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Sibiu: City Sightseeing Tour

1. Sibiu: City Sightseeing Tour

Experience the charm of Sibiu on a sightseeing tour of the medieval city center and see why it was named the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Stroll down narrow streets and encounter colorful buildings, peaceful courtyards and mysterious passageways. Enjoy moments of quiet in historical churches and get an amazing view, framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Făgăraș Mountains. Admire the elegant architecture on Grand Square, pass the charming Renaissance-style Haller House, and see the Brukenthal National Museum in an Habsburg palace. Admire the symbolic Council Tower, take an enchanted walk up the Passage of the Stairs in the Lower Town, and join the hustle and bustle of Cibin Market. Discover the remains of the old city walls and pass the elegant Thalia Hall, where many of the city's concerts are performed. Be amazed by the Gothic façade of the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral on Huet Square and much more.

Sibiu Saxon Town & Brancoveanu Monastery Tour From Brasov

2. Sibiu Saxon Town & Brancoveanu Monastery Tour From Brasov

During this tour, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Fagaras mountains as you visit Sibiu, the Astra Museum, and the Brancoveanu Monastery. Sibiu will fascinate you with its old buildings, Gothic architecture churches, and the Bridge of Lies - where witches were thrown from in the Middle Ages. Visit Sibiu's old center and see its main sights. Then, the Astra Museum will remind you of old times with its traditional old houses, water mills, and peasant farms. Next up is the Brancoveanu Monastery, a place of peace and meditation. It is located in Sambata de Sus Village, at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Enter the courtyard through an alley bordered by flowers to appreciate the Monastery in all its splendor.

Sibiu: Transfagarasan Highway & Balea Lake Private Car Tour

3. Sibiu: Transfagarasan Highway & Balea Lake Private Car Tour

Hairpins, tunnels, and sweeping mountain views await on a private day trip on the Tranfagarasan Highway through the Fagaras Mountains. Enjoy having a private guide to lead your group as you visit Balea Lake, Cistercian Abbey, and Brukenthal Palace. Driving along the Transfagarasan Highway, one of the most spectacular roads in the world, your private guide will point out local landmarks. The highest road in Romania, it runs through the Fagaras Mountains and has more tunnels and viaducts than any other road in Romania. Located in the Fagaraș Mountains, Balea Lake is a spectacular landmark on your day trip from Sibiu. The lake formed after glaciers melted away, leaving a huge void carved into the rugged stones. Visit the partly-ruined Cistercian Abbey in Carta. Admire impressive architecture featuring capitals, keystones, windows, and a 15th-century western portal that still remains. Today the church is frequented by the evangelical community of Carta. Continue to The Brukenthal, a stately palace from 1788, formerly used as the summer residence of Transylvanian Baron Samuel von Brukenthal. Visitors to the historic Brukenthal Palace can enjoy the Baroque architecture and the large landscaped palace park.

Sibiu: 1-Day Hiking Tour in the Carpathian Mountains

4. Sibiu: 1-Day Hiking Tour in the Carpathian Mountains

Discover the stunning scenery of the Southern Carpathian Mountains on a guided hiking excursion. See the grandeur of the Balea Waterfall and enjoy a peaceful picnic lunch by the glacier lake Balea. Climb to the peak of the Fagaras Mountains and be enchanted by the views of Transylvania.  In the morning, meet your guide to begin your hike. After a short distance, the day's first stop will be one of the biggest waterfalls in Romania, the fan-shaped Balea Cascada. Enjoy seeing Romania’s highest mountains the rugged Fagaras Mountain range known as the “Transylvanian Alps”. Next, a walk through Balea Valley will lead up to the Balea Glacier Lake which sits at 6673 feet (2034 meters) high. Before climbing to the mountain peak at 7929 feet (2417 meters), restore your energy with lunch by the lake and enjoy some free time to explore.  Finally, enjoy the impressive view of Walachia, Transylvania and the spectacular winding Transfagarasan Road from the top of the mountain. Travel by bus or cable car back to Sibiu to complete your day trip.

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What people are saying about Făgăraș Mountains

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4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Sehr schöner Spaziergang durch die sehenswerte Stadt Sibiu. Der Guide hat in angenehmer, kompetenter und abwechslungsreicher Weise Geschichte und Infos zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten vermittelt. Man bekommt einen guten Überblick und etliche Anregungen zur anschließenden eigenen Besichtigung. Sehr empfehlenswert !!

Florin was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Sibiu. He gave us a locals view point and perspective which made the whole experience so much more interesting than blandly reading about things from a guide book. He brought the city to life for us! Thankyou.

Excellent Tour! Our guide, Alex was exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging and was able to tailor the information to the audience based on their knowledge of Transylvanian and European history. Well worth it and definitely recommended.

Chris was great - came out in the cold and rain, very informative. Great English and sense of humour - I recommend to everybody

Chris informed us very well about the history of the city and answered our questions. The tour is really recommended.