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Join us for an amazing Romania Escorted Tour. This itinerary includes the best highlights in our country. Discover places related to Vlad the Impaler, also known as the bloody Count Dracula, as well as amazing historical and cultural places.

 


Romania Escorted Tour – Highlights

Day 1

  • Romania escorted tour first highlight is Snagov Monastery, an impressive religious building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake
  •  welcome dinner in one of Bucharest’s top traditional restaurants.

Day 2

  • Poienari fortress, Vlad the Impaler real castle
  • the medieval city of Sibiu, the European capital of culture (2007)
  • the famous ‘Liars Bridge

Day 3

  • Corvinesti Castle, the most impressive Gothic style castle in Eastern Europe
  • assist to Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, ass seen on Travel Channel
  • Evening Sitting traditional Romanian party

Day 4

  • Turda Salt Mine a womb deep in the earth  transformed into a modern architectural wonder -complete with amusement park, recreational facilities, concert hall, and underground salt lake you can sail on
  • candle lit dinner and accommodation in Dracula Castle Hotel from Borgo Pass, the place in which Bram Stoker placed the Dracula Castle in his famous novel, Dracula

Day 5

  • Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Clock Tower Museum, The Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons collection. The birthplace of Vlad the Impaler

Day 6

  • Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle from Transylvania, offers you its tumultuous history
  • the medieval Saxon City of Brasov with its  Black Church
  • attend ‘Dracula’s Wedding’ show, a non-verbal performance staged by a professional band

Day 7

  • Explore the famous Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved Royal Residences in Europe
  • visit the Old Princely Court from Targoviste


Short Description of our Romania Escorted tour

Choose our Romania escorted tour for an amazing itinerary and explore our country!
Go on the best Romania escorted tour, discover all of the highlights, culture, people, scenery and attend special events.

This tour includes 4 special dinners, as well as accommodation in unique places such as a castle style hotel.

Day 1
The tour departs from Moxa Boutique Hotel (you can book an extra night prior to the first day and avoid having to reach the meeting place in the morning).

From here, travel to Snagov Monastery, an impressive monastic building believed to be Dracula’s final resting place. In the evening, return to Bucharest and enjoy an unforgettable welcome dinner to this Romania escorted tour.

Sinaia monastery seen in your Romania escorted tour
Snagov island and monastery

Day 2
Your Romania escorted tour continues with Poienari Fortress, Dracula’s mountain refuge. After a bit of physical effort (you need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top), enjoy the spectacular mountain landscapes.

Liar's bridge Sibiu Bran Castle seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Romania Escorted Tour
Liar’s bridge Sibiu seen in Dracula tours and Romania escorted tour

Your next destination is the Medieval City of Sibiu. After a brief tour including the Liars Bridge, accommodate in a cozy 4* hotel.

Day 3
In addition to the previously mentioned highlights, you will also visit Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara.

Corvinesti Castle - Romania escorted tour
Corvinestilor Castle-the most beautiful Gothic style castle in Eastern Europe

Furthermore, you will travel to Turda and accommodate in a 4* Dracula castle themed hotel.
Enjoy a vampire menu for dinner and then join us for the popular Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, performed according with old Transylvanian traditions (as seen on Travel Channel), followed by an Evening Sitting (traditional Transylvanian party).

Best of Romania escorted tour
Romania escorted tour-traditional Transylvanian party

Day 4
In the morning, visit the impressive Turda Salt Mine and then travel to Cluj-Napoca. After a brief city tour, drive to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel.

Turda spectacular Salt Mine-seen in this Dracula tour from Bucharest
Turda spectacular Salt Mine-seen in  Romania tours from Bucharest

Day 5
On the next day of the Romania escorted tour, travel to Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Dracula’s birthplace. Visit the Clock Tower Museum, as well as the Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection.

Dracula tours in Transylvania Romania
Colorful street in Sighisoara Citadel

Day 6
We can’t call this the ‘Best of Romania tour’ without including Bran Castle on the itinerary. Visit the famous fortress and then travel to Brasov.
Enjoy a local taste dinner and then attend ‘Dracula’s Wedding‘, a non-verbal show.

Bran Castle from Transylvania, Romania, seen in escorted tours in Romania
Bran Castle from Transylvania, seen in escorted tours in Romania

Day 7
On the last day of your tour, visit Peles Castle in Sinaia and then travel to Targoviste to visit Dracula’s Old Princely Court.

Targoviste Old Princely court, escorted tours Romania
Targoviste Old Princely court, seen in these escorted tours Romania

Arrive in Bucharest in the evening (around 7 PM, depending on traffic conditions).

 

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Map of this Romania Escorted Tour

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Departure dates for Romania escorted tour:

 

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(2 persons to one double room)
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7 day Romania escorted tour from Bucharest (10.00 GMT +02:00)

June 6, 2020
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€ 1181€ 1930Free

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€ 1181€ 1930Free

 

 

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This Romania escorted tour is guaranteed to depart on the dates given for a minimum of 2 persons.

 

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Book your tour now and discover Transylvania! Follow in Vlad the Impaler’s footsteps and then uncover his dark legend during this unforgettable Transylvania Dracula tour.

We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.

  • MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
  • We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.

  • At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
  •  The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.

 

 


Other mentions for our Romania Escorted tour

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

Media Mentions
• We’re pleased to say that Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
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Advice for British citizens traveling to Romania

According to British government most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

There were no cases of terrorism attacks in Romania but as the country is part of European Union terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact
the British embassy from Bucharest
24 Jules Michelet,  010463 Bucharest, Romania
General enquiries+40 (21) 201 7200
Consular enquiries+40 (21) 201 7351
British Embasy Bucharest website

 

Urgent assistance
If you’re in Romania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +40 (21) 201 7200.
If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Romania, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
You can apply online for an emergency travel document.
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

 

Safety and security
Crime
Maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. There is a risk of petty theft in large towns, especially Bucharest. Pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops and hotels, on public transport (especially to the airport), in the main railway stations and inside airport terminals.
Organised attacks by groups can occur. The most common method by distracting victims while several people, often children, attempt to snatch watches and jewellery from pockets or from around the neck and wrist.
Valuables including passports have been stolen from hotel rooms. Use the hotel safe and carry a photocopy of the information pages of your passport as ID.
There have been reports of credit or debit cards being ‘copied’ when used for payment in some bars and restaurants.

 

Road travel
Licences and documents
If driving in Romania, make sure you have with you all documentation, including your full, valid driving licence, proof of insurance/green card (third party or above), proof of ID (passport) and proof of ownership (V5C Certificate).
If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, driving licence rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020.
If there’s no deal, you will need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in some European countries as a visitor after the UK has left. Check this guidance page for full information. You should also check guidance on driving in the EU after Brexit for information on other additional documents you may need to carry.
If you’re living in Romania, check the Living in Guide for information on requirements for residents.

Driving regulations
You’ll need to pay a road toll ‘Rovinieta’ to use the national roads. You can buy the vignette (sticker) at border points and at most petrol stations. The minimum cost is 3 euros for 7 days. Failure to display the sticker may lead to a heavy fine. You can find out more about prices by using the website Roviniete.ro.
Observe the speed limit at all times. Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy.
It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The drink drive limit is zero.
Carry the following equipment: first aid kit, fire extinguisher, red warning triangles and a fluorescent jacket.
If your vehicle is damaged before you arrive in Romania, ask a Romanian customs officer or police officer to write a report on the damage so that you have no problems when leaving. If any damage occurs inside the country, a report must be obtained at the scene of the accident.

Road safety
In 2018 there were 1,867 road deaths in Romania (source: Department for Transport). This equates to 9.6 road deaths per 100,000 of population, (witch is similar with USA) and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2018.
Road conditions are variable and secondary roads can be in a bad state of repair. Driving standards can be poor. Look out for double parked cars, people suddenly braking to avoid a pothole, horse-drawn carts, livestock and stray dogs, particularly in rural areas, running in front of the vehicle. Equip your car for extreme conditions in winter.

Local laws and customs
It is illegal to change money on the streets. You should change money only in recognised exchange shops, banks and hotels.

The Romanian authorities treat all drug-related and sex offences very seriously. The age of consent is 18. If you are convicted, you can expect a prison sentence.

Homosexuality has been legal in Romania since 1996. The country has made significant progress in LGBT rights legislation since 2000 including wide–ranging anti-discriminatory laws, equalising the age of consent and laws against homophobic hate crimes. Bucharest’s annual Pride, usually accompanied by a LGBT film and art festival, has grown in recent years and is gaining the support of more public figures. Since 2017, a Pride event has also been held in the city of Cluj. The country remains generally socially conservative resulting in the majority of LGBT people not being openly gay and there being very few gay bars or clubs in Bucharest or the other main cities. You can find local information on LGBT issues in Romania on the website of ACCEPT. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Most airports and military bases will have signs prohibiting photography. Ask permission before photographing anything potentially sensitive (eg official buildings, police cars).

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Visas
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Romania.

Parental consent when travelling with minors
Some British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship (irrespective of whether they hold citizenship of other countries) are prevented from leaving the country without notarised parental consent from the minor’s non-travelling parent/s. While enforcement of this may vary at borders, British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship should obtain notarised parental consent before departure from Romania.
A list of the public notaries can be found on the website of the National Union of Public Notaries from Romania.

Healthcare
You should still get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK.
The EHIC entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Romanian nationals. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate.
The UK government has or is seeking agreements with countries on healthcare arrangements for UK nationals after the UK leaves the EU. The NHS website and this travel advice will be updated with further information on travelling to Romania as the circumstances change.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.

Money
Romania is increasingly a card economy. While a growing number of businesses do accept credit cards, it may be safer to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud. There is now a large network of ATMs that accept standard international credit and debit cards. Check with your card provider whether you will be able to use these machines.
US dollars and sterling are not always easy to exchange for local currency, especially outside Bucharest. You may have difficulties using travellers’ cheques. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes may not be accepted in banks and bureaux de change.

 

Before you travel abroad
• tell family and friends where you’re going and leave them your contact details, insurance policy details and itinerary. Store them securely online
• ensure you have access to funds to cover emergencies and unexpected delays. Take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card)
• find out if travellers cheques are appropriate for your destination and keep a separate record of their numbers
• invest in a good travel guide to help you plan your trip and consider using online travel forums for more detail about your destination
• check with your service provider to make sure your phone works abroad. Consider leaving your phone’s IMEI number with a friend or family member, to help block or locate the phone if there’s a problem
• if you’re going to be driving abroad, make sure your licence is current and valid and be aware of the driving laws in the country you are visiting
• if you’re travelling with children who are unaccompanied by one or both parents, check our guidance on permissions that you might need to get and check the policy of your airline or transport provider

When you’re abroad
• think about what you are doing at all times and trust your instincts. Don’t take risks that you wouldn’t in the UK
• don’t openly display valuables such as mobile phones or digital cameras and consider using a padlock on suitcases or backpacks
• find out how to minimise your risk from terrorism and what to do if there’s a terrorist attack
• find out about local customs and dress, behave accordingly and obey local laws. There may be serious penalties for breaking a law that might seem trivial at home
• be careful when taking photographs, videos or using binoculars. These activities may be misunderstood by local authorities, especially near military installations.
• store useful numbers on your phone such as the local police and the nearest British embassy or consulate
• whether you’re living abroad or visiting, be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, just as you would in the UK; the ‘Be Alarmed’ campaign gives practical advice on how to stay safe and lists the symptoms to look out for
• if you intend to take part in any adventure sports or water sports during your trip, only use properly licensed and insured operators. Before taking part, make sure you fully understand the operating instructions and satisfy yourself that adequate safety precautions are in place
• check import regulations for food and plants before you attempt to bring them back to the UK

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Itineraries

Day 1

Saturday, Bucharest

Meet your tour guide at Moxa Boutique Hotel. Your tour in Romania begins with a short drive to Snagov Monastery, an impressive religious building located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake. The architectural style of the monastery follows the architectural pattern that is characteristic to the monasteries on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece . Your first day in Romania ends with a welcome dinner in one of Bucharest's top traditional restaurants.

Day 2

Sunday, Bucharest – Poienari – Sibiu (309 km, 5h 20 min driving)

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast and then drive to Poienari fortress, a mountain refuge preferred by medieval rulers such as Vlad the Impaler. You need to climb over 1400 stairs to reach the top, but the view worth every penny. From here, drive to the Medieval Saxon city of Sibiu. Discover the amazing attractions this city has to offer, including the famous ‘Liars Bridge’. Accommodation in 4* hotel, centrally located.

Day 3

Monday, Sibiu – Hunedoara – Alba Iulia – Turda (272 km, 3h 27 min driving)

Your tour in Romania continues with Hunedoara. Visit Corvinesti Castle, an impressive Gothic style construction which used to serve as the residence of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara. Explore the medieval beauty and head next to Alba Iulia. You will overnight in Turda in a 4* boutique hotel, often referred by our previous guests as a medieval fantasy with beds. Since you are in the heart of Transylvania, you cannot leave without a Dracula themed dinner. Keeping the “strigoi” atmosphere join us for the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, followed by an Evening Sitting (‘Sezatoare’ in Romanian language).

Day 4

Tuesday, Turda – Cluj-Napoca – Pasul Tihuta (191 km, 3h driving)

Morning visit of Turda Salt Mine, one of the most popular highlights in Romania. Here we are on the surface again prepared to explore the next Transylvanian city - Cluj-Napoca; discover amazing medieval buildings such as Saint Andrews Cathedral. From here we head North carried by a stunning scenery up to Borgo Pass and accommodate at Dracula’s Castle Hotel, in the past known as Tihuta hotel. Enjoy a delicious candle lit dinner followed by a bonfire.

Day 5

Borgo Pass – Sighisoara (198 km, 3h 29 min driving)

Today we’ll enjoy medieval taste at the highest level visiting Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can’t miss the Clock Tower Museum, The Torture Room and the Medieval Weapons Collection. In the past the Clock Tower was named the Gate Tower and was used for the council’s meetings and for storing Sighisoara’s archive and thesaurus. Nowadays The Clock Tower is the main attraction for visitors.

Day 6

Thursday, Sighisoara – Bran – Brasov (171 km, 2h 48 min driving)

“Ramai cu bine Sighisoara!” (Farewell Sighisoara!) Welcome to Bran Castle! With a very controversial status: “To be or not to be Dracula’s Castle” Bran Castle offers you its tumultuous history, from being a fortress meant to guard the border between Transylvania and Wallachia to the period when Queen Mary transformed it into a Royal Residence and to nowadays as a worldwide known museum… if the walls could talk. Drive next to the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov. Among the amazing medieval buildings, you can find the most popular attraction of this city, The Black Church. In the evening, enjoy a local taste dinner and attend ‘Dracula’s Wedding’, a non-verbal performance staged by a professional band of actors.

Day 7

Friday, Brasov – Sinaia – Targoviste – Bucharest (192 km, 3h 44 min driving)

Your last day of the tour brings you to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the famous Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved Royal Residences in Europe. From here, travel to Targoviste and visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court, this where several medieval rulers – including Vlad the Impaler - used to reside and run the country from. Your last day of the tour brings you to Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania. Explore the famous Peles Castle, one of the best-preserved Royal Residences in Europe. From here, travel to Targoviste and visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court, this where several medieval rulers – including Vlad the Impaler - used to reside and run the country from. Transfer to Bucharest airport for your returning flight. Estimated arrival in Bucharest 07:00 PM.

Accommodation

3 nights in 4* hotels, 3 nights in 3* hotels, all accommodation hotels are centrally located.


Tour leader

English speaking guide services.


Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 dinners ( 3 course dinner)This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request.


Transport

All transfers inside the tour by coach, minibus or car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.


Entry fees to

Snagov Monastery, Poienari citadel, Peles Castle, Bran Castle,  Salt Mines in Turda, Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara, Clock Tower in Sighisoara.

  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
  1. :

    The tour was great and a lot of fun!
    The guide Claudiu is very knowledgeable and was more than willing to answer any questions or provide suggestions on places to eat or see.
    He was very flexible and attentive to our needs and interests.
    We left so much more knowledgeable than when we started.
    All in all it was a super experience

  2. :

    It was an awesome tour and our guide Sorin was the best.
    He was very accommodating and exceeded our expectations.
    He showed us several of the historical sites and was very knowledgeable.
    Anytime we return to Romania we’ll use his services

  3. :

    My daughter and I joined Transylvania Live’s Tour Best of Romania.
    The tour was well organized.
    We had Bogdan as our tour guide.
    He was very informative and his narrative skills made the long van ride very entertaining as well as educational.
    This was one of the best tours I had ever been and would recommend.

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US). You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice.

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions, please visit us on line at: https://www.visit-transylvania.co.uk/terms.html .

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Transylvania Live - Expert in Transylvania a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Please check with the airline company. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides. Other languages speaking guides are also available.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail.

Most of our tours operate with minimum 2 persons, especially private tours. Please check the information for every listed tour on our website for the minimum required number of persons.

The tour has a general audience as it targets people interested in history, culture, customs and beliefs. Group size can be between 4-26 people. Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimise the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-45.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.

A minimum age of 8 years is required on non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual tour page. A client under 18 years of age and travelling alone during the tour period shall provide Transylvania Live with written consent of his/her guardian. Clients under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept USD and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 723 565 255 or send an e-mail at office@visit-transylvania.us .

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some of the local currency from USA or you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3 ; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $10 - $18, 3 course dinner: $15 - $ 20. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time, two hours ahead of GMT, seven hours ahead of New York and ten hours ahead of Los Angeles. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

The dress code in Romania is the same as all over Europe (think France, Germany, UK or Italy). Wearing jeans, t-shirts/sweatshirts and athletic shoes is standard casual in Romanian. Plenty of designers’ shops are to be found in major cities: Bucharest, Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu, where people are more pretentious when it comes to their outfits. Dorobanti Boulevard in Bucharest can easily be compared to Champs Elysees in Paris when it comes to “fashionists” (costs are similar too). The malls are well supplied with designers’ clothes and with respect to the prices, a great deal of our clients found the Romanian costs to be more acceptable than the ones in US. With regards to the restaurants’ dress code, something casual is sufficient. You can wear whatever you would wear at home. To satisfy dress codes for churches and monasteries, men and women are requested to cover their arms and legs (no shorts above the knees or sleeveless garments).