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.

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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
4 Star

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

HOTEL CUBIX
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.

HOTEL PREMIER
4 Star

Located at the heart of Transilvania, Cluj Napoca, Hotel Premier 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
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
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.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
4 Star

Best Western Premier Plovdiv Hills provides comfy accommodation with a restaurant, bar and a shared lounge. Each room presents city views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and a terrace.

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Transylvania Travel Guide

The best time to visit Transylvania depends on what kind of experience you’re after. If you’re looking for nice weather, you’re best to go either side of summer from April to June, where you’ll find pleasant weather and wild-flower filled meadows in spring with average temperatures from 16-20°C. Or head to Transylvania from the end of August to October, where you’ll also find comfortable temperatures and beautiful autumnal colours as you enter the colder months. July and August are peak summer months, however it can get uncomfortably hot, especially in cities like Brasov and Sibiu, so you’re best to visit either side of the peak summer months for decent weather in more comfortable temperatures. Autumn is a great time to visit, especially as the mountains and forests begin to change colour from all the foliage. Plus, Transylvania is the birthplace of Dracula after all, so there really is no better place to celebrate Halloween and get into the spirit of it! The winter months in Transylvania from December to February can be quite magical, with snow covering the fairy tale-like villages, horse drawn carriages, and snowy alpine trails. In December you’ll be in for a treat with plenty of Christmas markets and festivities, making for the classic Christmas scenes.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Romania and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/romania  Please note that passport holders of some nationalities may need to abide by entry and exit regulations which restrict the cities in which one can enter or exit Romania. We recommend all travellers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia - https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ Canada - https://travel.gc.ca/ New Zealand - https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ USA - https://travel.state.gov/
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.
As the land of mythic legends and dark tales,  Romania’s customs and traditions are still to this day a key part of Romanian culture. Romanian traditions tend to be passed down from generation to generation, and are a way to further connect with their rich folk culture. Although much of Romania has been influenced by modern Western Europe, ancient traditions and an orthodox-Christian religion still remains strong, with a great importance placed on family networks and values. Romanian costumes and ornaments are colourful and intricate, used traditionally in their dances and festivals. Although Romanian people may seem reserved when first meeting, they are known to be hospitable and warm, with a great sense of humour. You’ll find yourself charmed by the fairy tale-like villages, mythic legends, majestic mountains, and rich culture and traditions of Romania.
While Transylvania isn’t best known for its food, its lesser known cuisine is still worth exploring as it exudes a delicious hearty homemade feel. Traditional Romanian food is heavily influenced by a combination of Balkans, Turkish, German and Hungarian food, making for a varied culinary experience. Traditionally Romanian food tends to be very hearty and meat-based, with pork being the most commonly used meat. So finding vegetarian meals outside of the main cities could be challenging! Cabbage is also a culinary favourite used in various Romanian soups and salads.  Coffee and alcoholic beverages are also widely drank, where coffee tends to be taken black and sweet, simlarly to Turkish coffee. The national drink is tuica, which is a strong brandy usually made out of plums. Beer is also widely drunk and the great thing about it in Romania is it’s cheap, tasty and there’s lots of variety!
Like most countries, Romania has no shortage of shopping centres and malls. However, it's far more interesting and rewarding to shop with the locals at the markets. Mostly every village has its own market and in some you’ll even find that the goods are transported by horse drawn carriage. From fresh produce, dairy products, intricate pottery, handmade rugs, wood carvings and ceramics. You’re sure to find some beautiful finds. Don’t be afraid to haggle either, that’s all part of the fun!
Centuries old traditions and festivities are strongly rooted in the local culture of Romania. Throughout the year you’ll find Romanians celebrate their ancient heritage, change of seasons and religious holidays where festivities have remained unchanged for centuries. You’ll find traditional folk culture is well preserved where the traditional costumes, music and dances have remained very much the same.   One of the best festivities to celebrate in Transylvania however, is Halloween of course! Is there a more iconic place to celebrate Halloween than in Dracula’s birthplace and castle itself?! From Halloween parties in Bran castle, to spooky Halloween themed tours and shows, visiting Transylvania around Halloween will not disappoint!

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 info@traveltalktours.com 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, info@traveltalktours.com 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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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Transylvania depends on what kind of experience you’re after. If you’re looking for nice weather, you’re best to go either side of summer from April to June, where you’ll find pleasant weather and wild-flower filled meadows in spring with average temperatures from 16-20°C. Or head to Transylvania from the end of August to October, where you’ll also find comfortable temperatures and beautiful autumnal colours as you enter the colder months. July and August are peak summer months, however it can get uncomfortably hot, especially in cities like Brasov and Sibiu, so you’re best to visit either side of the peak summer months for decent weather in more comfortable temperatures. Autumn is a great time to visit, especially as the mountains and forests begin to change colour from all the foliage. Plus, Transylvania is the birthplace of Dracula after all, so there really is no better place to celebrate Halloween and get into the spirit of it! The winter months in Transylvania from December to February can be quite magical, with snow covering the fairy tale-like villages, horse drawn carriages, and snowy alpine trails. In December you’ll be in for a treat with plenty of Christmas markets and festivities, making for the classic Christmas scenes.
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Travel advice
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Romania and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/romania  Please note that passport holders of some nationalities may need to abide by entry and exit regulations which restrict the cities in which one can enter or exit Romania. We recommend all travellers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia - https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ Canada - https://travel.gc.ca/ New Zealand - https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ USA - https://travel.state.gov/
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Visas
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.
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Culture
As the land of mythic legends and dark tales,  Romania’s customs and traditions are still to this day a key part of Romanian culture. Romanian traditions tend to be passed down from generation to generation, and are a way to further connect with their rich folk culture. Although much of Romania has been influenced by modern Western Europe, ancient traditions and an orthodox-Christian religion still remains strong, with a great importance placed on family networks and values. Romanian costumes and ornaments are colourful and intricate, used traditionally in their dances and festivals. Although Romanian people may seem reserved when first meeting, they are known to be hospitable and warm, with a great sense of humour. You’ll find yourself charmed by the fairy tale-like villages, mythic legends, majestic mountains, and rich culture and traditions of Romania.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking
While Transylvania isn’t best known for its food, its lesser known cuisine is still worth exploring as it exudes a delicious hearty homemade feel. Traditional Romanian food is heavily influenced by a combination of Balkans, Turkish, German and Hungarian food, making for a varied culinary experience. Traditionally Romanian food tends to be very hearty and meat-based, with pork being the most commonly used meat. So finding vegetarian meals outside of the main cities could be challenging! Cabbage is also a culinary favourite used in various Romanian soups and salads.  Coffee and alcoholic beverages are also widely drank, where coffee tends to be taken black and sweet, simlarly to Turkish coffee. The national drink is tuica, which is a strong brandy usually made out of plums. Beer is also widely drunk and the great thing about it in Romania is it’s cheap, tasty and there’s lots of variety!
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping
Like most countries, Romania has no shortage of shopping centres and malls. However, it's far more interesting and rewarding to shop with the locals at the markets. Mostly every village has its own market and in some you’ll even find that the goods are transported by horse drawn carriage. From fresh produce, dairy products, intricate pottery, handmade rugs, wood carvings and ceramics. You’re sure to find some beautiful finds. Don’t be afraid to haggle either, that’s all part of the fun!
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events
Centuries old traditions and festivities are strongly rooted in the local culture of Romania. Throughout the year you’ll find Romanians celebrate their ancient heritage, change of seasons and religious holidays where festivities have remained unchanged for centuries. You’ll find traditional folk culture is well preserved where the traditional costumes, music and dances have remained very much the same.   One of the best festivities to celebrate in Transylvania however, is Halloween of course! Is there a more iconic place to celebrate Halloween than in Dracula’s birthplace and castle itself?! From Halloween parties in Bran castle, to spooky Halloween themed tours and shows, visiting Transylvania around Halloween will not disappoint!
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Bucharest
Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive
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Revolution Square
Revolution Square is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. Known as Piața Palatului until 1989.
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Arc of Triumph
Arcul de Triumf is the first, wooden, triumphal arch was built hurriedly, after Romania gained its independence
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Romania Athenaem
Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu"
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Opera House
The Romanian National Opera, Bucharest is one of the four national opera and ballet companies of Romania.
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National Military Club
The Palace of the Military Club from Bucharest is a building of the Romanian army that has a cultural role.
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Dimitrie Gusti Village
The Village Museum formally National Museum of the Village "Dimitrie Gusti" is an open-air ethnographic museum.
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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.
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Peles Castle
Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova linking Transylvania and Wallachia.
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Sinaia
A town in central Romania’s Bucegi Mountains, Its 17th-century Sinaia Monastery was once a royal family residence.
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Dracula Castle Bran
A natural amphitheater, guarded from the East by the Bucegi Mountains and from the West by the Piatra Craiului Massive.
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Brasov
It's known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes.
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Piaţa Sfatului
The Council Square is located in the historic centre of Brașov, Romania. It obtained its right to hold markets in 1520.
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Black Church
Black Church was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country.
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Muresenilor House Museum
Muresianu's archive is one of the richest and important of Transylvania, counting over 25000 documents.
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Sighisoara
Sighisoara lies on the Târnava Mare River in Mures, Romania, right at the historic region of Transylvania, hosting a UNESCO-heritage citadel.
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Clock Tower
The Clock Tower of Sighișoara is actually the main entry point to the citadel, opposite guarded by Tailors' Tower.
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Dominican Monastery
Also known as the Church of the Dominican Monastery, is a Gothic church formerly part of a medieval Dominican monastery.
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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.
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Synagogue Quo Ante
Synagogue Quo Ante is a place of worship and meeting for the Jewish community in Targu Mures, first certified in 1682.
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Targu Mures citadel
Targu Mures citadel houses the Fortress Church and City Museum, and its gardens are a soothing space to stroll.
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Culture Palace
The building houses the Mureș County Library, the Mureș County Museum, and the State Philharmonic of Târgu Mureș.
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Cluj-Napoca
A city in northwestern Romania, is the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region. It's home to universities, vibrant nightlife.
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The Union Square
The current Unirii Square from Cluj formed the core of the medieval city, clustered around the Church of St. Michael.
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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
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Matthias Corvinus
This classified historic monument in Cluj - Napoca conceived by János Fadrusz and opened in 1902, represents Matthias Corvinus.
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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.
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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.
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Corvin Castle
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Sibiu
Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century.
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Brukenthal Palace
The collections put together by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal represent the nucleus of the present Brukenthal National Museum.
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Piata Mare
This place in Sibiu is imposing plaza lined by colorful medieval & baroque-era buildings, with art museums & terrace cafes.
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Lutheran Cathedral
The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary is the most famous Gothic-style church in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. Its massive 73.34 m.
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Holy Trinity Cathedral
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Sibiu and Metropolitan of Transylvania.
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Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Romanian Orthodox church, is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.
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Freedom Square
The Monument of Liberty in Rousse, Bulgaria, was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi.
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Sveta Troitsa Church
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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.
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Library Lyuben Karavelov
The Library is one of the oldest spiritual centres in Bulgaria. According to municipal registers, it was established in 1888
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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.
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Tsareverts Fortress
The inescapable symbol of Veliko Târnovo, this reconstructed fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s most beloved monuments.
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Holy Forty Martyrs Church
The Holy Forty Martyrs Church is a medieval Eastern Orthodox church constructed in 1230 in the town of Veliko Tarnovo.
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Etar Ethnographic Complex
The Open Air Ethnographic Museum «Etar» is an open-air museum and a neighbourhood of Gabrovo in northern Bulgaria.
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Rose Valley
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Plovdiv
Hilly Plovdiv old town is famed for its photogenic winding cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-era townhouses.
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Balabanov and Georgi
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
F.A.Q.
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 info@traveltalktours.com 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.
F.A.Q.
Do you have solo travellers on your 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.
F.A.Q.
I'm a solo traveller, do I need to pay 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.
F.A.Q.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly, info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596.
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
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.
F.A.Q.
Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
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.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to tip?
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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