Trip Overview

Marvelous Romania

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to Romania

Set off to one of Europe's richest countries in terms of unique historical castles and culture, Romania. Explore the region of Transylvania and Dracula attractions as well as the top highlights with best local guide-drivers. Traverse such locations as Dracula's Castle and the unique Peles Castle, enjoy the must-sees of Bucharest, Brasov, and colorful Sighisoara.

Marvelous Romania

9 days4 cities
Romania1 country
Private tour to Romania
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$2,251
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Set off to one of Europe's richest countries in terms of unique historical castles and culture, Romania. Explore the region of Transylvania and Dracula attractions as well as the top highlights with best local guide-drivers. Traverse such locations as Dracula's Castle and the unique Peles Castle, enjoy the must-sees of Bucharest, Brasov, and colorful Sighisoara.

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Day-By-Day
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest

first destination

The modern capital city of Romania, Bucharest, is the place with mesmerizing history and a number of gorgeous parks. The architectural cocktail of Bucharest is definitely one of the things that will make you fall in love with the city.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Bucharest
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Romania, a country chosen by globetrotters for its outstanding castles and unique culture! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to your hotel in Bucharest for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start exploring the Romanian capital on your own.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Bucharest City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide-driver and start a tour around the city's main attractions (no entrances).

You begin your exploration of Bucharest from its Old Town, home to architecture which dates all the way back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Among the places you see today is the House of the Free Press, one of the most recognizable buildings in the city, as well as the symbol of Bucharest, the Arch of Triumph, which was erected to honor Romanian soldiers who participated in WWI.

Then you pass Bucharest’s major squares, including Victorei and Revolution Squares, see the Cotroceni Palace from outside, and stroll along old streets, such as the atmospheric Lipscani Street.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Bucharest
Brasov
2 hrs 30 min

Taking you along some of the most picturesque landscapes in Romania, the route goes along numerous authentic towns, as well as the Bucegi Natural Park. Let our experienced driver take care of your fast and safe journey while you sit back and enjoy the views.

Brasov, Romania

Brasov

second destination

Explore legendary Transilvania, the motherland of the most famous vampire in the world, Count Dracula! It is highly recommendable to start your Transilvanian discovery from a tour of Brasov.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Palace of the Parliament & Peles Castle
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your private guide-driver and head for one of the unmissable landmarks of Bucharest and the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, the Palace of the Parliament.

  • Please note: access to the Parliament Palace is permitted only with a valid national identity card or passport.

After the group tour of the palace, you head for the Romanian city of Brasov. Along the way you make several stops to highlight your day. The first place on your agenda are the renown oil fields located in proximity to Ploiesti.

Next on your list is the gorgeous Peles Castle*. Located in Sinaia, this summer residence of the Romanian family has belonged to kings who were all of German Prussian origin from the Hohenzoller von Singmaringen family. The castle is also among the most visited destinations in the country today.

After the tour, around the afternoon, you arrive in Brasov, formerly known as Kronstadt, check in your centrally located hotel and have the remaining part of the day free.

  • Please note: Peles Castle is closed on Monday and Thursday.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Brasov City Tour & Trip to Dracula Castle
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-hour walking sightseeing tour of Brasov - a true gem of Transylvania.

Often referred to as the “the city of the crown”, it was established in the Middle Ages, and today you get to explore its unmissable sights. During the tour you stroll the city’s medieval streets, stop by the Town Hall Square. Then you have an inside visit to the Gothic-style Black Church, or Biserica Neagra, built in 1542. You also see the Weavers Bastion which dates back to the 15th century as well as the massive White and Black Towers, they are over 5-storeys high and perched on top of rocks.

Following a lunch break, you are taken to the hallmark sight of Romania, the Dracula Castle, standing high up on a rock which is over 200 feet high. The official name of the gorgeous castle which has inspired many writers and painters is Bran Castle. Completed in 1382, this medieval castle was erected for defensive purposes. Interestingly, this mysterious Transylvania castle became famous after it was described as the home of Count Dracula by the author Bram Stoker.

After the private tour of the castle, you are taken back to your hotel in Brasov.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Brasov
Sighisoara
1 hr 40 min

Let our trusted driver take care of your journey while you traverse some of the most scenic landscapes in Romania. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful ride to your next destination.

Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara

third destination

Nestled in the famous Transilvania region is one of the most fascinating towns of Romania, colorful Sighisoara, with charming cobbled streets and medieval churches. It is known as the birthplace of the great and terrible Dracula.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Exploring Romania’s UNESCO Sights & Dracula’s Hometown
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your private guide-driver for another exploration of Romania’s most alluring destinations.

First on your list is a stop in the Prejmer commune where you visit the renown Fortified Church. This historical must-visit was built in the early 1200’s and is UNESCO-listed. The Prejmer Church is surrounded by thick walls, has many bastions, and drawbridges.

Next, you head to Viscri, a petite Romanian village with much local heritage and traditional architecture. Actually, Prince Charles owns a house there! The traditional Saxon village is currently in process of restoration after being abandoned. Here you also see the main attraction - the beautiful white Viscri Fortified Church. This ancient Transylvanian structure is another UNESCO Heritage Site, dating back to the 1400’s.

Then you proceed to Sighisoara where you explore the city. Its well-preserved old Town is one more UNESCO gem you see today. A curious fact about Sighisoara is that it is actually the birthplace of Vlad III, who was also known as Vlad the Impaler and Vlad Dracula. During the tour you walk Sighisoara’s colorful winding streets, take a picturesque staircase up to the Gothic Church, beautifully set on a hill.

After the tour, you check in your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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Sighisoara
Sibiu
1 hr 30 min

Let our experienced driver take care of your journey while exploring Romania. Discover numerous authentic towns and sights on your way to Sibiu and reach the destination in less than a couple of hours. 

Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu

fourth destination

The splendid Romanian town of Sibiu was founded in the distant 12th century and has been increasing its unique allure ever since. In fact, Sibiu is considered to be a pioneer in a number of important aspects of the country's life.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
UNESCO Villages in Transylvania
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your private guide-driver, and enjoy one more day devoted to the discovery of Romania’s rich UNESCO heritage and to get a better understanding of what Transylvania’s cultural landscape is all about.

The first stop on your travel agenda is the former residence of Bishops, the 14th-century fortified church in Biertan. Located in one of the oldest Transylvania settlements, it is a fine example of Romanesque architecture, the church served as a shelter for people, regardless of religion, during the harsh times of attacks. Here you get to visit an old pharmacy and learn more about the church’s history.

Next, you make your way to Medias where you visit the Church Castle, believed to have been built around the 1400’s. This fortified complex gives the feeling that you are traveling back in time. One of the main attractions here is the Leaning Trumpeters’ Tower with the second biggest tilt in Europe after the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

As you continue to one more UNESCO treasure you pass Richis and Mosna along the way before reaching the Fortified Church in Valea Viilor, or Wurmloch. Standing among vineyards and dominating the skyline, this church was built around 1263 and later fortified in the 15th and 16th centuries. As you explore the church you see its unique well, set right in the middle of the church choir; this well was a major source of water for people who were hiding out in the church during sieges.

After that, you are taken to your hotel in Sibiu for check in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Discovering Sibiu & Museum of Icons on Glass in Sibiel
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum
Dinner
Dinner

After breakfast, you meet your private guide-driver and start a sightseeing tour of the 2007 European Cultural Capital, the city of Sibiu and its nearby gems.

Among the main attractions you see today in the city are the Evangelical Church and the Council Tower. Then continue to the Large and the Small Squares, see the Liars’ Bridge, as well as the Peasants’ Market.

After a break with time for lunch, you are taken to Cristian, where you see the Fortified Church in Cristian. You find out interesting things about the towers of the fortress as well as its underground tunnels.

Next on your list is a visit to the unique Museum of Icons on Glass in Sibiel where you get to see the icons and learn more about this Transylvanian technique of reverse glass painting. As a tour highlight, you have dinner at a Romanian peasant family during which you get to meet the locals and taste a traditional homemade meal.

After the tour, you return to Sibiu and have the remaining part of the day at leisure.

Breakfast and dinner included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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Sibiu
Bucharest
4 hrs

Relax and enjoy the safe and fast journey with our professional driver. Comfortably seated in a private car you will traverse some of the most picturesque sceneries in Romania, as well as numerous authentic towns. 

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest

fifth destination

The modern capital city of Romania, Bucharest, is the place with mesmerizing history and a number of gorgeous parks. The architectural cocktail of Bucharest is definitely one of the things that will make you fall in love with the city.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Exploring Curtea de Arges
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your private guide-driver. Together you head along the scenic Olt River towards the south of Romania.

One the way you make a stop to visit the Monastery Curtea de Arges which portrays and extraordinary blend of Islamic and Orthodox architecture. This religious edifice is like no other in Romania, you enter the monastery to see it from inside as well.

After the tour, you continue towards Bucharest via Pitesti. Upon arrival, you check in your hotel and have the evening free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Bucharest
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast and check-out, you are met by your private driver in the hotel lobby and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star or 5-star hotels in Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu;
  • Breakfasts at your hotel;
  • Dinner at a Romanian peasant family;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guide-drivers according to the itinerary;
  • Group guided tour of Parliament Palace in Bucharest; Entrances to Parliament Palace, Peles Castle and Monastery in Sinaia, Black Church in Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula Castle), the Fortified Church in Prejmer, the Fortified Church in Viscri, Church on the Hill in Sighisoara, the Fortified Church in Biertan, Church Castle in Medias, the Fortified Church Wurmloch in Valea Viilor, the Evangelical Church in Sibiu, the Fortified Church in Cristian, Museum of Icons on Glass in Sibiel, Monastery Curtea de Arges.
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guide-drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Visiting the Palace of the Parliament building in Bucharest;
  • Exploring gorgeous Romanian castles, including Peles Castle and the Dracula Castle;
  • Traversing Transylvania's UNESCO Heritage sites and unique Fortified Churches;
  • Entering the unique Museum of Icons on Glass in Sibiel;
  • Traditional dinner at a Romanian peasant family.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Romanian leu for your time in Romania
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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