Day trip from Sibiu to Sighisoara and the Saxon fortified churches

Discover the charm of Sighisoara and the scenic Transylvanian countryside on a one-day tour departing from Sibiu

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Sighisoara, Biertan and Medias tour from Sibiu

This tour will take you right in heart of Transylvania, to Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval citadels in Europe. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is the (possible) birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, the historical personage who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula. There is a house in the citadel where Vlad Dracula supposedly was born, but there is no clear evidence about it. Anyway, this doesn't stop Dracula lovers to visit the house, nowadays transformed into a restaurant.
But the real charm of Sighisoara lies in its medieval heritage. A walk to this enchanting citadel, rich in cobbled streets, steep stairways, secluded squares, towers or turrets will be like stepping back in time. Founded by Saxon settlers in the 13th century, Sighisoara is one of the seven fortified German cities in Transylvania, hence the German name of the region: Siebenburgen (seven fortresses).

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Biertan, is a colourful Saxon village listed also on UNESCO site. Hidden in the Transylvanian hills, Biertan was for centuries the see of the Saxon Lutheran bishop in Transylvania. The Gothic fortified church, erected in the 16th century, with its consecutive lines of walls and defence towers, gives the visitor the impression of a fairytale castle. Inside the fortified church, we will find out how the local priest solved the married couple's crisis or where was the safest place in the whole village.
A visit to this picturesque village also provides an excellent opportunity to refine our photography skills. We can leisurely stroll along one of the elevated areas surrounding the village to capture images of one of the most Instagram-worthy churches-fortresses in Transylvania

Medias is a hidden gem among the seven Saxon towns in Transylvania. Positioned between Sibiu and Sighisoara, Medias is really worth visiting: a lovely old town, with pastel-coloured houses, a flower ornamented main-square or imposing fortified church. The church has a rich collection of Turkish carpets and inside the visitor can admire the old paintings from the 15th century. Its tower has a visible tilting and a lot of stories associated with it.

TOUR timings

Sibiu to Sighisoara distance is 100 kilometres, which will be covered in approximatively 1.5 hours. We will drive through the rolling hills of Transylvania and pass through numerous little villages. After Sighisoara, we will go to Bieran, which is just half an hour drive. Before returning to Sibiu, we will stop in Medias, for a walking tour in the old town. Then, after another hour drive, we will reach Sibiu in the afternoon.

TOUR options

In addition to the standard tour, we offer options to optimize your time in Transylvania. You can explore Viscri, one of the best-preserved Saxon villages in the region, renowned globally after King Charles began visiting it almost annually. Alternatively, uncover other hidden treasures like the fortified churches of Richis, Alma Vii, Mosna, Valea Viilor, and Malancrav. For hiking enthusiasts, we can incorporate a walk along Via Transilvanica, a the most popular Romanian long-distance hiking route that traverses the area

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Tour highlights

1. Sighisoara walking tour

2. Biertan Fortified Church

3. Medias walking tour

One day.
All year round. Please contact us or text/call us at +40 740 205 877 to check the availability for the desired period.
  Group size | Price per person (EUR) | Price per group (EUR)
  1 160 160
  2 85 170
  3 70 210
  4 55 220
  5 45 225
  6 40 240
  7 35 245
  8 35 280
This trip can be just a part of your amazing journey to Transylvania. Due to its location in the centre of the region, the possibilities are varied. For example, this tour can be used as a transfer to Brasov or Bran, if we start from Sibiu. For more options or a customised itinerary, please return to our tour list or let us a message.
Professional private guide services for the full day, and a lot of smiles, interesting stories and good humour. At demand, we provide Wifi access and photo service
Entrance fees and meals.
Moderate. Our guest have to be able to walk on steep cobbled streets, or to climb stairs.
No specific dress code.