Private Trip in Romania 9 Days

If you are ready to experience a real-live adventure and you have 9-10 days to spare, venture into this 9-day tour of Romania and we promise us to deliver a memorable trip that you will talk about for years to come:

Day 1

1. Panoramic tour of Bucharest   

Day 2 

Day 3 

1. Curtea de Arges 

2. Poenari Fortress (1480 steps) 

3. Transfagarasan (June-Sept)

4. SIBIU City Tour

1. Deva Citadel 

2. Hunyadi/ Corvin Castle 

3. Densus Church 

4. Sarmizegetusa Regia  

Day 4

Day 5

1. Anina Mountains 

2. Bigar Waterfall 

3. Iron Gates Of Danube 

4. Hiking along the Danube       

Overnight Stay in Berzasca

1. Iron Gates Cruise

2. The Statue of Decebalus

3. Roman remains worth to see

4. Light hiking or relaxation on the Danube Bank

Day 6

Day 7

1. Constantin Brancusi Sculptural Ensemble

2. Horezu Monastery

3. Horezu City Tour 

Overnight Stay in Sibiu

1. Sibiu City Tour

2. Biertan Fortified Monastery

3. Sighisoara medieval citadel  

4. Sighisoara Museum of History  

5. The Church on the hill Sighisoara  

6. “Vlad Dracul” Restaurant  

Day 8

Day 9

1. Bran/ Dracula’s Castle 

2. Stroll through the market for souvenirs and artisan treats

3. Brasov City Tour

4. The Black Church, Brasov

5. Brasov Cafe

6. Dinner at a special restaurant

1. Peles Castle

2. Sinaia Monastery

3. 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. Personal Tour 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. Poenari Fortress Private Trip

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

3. Transfagarasan Road Trip

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

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. Deva City Tour

Did you know that the nickname of Deva is “Capital of Romania’s Gymnastics” ?  

A visit to Deva Castle in Romania.

A new medieval adventure.

We explore Deva citadel.

Let’s see the next video.

2. Private Tour to Hunyadi/ Corvin Castle

A spectacular medieval castle in Transylvania

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. 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.

4. Sarmizegetusa REGIA 

Dis you know that Sarmisegetusa regia was the capital of the Dacian Kingdom?

Many tourists from around the world visit Sarmisegetuza Regia to recharge and reconnect with history, as this used to be an important military, political, and religious center of the Dacians, our brave and wise ancestors and one of the oldest civilizations in Europe.

See more details about private trip to Sarmizegetusa Regia

Day 4

1. Anina Mountains Trip

If you miss the wilderness, the mountains Anina will provide more than that. 

Simply draw breath three times already and you’ll feel “the batteries” loaded. 

But better not tell, but to live the joys and gifts of these places.

2. Private Tour to BIGAR Waterfall

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.

3. Hiking along the Danube

Mountain and water always created something spectacular, so you’ll be admiring and stories, when we do this trip on the Danube, which will inspire the photography or poetry.

It all depends on how romantic you are.

4. Iron Gates on The Danube

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.

Day 5

1. The Danube Cruise

Lovely moments, lovely panorama and fresh air to breathe while you will take spectacular pictures

 

2. The Great 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. Roman Vestiges Worth To See

In this adventure we will visit some Roman ruins at the mouth of the Danube, admiring the scenery and wilderness

4. Light hiking or relaxation on the Danube Bank 

If there is time left us, we end the day with a relaxing stroll on the mountain, to remember the beauty of this day.

Day 6

1. Private Trip to Targu Jiu

This walk in Targu Jiu, the beautiful city in the area where he grew the famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi

It will do great pleasure.

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 at the Targu Jiu

3. Horezu Monastery Private Tour

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

4. Horezu City Tour

Horezu ceramics and pottery art of the locals made this small town in Romania to be very popular with foreigners, who always leave from here with lot of memories and these beautiful handmade ceramic pots.

You can buy original recipes and cook great food yourself. 

Day 7

1. The Biertan Fortified Church

The Biertan Fortified Church, one of the first Transylvanian Saxon settlements in Ardeal, is a historical monument of breathtaking beauty, recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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.  

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. Sighisoara, Medieval City

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

3. History Museum of Sighisoara

Sighisoara itself is like a museum, is a medieval fortress, so there is much to be learned about the past of so hardened the Romanians who lived here for ages.

4. The Church On The Hill Sighisoara

Its construction began in 1345, Church on the Hill is an addition to living history, which you can admire as a spiritual and social continuity of this beautiful city in Transylvania Romania.

5. The Vlad Dracul Restaurant in Sighisoara 

This restaurant in Sighisoara is located in the house where Vlad Tepes grew up.

I do not want to tell you more, because once you get here, you’ll have many surprises.

Day 8

1. BRAN/ Dracula Castle

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 know more about this legendary Bran Dracula’s Castle follow the link

2. Stroll through the market for souvenirs and artisan treats

A trip to Bran is not just about visiting Dracula’s Castle, but a lot of other things, such as mountain beauty, clean air, traditional food and drinks, memories and gifts, which you can buy here.

After you taste the famous cheese covered in fir bark and other local goodies, you”ll understand why other tourists want to move here.

3. Brasov City Tour

Peoples-House Ceausescu Romania

See what other hidden treasures this charming mountain town has to offer.

Find out more in the 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. 

4. The Black Church, Brasov

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 current name comes from the walls turning black from the smoke, hence the Black Church.  

With construction finalized in 1477, over 540 years ago, the parish church of the Lutheran Evangelic community has always been one of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania, measuring 89 meters in length and 38 meters in width, which means in can host up to 5000 people. 

Click here to find out more about the Black Church

5. Coffee Time in Brasov

Best cafes in Brasov are waiting for us and this will be another surprise of our trip. 

6. Best Restaurant for dinner in Brasov

Mountain fresh air and pleasant walking will send us to the best restaurants in Brasov, to end the day and adventure in Brasov in a specal way.

Day 9

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. Sinaia Monastery Private Tour

In 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, Snagov Monastery

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 private 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.