2 Day Medieval Transylvania Private Tour from Brasov
- Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle
- Rupea Fortress
- Viscri Saxon Fortified Church
- Biertan Fortified Church
- General description
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What do I need to bring with me
- The basic equipment needed for a mountain trip during summer time:40-60 litre backpack, chosen according to the tour type.
- Mountain boots covering your ankles; 2 additional pairs of socks.
- Rain wear, jacket and pants. I recommend you to have the jacket and pants, so you will be protected from rain and windy weather. A rain poncho will do too, but only if there are no windy conditions outside.
- Cap, gloves, sunglasses and sunscreen. I strongly advise you to carry a cap and gloves with you – even during the summer season – because it could be quite cold at altitudes over 1700 m.
- Warm clothes. One or two Polartec/Fleece sweaters.
- Of course, you can add your personal belongings to the minimum equipment mentioned above.
- In case you have forgotten parts of your compulsory equipment at home, please be so kind as to let me know about it before starting the tour.
- Also, please keep in mind that tourists who do not have their basic equipment with them, are not allowed to participate at the tour.
- Travel with no schedule. Whether you choose to explore nature, culture and local traditions, saxon villages, it is up to you! We visit Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle, Rupea Fortress, Viscri Saxon Fortified Church, Sighisoara, Biertan Fortified Church, Sibiu and more!
- 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 so don’t forget your camera!
- Explore Transylvania’s most impressive citadels and discover why the region is steeped in mysterious lore, on a fascinating 2 day private trip from Brașov. Immerse yourself in the legends of Transylvania with a visit to Bran Castle, 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, learn the history of the imposing, 14th-century Rupea Fortress on a guided tour. Wandering through the medieval towns of Transylvania, it’s easy to forget what century you’re in. Finally, we visit the impressive Biertan fortified church and Sibiu medieval city. Declared for Cultural capital of Europe Sibiu was once the king of the Transylvanian Saxon towns, serving as capital and dominating cultural activity. Sibiu is home to the first hospital in Romania (1292), the first pharmacy (1494) and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal Museum, opened in 1817.
- A short drive brings you to Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’ — a hilltop estate that conjures up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight. Wander the castle’s Gothic chambers and learn about its ties to Bram Stoker’s undead antihero. Enter if you dare, after paying the site fee (own expense), and wander through the castle’s many well-preserved rooms and chambers with your guide. Gothic furnishings and details help set the scene for ghastly legends of all that happened here, including the imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler. This 15th-century prince was notorious for his bloodthirsty campaigns against invading Turks and is said to have inspired Stoker’s malevolent Count Dracula.
- Than we drive about 1.5 hour to 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. After a short drive we visit 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 yor own, and visit a café to purchase lunch if you wish. We spend 1 night to a nice guesthouse in Sighisoara or nearby (depending of availabitity). Next day we drive to visit Biertan and Sibiu. Finally, we drive back to Brasov.
- Overnight accommodation
- Bottled water
- Professional guide and driver
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle or by air-conditioned minivan
- Fuel surcharge
- Local taxes
- Entrance fees
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)