Sibiu and Biertan Day Trip
One day trip to Sibiu from Sighisoara
7 hours/220 km
please inquire for exact quote
– Pick up / drop off at your hotel
– Comfortable Executive AC car
– Entrance – Photo & Video fees
– Local fully licensed, English speaking guide
– Interactive participation encouraged
– Overview of Romanian History and Culture
– Countless stops for photos
Sibiu or Hermannstadt as it was called by the Saxon colonists, the capital city of Transylvania, founded in 12th century or even earlier it is considered today one of the most beautiful historical city not only in Romania but in entire Europe. In 2007 Sibiu was designated European Capital of Culture and in 2014 the Old City of Sibiu was ranked as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes.
Among the endless historical highlights of this city we will visit the Large Square existing since 1366, the Little Square which is the second largest historic place of Sibiu and one of the most beautiful in town and Huet square, dominated by the Evangelic Church built between 1320 and 1520, which makes it oldest church in Sibiu and the Liars’ Bridge which is the oldest cast iron bridge of Romania, built in 1859.
After the tour of Sibiu Old Town we will visit the Astra Ethnographic Museum which is the second largest open air museum in the world and the biggest one in Europe (250 acres) located in a magnificent surrounding, in the middle of a dense forest called Dumbrava and surrounded by a beautiful lake. This museum features more than 300 traditional households as well as wooden churches, watermills and windmills, large presses for wine and oil, hydraulic forges and houses representing different vernacular architectural styles of historical regions of Romania with over 10 km of walkways between them .
In Sibiu art lovers can visit the Brukenthal Museum which is the oldest art museum of Romania, founded by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal , the Habsburg governor of Transylvania and who established its first collections in 1790 which makes this museum to be three years older than Louvre Museum in Paris.
Along the way we will visit Biertan formerly known as Birthälm, a pictoresque village placed in the heart of Wine Region of Transylvania listed by UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. The Church of Biertan built nearly 600 years ago is today the strongest fortified church of Transylvania. Beautifully restored it boasts today the largest polyptych wooden altar of Eastern Europe along with the first world`s first multi locking mechanism which contains a series of 19 locks in one mounted on the door of the Vestry, built by a local locksmiths in 1515 perfectly working till today. Also Biertan is that place in the world where marital couples therapy was first applied in the 16th century based on a unique local Marital Prison which will be also visited.
This tour can also be used as a transfer to or from Sibiu.