Cultural itineraries

Transylvanian Gypsy culture day trip

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Duration: 10 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Take part in a day trip to the heart of Transylvania
  • Learn more about the gypsy culture and handicraft
  • Explore Sighisoara, the medieval town
What to expect

Start your tour from your accommodation in Brașov and drive towards Sighișoara, the birthplace of Vlad Dracula and the only inhabited medieval citadel in Europe.
On the way, you will stop for a few minutes to take pictures to Rupea Citadel, build on top of a basalt hill.
The tour in Sighișoara starts with the visit to the Clock Tower, the symbol of the town. You will climb the tower and enjoy an amazing view of the town. You will visit the monastery church and go up the covered stairs to the church on the hill. After walking near the walls and the towers of the citadel you will stop to have lunch.
After lunch, you will drive around 30 minutes to reach a gypsy community. The gypsy population initially came from Asia more than 600 years ago and in Romania, there are about 40 groups of gypsies. You will visit one of the groups, the coppersmiths (Căldărari in the Romanian language). They live from producing and selling copper objects like kettles, cauldrons (like the one from Harry Potter), alembic for distillation of țuica (traditional Romanian brandy) and plates. They also produce and sell traditional skirts and blouses. They will show you how they work in copper and tell you more stories about their life.
They will be happy to sell you a small product (a kettle, a plate or a cauldron).
Tip: This type of cauldron is perfect to make mămăligă (polenta) at your home when you'll miss your trip to Romania
After this experience, on your way to Brasov, you will visit the Biertan fortified church, one of the most imposing and solidly fortified peasant fortresses from Transylvania (UNESCO Site).
Optional and at no extra cost, you can stop to Pivnita Bunicii (Grandma's Pantry), where you can buy jam, marmalade, or traditional drinks.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Entrance fees in Sighisoara (Clock Tower, Monastery Church, Church on the Hill)
  • Entrance fee at Biertan fortified church
What's not included
  • Tips
  • Lunch
  • Other personal expenses
What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Not suitable for people with mobility problems
  • All you need to bring is a photo camera and some cash in case you want to buy copper objects from the gypsy community
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When

Tour starts at 9 AM

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Provider
Outdoor Holidays
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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