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The Romanian Grand Tour

15 Days / 14 Nights

Bucharest, Danube Delta, Brasov, Gura Humorului, Sighetu Marmatiei, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Bucharest

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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 star 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
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 accommodations. The duration of the drive is about 30 minutes.

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 area to see a glimpse of how Bucharest looked and felt at its zenith, specifically during the 19th century when it was nicknamed the “Paris of the East”. Seek out a traditional dinner at one of the city’s historical Old Town 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 cheerful and happy 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

The Little Paris

Included in your vacation package price.

Bucharest is an eclectic city, a place of business, parties, arts, and contrasts. Nearly half a century of communist rule dramatically changed some aspects of the city, but traces of the old bohemian times can still be found. Discover the highlights of Bucharest on an amazing half-day guided tour, and marvel at the monuments of the historic city center. Some highlights of the tour include: the Romanian Athenaeum, Revolution Square, Old City with its beautiful 19th century buildings, and the Old Court from the times of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Dracula. The tour will end with a visit inside the monumental Palace of Parliament, one of the world's largest buildings (and certainly the heaviest).


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 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 charming side streets to enjoy traditional food, pastries, and desserts while learning 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 at the outdoor 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 for an extra fee. The transfer with a stop in Constanta takes about 6 hours and 30 minutes.

We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

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
Bucharest Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 hours

2 Nights in Danube Delta

2 Nights in Danube Delta

3 days 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 (UNESCO Heritage)

Included in your vacation package price.

If you're a nature lover, then the Danube Delta certainly is one of the best places in Europe for you. A unique reservation of the biosphere, this is the largest Delta on the continent and the third largest biodiversity in the world. You’ll take a private boat tour and admire unique water channels, mangrove forests, water lilies, swans and many more natural wonders. You’ll have lunch in a traditional fishing village at a local guesthouse. In the second part of the day you’ll join a “safari-like” tour on Letea Island – a sandy oasis with wild horses, sand dunes but also an ancient oak forest.


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. A stop at the impressive Peles Royal Castle can be added for an extra fee.

Brasov by Private Transfer
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
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 Mt. Tampa, only a few minutes’ walk from Council Square. Here, in addition to great food, you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of Brasov's Old Town and of the fortress overlooking the city from the opposite side. After dinner, you can walk back to 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 wine 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.

Enjoy a guided walking tour in Brasov while learning some general facts about the town itself and the Transylvania region. Start from Council Square, visit the Black Church, the largest Lutheran church in Southeastern Europe and then continue down on the narrowest street in Europe, called Rope Street. Next, there’s just a 30 minute drive to the famous Bran Castle – a place where the legend of Vlad Impaler meets the fiction of count Dracula. 


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5-6 hours

Traditional Romanian Private Cooking Class

Traditional Romanian Private Cooking Class

This is an authentic cooking class tour but more important, an experience you won’t easily forget. Right in the heart of Brasov, your guide will invite you to “Mama M” house where a wonderful lady will greet you. A senior cook born and raised during the communist period, she not only learned how to cook using traditional recipes but, like many back then, learned how to appreciate food (and cook creatively when certain ingredients were in short supply). She will offer culinary and cultural insights while helping you prepare a few traditional dishes that you’ll then serve together with local Romanian wine and plum brandy.


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. The journey with a 2 hours stop at Red Lake and Bicaz Gorge takes about 8 hours.

Bucovina by Private Transfer with a Stop at Bicaz Gorge and Red Lake
We also offer the following excursions in Brasov

Bear Watching Starting from Brasov
Moderate3-4 hours
Bird Watching Nature Walk Private Tour
Moderate4 hours
Bran Castle Private Tour
Easy3 hours
Bran Castle and Fortified Churches Private Day Trip
Moderate6-7 hours

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

3 days 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 the art of painted eggs and black pottery, well-known local crafts that go back to times immemorial. 


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. 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 Gura Humorului

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

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

3 days 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 accommodations.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Sighetu Marmatiei

Maramures Mountains Steam Train Ride

Maramures Mountains Steam Train Ride

Included in your vacation package price.

On this excursion you'll enjoy a memorable train ride to the heart of the Maramureş Mountains. You'll ride Europe's last functional forestry train, powered by a steam locomotive built in 1932. The train departs at 9 AM and returns around 3 PM. It goes up to 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, have a picnic, and admire the view from the rock platform located nearby. Enjoy the 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. On the way you will visit the Turda Salt Mine, which is a unique experience you will enjoy. 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. The transfer with a stop at Turda Salt Mine takes about 8 hours. This is a non-guided transfer. 

Sighisoara by Private Transfer with stop at the Turda Salt Mine
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
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 Middle-Ages, when the Transylvanian Saxons settled central Romania and when legendary princes like Vlad the Impaler made history in the battles 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. Visit the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, the Covered Stairway, the guild towers, the house where Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) was born and many more.


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 accommodations in the morning by your private driver. As a straight shot it's only one hour and 30 minutes, 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. For this transfer, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide. The journey with a stop in Biertan takes about 5 hours 30 minutes.

Sibiu by Private Transfer with a Stop in Biertan
We also offer the following excursions in Sighisoara

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
Transylvania Hidden Countryside Private Tour
Light5 hours

2 Nights in Sibiu

2 Nights in Sibiu

3 days 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. This area between Piata Mica ("The Little Square") and Piata Mare ("The Grand Square") is where some of the city's finest restaurants and bars can be found. 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.

Take a walking tour in Sibiu, a multicultural gem of Romania and a place where for 800 hundred years Romanians, Hungarians and Saxons lived together. The highly preserved and restored Old Town looks like medieval Vienna but with unique Latin and Magyar influences. For the second part of the tour your guide will drive you to Corvin – the castle of the Ravens. This 16th century giant is the most beautiful medieval castle in Romania and was listed by the Germans in top 10 castles of Europe. 


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 accommodations in the morning. There are two distinct routes to Bucharest and as you are traveling between July and October you should absolutely take the longer route (providing you don't suffer from motion sickness!), the twisting and turning Transfagarasan or Ceausescu's Folly. Leave early and make a day of it, for along the route there is a must-see stop: the Balea Glacial Lake, an ideal place to stop for a bite at the chalet overlooking the late and mountains and affording the best views of the winding Transfagarasan road from above. The drive takes about 8 hours.

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

Corvin Castle Private Tour
Light6 hours
Day Trip to the Transfagarasan Road, Carta Abbey and Cisnadioara Fortress Private Tour
Light8 hours
Folklore, Medieval Villages, and Traditional Food Private Tour
Moderate8 hours
Rimetea, Turda Gorge, and Coltesti Private Hiking Tour
Moderate8 hours

1 Night in Bucharest

1 Night in Bucharest

2 days 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

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
Bucharest Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 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 (UNESCO Heritage)
Tulcea - Brasov Private Transfer

Brasov

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Brasov and Bran Castle Private Walking Tour
Brasov - Gura Humorului Private Transfer with Stops 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)
Maramures Mountains Steam Train Ride
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
Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.
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 Norman & Terry
Norman & Terry
California

Everything is top notch. Everything was seamless. All the drivers, guides and JayWay Travel staff were great.

Everything is top notch. Everything was seamless. All the drivers, guides and JayWay Travel staff were great.

Year : 2021
Visited : Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Bratislava, High Tatras, Eger, Budapest, Pecs, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Gura Humorului, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Bratislava, High Tatras, Eger, Budapest, Pecs, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Gura Humorului, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
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
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