7 days
Duration
5/10
Physicality
Sept 02, Sept 20, Oct 03, December 01
Dates

A perfect combination of easy walking, superb scenery and great sightseeing.  This tour will take you deeper into the beautiful Romanian countryside to discover  untouched nature and quaint villages, along with incredible historic sites. Add the delicious Romanian home made food on top of that and you have the perfect Romanian experience

We will set the base camp in Bran, a scenic little town on the edge of two National Parks in the Carpathian Mountains, a perfect location for day walks.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Bucharest Airport or hotel
INCLUDED
6 night hotels All meals
Entrance fees Transportation in minibus
English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Airfares
Alcoholic Drinks

Additional information

Groupsize6
Tour typeHiking, Sight Seeing,
1

Day 1

We will collect you from Bucharest, airport or hotel.
Drive across the Carpathian Mountains  to Transylvania.
Check in at our “base camp” lodge in Bran. A short walk to explore the area in the evening.

We will spend 6 nights at this lodge so you don’t have to pack and unpack every day.

2

Day 2

A 3 hours round trip through the foot hills of Piatra Craiului National Park, up to the remote village of Magura.

In the afternoon visit the Bran Castle. Built in 1377, the castle guarded the Carpathian pass, which connected Transylvania to the  the Ottoman Empire. Because of it’s location the castle is believed to be the “dracula’s Castle” in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel.

Return to Bran for dinner

3

Day 3

A scenic round trip in the Bucegi National Park.

We start walking upstream the Bran Valley deeper into the national Park. Pass a little bear observatory, and plunge into the thick forrest on a small trail.

After a couple of switch backs we get to the top of our trail. The forst is thinner as we descend and after a few minutes we come out of the forest to a superb post card view.

The trail descends through the open pastureland back to our lodge in Bran

Overnight in Bran

4

Day 4

Sightseeing – Medieval Transylvania

Visit the Rasnov Fortress – founded around 1225 by German Teutonic Knights. The superb location of this fortress allows us a great view over the surrounding mountains.

Onward we reach Brasov – the most important medieval city in the area and one of the most visited cities in Romania. Great sites to visit as The Black Church, the main square, the old defense walls that are still well preserved on the south and west side of the old city the watch towers and the narrowest street in Europe are just a few points on this day’s agenda.

Optionally there is a 2-hour hike to the Tampa peak located in the middle of the city and provides an amazing view over the surrounding area.

Transfer back to our lodge in Bran.

5

Day 5

Fundata village

Discover the traditional Romanian village – walk through the mountain village of Fundata.

Fundata is the highest village in Romania, typical mountain village with households spread at large distances from one another.

Descend to Vladele Meadow for a picnic lunch.

We continue passing along many sheepfolds until we arrive back to Bran.

Accommodation in Bran

6

Day 6

Walk through the spctacular Zarnesi Gorges in the Piatra Craiului National Park.  This narrow stone valley used to be a cave who’s ceiling collapsed millions of years ago forming this spectacular canyon.

Overnight back in Bran

Distance 12 km, ascent 600 Meters, descent 600 meters – Duration about 5 hours

7

Day 7

If your schedule allows we can do a short hike before leaving for Bucharest

The drive back to Bucharest takes about 2.5 hours

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 2 reviews
November 3, 2010

We took the Complete Tour of Romania in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. The tour was extremely well-organised. the accommodation and restaurants always first class and, with the small number in our group, we had a flexible itinerary. Emil our guide was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humour. He was always helpful and considerate which meant we didn’t have to worry about anything. We certainly recommend this comprehensive and enjoyable tour for those who want a comfortable yet adventurous holiday.
Complete Tour of Romania – October 2010

September 18, 2014

What a fantastic vacation! The housing, food, schedule, and the atmosphere of quaint Romanian villages made this a vacation to remember. The hikes were varied, fun, and filled with lots of interesting and historical sights. Horia and Nicole are some of the best guides/hosts anywhere, as well as being wonderful people! I will be back again and advise my friends of this truly unique vacation opportunity!

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