Long weekend Sibiu

"Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live"
- Forbes magazine -

Located in the charming Transylvania, the medieval Sibiu is considered one of the most beautiful historical cities in Romania and Europe. It is one of the most important cultural centers of Romania and along with Luxembourg it was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in the year 2007. The city’s cultural heritage doesn’t need any presentation, nor do its famous squares and the windy streets crossing the Old Town, but the lovely Christmas Market taking place here in the winter, the medieval festivals in the fall, the blooming trees’ fragrance surrounding Sibiu in the spring or the lovely summertime over this ancient settlement are some delightful experiences that need to be witnessed and enjoyed by any traveler to Romania.

Package includes
  • 3 nights accommodation and breakfast in 4 starts hotel in Sibiu
  • 3 dinners
  • One picnic lunch during one day excursion
  • Tickets to all museum and places to visit
  • Transport to all places included in the program: car, minibus, metro etc.
  • English talking guide
  • Transfer from and to the airport
Package doesn't include
  • Transport from/to destination (landing city)
  • Travel and heath inssurance
Starting from 300 euro / person
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Day 1: Arrival / Sibiu

Arrival in Sibiu.
Meeting with the Romanian guide.
Transfer from airport to hotel.
Check-in at the hotel.
Dinner and get to know the guests.

After dinner we’ll make a tour in the Old Town. The old medieval town is perhaps Sibiu's main attraction, and it is indeed very beautiful. Most of the buildings in the old town were built by German settlers and merchants who came to Sibiu in the late Middle Ages. Today, the buildings remain in very good conditions, and the streets are peppered with small, secluded lanes, corner cafes and wonderful churches. The old town is divided into two parts: the Upper Town, which contains most of the city's historic sights, and the Lower Town, which is home to many charming buildings and cobbled squares.

In the night, we won’t visit any cultural or historical sites; we’ll just explore and enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of Sibiu’s Old Town over a drink in one of the many bars or restaurants there.

Overnight in Sibiu

Day 2: Historical, Cultural and Traditional Sibiu 

In the morning, we’ll come back in the historical center for making a quick review of 8 centuries of history and culture which are enclosed here. This lovely historical center is an ensemble of squares, museums and National Monuments of great beauty and inestimable value.

Suspended in time and encircled by beautiful architectural buildings, the Grand Square (Piata Mare) has established itself as Sibiu Old Town’s most prominent landmark. It houses one of the world’s oldest museums – the National Brukenthal Museum (1870), the striking Council Tower and a surprising mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. The stunning parade of architectural styles includes Baroque, Art Nouveau and Renaissance structures.

Long time ago this place was used for public executions, but nowadays, the Grand Square is a wonderful place to stroll and unwind, to linger over a cup of coffee in one of the sidewalk cafes in a sunny summer morning..

The Liars’ Bridge, Romania’s first cast-iron bridge, is another pride of the city and a place that gave rise to a variety of legends. The bridge lies next to the Small Square (Piata Mica), and the street bellow connects the Upper Town with the Lower Town.

Another picturesque backdrop in Sibiu Old Town is the Huet Square. The Huet Square is dominated by the imposing Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary, a stunning Gothic-style church built in the 14th century. Inside lies the largest organ in southeastern Europe.

The Lower Town of Sibiu is characterized by medieval winding alleys and ancient houses. It is connected with the Upper Town through numerous tunnels, stairways and secret passages.

After taking a coffee in the old town, we’ll make a short visit to "ASTRA" Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization which, with over 300 buildings in an area of about one square kilometer is 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. The museum is located about 3 kilometers south of Sibiu,

In the afternoon, time for rest and leisure is provided.

Dinner and overnight is Sibiu

Day 3: Taste the real traditional life – Day tour from Sibiu 

After breakfast, we invite you to live for a few hours the real life from a traditional village from Transylvania.

Situated 18 km away from Sibiu, Gura Raului Village is a place where time knows no hurry; only the locals hurry to do their chores around the house; this is what their parents taught them - to be hardworking and to welcome any guest with the best they have.

Centuries after centuries, the locals from Gura Râului have lived in harmony with the surrounding nature…The locals from Gura Râului took advantage of the rich surrounding nature and developed crafts which used the force of water; they built sawmills, mills and felting machines… there’s a reason why people used to say of them that "their money comes with the water"..

After we’ll enjoy a ride with the carriage around the village, we’ll stop for lunch to a family house, built after the traditional architecture from the area. Here we’ll taste delicious homemade food and drinks and we’ll find out more about the traditions, way of life and customs from the are directly from our host.

After a good meal, we’ll walk to Gura Raului imposing dam and take a deep breath of clean air and contemplate the fairy-tale landscape.

In the afternoon we’ll say good-bye to our hosts in Gura Raului and come back to Sibiu.

Dinner and overnight in Sibiu

Day 3

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
Journey home.