In the morning you will leave for Fagaras, an imposing citadel dating back to the feudal ages. The Fagaras Citadel has an impressive defensive system that allowed it to be one of the few structures that were never conquered. It is surrounded by a moat and by two rows of walls which makes it very difficult to lay siege to.
In Transylvania, you will encounter legends and history at every step of the way. On your quest to discover the medieval castles of this land, you will drive through some of the authentic Romanian villages in the area in order to reach Rupea. In Rupea will find one of the oldest archeological sites in Romania, the first documentary recorded was in the 14th century. But the signs of human settlements are dating from the Paleolithic and early Neolithic ages. The Rupea Citadel was fully refurbished in 2013. A legend says that Decebalus, the famous Dacian king, committed suicide here during the Second Dacian War in 106 AD.
Although Transylvania’s citadels and castles are spectacular, one should not miss the medieval villages that preserve the medieval lifestyle from all the corners of Europe. On your way to Sighisoara, will stop in Crit. It is a Saxon village filled with traditional houses and with an astounding cuisine. Here, you will enjoy a warm delicious meal before continuing your journey.
Once in Sighisoara, we will start exploring this beautiful medieval town, with narrow cobblestoned paths and colorful houses. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ever since 1999. The Sighisoara Medieval Citadel was uninterruptedly inhabited since its establishment in the 13th century. The city is renowned for its beautiful street performers as well as local craftsmen who set up various demonstrations for tourists interested in learning the secrets of historical arts. Also, in the Citadel Square, you can see where Vlad Tepes House (or Count Dracula). Until 1435, Vlad Tepes lived in the ocher-colored house with his father. Nowadays, on the ground floor is a restaurant and on the first floor is the Museum of Weapons.
After a busy day, we will check in and spend the night in Sighisoara.