Sighisoara Medieval Citadel

Transylvania Break – 2 days

269.00

Transylvania is the last corner of Europe where you see true sustainability and complete resilience. There’s so much we can learn from it before it’s too late.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales

Tour type

small group shared tour by car/minibus

Price

€269 per adult and €229 per child 7-11

Single room supplement

€30, mandatory for single travelers and payable to the guide at the start of the tour

Discount for groups

5% for 3 people, 8% for 4 or more people traveling together

Additional benefits for our customers

10% discount at best restaurants in Bucharest including famous locations as Hard Rock Cafe, Caru cu bere, Hanu lui Manuc, Pescarus, 30% discount at Museum of Senses, 15% discount at Kitsch Museum.

Operating Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Starting time

08:00 am

Duration

2 days

Language

English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)

Included

Transport by car/minibus with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking tour guide, 1 night accommodation in double room with breakfast included in a 3* hotel in Sighisoara

Not included

Meals and Entrance Fees

Highlights of the tour:

  • Step into the legendary land of charming Transylvania
  • Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe
  • Bran Castle, known as Dracula Castle, a place full of mystery and breathtaking landscapes
  • Brasov, a typical Transylvanian city with bohemian cafes, colorful streets, and Gothic style
  • The medieval city of Sighisoara, UNESCO Heritage and the most well-preserved inhabited citadel in Europe
  • Viscri, enjoy the countryside of Transylvania

 

Description

Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Sighisoara (309 km)

You will meet the tour guide in the morning, in the lobby of your hotel.

Prepare to leave behind the region of Wallachia and step into the legendary land of Transylvania, the country beyond the forest where many myths were born and time still flows slowly for those living here.

On our way, we will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here, you will visit Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol 1st, and Queen Elisabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (an interesting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King, and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the XIXth century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator, and central heating).

Here you will also find out the story of the Royal couples in Romania and their important influence in the history of our country. The visit lasts about 45 minutes after which you will spend some time in the beautiful gardens of the castle.

The next stop is Brasov, Kronstadt (“the city of the crown”) under its German name. Yes, you are now officially in Transylvania! In Brasov, you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center. You will see The Council Square, The Council Tower, The famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in the Eastern part of Europe).

In the evening head to Sighisoara for dinner and overnight in the medieval citadel. Do not miss a short walk in the citadel and admire the medieval buildings at the light of the lanterns. Prepare to step back time!

Day 2: Sighisoara – Bran – Bucharest (329 km)

In the morning, after breakfast, you will start the day by having a walking tour of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Considered one of the best-preserved inhabited medieval citadels in Europe and part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Here time seems to run after other patterns, visitors feel like in a journey back time when knights and fair ladies used to fall in love before dating, and freedom was the priceless treasure of the community. 

The highlights of the citadel are: 

The house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born, the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures of the city), 

The Covered Stairs also known as Scholar’s Stairs- this is the time for you to take a deep breath of air, grab a bottle of water and start climbing the no less than 176 stairs- you should be grateful though because initially there were 300 stairs.

The Church on the hillthe highest point of the citadel, built in the late 15th Century, with a very simplistic decor on the outside and magnificent paintings of the inside who have defied the passing of time.

Defense Towers – there are a total of 9 defense towers and they are distributed around the citadel to provide a good view of every corner of the city. Each tower belonged to a guild, which was responsible for the administration at any time- either peace or war.

After the walking tour of the medieval citadel, you will head to Viscri Village. It is just around a 1-hour drive from Sighisoara and it is one of the most picturesque Saxon villages in Transylvania. 

Around the 12 century when the Saxon community started to populate Transylvania, they built a small chapel that became later after many restorations a Unesco World Heritage monument and the well known Viscri Fortified Church. Not only you can admire the magnificent fortress and the church but also you can enjoy the landscape of the countryside of Romania, you can take a walk on the streets and feel the atmosphere of the village or buy nice homemade souvenirs as hats from wool or products made of wood.

Viscri became one of the most important highlights of Transylvania thanks to Prince Charles who helped the community through his foundation “Mihai Eminescu”.

In the afternoon, you will head to Bran and visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to the legend of Dracula. Here you will find out how this legend was born and why Transylvania is until nowadays related to it. Our advice: probably some garlic will be useful during the visit!

 

Know before you book

  • For group discounts please give us a call in advance in order to receive the code discount; +40 735 525 710.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. If the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • If you make an online booking for a single traveler, the total amount will be blocked on your card and either charged if we can confirm the tour on your date or rejected if the tour cannot be confirmed for your date.
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend booking a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.  Please call or send us an email in this case.
  • If you are traveling alone, it is mandatory to book a single room (normal price + single supplement) We will book the hotel as soon as you book the tour so the sooner you book the tour, the higher the chances to book a good hotel (based on our previous experience, location, services).
  • This tour can also run as a private option, please find here more details.
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in February and March 2020. For the rest of the year, Peles Castle is closed only on Mondays. On these days, Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni will be visited instead.
  • TravelMaker is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive