€ 82per person
Savor the typical Transylvanian bucolic landscape from your comfortable seat. Get a load of enticing information about people and old habits. Find out intriguing aspects about the Dracula related stories. Ramble on the vivid and seductive streets of a delectable medieval town.
Start / End
all year long
Estimated return time
Biertan fortified church (UNESCO), Sighisoara fortress (UNESCO)
Car transfer duration
5h30min - 6h (2 ways)
For private tours: inside visits are not available on Mondays. In off season (November - April), due to shorter visiting hours, departure will be at 7:30 am instead of 8:30 am.
The Middles Ages in Transylvania are characterized by massive population migrations. Among the multiple motives for these migrations stood the fact that Transylvania, as part of the Kingdom of Hungary, needed to be better defended against the Mongols and the Ottomans who were often invading the territory from the East and South. The populations which migrated to Transylvania from Western Europe are now known under the generic term ‘Saxons’. Beside defensive purposes, the Saxons also had much to do with developing trade and agriculture in their new land.
The necessity of building strong fortifications led to the appearance of fortified towns, seven of them becoming so strong and famous that the German name of Transylvania was derived from them: Siebenburgen (‘the seven fortified towns’). Sighisoara was one of the seven.
This guided day tour from Cluj is meant to reveal the monumental and yet colorful and romantic sides of the Saxon heritage in Sighisoara area.
Cluj - Biertan - Sighisoara - Cluj
Departure from Cluj at 8 am, heading for Southern Transylvania. First stop will be in Biertan to visit the fortified church (UNESCO heritage site) which, for almost 300 years, was the Transylvanian bishop’s residence.
Next destination is the medieval fortress of Sighisoara, one of the few of it’s kind still inhabited in Europe. Surrounded by 9 of the initial 14 defense towers, the fortress shelters not only beautiful Medieval architecture, but also medieval legends, such as the one connected to Vlad the Impaler ‘Dracula” birthplace.
Back in Cluj in late afternoon.