Romania holiday, Discover Romania

“This week-long Romania holiday opens the lid on the real Transylvania as you explore Saxon villages and painted monasteries before heading south to Bucharest by overnight train.”


Sibiu | Brasov | Prejmer | Bran | Viscri | Sighisoara | Bucovina | overnight train to Bucharest

Description of Romania holiday, Discover Romania

On this holiday to Romania, the villages out-shout the cities. A knowledgeable local guide will take you to places like Viscri, which was rescued by the Mihai Eminescu Trust, an NGO busy restoring rare Saxon villages hand-in-hand with the community that lives in them. Your visit will support small-scale farmers, B&B bakeries and house weavers, all while helping to preserve villagers’ medieval houses and fortified-to-the nines churches. You’ll also find painted monasteries in the countryside – known for Byzantine wraparound murals.

Brasov and Bucharest offer a different view of Romania. But Sighisoara is the real surprise – it’s one of the best preserved citadels in Europe and a lived-in medieval city.

Fancy spending an extra day or two in the countryside or exploring Brasov and its vampiric castle? This holiday to Romania is tailor made, so you can take the itinerary with a pinch of salt. The holiday company will be happy to tweak the trip to your likes, while lending you their expertise on what – and what not – to do.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailored to individual requirements with flexibility on dates

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We are committed to playing our part through caring for the places and communities that we visit. We will continue to work with our suppliers to deliver a responsible product and quality performance.
We will contribute 5 euros per customer to Conservation Carpathia a community project in Romania. The company has been instrumental in forming the `Ecological Association for Tourism in Romania. We are aware of the need to safeguard the best environmental practice in Romania including the ancient practice of periodically moving sheepfolds in the mountains. We are also aware of the threat to wildlife - that too many visitors can be a problem - our guides advise travellers how to respect fauna and flora.

The Impacts of this Trip

We are committed to working for a better community for all, in particular in the areas visited by our customers. We are leaders in developing tourism in remote areas of Romania, bringing a source of income through a steady flow of responsible tourists. It is important to balance the impact of visitors with the effect on local communities and we strive to do this in a responsible way.

Good relationships have been established with a range of local supplier ranging from those providing accommodation to artisans making products with historical significance. Working with Responsible Travel, we are trying to open up new areas of tourism in Romania by encouraging small groups to visit more remote areas where the income they provide can make a real difference.


9 Reviews of Romania holiday, Discover Romania

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 03 Aug 2019 by

It is hard to pick out one particular highlight. The whole experience was amazing. Much of the scenery is pristine. The rural areas are a step back in time. Our hosts were unbelievably welcoming, even if we did not share a common language....we had milk fresh from the cow and food fresh from the garden. We even hand milked a cow. The wooden churches and painted monasteries are beautiful. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2019 by

Three things stand out : the beauty of the countryside and the fascinating towns ,villages and churches; our wonderful guide, Ben; and meeting local people. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2018 by

We particularly enjoyed walking in Piatra Craiului National Park; visiting the painted monasteries and attending a free concert given by Brasov Opera. Travelling on the sleeper train to Bucharest was an experience! Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2018 by

We went for the castles and culture, but it's the people that made our trip, especially our amazing guide Ben. We also loved the accommodation choices - the library in Richis was a highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jan 2018 by

Staying at casa Ana and experiencing a traditional Christmas was amazing. Siebel was snow covered and delightful and the walk up to the monastery on Christmas Day through the forest was wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2018 by

Most memorable was meeting the 96 year old local Lutheran guide in the fortified church and then the meal in the village...We came not knowing what to expect but a rich history and culture set in great natural beauty was revealed to us. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2017 by

So many wonderful memories, but probably amongst the highest the beautiful panoramic views of rolling hills and valleys in Maramures, staying with local people, marvelling at the painted monasteries, and visiting the Brown bear sanctuary. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 May 2017 by

Good. Romanians are very friendly and the countryside is lovely. 4.5 stars awarded. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2014 by

Really enjoyable and the people we met were most welcoming and the company's owner very helpful Read full review

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