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[1 or 2 Days] Life in Transylvania: Sighisoara Citadel & Saxon Villages

Transylvania is famous for its multi-cultural heritage, a large part of which is of Saxon origin. Lots of villages with fortified churches from the 13-14th centuries are well-preserved and part of UNESCO heritage. Let's go see them! But 'real Transylvania' is in how locals live and preserve rural culture. That's what I want you to experience on this trip with me. Ready?

What you need to know about this Transylvania day trip from Sibiu:

  • Small group day trip to explore Transylvania, the Saxon villages and Sighisoara Citadel. Duration: around 8 hrs.
  • Included: transport, guidance and entrance fees. Not included: lunch, drinks, tips.
  • We will visit Sighisoara Citadel, Biertan Fortified Church (both UNESCO sites) and other Saxon villages in Transylvania.
  • You will learn about the region's history, Saxon heritage, and see how people live today while preserve an authentic rural culture.
  • We can also go on a short hike around the village of Biertan to get beautiful views of Transylvania countryside
  • We can include other villages too if you're interested. Viscri village is further away but we can visit it [extra 60 Euro]
  • You can enjoy a traditional 3-course Transylvanian home-cooked meal at a local family! [extra 25 Euro/person on the booking page; min. 2 people required]
  • Extend to 2 days: have more time for sightseeing, village walks, meet locals and experience authentic Transylvania. [extra 190 Euro/person with meals, overnight and guide included]]

Additional information

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. We will be walking mostly on cobble stoned streets or dirt roads.


Moments to expect during the Transylvania day trip from Sibiu:

Sighisoara Citadel

The UNESCO Sighisoara Citadel is Europe's best preserved and still inhabited medieval fortress. Built on top of a hill overlooking Transylvania's hills, German influences are heavy in these parts. I will show you colourful houses, details and stories so you can see the charm of Sighisoara!

Sighisoara Citadel
Attractions included

Mosna Fortified Church

Recently restored, the fortified church in Mosna is one of the most beautiful in Transylvania. We have added it in our itinerary to support restoration works and to learn how these abandoned communities are trying to come back to life!

Mosna Fortified Church
Attractions included

Biertan UNESCO Fortified Church

The village of Biertan is well known for its towering church that can be seen in the distance. It's a real fortress with lots of interesting stories: the Bacon Tower, the Marriage Prison, the Catholic tower, the best fortified door in Transylvania - curious to hear them? We can also go for a short hike around the village to get beautiful views of the area.

Biertan UNESCO Fortified Church
Attractions included

[Optional] The famous village of Viscri

Further away from Sighisoara is the famous village of Viscri, the most beautiful and authentic in the region. That's why the UK'S King Charles owns a traditional house here to spend his Summer holidays. We'll go for a walk and then visit the impressive Viscri fortified church part of UNESCO heritage. Due to travel distances and time, only Sighisoara Citadel and Viscri will be visited in this case.
[extra 60 Euro]

[Optional] The famous village of Viscri
Attractions included

[Optional] Do you want a typical Transylvanian lunch?

I know in one of the villages a friendly family that loves cooking for tourists! Using homegrown and locally sourced ingredients, a delicious 3-course typical lunch will be waiting for you. You'll meet the family too and learn about what their life in the countryside is.
[extra 25 Euro/person]

[Optional] Do you want a typical Transylvanian lunch?

[Optional] Spend the night in an authentic Saxon guesthouse

The real charm of Transylvania, the one King Charles fell in love with, can be experienced when you spend the night in the village. You can turn this into a 2-day trip so we have more time to explore other villages (Richis, Malancrav, Alma Vii and Viscri). The itinerary will be customisable but we can go on short villages hikes, visit artisans and meet locals so you learn about their life. You'll spend the night in a traditional Saxon guesthouse with delicious home-cooked dinner and breakfast with locally-sourced ingredients.
[extra 190 Euro/person]

[Optional] Spend the night in an authentic Saxon guesthouse
2 x 110 Euro
How to book this tour?
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Cancelation & refund policy

Easy

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: Sibiu
  • Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj International
  • Nearest train station: Sibiu Train Station
  • Landscape: Countryside and hills

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transylvania tour from Sibiu

Yes, you can replace some of the sights with other villages if you want. Keep in mind that it takes at 30 min - 1h to travel between some villages so there's may not be a lot of time left to visit and walk around. When booking mention what villages or changes you want and I'll see what I can do.
Yes - if you give me more info about their names and where they lived. Sometimes I can ask the church caretakers to check their archives for more info, or look them up in local records. Please mention this when booking or send us a message with more details.
Yes, please add the Viscri tour extension (60 Euro) to cover for the extra driving costs and time, and mention this when booking.

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