Private Trip in Romania 7 Days
This seven days tour in Romania, gives us the chance to cover ancient history by visiting medival castles, fortified churches and find stories that only few people know.
If you like to see virgin forests and if you want to explore the village where for 300 years long, only one family divorced, this is the perfect tour for you.
1. PELES Castle
2. SINAIA Monastery
3. Old Town Brasov
1. BRAN/ Dracula’s Castle
2. Poenari Fortress
3. Transfagarasan Road Trip (June-Sep)
1. SIBIU Tour
2. SIBIU Orthodox Cathedral
3. Evanghelist Cathedral SIBIU
1. Densus Church
2. Corvin/ Hunyadi Castle
3. Bigar WaterFall
Overnight Stay in Dubova
1. Iron Gates and Danube Cruise
2. The Statue of Decebalus
3. Roman remains worth to see
4. Light hiking or relaxation on the Danube Bank
1. Horezu Monastery
2. The Constantin Brancusi Sculptural Ensemble
Overnight Stay in Curtea De Arges
1. Poenari Fortress
2. Or Transfagarasan Road Trip (June-Sep)
1. Private Trip to Peles Castle
Once upon a time there was a beautiful 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.
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.
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 to Sinaia Monastery
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.
Read more about Sinaia Monastery.
3. Walking tour through the center of Brasov
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.
1. BRAN/ Dracula’s Castle
Bran Castle, between myth and history..
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.
2. A private tour to Sighisoara Citadel
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 the Sighisoara Citadel, 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.
Discover more about the medieval town of Sighisoara.
1. Sibiu City Tour
If you are in Transylvania, Sibiu is a must visit travel destination with a history of 900 year. 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 >>
2. The Orthodox Cathedral in Sibiu
Don’t miss this beautiful church in Sibiu
If you ever wanted to see o small-scale copy of the Sofia Cathedral in Constantinople, now you have the chance to see it during this trip to Sibiu. This 110-year old historical house of worship is the only orthodox cathedral in Sibiu, but it looks more like a byzantine basilica.
3. The Evangelical Cathedral in Sibiu
If you are a thrill seeker with a zest for culture and history, and you want to impress your friends with a photo taken from a 55-m high tower? If so, you should definitely visit the Sibiu Evangelical Cathedral, an important historical monument, as part of the one-day tour of Sibiu, the citadel town.
To reach this point of the tower, which measures 74 meters in total, you have to climb up 192 steps which lead up to the 4 smaller towers. From here, you have a great view of Sibiu and the opportunity for some truly memorable photos.
1. The Densus Church private tour
The next architectural piece is one of the oldest orthodox churches in Romania, this historical monument was built on top of the ruins of a building dating back to the 4th century, and it was constructed in several stages, the final changes having been made in the 13th century. You will marvel at the mixture of styles, which have blended over the centuries in this ancient “temple”, having also been proposed to join the UNESCO Heritage list of historical sites.
Nicolae Iorga, the greatest Romanian historian, has deemed the Saint Nicolae Church in Densus “unparalleled in the entire Romanian tradition”.
Here you can admire mural paintings dating back to 1443, inside an ingenious construction which has striven to preserve its history throughout each stage.
There is more to see than to be told, so we will let you discover the details yourself.
2. The Corvin/ Hunyadi Castle
This private trip to Romania gives you the opportunity to get a taste of what medieval life was like in Romania in the time of knighthood, castles and fortresses with a visit to The Corvin/Hunyadi Castle, one of the top 10 most beautiful gothic castles in the world.
This architectural masterpiece is one of the largest castles in Europe and one of the seven wonders of Romania, and it has served a double purpose since the 15th century. After a devastating fire, the castle underwent extensive restoration and is now open to the public as a museum.
A small tip: the defense towers are a great spot to take a selfie.
3. The BIGAR Waterfall private tour
The miracle from the Minis Canyon…
Words fall short when it comes to describing the untamed, primordial splendor of the breathtaking Bigar Waterfall and its surroundings resembling the Garden of Eden.
It is not surprising that it was voted as the most beautiful waterfall in the world.
But do not take our word for it. Decide for yourself, as you are breathing in the fresh and invigorating air and watching the water seep onto the moss-covered rocks, creating a mesmerizing veil of translucent beauty.
1. Iron Gates River Cruise
The adventure continues in an area inhabited by tens of thousands of years, where the Danube seems to boil due to currents.
The pretext of our trip here I give both the Danube Gorge, the breathtaking and some engineers and technicians brave, which in order of communist rule in 1960, began one of the most daring engineering works, what is called the Iron Gates and worth admired.
2. Rock-carved statue of Decebalus
Not everyone knows about the great king Decebalus and his and acts of bravery, but his fearlessness and determination to protect his country have earned him this extraordinary monument carved out in the side of a mountain cliff, 128 meters above the restless Danube and the Kazan Gorge.
Near the city of Orsova, where the Danube reaches 120 m in depth and it starts to whirl and tremble as if boiling, the amazing masterpiece that took 10 years to build dominates the rocky scenery, as a testament to the thousands of years of Romanian history on these lands.
This is also the place where scientists have uncovered some of the earliest traces of human life, estimated to be over 35.000 years old. Here you can also find commemorative plaques from ancient Roman times, such as the Tabula Trajana.
Imagine how impressed your friends would be to see a picture of you with Decebalus’ stone-carved head in the background?
3. Visiting ancient Roman vestiges
In this adventure we will visit some Roman ruins at the mouth of the Danube, admiring the scenery and wilderness.
At the end of the day we may ralax in a walk on the mountain.
1. Private Trip to Horezu Monastery
Considered one of the most beautiful and refined orthodox monasteries, the Horezu Monastery with its 100% authentic Romanian architecture was included in the UNESCO World Heritage from the very beginning, with no sign that anything could ever surpass it.
Your private trip to Romania should comprise, among other things, the most visited Romanian monasteries, including the Horezu Monastery, because this is where you can see the highly acclaimed Horezu ceramics, as well as the gorges carved in the mountain walls and the famous stone caves.
Find out more about the Horezu Monastery and its surroundings here>
2. The Constantin Brancusi Sculptural Ensemble in Targu Jiu
Even if you do not harbor a passion for sculptural masterpieces, a Brancusi exhibit is a must-see for anyone taking a trip to Romania. The Constantin Brancusi Sculptural Ensemble in Targu Jiu, also known as the “Calea Eroilor” Memorial (Heroes’ Way), is more than a beautiful display of stone and wood craftsmanship, it is a symbol of the Romanian spirit.
The ensemble consists of four sculptures, laid out on a 1275 m axis – The Table of Silence, The Chairs Alley, The Gate of the Kiss and the Infinity Column/Endless Column, which surprise through their simple, yet deeply symbolic design.
Find out what other treasures you can uncover during your Romanian experience in Targu Jiu.
1. Private Tour 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. 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.
2. Or Transfagarasan Road Trip (June-Sep)
Trasnfagarasan Highway is one of the famous romanian high altitude roads. 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
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
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.