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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.

2 Nights in Bucharest

2 Nights 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 in the Lipscani district. 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 in the Lipscani district. 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. You'll have time to settle in, then our local representative will stop by to answer any questions you may have.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Bucharest

Bucharest Private Walking Tour & Parliament Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Bucharest is an eclectic city, a place of business, parties, arts and contrasts. 45 years of Communist rule dramatically changed some aspects of the city, but still, traces of the old, bohemian times can be found. Discover the highlights of Bucharest on an amazing half-day guided tour and marvel at the monuments of the historical city centre. Some highlights of the tour include: the Romanian Athenaeum, the Revolution Square, the Old City with its beautiful 19th century buildings and the Old Court from the times of Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula. The tour will end with a visit inside the monumental Palace of Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5 hours

Traditional Romanian Dinner & Wine Tasting

You'll have a great time enjoying a tradition Romanian meal, along with some incredible wines. You won't just get to eat and drink but you'll also learn more about the history and traditions of Romanian wine and gastronomy. You'll be picked up from your accommodation by your guide then taken back there after dinner. Dining takes about three hours. There's no better way to learn about the culinary culture of Romania and to enjoy some tasty food and wine while you're at it!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 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. Then along the way to the Danube Delta you'll pass through some amazing Gypsy towns. 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 Bucharest

A Taste of Transylvania - Peles Castle & Dracula’s Castle Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Easy4 hours
Bucharest Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate2 hours

2 Nights in Danube Delta

2 Nights 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

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 group 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 to the Danube Delta
Moderate11-12 hours

2 Nights in Brasov

2 Nights 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.

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Brasov

Brasov Private Walking Tour and Bran Castle 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 can 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, which was built between 1377-1382 and is the muse of the famous Bram Stroker Count Dracula myths.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5-6 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, both of which are very picturesque. If you'd like, you can also visit the beautiful city of Piatra Neamt for an extra charge. 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 Brasov

Bear Sanctuary Private Tour
Light3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Light3 hours
Bird Watching Nature Walk Private Tour
Light4 hours
Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Private Tour
Moderate8 hours

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

2 Nights in Gura Humorului

Bucovina, with its beautiful painted monasteries, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Romania, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's easy to see why. There are 12 monasteries painted with colorful religious images and they are unlike anything else in the country. This is a quaint and quiet place with plenty of green space and easy access to the surrounding hills, which makes it a perfect destination for those who like to hike and bike. Bucovina can definitely feel off-the-beaten-path, but in a good way. You'll love exploring the unique houses and the ancient streets as well as the gorgeous natural scenery. There are also numerous local artisans here, including pottery workshops where you can get hands-on with this traditional craft. 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 true culture.

Bucovina, with its beautiful painted monasteries, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Romania, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's easy to see why. There are 12 monasteries painted with colorful religious images and they are unlike anything else in the country. This is a quaint and quiet place with plenty of green space and easy access to the surrounding hills, which makes it a perfect destination for those who like to hike and bike. Bucovina can definitely feel off-the-beaten-path, but in a good way. You'll love exploring the unique houses and the ancient streets as well as the gorgeous natural scenery. There are also numerous local artisans here, including pottery workshops where you can get hands-on with this traditional craft. 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 true culture.

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 with Painted Monasteries & Pottery and Egg Museum

Included in your vacation package price.

The UNESCO-listed Painted Monasteries of Bucovina are a great day trip destination on this tour with an expert local guide. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, these monasteries feature vibrantly painted exterior frescoes. On this tour you’ll visit the four most significant monasteries, then stop at the Vama Egg Museum, and a Marginea black pottery studio.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 8 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Sighetu Marmatiei by Private Transfer

Today you'll be traveling from Maramures to Bucovina with your own private driver. You'll be picked up at your accommodation at the agreed-upon time and driven to your destination. 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

Chernivtsi in Ukraine Private Day Trip
Moderate9 hours
Jewish Heritage Private Tour
Light8 hours
Painted Monasteries and Falticeni Jewish Heritage Private Day Trip
Light8 hours

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights in Sighetu Marmatiei

Maramures is considered by many to be the heart and soul of rural Romania. With its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures, and meadows full of wildflowers, Maramures epitomizes all that the rural lifestyle encompasses. Visitors to Maramures have a unique opportunity to step back in time and bear witness to simpler times and simpler lives. Maramures is a small and unique location in the geographical heartland of Europe that has carefully and distinctively preserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of a mediaeval peasant past. The region stands as a testament to traditional; to a romantic era of simplicity, pride and moral values that many of us can only now read about or hear from our grandparents. Little has changed in the centuries gone by. Families remain in the same villages as their ancestors. Traditional skills and crafts are passed down from generation to generation. Traditional hand-woven clothing continues to be practical. The church continues to be the soul of the village. Neighbours know one another and continue to lend a helping hand. Life in Maramures is like a mystery. Visitors to Maramures drive through mountain passes and descend into the valleys of life where the mystery of rural traditions unfolds before the visitor as a living museum that is at once within reach yet simultaneously beyond the grasp of the whimsical traveller. The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors. Maramures villages are distinguished by their unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs. Woodlands still account for more than four-fifths of the land surface of Maramures. It is understandable, therefore, that wood has long been - and continues to be - the medium of expression for the region's artisans. Elaborate woodcarvings decorate the eaves, entryways and windows of houses. The local handiwork is also seen in the hand-woven carpets and intricate embroidery that adorns folk dresses still worn by the local

Maramures is considered by many to be the heart and soul of rural Romania. With its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures, and meadows full of wildflowers, Maramures epitomizes all that the rural lifestyle encompasses. Visitors to Maramures have a unique opportunity to step back in time and bear witness to simpler times and simpler lives. Maramures is a small and unique location in the geographical heartland of Europe that has carefully and distinctively preserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of a mediaeval peasant past. The region stands as a testament to traditional; to a romantic era of simplicity, pride and moral values that many of us can only now read about or hear from our grandparents. Little has changed in the centuries gone by. Families remain in the same villages as their ancestors. Traditional skills and crafts are passed down from generation to generation. Traditional hand-woven clothing continues to be practical. The church continues to be the soul of the village. Neighbours know one another and continue to lend a helping hand. Life in Maramures is like a mystery. Visitors to Maramures drive through mountain passes and descend into the valleys of life where the mystery of rural traditions unfolds before the visitor as a living museum that is at once within reach yet simultaneously beyond the grasp of the whimsical traveller. The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors. Maramures villages are distinguished by their unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs. Woodlands still account for more than four-fifths of the land surface of Maramures. It is understandable, therefore, that wood has long been - and continues to be - the medium of expression for the region's artisans. Elaborate woodcarvings decorate the eaves, entryways and windows of houses. The local handiwork is also seen in the hand-woven carpets and intricate embroidery that adorns folk dresses still worn by the local

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’s Top Attractions Private Day Trip

Included in your vacation package price.

If you're looking for a roll-call of the best attractions in Maramures, this private tour is the best option! During one single day you will visit the best attractions from Maramures region, starting with the Merry Cemetery and the Sapanta - Peri Monastery, which is also the highest church in the world made entirely out of wood. You will then visit the Cosau and Iza Valley villages where you can admire archaic whirlpools and then you will have a stop at Bârsana convent, the largest and most beautiful in Northern Transylvania. Basically, you will feel like traveling back in time.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 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.

We also offer the following excursions in Sighetu Marmatiei

Explore Rural Maramures From a Horse Carriage Private Tour
Light7 hours
Hiking in Gutai Mountains & Creasta Cocosului National Park
Moderate9 hours
Journey in the Maramures Mountains with Steam Train
Light9 hours
Sighetu Marmatiei Private Tour
Moderate6 hours

1 Night in Sighisoara

1 Night 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 Dracula 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 Dracula 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 Transfer

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.


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. If you would like to stop for lunch, we suggest the Dracula Danes Estate, where the horse stables are a famous attraction.

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
Light7-8 hours
Transylvania Hidden Countryside Private Tour
Light5 hours

1 Night in Sibiu

1 Night in Sibiu

1 Night 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.

Day 13

Day 13 - Traveling to Bucharest by Private Car

Sibiu Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you will visit Sibiu is a 3* Michelin travel destination that will be the European Region of Gastronomy in 2019. More than that, in 2017 Sibiu celebrates 825 years from its birth. For more than 2 hours we’ll discover the old town as it was developed: from a little citadel, to one of the most important fortresses in Transylvania, a trade center, cultural town in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the third town where the Revolution burst in 1989 and, presently, a Romanian and European cultural center.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

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 traveling between July and September when it is officially open you could take the longer route, the twisting and turning Transfagarasan. Just outside of those months the road may be open. Closer to the time of your trip we will check locally for you. Going the direct route however the drive should take around 4 hours. For an optional extra fee, we can arrange for a stop en route at the Balea glacial lake, an ideal place to stop for a bite to eat. 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. 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 Sibiu

Day Trip to the Transfagarasan Road, with Clay Castle and Carta Abbey Private Tour
Light8 hours
Sibiu Fusion Private Tour & Taste
Easy4-5 hours
Sibiu Private Walking & Corvin Castle Tour
Moderate8-9 hours
The Path of the Ethnic Minorities & Open Air Museum Private Tour
Light5 hours

1 Night in Bucharest

1 Night 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 in the Lipscani district. 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 in the Lipscani district. 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 13

Day 13 - 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 14

Day 14 - 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 of the schedule.

We also offer the following excursions in Bucharest

A Taste of Transylvania - Peles Castle & Dracula’s Castle Private Tour
Moderate11 hours
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Beer Tasting Private Tour
Easy4 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 Tour & 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 Private Walking Tour and Bran Castle 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 with Painted Monasteries & Pottery and Egg Museum
Gura Humorului - Sighetul Marmatiei (Maramures) Private Transfer

Sighetu Marmatiei

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Maramures’s Top Attractions Private Day Trip
Sighetu Marmatiei - Sighisoara Private Transfer with a stop at Turda Salt Mine

Sighisoara

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sighisoara Medieval Private City Tour
Sighisoara to Sibiu Including a Visit to Biertan

Sibiu

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Sibiu Private Walking Tour
Sibiu - Bucharest Private Transfer

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

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations

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

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

Jan & Susan

California

JayWay Travel can provide you with the arrangements and convenience of an organized tour while simultaneously giving you your independence. They suggested activities and accommodations that were exactly in line with our preferences and the in-country guides also accommodated our special interests.

JayWay Travel can provide you with the arrangements and convenience of an organized tour while simultaneously giving you your independence. They suggested activities and accommodations that were exactly in line with our preferences and the in-country guides also accommodated our special interests.

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

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