Benefits

Get off the beaten paths and explore some of the most iconic Transylvanian cities: Sibiu and Sighisoara.

 

By booking the tour, you will contribute to our goal to support the local communities. Buying handcrafted souvenirs, trying home-made food, and sleeping in the most eco-friendly places in Romania, will encourage the locals to preserve their traditions, keeping Romania a sustainable travel destination.

 

Two days tour to Sibiu and Sighisoara

Discover Sibiu and Sighisoara, two of the most best-preserved cities in Transylvania.

Trip Activities

castles

Visit Corvin Castle, one of the most beautiful in Transylvania and Europe

count Dracula

Visit Sighisoara, the place where Vlad the Impaler was born

history

Learn more about Transylvania's history 

photography

Capture the best moments of the trip

walking tour

Walkthrough Sighisoara Fortress 

Itinerary

Cluj-Napoca – Alba Carolina Fortress – Corvin Castle – Sibiu

You will be leaving Cluj-Napoca at 09:00, after your guide picks you up at your hotel, and head out of the city towards the south of Transylvania. The drive to Alba Carolina is a little over an hour. Your first part of the day is all about discovering the fortresses and the castles in Transylvania.

 

Alba Carolina was built in the early 18th century, as part of a fortification system created by Prince Eugene of Savoy to provide defense for the newly conquered provinces of the Habsburg Empire. Besides its cleverly designed architecture, Alba Carolina does not seize to impress through its attractiveness.

 

The whole complex was built by Italian and Austrian artisans in 23 years.  The walls, slightly oblique, are made out of from brick and stone by a technique without unevenness, to cause the cannonballs to ripple.

 

One hour away from Alba Carolina is Corvin Castle, one of the most impressive in Transylvania, and a Gothic masterpiece.

 

Its name derives from the name of the one who ordered its construction, John Hunyadi, and his son, Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary between 1458 and 1490.

 

Corvin Castle is split into 3 large areas: the Knight's Hall, which was used for feasts, the Diet Hall, which was used for ceremonies, and the circular stairway. All of the halls have a rectangular shape, and their walls are beautifully decorated with marble.  

 

Your day will end in Sibiu, former European Union’s Cultural Capital in 2007 and one of the best-preserved Transylvanian cities. Your city tour includes the Main Squares, together with the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Bridge of Lies.

Your guide will take you to your hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure.

 

Sibiu – Biertan Fortified Church – Sighisoara – Cluj-Napoca

Yesterday’s visit to Alba Carolina and Corvin castle was a perfect introduction in the defense mechanisms of the Transylvanian fortifications. Your guide will pick you from your hotel in Sibiu, and drive you to Biertan Fortified Church.

 

The village in which the church was built, was for the first time mentioned in an official document in 1283. The fortification is perched on a hill in the middle of the village, making it visible from miles away. The fortification is one of the biggest and most impressive in Transylvania, built with double exterior walls, heavy doors and a locking mechanism with 15 bolts that can be simultaneously activated by one key.

 

The highlight of the day is Sighișoara, the only inhabited medieval fortress included in UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and home to real-life notorious ruler Vlad Tepes, known as Dracula from Bram Stocker’s novel.

 

The establishment was first dated in the First Century AD, when the Dacians (ancient inhabitants of the territory of modern Romania), built the fortification. Later on, in 14th Century a new citadel was built, and it still stands, more than 600 years later. 

 

Walking up the winding cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings, you reach the Clock Tower, a symbol of the city, from where you can admire the breathtaking views. The Tower shelters a museum of medieval weapons and a torture chamber. After visiting the tower you will climb the three hundred wooden steps up to the Church-on-the-Hill, built in the XIV century.

 

After the fortress tour, your guide will drive you back to Cluj-Napoca. Your drop-off point in Cluj-Napoca depends on your travel plans and might be at the airport, a hotel for an additional overnight (not included) or train station.

What's included

  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle
  •   Airport transfers
  •  Professional English-speaking guide
  •   Accommodation in a centrally located 3-star hotel in Sibiu
  •  Entrance fees
  •   Breakfast

What's not included

  •   Plane tickets
  •   Travel insurance
  •  Meals, other than ones included in the itinerary
  •   Photography fees
  •   Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.

Good to know

Find out the details about your future trip in Romania
  • Flights

    The nearest airport to Cluj-Napoca is Avram Iancu International Airport CLJ.

    Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers. 

  • Meals

    Other than breakfast, the meals are not included. But no worries, your guide will plan the itinerary in order for you not to skip any meals.

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend:

Two days tour to Sibiu and Sighisoara from Cluj-Napoca

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