Romania holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 60 Romania holidays. Romania is one of the most unexplored parts of Europe, a natural wonderland of beautiful mountain scenery and forests teaming with exciting wilidlife. On a holiday in Romania you can trek in the Carpathian mountains, join a volunteer programme conserving wolves and bears or explore legendary Transylvania. Our Romania holidays help preserve the facinating local culture as well as protect the Romanian environment and wildlife.
Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made
Stay in a beautiful Transylvanian Castle, from £649 - £749 (6 days) ex flights
Transylvania holiday accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from €36 - €49 per person per night
Horse riding holidays in Transylvania
Enjoy great riding in Transylvania's stunning scenery, from €1000 (6 days) ex flights
Romania adventure holiday
An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania, from £1875 (14 days) ex flights
Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday
Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania, from £995 (10 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £1079 - £1119 (8 days) inc UK flights
Discover Transylvania holiday
Travel to a land that time forgot, from £920 (11 days) ex flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Volunteer at a bear sanctuary in the Romanian mountains, from £1145 (14 days) ex flights
Romania walking holidays
Explore the best kept secret of Transylvania: Trascau Mountains, from €590 (7 days) ex flights
Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta
Village stays, painted monasteries and wildlife in the delta, from £1699 (14 days) ex flights
Transylvania holiday, Dracula tours in Romania
Follow the steps of Harker in search of count Dracula, from £1099 (7 days) ex flights
Ski touring holiday in Romania
Enjoy pure winter on touring skis., from €750 (8 days) ex flights
Halloween tour in Transylvania
Take a fascinating and historical tour in Transylvania, from £499 (3 days) ex flights
Romania holiday, Discover Romania
A superb trip around the best of Romania, from €1020 - €1385 (8 days) ex flights
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
B&B in Transylvania, from €36 per person per night
Transylvania walking holiday
A scenic walking tour of Transylvania, from €640 (7 days) ex flights
Eastern Europe cultural tour
Descend to the dark ages on this tour of Dracula's country., from £1139 (15 days) ex flights
Romania holiday, Transylvania and its Saxon heritage
Medieval Villages and Countryside, the Best of Transylvania, from €1750 (9 days) ex flights
Romania nature tour
Discover the heaven of wild flowers: Western Carpathians., from €645 (7 days) ex flights
South Eastern Europe motorcycle tours
Enjoy South Eastern Europe with friendly guides + good bikes, from €6269 (18 days) ex flights
Romania walking holiday, Along the Enchanted Way tour
Explore the stunning scenery of remote Romania, from £1725 (10 days) ex flights
North Eastern Europe motorcycle tours
Enjoy North Eastern Europe with friendly guides + good bikes, from €6298 (18 days) ex flights
Bear conservation in Romania
Help care for rescued brown bears in beautiful Romania, from £1145 - £1695 (14 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing holiday, Romania
Taste a bit of Transylvanian winter magic on snowshoes!, from €695 (7 days) ex flights
Romania hiking holiday
Hiking and cultural encounter in Romania's Carpathian Mountains., from £775 - £1125 (9 days) ex flights
Romania family holiday
Amazing nature, activities and sightseeing in Transylvania, from £599 - £899 (8 days) ex flights
Brasov rural self catering accommodation, Romania
Traditional house, intimacy, relaxation, dream-like scenery., from RON350 - RON400 per cottage per night
Guided walking holiday in Romania
Active holiday in Western Carpathians, from €795 (7 days) ex flights
Transylvania winter holiday in Romania
Explore Transylvania’s wintery charms, history and folklore, from £1349 (8 days) inc UK flights
Romania holiday, Bears Cave and Apuseni Mountains
Explore the underground gems of Western Carpathians., from €655 (7 days) ex flights

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Romania holiday, Discover Romania
Really enjoyable and the people we met were most welcoming and the company's owner very helpful (more)David Elsey
There were 3 distinct parts to the holiday - first the Saxon Villages & Churches in Transylvania (staying in Viscri was a highlight), then to beautiful Maramures with the wooden Churches (Popica Farm was another memorable place to stay) & finally to Bucovina with its stunning painted monasteries. (more)Caroline Bott
From €1020 - €1385 excluding flights
Transylvania holiday accommodation
We had an amazing time and will be returning. It was the perfect place... (more)martin davis
An unforgettable holiday in a remote region of Europe. (more)Gerhard Loupal
It was all brilliant. Fantastic staff, extremely well looked after. The tour guides were great, the scenery amazing and the chance to see crafts being maintained was lovely. (more)Karen Booth
From €36 - €49 per person per night
Romania adventure holiday
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
From £1875 excluding flights
Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday
Memorable parts? It's difficult to pick one thing. For me the Carpathian Forest Steam Train trip and the visit to Viscri Weisskirch are the two most memorable items. Tips? 1) Get Alexandra Anghel (the daughter of the Romanian Agent Doina Anghel) to be your driver and guide. She is fluent in English, an extremely safe driver, has a great sense of humour, and tries her best at all times to see you have a great holiday. 2) Be prepared to accept different standards of behaviour (e.g.... (more)Martin Sutton
From £995 excluding flights
Eastern Europe cultural tour
Memorable parts? Travelling to new countries others have not heard of or still think are in a war zone. Unspoilt, beautiful countryside and towns with people who have not caught up with the greed of tourism. Tips? This trip is full board and your have the company guide who looks after you, then you have a local guide who speaks good English and a driver for each country. The tour is full on with lots to see and do but not much free time if you want to do your own thing. Although... (more)Anne Higgins
From £1139 excluding flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Absolutely excellent, awesome experience, briliant hospitality from the local agent and excellent guiding. Very good accomodation that exceeded our expectations. Very friendly group of travellers that really gelled through the holiday. Will certainly be considering other holidays from this operator for the future. Our 16 year old daughter had a brilliant time too. (more)Stephen Miller
An excellent holiday, a good destination and range of activities. One of the best group holidays I have been on, everyone got on well from the start... I would say that the holiday was sensitive to the environment and local culture and gave a good insight into rural Romania. (more)Sheila Knight
Stunning views, great group, friendly locals. (more)Claire Irving
From £1079 - £1119 including UK flights
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
Excellent...The stay at the guest house- amazing! The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble at all. The tour guides were outstanding. (more)Margaret Da costa
The most memorable part was the gorge walk and bat caves, it was magical in the winter with a full snow covering...Excellent a most memorable holiday... (more)Lois Carrington King
B****y BRILLIANT!!! Only reason it is not 5 * below is because it is hard to decide if it the very best because all our holidays are different, but it is definitely up there with the best. (more)Isobel Healy
From €36 per person per night
Transylvania bed and breakfast accommodation
I would love to go back and do a horse-riding trip with the countess as the best way to see Transylvania close up!...It was absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to go back! (more)Jan Barden
We loved it. Romania was something of a revelation, so many people thought we were a bit crazy to go to a country that tends to have a bad press, but we came across no problems whatsoever, it was one of the smoothest holidays in terms of organisation we have had. We hope to return and maybe stay in one of the Saxon villages next time. (more)Liz Pritchard
Fabulous. It was very interesting, we met some wonderful people and I came home feeling the most relaxed I had ever felt after a holiday. There is a small part of my heart left in Miklosvar and I will certainly return again one day. (more)Heidi Fuller
From €36 per person per night
Transylvania walking holiday
It was wonderful. I was able to explore the scenery, the history and even meet some of the local people. The small number of people made the tours feel much more personal and the staff were warm and friendly. (more)Elizabeth Long
There were several very memorable aspects to my holidays. The walks/hikes and scenery in Romania was absolutely fantastic. I have never seen anything like it before.The scenery was stunning and the wild life even more stunning. (more)Sue Jennings
This holiday was fabulous - it was extremely relaxing being so far from civilisation. It was possible to walk all day and see hardly anybody. The food was excellent (huge quantities) and so was the local wine, beer and brandy (also plentiful!) (more)Alison Lawrence
From €640 excluding flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Bears! Bears ! Bears!......absolutely amazing to spend time with these wonderful creatures. (more)Sarah Burman
I have volunteered with other organisations in conservation and animal welfare and found in comparison the co-ordination for this was exemplary, the time working was balanced by time I had to wander the sanctuary or explore the surrounding area. Highly recommended! (more)Clanci Ferguson
Amazing! I was taking a year's sabbatical and this trip was the top of my list. It didn't disappoint and should be on every animal lover's 'bucket list'. I went for 6 weeks, returned for another 6 weeks the following year and fully intend to go back as soon as I can! (more)Estelle Barnes
From £1145 excluding flights
Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made
The best thing was sharing a meal with local villagers and expressing our gratitude at their hospitality and abilities to be self sustainable in a beautiful part of the world (more)Ariana Sorensen
It was a wonderful holiday leaving behind the stress of our modern day lifestyles. Healthy environment, good food and a chance to enjoy nature at its best. a cultural escape into a beautiful area! (more)Jacqueline denbow
It was a magical holiday. The people we met were so generous and helpful. The Romanian countryside is completely unspoiled and takes you back in time; and the culture in Transylvania is stunning. (more)Calire Taylor
From £649 - £749 excluding flights
Horse riding holidays in Transylvania
Memorable parts? The beautiful countryside. Tips? Bring some fly spray for the horses. Local benefits? Yes to both. Overall rating? Excellent - amazing scenery, very good horses, lovely people and very good value for money. (more)Kate Wilkins
From €1000 excluding flights
Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania
Absolutely amazing. The company who ran the tour were incredible- friendly, helpful, they bent over backwards to make sure I had everything I needed. My guide had incredible knowledge and was so friendly and helpful... I could not recommend this more highly! (more)Shellie May
I enjoyed all of it, I have to say. In particular, visiting Sighisoara and Sibiu brings back nice memories. Sighisoara for the medieval experience and the luck of arriving there in the middle of a festival. (more)Roxana Radulescu
From £1090 - £1398 excluding flights
Family holiday in Romania, tailor made
Memorable parts? To quote my son, when asked the same question... I liked all of it!! However, if I have to chose particular moments... Getting a feel for the rhythm of village life on a glorious spring morning in Biertan, taking an evening stroll alongside the locals in Brasov and making it to the top of the 1426 steps (my younger son counted!) to see the view from Poienari Citadel. Tips? We went to Romania in Spring and I would recommend going there at Easter (which is a little... (more)Jo Murray
From €649 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in Romania
I enjoyed my holiday. I travelled on my own and was part of a very friendly group. The horses were lovely, the food excellent and the setting fantastically beautiful and unspoilt. (more)Lorna Newbrook
Galloping full tilt over the open grasslands of Transylvania was most memorable...Excellent - with a real sense of achievement for having stood the distance! (more)Jane Henderson
Excellent... Riding in the snow, skiiing, visit to Bran castle were most memorable. (more)Anna Faure
From £700 excluding flights
Transylvania holiday, Romania
Memorable parts? Romania is a very beautiful country and it was exciting to visit it in spring when everything was in bloom and the landscape was turning to green. It was also wonderful to be outside of Bucaresti and we feel that we got a better picture of everything because we were able to see places like Sigisoara and Sibiu. Tips? You must be prepared for both the poverty and the astounding amount of garbage and rubbish that is everywhere. Hotels were generally good although the... (more)Anne Letain
From €995 - €1480 excluding flights
Motorbike tours in Romania
Memorable parts? Riding in the snow. Tips? Be a bit later in the year when winter fully over. Local benefits? Yes very much. Overall rating? Awesome. (more)Tim Funston
From €989 excluding flights
Discover Transylvania holiday
Memorable parts? The hike to the ridge to see the shepherds. Tips? Stay for as long as possible at Zalanpatak, which is the most remote location but has the best food and the most helpful staff. Miklosvar is also a good location but one got the feeling that the staff were not really that "interested". Horse riding is only possible for older / experienced riders. Local benefits? Conversations with our guide certainly improved our awareness of some of the conservation issues.... (more)Nigel Kieser
From £920 excluding flights
Timisoara city tour, Romania
Memorable parts? The efficiency of our Guide, Alexandra, in Timisoara, and her availability to make everything so happy for us both. Tips? Definitely, you need the services of a guide, because you are going to a city which is about to come on the market as a tourist destination. With a fully qualified guide, such as we had, you get to see and hear everything about this beautiful city. Local benefits? Yes, because we fitted in very well with the natives and enjoyed their company.... (more)Carmel McElroy
From €75 - €125 per day (1 day)
Transylvania guest house accommodation
Memorable parts? The villages were very traditional with horses, cattle and other animals walking past with their owners without a care in the world. It was most humbling. Tips? Not suitable for vegetarians and be prepared to try everything. Local benefits? Yes, the trust was formed for that very reason and the locals kept the cottage as well as cooked for us. They also employed a local student to act as our guide for the day which s highly recommended so we got a locals... (more)Annitta Engel
From £30 - £48 per double room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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Find out more about Romania by reading these articles.

"It was 1987. Ceausescu and his Securitate still had Romania in their clutches; in fact most Romanians at that time probably could not remember life to ever have been different from what it was then. But some elderly people in the small transylvanian village of Köröspatak (Valea Crisului) could, all of a sudden. A face had brought back memories long buried, the face of my father entering the local catholic church at 6.30 in the morning. Surely it could not be, they must have thought - not the Count, he couldn't even have gotten into the country, could he, and if he did why would he choose to attend the early morning mass at sunrise. Yet word got around in the village and they crowded in front of the church entrance. When we came out, dozens of people first stared, then started weeping, grinning, kissing my fathers hands, and thanking the Lord for having kept them alive to witness this moment. Not that they knew him. They knew my grandfather. My father, his son, left the country at the age of eight. Yet they recognized him for what he was - the son of the last Count Kálnoky to live in Köröspatak, trying to carve out a living amid ever worsening economic conditions, trying to keep the village alive, until he had to flee when Nazi Intelligence realized he was working against the fascist regime. Later, the communists expropriated everything he had owned and my family had to leave Central Europe for good, as it then seemed. But back to the events in the village in 1987: As half of the village had gathered around us and accompanied us to have a look at our former home which then was used as grain storage and local Party headquarters, word came that a column of cars was approaching the village from the district capital, Sf. Gheorghe. This could only mean one thing: The Securitate came to check what was happening. Following an almost imperceptible gesture of my father, the villagers vanished into their houses, we hopped into our 4x4 and left the village by a forest track through the hills to Miklosvar. The Securitate questioned the villagers repeatedly for several months, but nobody seemed to know who these mysterious foreigners had been." Find out more about the Count in this Romania holidays article.
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