Romania is one of Eastern Europe’s best hidden gems – which is why we’ve handcrafted an excellent and unique ten-day excursion there to discover all it has to offer. From castles with fascinating histories, to royalty both new and old, to enough culture to keep you captivated for the entire visit, this country deserves to be at the top of your travel list.
We begin our escorted tour in Sinaia with a visit to the striking, elaborately decorated Peles Castle. However, the chateau-turned-landmark that is often at the top of our clients’ must-see lists is Bran Castle, often referred to as Dracula’s Castle due to the similarities it bears to the home of the vampire count in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. We visit this spooky citadel on the sixth day.
Romania’s royalty are some of the most infamous around – and perhaps the most well-known is Vlad the Impaler. We will visit his birthplace, the town of Sighisoara, as well as the site of his death, a church in the village of Snagov. We will also take you to his final resting place: a tomb by Lake Snagov.
Funnily enough, Romania is also connected to a modern (and far less bloody) royal: Prince Charles. Viscri, a village in the Transylvania region, holds one of his private residences. The building has been restored and is a great example of the area’s traditional style. Our escorted tour stops at his home and even allows time to sample one of the local drinks.