Best of Romania & Transylvania Tour from Bucharest - 10 days

Best of Romania & Transylvania Tour from Bucharest - 10 days

Welcome to beautiful Romania! There's a lot to see and do here.

Admire the traditional clothing of the locals as well as the exquisite craftsmanship that has been well preserved for thousands of years. Savor the flavor of the Romanian wine and try to discover the hidden mystery of the bloody Count Dracula. Learn why the capital city of Bucharest was once called the little Paris.

Highlights of the tour include a visit to "Dracula's Castle" and Peles Castle, a Bucharest city tour, a visit to Merry Cemetery and much much more.

Once you realize the price of good beer and wine, you will probably not want to return to your country! Bucharest is well known for night life opportunities and there are plenty of friendly English-speaking people who will share the local culture with you. No Visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

So book now for the adventure of a lifetime!

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10 days


Please Note: Dates and times on Availability Calendar are for booking purposes only. Fridays are suggested as the preferred departure day, but an itinerary can be assembled for departure on any day of the week.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 4 persons per order. Rates are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Single travelers must also order the Single Supplement. Tour includes airport pick up. Please order online or call to order or for more information.



  • Bran Castle - also known as Dracula's Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377
  • Peles Castle - one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania's monarchs
  • Rasnov Peasant Citadel - the largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe
  • Brasov City tour - explore the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe
  • Bucovina's Monastery - UNESCO World Heritage sits, Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita
  • Sighisoara Medieval Citadel - one of Europe's most beautiful and still inhabited by fortified cities with a UNESCO World Heritage status
  • Merry Cemetery - discover, in the picturesque and traditional area of Maramures, how a cemetery can be merry
  • The European Capital of Culture for 2007 - the fortified town of Sibiu containing the largest concentrations of tourist attractions in Romania
  • Dracula's Castle on Borgo Pass - built in accordance to Bram Stockers's imagination on the border between Transylvania and Moldavia
  • Bucharest city tour - find out why the Romanian capital was once surnamed "the little Paris"

Detailed Itinerary
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Day 1 - Welcome to Romania! You'll connect with our English speaking guide at the airport. Enjoy a city tour; discover why the capital city of Bucharest was once surnamed "the little Paris." Major highlights include: Romanian Athenaeum; Romanian Opera; the Triumph Arch - a little smaller than the one in Paris but also located at the intersection of six boulevards; the Parliament Palace - second largest building in the world after the U.S. Pentagon; Stavropoleos Church - an architectural jewel combining Romanian and Byzantine architecture. To have a complete picture of the Romanian capital, you’re invited to enjoy a delicious traditional welcome dinner with a folk show. Accommodation is in a charming 3-star hotel in a central location.

Day 2 - Morning drive to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the main point of attraction, the royal Peles Castle, one of the best preserved and the most beautiful royal residences in Europe. Continue your journey with Transylvania's symbol, Bran Castle. The edifice owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Your next destination is the largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe. Your journey ends in the medieval Saxon city of Brasov. Accommodation is in a centrally located 3-star hotel. To better capture the local atmosphere, you'll enjoy a traditional Saxon dinner in one of the best restaurants in Brasov.

Day 3 - Explore Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania's history, both old and new. Visit the most famous landmark of Brasov, the Black Church, the largest Gothic edifice in Southeastern Europe. Next stop, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe's most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. Accommodation is in a 3-star hotel of an outstanding medieval charm, located in the heart of the medieval citadel. Dinner will be in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad Dracul was born...turned today into a cozy restaurant.

Day 4 - Another important UNESCO World Heritage Site on your itinerary, the traditional Saxon village of Biertan, home to the best known of all the Saxon fortified churches. From the Saxon area drive to Targu Mures, to also get acquainted with Transylvania's Szeckler influences. You can treat yourself to delicious Hungarian recipes in the famous Laci Czarda restaurant. Evening in Bistrita Citadel, home to the impressive Dogarilor Tower (Cooper's Tower) where you'll have the privilege of meeting the honourable Misiuga, Baron of Dracula, and admire an interesting hand-made puppet exposition. Dinner is the culinary highlight of the day. Served in the Golden Crown Restaurant, Jonathan Harker Room, you'll delight yourself with the same dishes the main character of Dracula had when in Bistrita!

Day 5 - Visit legendary places today, made famous worldwide by Bram Stocker's novel. You'll reach Borgo Pass, the place where Bram Stocker placed the castle of the famous Count Dracula. Visit the Castle and the coffin and then head to Moldovita Monastery for a little prayer. The Church of the Annunciation of the Monastery of Moldovita is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most spectacular fresco of Moldovita is considered The Fall of Constantinople. Enjoy a monastic lunch prepared by the nuns. Sucevita is your next stop and then a drive to Gura Humorului for your overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel. For dinner, the guides recommend Casa cu Pridvor Restaurant for its delicious traditional Bucovinean dishes.

Day 6 - Start your day with the most beautiful monastery of Bucovina, Voronet, probably the most accomplished example of Moldavian architecture and painting, known as the "Sistine Chapel" of the East, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fame of Voronet is due especially to its exterior painting realized on an inimitable blue background, and known throughout the world as the "blue of Voronet." In Sacel you're invited to visit the workshop of a skilled woodcraftsman and witness how wood takes shape and life in his hands. Continue with Barsana Monastery, built on the right bank of the Iza River. Lunch is served at the country inn run by the nuns. The overnight accommodation is in Sighetu Marmatiei, at a country inn.

Day 7 - Get acquainted with another face of Romania's history by visiting the "Memorial" - an old communist prison turned into an impressive museum. Also, the Merry Cemetery in the beautiful region of Sapanta is a highlight of this day. The Merry Cemetery owns its name to the vivid colors of the headboards on which are naively painted scenes narrating the biography of the deceased. The house in which the artist lived and created is now a workshop-museum where Patras's disciples continue his tradition. Sapanta is also home to the highest wood church in Romania, an interesting place to visit. Accommodation is in a 3-star hotel in Baia Mare and you will enjoy dinner in the restaurant of the hotel.

Day 8 - The tour leaves the Maramures region and heads back to Transylvania to visit the city of Cluj Napoca, an important Transylvanian center with a rich history and beautiful medieval buildings. there's also a drive to Turda, 30 kilometers from Cluj, where the overnight accommodation is in a lovely 4-star hotel, often referred to as a medieval fantasy with beds. The imposing medieval atmosphere combines rustic and hunting elements creating an intimate and warm atmosphere. Dinner will be served in the restaurant of the hotel and will definitely be the highlight of the evening as you'll taste a vampire menu!

Day 9 - Prepare to descend to the heart of the Salt Mines of Turda - some of the biggest in Romania, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Drive next to the traditional Saxon village of Sibiel and enjoy a home-cooked lunch in the restaurant of a country inn. The village of Sibiel is home to a museum housing an important collection of painted glass. Evening will be spent in Sibiu - named the European cultural capital of 2007. This fortified town has been the center of Romania's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania's most beautiful cities. Visit the Village Museum, the largest outdoor exhibition of peasant settlements from all over Romania. Your stay in Sibiu will end with a wine tasting session. Accommodation is in a 4-star hotel.

Day 10 - In the morning you'll visit a top tourist attraction of Sibiu, the Bruckental Museum, displaying important works of art by Rubens, Titian and Van Dyke. You will be transferred to Bucharest airport for your departure flight.


  • Accommodations: 3 nights in 4-star hotels, 5 nights in 3-star hotels, 1 night in a guest house
  • Transportation: You'll be welcomed at the airport with a luxury coach to fully enjoy the scenery unfolding before you; refreshments are provided and the driver will stop when requested
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners (2 special dinners: one dinner in Golden Crown Hotel and one dinner with vampire menu in Hunter Prince Restaurant), 3 lunches (one monastic lunch in Moldovita Monastery, one traditional Saxon lunch at Mioritica Country Inn in Sibiel and a monastic lunch at the country inn run by the nuns of Barsana Monastery)
  • Entry fees: Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Risnov Peasant Citadel, Black Church in Brasov, Clock Tower, Medieval Weapon Collection and Torture Room in Sighisoara, Dracula Castle and Coffin in Borgo Pass, Moldovita Monastery, Sucevita Monastery, Voronet Monastery, Woodcraftsman workshop in Sacel, Birsana Monastery, Prison of Communism Victims in Sighetu Marmatiei, Merry Cemetery, Turda Salt Mines, Icon Glass Painting Museum in Sibiel, Village Museum and Brukental Museum in Sibiu

Not Included

  • Air travel to Bucharest
  • Airport fees
  • Photo & video taxes
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned as included

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 4 persons per order. Rates are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Single travelers must also order the Single Supplement. Tour includes airport pick up. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

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If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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