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Romania Vacation & Tour Packages

Romania is a popular destination for travel in Southeast Europe, as the dynamic country is full of options. Bucharest's city center is recovering its swagger and re-earning its nickname, "Paris of the East". There's also Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains, Bucovina, Maramures, the Black Sea, and the Danube Delta. Visiting Romania is a joyful adventure. Romanian political history is tied to the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who came to power in 1965. Decades of oppression followed. He was finally overthrown and executed in 1989. While Romania is a full EU member, it has not yet changed to the Euro, which has helped keep prices for food and drink a real bargain, although rates at good hotels are now similar to those in Central European destinations. As such, it's not quite the cheap vacation that out-of-date guidebooks lead you to expect. But you can still have a great time on a budget.

Romania vacation destinations: Bustling cities, quaint towns, and unspoiled countryside

Your tour of Romania should start in the capital, Bucharest. You’ll find modern dining and shops by Belle Époque buildings. Don't forget the countryside! Be sure to spend part of your Romanian vacation in the Carpathian Mountains. Transylvania is great choice. You'll find natural beauty, medieval charm, and castles aplenty. You can't take a trip to Romania without stopping at Dracula’s birthplace: Sighisoara. With its medieval walls, towers, and churches, the town still belongs to another time. Another Transylvanian town, Brasov, is full of great architecture and close to Bran Castle, which fans of Bram Stoker's Dracula have suggested is the castle mentioned in the book. Sibiu's another history-packed city where the buildings seem to be watching you. Close to all three you'll find Romania’s best-kept castles and more than a few fortified churches. On the way from Bucharest to Transylvania, if conditions allow, you could take one of the world's best roads according to BBC's Top Gear, the Transfagarasan Highway. An alternate route makes a visit to former royal residence, Peles Castle, a very quick detour. The verdant countryside provides plenty of hiking opportunities too. If you prefer a more energetic city to Transylvania's small towns, Cluj-Napoca is the regional capital and offers a livelier base from which to explore. Further north is Bucovina, famed for its painted monasteries. On Romania's Black Sea coast, the port of Constanta is a real highlight. Nature lovers should visit the UNESCO-protected Danube Delta. You will have a lot to do if you visit Romania! See below for some suggested Romania tour plans.

Complete vacation packages by Romania travel experts

We provide full Romania travel packages to the places listed below. We'll take care of everything and create a tailor-made private tour itinerary for you. This includes planning and making arrangements for hotels, transport and private tour guides for full day or half day excursions. Before and during your trip you will have the support of our city host in Bucharest. All you have to do is enjoy your vacation. We cover many neighboring countries too. You could extend your trip into Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia or Ukraine. Contact us for a free travel consultation. We will prepare a Romanian vacation package just for you.

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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Romanian vacation packages
Based on 19 reviews

Sharon

Ontario

JayWay Travel takes all of the work out of travel and gives you just the enjoyment. Your whole trip is customized to you and your interests and you have the support of a destination manager who is available in case of any issues. They have great tour guides who speak your language. I could go on and on here.

JayWay Travel takes all of the work out of travel and gives you just the enjoyment. Your whole trip is customized to you and your interests and you have the support of a destination manager who is available in case of any issues. They have great tour guides who speak your language. I could go on and on here.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
4.8 / 5

Todd & Jennifer

Ontario

The JayWay Travel experience is customized and personalized. Each trip will be unique to you and it is a wonderful way to ensure you focus on what matters most while travelling (sights, activities, etc.) rather than booking hotels, transfers, etc. that take up so much of your time and energy.

The JayWay Travel experience is customized and personalized. Each trip will be unique to you and it is a wonderful way to ensure you focus on what matters most while travelling (sights, activities, etc.) rather than booking hotels, transfers, etc. that take up so much of your time and energy.

Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Sibiu, Belgrade, Kotor, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia, Burgas, Constanta
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Bucharest, Sibiu, Belgrade, Kotor, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia, Burgas, Constanta
Rating :
4.6 / 5

Patricia, Louis, Joshua & Luke

Virginia

JayWay Travel was very insightful and reliable, and recommended tours and activities that will be cherished memories for our family for many years to come.

JayWay Travel was very insightful and reliable, and recommended tours and activities that will be cherished memories for our family for many years to come.

Year : 2018
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Constanta, Danube Delta, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Constanta, Danube Delta, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Romania

I want to go to Dracula’s Castle, where is it?

The short answer is: Bran Castle, an easy day trip from Brasov, or a convenient stop on the road between Brasov and Sibiu. If you're staying in both then it's best to stop there on the way. Otherwise take a day trip that includes a visit to Bran Castle. The long answer is: this isn't really Dracula's Castle. Bram Stoker never visited the area, but some readers thought this castle matched the description in the book and so a legend was born. Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the Dracula story, may have stayed here once.

When is the best time to visit Romania?

We recommend visiting Romania in the spring or fall, especially from early April to early June, or early September to late October. Summers are hot in Bucharest, with average highs in the 80s from June to late August, but the rest of the country is cooler, as it's more mountainous, and elevated in general. The Transfagarasan Highway from Bucharest into Sibiu in Transylvania generally opens from the end of June to the end of October, although this depends on snowfall and how quickly annual repairs are made. Thus, if you’re interested in visiting one of the highest, and most scenic, highways in Europe, we recommend visiting after summer.

Is Romania safe?

Romania is fairly safe. As usual, be alert for pickpockets in crowded areas, especially by tourism hotspots. Make sure that a cab has its rates advertised on its side before stepping inside.

What is Romanian cuisine like?

Romania's cuisine is varied, as it borders a wide variety of cultures, in every direction. Romania is distinguished by sour soups, which can be vegetarian, contain fish, or even include tripe or calf's foot, but are then soured by lemon juice, sauerkraut juice, vinegar, or bran. Mamaliga, a form of polenta, is a common side. Served with nearly any dish, Mamaliga sometimes in the place of bread. Many locals fast during several times of year for religious reasons, with some even foregoing all animal products, so vegetarian and even vegan foods are surprisingly easy to find, although some Romanians may still not be used to the idea of skipping animal products for lifestyle reasons, instead of out of religious devotion.

Romania excels at wines, although Romania is full of beers, and spirits made from various fruits, such as Tuica. A type of plum brandy, Tuica is often boiled and spiced in winter, akin to mulled wine. Romanian water is generally safe to drink, but locals still tend to consume bottled water instead.

What is transportation like in Romania?

We recommend getting around Romania by private transfer, as much of Romania's history and beauty is in remote, rural areas, and other transportation methods are problematic. Despite ample EU investments (especially in rail transport), Romania can be hard to get around. Romanian trains cover much of the country, but trains are often slow, and run infrequently on most routes. Roads are often the best way to get around, but drivers are aggressive, roads can be in poor shape, and even highways often slow to a crawl as they pass through villages. Due to Romania's size and poor transportation, flights can occasionally be a good way to cross the country, especially when traveling to Bucharest from northern Romania at the end of a trip. Most public transportation is by bus or streetcar, although Bucharest has a very extensive, if complex, system of buses, streetcars, trolleybuses, and subways. Most tourists are unlikely to need to use these, as Bucharest's sites can generally be covered by foot.
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