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Explore three historic highlights of Transylvania on a fascinating day trip from Brașov. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage-listed church in the medieval village of Viscri, and wander through the fortified Saxon town of Sighişoara — known as the birthplace of the warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. Finally, learn the history of the imposing, 14th-century Rupea Fortress on a guided tour.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Sighişoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri church from Brașov
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval town of Sighişoara and see highlights such as the Citadel and Church on the Hill
  • Get free time to explore or have lunch in Sighişoara independently
  • Visit Rupea Fortress, a stunning hilltop fortress dating from the 1300s
  • Explore Viscri church, one of Transylvania's UNESCO-listed fortified churches
  • Travel through the timeless Transylvanian countryside and learn about its history

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Romania’s Transylvanian region offers a fascinating window into a lost Europe, with medieval castles, towns and churches that seem caught in a time warp. This trip takes you into the heart of the region for a fascinating look: don’t forget your camera!

What You Can Expect

Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov

Explore beautiful medieval towns on this day trip

Wandering through the medieval towns of Transylvania, it’s easy to forget what century you’re in. Begin your tour back in time in central Brașov, where you’ll meet your guide and climb aboard a car or minivan for the trip north. During the scenic 1.5-hour drive, listen to interesting facts and anecdotes about Romanian history from your guide.
Your first stop is the 14th-century village of Viscri, built by Saxon colonists. As you approach, admire the impressive whitewashed walls and red-roofed towers that surround the village, designed to protect early inhabitants from invading Turks. Wander the rustic streets of the town and visit its UNESCO World Heritage-listed church (own expense).
Continue on to the remarkably well-preserved Sighişoara, so rich in history that the entire village is a UNESCO site. Hear about the medieval town’s legendary former resident Vlad the Impaler, a Wallachian prince and warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional character Dracula. Enjoy free time to explore Sighişoara’s cobblestoned streets, bell tower and citadel on your own, and visit a café to purchase lunch if you wish.
Finally, visit the hilltop Rupea Fortress, which was built for defense in the 1300s and later repurposed as a Saxon village in the 18th century. Head inside the walls for a guided tour (own expense), and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before the return drive to Brașov.

Customer Reviews

Guy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed this tour and were very fortunate to have Dan as a guide. Dan was very knowledgeable of the history of the sights we visited. I would recommend this tour to anyone and especially the Tour guide Dan.

Samuel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very interesting and definitely worth doing if you are visiting Romania.

ELIZABETH B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour from Brasov is amazing. Rupea fortress and Viscri really give you are sense of what things used to be like. Sighisoara's old town with its square, colourful Saxon houses and historical churches is a beautiful town that transports you to the middle ages. Our guide - Cristan was very knowledgeable and that made it even better. A must see! Thank you!

une1sandra

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Cristan was a wealth of information about the history of his country in general, as well as these sites we visited. I was a bit taken aback at first when he drove us himself, all 4 of us tightly packed in his own car, I thought it was an official company with a tour bus, but it gave us lots of freedom to stop whenever he suggested a good spot for a picture, or something interesting to see on the side of the road. He was very patient, and gave us lots of time to browse and wander, and also recommended a gem of a distillery at Sighisoara, with amazing liquor. He was a great host and guide.

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