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history • 11 days, 10 nights

Romania: Castles, Ruins, and Medieval Villages

Romania
history • 11 days, 10 nights

Romania: Castles, Ruins, and Medieval Villages

Romania
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  • Group Size 12 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Travel Style
    Road Trip
from $3,350 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

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. 

Highlights
  • Spectacular, historic architecture
  • Transylvania and Dracula's Castle
  • Salina Turda salt mine
  • Local explorations

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Romania

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Pricing

The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip.

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $625. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.

Activity Level

This tour is fairly active; travelers should be comfortable walking 3 to 5 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.

Arrival & Departure

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. 

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip at comfortable local hotels (or guesthouses)
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation throughout the trip
  • An experienced Trip Leader to accompany you for the duration of the trip as well as special guests throughout
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events
  • A curious group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue (terms apply)
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Bucharest; including airport transfers.
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Customary gratuities for Trip Leader, driver, porters, etc., 
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Trip FAQ

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.

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