Join in discovering a wonderful part of Romania, Transylvania. Drive on the spectacular Olt River Valley to reach Sibiu - European Cultural Capital in 2007. Take a walking tour in the impressive Old Town and take a trip back in time in Sibiel Village.
What to Expect
You will start in the morning from your hotel and head north-west toward Pitesti and soon you will enter the Olt River Valley. One of the most beautiful river valleys in Romania has in it's beginning an architectural and historical monument: the Cozia Monastery, built in 1388 by Mircea the Elder, the Grandfather of Vlad the Impaler.
Next stop will be Sibiu, European Cultural Capital in 2007 along with the city of Luxembourg, when Romania joined European Union. Sibiu was also voted as Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live by Forbes. With its Large Square, Small Square and Huet Square was the largest fortified city of Transylvania in medieval times. You will take a walking tour discovering why the city is so famous and admire beautiful landmarks like the Brukenthal Palace, Jesuit Church, Old City Hall tower, Evangelical Church and Liars Bridge - the first iron cast bridge in the country.
Because your guide wants to show you the real life in the area, and especially in the countryside, your next stop of the day will be made in the village of Sibiel where locals teamed up and restored most of the houses here. In the same place you can find the largest glass icons museum in Transylvania which you have the pleasure to visit and hear more about how this tradition started in the area. You will follow the Olt River Valley back to Bucharest.
- Entrance fees to Cozia Monastery, Evangelical Cathedral & Sibiel Glass Icons Museum
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Free Wi-fi included in all vehicles
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Transport by modern A/C private vehicle
Know Before You Go
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking