Visit the home of famous Dracula!
Romania is a wonderful country with charming castles, unique monasteries and delicious cuisine. Explore the natural attractions, such as the spectacular Carpathian Mountains and the Danube Delta. This country offers countless travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered!
Beautiful Braşov is the place to start for most people who visit the famous Romanian castles. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, this charming town provides a mix of wonderful landscapes, medieval history and ski resorts. Stroll around the old Town Hall Square, admire the defensive fortifications or take a peek inside the Black Church and then go castle hopping!
Visit the famed Bran Castle, known for the myth of Dracula, and hear the gruesome tales of Vlad the Impaler. The medieval gothic structure is both imposing and fairy tale-like. Then explore the superb Peles Castle, the former residence of the Romanian royal family. Nestled in Sinaia mountain resort, the scenic Neo-Renaissance palace is gorgeous and admirable. In Sinaia you can also visit the Pelisor Castle to see its quirky Art Nouveau interior.
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How to get there:
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Where to stay:
In Timisoara we recommend you to stay at 4* Hotel Excelsior Timisoara for just €37/$41 per night with very good reviews and excellent location.
In Bucharest you can consider staying at Mercure Bucharest City Center for €52/$58 per night with excellent reviews.
In the summertime you can also get close to Romania’s natural beauty by spending a few nights camping beside its magnificent mountains.
What to do:
Romania has more than 400 parks and nature reserves protecting flora and fauna. Nature-lovers can admire the hundreds of species of birds in the Danube Delta, recognized as the world’s third most biologically diverse area. With a terrain that ranges from mountainous and challenging to gentle and pleasant, this country is the perfect place for all those who love active recreation. Romania offers tourists of all skills and levels something to enjoy. Within the Carpathian mountain range there are great hiking and cycling trails. Rock-climbing enthusiasts should head to Busteni, Sinaia, Zarnesti or Petrosani. Most popular rafting rivers are Crisul Repede, Jiu, Cerna and Nera. Major ski resorts include Poiana Brasov, Sinaia, Predeal, Paltinis and Runcu. Romania has also numerous scenic drives, like the Transfagarasan, Transalpina and Transbucegi.
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