Romania Tour

Myths & Magic of Romania

Travel to Romania and visit its beautiful towns and country villages on a small group Romania tour. Romania conjures visions of picturesque villages, folklore and crafts, unspoiled countryside and the charm of friendly people living their traditional ways.

The Romania tour starts with an exploration of Bucharest’s historic, architectural and cultural sites.

We cross the Carpathian Mountains to Sibiu, one of the oldest Saxon towns in Transylvania. We enjoy Sibiu’s medieval town with quaint cobblestone streets, pastel houses, 15-16th century town square and old city walls.  Another tour highlight is a horse and carriage ride through the open air museum of Astra.

In the mountain village of Sibiel we visit the painted glass icon museum to learn about this unique Romanian art.

Next is Sighisoara, with its walled citadel on the hilltop. It has secret gateways and passages, and 14th century clock tower. Sighisoara is infamous as the birthplace of Prince Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler, widely acknowledged as the inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula.

Onward to Maramures, known for its wooden churches, carved wooden gates, unique folk attire and traditions such as the brightly colored “Merry Cemetery.”

We admire the famous painted monasteries of northern Moldova. The Voronet Monastery (UNESCO), built in 1488, is one of the most beautiful and is dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of the East.”

Travel to Romania with Original World on a guided small group tour and experience the delights of a country rich in heritage and endearing charm.

  • Enjoy country traditions, costumes, crafts, horse-driven carts, and dinner with “ceterasi” violin players
  • Explore Sighisoara, the best preserved, continuously inhabited medieval city of Europe
  • Visit the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta Village
  • Discover painted monasteries of northern Moldova
  • Tour medieval Transylvania with its palaces, fortifications, and “Dracula’s Castle”

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Merry Cemetery in Sapanta Village, Romania

  • 1
    Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest
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    Day 2: Bucharest Tour

    Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of historic Bucharest including a visit to the outdoor Village Museum, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, the Palace of Parliament, Revolution Square, Patriarch's Cathedral and a walk in Bucharest's historic area with its well preserved medieval architecture.

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    Day 3-4: Sibiu

    Crossing the Carparthians, our small tour group will drive along the picturesque Olt Valley to Cozia Monastery, built in 1386. Arrive in Sibiu, one of the oldest Saxon towns in Transylvania. A guided walking tour of the medieval town with cobblestone streets and pastel houses. We visit the Bruckental Palace Museum, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the open air museum of Astra and visit traditional villages nearby for further cultural immersion.

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    Day 5: Sighisoara

    our small tour group will explore charming Sighisoara, one of the best preserved and continuously inhabited medieval cities of Europe, with a walled citadel on the hilltop, secret gateways and passages, and a 14th century clock tower. Sighisoara is the birthplace of Prince Vlad Tepes (also know as Vlad the Impaler and the inspiration for the fictional character Dracula).

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    Day 6-7: Vadu Izei Village in Maramures

    Soak up the ambiance in Maramures, the land of wooden churches, unique folk costumes and timeless traditions, where ancient Romania co-exists with modern times. Become immersed in the local Romanian culture as you experience the local peasant lifestyle with a delightful village family. See the whimsical Merry Cemetery in Sapanta Village with its brightly colored grave markers that include simple paintings and interesting epitaphs. Special treat, dinner with "ceterasi," the local violin players.

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    Day 8-9: Bucovina

    Travel through the scenic Prislop Pass to the Bucovina region, renowned for the wondrously detailed exterior frescoes on the walls of its monasteries and churches. Visit four of the eight famous Painted Monasteries of northern Moldova in their construction and painting order: Humor, Voronet, Moldovita, Sucevita.

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    Day 10-11: Brasov - Bran - Sinaia

    Our small tour group will enjoy a guided walking tour in the historical center of Brasov including the Black Church, the largest gothic structure between Vienna and Istanbul. Visit “Dracula’s Castle” in Bran and the fabulous Peles Castle in Sinaia.

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    Day 12: Depart OR Continue to Moldova.
  • Trip Length

    12-day trip begins and ends in Bucharest

  • Dates

    2024: September 10-21, September 24-October 5, October 10-21

    2025: April 17-28, May 9-20, June 2-14, June 28-July 15, July 4-15, August 1- 12, September 10-21,
    September 24-October 5, October 13-24
    April 17 tour includes Juni festival in Brasov, June 2 tour includes Whit Sunday

  • Land Cost

    2024: $2985 per person, based on a minimum group size of 4 people. Single Room Supplement: $280
    2025: $3140 per person absed on min 4 people,Single Room Supplement: $310

    Discount when booked with Bulgaria Tour

  • Accommodations

    2 nights boutique hotel
    5 nights heritage style hotels
    2 nights 4 star hotel
    2 nights modern village guesthouse or option to stay in hotel in town

  • Group Size

    4-12 guests

  • Included Meals

    All breakfasts, 2 dinners

  • Duration

    12 days

  • Reading List

    Suggested Reading
    International Travel News Review:
    Romania Tour Review - 2008

  • Trip Preparations

    Trip Preparations

  • Extend Your Trip

    Pre Tour to Bulgaria
    Eight Days
    Post Tour to Moldova
    Five Days

Bucharest, Romania

Sibiu, Romania

Sighișoara, Mureș County, Romania

Vadu Izei Village in Maramures

Bucovina, Botoșani, Botoșani County, Romania

Sinaia, Prahova, Romania

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