet, listen to the forest wildlife sounds and enjoy the excitement of waiting for bears to come. Usually you will see bears, but nothing is guaranteed. If you're lucky, you may observe bears feeding themselves, playing together, courting and mating, and even other species like wild boars, roe deer and red deer, foxes, badgers and ...

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What people are saying about Mureș County

Amazingly beautiful day in Transylvania

The best element of the trip was our guide Cristian. He gave us a broad historical introduction, both related to the places we visited, and to the history of Romania in general. Very, very exciting. Sigishora was a really nice city, with a cozy atmosphere. Brancastel was beautiful and had an exciting history - there was not much vampire / horror atmosphere over the place though, so if that is what you expect you may well be disappointed :) The drive was long, but incredibly beautiful, with mountains, forest, cows on the road and horse-drawn car All in all, we clearly recommend leaving.

it doesn't get any better

for a rating it is always helpful if you can say what could be optimized. However, I actually have nothing to do with it. Both the process at GYG and the implementation by the organizer have been extremely professional. A normal constitution suitable for everyday use is sufficient. Our trip was adjusted to the conditions such as weather, personal wishes, transfer, so that an optimal experience was possible and each of us could find his personal highlight.

Istvan was a very nice guide, he took us on amazing places, we had a sandwich made by him in top of mountain, the view was astonishing. After that, my husband had his first experience at via ferrata, Istvan took good care of his back. I would highly recommend his tour, we are hoping to have more activities with him. Thank you, Istvan!

Informative, fun, highly recommend

Sebastian was our guide. He was engaging, informative, welcomed questions and ensured we were thoroughly immersed in the trip. Highly recommend the trip, Sebastian as our guide and when we return to Romania, we will take several tours with Sebastian of Carpathian Tours.

A long day but worth it

Christian was fantastic and had so much information. He was flexible and accommodated our wishes brilliantly. Be prepared for a long time in the car but ask g as you have daylight there is so much to see on the journey.