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Popular Romania Vacation Itineraries

Our suggested itineraries in Romania and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our comprehensive tailored trip packages make traveling throughout the Eastern Europe region hassle-free. We've got Romania vacation ideas that allow you to combine time in bucolic Bucovina, mysterious Transylvania, rural Maramures, bustling Bucharest and the tranquil Danube Delta or even on the Black Sea coast. If multi-country trips are more your style, then you will find that Romania combines neatly with neighbors Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova and Ukraine. You can get a rough idea of the price for each of these itineraries by using the Price Guide function.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Romanian vacation packages, based on 26 reviews

Review by Shana & Megan

Shana & Megan

Massachusetts

JayWay Travel is the most easy, knowledgable, and reliable way to plan any travel. I felt very safe and could trust them for my travel plans.

JayWay Travel is the most easy, knowledgable, and reliable way to plan any travel. I felt very safe and could trust them for my travel plans.

Year : 2021
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Carol, Sarah & Brian

Carol, Sarah & Brian

Florida

JayWay organized a great tour and the guides were excepectional. We learned so much from them about the history and current situation of Romania.

JayWay organized a great tour and the guides were excepectional. We learned so much from them about the history and current situation of Romania.

Year : 2021
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Romania
Itinerary : Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Jeanne & Michael

Jeanne & Michael

JayWay Travel planned a first class but affordable trip to places we chose to go and worked out all the logistics for us. We felt we were in good hands at all times.

JayWay Travel planned a first class but affordable trip to places we chose to go and worked out all the logistics for us. We felt we were in good hands at all times.

Year : 2021
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia, Romania
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Zagreb, Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia, Romania
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Zagreb, Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5

Romania Tours & Vacation 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, 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! Romania boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which are overnight destinations on our map. 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, cobblestone streets, dreamy 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 are the regions of Bucovina, famed for its painted monasteries, and Maramures, the heart and soul of rural Romania, famous for its UNESCO-listed wooden churches. 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 cover all of the country's most interesting destinations. We'll take care of everything and create a tailor-made private tour itinerary for you. This includes planning and booking 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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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Romania

Is Romania open to travelers from the US?
Yes. Romania reopened to tourist travel from the US on June 1, 2021.
I want to go to Dracula’s Castle, where is it?

The short answer is: Bran Castle is fairly close to Brasov, which makes it a great day trip, especially when combined with a tour of Brasov. 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 there once, but was from the beautiful town of Sighisoara, which makes for a good stop between Sibiu or Brasov, or better yet, a place to spend a night.

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 to visit?
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, and their condition has improved greatly in the past few years, but drivers are aggressive, there aren't many highways, and the roads are winding in more mountainous areas. 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.
Do you offer group tours to Romania?
All our tours of Romania and neighboring countries are completely customized for you. You choose the dates and length of your tour and work with our expert travel advisors and trip planners to create a tailored itinerary that is unique to you. Your Romania vacation package will include all transfers, hotels, activities and excursions along with the pre and during trip support of our dedicated person in Romania. Our semi-independent private tours provide the most important advantages of group travel (travel arrangements, guided tours and local support) with the added flexibility of choosing your own dates and itinerary based on your specific interests. If you prefer shared day trips and guided tours instead of having a private guide, for cost or socializing reasons, we can always include that in your trip plan.
Can i visit Bulgaria as well?
Bulgaria is often combined with a tour of Romania. Bucharest is just an hour and a half from the Bulgarian border and around three hours from Veliko Tarnovo, our northern-most destination in Bulgaria.
Can I take a day tour to Bulgaria from Bucharest?
No. With a six hour round trip to Veliko Tarnovo, this is not a viable day trip.
Can I pay by card?
Most places take cards, but it's always best to have some Romanian leu on hand, especially if visiting local markets, or villages in more remote places.
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