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  • Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

    1. Transylvania: Dracula's Castle and Birthplace Tour

    Drive across Transylvania towards the city of Sighisoara. Here, admire the beautiful medieval cityscape in Romania. Visit the clock tower, giving you an insight in the city's history with an impressive view of the citadel, the former defensive towers and walls of the city. Admire the birthplace of the Walachian leader Vlad Dracul, who would later become known as Count Dracula. Discover his house of birth, and sample a shot of Romanian schnapps. In the afternoon, drive to Bran Castle, an impressive fortification and residence of the Romanian family. The castle is also known as Dracula's Castle. In the late afternoon, go back to Cluj-Napoca.

  • Sighișoara and Biertan: UNESCO in Transylvania

    2. Sighișoara and Biertan: UNESCO in Transylvania

    Drive through the Transylvanian highlands towards Sighișoara. Visit the medieval town center of Sighișoara, which is very well preserved and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the citadel and visit among others the emblem of the town, the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Citadel, the fortified walls and towers of the city and also the birthplace of the Wallachian leader Vlad Dracul, who later became known as Count Dracula in Gothic literature and film. In the afternoon, drive to the Biertan, a small village in a secluded Transylvanian valley. Visit the imposing fortified church in Biertan (also belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage Site). Then, return to Cluj-Napoca.

  • From Sibiu: Day Tour to Sighisoara

    3. From Sibiu: Day Tour to Sighisoara

    Visit Sighisoara, founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century. Depart from Sibiu in the morning and set off for Sighisoara, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches which could rival the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462 and the figure who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula.  On your way back to Sibiu, you will cross Biertan village, one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania. Learn about this fascinating region from a specialized English-speaking guide. Visit the fortified church in Biertan, with its beautiful and mysterious atmosphere. Hear about its history as a sea...

  • Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

    4. Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Halloween Tour

    Day 1: Bucharest, Sighisoara At 10:00 AM, your English-speaking guide will collect you from Moxa Boutique Hotel. From here transfer to the Medieval Saxon Citadel of Sighisoara, founded by Saxons during the 12th century. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian ruler also known as Dracula, was born. That evening, get ready for a Halloween party. You can enjoy a delicious traditional Romanian festive dinner, washed down with fiery spirits and excellent Romanian wine. During dinner, you can enjoy a special program including the Killing of the Living Dead ritual and many more. That evening, spend the night in a 3-star hotel located in the very heart of the Medieval citadel. Day 2: Sighisoara, Brasov, and Bran Your first stop of the day will be to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europ...

  • From Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Legends Small-Group Tour

    5. From Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Legends Small-Group Tour

    Day 1: Two Castles and Brasov Today, you will head towards Transylvania region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. You will arrive in the mountain resort of Sinaia and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, you will arrive in Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits you - Dracula Castle. Your next stop will be in Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the largest in country. Accommodation will follow in Brasov city. Note: Peles Castle and the Black Church are closed on Mondays, so you will visit Rasnov Citadel and the orthodox church in Brasov instead. Day 2: Heart of Transylvania   In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the unique Sighisoara Citadel with the famous Dracula house. Next, arrive in Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified c...

    More commentary about the various areas & small towns would have been appreciated. Also stops to take photos of these areas.

  • Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

    6. Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

    On your first day, start your tour in the morning at 08:00 AM with pickup from your hotel. Then head towards the Transylvania Region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. Arrive in Sinaia mountain resort and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, continue to Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits: Dracula Castle! Then head to Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the biggest in the country. Then spend the night in Sighisoara city. On your second day, start in the morning after breakfast with a visit to the unique Sighisoara Citadel and the famous Dracula House. Next, visit Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified church in Romania! Then make your way towards Sibiu City, one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania. Visit its astonishing Old Town and afterwards continue to the...

  • Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

    7. Sighisoara: City Walking Tour and Dracula House Visit

    Meet your guide in front of the historic Clock Tower museum to begin the tour. Together, wander through the narrow streets of the old citadel and admire the colorful houses as you learn about the rich history of the city. Walk through the Covered Stairs to the visit the Church on the Hill, famous for its beautiful frescoes. Then, explore the old city walls to see some of the oldest towers and bastions still standing. Listen to your guide tell you all about the tales of the area and the secrets hidden within the city walls. Next, visit the place where Vlad III Dracula was born, and learn about the dynasty of kings that he was part of. At the end of the tour, receive a ticket for the Clock Tower to climb to the top and admire the amazing view across the city.

  • Eastern Carpathians Full Day 4x4 Tour

    8. Eastern Carpathians Full Day 4x4 Tour

    Traveling with a 4x4 car is the best way to visit and discover the highlands of the Eastern Carpathians. The rugged mountain chain is a dramatic mix of almost untouched forests, pure streams, beautiful gorges, rocky uplands and rolling farmland. Besides the stunning scenery, meet local people on the route and witness their traditional way of living, scenic lookout points and thrilling wilderness routes. Pass through small villages, hidden valleys and along mountain ridges, giving you a unique experience with some fantastic photo opportunities. For lunch, choose between a picnic in nature or freshly baked trout in a remote mountainous village. Optionally, enjoy an easy 3-hour hike in the rocky Hasmas Mountains, or a self-drive experience assisted by your guide on some parts where the terrain is not too difficult. Your adventure tour starts in Miercurea Ciuc where your guide awaits you t...

    Istvan was a very nice guide, he took us on amazing places, we had a sandwich made by him in top of mountain, the view was astonishing. After that, my husband had his first experience at via ferrata, Istvan took good care of his back. I would highly recommend his tour, we are hoping to have more activities with him. Thank you, Istvan!

  • Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    9. Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    In Transylvania, at the southern foot of mighty Harghita mountains you can find the legendary limestone canyon of Vargyas, a stream colored by steep rock walls, giant cliffs and numerous caves. After meeting your guide in the small village of Vargyas (Varghis, 42 kilometers from Odorheiu Secuiesc), he will drive you on forest roads to the starting point of your fascinating journey. Stroll through the breezy canyon and discover its tiny secrets and legends as you walk along the shore of the stream, passing huge tree roots, hopping from rock to rock and going through numerous wooden suspension bridges set above the stream. As you walk, you will learn about the canyon’s history and geographical make-up, whilst drinking from it in the untouched scenery. Be it winter or summer, the scenery looks like a fairy tale stage, with the creatures of the gorge living an undisturbed and idyllic life. ...

  • From Cluj-Napoca: 2-Day Tour to Sibiu and Sighisoara

    10. From Cluj-Napoca: 2-Day Tour to Sibiu and Sighisoara

    Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Cluj-Napoca, begin your journey towards the south of Transylvania. Spend the first half of the discovering the region's fortresses and castles. At your first stop of the day, Alba Carolina Fortress, learn more about the fortress' cleverly-designed defense mechanisms and architecture, as well as admiring its breathtaking beauty. Next, head to the Gothic masterpiece that is Corvin Castle. Wander through the castle's impressive Knight's Hall, which was used for feasts and banquets, the ceremony hall and the circular stairway.  Finish your day in Sibiu, the former European Union’s Cultural Capital and one of Transylvania's best-preserved cities. On a guided city tour, explore the Main Squares, as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Bridge of Lies. At the end of the tour, your guide will leave you at the hotel and you ...

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What people are saying about Sighișoara

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Amazingly beautiful day in Transylvania

The best element of the trip was our guide Cristian. He gave us a broad historical introduction, both related to the places we visited, and to the history of Romania in general. Very, very exciting. Sigishora was a really nice city, with a cozy atmosphere. Brancastel was beautiful and had an exciting history - there was not much vampire / horror atmosphere over the place though, so if that is what you expect you may well be disappointed :) The drive was long, but incredibly beautiful, with mountains, forest, cows on the road and horse-drawn car All in all, we clearly recommend leaving.

it doesn't get any better

for a rating it is always helpful if you can say what could be optimized. However, I actually have nothing to do with it. Both the process at GYG and the implementation by the organizer have been extremely professional. A normal constitution suitable for everyday use is sufficient. Our trip was adjusted to the conditions such as weather, personal wishes, transfer, so that an optimal experience was possible and each of us could find his personal highlight.

Istvan was a very nice guide, he took us on amazing places, we had a sandwich made by him in top of mountain, the view was astonishing. After that, my husband had his first experience at via ferrata, Istvan took good care of his back. I would highly recommend his tour, we are hoping to have more activities with him. Thank you, Istvan!

Very good guide, who was very well informed about the history of the places visited, but also about the social development of Romania and responded to my wishes and questions. I also really liked the places and landscapes.

A great city tour that goes hand in hand with great attention to detail. We have learned so much that is worth knowing about Schäßburg. You should definitely book this tour. Many Thanks.