Unravel the profound Roman ancestry and centuries of folklore behind present day Romania, a destination rich in ancient peasant culture and architectural heritage, lush wilderness, and an evident medieval way of life unchanged since the Middle Ages.
Located in Eastern Europe, Romania boasts a massive biodiversity of wildlife, wilderness, and beaches. Framing its south coast is the UNESCO Danube delta, Europe’s second-longest river known for its reserve for upwards of 460 fish and bird species. Be whisked away to Romania’s east coast of idyllic white sand beaches as the delta leads east into the famed Black Sea. As the majestic peaks of the Carpathian Mountains spark wide-eyed awe, a keen eye out for the diverse wildlife the likes of rare muskrats, lynxes and bears habituating its meadows.
The region of Transylvannia is undoubtably known to be the originating place of Count, giving Romania its name as the land of Dracula. Speckled with an abundance of castles and fortresses atop rocky hills and medieval towns, journey across the famed castles – Bran Castle, home to the legendary Count Dracula, Corvin Castle, and neo-classical Peles Castle – and the fortified churches and towns of Transylvanian Saxon. Saunter through the rich medieval towns of Brașov, Sibiu and Sighișoara and take a trip to the great Magyar cities of Târgu Mureș, Cluj and Oradea for a peek into its impressive Baroque and Secession architecture.
Set off on a cultural understanding in the outskirts where centuries of folklore thrive to this day. Step into a scene frozen in time at the rural villages of Oltenia and Maramures, taking in the impressive wooden churches, log houses and gothic steeples and understanding the old school crafts.
An unmissable trip to Romania involves a visit to the bustling city of Bucharest exploring “Little Paris” known for its intriguing museums, grand architecture and quirky traditional restaurants and luxuriating in the natural spas scattered across the country.
Romania is best visited during late spring to early autumn (May-September) where temperatures are comfortable and sun shine’s aplenty.