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Romania Holiday & Tours

Romania, nestled in the heart of Eastern Europe, is a treasure trove of historical landmarks, enchanting natural landscapes, and a unique cultural heritage that beckons travellers from all over, especially from the UK.

Our Romania tours from the UK are designed to offer an immersive experience in this alluring country, providing a perfect blend of exploration and relaxation. The allure of Romania's diverse tourist attractions, from the Carpathian Mountains to the bustling streets of Bucharest, is complemented by our carefully curated escorted tours to Romania, ensuring a travel experience that is both authentic and unforgettable.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover Romania's layered history and rich culture.
  • Explore varied landscapes, from dynamic cities to tranquil Romanian countryside.
  • Experience traditional and modern Romanian lifestyles.
  • Enjoy diverse activities, including historical trips, beautiful countryside tours, cultural immersions, and nature escapades.

Explore Romania


As the pulsating heart of Romania, Bucharest melds its storied past with a dynamic present. Highlights include the majestic Palace of Parliament, one of the largest administrative buildings in the world, and the historic Old Town, where past epochs converge with contemporary life. The capital city's museums and vibrant neighbourhoods offer a deep dive into Romanian culture, making Bucharest a must-visit on any Romanian itinerary.


Transylvania, synonymous with myths and rich history, offers more than just tales of Dracula. Historic sites like the gothic Bran Castle and the medieval town of Sighișoara present a picturesque journey back in time, while the majestic Peles Castle showcases architectural brilliance.

Alba Iulia, known for its beautifully preserved citadel, is a key historical site that offers insight into Romania's union and ancient Roman history. This region is a splendid mix of natural beauty and historical intrigue, ideal for those looking to explore Romania’s past.


The famous city of Brasov, known for its medieval charm, is encircled by the Carpathian Mountains, offering a stunning backdrop to its well-preserved Old Town. The Black Church stands as a monumental piece of Gothic architecture, and the nearby Schei District offers quaint streets lined with historic homes. Brasov is also a gateway to outdoor adventures, with numerous trails and ski areas accessible from this Medieval city.

Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, featuring some of the wildest and most picturesque landscapes in Europe. Hiking trails that wind through dense forests, over serene hills, and into the heart of Romania’s biodiversity will enchant everyone who loves intense walking. Traditional villages scattered across the mountains offer a glimpse into the timeless lifestyle of rural Romania.

Danube Delta

Recognised for its vast biodiversity, the Danube Delta is a labyrinth of waterways teeming with wildlife. Birdwatching here is amongst the best in Europe, and the tranquil boat tours offer serene encounters with nature. The Danube delta’s ecosystems are remarkably unique, making it a prime spot for eco-tourism and nature photography.

Targu Mures

Targu Mures, with its rich blend of cultural influences, showcases a unique architectural style that includes the stunning Palace of Culture. The city is also known for its vibrant cultural life and festivals, offering visitors a taste of local traditions and modern Romanian culture.

Activities in Focus:

Activity Description
Dracula Tour Delve into the legend with multiple visits to Bran Castle, exploring the myth and history behind Dracula.
Cultural Exploration Experience Romanian culture firsthand in museums and historic sites.
Nature Adventures Discover the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube Delta for unmatched natural beauty.

Travel Tips for Romania

Best Times to Visit

The optimal times to visit Romania are during the spring and autumn months when the weather is pleasant and the natural landscapes are at their most vibrant.

Currency & Exchange Information

Romania's currency is the Romanian leu (RON). Visitors should consider exchanging some currency prior to arrival, although ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted in most urban areas.

Transportation Options

Romania boasts an extensive network of trains and buses, making it easy to travel between major cities and rural areas. For those looking for independence, renting a car provides the flexibility to explore at one’s own pace.

Local Customs & Etiquette

Understanding and respecting local customs is key in Romania. Simple gestures like greetings, polite conversation, and appropriate attire in religious sites can significantly enhance mutual respect and interaction with locals.

Romania Cuisine Recommendations

Romanian cuisine is a delicious blend of influences, with dishes like sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls) and ciorba (sour soup) offering a taste of the local flavour. Regions offer their specialities, with each area boasting unique culinary traditions.

Practical Information about Romania:

Fact Details
Language Romanian
Currency Romanian leu (RON)
Visa Requirements Not required for UK citizens for short stays
Best Travel Time Spring and Autumn
  Trains, buses, and rental cars are available

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is spoken in Romania?

Romanian is the official language, with English frequently used in major tourist areas.

What currency is used in Romania?

The Romanian leu (RON) is the official currency.

Do I need a visa to travel to Romania?

UK citizens do not need a visa for short stays.

When is the best time to visit Romania?

The excellent times are spring and autumn for favourable weather.

What is the best method of transportation in Romania?

Trains and buses are efficient for travelling between cities while renting a car offers more flexibility for exploring rural areas.

What to know about Romania before visiting?

Learning some basic Romanian phrases and understanding local customs is useful to enrich your visit.

What are 5 interesting facts about Romania?

  1. Romania is home to one of the largest areas of undisturbed forest in Europe.
  2. The Romanian Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the second-largest administrative building in the world.
  3. Romania has one of the happiest cemeteries on Earth, the Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, known for its colourful tombstones with naive paintings describing the people who are buried there.
  4. Peles Castle was the first completely electrified castle in Europe.
  5. The sculpture of Constantin Brâncusi, "The Endless Column", symbolizes the Infinite Sacrifice of Romanian soldiers and is considered a top masterpiece of modern outdoor sculpture.

How many days in Romania is enough?

A minimum of ten days is recommended to truly experience the diversity of landscapes and cultural offerings.

Where is Dracula's castle in real life?

Bran Castle, situated near Brasov in Transylvania, is often marketed as 'Dracula Castle' and is a popular tourist attraction.

Romania offers an enchanting mix of historical intrigue, cultural richness, and natural beauty. Whether you're drawn by the legend of Dracula, the architectural splendour of its Medieval castles, or the unspoiled landscapes of its mountains and deltas, Romania provides a robust and vibrant travel experience. With our escorted tours to Romania, we ensure that your journey is as seamless as it is memorable, allowing you to immerse yourself in everything this spectacular country has to offer. From fairytale castles and serene natural parks to vibrant city streets and quiet country roads, Romania tours cater to every interest and ensure that every visitor leaves with lasting memories.