Guided Walking Tour of Brasov: Major Sights & Medieval History

Brasov is one of Romania's most charming and beautiful cities: large squares, narrow cobbled streets, sturdy merchant townhouses, defense bastions, Saxon influences, towering mountains, gothic churches - it has it all! With so much to see, a walking tour with a local is the best way to discover the beauty of Brasov, its fascinating history and the most interesting local sights!

What you need to know about the Guided Walking Tour of Brasov:

  • A walking tour in Old Town of Brasov visiting major landmarks and other hidden sights
  • Included: local English-speaking guide. Tour starts at 5 pm in summer time, 3 pm rest of the year. Duration 2-2,5h
  • See the major sights of Brasov including the famous Black Church, Rope Street, Ecaterina Gate, St. Nicholas Church, Weavers' Bastion, merchant townhouses and more!
  • Refresh with cool spring water straight from the Carpathian Mountains and munch on delicious local street snacks recommended by the guide!

Additional information

The tour DOES NOT include: entrance to the Black Church (which depends on availability), additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT! To visit Weaver's Bastion we will walk on steep slopes and stone steps. All over Brasov will be cobbled streets so we advise you to wear appropriate comfortable shoes.

Full payment required when booking.

To get a refund you need to cancel 3 days before the tour date.

Moments to expect in the Guided Walking Tour of Brasov:

The oldest medieval city in Transylvania

Our first stop will be the iconic Piata Sfatului, Brasov’s picturesque main square where you will be offered a covrig, a popular and delicious Romanian street food snack. Two hundred years ago, Brasov sat literally on the border between the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Ottoman empire and its culture vividly reflects this - so prepare for a fascinating & live history lesson!

The oldest medieval city in Transylvania

Medieval sights & buildings

After the sights in Old Town, we head on narrow streets to Tampa promenade to find an old fountain with fresh spring water from the Carpathians and replenish our fluids. Then we climb to the top of the 12-meter wall surrounding the city for some spectacular views! Our next stop is St. Nicholas Church with its 'suspended cemetery' and the fairytale-esque Ecaterina Gate, the oldest in the city.

Medieval sights & buildings

Brasov's medieval defences

The city's defense system was very advanced for Medieval times so we will visit Weaver's Bastion and the famous Black and White towers to learn more about how Brasov defended itself. Venturing beyond city walls we will also discover the entrances to secret catacombs, impressive street art, stunning parklands and how everyday locals enjoy life at a more relaxed pace than Bucharest!

Brasov's medieval defences

The most famous Gothic landmark

Heading back to the main square in Old Town we visit a very old and beautiful bookstore (souvenir shopping alert!) before we head towards the city’s most famous landmark: the Black Church. It’s the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe with a 700-year-old impressive history and a peculiar name for church. Time to find out why - and we visit the inside if there's nothing going on!

The most famous Gothic landmark
2 x 25 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Brasov Train Station
  • Landscape: Urban, moutainous

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