Explore Romania's magnificent castles and ruins while traversing its dramatic landscapes, learning about the fabled land of Transylvania, a complex legacy of Communist rule, and millennia of quarrels, alliances, invasions, counter-invasions, occupations, foreign rule, autonomy, and independence, from Princess Ileana to Vlad the Impaler. This unique tour dives into all things medieval, dedicating particular time and attention to Romania's ancient history and enduring landmarks. Led by an experienced local guide, we'll explore some of the country's grandest buildings, taste its rich food and drink, and admire its varied landscapes. There will be new things to try and unexpected surprises waiting around every corner.
The total cost of this trip is $3,350. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $625. Please contact us to request a single room.
This tour is fairly active; travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 4 to 6 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Many parts of the tour involve cobblestone, dirt paths, and other uneven ground, as well as tight stone stairwells in castle and church towers.
For flights in and out of Bucharest's Henri Coandă International Airport, we suggest you arrive by 4 p.m. on Day 1, and depart anytime in the morning on Day 11.
Most diets including vegetarian and gluten-free, can be accommodated. We're unable to accommodate vegan diets for the meals included on this trip, as vegan options in Romania are limited, but you're welcome to come prepared with back-up snacks if you so desire. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.