explore the best preserved medieval town and the
remote villages of Transylvania with great fortified churches
- Clock Tower – the history museum
- The Weapens Collection & Torture Room
- The Vlad Dracul House
- The Church on the Hill
- Viscri Fortified Church – UNESCO site
Other days available on request.
- English speaking guide
08:00 – departure from Brasov.
Visit Rupea Fortress;
10:30 – stop in Viscri.
Here we visit the fortified church – a UNESCO site, the village blacksmith, charcoal maker and after a 15 minutes walk the brick and tiles workshop.
12:45 – traditional home cooked lunch at peasant homes with advance booking.
14:00 – departure for Sighisoara and start a walking tour (aprox 1h30min) in the medieval center of Sighisoara. Here we visit the Clock Tower, the most impressive tower – it role was to be the main gate into the citadel and to house the town’s council. Next stop is The Vlad Dracul House, the place where Vlad Dracul (the father of Vlad the Impaler) once lived and where Vlad the Impeller was born. Vlad Dracul was a knight of the Order of the Dragon (hence his name – Dracul means Devil in Romanian). Today the house serves as a restaurant. The Weapens Collection and the Torture Room is housed at the foot of the Clock Tower and is the same room where prisoners were tortured during the Middle Ages. Some of the amazing torture instruments and methods are on display.
The Church on the Hill can be reached by climbing the 175 steps of the covered wooden Scholars’ Stairs. Inside the church there are beautiful religious sculptures and paintings like the pulpit carved in 1480, an old stone holy water front dating from the 15th century as well as shrines brought from the churches of Seas and Cund.
16:00 – free time for souvenirs in Sighisoara;
17:00 – time to leave Sighisoara; return transfer to Brasov ~2h.
19:00 – arrival at hotel in Brasov.
- English speaking guide;
- Traditional Home Cooked Meal in Viscri village;
- Entrance tickets at tourist sites (History Museum in Sighisoara – Clock Tower, Weapons Room, Torture Room, Viscri Fortified Church, Rupea fortress,
- Visit to one traditional workshop in rural village;
- Hotel pick Up.
- gratuities or gifts