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Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

1. Bucharest: 3-Hour Dark History Tour with a Local

Learn the dark history of Bucharest, starting with a visit to the monumental Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, built as a reminder of the cruel events that unfolded between 1950 to 1977. Hear about the torture methods used at the deportation camps during the days of communism. Travel back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Bucharest was known as "Little Paris" for its sexy and sophisticated atmosphere. Stop for a drink inside a former brothel, and hear the story of the serial killer nicknamed the "Vampire of Bucharest" when he terrorized the city between 1970 and 1971. Visit one of the oldest churches in the city to explore the bloody feuds between the Muslim world and the Christian rules of Romania. End at Bellu Cemetery to look at the amazing funerary architecture and learn more about some of the site's mysteries.

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3-Day Medieval Transylvania Package Tour

2. 3-Day Medieval Transylvania Package Tour

Explore some of the most important sites in the legendary Transylvania region of Romania on a 3-day package tour from Bucharest. With bed and breakfast accommodation in a 3-star hotel, you will explore the city of Sibiu, once ranked by Forbes Magazine as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live.” Visit medieval castles and monasteries, and explore the fable of Count Dracula. Day 1: Depart from Bucharest and visit the Moorish Monastery of Curtea de Argeș, built by the ruler of Wallachia, Prince Neagoe Basarab, in 1514. Continue to the small Cozia Monastery to discover one of the most important monuments of national medieval art in Romania. After a break for lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant, drive through the stunning Translyvanian landscape to Sibiu, historic capital of the Principality of Transylvania. The former German medieval citadel, with documentation dating back to 1191, is one of the most beautiful towns in Romania, with many historic buildings that you will explore on a walking tour of the Old Town. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Romanian dinner, with overnight accommodation in Sibiu town center. Day 2: After breakfast, depart Sibiu for the Biertan commune, where you will tour one of the most important Saxon villages of fortified churches in Transylvania, including the largest fortified church in Transylvania, built between 1490 and 1524. Continue to the medieval citadel of Sighișoara, which dates back to 1280 and is home to the only medieval citadel in Europe still populated. During a walking tour, visit the city’s landmark Clock Tower for panoramic views across the ancient houses. After lunch, head to Brasov, surrounded by the Southern Carpathians. The first documented evidence of the medieval citadel dates back to 1235. Birthplace of the Romanian national anthem – and briefly renamed “Stalin City” during the Communist era – Brasov boasts beautiful Gothic churches, medieval buildings, and the narrowest street in Romania, which you will explore on a guided walking tour. Day 3: Following an overnight stay in Brasov, start your day at the city’s Black Church, built in 1383, and the most important tourist site in Brasov. Then, drive to the legendary Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), perched on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Marked as the home of Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, explore the castle grounds and museum, before a traditional lunch. Continue your tour at Sinaia, a lovely mountain resort in the Prahova River valley, and visit Peleș Castle, built by the first king of Romania, Carol I. Tour the exquisite Neo-Renaissance building, built between 1875 and 1914, and end your tour of Transylvania’s architectural delights at Sinaia Monastery, founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in the 17th century upon his return from a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. After exploring the Old Church and the 19th century Great Church, drive back to Bucharest for the end of your tour.

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From Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Legends Small-Group Tour

3. From Bucharest: 3-Day Transylvania Legends Small-Group Tour

Day 1: Two Castles and Brasov Today, you will head towards Transylvania region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. You will arrive in the mountain resort of Sinaia and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, you will arrive in Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits you - Dracula Castle. Your next stop will be in Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the largest in country. Accommodation will follow in Brasov city. Note: Peles Castle and the Black Church are closed on Mondays, so you will visit Rasnov Citadel and the orthodox church in Brasov instead. Day 2: Heart of Transylvania   In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the unique Sighisoara Citadel with the famous Dracula house. Next, arrive in Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified church in Romania. Then, head towards Sibiu city, one of the most beautiful in Transylvania. You will visit the astonishing Old Town and the beautiful Gothic church, one of the tallest in the country. End your day in Sibiu city. Day 3: Southern Transylvania  In the morning after your breakfast, start your way back to the capital city. Your journey will continue on toward the beautiful Olt Valley and make a stop by the charming Cozia Orthodox Monastery. Once you emerge from the mountains, stop in Curtea de Arges, once the capital of Vallachia and the headquarters of Romanian rulers. Here, you will see the beautiful Curtea de Arges Monastery, one of the most representative of the Romanian authentic style, and also the official burial place for the Kings and Queens of Romania. Arrive in Bucharest in the evening with a private drop-off at your hotel.  

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Bucharest: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

4. Bucharest: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Discover the best of Bucharest's gastronomy on this all-encompassing food tour. Start your tour with "the snack of communism", a Romanian pretzel and yogurt, the breakfast of choice for communist workers.  Afterward, take a short tram ride to reach Obor Market, one of Romania's largest and oldest markets, this is the best place to discover Romanian food and culture. During your tram journey, admire the architecture and buildings of the Jewish and Armenian quarters of the city. At the market, enjoy a stroll through stalls selling everything from honey and cheese to handcrafted wooden bowls and fresh produce. Visit a well-known stall to sample some traditional Romanian ground meat rolls, washed down with a cool beer. After this experience, take the trolleybus to University Square. As you walk, learn about the most important historical landmarks located between University Square and Cismigiu Park. Finish your tour at a fine dining restaurant where you can taste sweet Wallachian doughnuts called Papanasi, served hot and filled with jam and delicious cream. While indulging, feel free to ask your friendly local guide for tips on what else to eat and see during your stay in Bucharest.

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From Bucharest: Romanian Wine Tasting Tour

5. From Bucharest: Romanian Wine Tasting Tour

Set off from Bucharest in the morning before stopping at LacertA Winery, Buzau County, which has an 82-hectare vineyard on one of the most favorable soils for wine production. Learn the history of wines, see the production process, and taste a range of white, red, rosé, or table wines, depending on your preferences.  Also, discover exclusive wine collections, including: the Vintage Collection, Grand Prix, Lacerta Dolce and Gift Collection etc., many of which even won gold awards on an international level. Afterward, you will have the chance to enjoy a meal at one of the most special restaurants in the country - Dacian Farm. Here, you can escape from hectic city life by immersing into a well-recreated atmosphere of the Dacian times. Then, continue to the second wine cellar, Budureasca, in Prahova County. Located in the middle of 300-hectares vineyard, the wine cellar offers a picturesque view ideal for relaxing strolls in nature. During this visit, you will be taught how to judge wine and how to perform correct wine tasting by sampling a variety of fine wines.

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Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

6. Bucharest: 6-Day Transylvania and Bucovina Experience

Day 1: Bucharest to Bucovina You will be picked up by a professional guide from either your hotel in Bucharest or Otopeni Airport. From there you will endure a long drive to Bucovina, but you will benefit from a luxury Mercedes Vklass van or a similar car, making your entire vacation comfortable. You will begin by visiting the Humor Monastery and the Voronet monastery, before an overnight in Gura Humorului in a 3-star hotel (with breakfast included). Day 2: Gura Humorului, Vatra Moldovitei, Sucevita, Marginea, and Sucevita On your second day, you will visit the Moldovita Monastery, Ciumarna Passage, the Sucevita Monastery, and the Marginea Black Pottery. At the conclusion of your day you will overnight in Sucevita Village at a guest house, where you enjoy both dinner and breakfast which will consist of traditional local products. Day 3: Sucevita, Arbore, Gura Humorului, Bicaz Gorges, the Red Lake, and Brasov Your third day will begin with the Arbore Monastery, before you advance towards Bicaz Gorge, the Red Lake, and Brasov (including its old historic center). At the conclusion of your day, you will overnight in Brasov's downtown area. Day 4: Brasov, Viscri, Sighisoara, Biertan, and Brasov Day 4 will begin with a tour of the Viscri Saxon Village and fortified Saxon Church. You will then move on to explore the Sighioara Fortress, Dracula's "birthplace", and the Biertan Village. At the conclusion of your fourth day, you will once again overnight in Brasov. Day 5: Brasov, Prejmer, Poiana Brasov, Rasnov, Bran, and Moieciu Today you will visit the Prejmer Peasants Fortress, before exploring the Poiana Brasov Ski Resort and the Rasnov Fortress. You will then discover the magnificent Bran Castle, which is connected with the Dracula legend. Towards the end of your day you will explore Moieciu Village, before you once again overnight in Downtown Brasov. Day 6: Brasov, Azuga, Sinaia, Snagov, and Bucharest Your final day will begin with a Royal Rhein Winery tour in Azuga. From there you will discover Peles Castle, which is the summer residence of the royal family of Romania. Moving on, you will encounter the Snagov Orthodox Monastery, where the dreaded prince Vlad Tepes is buried. Your day will eventually conclude with your exploration of Lake Snagov, before you end your tour in Bucharest.

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Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

7. Transylvania: 2-Day Small-Group Tour from Bucharest

On your first day, start your tour in the morning at 08:00 AM with pickup from your hotel. Then head towards the Transylvania Region and cross the mighty Carpathian Mountains on your way. Arrive in Sinaia mountain resort and visit the impressive Peles Castle. Next, continue to Bran village, where Romania’s most visited sight awaits: Dracula Castle! Then head to Brasov, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and visit the famous Black Church - the biggest in the country. Then spend the night in Sighisoara city. On your second day, start in the morning after breakfast with a visit to the unique Sighisoara Citadel and the famous Dracula House. Next, visit Biertan, where you will see the biggest fortified church in Romania! Then make your way towards Sibiu City, one of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania. Visit its astonishing Old Town and afterwards continue to the beautiful Olt Valley, where you will make a final stop by the charming Cozia Orthodox Monastery. Arrive back in Bucharest in the evening, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Medieval City of Brasov: 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

8. Medieval City of Brasov: 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

This tour is the perfect way to visit one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Being surrounded by the mountains (the perfect place for a medieval settlement) Brasov is one of the best preserved cities in Europe. Brasov provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery in the nearby Poiana Braşov and medieval history with German influences in the old town. Peles Castle (the summer Royal residence), Rasnov Fortress and Bran (Dracula"s) Castle are other interesting locations that you will have the chance to visit by taking this tour. Day 1: Departure at 08:00 from Bucharest to Sinaia, also known as "The Pearl of the Carpathians". This is a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian mountains at 800 meters altitude. Here you will visit  Sinaia Monastery (with the old and the new church) and Peles Castle, built by the first King of Romania, Carol I, to be a summer Royal residence. The castle has an impressive architectural style and built to be a very modern construction (for that time) being the first castle in Europe having electric power. From Sinaia, head to Brasov, an old medieval citadel, first documented in 1235, the most important commercial center from all the seven German Medieval Cities of Transylvania (Siebenbuergen). Visit the Old Town (the historical center) with Black Church, followed by dinner & accommodation. Day 2: After breakfast, visit the Cantacuzino Castle located in Busteni in Prahova Valley. The castle was built in a neo-Romanian style and inaugurated in 1911 at the wish of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino. A park surrounds the castle with alleys taking you to the grotto, cascades, and fountains to be explored. The visit will be followed by lunch and visit to Bran (Dracula’s Castle). The medieval Castle Bran was built for military purposes in the end of the 14th century to defend the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, being associate with the “Legend of Dracula” the novel  by Bram Stoker. In the end of the day, return to Bucharest.

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Dealu Mare Wineries: Wine Tasting Tour on the Old Wine Road

9. Dealu Mare Wineries: Wine Tasting Tour on the Old Wine Road

Enjoy an epic day-trip from Bucharest, following the ancient wine road built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. Re-opened to the public after almost a century of “hibernation”, the road displays beautifully restored manors, cellars and old monasteries. Along the way, you’ll visit two wine museums, stop for lunch in a traditional manor and enjoy wine tasting sessions at two prestigious wineries, surrounded by the endless vineyards of Dealu Mare – Romania’s most famous wine region. Short history: Romania is a country with a long standing tradition in winemaking, and the world’s 13th wine producer, despite losing half of its arable lands and suffering a loss of prestige several decades ago, when communists favored mass production over quality. Nowadays, the country has gone through a process of mass restoration, aiming to re-claim its rightful place among the Top 10 wine producers. Itinerary description: 1st stop: Bellu Manor Wine Museum Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive a bit over one hour to Dealu Mare, Romania's most famous wine region. As soon as you enter the Old Wine Road, you'll stop for a guided tour at the beautifully restored Bellu Manor – a marvel of old Romanian architecture. Built by Baron Alexandru Bellu in the 19th century, the manor is not just a great art collection, but also an important wine museum. With a great passion for wine and even owning a sparkling wine factory, the baron stored precious tools in the manor’s great cellar. It's the oldest wine press in Walachia with enormous barrels and extremely old wine-making tools going back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. 2nd stop: Lacerta Winery After learning about the long history of winemaking in Romania, it’s time for some actual wine tasting at Lacerta Winery. Same as Bordeaux and Toscana, Lacerta’s vine estate stretches along the 45th parallel and thus has the ideal climate for producing wines with a rich, complex and silken taste. Lacerta is one of the most modern wineries in Romania, with production techniques based on gravitational principles meant to limit the usage of pumps. You’ll be able to taste 6 types of high-quality Romanian wines alongside small plates of cheese & dry sausages in a fairy tale location, surrounded by the endless vineyards covering the hills of Dealu Mare, at one of the most beautiful wineries in the country. 3rd stop: Casa Colinelor - 1000 Chipuri Winery The third and final stop of the day is at Casa Colinelor (Hill House) where the 1000 Chipuri (1000 Faces) Winery is located. Here you will first serve lunch and then tour the property. During the wine tasting, you will admire the beautiful vineyards surrounding the house, visit the winery and also the cellars. There will be 6 glasses of wine, served alongside typical wine snacks. All the wines come from 1000 Chipuri, one of the most highly praised boutique wineries from the Dealu Mare wine region.

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2-Day Transylvania Break From Bucharest

10. 2-Day Transylvania Break From Bucharest

If you are traveling to Bucharest and if you have just a limited time to discover Romania, this tour is the perfect way to visit some of the most interesting sites including the south part of the magnificent region of Transylvania. Day 1 BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRASOV – SIGHISOARA (309 km) Pick up in the morning from your hotel. Prepare to leave behind the region of Wallachia and step into the legendary land of Transylvania, the country beyond the forest where many myths were born and time still flows slowly for those living here. On the way, you will stop at Sinaia, a very famous mountain resort known also as the “Pearls of the Carpathians”. Here you will visit a typical and peaceful worship place, Sinaia Monastery, the first construction in this region since late XVIIth century. The next visit here is Peles Castle, the former summer residence for the first Royal couple of Romania, King Carol 1st and Queen Elisabeth. Considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the construction is impressive thanks to the architectural style and decorations, but most of all thanks to the beautiful interior design (interesting mixture of cultures in terms of furniture, the specific touch of the King and Queen) and the modern facilities for the last half of the XIXth century (electricity, vacuum cleaner, electrical elevator and central heating). Here you will also find out the story of the Royal couples in Romania and their important influence in the history of the country. The visit lasts about 45 minutes after which you will spend some time in the beautiful gardens of the castle. The next stop is Brasov, Kronstadt (“the city of the crown”) under its German name. Yes, you are now officially in Transylvania! In Brasov, you will have lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a lovely walk on the narrow and cobblestone streets of the old city center. You will see The Council Square, The Council Tower, The famous Black Church (the largest Gothic construction in Eastern part of Europe). In the evening head to Sighisoara for dinner and overnight in the medieval citadel. Do not miss a short walk in the citadel and admire the medieval buildings at the light of the lanterns. Prepare to step back time! Day 2 SIGHISOARA – BRAN – BUCHAREST (329 km) In the morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You will start the day by visiting the citadel of Sighisoara (UNESCO Monument), the only medieval citadel in the Balkans which is still inhabited. Here time seems to run after other patterns, visitors feel like in a journey back time when knights and fair ladies used to fall in love before dating and freedom was the priceless treasure of the community. Here you will find out the story of the citadel, you will see the well preserved walls and towers of defense and admire the medieval houses aligned along narrow old streets. The highlights of the citadel are: the house where it is said that Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula) was born, the Clock Tower (on the top of which you can take some beautiful panoramic pictures with the citadel), the Covered Stairs and the Evangelical Church. In the afternoon, you will head to Bran and visit Bran Castle, which became so famous thanks to the legend of Dracula. Here you will find out how this legend was born and why Transylvania is until nowadays related to it. A friendly tip – some garlic could come in useful during the visit! In the evening, return to Bucharest and drop off at your hotel.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 44 reviews

The tour was absolutely amazing , great way to end my trip in Bucharest, its nice to know stories behind the scenes away from tourist attractions, and great to know hidden stories behind the graves and families buried there , the cemetery was remarkable I wish I had more time to spend it there and look to the unusual tomes , the guide was so great , super super nice she gave all her heart in explaining the history behind in extreme details so passionate about her work , and she always gives u the attention during the whole tour I loved her and wished I had more tour with her , her English was so advanced when telling the stories I will diffidently recommend to do this tour . اتينن التور وايد حلوه لازم تجربونها قصص غريبه بالمقبره والقبور غريبه عجيبه والقصص وراها راح تتعجبون منها

Andra was an excellent tour guide! Extremely knowledgable and passionate about the topics. The tour gave a great overview of the history city and made our visit that much more interesting. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Bucharest.

Literally the best wine tasting ever! You could basically drink as much as you can. Driver was awesome too and the guides in vinyards. 11/10.

We enjoyed this tour with Serban Riga a lot! It was a great combination of local food and a city tour. Definitely would recommend it!

Veey good experience. Serban Riga was a great guide. He was very knowledgable about Bucharest, the vineyard area and castle