The Best of Romania 10-Day Tour in 2022 [Shared Group]

Bogdan With: Bogdan 12
This itinerary will give you the BEST holiday experience Romania can offer! You'll visit major cities and popular tourist attractions, see beautiful Transylvania, have home-cooked lunch with locals, learn about Romanian history and culture... and see brown bears! A Covid-safe tour with premium services and everything taken care of!

10-Day Best of Romania Tour itinerary:

  • Day 1+2: Arrival. Bucharest Old Town & City Landmarks

    Day 1+2: Arrival. Bucharest Old Town & City Landmarks

    On your arrival we transfer you to a centrally-located 4* hotel in Bucharest - get ready for a traditional welcome dinner! The next day we do a walking tour of Bucharest Old Town Area and on the famous Calea Victoriei boulevard where the city’s major landmarks can be admired: Revolution Square where the 1989 anti-communist movement started, the superb Romanian Athenaeum and the former Royal Palace. We then continue with a guided tour of the Palace of Parliament and Ceausescu's private home to learn more about Romania's communist past and modern history! Free time in the evening.
    2 nights in Bucharest at a centrally-located 4* hotel

  • Day 3+4: Romanian castles, Brasov & bear watching

    Day 3+4: Romanian castles, Brasov & bear watching

    The next morning, we travel to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German Neo-Renaissance style from the late 1800s built as a summer residence for the Romanian Royal Family. Bran Castle is next, the #1 tourist attraction in Romania also known as Dracula Castle. I'll tell you the real story of this impressive medieval citadel and if there's any connection to Dracula! We then travel to the charming city of Brasov to our hotel. The next day we'll do a walking tour of the city and in the afternoon go for a bear watching experience! And free time to roam around the medieval town!
    2 nights in Brasov at a centrally-located 4* hotel.

  • Day 5: Agro-tourism in a Transylvanian village

    Day 5: Agro-tourism in a Transylvanian village

    We travel to Cobor village for an authentic rural experience! You'll stay in a village farmhouse turned a premium guesthouse and enjoy meals with delicious, locally-grown produce. You'll learn about the area, see what a day in a typical day in a Transylvanian village looks like and participate in an activity with the villagers!
    Full board & overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Day 6: Saxon Transylvania & Viscri village

    Day 6: Saxon Transylvania & Viscri village

    We explore more of Transylvania and learn about its complicated history and fascinating culture! We travel to the picturesque village of Viscri, the most representative of the Saxon villages where Prince Charles bought a holiday home! We visit the famous UNESCO Fortified Church, enjoy a delicious lunch with cooked by locals and visit a local craftsmen in his workshop. Next, we travel to Sighisoara Citadel, the best-preserved medieval fortress in Europe, part of UNESCO heritage! We go for a walk to see the Clock Tower, Main Square and then on Scholar’s Stairs to reach the best viewpoint of the Citadel!

    Lunch in Viscri. Overnight in Sighisoara Citadel at a medieval 4* guesthouse.

  • Day 7: Cultures of Transylvania: Romanian, Saxons and Rroma

    Day 7: Cultures of Transylvania: Romanian, Saxons and Rroma

    We travel to another Transylvanian village to visit a typical Rroma family in their home. We learn about the culture and lifestyle of this 3.8 mil ethnic group commonly known as gypsies living across 12 states in Europe. In the afternoon we drive to the village of Sibiel where we visit the Orthodox Painted Icons Museum and then go to a typical Romanian household to enjoy a lunch prepared by them with home-grown products. After the feast, you can relax in their huge backyard and admire the beautiful scenery before we travel to Sibiu.
    Lunch in Sibiel. 
2 nights in a centrally-located 4* medieval guesthouse in Sibiu

  • Day 8: Sibiu & ASTRA village museum

    Day 8: Sibiu & ASTRA village museum

    In the morning we explore the multicultural city of Sibiu and admire its beautiful architecture. Then you'll have time to wander on your own, relax and get lost on its streets. There's an option to visit the ASTRA Museum of Outdoor Civilisation in the afternoon, the largest open air museum in Europe with 3* Michelin! It hosts traditional architecture and crafts with over 400 reconstructed buildings of wood, stone & brick from all over Romania.

  • Day 9: Driving on the Best Road in the World!

    Day 9: Driving on the Best Road in the World!

    [MAY departure] We drive on the beautiful Olt Valley and stop at the UNESCO Horezu Monastery at the base of Wallachia's Carpathians to see how ceramics and pottery are hand-painted in a unique style, part of UNESCO heritage.
    [SEPTEMBER departure] Let's switch gears: from Transylvania’s mellow hills we go to 2,300m altitude on a thrilling ride on the spectacular Transfagarasan Road. Also called Ceausescu’s Folly, this road crosses the impressive Fagaras Mts. rewarding us with breathtaking views! We stop at Balea Lake, Vidraru Dam and Curtea de Arges Monastery.
    Accommodation at a central 4* hotel in Bucharest.

    Day 10: free time & transfers to airport.

  • Premium & themed 4* accommodation

    Premium & themed 4* accommodation

    The guesthouses and hotels we selected for this trip have the best value-for-money: centrally located and locally owned, beautifully decorated and themed with 4* comfort, comfy beds, spacious rooms, delicious and rich breakfast. We make sure they'll create the experience we want for you on this tour.
    Samples (depending on availability): Hilton Garden Inn (Bucharest), Bella Muzica (Brasov), Fronius Residence (Sighisoara), The Council (Sibiu).

Tour price: 2 x €1650
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Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Otopeni 'Henri Coanda' Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Train Station
  • Landscape: Urban, hills, countryside

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