The beautiful Eastern European country has endless charm that will surely enchant you. Romania is a country rich with culture, nature and beauty; from stunning medieval and gothic castles, and the legends and myths surrounding them, painted monasteries, architectural troves within the capital, Bucharest, and beautiful landscapes and mountains.
Many tourists often visit Bucharest only, but to truly experience Romania and what it has to offer, take trips and tours outside the city as well to soak up all the history and culture. You will find a wide variety of Romania tours ranging from day trips to overnight stays, and group tours to private ones, all with a tour guide to provide you with tales behind the landmarks. Below is just a sample of the type of tours you can take in the charming Romania.
Warm up your stay in Romania by soaking up the culture in its capital. Bucharest is the perfect blend of the old and the new; plenty of museums and historical sites scatters around Old Town, as well as shopping centers and a vibrant nightlife. From Bucharest, you can take day trips to any of Romania’s regions like Transylvania.
Discover the legend of Dracula
Transylvania is truly a place of wonder and legendary tales. It’s famous for its gorgeous medieval castles, stunning monuments and spectacular landscapes. You can take a day tour, but it’s wiser to opt for the multi-day tour to discover what Transylvania has to offer. Start off by visiting the legendary Bran Castle. Perched dramatically on a hill in Transylvania, Bran castle is also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle.’ This gothic castle is a popular destination due to its rich history, magical element and legend surrounding it over the years.
Visit fairytale-like castles
Peles castle, in the picturesque town of Sinaia, is worth a visit if you enjoy the charm of a medieval castle. This neo-renaissance castle can be visited through a wide array of tours because it’s one of the top destinations in Romania. Once used as a summer residence for Romanian Royalty, this castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe with over 160 beautifully designed rooms adorned with stunning art-work.
Hike around Brasov
Brasov is often where tours of the castles are launched, but it’s a beautiful town to discover on its own. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, it’s known for its historic center that has the gothic-style Black Church, its baroque buildings, the cobbled medieval streets and endless landscapes ideal for hiking. You can also enjoy delicious food and great wine.
Soak up an art history with painted monasteries
Bucovina is famous for its painted monasteries that were painted by nobles in the 16th century. The Byzantine art is a masterpiece not to be missed. These UNESCO-listed monasteries will take you more than a day tour because they’re a cluster of four magnificently painted landmarks and you want to soak it all up with no rush.
Explore Romania’s wildlife
For nature lovers, eco-friendly tours are also available to witness the beauty of Romania and its diverse wildlife. Romania houses some of the best preserved natural habitats in Europe. You can spend the day on a boat ride through the Danube Delta, where you can see pelicans and chat with the locals. You can also witness mud volcanoes in the Carpathian mountain region as well as trek in the Fagaras Mountains as it houses one of the best and longest hiking routes. Enjoy the scenery as well as visit a wildlife observation refuge.
Tours for every occasion
The beautiful thing about Romania is the array of activities it provides for every kind of traveler. If you’re a nature lover who enjoys a fun hike, you’ll definitely get to experience wildlife and hiking trails like you’ve never seen before. If you’re a history buff, then Romania will provide you with a ton of cultural tours. And if you’re just a legend and a tall tale seeker, definitely Romania, with its Dracula legend looming everywhere, will deliver.
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