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Hidden behind the Iron Curtain for much of the 20th century, Romania was known simply for being the land of the legend of Dracula. Opening up like a time capsule after the demise of its communist regime, a world of wonders awaits on your Romanian adventure.  

Ringed by the Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania – Romania’s green heart – is home to well-preserved medieval towns, spellbinding castles and Saxon churches. Bears and wolves roam around the thick forests, whilst the small wooden villages that dot the rural landscape are alive with colourful, centuries-old traditions. One of the most iconic sights here is Bran Castle, which is widely known as the place where Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula is set.  

The nation’s capital is Bucharest. Once known as the ‘Paris of the East’ for its art nouveau palaces and elegant architecture, it is better known today as being home to the world’s second biggest parliamentary building – a monument to decades of communist rule. If you’re searching for breathtaking natural scenery, the Iron Gates – the largest river gorge in Europe – are sure to leave you mesmerised.   

With river cruises, rail experiences and more in our inspiring collection, start planning your Romanian escape today.  

Tours recommended just for you

Romania Highlights

The Danube River ends its European journey of almost 1,785 miles in south-eastern Romania. Beautiful and unspoilt, the Danube Delta is one of the least populated parts of Europe. The vast wetland is comprised of an intricate network of waterways and lakes divided between the three main estuary channels of the River Danube. This area of floating reed islands, forest, pastures and sand dunes is home to an incredible wildlife and more than 300 species of birds. An extraordinary natural world, it is, like the rest of Romania, which is waiting to be discovered.

Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Take in a traditional folklore show with traditional food and wine View Tour
  • Take a ride on two steam railway journeys through Romanian CountrysideView Tour
  • Visit the Royal Train Station at Sinaia, where the Orient Express stops View Tour
  • Visit one of the world's oldest salt minesView Tour
  • See the birthplace of Count DraculaView Tour

Local Information

  • Capital Bucharest
  • Language Romanian
  • Currency Romanian leu
  • Tip 10%
  • Time Zone GMT+2
  • Electricity 2-pin Type C and F

Must See

Visit Bran Castle, also known as Draculas Castle

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Key Locations


Historic Orthodox churches, grand neoclassical buildings, unusual memorials and its own Arcul de Triumf, Romania’s capital Bucharest offers so much more than just its gargantuan Palace of the Parliament, the city’s iconic legacy of the Ceausescu regime. One of the most popular areas is Lipscani. A maze of narrow, cobblestone streets with art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and coffee houses, it was at one time the district of craftsmen and traders.


Once a fortified town, Giurgiu played an important role in the Romanian and Turkish wars for control of the Danube. The fortifications were razed in 1829, leaving only a castle on the island of Slobozia, which is connected by a bridge to the shore. The city is also connected to Ruse in Bulgaria by a bridge known as the Friendship Bridge built in 1954.


Once an ancient Roman settlement and today an important port town, Tulcea is the gateway to the extraordinary Danube Delta. Highlights include the 19th century St. Nicholas’ Church, Azzizie Mosque and the Art Museum with works from some of Romania’s most prominent artists. Not to be missed, the Danube Delta Natural History Museum gives a fascinating introduction to the most remarkable river wetlands in Europe.