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From Brasov: Sighisoara and Viscri UNESCO Day Tour

From Brasov: Sighisoara and Viscri UNESCO 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

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.

Bucharest: 15-Day Romania/Moldova/Transnistria Private Tour

Bucharest: 15-Day Romania/Moldova/Transnistria Private Tour

It’s the best way to understand Romania and the Romanians by spending 2 nights in a Guest House in Maramures and then driving to the Republic of Moldova for 2 nights (plus Transnistria) to see the old Romanian territory plus the Danube Delta – Private Tours 15 Days – Complete Romania & Moldova! Total Duration: 15 days Day 1: Bucharest City Tour 8 hours - Overnight in Bucharest Itinerary steps: 5 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2: 1. Curtea de Arges Monastery 2. Poienari Castle 3. Transfagarasan Highway - Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3: 1. Corvin Castle 2. Densus Church 3. Sarmisegetusa Regia - Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 4: 1. Brasov City Tour (Black Church) 2. Bran Castle / Dracula's Castle 3. Peles Castle - Overnight stay in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 5: 1. Viscri Village 2. Rupea Fortress 3. Sighisoara City Tour - Overnight stay in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 6: 1. Turda Salt mine 2. Cluj Napoca City Tour (Botanic Garden) 3. Surdesti Wooden Church - Overnight in Sighetul Marmatiei Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 7: 1. Explore Maramures all day(local market) 2. Merry Cemetery 3. Sighet Memorial Museum - Overnight in Sighetul Marmatiei Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 8: 1. Barsana Monastery 2. Borgo Pass Road 3. Ciocanesti village - Overnight in Gura Humorului Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 9: 1. Voronet Monastery 2. Humor Monastery 3. Sucevita Monastery 4. Moldovita Monastery - Overnight in Gura Humorului Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 10: 1. Driving to Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) 2. Nicolae Popa Museum 3. Lunch in Iasi - Overnight in Chisinau Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 11: Visit Tiraspol (Transnistria) - Overnight in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 12: Chisinau City Tour with Cricova Wine Cellar & Milestii Mici - Overnight in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 13: 1. Start driving crossing the Republic of Moldavia for Danube Delta 2. Cross the Danube at Braila - Overnight in Tulcea Itinerary steps: 1 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 14: Danube Delta Tour – we explore by boat the beautiful nature of the Danube Delta - Overnight in Tulcea Itinerary steps: 1 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 15: 1. Constanta Old Town 2. Carol I Mosque 2. Mamaia Beach - Back to Bucharest (End of Tour) Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania

From Bucharest: Private 6-Day Dracula Tour in Transylvania

Experience the historical and legendary places related to the man and the legend behind Dracula on this six-day guided tour. Visit Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace in the medieval citadel of Sighișoara, the imposing Hunyadi Castle, the ruins of Poenari Castle, Dracula Castle, and more. Day 1: Bucharest - Curtea de Argeș - Poenari Castle - Vidraru Dam - Transfagarasan Road - Capra Waterfall - Balea Glacier Lake - Sibiu - Sibiel See the Curtea de Arges Monastery and Poenari Castle from the outside. Drive to the Vidraru Dam and along Transfagarasan Road. Stop at Capra Waterfall and Balea Lake before heading to Sibiel Village. Enjoy a 3-course dinner at Ramona Pension. Savor the pension breakfast in the morning. Day 2: Sibiel - Hunyadi Castle - Alba Iulia - Sibiel Start your second day with a visit to Hunyadi Castle, or Corvins' Castle, and the star-shaped fortress, Alba Iulia Citadel. Hunyadi Castle is one of the largest castles in Europe and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of Romania. Return to Sibiel to enjoy dinner.  Day 3: Sibiel - Sibiu - Turda Salt Mine After breakfast, head to Sibiu’s old town to see the Big Square, Little Square, Bridge of Liars, Romano Catholic Cathedral, and the oldest house in town. Visit the Turda Salt mine, named one of the top 10 underground wonders in the world by National Geographic. Overnight in Turda town at Casa Ratiu. Day 4: Turda - Biertan Fortified Church - Sighisoara Enjoy breakfast and then visit the Fortified Church of Biertan, a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit Sighisoara’s medieval town, including the Clock Tower, the house where Vlad the Impaler was born, and the Church on the Hill. Overnight in Sighișoara. Day 5: Sighisoara - Prejmer Fortified Church - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Brasov After breakfast, discover the history of the Prejmer Fortified Church, Bran Castle, and Rasnov Fortress. Continue to Brasov and overnight at Casa Timar Pension. Day 6: Brasov - Peles Castle - Snagov Monastery - Bucharest Savor the pension breakfast before starting your final day with a visit to Peles Castle and Snagov Monastery. End your trip with a transfer to your hotel in Bucharest or the airport.

From Bucharest: Transylvania Castles Private 4-Day Tour

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

Day trip in Transylvania -Viscri , Saschiz and Sighisoara

Day trip in Transylvania -Viscri , Saschiz and Sighisoara

Day trip in Transylvania Viscri Village, Saschiz and Sighisoara Time schedule We will start on the Bucharest-Brasov-Viscri-Sighisoara-Saschiz route. We will make our first stop at Viscri, a Saxon commune in Brasov county, which, some time ago, was called Giscriu. Set back from the main road that connects Brașov with Sighisoara, the village of Viscri houses one of the most spectacular Saxon fortified churches, moreover being one of the 6 listed in the UNESCO world heritage. We are visiting the Viscri Fortified Evangelical Church and the house of King Charles . Built by the Szeklers in the 1100s, the church in Viscri was taken over in 1185 by the Saxons who colonized the area and who, over time, built towers and massive walls around the church - thus, in the case of sieges by the Turks or Tatars , the entire population of the village could enter and survive inside the walls. The very name of the locality is given by the church: Weisskirch – in translation the white church. The particularities of the settlement attracted the attention and goodwill of the Mihai Eminescu Trust foundation, patronized by King Charles himself, which renovated the church and some houses in the locality, restoring some of their original splendor. We are heading to the medieval city of Sighisoara. We will visit: the Clock Tower (symbolic building of Sighisoara, today hosting the History Museum), the Monastery Church (historical monument), Vlad Dracul's House, Stag House, Venetian House, School Street-Scara Scolarilor (this staircase was built in 1654 on the initiative of the mayor Johann Both, in order to facilitate the access of students during the heavy winters or the rain, to the school located near the church on the hill), the Roman Catholic Church, the Hill Church (the evangelical church that was built in several stages between 1345- 1525, dedicated to Saint Nicholas). Free time for lunch and shopping in Sighisoara. After Sighisoara we will head to the Saschiz Tower. One of the most beautiful medieval buildings in Transylvania, belonging, like the fortified Church, to the Saxon architecture of the 15th century. X meters high, the tower still marks the center of Saschiz commune today. Its defensive function is betrayed by the existence of the throwing holes and the 12 skylights that punctuate the roof covered in variously colored glazed tiles. We will return to Bucharest in to the late evening

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We had a lovely day visiting Sighisoara and Viscri. Both places are amazing and interesting. Our guide (whose name I didn't catch properly, then forgot to ask) explained a lot about the history of the area in general and the detail of the two cities. He also answered lots of my small questions about Romania. And gave us great recommendations for food to try and a dinner location!

We enjoyed this tour. The guide was really knowledgeable and we saw interesting sights. My favorite part was visiting the fortified church in Viscri. I thought Sighisoara was definitely worth visiting for the history and the buildings in the old town.

An excellent tour. We were so lucky to have Dan as our guide. His English was excellent & so was his knowledge of the area and local history. I often self tour but im so glad that i booked this tour- it was the perfect way to see this part of Romania

The excursion was great thanks to Bogdan, a great guide. He explained everything to us phenomenally, worrying about us at all times. The town of Viscri has pleasantly surprised me, very authentic! I recommend without a doubt!

Tour gide - driver Catalin provided us lot of information about the tour and give us lot of INFO about traveling within Romania.