Explore the best preserved medieval town and the remote villages of Transylvania with great fortified churches
Departure from Brasov. Visit Rupea Fortress- one of the medieval monuments that best survived the passing of the time in a region that was once in the frontlines of the Ottoman expansion towards Central Europe.
Stop in Viscri. Here we visit the fortified church – a UNESCO site, the village blacksmith and after a 15 minutes walk the brick and tiles workshop.
Departure for Sighisoara and start a walking tour (aprox 1h30min) in the medieval center of Sighisoara. Here we visit the Clock Tower, the most impressive tower – it role was to be the main gate into the citadel and to house the town’s council. Next stop is The Vlad Dracul House, the place where Vlad Dracul (the father of Vlad the Impaler) once lived and where Vlad the Impeller was born. Vlad Dracul was a knight of the Order of the Dragon (hence his name – Dracul means Devil in Romanian). Today the house serves as a restaurant. The Weapens Collection and the Torture Room is housed at the foot of the Clock Tower and is the same room where prisoners were tortured during the Middle Ages. Some of the amazing torture instruments and methods are on display.
The Church on the Hill can be reached by climbing the 175 steps of the covered wooden Scholars’ Stairs. Inside the church there are beautiful religious sculptures and paintings like the pulpit carved in 1480, an old stone holy water front dating from the 15th century as well as shrines brought from the churches of Seas and Cund.
Free time for souvenirs in Sighisoara;
~18:00 arrival in Brasov
Transfer with air-conditioned vehicle
All Fees and Taxes
Professional and Licensed Tour Guide
Entrance tickets at tourist sites (History Museum in Sighisoara – Clock Tower, Weapons Room, Torture Room, Viscri Fortified Church, Rupea fortress, visit to one traditional workshop in rural village);
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