Bran and Sighisoara tour
||Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara
||Bucharest - Sinaia - Predeal - Bran - Brasov - Poiana Brasov - Sighisoara - Sibiu - Ramnicu Valcea - Bucharest
| - three days;
- transport by car or minibus or bus;
- accommodation and halfboard;
- English/French speaking guide;
Rates are per person, minim 3 pers.
| Day 1st:
Bucharest - Sinaia - Bran - Poiana Brasov.
08.30 - pick-up from the hotel (or airport).
Departure to Sinaia.
10.30 - arriving in Sinaia. Visit Peles Castle.
12.00 - lunch in Sinaia.
13.30 - departure to Bran.
14.45 - arriving at Bran. Visit Bran Castle.
16.15 - departure to Brasov - Poiana Brasov.
17.30 - Poiana Brasov - accommodation in 3 stars hotel.
19.00 - Dinner at Sura Dacilor in Poiana Brasov with Romanian traditional food.
Poiana Brasov - Brasov - Sighisoara - Danes.
09.00 - departure to Brasov;
09.15 - Morning walking tour of Brasov with visits to City Hall, Black Church, St.Catherine's Gate, Weaver's Bastion. Departure to Sighisoara - lively European medieval town whose old edifices are still
functional and well-preserved. City tour including Medieval Street, Clock Tower, Venetian House,Dracula's Birthplace, Covered Staircase, Tailor's Tower, Hill Church.
17.00 - departure to Danes. Accommodation and dinner at Dracula Motel 3 stars.
09.00 - departure to Sibiu.
11.00 - Walking city tour visiting Council Tower, Stairs and Gates, Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Cathedral, Lies' Bridge.
14.00 - lunch;
15.30 - departure to Bucharest. In the way to Bucharest visit at Cozia Monastery.
Arriving in Bucharest in the evening.
The city of Sighisoara "the most beautiful and well kept fortified town in Transylvania", received in the course of time appellatives such as: Pearl of Tarnava, Peral of Transylvania, and Transylvanian Nurenberg. Sighisoara reveals itself nowadays like a genuine city museum offering the modern visitor the rare opportunity to do a travel back in time, in the medieval atmosphere of some centuries ago.
The architecture of the city:
From the architectural point of view, one can notice in the city of Sighisoara the presence of eclecticism: a Gothic style continued by the Renaissance one, and followed by the Baroque style, at which some other influences were added, both in the city and downtown.
The military architecture:
The defence system built and protected by the guilds consisted in a long wall of 930 m, 14 defence towers and 5 artillery bastions. There are still preserved 9 towers, 2 bastions and a part of the precinct wall. Out of all towers, the one that best reflects the defence effort, and at the same time, the striving for affirmation and authority in the city of Sighisoara, is THE CLOCK TOWER, which became the very symbol of the town. Under THE CLOCK TOWER, the main entrance gate in the city of Sighisoara, the acces was two galleries. The gallery for pedestrians was built in the 18th century and turned into a prison and torture chamber for prisoners sentenced to death.
THE LEATHER DRESSERS' TOWER placed on the South-Eastern side of Sighisoara, it is one of the oldest tower;
THE GOLDSMITHS' TOWER together with the CASTALDO BASTION was protecting the South-Eastern corner, one of the most sensitive points of Sighisoara;
THE ROPE MAKERS' TOWER dating probably from the 13th century;
THE BUTCHERS' TOWER was kept unchanged on all its hight;
THE WEATHERS' TOER this tower has protected for a long time Sighisoara's military prison;
THE TAYLORS' TOWER is belonged to one of the richest guild;
THE SHOEMAKERS' TOWER situated in the North-Eastern part of Sighisoara, it is mentioned in 1521, rebuilt in 1650 and modified in 1681;
THE BLACKSMITHS' TOWER built in 1631 is one of the flanking towers.
THE VLAD DRACUL HOUSE seems to be the most ancient civil stone constrution of Sighisoara.
In the city of Sighisoara, there is an intense cultural life, manifest through the great number of yearly International Festivals, already famous: The Festival of Medieval Art.
If we consider the great number of tourists from everywhere, who are delighted to come back, the great number of artists who immortalised it in their works, either on canvas, or in poetry, or in music, Sighisoara is for certain " a dream city".