Private Trip in Romania 5 Days

An adventure of a lifetime, for this 5-day tour of Romania we have chosen an assortment of rich sensory experiences, from medieval sites to a taste of the wilderness, with deep forests, vibrantly colored wildflowers and fresh mountain air (in the right season), all the way to modern exhibits, and a dash of traditional herbs and spices with the delicious foods we will be trying in every medieval town we visit..

Let’s see the adventure:

Day 1

1. Bucharest City Tour

Day 2 

Day 3 

1. Curtea de Arges

2. Poenari Fortress

3. Transfagarasan Road Trip (June-Sep)

4. SIBIU City Tour

1. BIERTAN, Fortified Church

2. Sighisoara Medieval Village

Day 4

Day 5

1. The BRAN/ DRACULA’s Castle

2. Brasov City Tour

1. PELES Castle

2. Sinaia Monastery

3. Dracula’s Tomb/ Snagov Monastery

Day 1

1. Bucharest City Tour

This tour of Bucharest was designed to encompass most of the important events in the history of the Romanian capital. Whether you are a seasoned traveler, a culture lover, a foodie or just someone who appreciates art and beauty, this tour caters to all types of tourists.

Staring with the National Village Museum, the Arch of Triumph, and moving on to Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue), the Romanian Athenaeum, Revolution Square (where the dictator Ceausescu was forced to flee the country), historical monuments, the Bucharest Old City Centre, and, of course, the Palace of Parliament or People’s House built by Ceausescu (the second largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon).

Read more about this private tour of Bucharest   and the tourist attractions included

Day 2

1. Private Trip to Curtea de Arges

Did you know that Curtea de Arges is unique for the important royal tombs it hides? 

Everyone knows that truly good, beautiful and durable things come only through sacrifice, which will become apparent when you reach the old town of Curtea de Arges. With a rich and eventful history, this is where you get to see the ruins of the Wallachian princely court, the 13th century Royal Church, as well the famous Arges Monastery, an important historical monument with an interesting, yet sad story.

According to legend, around 1512 master Manole and his 9 stonemasons were hired to build a great cathedral, but try as they might, whatever they built would fall apart by morning. The solution came to Manole in a dream, and he had to sacrifice his wife Ana, by enclosing her inside the walls of the church, which was finished in 1517.

See more details about The Curtea de Arges Monastery

2. Private Trip to Poenari Fortress

If we were to put together a tour of the castles in Romania for Dracula fans and adventure lovers, Poenari Castle would have to be on the list, being an important Romanian tourist attraction, a piece of history and a bloody legend.  Poenari Fortress is a ruined castle in Romania situated at a height of 860 meters known for the bound to Vlad the Impaler.

As you are climbing up the 1480 stairs that lead up to the castle, you can rightfully say you are following in the steps of Dracula … 

Learn more about the Poenari Fortress

3. Transfagarasan Road Trip (June-Sept)

Best road trip ever? The incredible view and stunning scenery that this paved mountain road offers is indescribable; even the video segment featured on Top Gear, deeming it the most beautiful road in the world, barely does it justice.

Watch the spectacular video that made us famous

4. Sibiu City Tour

Discover amazing Transylvania – A city tour to help you understand why Sibiu was elected as the European Capital of Culture, it includes the Evangelical Cathedral, the Sibiu Old City Center and the town itself, which are among the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, because they cater to every taste and provide a wonderful travelling experience for even the pickiest of tourists. 

If you love authentic cultural experiences, whether you are more romantic or more adventurous, here you will find everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself, leave the stress of your everyday life behind, and have a fun and memorable trip. 

The beauty of this old citadel, having received record-breaking recognition, stems from its architecture, the arrangement of the streets, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its beautiful natural scenery, as the town is flanked on two sides by the mountains Fagaras and Lotru. 

Learn more about SIBFEST, the Sibiu International Theatre Festival and see details about the trip to Sibiu >>

Day 3

1. Biertan, Fortified Church

The Biertan Fortified Church, a medieval church is one of the first Transylvanian Saxon settlements in Ardeal. Moreover, it is a historical monument of breathtaking beauty, recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and an important tourist location in Romania.

Hundreds and thousands of tourists come here every year to find out why in three hundred years there has been only one divorce and to see the two other things that make this place unique. 

The Biertan Fortified Church, located in a small town that dates back to 1224, impresses through its stunning scenery and its particular construction – built on a hillock in the center of town, surrounded by three defensive walls and 7 bastions.  

Fortified Church Biertan medieval tours in Romania

Source: Wikipedia

Read more about the Fortified Church Of Biertan, this Romanian historical monument and learn about the first lock system in the world . 

2. The Medieval Town of Sighisoara

Sighisoara Medieval Village private Day Trips

Did you know that Sighisoara’s citadel was built in the 12th century? 

If you want to go back in time and catch a glimpse of what life was like in the Middle Ages, you absolutely have to visit Sighisoara, Romania’s medieval town, and Count Dracula’s (actually, Vlad the Impaler) place of birth.

Built in 1280, the Sighisoara Citadel is not just one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, it is a living, breathing medieval fortress, since it has remained inhabited for over 700 years – which is quite rare.

In fact, after just a few steps on the cobblestone streets, past the gates and massive stone walls that reach as high as 14 meters, you will know you are in one the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. For this reason, it is not surprising the Romanian citadel was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of historical and cultural landmarks. 

Discover more about the medieval town of Sighisoara

Day 4

1. BRAN/ Dracula’s Castle

Inside “Dracula’s Castle ” in Romania

Because his fictional portrayal of Dracula’s castle matches Bran so closely, it is widely believed that Bram Stoker must have used descriptions of it to create the fictitious home of Count Dracula.

Outside the castle, you’ll have the chance to try an array of traditional foods: handmade cheeses, pálinka (plum and pear brandy), and traditionally-produced ham and sausages.

If you want to learn more about this fairytale castle, you can see details about The Dracula’s Castle and book your private tour here >> 

2. Brasov City Tour

Are you looking for a different urban experience through which you can explore history, culture, and rediscover the beauty of nature, all at the same time? The city of Brasov is the ideal destination for lovers of history, music and culture, adventure, good food, winter sports, hunting, hiking, and even romance. It is the quintessential mountain adventure.

We guarantee that the Brasov tour will be the highpoint of your trip –literally. Even though its average altitude is 625 meters, because its structure includes the Postavaru Peak, it is the highest city in Romania. Another thing that makes this tourist destination unique is that Brasov is the only city in the world that contains a natural reservation, the one on mount Tampa.

 

Peoples-House Ceausescu Romania

See what wonders can also find here healthy for your mind and soul.

Find out more in the Brasov City Tour

3. The Black Church in Brasov

Romanian Atheneum Bucharest Private City Tours

Source: WEBPHOTO.RO

Whether you opt for the Brasov one-day tour or for the two-hour tour, it would be a shame to miss the Black Church in Brasov. Not only is it the largest gothic house of worship from Southeastern Europe, but it is not every day that you get to see a building that miraculously survived a devastating fire, like the one in 1689. Its walls had blackened from the fire, which is how it became known as the Black Church. 

One of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, the parish church of the Lutheran Evangelic community was finished in 1477. It is also the largest church in Romania, measuring 89 meters in length and 38 meters in width, which means in can host up to 5000 people.

Stepping inside, you will find yourself impressed not just by its grandeur, which can compete with the great European cathedrals, but also by the rich display of color. The Black Church houses the second largest collection of oriental rugs in Europe, after the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul – over 100 pieces, dating back to the 15th-16th century.  

And that is not all: have you ever seen a bronze bell that could crush you like a fly with its impressive weight of 6 tons? Well, the Black Church is also the proud owner of the largest bell in Romania.  

Click here to find out more about the Black Church

Day 5

1. Private Trip to Peles Castle

If have decided to write your memoirs or you want to brag about having seen the most beautiful castles in Europe, the Romanian royal family’s summer residence is, by far, one of the most important tourist attractions in Romania and in Europe, and you will soon understand why. Peles Castle is situated in the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania.

Every year, thousands of important figures and hundreds of thousands of tourists book tours of Romania for this attraction alone, to admire its beauty and at least for a few hours, feel like royalty. 

Bucharest National Village Museum Romania tours

You have the chance to see the “crown jewel” of the Carpathians and have an unforgettable travelling experience in this historical castle that took 41 years to build (1873-1914). 

See the curiosities and history of the Peles Castle >> 

2. Private Trip Sinaia Monastery

Peoples-House Ceausescu Romania

In your private tour in Romania, you will visit the most beautiful mountain resort, a place where many kings and important figures came to unwind and reflect, Sinaia Monastery is where you have the chance to escape reality and taste the simplicity and richness of orthodox spirituality, beautifully expressed in the artistic representations of this house of worship. 

As soon as you pass the massive door of this fortified monastery, you will step into a place of absolute peace and tranquility, bestowed upon by the divine spirit, where even time has stopped to enjoy it. With the help of your private guide you will have the chance to better understand the history of Romania. 

The orthodox establishment is over 300 years old and it is dubbed as “the Cathedral of the Carpathians” due to its positioning in the most beautiful mountain resort in Romania surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery. It was also the first construction in this territory, founded by Prince (Spatarul) Mihai Cantacuzino. He decided to erect the house of worship following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with its name inspired by Mount Sinai. 

Lean more about the Sinaia Monastery >>

3. Dracula’s Tomb at The Snagov Monastery

Peoples-House Ceausescu Romania

Where did The Romanian Prince Vlad The Impaler find his end?

The highly controversial story about the death of Vlad Tepes tells us that a group of monks were able to secretly bring the ruler’s earthly remains to Snagov Monastery and bury them in front of the altar to be sanctified. 

If you want to learn more about the tomb of Dracula/ Vlad Tepes and the beautiful island and monastery of Snagov.

>> See The Dracula’s Tomb  

Ask Your Friends

We hope to have convinced you that Nicolas Experience Tours is what you need when you want to escape from the world and recharge your batteries through cultural and sensory enrichment.

To enjoy our experiential concept tours, which can be personalized to your preferences, all you have to do is enter the vacation reservation module for Romania, Moldavian Republic and even Bulgaria (in limited areas) and tell us the duration of your trip and number of friends you want to bring along. You can choose between one-day or two-day trips, or more, and a wide array of theme tours, such as:

Historical Tours in Romania
Castles of Romania Tour
Adventure Tours in Romania
Museum Tours in Bucharest/Romania
Moldavian Monasteries Tour, Romania 
Shopping Tours in Romania
Culinary Tours in Romania
Black Sea Tours
Romanian lakes Tour
Romanian waterfalls Tour
Danube Delta Tours
Photo Tours in Romania
Medieval Tours in Romania
Etc.

By visiting us, you will discover the last virgin forests in Europe, remarkable natural reservations and find out why Prince Charles has acquired so many properties here and why he spends so much time in Romania.

You will also learn what great movies stars look for when they come to film in Romania, what restaurants and clubs they like, and where people like Nicolas Cage prefer to lodge.

The Price Does Include
  • Private car (Turism or Minibus) only for you and your friends/family
  • Great flexibility regarding changes to the daily itinerary even after the start of the tour
  • A private, licensed English, Italian and French speaking guide/driver, available throughout the tour
  • Private transportation in air conditioned car
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in the car, so that you can stay in touch with your loved ones even while traveling
  • All car expenses, such as gasoline, parking and road tolls
  • All taxes

 

The Price Does Not Include
  • Photo fees (some sights require the payment of a fee for allowing you to take pictures – they are mostly inexpensive, around 2 or 3 euro/sight)
  • Meals and beverages other than those ofered before you agree the tour or trip
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Gratuities for your guide
Frequently Asked Questions

The questions below are in most cases extracted from our correspondence with our clients. Have a look, maybe the  question forming in your mind right now has been answered already, and you haven’t even had a chance to ask it!

Where do the tours start?

Our tours start in either Sofia (Bulgaria) or Bucharest (Romania). Both cities have well-connected international airports. However, we can also customise the tours to start in a different city, if that better suits your flight arrangements. Alternative airports include Varna or Burgas (in Bulgaria) or Sibiu, Cluj Napoca, Iasi and Targu Mures (in Romania).

What are the departure dates?

We do not have set departure dates. All our tours are private and organised on request. The dates when you start and end the tour are entirely up to you.

I like one of the tours, but I’d like to make some changes to the itinerary. Is it possible?

Of course. All our tours are customisable. We can make changes to one itinerary, join 2 itineraries together, or you can just tell us about the places you want to see, and we’ll make a whole new itinerary just for you! Customising a tour comes at no extra charge.

I would like to change some of the hotels that come with the tour. Can I do that?

Definitely. The hotels are always up to you. We can upgrade the standard selection of hotels, or if you are on a budget, we can also offer cheaper accommodation options.

I see that in most cases, only breakfast is included. Why is that?

Having meals included means that you would have to be at a certain restaurant at a certain time just so that you don’t miss a pre-booked meal. This takes away from one of the great advantages of a private tour: flexibility. Not having a restaurant pre-booked gives you great freedom to set your own pace each day, add or skip some sights as you go, etc.
To ensure maximum flexibility throughout your trip, meals are usually planned as you go. Your guide knows the best restaurants in each area you travel through and will make suggestions based on the kind of meal you’d like to have.
The meals we include are the ones that come with an important cultural element: home-cooked meals where you can interact with locals, lunches at homes of artists where you learn more about a specific form of art, or refreshments such as the ones offered during the home visit with the Gypsy family.

Do your tours include any insurance related services?

No. We recommend to all of our clients to carry a medical insurance that would cover any health-related costs that might incur while on the trip. Insurance for trip interruption and lost/stolen luggage is also recommended.

Do I have to pay for the guide’s meals?

No. The guide will have a meal allowance, which will cover his meals. Furthermore, the guide will only join you for meals if you ask him to – if you’d rather be on your own for lunch and/or dinner, that is perfectly fine.

How about changes of itinerary on the fly? Can we do that?

Changes on the fly can be done to a certain extent. You can always choose to skip a meal or a sight, or swap for a totally different sight altogether. Alterations of itinerary that imply hotel changes are subject to rooms availability. Also, please note that in the case of last minute hotel cancellations, sometimes the hotel may charge late-cancellation penalties which can be up to 100% of the reservation cost. Additional costs generated by on-the-fly changes will be billed separately.

The Tour Map

This itinerary is indicative and subject to change over time, so please consider the reference which you will receive in the offer, after you have requested tour or excursion that.

We say this because, so the trip to the caves, and walk on Transfagarasan are accessible only certain months of the year.