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Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

1. Sighisoara: Candlelight Tour of Dracula's Home Town

Meet your guide in front of the Clock Tower museum to start your tour. After a quick introduction to the history of the Old Town, head up towards the Church on the Hill and walk through the Covered Stairs or the Stairs of the Scholars. Stroll through the narrow streets of this medieval site until you reach the old city walls to marvel at the incredible old towers and bastions that still stand and are extremely well-preserved. Listen to your guide’s in-depth description about the evangelistic church located just feet away from two of the major attractions in the city, the Clock Tower and Dracula’s house. Dracula’s house is the place where the famous Wallachian king was born in 1431, learn about the tales of the world’s most well-known vampire. The tour ends with an explanation of the Clock Tower’s history, and a recommendation from your guide for local restaurants and bars for you to spend the evening at, tasting local cuisine and meeting the locals.

Sighisoara: Defend the Fortress Quest Experience

2. Sighisoara: Defend the Fortress Quest Experience

After you buy the quest, receive an access code that you can use in the app. Begin your quest around Sighisoara's magnificent fortress by solving clues that will unlock stories, all on your smartphone. Along the way, discover fascinating stories of the towers, buildings, and people of Sighisoara. Follow a less crowded path around the old citadel, explore hidden passages, and discover amazing life stories of the ancient locals. The entire game will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you're ready to begin your city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

3. 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.

Transylvania Gems: Sighisoara, Medias, Biertan & Gypsy life

4. Transylvania Gems: Sighisoara, Medias, Biertan & Gypsy life

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Transylvania's rich history and captivating charm. Start with the pick-up from Cluj city centre, followed by a 2-hour drive to Medias. Stroll through the city, admiring the Citadel of Light and stunning 15th-century medieval buildings. Next, visit the UNESCO-listed Biertan fortified church, surrounded by impressive 15th-century walls. Experience Sighisoara, home to Europe's only inhabited medieval citadel, boasting 9 towers, including the iconic Clock Tower. Explore the history museum, torture chamber, and marvel at the 12th-century architecture. Discover the Hill Church and other captivating sites like the Stag House and Venetian House. Embrace Transylvania's diversity, where Romanian, Hungarian, Gypsy, and German communities have coexisted for centuries. Visit a Gypsy community practicing age-old copper smithing crafts, and gain unique access with a trusted guide. Return to Cluj via a scenic route, taking in Transylvania's breathtaking landscapes.

Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

5. Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

Meet your guide in front of the historic Clock Tower museum to begin the tour. Together, wander through the narrow streets of the old citadel and admire the colorful houses as you learn about the rich history of the city. Walk through the Covered Stairs to the visit the Church on the Hill, famous for its beautiful frescoes. Then, explore the old city walls to see some of the oldest towers and bastions still standing. Listen to your guide tell you all about the tales of the area and the secrets hidden within the city walls. Next, visit the place where Vlad III Dracula was born, and learn about the dynasty of kings that he was part of. At the end of the tour, receive a ticket for the Clock Tower to climb to the top and admire the amazing view across the city.

From Brasov: Sighisoara and Viscri UNESCO Day Tour

6. 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!

Sighisoara: 2-Hour City Tour

7. Sighisoara: 2-Hour City Tour

Designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula. Stops / Cultural objectives to be visited: - The House with the Deer Antler - The Venician House - The  Church of the Convent - The Clock Tower  - The Catholic Church - The Tailors’ Tower - The Furriers’ Tower - The Butchers’ Tower - The Butchers’ Bastion - The Covered Staircase - The School Hill - The Church on the Hill (inside visit) - The German Cemetery - The Tin Moulders’ Tower - Vlad the Impaler’s birth house - Citadel’s Market place - The House with the Deer Antler

Unesco Tour: Sighisoara, Viscri, and Rupea From Brasov

8. 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 Sibiu: Sighisoara & Biertan

9. From Sibiu: Sighisoara & Biertan

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 seat of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania between 1572 and 1867. After an exciting day of discovery, sit back and relax as your are transferred back to Sibiu.  Timing Sighisoara & Biertan 09:00 o’clock departure from Sibiu 11:00 – 13:00 o’clock city tour Sighisoara 13:00 – 14:00 o’clock time for lunch 14:30 o’clock departure to Biertan 15:00 – 16:00 o’clock visit Biertan 16:00 o’clock departure to Sibiu 17:00 o’clock arriving in Sibiu

Sighișoara and Biertan: UNESCO in Transylvania

10. Sighișoara and Biertan: UNESCO in Transylvania

Drive through the Transylvanian highlands towards Sighișoara. Visit the medieval town center of Sighișoara, which is very well preserved and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the citadel and visit among others the emblem of the town, the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Citadel, the fortified walls and towers of the city and also the birthplace of the Wallachian leader Vlad Dracul, who later became known as Count Dracula in Gothic literature and film. In the afternoon, drive to the Biertan, a small village in a secluded Transylvanian valley. Visit the imposing fortified church in Biertan (also belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage Site). Then, return to Cluj-Napoca.



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(7 reviews)

Ioana went above and beyond to tailor the experience to our needs and interests. She is fantastic and worked tirelessly to customise the information given and stories told to our tastes and made the journey fun and interesting. We learnt a lot about Transylvania but also Romania history, hidden gems, legends and folklore, all in less than 48 hours. Absolutely recommended! Also, the hotel chosen in Sighisoara was lovely.

Overall great experience, nice and small group, and Andrei the guide, was the best, helpful, knowledgeable and reachable. Great way to learn about the history, the legend, and the myth surrounding Dracula and Rumanía. The only downside, could be the long car ride, but it was a comfortable vehicle, and an even better company.

Had a great time in Sighișoara. Cosmina provided lots of historical information while being very entertaining. We’ve been able to discuss and chat with her about the history not only of Sighișoara but of Transylvania and România în general. Lovely experience, I’d definitely recommend it

Cristian was an amazing guide! Great hospitality, very knowledgable about historical facts and a great conversationalist. I think all in our party had a memorable day exploring Dracula's home turf. Thanks Cristian! I look forward to using GetMyGuide for my next adventure tour. :-)

Nice and very nice guide (Istvan) and tour.Showing and explaining lof of things and doing extra things. Enjiyed it!