Romania tailor-made holidays
One of Europe's most intriguing destinations, Romania is resolutely rural and yet vigorously chasing the attractions of contemporary Europe. [See Romania itinerary ideas]
Explore the capital Bucharest to uncover one of Eastern Europe's best-kept secrets. Far better known are the tales of Dracula; relive Bram Stoker's tale in the narrow passages and secret stairwells of the mock Gothic castle in the small town of Bran, which has historic links to Vlad the Impaler.
Village life is on display in Marmures, Romania's rural heartland, and Southern Bucovina, where monasteries are decorated gaudily in bright colours and covered in murals that recount stories and legends.
Those interested in birds and wildlife other than bats should head to the Danube Delta. This protected wetland area of lily-covered lakes and shifting sand dunes is a haven for birdlife that's best enjoyed aboard a traditional wooden kayak.
The Carpathian Mountains, also known as the Transylvanian Alps, run through the country; hike the rugged slopes on well-marked trails in wildlife-filled stretches such as the Fagaras Mountains to see some of Romania's most spectacular scenery. There's also good hiking, mountain biking and skiing in the Bucegi Mountains.
Elsewhere, travel along the Black Sea coast to enjoy sandy beaches, spas and resorts as well as historical monuments and vineyards.
Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.
Itinerary ideas 
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Romania. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618.
Central Europe and Transylvania (Istanbul - Prague)
This 14-day tour, which includes an unforgettable six-day journey on the luxury Golden Eagle Danube Express, takes you from the shores of the Bosphorus in …
Jewels of Persia
Jewels of Persia is a spectacular luxury rail journey, offering a unique chance to travel overland through Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, before …
The Golden Eagle Balkan Odyssey
Sit back, relax and enjoy all the comfort, luxury and first-class service and dining of the Golden Eagle Danube Express on this magical nine-day journey from …
Voyage through Eastern Europe
Much of Eastern Europe is still likely to surprise you, from the footloose gypsies of rural Romania to the full-bodied wines of the Hungarian vineyards. A …
Budapest to Istanbul by Rail
Discover the rich and varied culture of Eastern Europe, visit 'Dracula's Castle' and charming Slavic villages, explore the spectacular cities of Budapest and …
London to Istanbul by Rail
Travel across Europe by train, explore tiny villages and big capital cities, soak in gorgeous Alpine scenery from the window of the Glacier Express, sample …
Halloween in Transylvania
Attend a special Halloween costume party in an authentic Gothic castle, take a peek into the ruins of Dracula’s castle, explore medieval towns including the …
Carpathians Walking & Bears
Hike through the majestic mountains of central Romania, looking for bears and exploring medieval towns