Medieval UNESCO Transylvania: Sighisoara Citadel & Fortified Villages

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Several settlements in South-East Transylvania are known as 'Pearls of Transylvania' due to their Saxon (Germanic) heritage. Built in the 12-13th century, these settlements are now part of UNESCO heritage because of their importance and very well preserved architectural beauty. Among them, Sighisoara Citadel is a 'must see' sight, along with the fortified villages!

Moments to expect during the Transylvania day trip from Sibiu:

  • Sighisoara Citadel

    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!

  • Mosna Fortified Church

    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!

  • Biertan UNESCO Fortified Church

    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.

  • [Optional] The famous village of Viscri

    [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.
    [extra 25 Euro/person]

  • [Optional] Do you want a typical Transylvanian lunch?

    [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 22 Euro/person]

Tour price: 2 x 90 Euro
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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: Sibiu
  • Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj International
  • Nearest train station: Sibiu Train Station
  • Landscape: Countryside and hills

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