Daytrip to Fortified Churches of Transilvania
Discover the hidden cultural treasures of Transilvania!
Choose to see some of the most beautiful fortified churches, some of them part of the Unesco World Heritage, in a half day trip or visit them all in one day.
■ Prejmer Fortified Church : located only a few kilometers from Brasov this UNESCO World Heritage Site, was conquered only once, but went through 50 sieges during its hundreds of years of existence. Founded by the Saxon colonists starting with 12 century had from the beginning a challenging mission. The most eastern Saxon village from Transylvania Prejmer was in the front line of enemy attacks which made it endure more battles than most similar constructions.
■ Harman Built by Teutonic Knights in the early 13th century and also a Unesco Heritage Site this Fortified Church is special in its own charming way and very well preserved. Add it to your itinerary in Romania in a guided half day trip from Brasov or chose your favourite by taking the complete tour of the churches in Transylvania.
■Viscri Fortifed Church is also an UNESCO World Heritage site.Located in the little traditional transylvanian village that bears the same name Viscri is the british Prince Charles's favourite. You will feel the peace, connection to nature and medieval atmophere by walking just a few steps through the village .. and surely you will be charmed meeting the locals. At your request we can schedule a traditional cooked lunch stop at one of the families living there, They are always happy to greet their visitors!
■ Carta Fortified Church Being one of the fewest Cistercian abbey still standing in this part of Europe, it is an important historical place to visit and it really worth a small decoy.Built in shape of a cross this is in top 10 must see fortified churches of Transylvania. Haunted or not? is for you to discover ...
■ Biertan Fortified Church :located 2h 30 min drive from Brasov, this is the bigest of them all. Featuring late-gothic architecture with heavy doors and double exterior walls, has the largest multi-paneled wooden altar and a remarkable wooden door which is a true marvel of engineering having ingenious locking mechanism with 15 bolts that can be simultaneously activated by a key. The mechanism was rewarded wining a prize at the Paris World Expo in 1900.The prison for couples is also for you to discover in your visit there with us!
STARTING TIME: flexible
MEETING SPOT : pick up from your accomodation is available at request.Please contact us for further details
Prejmer Day Trip : duration 2 h 30 min price 15 eur*pers
Prejmer + Harman : duration 3h 30 min price 20 eur*pers
Prejmer+ Harman+Viscri : duration 6 h price 45 euro*pers
Let us know which ones you preffer and contact us for a personalized offer!
*leaving time can be subject to change considering your pick up location/ busy times of the year.the exact leaving time will be confirmed by us at the moment of your booking.
Prices can be different for less than 3 participants on the tour.
Please note that prices do not include any entrance,photo or lunch costs. Prices expressed in euro above are to be paid also at the equivalent in Lei/Ron, our national currency.
Lunch stops are not mandatory and are to be discussed with your tour leader on the day (sandwich stops or traditional restaurants along the way)