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Join us on the best Romania vacation packages. Discover amazing Dracula related places such as his birthplace, Sighisoara Citadel, and find out more about our history and traditions.

 


Romania Vacation Packages – Highlights

Day 1

  • The first highlight in your Romania vacation packages is Snagov Monastery, an impressive religious building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake
  •  welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants.

Day 2

  • Poienari fortress, Vlad the Impaler real castle
  • the medieval city of Sibiu, the European capital of culture (2007)
  • the famous ‘Liars Bridge

Day 3

  • Corvinesti Castle, the most impressive Gothic style castle in Eastern Europe
  • assist to Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, ass seen on Travel Channel
  • Evening Sitting traditional Romanian party

Day 4

  • Turda Salt Mine a womb deep in the earth  transformed into a modern architectural wonder -complete with amusement park, recreational facilities, concert hall, and underground salt lake you can sail on
  • candle lit dinner and accommodation in Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass, the place in which Bram Stoker placed the Dracula Castle in his famous novel, Dracula

Day 5

  • Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Clock Tower Museum, The Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons collection. The birthplace of Vlad the Impaler

Day 6

  • Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle from Transylvania, offers you its tumultuous history
  • the medieval Saxon City of Brasov with its  Black Church
  • attend ‘Dracula’s Wedding’ show, a non-verbal performance staged by a professional band

Day 7

  • Explore the famous Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved Royal Residences in Europe
  • visit the Old Princely Court from Targoviste

 


Romania Vacation Packages – Short Description

Have fun on our Romania Vacation Packages! Explore the land of Dracula and discover all the dark legends surrounding the Count.

Our Romania Vacation Packages include amazing highlights, breathtaking views and a series of unforgettable special events.

This tour includes 4 special dinners, as well as accommodation in unique places such as a castle style hotel.

Day 1
The tour departs from Moxa Boutique Hotel (you can book an extra night prior to the first day and avoid having to reach the meeting place in the morning).

From here, travel to Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building believed to be Dracula’s final resting place. In the evening, return to Bucharest and enjoy an unforgettable welcome dinner to our Romania vacation packages.

Sinaia monastery seen in our Romania Vacation Packages
Snagov island and monastery

Day 2
Your Romania vacation packages continue with Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain refuge. After a bit of physical effort (you need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top), enjoy the spectacular mountain landscapes.

Liar's bridge Sibiu Bran Castle seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Romania Vacation Packages
Liar’s bridge Sibiu seen in Dracula tours and Romania Vacation Packages 

Your next destination is the Medieval City of Sibiu. After a brief tour including the Liars Bridge, accommodate in a cozy 4* hotel.

Day 3
In addition to the previously mentioned highlights, you will also visit Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara.

Corvinesti Castle - Romania vacation packages
Corvinestilor Castle-the most beautiful Gothic style castle in Eastern Europe

Furthermore, you will travel to Turda and accommodate in a 4* Dracula castle themed hotel.
Enjoy a vampire menu for dinner and then join us for the popular Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according with old Transylvanian traditions (as seen on Travel Channel), followed by an Evening Sitting (traditional Transylvanian party).

Best of Romania Vacation Packages
Romania vacation packages -traditional Transylvanian party

Day 4
In the morning, visit the impressive Turda Salt Mine and then travel to Cluj-Napoca. After a brief city tour, drive to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel.

Turda spectacular Salt Mine-seen in our Romania Vacation Packages
Turda spectacular Salt Mine-seen in  Romania tours from Bucharest

Day 5
On the next day of the Romania vacation packages, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Visit the Clock Tower Museum, as well as the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection.

Dracula tours in Transylvania Romania
Colorful street in Sighisoara Citadel

Day 6
We can’t call this the ‘Best of Romania tour’ without including Bran Castle on the itinerary. Visit the famous fortress and then travel to Brasov.
Enjoy a local taste dinner and then attend ‘Dracula’s Wedding‘, a non-verbal show.

Bran Castle from Transylvania, Romania, seen in escorted tours in Romania
Bran Castle from Transylvania, seen in escorted tours in Romania

Day 7
On the last day of your tour, visit Peles Castle in Sinaia and then travel to Targoviste to visit Dracula’s Old Princely Court.

Targoviste Old Princely court, escorted tours Romania
Targoviste Old Princely court, seen in these escorted tours Romania

Arrive in Bucharest in the evening (around 7 PM, depending on traffic conditions).

 

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Map of our Romania vacation packages

best of romania tour with the awarded tour operator transylvania live

Departure dates for Romania vacation packages:

 

Departure datePrice per person
(2 persons to one double room)
Price for single travelerAvailability
7 day Romania vacation packages from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)

July 25, 2020;

August 1, 2020;
August 8, 2020;
August 15, 2020;
August 22, 2020;
August 29, 2020;

September 5, 2020;
September 12, 2020;
September 19, 2020;
September 26, 2020;
October 3, 2020

€ 1159€ 1299Free

May 1, 2021;
May 8, 2021;
May 15, 2021;
May 22, 2021;
May 29, 2021;

June 5, 2021;
June 12, 2021;
June 19, 2021;
June 26, 2021;

July 3, 2021;
July 17, 2021;
July 24, 2021;
July 31, 2021;

August 7, 2021;
August 14, 2021;
August 21, 2021;
August 28, 2021;

September 4, 2021;
September 11, 2021;
September 18, 2021;
September 25, 2021;
October 2, 2021

€ 1181€ 1299Free

 

 

Departure Guaranteed

Our Romanian vacation  is guaranteed to depart on the dates given for a minimum of 2 persons.


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Book your tour now and discover Transylvania! Follow in Vlad the Impaler’s footsteps and then uncover his dark legend during this unforgettable Transylvania Dracula tour.

We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.

  • MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
  • We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.

  • At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
  •  The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.

 

 


Other mentions for our Romania Vacation Packages

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

Media Mentions
• We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
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7-Days Romania Vacation Packages – Highlights:


Advice for US citizens traveling in Romania

U.S.-Romania relations

The United States established diplomatic relations with Romania in 1880, following Romania’s independence. The two countries severed diplomatic ties after Romania declared war on the United States in 1941; and re-established them in 1947. Relations remained strained during the Cold War era while Romania was under communist leadership. After the 1989 revolution ended communist rule, however, Romania’s policies became unequivocally pro-Western.

Romania joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2004 and has established itself as a steadfast ally of both the United States and NATO.

U.S. Assistance to Romania

U.S. security assistance supports Romania in completing its military modernization, improving its interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces, and increasing its expeditionary deployment capabilities in support of NATO’s collective defense and coalition operations with the United States. Other programs include U.S. Department of Justice assistance to strengthen the rule of law, including combatting corruption and human trafficking, and strengthening intellectual property rights and cyber-security. The United States also assists in preserving Romania’s unique cultural heritage. For example, in 2019, Romania received the largest Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grant in the world, $500,000, for the restoration of a 14th Century fortified Saxon church in the village of Alma Vii.

Entry and visa information. 

  • You must have a U.S. passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your departure date from Romania.
  • U.S. citizens may enter and remain in Romania without a visa for up to 90 days total in any 180-day period. Departing Romania and attempting to re-enter Romania does not “restart the clock”. U.S. citizens who depart Romania and return after spending less than 90 days in the 180-day period prior to their return will be admitted for the remainder of the 90 days. U.S. citizens attempting to re-enter Romania after having already spent 90 days in Romania in the 180-day period prior to return may be denied re-entry to Romania.
  • U.S. citizens who wish to stay longer than 90 days must obtain an extension from Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • U.S.-Romanian dual nationals should consult the Romanian Border Police website for information on exit requirements.
  • If you have a temporary or permanent Romanian residence permit, be ready to present it upon request from local competent authorities.

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Romania.

Safety

Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.

 

Tourism: The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules [with regards to best practices and safety inspections] are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the U.S. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in near major cities. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. Medical treatment in Romania is not up to western standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.

Crime

Reported types of crime include:

  • Robbery, pick pocketing, internet scams, and credit card fraud are the most commonly reported crimes.
  • Organized groups of criminals, sometimes including minors, operate in train stations, trains, subways, and busses.
  • Money exchange schemes often involve individuals posing as plainclothes policemen who approach you, flash a badge, and ask for your passport and wallet. Insist on the presence of a uniformed police officer and request that any issues be resolved at the police station.
  • If traveling on an overnight train, travel with a companion and in the highest class available.
  • Do not leave your personal belongings unattended; stow them securely out of sight.
  • Use ATMs located inside banks. You should check ATM machines for any evidence of tampering before use.
  • Be extra cautious of your surroundings if using an internet café.
  • Use cash wherever possible in lieu of credit cards.

 

Victims of Crime: 

U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault should first contact the U.S. Embassy. Report crimes to the local police at 112 and contact the U.S. Embassy at (40) 21 200-3300.

Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

U.S. Embassy can:

  • help you find appropriate medical care
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends (with your written consent)
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and help you arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.

Tourism: The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules are regularly enforced, though some tourism-related activities (such as rock climbing and extreme sports) are less regulated than in the United States.  Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available in major cities. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. Medical treatment in Romania does not meet U.S. standards. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.

Local Laws

Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.

Special Circumstances:

  • Romania is situated in a seismically active region and has a history of devastating earthquakes, with the greatest risk occurring in Bucharest.
  • Mountainous areas of the country can be subject to torrential rains and flash floods, especially in the spring and summer months.
  • Streets and sidewalks are often icy and hazardous during winter.
  • Avoid contact with stray dogs.
  • Travelers’ checks are of limited use, but ATMs (“bancomats” in Romanian) are widely available.

LGBT Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Romania. However, the annual gay pride parades in Bucharest have been the scene of violent protests in past years.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Romanian laws and regulations require public places, the outdoor environment, transportation, and housing to be accessible for persons with mobility issues. Although there has been progress, accessibility varies greatly. While large cultural institutions and supermarkets are generally properly equipped for persons with mobility issues, accessibility on sidewalks, hotels, and public transportation remains problematic.

  • Sidewalks and streets are uneven, even in major cities.
  • Small hotels and tourist sites often do not have elevators or ramps.
  • Access to public transportation is not adequately marked for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.
  • Platforms at subway stations may be narrow, steep and slippery.

Health

US Embassy  do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our web page for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the government of Romania and with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the medication is legal in Romania. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.

  • Basic medical supplies are limited in Romania, especially outside of major cities.
  • Hospitals often lack nursing care and assistance for the elderly.
  • Most prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are available in Romania but are often sold under different names.
  • Response times for emergency services vary widely depending on the region of the country and nature of emergency.

US Embassy strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

 

Before you begin your travels

Write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling.

US Embassy in Romania
4-6, Dr. Liviu Librescu Blvd.
District 1, Bucharest
015118 Romania
Telephone: (+40) 21 200-3300
https://ro.usembassy.gov/

Notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel, and check exchange rates.
Some banks are blocking your credit card payment when a transaction occurs from abroad.

Safeguard Your Documents!

Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your original documents. To help prevent theft, do not carry your passport in your back pocket, and keep it separate from your money.

For more information https://travel.state.gov/

Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Saturday, Bucharest

Meet your tour guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel. Your tour in Romania begins with a short drive to Snagov Monastery, an impressive religious building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece . Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest's top traditional restaurants.

Day 2

Sunday, Bucharest – Poienari – Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20 min driving)

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast and then drive to Poienari fortress, a mountain refuge preferred by medieval rulers such as Vlad the Impaler. You need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top, but the view worth every penny. From here, drive to the Medieval Saxon city of Sibiu. Discover the amazing attractions this city has to offer, including the famous ‘Liars Bridge’. Accommodation in 4* hotel, centrally located.

Day 3

Monday, Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia – Turda (272 km, 3h 27 min driving)

Your tour in Romania continues with Hunedoara. Visit Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style construction which used to serve as the residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Explore the medieval beauty and head next to Alba Iulia. You will overnight in Turda in a 4* boutique hotel, often referred by our previous guests as a medieval fantasy with beds. Since you are in the heart of Transylvania, you cannot leave without a Dracula themed dinner. Keeping the “strigoi” atmosphere join us for the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, followed by an Evening Sitting (‘Sezatoare’ in Romanian language).

Day 4

Tuesday, Turda – Cluj-Napoca – Pasul Tihuta (191 km, 3h driving)

Morning visit of Turda Salt Mine, one of the most popular highlights in Romania. Here we are on the surface again prepared to explore the next Transylvanian city - Cluj-Napoca; discover amazing medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral. From here we head North carried by a stunning scenery up to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel, in the past known as Tihuta hotel. Enjoy a delicious candle lit dinner followed by a bonfire.

Day 5

Borgo Pass – Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29 min driving)

Today we’ll enjoy medieval taste at the highest level visiting Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can’t miss the Clock Tower Museum, The Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. In the past the Clock Tower was named the Gate Tower and was used for the council’s meetings and for storing Sighisoara’s archive and thesaurus. Nowadays The Clock Tower is the main attraction for visitors.

Day 6

Thursday, Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov (171 km, 2h 48 min driving)

“Ramai cu bine Sighisoara!” (Farewell Sighisoara!) Welcome to Bran Castle! With a very controversial status: “To be or not to be Dracula’s Castle” Bran Castle offers you its tumultuous history, from being a fortress meant to guard the border between Transylvania and Wallachia to the period when Queen Mary transformed it into a Royal Residence and to nowadays as a worldwide known museum… if the walls could talk. Drive next to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Among the amazing medieval buildings, you can find the most popular attraction of this city, The Black Church. In the evening, enjoy a local taste dinner and attend ‘Dracula’s Wedding’, a non-verbal performance staged by a professional band of actors.

Day 7

Friday, Brasov – Sinaia – Targoviste – Bucharest (192 km, 3h 44 min driving)

Your last day of the tour brings you to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the famous Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved Royal Residences in Europe. From here, travel to Targoviste and visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court, this where several medieval rulers – including Vlad the Impaler - used to reside and run the country from. Your last day of the tour brings you to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the famous Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved Royal Residences in Europe. From here, travel to Targoviste and visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court, this where several medieval rulers – including Vlad the Impaler - used to reside and run the country from. Transfer to Bucharest airport for your returning flight. Estimated arrival in Bucharest 07:00 PM.

Accommodation

3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, all accommodation hotels are centrally located.


Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 dinners ( 3 course dinner) This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request.


Transportation

All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.


Entry fees to

Snagov Monastery, Poienari citadel, Peles Castle, Bran Castle,  Salt Mines in Turda, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, Clock Tower in Sighisoara.

  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
  1. :

    The tour was great and a lot of fun!
    The guide Claudiu is very knowledgeable and was more than willing to answer any questions or provide suggestions on places to eat or see.
    He was very flexible and attentive to our needs and interests.
    We left so much more knowledgeable than when we started.
    All in all it was a super experience

  2. :

    It was an awesome tour and our guide Sorin was the best.
    He was very accommodating and exceeded our expectations.
    He showed us several of the historical sites and was very knowledgeable.
    Anytime we return to Romania we’ll use his services

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://dracula-tour.com/terms.html .

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Transylvania Live - Expert in Transylvania a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Please check with the airline company. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.

The tour has a general audience as it targets people interested in history, culture, customs and beliefs. Group size can be between 4-26 people. Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-45.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.

A minimum age of 10 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. On “for couples” tours a minimum age of 20 years is required.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

If you follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page. Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 723 565 255.

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

A welcoming country house, not necessarily decorated in a peasant like style; you’ll stay under the same roof with your Romanian host! In most cases dinner and breakfast are included, and rates are based on two guests per room.
They offer one bathroom for two rooms; the bathroom can be situated on the hallway.
Staying at a “traditional Maramuresean country-inn” or “a typical Hungarian-Sekler country-inn” will prove to be an unique experience.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

American citizens do not require a visa for Romania (Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need)

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport https://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp atm locator
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country https://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are a bit too pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Chaps Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable then the ones in US.
With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home.
To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).