No meal is included but depending on your preference we can stop for lunch or sandwich - I know some very good places on our route!
You can read more about the sights on this trip in the 'Main Attractions' section About Romania
Our first stop will be in the Saxon town of Medias which has a tower 69 m tall but is tilted over 2 meters! We'll spend 1 hour here to go for a walk and coffee while learning some fun stories and legends about the history of this settlement.
The Saxons settled in South Transylvania 7-8 centuries ago and their heritage is still with us. Their influence on Romanian culture is extensive - 400 hundred years ago they invented couples' therapy (maybe you want to try it?). But all things aside, the fortified church in the village of Biertan is massive, impressive and jaw-dropping!
Finally, we go visit Sighisoara Citadel, the best preserved and few remaining inhabited medieval citadels in Europe, part of UNESCO heritage. We go on a tour of old, narrow and cobbled streets, admire the famous colorful houses with small details and learn about its impressive history and cultural importance. We can stop for lunch in traditional Saxon houses if you like.
We went on the Turda Salt mine, Biertan Fortified Church and Sighisoara tour with our guide Florin. Florin is a passionate historian with a background in mountain rescue. You can tell he truly loves what he does and this shows through in his work. We had a great time and would highly recommend. Romania is a beautiful country with friendly people and I'm very glad we discovered Romanian Friend!
Our trip to Sighisoara citadel and Turda Salt mine was a great adventure. Florin’s knowledge of history was the highlight of this tour. For a couple of gals from London who love history and facts, he kept us truly entertained. None of this is in the guidebooks. We really did feel we got a true local experience and we are very happy to recommend Romanian Friend tours to anyone wanting a local experience in Romania. And thank you Marius for all the help and suggestions!
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