7-Day Best of Romania Small Group Tour 2020

Bogdan With: Bogdan 9
A unique 7-day tour prepared by Romanian Friend to give you an amazing and authentic Romanian experience! Visit Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu, explore the beautiful countryside of Transylvania, meet locals in their homes, learn about Romanian history and culture and see brown bears! A slow tour with premium services and great value-for-money!

Moments to expect & itinerary for the 7-day Romania group tour:

  • Day 1: Bucharest Old Town & City Landmarks

    Day 1: Bucharest Old Town & City Landmarks

    We start the tour at 3 pm and by visiting the Old Town Lipscani area to learn the city’s history. Many charming 19th-century townhouses have stories to tell. We then go for a walk on the famous Victory Avenue where the city’s major landmarks can be admired: Revolution Square where the 1989 anti-communist movement started, the superb Romanian Athenaeum and the National Art Museum, former Royal Palace.

    We finish the evening with a welcome dinner at one of Bucharest’s restaurants serving traditional Romanian food! Accommodation at a 4* hotel in Old Town area.

  • Day 2: Famous Romanian castles & picturesque villages

    Day 2: Famous Romanian castles & picturesque villages

    We travel to Sinaia to visit the Peles Castle, a masterpiece of German Neo-Renaissance style from the late 1800s built as a summer residence for the Romanian Royal Family. The castle is very well preserved and many of its 168 rooms are decorated with the finest examples of European art. Next, we visit Bran Castle, 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.
    Overnight & dinner at a premium mountain guesthouse in Magura village with superb views!

  • Day 3: Picturesque hike, Brasov and... bears!

    Day 3: Picturesque hike, Brasov and... bears!

    After a filling Romanian breakfast-with-a-view, we go for an easy hiking trip to explore the traditional and picturesque villages in the area, admiring great views of the Carpathian Mts. The landscape here is breathtaking and unique, so bring your camera! In the afternoon we travel to Brasov, a charming medieval city and our gateway into Transylvania. Guided tour of Old Town, Council Square and Black Church. Late afternoon we head into the wilds for a unique bear watching experience with a wildlife guide!
Traditional Romanian dinner at our guesthouse back in Magura.

  • Day 4: Charming Transylvania & life in Viscri village

    Day 4: Charming Transylvania & life in Viscri village

    Time to understand why the region of Transylvania is so famous! We travel to the picturesque village of Viscri, the most representative of the Saxon Villages where Prince Charles bought a house! We vist the famous UNESCO Fortified Church, enjoy a delicious lunch with locally-sourced products and then go on a horse-dragged cart ride to visit a local craftsmen in his workshop. Next, we travel to the heart of Transylvania 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 guesthouse.

  • Day 5: Cultures of Transylvania: Romanian, Saxons and Rroma

    Day 5: Cultures of Transylvania: Romanian, Saxons and Rroma

    After breakfast, we leave for a nearby village to visit a typical Rroma family. We learn about the culture and lifestyle of this 3.8 mil ethnic group also known as Gypsies living across 12 states in Europe. In the afternoon we drive to Sibiel, a typical Transylvanian village. We visit the Painted Icons Museum and then go to a local family's house to enjoy a traditional lunch prepared with home-grown products. After the feast, you can relax in their huge backyard and admire the beautiful scenery before we move on to Sibiu where we spend 2 evenings visiting the major sights in the city.
    Lunch in Sibiel. 
Overnight in a medieval guesthouse.

  • Day 6: Day trip into Romanian history

    Day 6: Day trip into Romanian history

    Clashing between the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian Empires, our country had a complicated history - so we go on a field trip to learn about it! We visit Corvin (Hunyade) Castle, a 14th century Gothic-meets-Renaissance residence for Transylvania’s medieval kings with a lot of history and legends to share! Next, we travel to Alba Iulia Citadel: dating from Roman times, this citadel is the spiritual capital and birthplace of modern-day Romania in 1918. A perfect ending to our history field trip!
    Return to Sibiu in the evening & free time for dinner.

  • Day 7: Driving on the Best Road in the World!

    Day 7: Driving on the Best Road in the World!

    Let’s switch gears: from Transylvania’s mellow hills we go to 2,300m altitude on a thrilling ride on the spectacular Transfagarasan Road (ONLY in July-Oct). Also called Ceausescu’s Folly, this road crosses the impressive Fagaras Mts. rewarding us with breathtaking views! Up at the glacial Balea Lake we might still see snow! We drive on to Vidraru Lake, Curtea de Arges Monastery and end the tour in Bucharest.
    Outside July-Oct we drive on the beautiful Olt Valley and stop at the UNESCO Horezu Monastery.
    Accommodation in Bucharest at a 4* hotel in Old Town area.

  • Included: premium & themed 4* accommodation

    Included: premium & themed 4* accommodation

    The guesthouses we selected for this trip are all top-notch: 4* services with comfortable beds in spacious rooms serving delicious and filling breakfast. Location: either with great views or in the heart of the city. Most importantly: they are representative for the tour's theme.
    Hilton Garden Inn (Bucharest), Samedru (Magura), Fronius Residence (Sighisoara), Levoslav House (Sibiu)

Tour price: 2 x €1200
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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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