A walk through Sighişoara's hilly streets with their original medieval architecture, magical mix of winding cobbled alleys, steep stairways, secluded squares, towers, is like stepping back in time.
What to Expect
Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighişoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries.
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.
The places you see on your tour included 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 Hill Church, the German Cemetery, the Tin Moulders’ Tower, Vlad the Impaler’s birth house, and the Citadel’s Market place .
- English speaking guide for 2 hours
- Entrance fee to the Clock Tower and the Church on the Hill
What's Not Included
- Photo fees
- Meals & drinks
- Personal expenses