Small-Group Tour Sighisoara, Rupea Fortress And Viscri Day Trip From Brasov - Sighișoara

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Casa Sfatului, Piața Sfatului 38, Brașov 500025, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us about the exact pick up time.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Step back in time and explore the medieval gems of Romanias rural Transylvania region on this day trip from Braov, led by an expert guide. After a stop in the age-old village of Viscri to see its fortified church, take a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Sighioara, one of Europes best-preserved medieval towns. Enjoy free time for lunch or to explore this stunning town on your own, and then continue to Rupea Fortress, a 14th-century castle thats one of Romanias most impressive.


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Informative, friendly and professional guide

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Small-group tour

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Leave central Braov by air-conditioned car or minivan and travel north with your guide into the Transylvanian countryside. As you travel, listen to fascinating facts about Romania’s history and admire the passing scenery of rolling hills, age-old villages and pine forests.
After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive at Viscri, a historical village that’s hardly changed in centuries. Discover how Prince Charles owns a property here and visit Viscri church, one of Transylvania’s UNESCO-listed fortified churches.
Built by Saxon colonists in the 1300s, this remarkable sanctuary is encircled by white stone battlements that lend it a fairy tale appearance. Go inside (own expense) with your guide to explore the bastions, covered corridors and church, and learn how the fortifications, an incredible 16 feet (five meters) thick in places, were built to defend against invading Turks.
Continue to the medieval, UNESCO-listed town of Sighioara, one of the best preserved in Europe and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula. Enjoy a walking tour of its jewel-like center to see its 14th-century Clock Tower, Church on the Hill, and Citadel, an atmospheric web of cobbled lanes and crooked walls.
After a little free time to have lunch (own expense) or explore Sighioara independently, travel on to Rupea Fortress, one of Transylvania’s most impressive medieval castles. Built in the 1300s, this hilltop fortress has a lower, middle and upper level, with ramparts and terraces coiling up to the summit.
Head inside (own expense) and inspect the curtain walls and red-roofed towers on a guided tour. See the original 196-foot (60-meter) well, whose water is still drinkable, and learn how Saxon colonists used Rupea as a village in the 1700s, giving it its own market, chapel and meat storerooms.
Having explored here, return to central Braov where your tour ends.
Please note: The order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.


Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan

Complimentary pick-up from Brasov city


Food and drinks


Entry/Admission - Viscri Fortified Church

Entry/Admission - Cetatea Rupea

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Sighisoara: Monday all sites are closed!

When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you payed as solo traveler, after the tour.

Dress warmly: Sturdy and waterproof shoes, and rain jackets recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Small group tour

Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.

When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you paid as solo traveler, after the tour.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

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  • 02-Nov-2022

    This tour was a great addition to my trip to Brasov. I went on this tour as a solo traveler and my tour guide (Tibi) was great company and always ready to answer my questions. He's been doing this tour for a while and knows a lot of the locals in the areas that are visited on the tour so I had the opportunity for spending with them, trying their delicious bread, and getting a tour of the church.

  • 21-Oct-2022

    We spent 4 days in Romania this was our 2nd tour with active travel what can I say just amazing we had Charlie as our guide for the 2nd time too.i think this was the highlight of our time in Romania the village the countryside was amazing meeting some of the locals was fantastic like stepping back in time I was so impressed with this tour.charlie made the day even better with all the information he provided an his wicked sense of humour just had the best day to end our holiday so big thankyou to Charlie you made us laugh a LOT

  • 17-Oct-2022

    We had such a wonderful day with Charlie, our guide, who was so friendly, knowledgeable, patient helpful and really a delight to be with. We were lucky that our tour was on Friday so Charlie offered to take us first to a market in Rupea. We got to see an authentic, non-touristy market. From there, we went to the Rupea Fortress which was very interesting and offered beautiful views. Then we drove to the Viscri village - visited the church and Charlie took us to a house of one of the villagers. From there, we drove to the picturesque and beautiful Sighisoara town. I couldn't have asked for a better tour guide and a better tour. All was perfect and well worth the money.

  • 11-Oct-2022

    The excursion was very good . Sighisoara is a beautiful village. My guide, Dan, was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24-Sep-2022

    The tour was peaceful and beautiful. The towns we visited were picturesque and full of character. I could see myself coming back to each one and spending somewhere time there. If you’re on a time limit this is a wonderful way to see it all!

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Mihai was a fantastic guide. Greatly enjoyed all the stops and felt this day was great value for the price. I highly recommend

  • 12-Sep-2022

    My wife and I were delighted during our privately-guided visit to Transylvania, that included Sighisoara, Rupea and Viscri. Our multi-lingual tour guide (Mr. Dan Negoescu) was fun and entertaining, very knowledgeable about the sites and Romania's history as a whole. We learned a lot in this trip and highly recommend it.

  • 11-Sep-2022

    Visiting the fortified church. It was full of character and the voices of the past. Wear good sneakers that can grip on rounded cobbles that could be wet.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    Had a lovely day out with Charlie. Our first stop was at the small village of Viscri, where we wondered around the village and sat on a bench over looking the Fortified church. From there we went to Sighishora. A lovely little town/village full of culture and history. Charlie is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. We visited the house of Dracula, had coffee in the square and visited the cemetery with the amazing views. Our next and last stop was to Sibiu - a larger more vibrant town. We spent most of our time in the old town, wandering the streets, looking at all the historical buildings. Definitely worth visiting all 3 places which are packed with history and culture. As a solo traveler, I felt very relaxed with Charlie. The booking process with Active Travel was very easy and I didn't need to pay double the per person price even though I was alone. I recommend this trip from start to finish.

  • 28-Aug-2022

    My brother and I visited Transylvania primarily on a hiking trip, but also wanted to explore some of the historical sites. This tour was an excellent way to discover some of the unique history of the Transylvanian highlands and see the Feldiora fortress, Viscri, Sighișoara, and the Rupea fortress. Our guide Dan was knowledgeable, entertaining, and had great tunes on the drive. We both really appreciated having someone to show us around the country and learning about both historic Transylvania and its contemporary history. We also loved the impromptu mini-concert Dan put on with a busker by the covered walkway of Sighișoara. There was a lot to see, but we never felt rushed at any point. Overall an amazing experience! Thanks again to Dan and the team at Active Travel.

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