Discover Romania In 9 Days 9 days

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The best of Romania in 9 days: Bucharest, its vibrant, cosmopolite capital, medieval cities and villages, life in the countryside with authentic experiences, traditional food and meetings with the locals, Dracula’s castle, several UNESCO sites, myths and legends, pristine forests with the highest concentration of large carnivores in Europe, great wine, homemade brandy and, just to be sure nothing is missing, craft breweries and music festivals!

Day 1 Arrival in Bucharest

Arrival at Henri Coanda airport and transfer to 4* hotel for check-in.

For self-guided tours, you're going to pick-up the car you rented from the airport. For guided tours, you're going to meet your guide at the airport.

Day 2 Bucharest - Sibiu

Morning walking tour in Bucharest in order to discover this astounding metropolis standing at the crossroads between East and West, once known as Little Paris, nowadays struggling for a comeback after the communist aftermath.

Transfer to Sibiu city in the afternoon, which in 2007 was the European capital of culture. The city is known to exist from the 12th century, rising in prominence to become an important trading town.

Check-in to 4* hotel in the city centre.

Day 3 Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara

Walking city tour of Sibiu after breakfast. You can take a stroll in the old centre following pedestrian streets that will guide you through a maze of ramparts, cathedrals, larger and smaller squares, corridors, towers, museums.

Continue with a transfer to Biertan - one of the first German settlements in Transylvania, the first attestation of its name being certified in 1283. As any other Transylvanian Saxon Community, it had an urban organization, being noticed the franconic style of the rows of houses around the central square overlooked by a grandiose fortress-church. It is the largest of the numerous fortified churches in this part of Romania. A visit to this monument will introduce you in the atmosphere of the 13th- 14th century, when the Saxon settlers of central Transylvania were starting to fortify their churches as a result of the massive Mongol invasion of 1241 that swept through Europe, devastating the entire eastern and central part.

Leave Biertan and head to Sighisoara - a medieval citadel included in the UNESCO heritage list, inhabited continuously ever since its settlement in the 13th century by the German colonists.

Walking tour of the citadel including the house where Vlad Tepes - Vlad the Impaler (the Romanian ruler, also known as Dracula) was born.

Accommodation in a 4* hotel.

Day 4 Sighisoara - Targu Mures - Tihuta - Moldovita - Sucevita

After breakfast you transfer to Targu Mures. The historical center of Targu Mures is particularly rich: the Administrative Palace, the Theater, the Wooden Church, the Orthodox Synagogue, the Medieval Citadel and the Roses Square in the heart of the historical center.

Continue then your route through the Carpathians via a scenic route - Tihuta mountain pass - which appears also in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel as Borgo Pass, to another historical region of Romania, Bucovina (the land of beech trees), an oasis of Romanian spirituality, housing the famous exterior painted monasteries (Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita, Arbore and Humor) included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Stop in Moldovita to visit the village’s Eastern Orthodox monastery, a wonderful 16th century building that blends Byzantine and Gothic influences and which holds the distinction of being one of the few churches.

The next visit is to the workshops of Glicheria Hretiuc, one of the most skilful exponents left in Romania of the traditional art of egg painting. Following a tradition that is meant to date back to the crucifixion, painted eggs are believed to bring luck and keep away unholy spirits, with each intricate colour and pattern dispelling a different form of evil. After a demonstration of her skill and a chance to see some samples of Glicheria’s work, you’ll be heading to the small village Sucevita for your accommodation.

Accommodation in a 4* hotel and dinner.

Day 5 Sucevita - Voronet - Piatra Neamt

In the morning you can start the day with a visit to a local monastery, the last and the largest ever covered in exterior frescoes. Close to Sucevita you can also see the black pottery workshop of Marginea.

Continue then to Voronet monastery - with exterior frescoes dating from the 15th century, considered the Sistine Chapel of the East.

Transfer to Piatra Neamt town in the afternoon. Thanks to its architectural and natural beauty, the city earned the nickname ,,The Moldavian Perl’’. Time to discover the city.

Accommodation in a 4* hotel in te city centre.

Day 6 Piatra Neamt - Bicaz Gorges - Praid Salt Mine - Viscri

Leave Piatra Neamt and continue your journey to Praid Salt Mine through the impressive Bicaz Gorges, featuring almost 300 m high vertical and overhanging limestone walls.

Here you can visit Praid Salt Mine which is like a completely different underground world, 50 levels, around 120 meters, above the surface. Thanks to the stimulating climate (with an average temperature of around 16° C, rich in ozone), the air is very beneficial for the treating of asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic kidney diseases, chronic sinusitis, pulmonary emphysema, silicosis I and II, respiratory infections and others.

Then you leave Praid and head towards Viscri, a Saxon village included in the UNESCO heritage list and one of the villages in Romania where the Prince of Wales owns a traditional house.

“Check-in” in peasant houses which will accommodate you with their traditional conditions.

Traditional dinner prepared by the locals, accompanied by homemade brandy and wine.

Day 7 Viscri - Prejmer - Brasov

In the morning you can have a unique experience - a ride in horse pulled carriages around the village and then we visit the fortified church.

Lunch prepared by the locals, accompanied by homemade brandy and wine.

In the afternoon you’ll be heading to beautiful fortified church Prejmer. The church was conquered only once, but went through 50 sieges during its hundreds of years of existence - a remarkable success for this historical monument now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a must-see of any itineraries through medieval Transylvania.

In late afternoon transfer to Brasov - one of Transylvania’s major cities.

Accommodation in 3* hotel in the city centre.

Day 8 Brasov - Bran - Brasov

Transfer to Bran village in the morning in order to visit Bran castle - also known as Dracula’s Castle. Originally built in the 14th century, in order to protect the border between two Romanian provinces - Transylvania and Walachia - this worldwide famous landmark was renovated by the Romanian royal family.

Transfer back to Brasov in the afternoon. Also known as Kronstadt due to the presence of German colonists as early as the 12th century, Brasov is a beautiful medieval city, boasting colourful facades, old ramparts, secret narrow cobbled streets and guard towers. Today it is the most tourist place in Romania, being also the centre of mountain tourism.

City walking tour.

Accommodation at hotel as previous night.

Day 9 Brasov - Azuga - Bucharest

After breakfast you can have a short time for leisure in Brasov and then continue your way to Azuga mountain resort where you can visit Rhein wine cellars, producing sparkling wine by the “champenoise” method.

Transfer towards the airport in Bucharest for the flight home.


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Departure & Return

Start city: Bucharest , Romania

Pick up times available: 00:00, 01:00, 02:00, 03:00, 04:00, 05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00

Pick up location: your arrival gate at the OTP airport

Ends at: Henri Coandă International Airport

Nearest airport: Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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