Benefits

Travel on your own through Romania and discover its hidden gems, all in a 7 days self-drive trip.

By booking the tour, you will contribute to our goal to support the local communities.

If you are looking after a custom tour of Romania, please contact us.

Seven days Self-Drive tour from Bucharest to Transylvania

Explore Romania on your own, driving through Transylvania. During the trip, you will have the chance to explore some of the most iconic sights in Romania.

Trip Activities

These are the activities that will complete your trip in Transylvania

sightseeing

Walkthrough the Transylvanian cities and explore their narrow streets

castles

Visit the most iconic castles in Transylvania

history

Learn the history of Transylvania on sight

Itinerary

Arrival in Bucharest (Day at leisure)

Welcome to Romania and to Bucharest!

 

You will be picked up by our driver and transferred to your hotel in Bucharest.

 

Hotel check-in is available from 2 PM. For earlier arrivals, we recommend storing your luggage at the front desk.

 

At 6 PM meet your tour expert at the lobby of your hotel. Get a short briefing of the tour and take delivery of your car and touring pack.

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Bucharest – Curtea de Arges Monastery – Transfagarasan Highway – Sibiu

You will leave for the beautiful region of Transylvania, and your first stop is at Curtea de Arges Monastery. Built-in the 1500s, the edifice is the thumb of the Romanian Royal Family and the

 

Only a few kilometers further is Transfagarasan Highway, The most beautiful road in the world, some say. It took 20 tons of dynamite to forge the path of the Transfagarasan, and now it sits between Curtea de Arges and Cartisoara as the most majestic piece of road in the world.

 

The day ends in Sibiu, Europe’s ‘Gastronomic capital’ and one of the seven medieval fortifications in Transylvania.

 

Overnight in Sibiu

Sibiu – Transalpina Highway – Corvin Castle – Alba Carolina Fortress

The third day starts with a drive to Transalpina Highway, the highest road in Romania that sits at 2228m above the sea level. The history of the road is unclear, some people say that it was first built by the Roman Legions in the second century AD.

 

After the road trip on Transalpina, you will head to Corvin Castle, one of the most beautiful in Transylvania. Built-in a Renaissance-Gothic style and constructed over the site of an older fortification on a rock above the smaller Zlasi river, the castle is a large and imposing structure with tall towers, bastions, and myriads of windows and balconies.

 

The last destination of the day is Alba Iulia, with Alba Carolina Fortress. You will have the evening free to explore the fortress built in the 1700s and surrounded by 12 km of walls and built in the shape of a star.

 

Overnight in Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia – Turda Salt Mine – Biertan Fortified Church – Sighisoara

Your next destination is Turda Salt Mine, a huge subterranean salt mine, where you will take that amazing photo that will amaze everyone! The sights inside the mine are otherworldly, attracting artists in search of spectacular views.

 

You will reach Biertan, the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built by the Saxons in the sixteenth century and nowadays listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

An important highlight of the tour is Sighișoara, the only inhabited medieval fortress included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. This is the place where you can find out more about Dracula’s legends, and about the life of the real-life ruler, Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes).

 

Overnight in Sighisoara

Sighisoara – Viscri village – Rupea Fortress – Brasov

From Sighisoara, you will drive to Viscri, the village that charmed the heart of Prince Charles through its simplicity and the way in which the locals preserve their traditions. The Fortified Church is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and it is a sight that should not be missed.

 

Your next stop cannot be missed since it sits upon a hill on the way to Brasov. It is Rupea Fortress, one of the oldest settlements in Romania. The first clues show that the first settlements date back to 5000 BC.

 

In the afternoon you will reach Brasov, a city founded by the Teutonic Knights, located at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.

 

Overnight in Brasov

Brasov – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Bucharest

Now it's time to visit the famous Bran Castle on a tour from Brasov. Here, you will complete the stories, in a Dracula tour inside the castle.

 

Your first stop will be the Orthodox Monastery in Sinaia, continuing with Peles Castle, the splendid Gothic-style castle built by the first king of Romania, Carol I of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen. Here, you will take a castle tour and discover some of the life of the Romanian royal family.

 

In the evening you will reach Bucharest.

Overnight in Bucharest

 

 *For later flights, you can drive straight to the airport where our travel expert will pick-up the car from you. 

Bucharest (Departure)

After breakfast and check-out, you will be transferred to the airport according to your flight schedule.

What's included

  •  Airport transfers
  •  Accommodation for 6 nights in centrally located hotels
  •  Rented car - VW Golf 6, Skoda Rapid or similar
  •  Breakfasts
  •  Touring pack - a folder with the itinerary, recommendations, and tips for a better trip 

 

What's not included

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

Good to know

Find out the details about your future trip in Romania
  • Flights

    You can easily reach Bucharest from the major European Airports via OTP Airport located at 14km north of the capital city.

  • Safety

    Romania is one of the safest countries in Europe. But this does not mean you should be reckless with your personal belongings.      

  • Special notes

    A European or International Drivings license is required to drive in Romania.

    You will receive the car on the evening of your first day when one of our colleagues will brief you about the trip. 

  • Departure

    We recommend you to depart at 9:00 AM in order to reach the next town before dinner.

  • Meals

    Your folder with recommendations will include a list of restaurants to make it easier for you to plan your days.

  • Transportation

    A car hire deposit will be required for renting the car. The deposit can be paid when you will receive your car from our colleague.

We recommend

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

Seven days self-drive trip from Bucharest to Transylvania

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