Romania has a lot to offer. Whether you want to go hiking in the mountains, visit historic cities, wonderful monasteries, go to the beach at the Black Sea or take a glimpse at the wild life of the Danube Delta, Romania is the place to go.
The charm of Romania lies as much in its vibrant cities, such as Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași or Brașov, as well as in its remote small rural regions.
Bucharest, Romania’s capital and busiest city is a significant air-travel node for Central Eastern Europe. The city itself is a wonderful place to explore, with its specific museums, Old City and parks, some surprisingly appealing architecture that made foreigners call it the Little Paris. Last, but not least, Bucharest has a famous, spectacular nightlife that must be experienced at least once a lifetime.
If you have a few days to spear in Romania, which we highly recommend, our country offers quite a nice pallet of things to do and places to see. Transylvania is one wonderful idea, especially if you are fan of the gothic Dracula. The great city of Brașov, surrounded by the Carpathians, lures travellers from all around the world with its monumental Black Church or its majestic streets dating back to the medieval times. If the romantics would surely go for Sibiu, ex-European Capital of Culture 2007, history lovers will certainly love Sighișoara, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (the gothic Dracula) and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Even more, scattered among the lush green hills of Transylvania, dozens of marvellous fortified Saxon churches, such as the ones in Viscri or Prejmer, are there to be revealed.
The heart of Romania reveals itself in the countryside. If you have don’t have too much time go around, then you must definitely see the Museum of the Peasant and the Romanian Villages Museum to get an idea. Travelling in the Romanian countryside can all most feel like a travel through time, where one could expect to discover plenty of quaint villages sprinkled with haystacks and horses pulling carts along dusty roads. Hiking in the wild Carpathians, one of Europe’s most stunning and least spoilt mountain ranges, shelter for bears, wolves, stags and eagle populations, is one of the most authentic and spectacular that one can experience.
Danube Delta, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, home to hundreds of species of birds, place where life has hardly changed for centuries and boats are the only way to reach many of the settlements, offers unrivalled natural scenery and unique experiences.
The region of Maramureș, renowned for its fabulous wooden churches, is the place where you will find the friendliest and most hospitable people, as well as the most authentic and vivid traditional culture anywhere in Europe.
Hiding behind huge walls, the monasteries of southern Bucovina and Moldavia, so well known for their magnificent exterior frescoes, some of the most outstanding religious art monuments in Europe, will amaze you.
Come to Romania and get to know its simple, yet complex beauty!