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Small-Group Tour Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress and Viscri Day Trip from Brasov

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    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.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We were party of a big guided tour of Romania and opted to separate and go on this. It was incredibly worth it. Our group did the same tour, but it cost 3 times as much and the others saw 1/3 of what we saw....More

    Thank eriknD6013LV
    MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Exactly! Thank you so much for the advise and review!

    Reviewed 12 May 2019

    Viscri is not to be missed! A wonderful place, rustic Romania, with fantastic scenery. Our guide Dan #thesingingminstel kept us entertained from start to finish. The pace was dictated by us and we never felt rushed. A delightful unscheduled stop to an Orthodox Church, illustrates...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank EmilyD1386
    MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

    Thank you for booking with us and for your review, Emily!

    Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

    Togheter with my boyfriend we decided to visit a couple of attractions in Transylvania, and Rupea was on the list. The ticket is really cheap 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for kids. From the very entrance I got a strange feeling, i felt...More

    Thank Laura N
    MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2019

    Great info Laura!

    Reviewed 23 November 2018

    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 4 January 2019

    Thank you so much for your review, Theresa!

    Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

    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!

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