Sibiu is one of Romania's cultural and tourism landmarks, attracting tourists all over the world due to its wonderful medieval charm, excellent views of the surrounding landscapes, delicious local food, and stunning parkland!
In 2007, the city was awarded the European Capital of Culture title, being the first Romanian city to receive this title.
This year the city was also designated European Region of Gastronomy in 2019, so by next year, many gastronomic and culinary events will take place in the city and the surrounding villages and communes. So, Sibiu it's a must-see destination!
Arrival in Sibiu and meeting with the guide. Transfer to the hotel where you will overnight for the next 2 days, and free time to spend as you wish.
Accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* hotel (depending on your preferences), breakfast included.
After breakfast, the guide will pick-you up from the hotel and you will start discover Sibiu. The tour includes the most interesting sights and architectural buildings in the city.
The beautiful Old Town was mostly built in the late medieval period by the German merchants who were encouraged to settle in and around Sibiu. It’s in excellent condition, having escaped modern encroachments, and having been thoroughly renovated to be European Capital of Culture in 2007. Within Old Town, the Upper Town, containing most of the historic sights, is ranged around three squares: Piata Mare (the Great Square), dominated by the Jesuit Cathedral, Piata Mica (the Little Square) has most of the bars and cafés, and Piata Huet is an attractive Gothic conglomeration around the Lutheran Cathedral. The Lower Town is home to many charming buildings and cobbled squares.
Afternoon reserved to discover the favorite promenade of the city’s inhabitants, Dumbrava Sibiului, a natural park who includes “ASTRA" Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization with over 300 buildings in an area of about one square kilometer, the biggest open air museum in Europe. Not only does it have interesting and very picturesque exhibits but it also lies in a very beautiful area with a nice view of the mountains.
Accommodation in the same hotel, breakfast included.
After breakfast in the morning, short time for shopping or just taking a break downtown, before your departure flight. Transfer to the airport.
End of the city break tour.
Optional day (additional cost will apply)
Visit Biertan and have a traditional lunch in the middle of the former Saxon land in the vicinity of Sibiu.
The village of Biertan is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. The church was the most important religious center of the Saxons, the see of the Lutheran Bishop in Transylvania for nearly 300 years.
Side options during this day: mountain bike ride, horseback riding. The planned routes will guide you through the beautiful valleys and over the crests of the green rolling hills, where you can enjoy the rare and untouched nature that this region still has to offer.
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