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development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
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Romania for a
sustainable future
(ROVIS)
Joining this trip will redirect 10% of our profits
to Rovis projects that support the sustainable
development of Romania.
All projects support the local communities
and ecosystems following the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
Ro-Vis

Classic Tour of Romania

Planning a Romanian journey and determining where to start your trip can be a thrilling but challenging activity. There are so many fascinating places to pick from that it might be overwhelming. But worry not—our extensively planned Classic Romania Tour will put to rest your fears and take you on an incredible tour through the fascinating and varied regions of Transylvania, Maramures, and Bucharest. Get ready to experience an 8-day cultural journey that has been carefully organized to highlight the finest that Romania has to offer—a chance to thoroughly immerse yourself in the essence of such a captivating nation. This captivating 8-day Romanian tour includes must-see sights in Bucharest, medieval towns such as Sibiu and Brasov, iconic castles, Saxon UNESCO sites, and the lovely Maramures area, culminating with the Merry Cemetery. On this amazing tour of Romania, explore the beautiful cities while also immersing yourself in the national culture!

Trip Activities

castles

Visit Transylvania's Castles

churches

Visit some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania

horse-drawn carriage

Take a ride with a horse-drawn carriage

local culture & cusine

Have a complete Romanian experience

sightseeing

Discover the beautiful landscapes of Romania

villages

Experience the local living

Vacation in Romania Activities

Start the tour of Romania in Bucharest

Breakfast: included on all days except the first day 

 

Your adventure commences in Bucharest, Romania's vibrant capital. Our tour guide will pick you up at 09:00 AM from your place for a city tour of Bucharest. Your day tour of Bucharest begins with the Palace of Parliament, the city's most iconic building from the communist period. The spectacular structure, also known as the House of the People, has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's second-largest building after the Pentagon. As you walk through the magnificent marble halls, your tour guide will explain the dismal details that enabled its construction.

 

Lunch: at your expense

 

Your day in Bucharest continues with a sightseeing tour of the city's Old Town, which is home to various historical sites, architectural marvels, and notable buildings. This is Bucharest's nightlife hotspot, and its gorgeous turmoil will help you feel the city's mood. After the Bucharest tour ends, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Dinner: at your expense

 

Evening: You are free to spend the remainder of the evening as you please.

 

Overnight in Bucharest.

Unveiling Transylvania's Wonders (Curtea de Argeș & Sibiu)

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

The stunning province of Transylvania will be your destination on the second day of your journey to Romania, departing from Bucharest at 09:00 AM. Curtea de Arges Monastery, which is situated at the base of the Carpathian Mountains, is a significant religious site that you will first visit. Afterwards, you will take a road journey through the Olt Valley, admiring some of the region's spectacular natural landscapes before arriving at Cozia Monastery, a religious house that reflects national medieval art and architecture.

 

 *During the summer (July to November), the journey to Cozia Monastery will be substituted by a car drive along the magnificent Transfăgărășan Highway.

 

Lunch: at your expense 

 

Your next stop is Sibiu, which was named the European Capital of Culture in 2007, where you will have a walking tour of a city that successfully combines history and multicultural features. During your city tour, you will visit Sibiu's Main Square, where you will appreciate the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Cathedral, before moving on to Huet Square, which has an Evangelical church.

 

You will next pass via the stairwell and cross the renowned Bridge of Lies. 

 

Dinner: at your expense

 

In the evening, you are free to spend the rest of your evening as you desire in Sibiu.

 

Overnight in Sibiu.

An otherworldly journey - Sibiu - Sibiel - Alba Iulia - Turda - Cluj-Napoca

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

At 09:00, the Classic Romania tour will continue with a rural replica of Sibiu, Sibiel, a charming Transylvanian village regarded as one of Europe's most authentic and well-preserved rural communities.

 

Following a short walk through the village, the tour continues with a short excursion to Alba Carolina, Romania's greatest fort, enclosed by 12 kilometers of walls and designed in the shape of a star. Alba Carolina Fortress was once a Roman fort, then a fortress throughout the Middle Ages, and finally a Vauban-type construction.

 

Lunch: at your expense 

 

The next destination is Turda Salt Mine, a massive subterranean salt mine where you will capture that incredible photo that will wow everyone! 

 

Your tour guide will lead you through hundreds of meters of passageways that open onto halls, one of which is 118 meters tall and has a lake at the bottom. The sights inside the mine are unearthly, enticing artists in quest of breathtaking views.

 

The adventure continues with Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania's largest city and proclaimed city of arts.


 

Dinner: at your expense

 

You are free to spend the rest of your evening as you desire.

 

Overnight in Cluj-Napoca.

Discovering the wonders of Cluj-Napoca - Breb village - Merry Cemetery - Sighetu Marmatiei

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

The morning of the fourth day of your trip to Romania will be spent doing a city tour of Cluj-Napoca. The St Michael's Gothic Cathedral, which overlooks the city's center square, is first on our list of sights for the day, followed by the Banffy Palace, the former mayor's palace, and Mirror Street.

 

From Cluj, you will travel to Maramureș in northeastern Romania, which resembles a wonderful open-air museum. Despite being denied rights and advantages for hundreds of years, the inhabitants of these regions have conquered adversity by adhering to two basic rules: live life to the fullest and, above all, treasure the richness of the soul.

 

The Maramureș community are regarded as the most welcoming Romanians, and their ancient wooden houses are a living reminder of their history. You will visit Breb, one of Maramureș's best-preserved traditional villages, and learn about the local way of life by interacting with them and visiting an actual home. Here you will enjoy a typical Romanian lunch prepared using local ingredients.


 

Lunch: at your expense 

 

Our second and final stop of the day is Săpînţa, the world's first community with a Merry Cemetery. The wood-carved crosses, painted in vibrant hues, feature witty, funny quatrains inspired by the lives of individuals who are no longer with us.

 

Dinner: Romanian traditional dinner and folkloric show

 

Overnight in Sighetu Marmatiei.

UNESCO Wooden Churches - Targu Mures

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

The fifth day of your Classic Romania tour will include visits to two UNESCO World Heritage-listed wooden churches: Poienile Izei (Iza Meadows) and Barsana, the latter of which is one of Romania's biggest Orthodox architectural ensembles. The art of woodcarving, perfected over generations, is still the primary craft of the local community, as seen by a local artisan's workshop. Following his presentation, you will be able to purchase one-of-a-kind handcrafted souvenirs.

 

Lunch: at your expense 

 

Our trip continues as the sun sets, arriving in Targu Mures, a city well-known for its diversity of ethnicities and cultures. Amidst the cobblestone streets and historic architecture, you'll discover a vibrant tapestry of customs and experiences just begging to be explored.

 

The charm of Targu Mures comes alive in the evening when the city streets are bathed in a beautiful glow of twilight. Wander about the city center at your leisure to find lively squares, bustling marketplaces, and quaint cafes. Allow yourself to be swept away by the city's wonderful ambience, filled with the sounds of music and laughing.

 

Dinner: at your expense

 

You are free to spend the rest of your evening as you please.

 

Overnight in Targu Mures.

Full Packed vacation in Romania - Targu Mures - Biertan fortified church - Sighisoara - Viscri village - Brasov

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

Your Classic Romania Tour will take you to Biertan on the sixth day. This is the greatest fortified church in Transylvania, constructed by the Saxons in the sixteenth century and now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Sighişoara, the only inhabited medieval stronghold listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see on the Classic Romania Tour. This is an excellent place to learn more about Dracula's stories and the real-life ruler, Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes). The Clock Tower from Sighișoara, a city emblem, is reached by ascending the meandering cobblestone pathways dotted with old buildings. From there, you can take in the breathtaking panoramas. The Tower houses a museum of mediaeval weapons as well as a torture room. After touring the tower, you will climb three hundred wooden steps to the Church-on-the-Hill, which was built in the 14th century.

 

Here you will have the opportunity to try local products in one of Romania's most scenic and well-preserved districts. The residents continue to prepare delicious meals using their fresh garden products.

 

Lunch: at a local family

 

His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, was fascinated by rural life and the tranquil ambience of this Transylvanian village, so he rebuilt one of the original buildings in Viscri village, making it the location he heads to every year in May. Aside from enjoying the unique design of Viscri residences, you will have a horse-drawn carriage trip through the hamlet, where you will be able to appreciate the peaceful, rural surroundings. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to visit the people and sample some of Transylvania's greatest homemade desserts.

 

Next, you will arrive in Brasov, which is situated at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains and was founded by the Teutonic Knights.

 

Dinner: at your expense

 

You are free to spend the remainder of the evening as you please.

 

Overnight in Brasov.

Exploring Dracula's Legacy and Royal Splendor

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

The seventh day of your vacation in Romania begins in Council Square, Brasov's central location, where you will enjoy a walking tour of the city and visit Rope Street (Strada Sforii), one of the world's smallest streets. Admire the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, also known as the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), which was built following a devastating fire in 1689.  

 

Afterwards, prepare to be spooked (or perhaps intrigued) as we visit Bran Castle, more popularly known as Dracula's Castle. Built atop a dramatic cliff in the 13th century, this iconic landmark offers a glimpse into medieval times. Bran is one of the world's reputedly haunted medieval castles. The gorgeous building sits strategically atop a 60-meter cliff, overlooking the most significant entrance route into medieval Transylvania. 

 

Lunch: at your expense 

 

Afterwards, you will arrive at a charming small mountain resort that gained notoriety mostly as a result of the Romanian Royal Family's decision to make Sinaia their official house throughout the 20th century. The first destination will be Sinaia's Orthodox Monastery, followed by Peles stronghold, a magnificent Gothic-style stronghold erected by Romania's first king, Carol I of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen. You will enjoy a palace tour and learn about the life of the Romanian royal family.

 

Dinner: at your expense

 

You will arrive in Bucharest in the evening, marking the end of your Transylvanian journey, but you are free to spend the remainder of the evening as you please.

 

Overnight in Bucharest.

Ending the tour of Romania in Bucharest

Breakfast: at the hotel

 

Your enchanting Romanian adventure concludes in Bucharest. Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel before a relaxing transfer to the airport, where you'll depart with a suitcase full of memories and a heart brimming with love for this captivating country.

 

Unforgettable Romania awaits!

 

The Classic Romania Tour is only a taste of what this amazing country has to offer. From the busy capital of Bucharest to the medieval charm of Transylvania and the peaceful beauty of Maramures, Romania offers an unforgettable vacation unlike any other.

 

Are you ready to get started on your vacation in Romania? Contact Rolandia today and let us design your ideal holiday!

What's included

  •   Airport transfers
  •   Accommodation for 7 nights in centrally located hotels 4*- best available in town
  •   Professional-English speaking guide
  •   Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary (Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Sighisaora, Turda salt mine, Biertan fortified church, Merry Cemtery, Curtea de Arges monastery, Barsana and Poienile Izei wooden churches, the Black Church, Alba Carolina)
  •   One folk show dinner and one lunch with traditional local products
  •   Horse-drawn carriage ride in Viscri
  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle

What's not included

  •   Airline tickets
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  •   Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Photography Fees
  •   Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs etc.

Hotels

Schuster Hotel
Location: Brasov
Facilities: Concierge, Standard Wi-Fi, Luggage room, Quiet corner, Elevator, Inner mini-courtyard, Rooftop 360°, Floor heating.
Description:

The house belonged to the Schuster family – a household of well-off Saxons from Brașov the crest of which presides over the gate at the building’s entrance. The owner of the house, an ex-banker by the name of Gabriel Schuster, contracted an architecture firm from Austria to draw its architectural plans. Later on, he employed a construction company from Budapest to effectively build it.

Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel
Location: Bucharest
Facilities: The hotel’s 38 stylish rooms offer ultra-modern comfort: solid wood furniture, various types of pillows with different degrees of comfort, spectacular views from the open windows, free Wi-Fi.
Description:

Concorde Hotel is located on the Franceză Street, one of the oldest streets in Bucharest. Coffee shops, parks, restaurants, shopping and business centers, public transport stations - everything within walking distance. A perfect start for your explorations!

Art Hotel
Location: Sibiu
Facilities: The hotel has 27 spacious and bright accommodation units. 22 rooms and 5 suites. They also have their own restaurant, Pablo, where they master the art of cooking
Description:
With a design specific to the boutique hotel concept, Art Hotel Sibiu is a "journey" among new and old textures and materials, preserved for hundreds of years, which now breathe at the same pace. Art Hotel is the newest 4-star hotel in the heart of Sibiu, situated on Centumvirilor Street, 200m from the Great Square, bordered by the fortification walls of medieval Sibiu.
Beyfin Hotel
Location: Cluj-Napoca
Facilities: Hotel Beyfin has 28 rooms and 3 suites, a spacious lobby, one fine dining restaurant, a belle view rooftop grill-bar and a well-equipped conference area.
Description:

The hotel is perfectly suited for both business and leisure accommodations and will inspire you with it's sumptuous interiors and modern facilities designed to suit all your business trip needs, while being close to the must-see corners of the city center.

Gradina Morii Hotel
Location: Sighetu Marmatiei
Facilities: Wifi, Elevator, room service, dry cleaning, laundry, luggage storage, safe service at the reception, alarm-clock services
Description:

Hotel Restaurant "Grădina Morii" offers tourists the peace and relaxation that only childhood memories keep. The hotel pulses together with Sighetul, with Maramureș, in the rhythm of an eternal beauty and the emblematic hospitality of these places. Spectacular holidays come and go, the Hotel Restaurant "Gradina Morii" remains... testimony!

Privo Hotel
Location: Targu Mures
Facilities: LED LCD Tv, Wifi, Wireless telephone, AC, Minibar, Tea & Coffee maker
Description:

Privo is a minimalist haven for business and all-out relaxation where design creates a warm and welcoming dialogue with the historic ensemble formed by Villa Csonka and the surrounding park.

Good to know

Find out the details about your future trip in Romania
  • Special notes

    If any attraction cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control, the attraction will be replaced on-site. Cobblestone streets are frequent, so please pack some comfortable shoes. The traffic jams and staying in line are often frequent in some regions.

    Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers. 

  • Accomodation

    Centrally located 3* hotels, with the possibility to upgrade to 4* or 5* hotels in some cities.

    For each city, we chose the best available option in terms of quality.

  • Departure

    You will be picked up at 10:00 AM.

We recommend

Although Romania has a unique beauty in each season, for this tour we recommend: