Discover Romania & Enchanting Transylvania

Discover Romania & Enchanting Transylvania

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Discover Romania & Enchanting Transylvania

8 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov

Tour operator:

Travelsphere

Tour code:

FRTRA

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 35

Physical rating:

Low, Classic Touring

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$1992
$1804 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$93 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$95
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Tour Overview

Blessed with a pristine landscape of rugged mountains and rolling hills, Romania is a country rich in history, myth and legend.

On this fascinating journey through the mysterious land of Transylvania, you’ll discover magnificent churches, medieval villages and enchanting castles, all with a unique story to tell. You’ll see beautiful palaces and explore picture-perfect towns, visit Bran Castle, the real-life inspiration behind Dracula’s home and step inside the stunning rooms at the fairy-tale Peles Castle.

There are opportunities to immerse yourself in Romanian life and discover centuries-old traditions as we learn about the art of beekeeping and watch a weaving demonstration. You’ll also taste traditional Romanian fayre, watch a folklore show and meet the people behind the 'We Help!' charity, which supports the country's disadvantaged children.

With a tour of the vibrant capital Bucharest completing this magical journey, it promises to be an enriching and unforgettable tour.

Highlights

  • Visit the 17th century Mogosoaia Palace

  • Explore the medieval citadel of Sibiu

  • Enjoy dinner with a local family with folklore show and free-flowing wine and brandy

  • Visit a BioFarm and sample the produce

  • Stroll the gardens of the grand Brukenthal Summer Palace

  • Traditional weaving demonstration

  • Dinner in Brasov at a Slow Food restaurant

  • Medieval Brasov and its impressive church

  • Discover Bran Castle

  • Atmospheric dinner in Bran Castle grounds

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Uk - Bucharest
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation Name: Union Plaza Bucharest
Meals Included: D

Your Romanian adventure starts today with a flight to the capital, Bucharest. When you arrive, we’ll drive you to your hotel where dinner will be served this evening.

Day 2 Bucharest - Mogosoaia - Sibiu
Location: Sibiu
Accommodation Name: Hotel Hermanns
Meals Included: B

After breakfast, we’ll take to the road and make our way to Sibiu. Our first stop will be in Mogosoaia, where we’ll visit the beautiful Mogosoaia Palace. Built in the late 17th century by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu, it now houses a museum and art gallery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Next, we’ll head to Curtea de Arges and visit one of Romania's most important religious sights, the town’s handsome Orthodox monastery. Members of the Romanian royal family are laid to rest here and you’ll see their tombstones as you step inside the beautiful church. After some free time to relax and enjoy lunch if you wish, we’ll continue our journey to Sibiu, arriving at the hotel this evening.

Day 3 Sibiu - Sibiel
Location: Sibiu
Accommodation Name: Hotel Hermanns
Meals Included: B, D

This morning we'll embark on a walking tour of Sibiu, which is as photogenic as any medieval town in Eastern Europe. We'll marvel at the 14th-century Lutheran Cathedral, home to a looming spire and Romania's largest pipe organ, and the historic Bridge of Lies. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to enjoy a bite to eat and could perhaps head to one of the inviting cafés lining the Small Square. We'll then meet a representative from the 'We Help!' charity, supported by the Travelsphere Cares initiative, and learn how they help Romania's disadvantaged children.
This evening sees us head to the mountain village of Sibiel, where we will sit down and enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner and folklore show in a family home.

Day 4 Sibiu - At Leisure
Location: Sibiu
Accommodation Name: Hotel Hermanns
Meals Included: B

After getting your bearings on yesterday’s guided tour, today you’re free to explore more of Sibiu at leisure. Perhaps spend some time soaking up the ambience of the Upper and Lower Towns, admiring the impressive churches or learning about Romanian art at the Brukenthal Museum. You can also climb the town’s Council Tower for lovely views over the city’s rooftops.
Alternatively, we offer an optional excursion this morning that begins with a visit to Biertan, home to a looming church surrounded by defensive walls and towers. Next, we'll visit Sighisoara, the alleged birthplace of one of Transylvania's most notorious sons, Vlad the Impaler – the real-life inspiration for Dracula. We'll learn about work that’s being done to preserve and renovate the region’s historic buildings and then there’s time for lunch if you wish. We’ll set off on a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, towers and winding lanes. We’ll also ascend the 'Scholars Stairs' for spectacular, sweeping views over the city and surrounding area. Finally, on our way back to the hotel, we'll stop at a vineyard, to learn about the region’s wine-making culture and enjoy a tasting of some fine local varieties.

Day 5 Sighisoara - Brasov
Location: Brasov
Accommodation Name: Hotel Armatti
Meals Included: B, D

Today we're heading into the countryside to learn about rural Romanian life. We begin with a visit to a local apiary to discover more about the process of making honey and sample some of the produce. In Avrig we'll relax in the gardens of the Brukenthal Summer Palace, an elegantly crumbling 19th-century mansion. Then we'll proceed to the village of Lisa to meet skilled wool weavers who make beautiful carpets using vintage machinery powered by a water mill.
Tonight, after we’ve checked in to our hotel in the medieval town of Brasov, we'll have dinner at a local restaurant that supports local producers and celebrates the traditional dishes of the region.

Day 6 Brasov - Bran Castle
Location: Brasov
Accommodation Name: Hotel Armatti
Meals Included: B, D

This morning we'll set off to the sights of Brasov on a guided walking tour. We’ll uncover all the highlights of this historic Transylvanian town including the Black Church – an imposing building and the biggest triumph of Gothic architecture in Romania. After the tour, you’ll have some free time for lunch, so why not head to one of the inviting pavement cafés in pretty Council Square.
Our next stop is Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle after it inspired the description of Count Dracula’s home in Bram Stoker’s fictitious novel. Set in a stunning location, surrounded by mountains, this spectacular castle takes Gothic to another level with its spires and rooftops rising dramatically from the forest. It is a spectacular sight and inside, we’ll learn about the castle’s history and legends as we explore its antique-filled rooms and exhibitions. To round off our visit, we'll enjoy dinner in the castle grounds this evening – a wonderfully atmospheric experience.

Day 7 Brasov - Bucharest
Location: Bucharest
Accommodation Name: Union Plaza Bucharest
Meals Included: B, D

We’re heading back to Bucharest today and will make our first stop at the striking Sinaia Monastery. It's named after Egypt's Mount Sinai, but with its Brâncovenesc domes and archways, this 300-year-old monastery – still home to several monks – is distinctly Romanian. Next, it's on to the fairy tale Peles Castle, a magnificent Neo-Renaissance masterpiece in the Carpathian Mountains. Once the summer residence of Romania’s first king, Carol I, we’ll step inside to explore opulent rooms adorned with fine paintings, carved wood, crystal chandeliers and colourful stained-glass windows.
Arriving in Bucharest in the evening, we'll enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in iconic sights like the Arcul de Triumf and Patriarchal Cathedral, the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Church. We finish with a farewell dinner at a renowned Bucharest restaurant, that serves dishes inspired by centuries-old Romanian recipes.

Day 8 Bucharest - Uk
Meals Included: B

With Romania thoroughly explored, this morning we'll take you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    3 & 4 star hotels

  • Return flights from London

  • 7 Nights in 3 and 4-star hotels

  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners and welcome drink

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guide

  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners and welcome drink

  • Travelsphere Holiday Director

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

  • 7 Nights in 3 & 4-star hotels

  • 7 Nights in 3 & 4-star hotels

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Excursions Included


  • Bucharest sightseeing tour

  • Explore the medieval citadel of Sighisoara and Sibiu

  • Visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary

  • Discover Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle

  • Medieval Brasov and its impressive church

  • Explore the Maramures region and learn about its intriguing culture

  • View Bogdan Voda's wooden church

  • Barsana Monastery visit

  • Explore the Museum of the Romanian peasant

  • Two dinners with the locals with free-flowing wine and brandy

  • Visit Sapanta Merry Cemetery

  • Cluj Napoca walking tour

Accommodation

    • Novotel Bucharest City Centre
    • You will stay at the 4-star Novotel Bucharest City Centre on the Victoriei Boulevard in the vicinity of Bucharest''s historical centre and the popular Lipscani Street and a choice of bars, restaurants and themed cafes. The hotel offers free access to the wellness centre and indoor pool with artificial waves, steam room and fitness area. You have free Wi-Fi access throughout the premises. Rooms feature air conditioning, LCD screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and en suite with bathtubs and walk in showers.
    • Continental Forum Hotel - Sibiu
    • Located in Sibiu Old Town the hotel features a restaurant and a fitness centre. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and a spa tub are on-site.
      All feature free WiFi, free wired Internet and plasma TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, room service (during limited hours) and rainfall showerheads.
    • Aro Palace Hotel Brasov
    • Located in Brasov Old Town, this hotel feature a fitness centre, free WiFi in public areas, concierge services and a 24-hour front desk.
      All rooms offer free WiFi, minibar, hairdryer, safe.
    • Hotel Gabriela Viseu De Sus
    • Hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool and a fitness centre.Free WiFi in public areas, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and an outdoor tennis court are on-site.
      Rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus balconies and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Minibars, room service (during limited hours) and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
    • Hotel Gradina Morii
    • Hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café, free WiFi in public areas.
      Rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find room service (during limited hours), showers and phones.
    • Hotel Grand Napoca
    • The Napoca Hotel Cluj-napoca enjoys a convenient location close to the central city.
      There are a restaurant, bar and gym.
      Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV, minibar, free wifi.

Optional Excursions


  • Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery


Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No. Min age is 18 years.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Requirements do change, and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure so that you have the correct documentation and are adequately vaccinated. Information on health is available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.travelhealthpro.org.uk

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Travelsphere’s Flexibility Promise has been created to give you complete peace of mind and make you feel confident when booking your holiday with us. We have also been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Travelsphere has been operating escorted touring holidays for 60 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travelsphere, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive Holiday conformation upon booking, and then several documents detailing any adddiotnal information and the optional excursions that you can book before you travel. The final information covering your flights, hotels and itinerary will be sent to you around 14 days before your departure date.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, we do not offer single share options

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, Im afraid not

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accomadate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - and make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Our Travelsphere Cares programmes, in partnership with the Planeterra Foundation, support local projects and social enterprises by helping them earn an income from tourism. We simply donate a portion of the funds from our tours, so it’s great to know that when you travel with us you are helping to change lives and turn travel into real impact.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like minded travellers

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

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Wednesday - Wednesday

Jun 11, 2025 - Jun 18, 2025
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Wednesday - Wednesday

Jul 02, 2025 - Jul 09, 2025
$1992 $1804 (USD)

Operator discount: -$93 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$95 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Instant Booking Available

Wednesday - Wednesday

Aug 27, 2025 - Sep 03, 2025
$2055 $1863 (USD)

Operator discount: -$93 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$98 (USD)

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  • Free Date Changes

    Travelsphere allows you to make 4 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 75 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Travelsphere allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform travelsphere, 75 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Travelsphere requires a minimum deposit of 21% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 84 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travelsphere charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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