Footsteps of Saxons 2018-06-19T15:25:49+00:00

Footsteps of Saxons day tour – 199 Ron

On this Transylvanian day trip you will have the opportunity to visit the:

  • Saxon fortified church of Biertan – UNESCO world heritage site
  • Medieval citadel of Sighisoara – the only inhabited citadel in Europe
  • Saxon fortified church of Viscri – prince Charlse’s favourite place in Romania
  • Rupea fortress – the place where Decebal, the last Dacian king took his life

Departure take’s place at 7:45 o’clock  from: nr. 40, Gheorghe Doja street, Targu Mures. The day trip will be guided in English and we will ensure that you have the opportunity to listen the history and legends of the old Romanian medieval times, while traveling from one attraction to another. Your return to Targu Mures will take place between 6 and 7 pm.

The entry fees to the main attractions are included in the day trip price.

What’s this footsteps of Saxons about?

On tis day trip we will first visit the fortified church of Biertan. There is a very interesting detail of an atypical drawing in a church, often overlooked by tourists that visit Biertan. At the top of the vault is Joker that seems to support the burden of the ceiling. It is not known who painted it and why, but people say that it could be a representation of evil or a revenge of craftsmen who worked at the church of Biertan and where dissatisfied with the final payment. Nevertheless, the Saxon fortified church of Biertan, Transylvania, is a UNESCO world heritage. Also the village was one of the first settlements of Saxons in Transylvania.

From here you’ll be visiting the citadel of Sighisoara, home of Vlad Dracul, the father of Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula) and supposedly his birthplace.

Next in your day trip we will be cruising towards Rupea fortress, the place where Decebal the last Dacian king took his life, not to be caught by Romans. Dacians and Romans are the ancestors of today’s Romania, and Dacia has reached greatness under the command of Decebal. The fortress is also connected to the last prince of Bathory, who was a cousin of countess Bathory Elizabeth (the blood countess). Towards the end of your day trip in Transylvania we’ll be visiting the village & Saxon fortified church of Viscri, another UNESCO world heritage. Prince Charles owns a house in this village and it’s his favorite place in Romania.

On this Transylvanian day trip you will have the opportunity to visit the:

  • Saxon fortified church of Biertan – UNESCO world heritage site
  • Medieval citadel of Sighisoara – the only inhabited citadel in Europe
  • Saxon fortified church of Viscri – prince Charlse’s favourite place in Romania
  • Rupea fortress – the place where Decebal, the last Dacian king took his life

Departure take’s place at 9 o’clock  from: nr. 40, Gheorghe Doja street, Targu Mures. The day trip will be guided in English and we will ensure that you have the opportunity to listen the history and legends of the old Romanian medieval times, while traveling from one attraction to another. Your return to Targu Mures will take place between 5 and 6 pm.

The entry fees to the main attractions are included in the day trip price.

What’s this footsteps of Saxons about?

On tis day trip we will first visit the fortified church of Biertan. There is a very interesting detail of an atypical drawing in a church, often overlooked by tourists that visit Biertan. At the top of the vault is Joker that seems to support the burden of the ceiling. It is not known who painted it and why, but people say that it could be a representation of evil or a revenge of craftsmen who worked at the church of Biertan and where dissatisfied with the final payment. Nevertheless, the Saxon fortified church of Biertan, Transylvania, is a UNESCO world heritage. Also the village was one of the first settlements of Saxons in Transylvania.

From here you’ll be visiting the citadel of Sighisoara, home of Vlad Dracul, the father of Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula) and supposedly his birthplace.

Next in your day trip we will be cruising towards Rupea fortress, the place where Decebal the last Dacian king took his life, not to be caught by Romans. Dacians and Romans are the ancestors of today’s Romania, and Dacia has reached greatness under the command of Decebal. The fortress is also connected to the last prince of Bathory, who was a cousin of countess Bathory Elizabeth (the blood countess). Towards the end of your day trip in Transylvania we’ll be visiting the village & Saxon fortified church of Viscri, another UNESCO world heritage. Prince Charles owns a house in this village and it’s his favorite place in Romania.