This fascinating and historic country offers some fantastic Romania tours. Romania sits at the crossroads of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe as well as being on the Black Sea. It is dominated by rivers such as the River Danube and mountain ranges such as the Carpathian Mountains. It is also the home of famous castles such as Dracula’s Castle.
Bucharest and tours from Bucharest
Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, in the south-east of the country near the Danube River and the border with Bulgaria. It is a historic city that has many stunning buildings to see and is also ideal as a base to explore surrounding areas including Transylvania.
Sinaia: Day Trip to Royal Castle
Peles Castle is the former royal residence and an amazing location to visit if you are looking at Romania tours. This trip runs around 8 hours and lets you explore Sinaia, known as the Pearl of the Carpathians as well as a full tour of Peles Castle.
The tour is a small group so you can really get to know more about the places you are visiting. Peles Castle is a great way to explore Romanian history as well as the lives of the monarchs and see where they lived. Then you will visit Sinaia Monastery which dates from the 17th century. Finally, visit the mountain resort and see the stunning views that inspired the royal family to build here.
Full-Day Dracula Castle, Peles Castle & Rasnov Citadel Tour
This tour from Bucharest includes one of the most beautiful valleys in Romania and some of the most iconic castles. The tour starts with Peles Castle, the summer resident of Romanian kinds and now a museum. It is also the final resting place of a number of monarchs including King Ferdinand and Queen Maria.
Next, you will stop at a traditional Romania village then head to Rasnov Citadel, used to protect the Transylvanian villages. Finally, visit Bran Castle, better known as Dracula’s Castle.
Built in the 14th century it stands on a rock 60 metres high and includes a mysterious labyrinth and secret chambers – as befits the home of a famous vampire!
On Dracula’s Footsteps: Full Day Tour from Bucharest
This tour is a way to learn about the man behind the myth – Vlad the Impaler who was the inspiration for the character of Dracula. The tour starts with Targoviste, the former capital of Wallachia and here you will see the Princely Court where he ruled. Also, visit the Chindia Tower and see exhibits from his life.
Next, you will visit Curtea de Ages at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains, one of the most remarkable monasteries in Romania. You will also see Poenari with its citadel fortress before returning to Bucharest.
Full Day Royal Castles & Champagne Tasting in Prahova
This tour lets you combine two of the best things about Romania – historic sites and fine wine. The tour starts with a trip to Sinaia and the marvel that is Peles Castle as well as the Sinaia Monastery. Then you will visit the Cantacuzino Castle, another of Romania’s best before heading back towards Bucharest.
Then you will stop at Azuga, long associated with champagne production. Learn about the production process, see the cellar where the wine is stored and even try three of the different champagnes that they produce.
Romania Tours: Cultural Transylvania Day Trip
Romania has a varied and interesting cultural history and this day trip is a great way to see the highlights. It starts with a trip through the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia and the stunning Peles Castle. It also visits the 17th century Sinaia Monastery before heading to the famous Bran Castle, home of Count Dracula. Also see the Council Square, Black Church and other locations mentioned in the famous Bram Stoker novel.
Other Romania Tours
If you have a little more time or want to see more of Romania, then these tours offer something a little different or a little longer.
Private Romania Tours: Transfagarasan Road & Monasteries
The Transfagarasan Road is one of the most spectacular in the world and runs through the Fagaras mountains. Built in the 1970s, it has sharp hairpin turns as well as more tunnels and viaducts than any other Romanian road.
This Romania tour takes you along the road to visit the Curtea de Arges Monastery which was founded in the 1500s and is one of the most well known in the country. It also includes a top at Sibiu at the Cozia Monastery, built in 1388 by Mircea the Elder who is buried there.
3-Day Medieval Transylvania Package Tour
If you are spending a little more time in Romania, then this 3-day tour will be a perfect way to see the best medieval highlights of the area. It includes the Moorish Monastery at Curtea de Arges and also the national medieval art monument in Cozia Monastery. You will also visit the former capital of Transylvania before it became part of Romania, Sibiu.
Next, see one of the best fortified churches dating from the Saxon period in Biertan and check out the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. The tour includes Bran Castle, the ‘home’ of Dracula and also Sinaia Monastery that was built by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino following his pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The tour includes plenty of traditional Romanian and Transylvania food and 2 nights accommodation in a three star hotel.
From Bucharest: 3-Day Bucovina & Transylvania Tour
To see the best of Romania, this tour covers a lot in three days and is ideal if you are staying in Bucharest. You will see Dracula’s castle, known as Bran Castle, as well as the city of Roman at the mouth of the Moldova River. The first day also includes the churches of Suceava and the city of Radauti which was once the hub of the Jewish community.
Next, see Moldovita and the four villages that make it before visiting the stunning Voronet Monastery. The day finishes with a visit to one of the most picturesque cities in Romania, Piatra Neamt. On the third day, visit the Red Lake, Lacul Rosu before visiting the city of Brasov in Transylvania.
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