[1 or 2 Days] Life in Transylvania: Sighisoara Citadel & Saxon Villages
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]]
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:
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
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
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
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] 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] 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]
Cancelation & refund policyEasy
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.
- 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
Reviews from travellers
Booking this tour was an excellent option and exactly what I was looking for. Adela was accommodating and flexible and helped me see other interesting churches since I had previously been to Sighisoara. I definitely would recommend.
It's an informative and rewarding trip with a helpful and friendly guide, thank you!
Adela was a great guide, informative and pleasant , someone who makes your trip very enjoyable and knowledgeable.
Adela is a wonderful guide and the tour was a great day around old Saxon towns and villages. I would highly recommend this tour as a great introduction to the area with a guide who really cares about the history of Transylvania and Romania!
Professional, funny and timely services!
A very enjoyable tour, taking in the UNESCO sights, and the lovely landscapes of rural Transylvania. Our guide, Adela, was very informative, well organised, and most fluent in English. Thank you!
Adela was great and very knowledgeable! We learned so much and had a great day! With help from Romanian Friend we were able to do this tour through a last minute booking. We definitely recommend Adela and Romanian Friend when visiting Romania!
Adela was a super guide with tremendous knowledge of Sibiu area and ability to help us understand the history of Transylvania, its architecture and the current economic conditions in Romania. Thank you!
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