Transylvania Culture & History Day Trip: Viscri, Sighisoara & Rupea
What you need to know about the Viscri tour:
- A small group trip (max. 6 people) starting from Brasov. Duration: 10 hours
- Included: transport and guidance. Not included: entrance fees (approx. 10€) and lunch
- You will discover 2 major UNESCO sites: Sighisoara Citadel and the village of Viscri, learn about their history, Romanian history and Saxon culture
- We will also visit Rupea Fortress built on a hill with great views of the area and learn about it's role in defending Transylvania
- IMPORTANT: full payment in advance required. Fully refundable if canceled with 3 full days in advance of tour date
Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes according to season.
Moments to expect during the Sighisoara Citadel tour:
We start by visiting the remarkable Rupea Fortress. Built on a strategic hilltop with three fortification rings dating from the 14th century., it played a major role in defending Transylvania against Ottoman invaders and played a major role in Romanian history.
The charming village of Viscri
Viscri is part of the UNESCO group of Saxon villages with fortified churches and is one of the most representative villages for Transylvania local life and culture. Restored village houses are now guesthouses, locals continue their handicraft traditions, food is still plentiful and home made. Life is slow, charming and delightful. This is why Prince Charles bought a house here!
The second UNESCO site on this tour, medieval Sighisoara will impress you. Colourful old houses, cobbled streets, small details and lots of history at every turn. This important attraction in Romania deserves much recognition: it's very well preserved and true to its historic and cultural heritage.
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: Brasov
- Nearest airport: Bucharest or Sibiu
- Nearest train station: Brasov
- Landscape: Urban and countryside
Reviews from travellers
We really enjoyed our tour of Viscri & Sighisoara Citadel. Charlie, our tour guide, was fantastic. He was so friendly and knowledgeable about the region and the different towns and forts that we visited. It was really great to visit some less touristy places (compared to Bran Castle and Peles Castle, which we did with Charlie the day before) and we had a completely different experience since there were so few people. I really hope people take the time to see more of this region, like on a tour like this one, and not just see Bran Castle. Everything was great, and we were very happy to have Charlie as our guide for our group of 4 people for 2 days.
We had a great tour with Tiberius. He is a experienced guide und gave us a lot of informationen about the history of the region and the people. We loved the lunch stop and delicious traditional food in the beautiful garden of Viscri 32.
We had an amazing time and would recommend our guide Charlie 100%! He was so welcoming, enthusiastic and friendly and never got impatient with our constant questions, we learnt so much from him in such an enjoyable way and had a fantastic experience, and saw far more than we would have by ourselves. He kept suggesting extra detours to make the day even more enjoyable, all of which we happily agreed to and were so glad we did! We did so much and never felt rushed. He was also a very safe driver. 10/10 Multemesc Charlie!
Had a great private tour with Romanian Friend! Our guide Bogdan picked us up at the hotel and drove us to Rupea, Viscri and Sighisoara. On the way back he offered us a detour to Emerald lake and a Volcano crater. Bogdan told us a lot about live in Romania and brought us in Sighisoara to a traditional restaurant for a great lunch. Thanks!
The booking was simple. Marian followed up to warn us many places are closed on Mondays and we rescheduled. Our guide was his colleague Bogdan. He was extremely knowledgeable. His English was easy to understand.
Our tour guide was very informative. He was always willing to entertain questions and passionate in explaining the history and details of the sites. Beautiful sights and interesting facts about the places we've visited.
Charlie was very knowledgeable, polite, and fun. He's also a very safe driver! We highly recommend.
Everything was just great! The guide was very knowledgeable, helpful (I was travelling with my 80 years old mum) and he was just fantastic, friendly. We highly recommend this tour to everyone! And many thanks to Romanian Friend for help with planning our trip!
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