If you want to discover Romania, why join a bus tour that has a similar price with a private tour, but which is based on an itinerary designed to please “most people” on the tour, when you can have a private tour designed and built for you, closely following your particular interests in Romania?
Some of the important features of our Romania tours are:
• unlimited options for having any of our Romania tours customized, before it starts, at no additional cost
• private transportation, and the services of a local, licensed guide/driver. Not only that they have extensive knowledge on their country, but they also speak excellent English!
• increased flexibility of your travel experience – yes, changes on the go on our tours are possible, even after the tour has started!
So, have a look at the itineraries below, pick one, get in touch with us, and let’s start planning your adventure in Romania!
Bucharest – Sibiu – Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
The shortest of our tours of Romania, based on an itinerary that covers southern (Saxon) Transylvania, featuring the Medieval cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov and their famous landmarks.
An itinerary designed for travelers who may not have a lot of time for their tour, but are interested in discovering Transylvania, probably the most famous region of Romania.
For this tour, the hotels in Transylvania are all in the old town area, within walking distance to any sights of interest you might decide to explore, and they are located in historical buildings.
Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Poienari Fortress – Sibiu – Biertan – Sighisoara – Bran Castle – Brasov – Peles Castle – Snagov Monastery – Bucharest
A best – seller among our tours of Romania, the Dracula tour covers approximately the same sights as the Transylvania tour (see above). However, the travel experience is more relaxed (5 nights instead of 4), and the tour focuses more on sights related to Vlad the Impaler, the historical character on which Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel is based on.
You will visit the Poienari Fortress (Dracula’s actual fortress, perched high in the Carpathian Mountains) and his supposed resting place at the Snagov Monastery north of Bucharest. For a complete experience of your Romania tours, you will also enjoy an included dinner at the Casa Vlad Dracul restaurant in Sighisoara, none other than Dracula’s birth house.
All hotels are central and, for the Transylvania overnights, located in historical buildings, close (or right on) the Old Town Squares in the cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov. You will be within walking distance to the most famous sights in the city and the best restaurants, as well.
Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Gura Humorului – Bucharest
An itinerary designed for the travelers interested in discovering some of the best examples of religious architecture in Romania – the UNESCO – listed painted monasteries of Bucovina.
This Romania tour includes a glimpse of Transylvania (the medieval city of Brasov), but it focuses on the picturesque region of Bucovina (northeastern Romania). You will discover 4 of the famous painted monasteries. Humble in size, totally astonishing when in comes to their surprisingly well – preserved frescoes.
The painted churches were built in the 15th and 16th centuries and the frescoes follow the Byzantine style, predominant for the Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe. They present faith as the only source of stability in times of turmoil and suffering, as at that point in history, the country was often attacked and plundered by the Ottoman Turks.
Among the four monasteries, the Voronet painted monastery is without a doubt the highlight. Famous for its “Last Judgement” fresco covering a whole exterior wall and sporting a predominant vivid blue background, it is dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of the East”
Bucharest – Brasov – Bucovina (painted monasteries) – Sighisoara – Sibiu – Bucharest
Among our Romania tours, this is an itinerary which focuses on two of Romania’s most famous historical regions – Transylvania and Bucovina. Before reaching Transylvania, however, you will also experience the southern region of Wallachia and some of its highlights: the Romanian capital city of Bucharest, the former princely capital at Curtea de Arges and discover the ruins of Dracula’s actual fortress, at Poienari.
Continuing your tour, you will discover citadels, fortified churches, medieval cities such as Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov and enjoy the Saxon, Central European feel this area has to offer. Crossing the Carpathians, you will enter Bucovina, one of the most picturesque regions of the country. Here you will discover the world – famous painted monasteries.
The tour features centrally located hotels, many of them located in historical buildings.
Bucharest – Curtea de Arges – Sibiu – Sighisoara – Maramures – Bucovina (painted monasteries) – Brasov – Bran Castle – Sinaia – Bucharest
Limited on time, but still eager to discover Romania’s most famous sights? Why look for a similarly – priced bus tour, based on an itinerary designed to please the majority of travelers, when you can have a private tour, built around you and your specific interests?
Our budget tour covers the most important historical regions of Romania: Wallachia (with Bucharest and Curtea de Arges), Transylvania (and its citadels, fortified churches and the cities of Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov), Maramures (with the wooden churches, the Merry Cemetery and colorful local markets) and Bucovina (famous for its painted monasteries).
And since we know interacting with locals and tasting local food is a great way to discover a country’s culture, we have also included two home hosted dinners in Maramures!
You might wonder: so, with all the features above, how come this is a budget tour? The only difference between this tour and all other tours we offer is the pacing – it’s a bit on the alert side. As for hotels, they are the same great ones we use for the rest of our tours!
Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Bucovina (painted monasteries) – Maramures – Cluj Napoca – Sighisoara – Sibiu – Targu Jiu – Bucharest
Among our Romania tours, this itinerary offers the most comprehensive experience for travelers looking to have a behind – the – scenes look at Romania.
All important historical regions are included, with all their representative sights. Romania’s south region (with Bucharest, Curtea de Arges, Targu Jiu and the spectacular Horezu monastery), Transylvania (with its gems – the medieval cities of Sibiu, Brasov and Sighisoara), Bucovina (and its world famous UNESCO – listed painted monasteries) and Maramures (with its picturesque scenery, well preserved traditions and wooden churches).
And that is not all! We know that sightseeing may be interesting and exciting, but in order to truly understand a people, interaction with locals is a must. That is why, on this tour, you will enjoy two home hosted dinners in Maramures (one of them featuring a private folklore show performed by villagers), one home hosted lunch in Bucovina, in the home of a famous egg – painting artist (what a great opportunity to learn more about this ancient craft!) and also, for the first time on our Romania tours, we also offer a home hosted dinner with a family of Transylvanian Gypsies (a great chance to learn more about this often controversial ethnic group).
All of the above, combined with a relaxed pacing and centrally located hotels! Want to truly understand Romania and the Romanians? Then this it the tour for you!