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11 Days | Grand castles, medieval towns and revolutionary history in Romania

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
EUR €3,488
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Travel across the border from Belgrade through the heart of Transylvania to Bucharest on this 11-day Premium adventure. From medieval fortresses and fairytale castles to vampiric lore and cobbled Old Towns, this journey will reveal Romania’s top sights and lesser-known charms. Travel through endless mountain scenery, visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites, descend into an otherworldly salt mine, tour a winery known for its sparkling rose, wander through Transylvanian Saxon villages and spend a night in the Szekler Mansion.

Trip overview

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Belgrade, Serbia
Bucharest, Romania
Romania, Serbia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 39 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Step into another world as you walk through ancient halls and hear the myths and legends surrounding some of the most impressive castles in Eastern Europe – Bran and Peles.
  • Dine like royalty in Azuga, where you’ll share lunch with bubbles after a tour of the town’s winery – the sparkling tipples were the favourite of Romania’s last monarch, King Michael I.
  • Dive deep into one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, in use for about 2000 years. Spanning more than 43 km, Turda Salt Mine contains an amusement park, a contemporary art museum and an underground lake.
  • Explore the cobbled streets and medieval marvels of Sighisoara – a UNESCO World Heritage city with historical churches, cafes and museums, and a deep history dating back to the Romans.
  • Discover the Transylvanian Saxon villages of Malancrav, Medias and Biertan – home to historic fortified churches, timeless rural traditions and fairytale scenery.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.


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10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Private vehicle


Comfortable hotel (9 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Timisoara - City Tour
  • Sibiu - Evening Walking Tour
  • Sarmizegetusa Regia - Guided Tour
  • Sibiu - ASTRA Village Museum
  • Alba Lulia - Citadel Tour
  • Turda - Salt Mines Tour
  • Malancrav - Village Stop
  • Medias - Town Stop
  • Biertan - Town Stop
  • Sighisoara - Walking Tour
  • Rupea - Fortress Stop
  • Bran Castle - Tour
  • Brasov - Walking Tour
  • Peles - Castle Visit
  • Brasov - Chimney Cake Tasting
  • Azuga - Winery Tour and Tasting with Lunch
Add on activities
  • Belgrade - Military Museum - RSD350
  • Belgrade - Ethnographic Museum - RSD300
  • Belgrade - Nikola Tesla Museum - RSD800
  • Belgrade - Museum of Yugoslav History - RSD400
  • Belgrade - House of Flowers - RSD400
  • Belgrade - Danube River Cruise - RSD800
  • Belgrade - National Museum - RSD300
  • Sibiu - Brukenthal Palace National Museum - RON39
  • Sibiu Museum of Contemporary Art - RON12
  • Sibiu - Holy Trinity Cathedral - Free
  • Bucharest - Village Museum - RON30
  • Bucharest - Bike Tour - EUR25
  • Bucharest - Former Ceausescu Residence - RON65
  • Bucharest - Romanian Athenaeum - RON10
  • Bucharest - Palace of Parliament Tour - RON60
  • Bucharest - Urban Adventures Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Tour - EUR75

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. This itinerary no longer visits Hunedoara Castle as it is undergoing renovation and there is a lack of local guides meaning we cannot guarantee the quality of the experience. You will instead visit the UNESCO site of Sarmizegetusa Regia with a local guide, as well as visiting Peles Castle and Bran Castle.

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5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Ian · Traveled May 2024
I undertook the tour from Belgrade to Bucharest in May 2024, essentially exploring Romania. I found Romania to be a vibrant and visually stunning country. It has a very interesting history and many locations support that view. The people are friendly and helpful. I would strongly recommend visiting Romania.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2024

David · Traveled July 2023
Romania (Transylvania) is a real surprise - forget your preconceptions. Rich history and culture, beautiful towns and countryside, and varied cuisine. All brought to life by a superbly organised small group tour offering a real insight into the country. Led in our case by Raluca Bolnavu, the perfect guide in every way
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023

Libby · Traveled July 2023
Totally concur with David ‘s comments . Romania was unexpectedly engaging and thoroughly enjoyable . The towns we visited had intriguing histories – past and recent. Raluca was the most delightful guide with a real passion for her country and preservation of its traditions and environment. There was an interesting variety of accommodation which was well chosen for location/character.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Walter · Traveled July 2023
Review submitted 18 Jul 2023
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