Brasov, Romania

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Overview

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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose 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!
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.

Reviews

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J
, Jul 2018

The guide didn't talk many about the sights, but more about the Romania politics and complains.

J
, May 2018

Dan, our fantastic guide, made our holiday in Transylvania a fun, educational, and memorable one! My husband and I were the only people who signed up for the tour on this day, so we had a private tour with Dan. The sites visited exceeded our expectations. We learned so much history and saw such beautiful scenery. This tour covers an amazing amount of territory. It was a clear, sunny day, so views of the mountains were spectacular. Dan has a beautiful voice and a great playlist of everything from opera arias to Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash. We had fun singing in the car and getting to know Romania, Transylvania and Dan. A home cooked lunch in Viscri was a special treat.optional but inexpensive. This day was one of the highlights of our six week trip. Thanks Dan for your hospitality.

S
, Apr 2018

My wife and I travelled to Romania for the first time and were keen on understanding the country's history and culture. Our tour guide - Mihai - picked us up from our hotel right on time 8:15 and guided us through the journey. Mihai is extremely knowledgeable about the country's history and equally passionate about her culture. Right at the start of the trip Mihai had told us that the star of the day was going to be Viscri and he was right. I would highly recommend this tour as well as Mihai as the guide. In case the latter is not possible, I'd suggest requesting an official tourist guide.

T
, Apr 2018

This was a brilliant tour. Our tour guide Karoly was excellent. He spoke perfect English and was highly informative about all the sites that we were taken to. He also gave us very good information about life in Romania, now and in the past. He was also a good and careful driver.
The sites themselves were all beautiful and fascinating. Each one was highly memorable.
This is a brilliant day tour and I highly recommend it

C
, Jan 2018

Dan was the most enthusiastic, informative, engaging and surprising guide. Being winter my friend and I were the only two on the tour so it was as good as a private tour! We even got to see a few additional sights as Dan was so flexible. Would definitely recommend as a fun and convenient way to see this beautiful part of Romania!

A
, Nov 2017

Excellent tour, great day out. Very informative, really enjoyable. Highly recommended. Our guide, Charlie, was a great host and extremely knowledgeable. Good company for the day.

C
, Oct 2017

I really enjoyed tour, my guide was very nice and told me not only about the places in Romania I was visiting, but also about the whole history of the country. The region was also very interesting and historical. Highly recommended for any traveler to Transylvania. Your eyes will be opened to a region of the country that is very unique and historical.

G
, Aug 2017

Absolutely excellent. Our guide Mihai, from Active Travel Brasov, was well informed, spoke excellent English, and went the extra mile to make our day trip perfect including some unscheduled stops. The sights are amazing, Viscri is only really reachable by 4x4 vehicle due to poor road condition, and it is a must see on any visit to Transylvania. We had Mihai for another trip whilst in Brasov, and we loved his company.

N
, Aug 2017

Friendly guide and on time as expected. Also highly recommended sites.

J
, Jul 2017

Seeing these sites was fantastic! I enjoyed the trip very much! My tour guide Mihai was great. He made the trip fun and informative and added his personal knowledge and love of Romania to the tour. He went above and beyond to make sure every question was answered and I saw all that I could see at these destinations. I love how Viator uses the local people to tour you around. Their love of the region and their knowledge truly adds to the visit! Thanks Viator! These places are a MUST SEE!!


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