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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.

Day Trip to Sighisoara Rupea Fortress Viscri from Brasov

2. 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.

From Cluj: Diverse Transylvania – Day Trip to Sighisoara

3. From Cluj: Diverse Transylvania – Day Trip to Sighisoara

Your tour will start in the morning when you will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a 2-hour road trip to Medias. Take a short walking tour of the city and get a glimpse of the Citadel of Light and of the beautiful medieval buildings, most of which were built in the 15th century. You will then head to Biertan in order to visit the Biertan fortified church, a monument included in the UNESCO patrimony as part of Transylvania’s villages with fortified churches. The church is surrounded by thick medieval walls which were built in the 15th century, and the front door is equipped with 19 locks and bolts. Your next stop will be in Sighisoara. The medieval Sighisoara Citadel is the only inhabited citadel in Europe and it is surrounded by 9 towers, the Clock Tower being the most important of all. The Clock Tower was destroyed by a fire, but it was rebuilt in the 16th century, and it is now home to a history museum that includes a torture chamber. The Sighisoara Citadel was built in the 12th century, and it had a significant role throughout Transylvania’s history, Sighisoara being one of its 7 independent cities. In Sighisoara, you will also visit the Hill Church, a holy site that you can reach by climbing 175 wooden steps, as well as several other buildings such as the Stag House and a Venetian House. If Transylvania were to be described in one word, the word diverse would be chosen. This historical land was home to numerous isolated villages, and you will find traces of its Romanian, Hungarian, Gypsy and German communities, all living in harmony for hundreds of years. Gypsies first settled in Romania more than 800 years ago, after being forced away from their lands by the Mongol invasion. Today, you will visit an isolated community of Gypsies who earn their living through various crafts such as copper smithing. Because they are a slightly isolated community, the access is permitted only to those accompanied by someone they trust. On your way back to Cluj, you will take a different route in order to explore some of the stunning landscape of Transylvania. You will be back in Cluj by night, the duration of the trip being affected by traffic.

From Sighisoara: Half-Day Tour to Malancrav & Biertan

4. 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.

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.

Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

6. Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

On your first day, start your tour in the morning at 08:00 AM with pickup from your hotel. Then head towards the Transylvania Region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. Arrive in Sinaia mountain resort and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, continue to Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits: Dracula Castle! Then head to Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the biggest in the country. Then spend the night in Sighisoara city. On your second day, start in the morning after breakfast with a visit to the unique Sighisoara Citadel and the famous Dracula House. Next, visit Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified church in Romania! Then make your way towards Sibiu City, one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania. Visit its astonishing Old Town and afterwards continue to the beautiful Olt Valley, where you will make a final stop by the charming Cozia Orthodox Monastery. Arrive back in Bucharest in the evening, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Bucharest: 8-Day Explore Transylvania Tour

7. Bucharest: 8-Day Explore Transylvania Tour

Day 1: Bucharest Your guide will welcome you to the Otopeni International Airport, where you will then be transferred to your 4-star hotel in downtown Bucharest. Day 2: Bucharest - Sibiu Your day begins in Bucharest with a panoramic tour of the city. You will encounter such sites as Free Press Square, the Arch of Triumph, Victory Square and Avenue, the Royal Palace, Revolution Square, the Village Museum, one of the most impressive open-air museums in Europe and the Palace of Parliament. You will also experience the world’s largest, heaviest and most expensive administrative building. Next, you can enjoy some free time for lunch in the amazing old town, before your tour continues with the Cozia Monastery, the oldest and most complex historical monument in Romania. You will then depart from Bucharest to the Medieval city of Sibiu, where you will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel. Day 3: Sibiu - Alba Iulia - Hunedoara - Sibiu After breakfast in your hotel, you will explore Sibiu’s Medieval charm with a walking tour through the old city center. After this, you will travel by modern bus to the beautiful city of Alba Iulia to visit the unique Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest and best-preserved fortress in Romania. Following lunch, your tour will take you to the Hunedoara region, where you can visit Hunyad Castle, a Gothic-Renaissance castle and one of the largest and most impressive castles in Europe. You will then spend the night in the same accommodation as your previous evening in Sibiu. Day 4: Sibiu - Turda - Sighisoara After breakfast on your final day in Sibiu, you will travel to the town of Turda to visit the salt mine, an impressive underground complex with history going back to Roman times and unique hypogeal scenery. After this journey to the center of the earth, your tour of Transylvania continues with Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Medieval towns in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the conclusion of day 4, you will spend the night in a 4-star hotel in Sighisoara. Day 5: Sighisoara - Viscri - Brasov Day 5 begins with breakfast in your hotel, before a city tour of Sighisoara, a stunning medieval town and the birthplace of Dracula. Next, the tour takes you to Viscri village, another UNESCO World Heritage Site of unspoiled beauty and serenity that fascinated the Prince of Wales so deeply that he bought and restored a house there. From Viscri, your tour of Transylvania continues with another amazing Medieval city of Brasov that you will explore with a walking tour. You will later spend the night in Brasov. Day 6: Brasov - Zarnesti - Bran - Rasnov - Brasov Following breakfast in the hotel, you will travel to Zarnesti for an amazing experience, a visit to Bears Libearty Sanctuary where rescued bears live in their natural environment. Next on your adventure, you will arrive in Bran where you will visit the world famous Dracula Castle and have lunch in this intriguing land in the heart of Transylvania. You will also visit and explore the impressive hilltop Rasnov Fortress, before returning to Brasov for another night in your Brasov accommodation. Day 7: Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest After breakfast, you will travel to Sinaia, known as the "Pearl of the Carpathians”, where you will visit the Sinaia Monastery and one of the most stunning castles in Europe, Pele's Castle. From here, you will return to Bucharest and check into your 4-star hotel for the last evening of your tour. Day 8: Bucharest Following breakfast on the last day of the tour, you can enjoy free time and explore more sights in this dynamic city that proudly displays its history alongside modern culture. You will be transferred to the airport, having created amazing memories of your time exploring Transylvania.

From Bucharest: 5-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

8. From Bucharest: 5-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

5 Days Tour in Romania An adventure of a lifetime, for this 5-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 5 days Day 1 : Bucharest City Tour 8 hours - Overnight in Bucharest Itinerary steps: 7 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - Accommodation not included Day 2 : Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan (only between June and September), Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sibiu - Accommodation not included Day 3 : Biertan Fortified Church, Sighisoara’s Citadel, Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Sighisoara - Accommodation not included Day 4 : Brasov Old Town, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) - Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 2 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Brasov - Accommodation not included Day 5 : Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Snagov Monastery - Dracula's Tomb - Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation included: Overnight Stay in Bucharest - Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: 4-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

9. From Bucharest: 4-Day Private Guided Tour of Romania

An adventure of a lifetime, for this 4-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 4 days Day 1 : 1. Snagov Monastery (the Tomb of Dracula) 2. Peles Castle 3. Sinaia Monastery 4. Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2 : 1. Brasov City Tour 2. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) 3. Rupea Fortress 4. Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3 : 1. Sighisoara City Tour 2. Biertan Fortified Church 3. Alba Iulia City Tour 4. Overnight in Sibiu Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 4 : 1. Sibiu City Tour 2. Transfagarasan Road (July-October) or Calimanesti Natural Springs 3. Poienari Fortress 4.Bucharest Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included

From Bucharest: Romania 3-Day Private Guided Tour

10. From Bucharest: Romania 3-Day Private Guided Tour

An adventure of a lifetime, for this 3-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit. Total Duration: 3 days Day 1 : 1. Snagov Monastery (the Tomb of Dracula) 2. Peles Castle 3. Sinaia Monastery 4. Overnight in Brasov Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 2 : 1. Brasov City Tour 2. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle) 3. Rupea Fortress 4. Overnight in Sighisoara Itinerary steps: 3 Meals not included Accommodation not included Day 3 : 1. Sighisoara City Tour 2. Sibiu City Tour 3. Calimanesti Natural Springs and Cozia Monastery 4. Back to Bucharest Itinerary steps: 4 Meals not included Accommodation not included

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

The tour was very entertaining and informative. Cosmina was a very nice and competent guide. My wife and I were the only two participants. Therefore very good. However, the meeting point was not where it should have been according to the voucher. This should be changed urgently! Otherwise the tour was very nice and recommendable.

Excellent experience. Our evening walk with our guide through Sighisoara was fantastic. It was only our family and our guide did very well making this child-friendly and enjoyable for all. We received a very informative history of the town and the timing meant we had practically the whole citadel to ourselves.

Cosmina was highly knowledgeable in all aspect of the history of Sighasoura and Transylvania. The evening tour is a fantastic choice especially in this heat. There was a lot of time to ask questions and visit all the sights at a nice pace. We highly recommend her tour!!!

A great city tour that goes hand in hand with great attention to detail. We have learned so much that is worth knowing about Schäßburg. You should definitely book this tour. Many Thanks.

Excellent tour, we loved it

We loved the tour, we met Sighisoara in a short time, we liked it very much