Your Sibiu Tour Guide

VisitSibiu, your host in Sibiu

I’m Adela, your host and, if you will, your tour guide in Sibiu and around 🙂

I was born and lived in Sibiu all my life but I discovered my great passion for tourism somewhere else…. in USA :).

Adela Dadu, VisitSibiu

It all happened in 2005 when, as a student, I worked for several months at Hollywood Universal Studios. I used to work as a chef assistant in a restaurant and, in my free time, I used to guide tourists within the theme park. It was an amazing experience and that’s how I discovered what I wanted to do. I had the chance to interact with so many people as I was speaking English, French and Spanish… and a bit of German, too. I loved the American culture and civilisation so much that my graduation paper was about the History of American Film Studios.

Back in my hometown, I started to work as a tour guide in 2007 when Sibiu became European Capital of Culture. My first tourists were an official cultural delegation from Luxembourg. That’s how I realized that my hobby for history and guiding became a real passion and my passion, a profession!

Adela Dadu, VisitSibiu

In all these years I have organized hundreds of walking tours, day trips and long tours in Transylvania and various other areas of Romania. I had the chance to work with travellers from all over the world, discover amazing places and live unforgettable moments.

As a tour guide I am fascinated by history and I have a great passion for the 20th century as I consider it essential and directly responsible for what we are today. I love politics and enjoy any kind of debates. I am interested in economy, sociology, psychology, art, political history, in general. I am serious when I have to, but I also enjoy humour and relaxing conversations. I’m not a foodie person but I love coffee and wine especially in a good company :). I’m also found of photography, reading and listening to music.

Two years ago, I wanted to make a step forward and develop the business as our region had become quite popular among tourists. Thus, my husband, a mechanic engineer, decided to join me in this business. Now, it’s two of us, tour guides😊. We love a lot interacting with people, sharing our knowledge, local crafts, traditions and, of course, delicious gastronomy. It is a pleasure to join our guests and their satisfaction is our greatest reward!

A few facts about me:

Born: 1984, Sibiu;
Studies: Modern Applied Languages – American, British and French Culture and Civilization | Master Degree: Tourism and Services;
License: Tour Guide and Tourism Manager, 2012;
Work Experience: Tourism and Culture Office – Town Hall Sibiu | Tourism Manager – Sibiu Tourism Association | Marketing Responsible – 4* Hotel | Professional Photographer | Licensed Translator;
Specialized in: Political History, The 20th Century, Saxon Culture and Civilisation, Multicultural Ethnic-Groups;
Foreign languages: English, French, Spanish;
Passions: reading, watching documentaries, photography, listening to music