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Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov

Highlights
  • Day trip to Sighişoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri church from Brașov
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval town of Sighişoara and see highlights such as the Citadel and Church on the Hill
  • Get free time to explore or have lunch in Sighişoara independently
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Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov
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Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov
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Overview
Explore three historic highlights of Transylvania on a fascinating day trip from Brașov. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage-listed church in the medieval village of Viscri, and wander through the fortified Saxon town of Sighişoara — known as the birthplace of the warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. Finally, learn the history of the imposing, 14th-century Rupea Fortress on a guided tour.
What to Expect
Wandering through the medieval towns of Transylvania, it’s easy to forget what century you’re in. Begin your tour back in time in central Brașov, where you’ll meet your guide and climb aboard a car or minivan for the trip north. During the scenic 1.5-hour drive, listen to interesting facts and anecdotes about Romanian history from your guide.
Your first stop is the 14th-century village of Viscri, built by Saxon colonists. As you approach, admire the impressive whitewashed walls and red-roofed towers that surround the village, designed to protect early inhabitants from invading Turks. Wander the rustic streets of the town and visit its UNESCO World Heritage-listed church (own expense).
Continue on to the remarkably well-preserved Sighişoara, so rich in history that the entire village is a UNESCO site. Hear about the medieval town’s legendary former resident Vlad the Impaler, a Wallachian prince and warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional character Dracula. Enjoy free time to explore Sighişoara’s cobblestoned streets, bell tower and citadel on your own, and visit a café to purchase lunch if you wish.
Finally, visit the hilltop Rupea Fortress, which was built for defense in the 1300s and later repurposed as a Saxon village in the 18th century. Head inside the walls for a guided tour (own expense), and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before the return drive to Brașov.
Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 23 November 2018
Charlie(Karloy) is an awesome guide!

We were lucky to not only have Charlie for this day tour but also for another one the following day to Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress. He was so knowledgeable and truly a joy to spend time with. His English is excellent and he was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Theresa W
MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Theresa!

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile
Fantastic trip

Thanks so much to all the gang in Active Travel (Marian, Charlie and Tibarius). We had fantastic trips to Bran Castle, to Sighisoara & Viscri and another afternoon of brilliant bear watching! The guides were super and great with the kids. We all loved it....More

Thank SarahR3811
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

We thank you for booking with us, Sarah! Indeed, there were 3 fantastic day trips!

Reviewed 20 September 2018
best guide ever!

Our guide Karoly (Charlie) was so knowledgeable and went out of his way to help us understand the history of the area. Great day - and the clock tower of Sighisoara was terrific. Karoly went through the museum with me and explained so many things....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff B
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

We provide always the best guides for our valuable clients! Thank you for your review, Jeff!

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Day Out Exploring the Beautiful Transylvanian Countryside

We had an amazing day exploring Sighisoara, Rupea, and Viscri with Active Travel Day Tours on our recent trip to Romania. The sights were incredible, and our tour guide was amazing! We would like to thank Carol (Charles) for making our trip so fun and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank larserikdahlj
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Lars!

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Excellent day trip

This day trip was certainly a highlight of our vacations. Our guide, Dan, was very informative, friendly and funny. We learned a great lot about Sighisoara, Viscri, and Romanian history and culture. Loved this trip! Two thumbs up!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

You are right, Sophie: the day trip to Sighisoara, Viscri and Rupea in one of a kind!!! Thank you for booking with us!

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