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Cluj-Napoca: Day Trip in Saxon Wonderland

Product ID: 145179
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This full day tour brings you closer to the Saxon heritage of Transylvania by visiting the most important city of the Saxons, Sibiu. In the afternoon you'll sample a bit of typical village life by walking through the villages of Sibiel and Fantanele.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel/accommodation or from Str. Universitatii, in front of the Piarist Church. The exact time of your pick-up will be confirmed the day before your tour.

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  • Tour of the old town in Sibiu, including a visit to the Council Tower
  • Explore the authentic, rural villages of Sibiel and Fantanele
  • Find out about the fascinating story of the Saxons in Transylvania
  • Enjoy the beautiful Transylvanian countryside
Full description
Spend a day in the capital of the historical region of Transylvania, the city of Sibiu. There you'll admire one of the most beautiful medieval cityscapes in Romania, as evidenced by the city's title as "European Capital of Culture". On the drive down, you'll find out more about the Saxons roots, their colonization in Transylvania and their cultural impact on the country.

In Sibiu, you'll start off by seeing the city's walls and the three main squares. Then you'll visit two of the most important churches. Climbing up to the top of the Council Tower will give you a beautiful overview of the old city.

In the afternoon, the group will take a short excursion from Sibiu to visit two villages that seem to be stuck in time: Sibiel and Fantanele. Here, the population lives from what it produces locally and horse-drawn carriages are a daily occurrence. You'll taste a local made schnapps (tuica) and then visit the glass paintings museum in Sibiel. In the afternoon, you'll head back to Cluj-Napoca.
  • Guide/driver
  • Transport
  • Entry fee in the evangelical church and Council Tower in Sibiu, and glass paintings museum in Sibiel
  • One shot of schnapps in Sibiel
What’s Not Included
  • Other meals or drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
This is a typical day tour, starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 7:30 PM
Comfortable shoes are recommended.

From US$ 102.67 per person

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Product ID: 145179