• Location: Brasov, Romania
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Caitlyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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!

Andy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

CHRISTOPHER R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Graham P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Nicolae M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

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

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!!

Alexis F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Dan was the absolute best. Great guide who will make sure you enjoy every minute of your trip. Loves to sing and speaks many languages. Will not disappoint on this trip. Lots to see and enjoy, just be prepared for a lot of uphill walking

Keshet D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Amazing tour. Cristian, the guide, was very experienced and had a lot of knolegde about Romania. I recommend this tour for everyone

Nati

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Amazing places discovered during this tour. Sighisoara is one of the better places I have visited in Romania. Medieval town, people still lives there. The tour guide Kartsi Balázs was excellent. We saw all the secrets in the fortified churches. Rupea is amazing and the route to go to Viscri is really lovely. It worth the visit!

Christopher T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We toured with Charlie from Active Travel Day Tours, who was knowledgeable and engaging in every way possible. We were also fortunate to get his services for our Brasov tours on consecutive days. For this tour we visited Rupea Fortress which was similar to Rasnov Fortress, saw the fortified church in Viscri and had the pleasure of driving past Prince Charles of England's Romanian retreat home, and ended the day in the lovely city of Sighisoara. The highlight of the trip was definitely Sighisoara with her clock and guild towers, and her church on the hill. Charlie was with us every step of the way, including the long flight of stairs leading up to the church on the hill but don't worry there is a rest point every 7 steps. He also brought us to the famed shop of the Spoon Maker where we purchased an intricately carved wooden spoon. Do sign up for this tour if you can allocate another day-trip from Brasov - in our opinion Bran/Rasnov/Peles should be the 1st tour to get.

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