Mystical Romania

Travel Abroad to Romania


The name "Romania" derives from the Latin word "Romanus", translating to "citizen of the Roman Empire"

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, is a lively city with diverse attractions such as glorious Belle Époque buildings, the 18th-century architecture of the Old Town, communist giants like the Palace of Parliament, and glass towers topped by sky bars.

Explore the city either with the hop on/hop off sightseeing bus or a private city tour. Choose either the Ashes of Communism Tour (visit the Palace of Parliament, see massive structures and unhealed scars and learn about the last European dictator,) or the Charm of the Belle Époque Tour (19th century, beautiful architecture, and palaces). If time permits, visit the Village Museum and enjoy a wine tasting session (if 21+)

Take a ride to Sinaia and visit the gorgeous Peles Palace, the former private retreat of Romania’s royal family which is currently one of the most significant art collections in Eastern Europe.
Next head to Bran Castle and observe the stone giant guarding the passageway to Transylvania. While exploring the mighty castle, learn about the stories of Vlad the Impaler, the myth of Dracula, and the iconic figure of Queen Mary. After lunch, proceed to Brasov and see the charming streets of the Old Town after that enjoy the fantastic view of the entire city from the top of the White Tower.

You will begin your day by visiting Rasnov Citadel, a superb example of medieval reinforcement placed on the top of a hill. Next, go to Viscri’s Fortified Church (UNESCO monument) where you will truly feel like you’ve traveled back in time. Continue the journey as you explore local traditions during a stop at Saschiz (UNESCO) to enjoy a Romanian lunch. Following lunch you will venture to a Sighisoara (UNESCO), one of the best conserved medieval citadels in Europe. There are a few hotels and guesthouses inside the castle, among the fortifications, colorful streets, old workshops, gatehouses and Boehme cafes.

The first stop is at the fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage Centre) in Biertan. Next head to Sibiu the European capital of culture in 2007, another medieval marvel of Transylvania. The old city is surrounded by a well-preserved fortification of the 15th century. With a mix of baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture, the pedestrian free old town looks like medieval Vienna. Sibiu was ranked as the 8th most idyllic place to live in Europe by Forbes.

On your way back to Bucharest, pass through “the best road in the world” Carpathians on the Transfagarasan, enjoying the incredible scenery. On sunny days you can see the entire Transylvanian Plateau from the highest point, near the shore of a glacier lake. The Transfagarasan road is open between June and October. During November and May, you can return to Bucharest via Olt’s Valley – another amazing highway that crosses the southern Carpathian Mountains.

Add on an extra two days for a full week of Romanian magic!

Bine ați venit în România!

This five day Romanian adventure covers Bucharest and the southern part of Transylvania, a land of fairy tales, mystical castles, and medieval cities. This ultimate trip includes all the historical and must-see places in Romania.


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