Transylvania, Romania

From the fascinating monuments and grandoise structures of Bucharest, to the lush and misty landscapes of the legendary Transylvania region through Count Dracula's Castle, Romania tours provide an absolutely unique adventure. With a pinch of cultural discovery and plentiful excitement, witness the untouched medieval heritage of Romania in all its magnificence. Walk among towering gothic citadels, cobble-stone squares from the middle ages and neo-renaissance castles rooted in a vast history and reflecting the unique cultural blend of Romanian heritage. Follow the footsteps of Dracula while roaming through historic castles and towns as old as the millenia. As you delve back in time, soak in the world-renowned tales of medieval lords and vampires. Cross to Bulgaria to grasp the similarities and differences of colourful Balkan cultures shaped over centuries of interaction. Extend your journey to discover Balkans inside-out from Serbia to Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Greece; all in 4-star comfort.
From the fascinating monuments and grandoise structures of Bucharest, to the lush and misty landscapes of the legendary Transylvania region through Count Dracula's Castle, Romania tours provide an absolutely unique adventure. With a pinch of cultural discovery and plentiful excitement, witness the untouched medieval heritage of Romania in all its magnificence. Walk among towering gothic citadels, cobble-stone squares from the middle ages and neo-renaissance castles rooted in a vast history and reflecting the unique cultural blend of Romanian heritage. Follow the footsteps of Dracula while roaming through historic castles and towns as old as the millenia. As you delve back in time, soak in the world-renowned tales of medieval lords and vampires.

Our Transylvania, Romania Trips

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Highlights of Transylvania

7 Days

4.9

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$2320

$1276

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Treasures of Transylvania

9 Days

4.7

14 reviews

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$2437

$1340

Amazing Balkans and Transylvania

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Amazing Balkans and Transylvania

16 Days

5

1 reviews

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$4218

$2320

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Splendours of Balkans and Transylvania

17 Days

4.6

14 reviews

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$4306

$2368

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Ultimate Balkans and Transylvania

19 Days

5

1 reviews

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$5021

$2762

Trip Style: Festivals & Experiences, Overland

Treasures of Transylvania with Halloween Party

9 Days

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$2282

$1255

Night view of the Transylvania Castle during halloween

Trip Style: Festivals & Experiences, Overland

Halloween at Dracula’s Castle

6 Days

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$2092

$1151

Transylvania, Romania Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels used on our Romania trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

HOTEL INTER BUSINESS
Bucharest
4 Star

Set in a business and shopping area of Bucharest, the hotel offers comfortable rooms and free WiFi. Only a 3-minute walk from the metro station, a supermarket and shopping centre are just across the boulevard.

HOTEL CUBIX
Brasov
4 Star

The stylish Hotel Cubix offers comfortable and spacious accommodation in Brasov, only 100 m from the Business Park. With a prime location, it also features an enjoyable bistro bar.

SUNNY HILL
Cluj Napoca
4 Star

Located at the heart of Transilvania, Cluj Napoca, Hotel Sunny Hill is a business class hotel with on-site dining alternatives. Find a full range of tourist services, in a tasteful, refined and comfortable environment.

DUNAV PLAZA HOTEL
Ruse
4 Star

Dunav Plaza Hotel is situated in the heart of Ruse, right at Svoboda square. The hotel's various restaurants serve international dishes and a diverse selection of wines with a lovely atmosphere.

HOTEL PLAZA 35
Sibiu
4 Star

Situated 1.3 km from Great Square, Plaza35 hotel provides wonderful views of Sibiu and a fully equipped kitchenette in each room. It is also located very close to The Council Tower of Sibiu, Albert Huet Square and Transilvania Sports Hall.

Grand Hotel
Plovdiv
4 Star

Grand Hotel Plovdiv provides comfy accommodation with a restaurant, bar, casino and a shopping mall. Each room presents city views.

Romania Sights Map

Transylvania Tours Guidebook

Best Time to Visit Romania

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Transylvania. The best time to visit Transylvania is during the spring and the fall, when you can experience the epic countryside changing colors. Spring is a great time to visit Transylvania as the weather becomes milder, and the landscape starts to bloom with colorful flowers. The region is less crowded, making it a more peaceful and enjoyable experience for sightseeing and exploring historic sites. You can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and nature walks as the mountains and forests come to life. Why You Should Visit Transylvania: Transylvania, located in central Romania, beckons travelers with its captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness. This enchanting region boasts well-preserved castles and fortresses, including the famous Bran Castle, stunning landscapes such as the Carpathian Mountains, and charming cities like Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca.
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Best Places to Visit in Romania

Transylvania offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best place to visit in Transylvaniapage to read about all the fascinating places visited on our Transylvania tours. Transylvania is replete with captivating destinations, making it challenging to narrow down the best places to visit. However, some must-see locations include Bran Castle, often associated with the Dracula legend, offering a glimpse into medieval history and providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Sibiu, with its well-preserved historic center, features cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and a lively atmosphere. Sighișoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is another gem, boasting a remarkably intact medieval citadel and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The city of Cluj-Napoca, known for its vibrant arts scene, is a great place to explore local culture and cuisine, while the beautiful Peleș Castle, near Sinaia, is a stunning example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
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Romania Travel Advice

Read through our Transylvania travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Transylvania. When planning a trip to Transylvania, it's essential to esure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Romania. Romania is part of the European Union, and if you are a citizen of an EU or EEA (European Economic Area) country, you typically do not need a visa for short visits (up to 90 days). However, it's essential to verify the specific visa requirements based on your nationality before traveling. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Romanian Culture

Visit our Romanian culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Transylvania: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. The culture of Transylvania is a rich tapestry woven from the threads of various ethnic and historical influences, creating a unique and diverse heritage. Transylvania's history is marked by the coexistence and interaction of Romanian, Hungarian, Saxon, and Roma communities, each contributing to the region's cultural mosaic. Traditional Romanian culture is deeply rooted in Transylvania, with its folk music, dance, and customs that reflect the rural and agrarian way of life. The region's folklore is a source of fascination, encompassing a wide array of myths and legends, including the enduring Dracula myth, inspired by the real-life figure Vlad the Impaler.
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Romanian Food

Visit our Transylvania Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Romanian cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Romanian cuisine is a delightful reflection of the country's diverse history and regional influences, blending flavors from various cultures into a unique culinary experience. One of the cornerstones of Romanian food is "mămăligă," a maize porridge similar to polenta, which serves as a staple in many meals. It is often accompanied by "sarmale," cabbage or grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, rice, and spices, and "mici" (pronounced "meech"), which are small grilled sausages seasoned with garlic and paprika. Romania's love for soups and stews is evident in dishes like "ciorbă" (a sour soup) and "mâncare" (a vegetable stew). "Mămăligă cu brânză și smântână" combines the maize porridge with fresh cheese and sour cream, creating a simple yet delicious comfort food. Seafood enthusiasts can savor "saramură," a traditional fish stew with vinegar and garlic, found primarily in coastal regions.
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Transylvania Tours - FAQ

If you are travelling to Romania for 90 days or less and hold the passport of one of the 60 countries listed, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, you are not required to apply for a visa on arrival. Please check the official Romania government website for the list of countries, as it may be updated from time to time. If you intend to stay in Romania for more than 90 days, then you will need to apply for a visa. As Romania is also not included in the Schengen zone, visits to Romania will also not count towards your 90-day visa free limit in the Schengen area. This information is provided as guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.

Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place.

The best time to visit Transylvania depends on the kind of experience you’re after. For warm comfortable weather, the best time to visit is August to September. However to experience the best of Dracula’s birthplace, October is a great time to go for incredible Halloween celebrations and to see Transylvania’s mountainous terrain covered in autumnal colours. December is also a very magical time to visit for quaint Christmas markets and to see the fairy tale-like villages and castles covered in snow.

Free Wi-Fi is commonly available in most airports, hotels, cafes and restaurants in Romania, however the quality and connection may differ. You can also find plenty of internet cafes in the cities you visit. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G, although the connection may be unreliable in some rural areas.

Yes, you should be able to use your mobile phone in Romania as coverage is generally quite widespread in the country’s larger cities and towns but may not be available in rural areas.

The Romanian Leu is the currency of Romania. Please find below approximate prices in Euros to give you an idea.

  • Coffee: 5 RON (1 EUR)
  • Sandwiches: 6 RON Baht (1.20 EUR)
  • Fresh pastry: 3 RON (0.60 EUR)
  • Local beer: 6 RON (1.20 EUR)
  • Water (1.5L): 4 RON (0.80 EUR)
  • One-way public bus ticket: 2.50 RON (0.50 EUR)
  • Mid-range restaurant meal: 25 RON (5 EUR)

The Romanian Leu (RON) is the official local currency. You can get Leu from ATM’s using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit card is less favourable. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted except in some small vendors. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favourable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help if you need any assistance.

Although it is generally safe to drink tap water in some cities, we recommend to use filtered or bottled water. Alternatively consider using a reusable water bottle to reduce your use of plastic.

Credit cards are widely accepted in the cities. However, small shops and vendors may not accept cards, we would recommend to carry cash with you for such small purchases.

ATMs are common in cities and large towns, and most shops accept major credit cards. Smaller shops and vendors may still prefer cash payment.

Arrival airport transfer is included if your flight lands in Bucharest on the first day of your tour between 5am and 11:30pm. You must inform our call centre or [email protected] of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travellers) at least 15 days prior to your departure date. If you do not receive confirmation that your pick-up is arranged, please contact us. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure transfer is not available for Romania tours.

Of course! We often have solo travellers joining our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.

There are always solo travellers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.

Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly, [email protected] 0208 099 9596.

Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.

If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the “Notes” section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.

Tips are a common reward for service staff in Romania. For a restaurant meal, you can tip around 10-15% if tip is not included in the bill. Your tour guide and driver will be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.

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Best time to visit Transylvania

Best Time to Visit Romania

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Transylvania. The best time to visit Transylvania is during the spring and the fall, when you can experience the epic countryside changing colors. Spring is a great time to visit Transylvania as the weather becomes milder, and the landscape starts to bloom with colorful flowers. The region is less crowded, making it a more peaceful and enjoyable experience for sightseeing and exploring historic sites. You can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and nature walks as the mountains and forests come to life. Why You Should Visit Transylvania: Transylvania, located in central Romania, beckons travelers with its captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness. This enchanting region boasts well-preserved castles and fortresses, including the famous Bran Castle, stunning landscapes such as the Carpathian Mountains, and charming cities like Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca.
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Best Places to Visit in Romania

Best Places to Visit in Romania

Transylvania offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best place to visit in Transylvaniapage to read about all the fascinating places visited on our Transylvania tours. Transylvania is replete with captivating destinations, making it challenging to narrow down the best places to visit. However, some must-see locations include Bran Castle, often associated with the Dracula legend, offering a glimpse into medieval history and providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Sibiu, with its well-preserved historic center, features cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and a lively atmosphere. Sighișoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is another gem, boasting a remarkably intact medieval citadel and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The city of Cluj-Napoca, known for its vibrant arts scene, is a great place to explore local culture and cuisine, while the beautiful Peleș Castle, near Sinaia, is a stunning example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
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Travel Advice

Romania Travel Advice

Read through our Transylvania travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Transylvania. When planning a trip to Transylvania, it's essential to esure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Romania. Romania is part of the European Union, and if you are a citizen of an EU or EEA (European Economic Area) country, you typically do not need a visa for short visits (up to 90 days). However, it's essential to verify the specific visa requirements based on your nationality before traveling. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Culture

Romanian Culture

Visit our Romanian culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Transylvania: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. The culture of Transylvania is a rich tapestry woven from the threads of various ethnic and historical influences, creating a unique and diverse heritage. Transylvania's history is marked by the coexistence and interaction of Romanian, Hungarian, Saxon, and Roma communities, each contributing to the region's cultural mosaic. Traditional Romanian culture is deeply rooted in Transylvania, with its folk music, dance, and customs that reflect the rural and agrarian way of life. The region's folklore is a source of fascination, encompassing a wide array of myths and legends, including the enduring Dracula myth, inspired by the real-life figure Vlad the Impaler.
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Food

Romanian Food

Visit our Transylvania Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Romanian cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Romanian cuisine is a delightful reflection of the country's diverse history and regional influences, blending flavors from various cultures into a unique culinary experience. One of the cornerstones of Romanian food is "mămăligă," a maize porridge similar to polenta, which serves as a staple in many meals. It is often accompanied by "sarmale," cabbage or grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, rice, and spices, and "mici" (pronounced "meech"), which are small grilled sausages seasoned with garlic and paprika. Romania's love for soups and stews is evident in dishes like "ciorbă" (a sour soup) and "mâncare" (a vegetable stew). "Mămăligă cu brânză și smântână" combines the maize porridge with fresh cheese and sour cream, creating a simple yet delicious comfort food. Seafood enthusiasts can savor "saramură," a traditional fish stew with vinegar and garlic, found primarily in coastal regions.
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HIGHLIGHTS
Bucharest
The capital of Romania has everything to keep the traveler satisfied with a cosmopolitan downtown and historic sites.
HIGHLIGHTS
Revolution Square
Revolution Square is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. Known as Piața Palatului until 1989.
HIGHLIGHTS
Arc of Triumph
It marks one of the busiest intersections in Bucharest, symbolizing the everlasting triumph of the city.
HIGHLIGHTS
Romania Athenaem
Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu"
HIGHLIGHTS
Opera House
The Romanian National Opera, Bucharest is one of the four national opera and ballet companies of Romania.
HIGHLIGHTS
National Military Club
The Palace of the Military Club from Bucharest is a building of the Romanian army that has a cultural role.
HIGHLIGHTS
Dimitrie Gusti Village
The Village Museum formally National Museum of the Village "Dimitrie Gusti" is an open-air ethnographic museum.
HIGHLIGHTS
Palace of Parliament
The Palace of the Parliament, also known as the Republic's House or People's House, is the seat of the Parliament of Romania.
HIGHLIGHTS
Peles Castle
Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova linking Transylvania and Wallachia.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sinaia
A town in central Romania’s Bucegi Mountains, Its 17th-century Sinaia Monastery was once a royal family residence.
HIGHLIGHTS
Dracula Castle Bran
More than its fame as the house of the fictional Dracula, Bran Castle captures the hearts with its importance as a national landmark.
HIGHLIGHTS
Brasov
A medieval town set in the heart of Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is the launchpad for the dazzling castles of the region.
HIGHLIGHTS
Piaţa Sfatului
The Council Square is located in the historic centre of Brașov, Romania. It obtained its right to hold markets in 1520.
HIGHLIGHTS
Black Church
Black Church was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country.
HIGHLIGHTS
Muresenilor House Museum
Muresianu's archive is one of the richest and important of Transylvania, counting over 25000 documents.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sighisoara
Sighisoara lies on the Târnava Mare River in Mures, Romania, right at the historic region of Transylvania, hosting a UNESCO-heritage citadel.
HIGHLIGHTS
Clock Tower
The Clock Tower of Sighișoara is actually the main entry point to the citadel, opposite guarded by Tailors' Tower.
HIGHLIGHTS
Dominican Monastery
Also known as the Church of the Dominican Monastery, is a Gothic church formerly part of a medieval Dominican monastery.
HIGHLIGHTS
Targu Mures
Targu Mures is the 16th largest Romanian city, with 134,290 inhabitants as of the 2011 census. It lies on the Mureș River.
HIGHLIGHTS
Synagogue Quo Ante
Synagogue Quo Ante is a place of worship and meeting for the Jewish community in Targu Mures, first certified in 1682.
HIGHLIGHTS
Targu Mures citadel
Targu Mures citadel houses the Fortress Church and City Museum, and its gardens are a soothing space to stroll.
HIGHLIGHTS
Culture Palace
Home to the Mureș County Museum and the State Philharmonic, the palace is a center of sophisticstion.
HIGHLIGHTS
Cluj-Napoca
The unofficial capital of Transylvania beckons with its myriad modern facilities scattered across Saxon and Hungarian monuments.
HIGHLIGHTS
The Union Square
The current Unirii Square from Cluj formed the core of the medieval city, clustered around the Church of St. Michael.
HIGHLIGHTS
St. Mihail Church
It is the second largest church in the geographical region of Transylvania, Romania. The nave is 50 meters long and 24 meters wide
HIGHLIGHTS
Matthias Corvinus
This classified historic monument in Cluj - Napoca conceived by János Fadrusz and opened in 1902, represents Matthias Corvinus.
HIGHLIGHTS
Salina Turda
Salina Turda is a salt mine in the Durgău-Valea Sărată area of Turda, the second largest city in Cluj County, northwest Romania.
HIGHLIGHTS
Hunedeoara Castle
Also known as Corvin is one of the largest Gothic-Renaissance castles in Europe and is featured as one of the Seven Wonders of Romania.
HIGHLIGHTS
Corvin Castle
HIGHLIGHTS
Sibiu
Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century.
HIGHLIGHTS
Brukenthal Palace
The first museum in Romania and Central Europe, the Brukenthal Palace is a revered Baroque building home to well-curated displays.
HIGHLIGHTS
Piata Mare
This place in Sibiu is imposing plaza lined by colorful medieval & baroque-era buildings, with art museums & terrace cafes.
HIGHLIGHTS
Lutheran Cathedral
The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary is the most famous Gothic-style church in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. Its massive 73.34 m.
HIGHLIGHTS
Holy Trinity Cathedral
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Sibiu and Metropolitan of Transylvania.
HIGHLIGHTS
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
This Romanian Orthodox church is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.
HIGHLIGHTS
Freedom Square
The Monument of Liberty in Rousse, Bulgaria, was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sveta Troitsa Church
Sveta Troitsa Church is one of Ruse's highlights, built below ground level and resembling a fortress more than a cathedral.
HIGHLIGHTS
Regional Historical Museum
The Regional Historical Museum is one of the 11 regional museums of Bulgaria. It acts within the Rousse, Razgrad, and Silistra regions.
HIGHLIGHTS
Library Lyuben Karavelov
The Library is one of the oldest spiritual centres in Bulgaria. According to municipal registers, it was established in 1888
HIGHLIGHTS
Veliko Tarnavo
Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest towns in the country, as its history dates back to more than five thousand years ago.
HIGHLIGHTS
Tsareverts Fortress
The inescapable symbol of Veliko Târnovo, this reconstructed fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s most beloved monuments.
HIGHLIGHTS
Holy Forty Martyrs Church
The Holy Forty Martyrs Church is a medieval Eastern Orthodox church constructed in 1230 in the town of Veliko Tarnovo.
HIGHLIGHTS
Etar Ethnographic Complex
The Open Air Ethnographic Museum «Etar» is an open-air museum and a neighbourhood of Gabrovo in northern Bulgaria.
HIGHLIGHTS
Rose Valley
More than just a natural beauty, Rose Valley in Bulgaria is home to some of the oldest traditions in Bulgaria.
HIGHLIGHTS
Plovdiv
Hilly Plovdiv old town is famed for its photogenic winding cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-era townhouses.
HIGHLIGHTS
Balabanov and Georgi
Balabanov House is a picturesque Revival house in the old town of Plovdiv, opening its gates as a community center.
HIGHLIGHTS
St. Konstantin Church
The Church of St Constantine and Helena is a church in Plovdiv, It is considered to be among the oldest churches in the city.
HIGHLIGHTS
Elena Church
The Church of St Constantine and Helena is a church in Plovdiv, It is considered to be among the oldest churches in the city.
HIGHLIGHTS
Philippopolis Amphitheatre
The Roman theatre of Philippopolis is one of the world's best-preserved ancient Roman theatres, located in the city center of modern Plovdiv.
HIGHLIGHTS
Citadel Door
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St. Nedelya Church
Sveta Nedelya Church is an Eastern Orthodox church in Sofia, a cathedral of the Sofia bishopric of the Bulgarian Patriarchate.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sofia
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires. Also famous with it's night life.
ACCOMMODATION
Bucharest
HOTEL INTER BUSINESS
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Brasov
HOTEL CUBIX
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Cluj Napoca
SUNNY HILL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Ruse
DUNAV PLAZA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Sibiu
HOTEL PLAZA 35
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Plovdiv
Grand Hotel
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Romania?
If you are travelling to Romania for 90 days or less and hold the passport of one of the 60 countries listed, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, you are not required to apply for a visa on arrival. Please check the official Romania government website for the list of countries, as it may be updated from time to time. If you intend to stay in Romania for more than 90 days, then you will need to apply for a visa. As Romania is also not included in the Schengen zone, visits to Romania will also not count towards your 90-day visa free limit in the Schengen area. This information is provided as guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Romania?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Romania?
The best time to visit Transylvania depends on the kind of experience you're after. For warm comfortable weather, the best time to visit is August to September. However to experience the best of Dracula's birthplace, October is a great time to go for incredible Halloween celebrations and to see Transylvania's mountainous terrain covered in autumnal colours. December is also a very magical time to visit for quaint Christmas markets and to see the fairy tale-like villages and castles covered in snow.
F.A.Q.
What is internet access like in Romania?
Free Wi-Fi is commonly available in most airports, hotels, cafes and restaurants in Romania, however the quality and connection may differ. You can also find plenty of internet cafes in the cities you visit. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G, although the connection may be unreliable in some rural areas.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Romania?
Yes, you should be able to use your mobile phone in Romania as coverage is generally quite widespread in the country's larger cities and towns but may not be available in rural areas.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a ...?
The Romanian Leu is the currency of Romania. Please find below approximate prices in Euros to give you an idea.
  • Coffee: 5 RON (1 EUR)
  • Sandwiches: 6 RON Baht (1.20 EUR)
  • Fresh pastry: 3 RON (0.60 EUR)
  • Local beer: 6 RON (1.20 EUR)
  • Water (1.5L): 4 RON (0.80 EUR)
  • One-way public bus ticket: 2.50 RON (0.50 EUR)
  • Mid-range restaurant meal: 25 RON (5 EUR)
F.A.Q.
Which currency should I bring?
The Romanian Leu (RON) is the official local currency. You can get Leu from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit card is less favourable. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted except in some small vendors. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favourable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help if you need any assistance.
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Can I drink tap water in Romania?
Although it is generally safe to drink tap water in some cities, we recommend to use filtered or bottled water. Alternatively consider using a reusable water bottle to reduce your use of plastic.
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Are credit cards widely accepted in Romania?
Credit cards are widely accepted in the cities. However, small shops and vendors may not accept cards, we would recommend to carry cash with you for such small purchases.
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What is ATM access like in Romania?
ATMs are common in cities and large towns, and most shops accept major credit cards. Smaller shops and vendors may still prefer cash payment.
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Are airport transfers included?
Arrival airport transfer is included if your flight lands in Bucharest on the first day of your tour between 5am and 11:30pm. You must inform our call centre or [email protected] of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travellers) at least 15 days prior to your departure date. If you do not receive confirmation that your pick-up is arranged, please contact us. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure transfer is not available for Romania tours.
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