Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation

Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation

Wolves, bears & sightseeing
From US $1,475 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 May, 11 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct
Romania adventure vacation

Romania adventure vacation

An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania
From 2,445 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jun, 7 Sep
2020: 6 Jun, 5 Sep
Transylvania vacation accommodation

Transylvania vacation accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From 49 to 118 per person per night
Accommodation
Transylvania winter vacation accommodation

Transylvania winter vacation accommodation

B&B in Transylvania
From 49 to 118 per person per night
Accommodation
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Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania

Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania

Follow the steps of Harker in search of count Dracula
From 999 to 1,369 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 28 Oct
Eastern Europe cultural tour

Eastern Europe cultural tour

Descend to the dark ages on this tour of Dracula's country.
From US $1,599 to US $1,699 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov
2020: 12 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct
Romania hiking vacation, self guided

Romania hiking vacation, self guided

Take a walk through the heart of Transylvania
From US $964 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Halloween tour in Transylvania

Halloween tour in Transylvania

Take a fascinating and historical tour in Transylvania
From 499 to 1,199 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 28 Oct, 1 Nov
2020: 26 Oct, 30 Oct
Volunteering with bears in Romania

Volunteering with bears in Romania

Volunteer at an inspiring bear sanctuary in Transylvania
From 925 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Flexible departures available throughout the year, minimum stay 1 week
Romania vacation, Discover Romania

Romania vacation, Discover Romania

A superb trip around the best of Romania
From 1,020 to 1,385 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailored to individual requirements with flexibility on dates
Transylvania self-drive vacation in Romania

Transylvania self-drive vacation in Romania

Traditional Landscapes & Cultural Heritage - beyond Dracula.
From 795 to 950 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta

Romania holidays, Transylvania to the Danube Delta

Village stays, painted monasteries and wildlife in the delta
From 1,875 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 May, 7 Sep
2020: 2 May, 5 Sep
Transylvania walking and nature holiday in Romania

Transylvania walking and nature holiday in Romania

A scenic nature tour of Transylvania
From 826 to 966 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday

Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday

Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania
From 1,255 to 1,285 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Jun, 9 Sep
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Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania

Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania

Enjoy the charm of the Transylvanian winter on snowshoes.
From 572 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 28 Feb
Romania hiking vacation, 'Along the Enchanted Way' tour

Romania hiking vacation, 'Along the Enchanted Way' tour

Explore the stunning scenery of remote Romania
From 1,795 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 May, 23 Aug, 6 Sep
Budapest to Bucharest tour

Budapest to Bucharest tour

Explore Eastern Europe's Hungary and Romania
From US $1,830 to US $2,170 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 29 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
2020: 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct
Romania and Danube Delta small group holiday

Romania and Danube Delta small group holiday

Remote villages, ancient customs and beautiful scenery
From US $1,910 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 9 May, 23 May, 6 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep
Tatra mountains winter vacation

Tatra mountains winter vacation

Wander through the stunning Tatra Mountains
From US $1,240 to US $1,375 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 9 Mar, 23 Nov, 14 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 09 Mar
Transylvania farm and guesthouse

Transylvania farm and guesthouse

Enjoy the peace and quite of the Transylvanian country side!
From 72 to 114 per person for 2 nights
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Moldova, Ukraine & Romania vacation

Moldova, Ukraine & Romania vacation

Step off the beaten track on this fascinating adventure
From US $2,660 to US $3,040 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 7 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep
2020: 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep
Rural traditional accommodation in Transylvania

Rural traditional accommodation in Transylvania

Back in time experience in the heart of Transylvania.
From 149 per accommodation per night (sleeps 4-6)
Accommodation
Romania wildlife holiday stay in wildlife hides

Romania wildlife holiday stay in wildlife hides

-Explore some of the wildest forests of Europe.
From 400 to 500 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Romania ski touring vacation

Romania ski touring vacation

A touring ski experience in the Carpathian wilderness.
From 742 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Dec, 22 Dec
2019: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
Art course in Romania

Art course in Romania

Improve your art in the beautiful setting of Transylvania
From 1,595 8 days ex flights
Tailor made
Romania family activity vacation, small group

Romania family activity vacation, small group

Range of activities in authentic Transylvanian countryside
From 1,075 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Biking vacation in Romania

Biking vacation in Romania

Cycle through the beauty and mystery of Transylvania
From US $1,785 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 May, 18 May, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep
Rural Romania photography vacation

Rural Romania photography vacation

Photography adventure through the heart of rural Romania
From 2,500 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Oct
Romania bird watching and bear tracking vacation

Romania bird watching and bear tracking vacation

Wild brown bears and birdwatching in the Carpathians
From 780 to 1,132 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Romania tailormade tour, religion, arts & crafts

Romania tailormade tour, religion, arts & crafts

Byzantine monasteries beautiful ountryside friendly people
From 1,330 to 1,625 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation
From
US $1,475
excluding flights
Fabulous, it was our 1st group vacation and would definitely be happy to do similar again. (more)Christine Green
An excellent trip with places to hike and see, friendly and helpful people and fantastic hosts and guides. (more)Emma Cowen
The whole trip was memorable but I loved the walk in the snow and rain at the top of a mountain. Brilliant. (more)Julie Topliss
Romania adventure vacation
From
2,445
excluding flights
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
Transylvania vacation, Dracula tours in Romania
From
999
excluding flights
We loved the way they handled the whole Dracula experience. We wanted to experience the full history of the real, larger-than-life, person on which Bram Stoker based his fictional antagonist as well as enjoy the Halloween ambiance. (more)Cory Maddox
The highlights were certainly Bran Castle, Peles Castle and Dracula hotel (more)Anne Llewellyn
Sighisoara and Sibiu was the highlight. (more)Margaret Garman
Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday
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1,255
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Absolutely delightful, I never came back from a vacation more relaxed. The weather, of course was a bonus, but the perfect organisation made all the difference. (more)Gerhard Kordmann
We enjoyed it all but going to to the Merry Cemetry at Sapanta was interesting also Viscri where Prince Charles has bought a home. He has helped the village and it was great going to the woods on a horse drawn cart to the brick maker and learning about his craft. (more)Sue Beckingham
For anyone with an interest in this part of Romania, with its unique history, unusual ecclesiastical architecture, and its customs and traditions, and who may be considering a vacation there, I can recommend this 10 day group tour by mini-bus with almost no reserve. (more)Rodney Mount
Transylvania vacation accommodation
From
49
per person per night
There were many highlights - the meals together with the guests, the morning tours and the set up of the room. (more)Nehal Vora
the locale was wonderful - very peaceful and a beautiful peek into a different way of life. (more)Ilana Trachtenberg
The peace and tranquillity of this beautiful valley was stunning. All the staff and guides - particularly Gabo - were friendly and knowledgeable, and did their utmost to make us feel comfortable and at home. Just fantastic, we would like to return to appreciate this special place at another time of year, probably spring or autumn. (more)Clio Whittaker
Romania hiking vacation, 'Along the Enchanted Way' tour
From
1,795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The doable yet challenging (for me) walks combined with cultural learning. Experiencing the remote villages, lifestyle and food in local accommodation. Sharing it with two terrific guides and a small group of companionable people. Tips? Pack light, take a hat and a good pair of boots and be prepared to soak up a the traditional culture and the magnificent vistas Romania has to offer. Local benefits? I would like to think it did via the local accommodation... (more)Helen Wildash
Volunteering with bears in Romania
From
925
excluding flights
Excellent. Exceeded my expectations, all very well organised, very good accommodation with lots of help from local rep. Brasov had plenty to offer and the bears were amazing! (more)Deborah Robson
The most memorable part of the vacation was...getting to spend time watching the bears play together, and seeing them all so happy. (more)Melinda Kerr
I think the most memorable part for me was seeing the bears be fed on the feeding tour with the things we had prepped that week. I also thought it was a great privilege to be in the park after visiting hours and be able to see the bears hang on trees and play in pools with you as the only human witnessing this. (more)Nathan Cresswell
Transylvania winter vacation accommodation
From
49
per person per night
The peaceful ambience was the thing that will stay with me - although there was also so much excitement of course on the tours, new year's eve party etc. For a city dweller it was the perfect way to unwind and 'get away from it all. (more)Tom Cooper-Jones
A really perfect vacation for us. Snow, countryside, interesting history and culture. Lots to see and do. (more)Vanessa Jefferys
Excellent...The stay at the guest house- amazing! The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble at all. The tour guides were outstanding. (more)Margaret Da costa
Romania vacation, Discover Romania
From
1,020
excluding flights
We particularly enjoyed walking in Piatra Craiului National Park; visiting the painted monasteries and attending a free concert given by Brasov Opera. Traveling on the sleeper train to Bucharest was an experience! (more)Jill Meighan
We went for the castles and culture, but it's the people that made our trip, especially our amazing guide Ben. We also loved the accommodation choices - the library in Richis was a highlight. (more)Jo Heaton
Staying at casa Ana and experiencing a traditional Christmas was amazing. Siebel was snow covered and delightful and the walk up to the monastery on Christmas Day through the forest was wonderful. (more)Danyalle Brinsmead
Romania hiking vacation, self guided
From
US $964
excluding flights
The route provided a wonderful variety of scenery, and each town and hotel has its own unique character. The support was excellent. (more)Aaron Coleman
The trek was well organised and went mostly to plan. The hotels and guest houses were all good, especially the small ones. (more)Joan Payne
Whilst all the accommodation was great we particularly enjoyed the hospitality and personal touch from the 'homestays'. (more)Sue Podmore
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania
From
572
excluding flights
Scenery - simply stunning. The weather was kind to us and we got bright sharp days of sun and snow to see the mountains and forests. Staying with local people and enjoying their hospitality in some simple but homely settings. We even used a local's horse drawn sledge to get part way to the next village. (more)Ian Papworth
Beautiful views and guide (more)James Masterson
Halloween tour in Transylvania
From
499
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We felt that the whole Transylvanian experience was memorable, especially seeing the Castles and also the Halloween party was amazing. I have never experienced a Halloween quite like it ever before, just wished more people had dressed up . Tips? Just to go with an opened mind, Expect a lot of traveling and not a lot of free time to yourselves , but experience an amazing country with fantastic scenery, lots of culture and history. Having a very knowledgeable and... (more)gillian simpson
Eastern Europe cultural tour
From
US $1,599
excluding flights
Seeing a mother bear come to feed and bringing her cub out with her was the perfect end to the Romanian part of the trip. (more)Joyce Ell
Excellent trip with small group size as promised by the company. Unspoilt, beautiful countryside and towns with people who have not caught up with the greed of tourism. (more)Anne Higgins
Romania activity vacation, Western Carpathians
From
445
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were so many memorable moments, from the stunning views on the Hikes and Bike rides, to the excitement of exploring Caves millions of years old! Tips? I can't think of any tips because everything was taken care of and every need seen to, so that everything ran smoothly and seemed effortless and an absolute pleasure! Local benefits? Absolutely! Our Guide was local and our accommodation was run by Locals too, which helped us not only integrate more easily... (more)Orley Moyal
Family volunteering with bears in Romania
From
925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I think we will all remember watching the cubs not so gently nursing with their mom; "bread bear" running out at feeding time to stealthily take a loaf of bread and scurry back into the bushes while other bears happily ate the other food together; the mucky, fun mess of making bear ice cream; just watching the bears be bears. Tips? Be prepared to get dirty and smell the expired food (but you'll get used to it). Bring an apron and rubber gloves and don't bring nice... (more)Heather Jain
Wolf tracking and watching holiday in Transylvania
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484
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Memorable parts? Seeing wolves, lynx and almost a bear. Tips? Make sure you dress in layers as you can get very cold when standing around, but you can also get warm when trekking through the snow. You need a decent level of fitness for the wildlife tracking, otherwise you probably won't enjoy the vacation. Local benefits? We definitely felt it supported conservation and we also felt it benefited some local people. Overall rating? We absolutely loved it! Spending the... (more)Tamara Lee
Transylvania self-drive vacation in Romania
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795
excluding flights
Highlights have to be the painted monasteries, the wooden churches, the fortified churches and the medieval old town centres. The mountains were just lovely and the drive over some of the passes spectacular...The vacation included all we could wish for in the way of scenery and experiences. (more)Helen Preston
Seeing the fantastic and varied architecture - lots of churches (fortified, wooden, baroque, gothic etc). medieval towns, castles, mountain scenery. Traditional way of life contrasting with the modern. Impact of communism in the past. (more)Carol Holmes
My kids definitely vote for floating in the salt lakes (which were flooded old roman salt mines) just north of Sibui, Transylvania. (more)Vikki Wall
Small group hiking vacation in Romania, 9 days
From
US $1,339
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The best experience was getting off the beaten path and seeing the regional landscapes, meeting local people and getting to know the culture of the area. Our guide was a local who knew people along the way, was very familiar with the history and culture of the area, and knew the trails first hand. Tips? Local benefits? Yes. We stayed and ate in local guesthouses. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Tom Utic
Romania ski touring vacation
From
742
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The view from the top of singing rock. Truly beautiful! Tips? It is a fantastic vacation! Take proper walking boots for snow shoeing. Local benefits? Yes, I feel we supported local small businesses and the company had environmental awareness. Very impressed. Overall rating? Excellent vacation, highly organised and great friendly staff at Apuesni experience. Very simple to organise due to quick helpful emails. (more)Helen Knott
Horse riding vacations in Transylvania
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1,180
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The beautiful countryside. Tips? Bring some fly spray for the horses. Local benefits? Yes to both. Overall rating? Excellent - amazing scenery, very good horses, lovely people and very good value for money. (more)Kate Wilkins
Romania vacation, Transylvania and its Saxon heritage
From
750
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day was a new adventure, with both scheduled and unscheduled visits to beautiful countryside, local arts, crafts and sights and fascinating characters, all made possible by our amazing guide. There was never a dull moment. For me, speaking in German to Herr Schaas in Richis, and actually meeting William Blacker (whose book inspired me to visit this beautiful and fascinating country) were the absolute highlights. Tips? Be prepared to go off-piste and have... (more)Hazel Bailey
Cultural tours to Transylvania, Romania
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968
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Absolutely amazing. The company who ran the tour were incredible- friendly, helpful, they bent over backwards to make sure I had everything I needed. My guide had incredible knowledge and was so friendly and helpful... I could not recommend this more highly! (more)Shellie May
I enjoyed all of it, I have to say. In particular, visiting Sighisoara and Sibiu brings back nice memories. Sighisoara for the medieval experience and the luck of arriving there in the middle of a festival. (more)Roxana Radulescu
Motorbike tours in Romania
From
1,399
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Riding in the snow. Tips? Be a bit later in the year when winter fully over. Local benefits? Yes very much. Overall rating? Awesome. (more)Tim Funston
Romania cycling vacation
From
585
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Dramatic views over the Apuseni mountains from the Casa Traditionale that we stayed in and on the rides themselves. The sunsets were amazing. One of the caves, the Crystal cave was totally amazing. (more)Helen Murrell
The Maramures area is beautiful. (more)Daniel Jacusiel
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