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The Romanian Grand Tour

This sample two week itinerary covers most of Romania, with overnights in Bucharest, Constanta, Danube Delta, Brasov, Bucovina, Sighisoara, Sibiu, and Bucharest. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, transfers (airport, train station and long distance) and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Bucharest, Danube Delta, Brasov, Gura Humorului, Sighetu Marmatiei, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Bucharest tour

2 Nights in Bucharest

2 Nights in Bucharest

3 days in Bucharest

2 Nights in Bucharest

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Bucharest

After your flight arrives at Bucharest's Henri Coanda airport, we will have someone meet you at the airport and bring you to your centrally located Bucharest accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Dine and Drink on your First Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

For your first night, it’s best to start with a short walk in the Old Town to see a glimpse of how Bucharest looked and felt at its zenith. Seek out a traditional dinner at one of the city’s famous restaurants: Manuc Inn, Hanul Berarilor, or Caru cu Bere. Make sure you don’t miss the bean soup in a bread bowl, cabbage rolls, or pork stew. Save some room for dessert: the best option is Papanasi, a pastry shaped like a doughnut with a small sphere on top, filled with soft cheese, and covered in sour cream and sour jam. After dinner, you should definitely enjoy a glass of Romanian wine at one of the many rooftop bars located in the Old Town: Linea Closer to the Moon, Nomad SkyBar, or Pura Vida SkyBar. You’re in a Latin country so get out there and enjoy the vibe!

Dine and Drink on Your First Night

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Bucharest

Bucharest Private Walking and Palace of Parliament Tour

Get to Know Bucharest on a Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be getting your bearings in Bucharest on a private tour with a local guide. On this 5 hours tour you’ll take in all the major sights, the Romanian Atheneum – city's symbol and the most famous concert hall, Revolution Square - where the 1989 anti-Communist revolt went nationwide, Museum of National Contemporary Art, former Royal Palace, Old City and Old Court of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula legend inspiration) – includes Manuc's Inn and Stavropoleos Church and the massive Palace of Parliament (famously known as Ceausescu's Palace or People's Palace, conceived by Romania’s last dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu ). It’s all impressive, to say the least.


Bring your passport, which you’ll need to enter the Parliament building.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5 hours

Taste Romania’s Food and Wine with an Expert

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover Romania’s super-tasty cuisine with one of our expert tour guides. You can take a slow walk through central Bucharest's boulevards and side streets to enjoy traditional food, pastries, and desserts, and learn the stories behind them. If you prefer a more leisurely tour, you can join the Traditions in Bucharest tour, where you’ll have the chance to taste several types of traditional wines along with a cheese platter after a tour of the Village Museum.

Street Food And Culture Private Tour

Street Food And Culture Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The Romanians may live far to the east of their fellow Romance-speaking relatives, but they have a similar joie-de-vivre and religious devotion for good food. Living at the crossroads of Eastern, Southern, and Central Europe, their cuisine has diverse influences, with elements from Russia, Serbia, the Austro-Hungarian empire, and the Ottomans. Take a walk in and around the Old Town and let your guide introduce you to a world of local treats: traditional pastry, local fast food booths, old-fashioned grocery stores and more. There will be many stories about cuisine and local culture and the talented street food chefs will treat you with dishes you never had before!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Traditions in Bucharest: Village Museum and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover Bucharest’s Village Museum – a medieval time capsule at the heart of an urban jungle. This outdoor park is the perfect reconstruction of the authentic Romanian village: water mills, churches, log cabins or wine presses brought here decades ago from all across the country and re-assembled on spot. After learning about traditions and folklore it’s time to actually experience them. Literally. End the tour in style with a wine tasting session at Bucharest’s first reopened wine bar since the fall of communism in 1989.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Danube Delta by Private Transfer

Today you'll be leaving the Romanian capital and heading for the Danube Delta, a natural reserve that's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This paradise of fish and birds will delight nature lovers. This is a sightseeing trip, so first you'll stop in Constanta, where you can explore the city on your own or have a guided tour which we can arrange with a private local guide for an extra fee. The transfer with a stop in Constanta takes about 6 hours.

We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

(FOR PRIVATE GROUPS) Bucharest Welcome/Farewell Dinner
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
A Taste of Transylvania - Peles & Dracula’s Castles Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light4 hours

2 Nights in Danube Delta

2 Nights in Danube Delta

3 days in Danube Delta

2 Nights in Danube Delta

The location where the Danube river empties into the Black Sea, Romania's Danube Delta is one of the largest deltas in Europe and is certainly the most scenic and best-preserved. This is a paradise for nature lovers where you can enjoy fantastic views of wildlife, which have earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List and have made it one of Romania's leading natural attractions. A vast changing landscape of marshes and wetlands, the Danube Delta is home to some 360 species of birds and 160 types of fish. Whether you're a bird watcher, or you just want to escape the bustle of the city, this is a natural paradise. You'll find pristine beaches, incredible places to hike and also some of the best seafood in Romania. A visit here will give you a new point of view on the country and Europe at large.

The location where the Danube river empties into the Black Sea, Romania's Danube Delta is one of the largest deltas in Europe and is certainly the most scenic and best-preserved. This is a paradise for nature lovers where you can enjoy fantastic views of wildlife, which have earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List and have made it one of Romania's leading natural attractions. A vast changing landscape of marshes and wetlands, the Danube Delta is home to some 360 species of birds and 160 types of fish. Whether you're a bird watcher, or you just want to escape the bustle of the city, this is a natural paradise. You'll find pristine beaches, incredible places to hike and also some of the best seafood in Romania. A visit here will give you a new point of view on the country and Europe at large.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Danube Delta

Your driver will bring you straight to your accommodation which will be your base to explore the Danube Delta from.

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Danube Delta

Danube Delta & Letea Forest Private Day Trip (UNESCO Heritage)

Danube Delta & Letea Forest Private Day Trip

Included in your vacation package price.

If you're a nature lover there's no better place to see the wonders of the region than in the Danube Delta. This natural wetlands is one of the most biologically diverse areas in Europe, with hundreds of species of birds, plants and other wildlife. On this tour you'll be shown around the Danube Delta with an expert local guide. It's the best way to experience this incredible destination first-hand. At the end of the tour you'll visit the Letea Forest and walk into the strictly protected area. This adventure will be one of the highlights of your holiday.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 11-12 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Brasov by Private Transfer

This morning you'll depart Romania's coastal region and head deep inland, to the mountains and forests of Transylvania. We'll arrange for a driver to pick you up at your accommodation at the time of your choosing. It's around a six-hour drive so you'll want an early start, especially if you'd like to ask the driver to make a stop at the famous Peles Castle (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) which is en route, or one of the three stunning monasteries you'll pass along the way. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Danube Delta

Private Birdwatching Day Trip in the Danube Delta
Moderate11-12 hours

2 Nights in Brasov

2 Nights in Brasov

3 days in Brasov

2 Nights in Brasov

Brasov is a city of true medieval beauty, at the edge of which is the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains. This combination gives the place a truly unique feel, as history and the natural world come together here with astounding brilliance. The home of Romania’s largest Gothic church and the narrowest street in Europe, there is plenty here to enrich your visit. You can even take a gondola ride high above the city for new points of view. And, Brasov’s location makes it the perfect base for exploring some of Romania’s most magnificent castles. You’ll definitely want to spend a few days exploring the city, which offers everything from incredible architecture to excellent dining, a rich cultural program and fun outdoor activities. Day and night you’ll find something fun to do here, from the depths of the narrow Rope Street to the heights of Mount Tampa. Wine lovers will really enjoy a trip to the Rhein wine cellar just outside of Brasov. Here you can learn more about the local wine and of course taste it too. Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Peles Castle, some of Romania’s most impressive castles, are all within distance for a perfect day trip. History, culture, architecture, the great outdoors: Brasov brings all of Romania’s greatest gifts together in one place.

Brasov is a city of true medieval beauty, at the edge of which is the natural wonder of the Carpathian Mountains. This combination gives the place a truly unique feel, as history and the natural world come together here with astounding brilliance. The home of Romania’s largest Gothic church and the narrowest street in Europe, there is plenty here to enrich your visit. You can even take a gondola ride high above the city for new points of view. And, Brasov’s location makes it the perfect base for exploring some of Romania’s most magnificent castles. You’ll definitely want to spend a few days exploring the city, which offers everything from incredible architecture to excellent dining, a rich cultural program and fun outdoor activities. Day and night you’ll find something fun to do here, from the depths of the narrow Rope Street to the heights of Mount Tampa. Wine lovers will really enjoy a trip to the Rhein wine cellar just outside of Brasov. Here you can learn more about the local wine and of course taste it too. Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Peles Castle, some of Romania’s most impressive castles, are all within distance for a perfect day trip. History, culture, architecture, the great outdoors: Brasov brings all of Romania’s greatest gifts together in one place.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Brasov

Welcome to Brasov! After the drive, your driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Dine, Drink, and Watch

Suggestion to explore on your own

For your first night, walk up to the Sub Tampa restaurant, located between Brasov's walls and Mount Tampa. Here, in addition to great food, you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of Brasov's old town, and the fortress overlooking the city from the opposite side. After dinner, you can descend back to the old town for a quick wine tasting session at Le Sommelier or Terroirs Boutique de Vin, both located on Diaconu Coresi street. You should definitely try wines from local Feteasca Neagra grapes and neighboring regions such as Dealu Mare and Tarnava.

Dine, Drink, and Watch

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Brasov

Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour

Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Brasov is a must-see destination and we’ve got you covered. You will start the walking tour in the central square, where you will learn a short history of Brasov and Transylvania. You will visit the Black Church, which is the largest Lutheran church in Southeastern Europe as well as discover the narrowest street in Europe, called Rope Street. You will continue your trip to the famous Bran Castle, the muse of the famous Bram Stroker Count Dracula myths.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5-6 hours

Traditional Romanian Cooking Class

Traditional Romanian Cooking Class

Learn the secrets of traditional Romanian cooking with a hands-on lesson in the heart of Brasov. During this cooking class you’ll prepare the appetiser, the main course and the dessert using family’s recipes. After that, you’ll enjoy the homemade meal and taste some local plum brandy and wine with your hosts. At the end of the meal, you will also receive the full recipe for each dish so you can take home the experience.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Gura Humorului by Private Transfer

Today you are leaving Brasov to enjoy the ride to the amazing region of Bucovina, which is famous for its untouched nature and UNESCO-listed painted monasteries. You will be going through the Carpathian Mountains and stopping at Red Lake and the Bicaz Gorge, the most breathtaking natural attraction in Romania, with tall rocky walls reaching 400 meters, that narrow up to 7 meters in its most spectacular part.

We also offer the following excursions in Brasov

(FOR PRIVATE GROUPS) Brasov Dinner
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
Bear Sanctuary Private Tour
Light3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light3 hours
Bird Watching Nature Walk Private Tour
Moderate4 hours

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

3 days in Gura Humorului

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

Bucovina is becoming rightfully famous for its eight UNESCO-listed painted monasteries, although there are more which have yet to be listed. With walls covered inside and out with colorful Byzantine-inspired religious frescoes, these temples clearly come from another time. Bucovina itself is a quaint, quiet off-the-beaten-path region, with great opportunities for hiking and biking. Alongside the natural scenery, you'll love exploring the unique houses and medieval streets. There are also numerous local artisans there, some offering workshops where you can get hands-on with traditional crafts, such as making black pottery, or painting eggs. Several interesting day trips are also possible from Bucovina, so you'll have no shortage of activities. This is a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Romania's larger cities to get back to nature and the country's traditions.

Bucovina is becoming rightfully famous for its eight UNESCO-listed painted monasteries, although there are more which have yet to be listed. With walls covered inside and out with colorful Byzantine-inspired religious frescoes, these temples clearly come from another time. Bucovina itself is a quaint, quiet off-the-beaten-path region, with great opportunities for hiking and biking. Alongside the natural scenery, you'll love exploring the unique houses and medieval streets. There are also numerous local artisans there, some offering workshops where you can get hands-on with traditional crafts, such as making black pottery, or painting eggs. Several interesting day trips are also possible from Bucovina, so you'll have no shortage of activities. This is a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Romania's larger cities to get back to nature and the country's traditions.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Gura Humorului

Your driver will bring you straight to your Bucovina accommodation.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Gura Humorului

Classic Bucovina Private Tour (Painted Monasteries, Black Pottery and Egg Museum)

Classic Bucovina Private Tour (Painted Monasteries, Black Pottery and Egg Museum)

Included in your vacation package price.

The UNESCO-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina are one of the world’s greatest Byzantine art treasures. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, these monasteries feature vibrantly painted exterior frescoes that depict scenes like “The Siege of Constantinople” and “The Last Judgment of Voronet,” which is known as Eastern Europe’s Sistine Chapel. On this tour you’ll visit four impressive monasteries and then you'll stop at the Vama Egg Museum and at Marginea to discover black pottery, a well-known local craft that has a unique black color obtained with ancient techniques.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Sighetu Marmatiei by Private Transfer

Today you'll be traveling to Maramures with your own private driver. You'll be picked up at your accommodation at the agreed-upon time. The trip takes nearly 7 hours, so we recommend bringing snacks and water and wearing comfortable clothing. Along the way there will be time to stop and photograph some amazing views.

We also offer the following excursions in Gura Humorului

Chernivtsi in Ukraine Private Day Trip
Moderate9 hours
Folklore and Traditions Private Tour
Easy8 hours
Painted Monasteries and Falticeni Jewish Heritage Private Day Trip
Light8 hours
Rarau Mountains Private Hiking Tour
Moderate8 hours

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

3 days in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Sighetu Marmatiei

Once in Sighetu Marmatiei, your private driver will bring you directly to your pre-booked, centrally located accommodation.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Sighetu Marmatiei

Maramures Mountains Steam Train Ride

Journey in the Maramures Mountains with the Steam Train

Included in your vacation package price.

On this excursion you'll be taking a magical train ride to the heart of the Maramureş Mountains. Built in 1932, the steam train is today the last remaining functional forestry train in Europe. The train goes up to the Paltin station, where a nice resting place has been arranged. During this trip you're invited to discover the wild, unaltered nature of the valley, to have a picnic and admire the view from the rock platform located nearby. Enjoy your ride!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Sighisoara by Private Transfer

Today you'll be traveling to Sighisoara. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation at the agreed-upon time. The drive is only a few hours, so on the way you will have a stop at the impressive Turda Salt Mine. With over 2000 years of history and with highly preserved mining galleries & excavating tools, Salina Turda represents today one of the largest salt mine museums in the world. Currently, the site is a large underground wonderland with an amusement park nestled 120 meters below ground. The park contains attractions like: an underground lake that may be explored with paddles and row boats, a Ferris wheel, bowling alley, mini-golf, sport field, table tennis, pool tables

We also offer the following excursions in Sighetu Marmatiei

Explore Rural Maramures with a Horse-drawn Carriage Private Tour
Light7 hours
Hiking in Gutai Mountains & Creasta Cocosului National Park
Moderate9 hours
Top Attractions in Maramures Private Day Trip
Moderate8 hours

1 Night in Sighisoara

1 Night in Sighisoara

2 days in Sighisoara

1 Night in Sighisoara

Even if you’ve never been to Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you know its most famous resident. Vlad the Impaler, Dracula's inspiration, once called the city home, and there are several architectural monuments dedicated to him, including his house. But it’s not all gory history here. Sighisoara is a magical city with towers and cobblestoned streets that give it an atmosphere all its own. You’ll find perfectly preserved buildings and works of art here, and much to do, both in and around the city. Some of the most impressive sites in Sighisoara include the Citadel, the Clock Tower, and the Scholars’ Stairs, as well as the Church on the Hill, featuring 500-year-old frescoes. There are also several vibrant museums where history and culture will come alive. But you’re also not far from wine country when staying in Sighisoara, so we highly recommend getting out of the city for the day to enjoy a guided tasting tour. Many of the other cities and villages within easy driving distance are very much worth exploring. It’s the best way to get a real insight into the special charm of the entire region.

Even if you’ve never been to Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you know its most famous resident. Vlad the Impaler, Dracula's inspiration, once called the city home, and there are several architectural monuments dedicated to him, including his house. But it’s not all gory history here. Sighisoara is a magical city with towers and cobblestoned streets that give it an atmosphere all its own. You’ll find perfectly preserved buildings and works of art here, and much to do, both in and around the city. Some of the most impressive sites in Sighisoara include the Citadel, the Clock Tower, and the Scholars’ Stairs, as well as the Church on the Hill, featuring 500-year-old frescoes. There are also several vibrant museums where history and culture will come alive. But you’re also not far from wine country when staying in Sighisoara, so we highly recommend getting out of the city for the day to enjoy a guided tasting tour. Many of the other cities and villages within easy driving distance are very much worth exploring. It’s the best way to get a real insight into the special charm of the entire region.

Day 11

Day 11 - Arrival in Sighisoara

Welcome to Sighisoara! Our driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Sibiu by Private Car

Sighisoara Medieval Private City Tour

Sighisoara Medieval Private City Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

There’s no place like Sighisoara if you want to step back in time to the medieval ages, when the Transylvanian Saxons settled central Romania and when legendary princes like Vlad the Impaler made history in the battle against the Ottoman Empire. With its dazzlingly well-preserved medieval architecture and fortifications, Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful and authentic small medieval towns in Europe and part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. This tour will show you all the most incredible sights of this truly unique destination.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Your next stop is the idyllic Transylvanian town of Sibiu. You will be picked up at your accommodation in the morning by your private driver. As a straight shot it's only an 1.5 hours, but to make the most of it, along the route you will stop to admire the Saxon villages known for their fortified churches and highlighted by Biertan. The transfer with a stop at Biertan takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes.

We also offer the following excursions in Sighisoara

(FOR PRIVATE GROUPS) Sighisoara Dinner
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
Follow in the Footsteps of Prince Charles Private Tour
Light6 hours
Traditional Transylvanian Lunch & Local Wine Tasting Private Tour
Easy3 hours
Transfagarasan Highway Private Tour
Moderate7-8 hours

2 Nights in Sibiu

2 Nights in Sibiu

3 days in Sibiu

2 Nights in Sibiu

Did you know that Sibiu is a 3* Michelin travel destination? Did you know that it was a European Capital of Culture in 2007 and the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019? We invite you to join us and discover an amazing town with so many stories! Walking through Sibiu is like walking through a fairytale, or perhaps a medieval movie set. From the 16th century Bridge of Lies to the 15th century towers, you’ll find something romantically ancient at every turn. But that doesn’t mean the city is frozen in time, there’s also a rich cultural life here to match the incredible architecture. You’ll have a fantastic time watching history come alive in Sibiu, even as you experience its more contemporary charms. This is a city of firsts: where the first book in Romanian was printed, where Romania’s first hospital and pharmacy were opened, and also where the country’s oldest museum is housed, the Brukenthal Art museum. You’ll be charmed by this mix of old and new. You’ll certainly want to meet with our local guide, who can give you a closer look at all the most amazing sites in the city, including the main square, one of the best-preserved in Transylvania. But you won’t be limited to staying within city limits, as there are several interesting day trips to take in the surrounding region. The Jidvei Vineyard in the nearby Tarnave Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a tasting of some of excellent Romanian wines and snacks. Calnic, Sebes and Alba Iulia Citadel are also nearby sites that are certainly worth visiting, and will show you a different side of this enchanting region.

Did you know that Sibiu is a 3* Michelin travel destination? Did you know that it was a European Capital of Culture in 2007 and the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019? We invite you to join us and discover an amazing town with so many stories! Walking through Sibiu is like walking through a fairytale, or perhaps a medieval movie set. From the 16th century Bridge of Lies to the 15th century towers, you’ll find something romantically ancient at every turn. But that doesn’t mean the city is frozen in time, there’s also a rich cultural life here to match the incredible architecture. You’ll have a fantastic time watching history come alive in Sibiu, even as you experience its more contemporary charms. This is a city of firsts: where the first book in Romanian was printed, where Romania’s first hospital and pharmacy were opened, and also where the country’s oldest museum is housed, the Brukenthal Art museum. You’ll be charmed by this mix of old and new. You’ll certainly want to meet with our local guide, who can give you a closer look at all the most amazing sites in the city, including the main square, one of the best-preserved in Transylvania. But you won’t be limited to staying within city limits, as there are several interesting day trips to take in the surrounding region. The Jidvei Vineyard in the nearby Tarnave Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a tasting of some of excellent Romanian wines and snacks. Calnic, Sebes and Alba Iulia Citadel are also nearby sites that are certainly worth visiting, and will show you a different side of this enchanting region.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Sibiu

Welcome to Sibiu! Our driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

The First Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

Head to the Council Tower for a panoramic view of the old town. There are plenty of dining opportunities there, as it's between the Piata Mica (Little Square) and Piata Mare (Grand Square), the locations of some of the city's finest restaurants and bars. Before dinner, we suggest a very short walk towards the Evangelical Cathedral and up to Café Wien where you can taste something truly unique: “smoked beer” made by monks. If you prefer wine over beer, there is a super cozy place called Winekeller, just on the other side of the cathedral. As for dinner, there are at least two good traditional restaurants in the nearby Piata Mica: the Kulinarium or Crama Sibiana. Don’t forget to end the evening with some nice photos while standing on the Bridge of Lies, an iconic spot in Sibiu.

The First Night

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Sibiu

Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour

Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This full-day walking tour is ideal for anyone looking to get in touch with the rich, vibrant and often volatile past of this special region, which is still evident in its breathtaking architecture. This special excursion includes a private walking tour in this beautiful city fallowed by a trip to one of the most beautiful and mysterious castles in Romania, the Corvin Castle. Don't forget your camera and be amazed by the stunning architecture!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8-9 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Traveling to Bucharest by Private Car

Today you're headed back to the capital, Bucharest. A private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning. There are two distinct routes between Sibiu and Bucharest and if you are traveling between July and September when it is officially open you should absolutely take the longer route, the twisting and turning Transfagarasan, or Ceausescu's Folly. You will make a day of the drive and along the route there is a must-see stop: the Balea glacial lake, an ideal place to have a bite to eat at the chalet overlooking the lake and mountains. It affords the best views of the winding road from above.

Private Transfer to Bucharest (via Transfagarasan)
We also offer the following excursions in Sibiu

(FOR PRIVATE GROUPS) Sibiu Dinner
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
Corvin Castle Private Tour
Light6 hours
Day Trip to the Transfagarasan Road, with Clay Castle and Carta Abbey Private Tour
Light8 hours
Folklore, Medieval Villages, and Traditional Food Private Tour
Moderate8 hours

1 Night in Bucharest

1 Night in Bucharest

2 days in Bucharest

1 Night in Bucharest

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

Day 14

Day 14 - Arrival in Bucharest

To allow for any potential delays and to make sure you are at the airport in time for your flight, avoiding the likely traffic you could experience on the road from Bucharest's city center to the airport, we will arrange accommodation at a 4-star hotel close to the airport for your last night in Romania. Your driver will take you directly to the hotel.

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

The airport hotel you will be staying in provides a free shuttle at a preset time. The clerk at reception will advise you on the schedule.

We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

(FOR PRIVATE GROUPS) Bucharest Welcome/Farewell Dinner
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
A Taste of Transylvania - Peles & Dracula’s Castles Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light4 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Bucharest

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bucharest Airport Transfer
Bucharest Private Walking and Palace of Parliament Tour
Bucharest - Tulcea Private Transfer with stop in Constanta

Danube Delta

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Danube Delta & Letea Forest Private Day Trip
Tulcea - Brasov Private Transfer

Brasov

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour
Brasov - Gura Humorului Private Transfer with stop at Red Lake and Bicaz Gorge

Gura Humorului

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Classic Bucovina Private Tour (Painted Monasteries, Black Pottery and Egg Museum)
Gura Humorului - Sighetul Marmatiei (Maramures) Private Transfer

Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Journey in the Maramures Mountains with the Steam Train
Sighetu Marmatiei - Sighisoara Private Transfer with a Stop at the Turda Salt Mine

Sighisoara

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sighisoara Medieval Private City Tour
Sighisoara - Sibiu Private Transfer with a Stop in Biertan

Sibiu

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour
Sibiu - Bucharest Private Transfer via Transfagarasan and Balea (July-Oct)

Bucharest

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Carol, Tim, Kendall & Gloria

Carol, Tim, Kendall & Gloria

California

I would highly recommend JayWay Travel to anyone planning to travel in Eastern Europe. Jared was very helpful in the planning stages, all of the hotels were charming with central locations and unique rooms. Guides were on time and knowledgeable. Transfers also on time and efficient.

I would highly recommend JayWay Travel to anyone planning to travel in Eastern Europe. Jared was very helpful in the planning stages, all of the hotels were charming with central locations and unique rooms. Guides were on time and knowledgeable. Transfers also on time and efficient.

Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Susan, Earl, John & Judy

Susan, Earl, John & Judy

Washington

The only way to travel is with JayWay Travel. From the planning process through the actual 25 day journey, we were all extremely satisfied. Actually, almost each and every night, we toasted our experience and highly recommend it to everyone.

The only way to travel is with JayWay Travel. From the planning process through the actual 25 day journey, we were all extremely satisfied. Actually, almost each and every night, we toasted our experience and highly recommend it to everyone.

Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Budapest, Sighetu Marmatiei, Cluj, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Budapest, Sighetu Marmatiei, Cluj, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Jamil & Rehana

Jamil & Rehana

Minnesota

Trustworthy, excellent service, couldn't ask for a better dependable travel service.

Trustworthy, excellent service, couldn't ask for a better dependable travel service.

Year : 2018
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
4.8 / 5

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