Day Trip: Village Life in Sibiu Countryside

Romanians, Saxons and Hungarians have lived in the villages around Sibiu for centuries. Let's see how different cultures, religions and traditions have created a fascinating way of life. We will go in the villages and visit historical sites, meet locals and learn about their lives. A lovely walk in the picturesque countryside of Sibiu! For an authentic experience we can have a home-cooked lunch!

What you need to know about the Sibiu countryside tour:

  • This is a private day trip from Sibiu available on request. Duration: about 8 hours
  • Included: transport, entrance fees and guidance. Not included: lunch and drinks
  • You will admire the beautiful countryside of Transylvania! We will visit traditional villages around Sibiu and go walking in the hills
  • Meet friendly locals, learn about their lives and maybe buy some traditional products to support their work (honey, wine, sausages, cheese, handmade souvenirs)
  • We can enjoy a delicious 3-course home-cooked lunch at a family household in Sibiel. A great way to meet locals, learn more about Transylvanian food and their daily life. Extra price 20 Euro/person and must be booked in advance
  • In Cristian we might visit the stork shelter, the biggest in SE Europe, and see how locals are trying to help these lovely birds!

Additional information

Comfortable shoes recommended. In the afternoon, depending on season, it might get chilly so please bring a light jacket or sweater with you.

Moments to expect in the Sibiu countryside trip:

Cristian Fortified Church

The village of Cristian is where Saxons and Landlers used to live. It is a multicultural place with so many nice stories. In Cristian we'll have a lovely stop at the Bacon Tower and learn more about the stork shelter in town.

Cristian Fortified Church

Sibiel Icon Glass Museum

This unique museum has the most beautiful and biggest collection of Orthodox icons in Romania, and probably Eastern Europe. You will learn about the important role religion played in Romanian history and culture and see how painting styles evolved over time.

Sibiel Icon Glass Museum

Cisnadioara fortress

Dating back to the 12th century, this is among the first fortresses built in Transylvania. Though an amazing construction for its time, it is now in ruins. Nevertheless, there is much history to be learned here and an amazing view over the surrounding area.

Cisnadioara fortress

Relaxing walk in the orchards of Sibiel

If the weather is nice, we suggest you a pleasant walk in the orchards above the village of Sibiel. The apple trees and plum trees here are around two hundred years old. They have a lovely story, but we'll learn more here while enjoying the views and, why not, tasting some jucy fruit.

Relaxing walk in the orchards of Sibiel

Walk in Rasinari [2022 Best World Tourism Village]

We'll have a relaxing walk in Rasinari, a picturesque village at the bottom of the mountains recently awarded the title of "Best Tourism Village". We'll admire local architecture, see the well preserved village life locals still have and understand culture in Transylvania firsthand.

Walk in Rasinari [2022 Best World Tourism Village]
2 x 90 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Sibiu
  • Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj International
  • Nearest train station: Sibiu Train Station
  • Landscape: Countryside, hills

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