Classic Romania Tour | Experience its unspoiled lifestyle in 8 days

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Discovering a new country can be challenging. Especially when you want to visit all of its top tourist attractions.

Our Classic Romania Tour is carefully crafted to help you explore the most stunning landmarks our country has to offer.

The 8-day cultural tour of Romania begins in Bucharest, where you will visit the city’s most important attractions in terms of historical and cultural importance. You will then step into the region of Transylvania to explore the medieval cities of Sibiu and Brasov, visit the medieval castles in the region (Peleș CastleDracula’s Castle), and take a cultural tour of the UNESCO Villages with Fortified Churches (Biertan, Viscri) as well as a walking tour of Cluj Napoca.

You will then head to the welcoming region of Maramureș, where you will sample some of the authentic Romanian life in the countryside and take a sightseeing tour of the local landmarks, such as The Merry Cemetery. After touring Maramureș, your travel guide will take you back through Transylvania to explore more of its cities and settlements, such as Sighișoara and Sinaia, before heading back to Bucharest for your departure.

Highlights
  • Explore the Palace of the Parliament, the largest administrative building in the world
  • Visit the Curtea de Argeș Monastery
  • Sibiu city tour including visits to the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Cathedral
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride in Sibiel
  • Explore the Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest fortress in Romania
  • Discover the Turda Salt Mine, an underground amusement park
  • Explore the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca with a visit to St. Michael’s Gothic CathedralBanffy Palace and the Mirror Street
  • Visit Breb, one of the best preserved traditional villages in Romania
  • Sapânța Merry Cemetery, the world’s happiest cemetery
  • Visit the UNESCO Wooden Churches of Maramures
  • Trip to the Sighisoara Medieval Fortress, the last inhabited fortress in Europe
  • Visit the medieval city of Brașov and take a trip to Dracula’s Castle
  • Wine tasting session at Azuga
  • Explore the summer residence of the Romanian royal family, Peleș Castle
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Professional English-speaking private tour guide that will help you understand the Romanian culture;
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary;
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in comfortable and cozy rooms in centrally located hotels;
  • Transfer with a modern car/minivan;
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off;
  • 7 generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products;
  • 1 folk show dinner to experience the local tradition;
  • 1 tasty lunch with traditional local products;
  • 1 authentic ride with a horse-drawn carriage.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Health insurance;
  • Airplane tickets;
  • Meals, other than those included in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees to sights others than those included in the itinerary.
  1. Day 1 WANDERING AROUND LITTLE PARIS

    On the first day of your Classic Romania Tour, our tour guide will pick you up for a city tour of Bucharest, the place where the cultures of Western and Eastern Europe merge beautifully. Beyond this exotic mix, one can undoubtedly feel the inescapable influence of the communist regime.

    Your day tour of Bucharest begins with the most distinctive building in the city, dating back to the communist period, the Palace of the Parliament. Also known as the House of the People, the impressive edifice entered the Guinness World Records as the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. As you step through imposing marble rooms, your travel guide will share with you the grim details that enabled its construction.

    Your tour in Bucharest continues with a sightseeing tour of Bucharest’s Old Town, which shelters several architectural gems and representative buildings. This is Bucharest’s hotspot for nightlife, and its beautiful chaos will help you really feel the vibe of the city. Your Bucharest tour comes to an end, and we will head to the hotel.

    Overnight in Bucharest.

  2. Day 2 ROAD TRIP TO TRANSYLVANIA

    Breakfast.

    On the second day, we will leave for the beautiful region of Transylvania from Bucharest. But first, we will stop at an important religious landmark, Curtea de Arges Monastery, a stunning religious edifice located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Afterward, we will take a road trip through the Olt Valley, and admire some of the stunning untouched landscapes of the region before reaching Cozia Monastery, a religious house that reflects the national medieval art and architecture.

    *In the summertime, the trip to Cozia Monastery will be replaced with a road trip on Trasnfăgărășan.

    Our next stop is at Sibiu, a city that was named the European Capital of Culture in 2007, where we will take a walking tour of a city that triumphantly blends history and multicultural elements. In your city tour, you will explore the Main Square of Sibiu, from where you will explore the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Cathedral before visiting the Huet Square with its Evangelical Church.

    Afterward, you will go through the passage of stairs and cross the famous Bridge of Lies.

    Overnight in Sibiu.

  3. Day 3 DISCOVERING THE LAND OF DIVERSITY

    Breakfast.

    Your tour of Romania will continue with a rural replica of Sibiu – Sibiel – a quaint Transylvanian village appraised by specialized magazines as one of the most authentic and well-preserved rural areas in Europe. Walk on the cobblestone roads, meet the locals who still wear their traditional hand-made clothing, and have a taste of the famous local drink, palinka.

    After a short walk, you will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village and its surrounding areas, which will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the calm, rural scenery.

    Our tour continues with a short trip to Alba Iulia, where we will visit the largest fortress in Romania, surrounded by 12 km of walls and built in the shape of a star. The Alba Carolina Fortress was successively a Roman fort, a fortress during the Middle Ages and later a Vauban type citadel provided with bastions.

    Our next destination is the Turda Salt Mine, a huge subterranean cave carved in salt, turned into an underground theme park. Hundreds of meters of galleries open into halls, one of them 118 meters tall, with a lake at the bottom. The sights inside the mine are otherworldly, attracting artists in search of spectacular views.

    The journey continues with the largest city in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, proclaimed the city of arts.

    Overnight in Cluj-Napoca.

  4. Day 4 TRAVELING BACK IN TIME

    Breakfast.

    The first hours of the day will be devoted to a city tour of Cluj-Napoca. The St Michael’s Gothic Cathedral overlooking the city’s central square comes first on our list of attractions for the day, followed by the Banffy Palace, the former mayor’s hall, and the Mirror Street.

    From Cluj, you will be heading to the northwestern part of Romania, Maramureș, a region resembling a fascinating open-air museum. Lacking rights and privileges for hundreds of years, the dwellers of these places have managed to overcome hardship by following two simple rules: live your life to the full and cherish, above all, the richness of the soul.

    Maramureș people are considered to be the most hospitable Romanians and their traditional wooden houses are a living part of their history. You will visit Breb, one of the best preserved traditional villages in Maramures and explore the local’s way of living by coming in contact with them and visiting an authentic house. For lunch, you will enjoy fresh products and delicious fruity liqueurs.

    Not far from Sighet is our final destination of the day, Săpînţa, the world’s only community with a merry cemetery. The wood carved crosses painted in bright colors display witty, humorous quatrains inspired by the lives of those who are no longer with us.

    Romanian traditional dinner and folkloric show.

    Overnight in Sighetu Marmatiei.

  5. Day 5 ENJOYING A TASTE OF ROMANIA

    Breakfast.

    In the fifth day of your Romania tour, you will visit two ancient wooden churches that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Poienile Izei (Iza Meadows) and Barsana, the latter being one of the largest Orthodox architectural ensembles in Romania. Perfected across generations, the art of woodcarving remains the chief craft of the local community, as you will see in the workshop of a local artisan. After his presentation, you’ll be able to buy unique hand-made souvenirs.

    Today you will have the opportunity to taste the local products in one of the most picturesque and well-preserved regions of Romania. The locals still use their own harvest from their garden to make delicious dishes.

    In the evening we will reach Targu Mures, a city recognized for its ethnic and cultural diversity.

    Overnight in Targu Mures.

  6. Day 6 DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL FACE OF TRANSYLVANIA

    Breakfast.

    We will reach Biertan, the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built by the Saxons in the sixteenth century and nowadays listed as UNESCO monument. From Biertan, our Romania Tour continues to Copsa Mare, a unique unspoiled Saxon village, and get a glimpse of the local life.

    An important highlight of the Classic Romania Tour is Sighișoara, the only inhabited medieval fortress included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Walking up the winding cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings, we reach the Clock Tower, a symbol of the city, atop of which you can admire the breathtaking views. The Tower shelters a museum of medieval weapons and a torture chamber. After visiting the tower we’ll climb the three hundred wooden steps up to the Church-on-the-Hill, built in the XIV century.

    We’ll visit Saschiz, a small settlement, structured around the hundred-year-old churches. You will enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and you will be seduced by the archaic rhythm of life and uniqueness of the place.

    Fascinated by life in the countryside and the peaceful atmosphere of this Transylvanian village, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, restored one of the traditional houses, making it the place where he returns every year in May. Besides admiring the specific architecture of Viscri houses, we’ll visit the small church surrounded by thick walls and the tower where the locals traditionally keep their pickles and preserves.

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

    Overnight in Brasov.

  7. Day 7 ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF DRACULA

    Breakfast.

    In Brașov, we will take a walking tour of the city where we’ll explore one of the narrowest streets in the world, visit the beautiful Council Square, and finally visit a famous Gothic cathedral called the Black Church.

    Now it’s time to visit the famous Bran Castle on a tour from Brașov. Here, you will discover the legend of Dracula in a full Bran Castle tour. Bran is one of the world’s spookiest medieval castles and is more commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. It was built in the 13th century, set strategically atop a 60-meter cliff, towering over the most important access route into the medieval Transylvania.

    Once our Dracula tour ends, we will head to Azuga for a wine tasting session. You will learn about the traditional art of producing sparkling wine and witness the 19th-century techniques that they use.

    We’ll reach this small but eye-catching mountain resort rose to fame mostly thanks to the royal family who chose Sinaia as their royal residence in the 20th century. Our first stop will be the Orthodox Monastery in Sinaia, continuing with the Peleș Castle, the splendid Gothic style castle built by the first king of Romania, Carol the first of Hohenzollern. Here, you will take a castle tour and discover some of the life of the Romanian royal family.

    In the evening we will reach Bucharest.

    Overnight in Bucharest.

  8. Day 8 BIDDING FAREWELL TO ROMANIA

    On the last day of your tour in Romania, you will have breakfast and check out from the hotel.

    The airport transfer will take place according to schedule and your Classic Romania Tour will end.

In what languages can the tour be organized?

By default, the tour is organized in English, but it can be organized in French and German upon request.

What is the pick-up location?

We will pick you up from the airport.

At what time does the tour start?

The tour will start at 09:00.

Overall Rating
5/5
Samantha Kilgour
Reviewed On 21/10/2017
5/5

My sister booked the tour for us to explore Romania. I had very little expectations since I was along for the ride. I was pleasantly surprised! The tour was private with just my sister, and one other. The tour guide was excellent at figuring out what we would enjoy and what to highlight. He really made our trip, and I would tell my friends to ask for him! I knew very little about Romania, and now I can say that I have learned a lot about a country that many people would not think to visit. I would recommend this tour to anyone that loves history and culture! Romania has lots to offer! Generated from TourRadar

Selvam Mariappan
Reviewed On 21/10/2017
5/5

I loved this tour--period! Rolandia did a great job with the selection of hotels. I'm not going to spoil your surprise, but I can tell you that some of the places were simply above and beyond expectations. The best part of this tour is the 'intimate' nature of it. Small groups allow you to get to know each other better. Imagine going on a road trip with your family in a private car - that's how this was like. Our guide was not just a guide. I am filled with gratitude for the lengths he went through to arrange a birthday cake for one of us. The local plum brandy is not to be taken lightly. I don't know....perhaps it can...can't remember!! Looks can be deceiving. Ha ha ha. Oo la la! You get to meet the locals in the country, dance with them, taste their hospitality, sit at their kitchen dining table for a meal...and have a sip or two of Palinca. Can't ask for more! I have only one negative experience about this tour to share...the time is simply too short to experience the beauty of some of the places you will visit. You will wish it didn't end. Generated from TourRadar

Michelle Kilgour
Reviewed On 19/10/2017
5/5

This trip was more than I expected. The tour guide was knowledgeable, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure the trip covered everyone's interests. The guide was personable and ensured everyone felt included. I would recommend this tour and tour guide to any one of my friends interested in traveling to Romania. One of the best tour guides I had. Generated from TourRadar

Karina
Reviewed On 02/07/2017
5/5

I went on the 8-day Classic Romanian Tour in June and had a great time in Romania. Before going on the tour, I exchanged emails several times with Ioana who was always prompt to respond and very helpful with her answers. The tour itself was excellent - it was full of beautiful scenery, amazing buildings and historical sights - I really enjoyed my entire time. We had a small group traveling together so it is easy to accommodate everyone's need. The guide Valentin during the tour was excellent with his service - always helpful, cheerful and enthusiastic to show the country. (There were some hiccups on the last day with my airport transfer but Valentin happily offered his help to take me to the airport at the last minute. At the end, this was not required but I really appreciated it - Thank you!) Overall, I am glad I have chosen to travel Romania as it was really a beautiful and Rolandia have done an excellent job with this tour to showcase the country. Generated from TripAdvisor

Suzie
Reviewed On 27/06/2017
5/5

I took the 8-day Classic Romania tour and it was an AMAZING experience! This is a must do for covering all the key things that Romania has to offer. The tours are nice and small so it feels like a custom experience! On the tour, you get to see a mix of the countryside (really takes you back in time as its preserved just the way it was 100 years ago!), amazing castles and key monuments. Our tour guide Val was awesome and would gladly accommodate any special requests and go above and beyond to help. He is very knowledgeable and well connected and provided a very entertaining experience. Generated from TripAdvisor

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