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Choose a luxury holiday Transylvania. Discover our country and learn more about our customs and traditions. Explore impressive Romanian highlights and immerse yourself in the legend of Dracula. Your guide also serves as your driver. Once the plane lands, enjoy VIP services at the airport and then arrive at your private car. Your transportation will be either with a Mercedes Benz or BMW limo.

Luxury Holiday Transylvania - Highlights

  • Have a tasty lunch at Bran Castle's Restaurant
  • Accommodate in an old restored house that belongs to Prince Charles of Great Britain
  • Visit old Transylvanian villages
  • Enjoy a wine tasting
  • Visit famous castles in Romania
  • Benefit of VIP services at the airport arrival/departure
  • Visit an old distillery

Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 1, Bucharest

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Parliament building Bucharest seen in  your luxury holiday Transylvania and on Best of Romania tours

Welcome to Romania! Meet you tour guide at the airport and take advantage of VIP services. Private transfer is assured from the airport to your luxury hotel, centrally located in Bucharest. Depending on landing hour, your private tour guide leads you through the old town of Bucharest  before having a delicious Welcome dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 5* hotel

Entry fees: NA

Optional: If you have a morning arrival in Bucharest a visit to Parliament Palace can be scheduled


Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 2, Bucharest – Budureasca – Sinaia (207 km, 3hrs drive)

Peles castle seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour
Peles castle seen in the luxury holiday Transylvania

Start the day with a visit of Snagov Monastery. The monastic establishment is located on a small island of Snagov Lake. This is the place where Vlad the Impaler known as Dracula,  it’s supposed to be buried.

Taste the most exquisite Romanian wines at their home! Visit the vineyard, admire the picturesque views and learn how professional wine tasters do their job.

After visiting Peles Castle, the impressive Royale Residence spend the evening in the peaceful Sinaia, the pearl of mountain resorts in Romania.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 5* boutique hotel

Entry fees: Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Wine Tasting

Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 3, Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Viscri (106km, 1h40min drive)

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Bran Castle seen in an Aerial tour from Brasov over Dracula's Castle

Here is a day that abounds in castles, fortresses, old towns and delicious meals.

Explore Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula.  In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. It’s time for a  culinary adventure at Bran Castle’s restaurant. You can try double-concentrated soups with cut into strips flavored pancakes, nutmeg and tarragon; dishes originating from different villages, later adapted to the nobles' cuisine: beef, duck, turkey, lamb and fish with seasonal or stinky cheese, wrapped in a variety of savors, with lemon or forest fruits, powdered with mint, coriander, saffron and thyme; fresh and tangy vegetarian dishes.

Wrapped up in a wonderful medieval atmosphere Brasov awaits its visitors. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. See it with your eyes!

You will spend the night in  Viscri, an old village with less than 500 population.

The beautiful guesthouse with the oldest parts dating back to 1700 is carefully restored to provide you with a genuine local experience. Enjoy it!

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Beautiful old house restored and turned into a Guest house by HRH The Prince of Wales

Entry fees: Bran Castle

Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 4, Viscri – Sighisoara-Turda (108km, 2hrs drive)

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Sighisoara-The Clock Tower

Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities with UNESCO European heritage site status. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. We recommend you to have lunch in Casa Vlad Dracul Restaurant, the very place where Vlad the Impaler was born, turned today into a cozy restaurant. On our way to Turda make a stop in Rupea to visit one of the oldest fortifications in Romania; Rupea citadel. Perched high on a basalt hill, Rupea has a long and beautiful history.  After that, your luxury holiday Transylvania continues in Turda. Visit one of the biggest saline in Romania - Salt Mines of Turda, with impressive halls named after kings and queens and then delight yourself with a  vampire menu for dinner , a delicious reason to travel to Transylvania. Spend the night in a Dracula themed Castle Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and a surprising Vampire menu for dinner

Accommodation: 4* Boutique Hotel

Entry fees: Clock Tower Sghisoara and Medieval weapon collection, Visit an old distillery

Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 5, Turda Salt Mine – Cluj Napoca (35km,40min drive)

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Turda Salt Mine

Spend the day and the night in Cluj Napoca. Cluj was the Hungarian provincial capital and it is one of Transylvania’s most important economic, political and cultural centers. Unirii Square houses beautiful Baroques, Gothic, Renaissance and neo- Classical buildings and is dominated by the imposing Saint Michael’s Church.  Another Cluj Highlights: Banffy Palace, Union Square.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 5* Hotel centrally located

Entry fees: Salt Mine in Turda

Optional: You can make a nice walk in Turda's Gorges - natural reserve 

Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 6, Cluj –Alba-Sibiu (172km, 2h30min drive)

Today your luxury holiday Transylvania departs from Cluj Napoca towards the Saxon city of Sibiu. On our way to Sibiu we’ll  visit the 18th century citadel of Alba Iulia. The fortress has seven bulwarks that make it a star shaped one, common to Vauban fortresses – Alba Iulia being quite representative for this type. Spend the night in Sibiu and enjoy a 5* centrally accommodation. The fortified town of Sibiu has been the center  of Romania 's German minority since medieval times and it is one of Romania ’s most beautiful cities. Visit the Evangelic Church -  one of the most accomplished examples of Gothic architecture in Romania, Sibiu’s iconic image. Vlad the Implaer’s son, Prince Mihnea the Evil was stabbed to death on the steps of the church. His gravestone can be found inside the church

From Council Tower you can see that the city has two levels: the 'upper town', which contains most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the 'lower town', which is a charming wasteland of old houses and cobbled squares.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 5* Boutique Hotel centrally located

Entry fees: Council Tower, Evangelical Church

Optional: You can extend your staying in Sibiu with one more day in order to visit Corvinesti Castle

Luxury Holiday Transylvania Day 7, Sibiu – Bucharest (276km, 4hrs drive)

Morning visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery. Curtea de Arges, one of the oldest Romanian cities, founded in the 14th century by the Romanian ruler Neagoe Basarab. According to the legend, after building the monastery the mason, Manole was sacrificed by the Romanian Ruler, to make sure that there will be no other monastery built to challenge in beauty the one in Curte de Arges. The monastery is unbelievably beautiful.

One more stop today before reaching Bucharest. Poienari Fortress* - Vlad’s old and faithful fortress. The fortress located close to Fagaras Mountains, on a canyon formed by Arges River is perched high on a cliff, in fact a steep precipice. To visit the impressive fortress and admire the unique and breathless view from the top you’ll need to climb 1426 stairs.

*Please have in mind that Poienari citadel will be closed until the end of 2023 due to some infrastructure works

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 5*Hotel centrally located

Entry fees: Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress


Day 8, Transfer to the Airport

With a lot of memories and surely some regret say good bye to Romania. Transfer to Bucharest Airport for the return flight.

Luxury Holiday Transylvania - Map of the itinerary


Price for the Luxury Holiday Transylvania

Departure date

Price based on double occupancy Price for Single Traveler Availability

Luxury Holiday Transylvania - 8-Days Itinerary

A minimum of 2 persons are required for this tour to depart

On request, for a minimum of 2 persons

€ 2944 € 3544 Free

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Book your Luxury holiday Transylvania now and discover Romania and Transylvania!

We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form.

  • MasterCard and Visa via fax and phone.
  • We also accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer.

  • At the moment of booking we require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we issue a Confirmation Letter.
  •  The final payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure. Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking.

Other mentions for our Luxury Holiday Transylvania 

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • People speak plenty of English in Romania and you will find the locals and the other tourists are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

Media Mentions

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8 Days – Luxury Holiday Transylvania – Highlights


Airlines with direct flights from UK to Bucharest

London  Bucharest Blue Air (Luton) Wizz Air (Luton) Easyjet (Gatwick) British Airways (Heathrow) Air Tarom (Heathrow) Ryan Air (Stanstead)

Birmingham Bucharest  Blue Air Wizz Air

Bristol Bucharest  Ryanair

Doncaster Bucharest  Wizz Air

Advice for British citizens traveling to Romania

According to British government most visits to Romania are trouble-free.

There were no cases of terrorism attacks in Romania but as the country is part of European Union terrorist attacks in Romania can’t be ruled out.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Romania call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the British embassy from Bucharest 24 Jules Michelet,  010463 Bucharest, Romania General enquiries+40 (21) 201 7200 Consular enquiries+40 (21) 201 7351 British Embasy Bucharest website

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Romania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +40 (21) 201 7200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Romania, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. You can apply online for an emergency travel document. If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

Safety and security Crime

Maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. There is a risk of petty theft in large towns, especially Bucharest. Pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops and hotels, on public transport (especially to the airport), in the main railway stations and inside airport terminals. Organised attacks by groups can occur. The most common method by distracting victims while several people, often children, attempt to snatch watches and jewellery from pockets or from around the neck and wrist. Valuables including passports have been stolen from hotel rooms. Use the hotel safe and carry a photocopy of the information pages of your passport as ID. There have been reports of credit or debit cards being ‘copied’ when used for payment in some bars and restaurants.

Road travel Licences and documents

If driving in Romania, make sure you have with you all documentation, including your full, valid driving licence, proof of insurance/green card (third party or above), proof of ID (passport) and proof of ownership (V5C Certificate). If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, driving licence rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020. If there’s no deal, you will need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in some European countries as a visitor after the UK has left. Check this guidance page for full information. You should also check guidance on driving in the EU after Brexit for information on other additional documents you may need to carry. If you’re living in Romania, check the Living in Guide for information on requirements for residents.

Driving regulations

You’ll need to pay a road toll ‘Rovinieta’ to use the national roads. You can buy the vignette (sticker) at border points and at most petrol stations. The minimum cost is 3 euros for 7 days. Failure to display the sticker may lead to a heavy fine. You can find out more about prices by using the website Roviniete.ro. Observe the speed limit at all times. Make sure your vehicle is roadworthy. It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The drink drive limit is zero. Carry the following equipment: first aid kit, fire extinguisher, red warning triangles and a fluorescent jacket. If your vehicle is damaged before you arrive in Romania, ask a Romanian customs officer or police officer to write a report on the damage so that you have no problems when leaving. If any damage occurs inside the country, a report must be obtained at the scene of the accident.

Road safety

In 2018 there were 1,867 road deaths in Romania (source: Department for Transport). This equates to 9.6 road deaths per 100,000 of population, (witch is similar with USA) and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2018. Road conditions are variable and secondary roads can be in a bad state of repair. Driving standards can be poor. Look out for double parked cars, people suddenly braking to avoid a pothole, horse-drawn carts, livestock and stray dogs, particularly in rural areas, running in front of the vehicle. Equip your car for extreme conditions in winter.

Local laws and customs

It is illegal to change money on the streets. You should change money only in recognised exchange shops, banks and hotels.

The Romanian authorities treat all drug-related and sex offences very seriously. The age of consent is 18. If you are convicted, you can expect a prison sentence.

Homosexuality has been legal in Romania since 1996. The country has made significant progress in LGBT rights legislation since 2000 including wide–ranging anti-discriminatory laws, equalising the age of consent and laws against homophobic hate crimes. Bucharest’s annual Pride, usually accompanied by a LGBT film and art festival, has grown in recent years and is gaining the support of more public figures. Since 2017, a Pride event has also been held in the city of Cluj. The country remains generally socially conservative resulting in the majority of LGBT people not being openly gay and there being very few gay bars or clubs in Bucharest or the other main cities. You can find local information on LGBT issues in Romania on the website of ACCEPT. See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.

Most airports and military bases will have signs prohibiting photography. Ask permission before photographing anything potentially sensitive (eg official buildings, police cars).

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Visas If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Romania.

Parental consent when travelling with minors

Some British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship (irrespective of whether they hold citizenship of other countries) are prevented from leaving the country without notarised parental consent from the minor’s non-travelling parent/s. While enforcement of this may vary at borders, British nationals travelling with minors who hold Romanian citizenship should obtain notarised parental consent before departure from Romania. A list of the public notaries can be found on the website of the National Union of Public Notaries from Romania.


You should still get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. The EHIC entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Romanian nationals. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate. The UK government has or is seeking agreements with countries on healthcare arrangements for UK nationals after the UK leaves the EU. The NHS website and this travel advice will be updated with further information on travelling to Romania as the circumstances change. If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.


Romania is increasingly a card economy. While a growing number of businesses do accept credit cards, it may be safer to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud. There is now a large network of ATMs that accept standard international credit and debit cards. Check with your card provider whether you will be able to use these machines. US dollars and sterling are not always easy to exchange for local currency, especially outside Bucharest. You may have difficulties using travellers’ cheques. Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes may not be accepted in banks and bureaux de change.

Before you travel abroad for a Transylvania skiing- Romania ski holidays for families

• tell family and friends where you’re going and leave them your contact details, insurance policy details and itinerary. Store them securely online

• ensure you have access to funds to cover emergencies and unexpected delays. Take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card)

• find out if travellers cheques are appropriate for your destination and keep a separate record of their numbers

• invest in a good travel guide to help you plan your trip and consider using online travel forums for more detail about your destination

• check with your service provider to make sure your phone works abroad. Consider leaving your phone’s IMEI number with a friend or family member, to help block or locate the phone if there’s a problem

• if you’re going to be driving abroad, make sure your licence is current and valid and be aware of the driving laws in the country you are visiting

• if you’re travelling with children who are unaccompanied by one or both parents, check our guidance on permissions that you might need to get and check the policy of your airline or transport provider

When you’re abroad in  a Transylvania skiing- Romania ski holidays for families

• think about what you are doing at all times and trust your instincts. Don’t take risks that you wouldn’t in the UK

• don’t openly display valuables such as mobile phones or digital cameras and consider using a padlock on suitcases or backpacks

• find out how to minimise your risk from terrorism and what to do if there’s a terrorist attack

• find out about local customs and dress, behave accordingly and obey local laws. There may be serious penalties for breaking a law that might seem trivial at home

• be careful when taking photographs, videos or using binoculars. These activities may be misunderstood by local authorities, especially near military installations.

• store useful numbers on your phone such as the local police and the nearest British embassy or consulate

• whether you’re living abroad or visiting, be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, just as you would in the UK; the ‘Be Alarmed’ campaign gives practical advice on how to stay safe and lists the symptoms to look out for

• if you intend to take part in any adventure sports or water sports during your trip, only use properly licensed and insured operators. Before taking part, make sure you fully understand the operating instructions and satisfy yourself that adequate safety precautions are in place

• check import regulations for food and plants before you attempt to bring them back to the UK

Learn more on Foreign travel Advice

Please find your itinerary below


Day 1

Welcome to Romania, Bucharest

Day 2

Bucharest – Budureasca – Sinaia (207 km, 3hrs drive)

Day 3

Sinaia – Bran – Brasov – Miclosoara (125km, 2h15min drive)

Day 4

Miclosoara – Viscri – Sighisoara (108km, 2hrs drive)

Day 5

Sighisoara – Salt Mine Turda – Cluj Napoca (165km, 2h45min drive)

Day 6

Cluj – Alba - Sibiu (172km, 2h30min drive)

Day 7

Sibiu – Curtea de Arges - Bucharest (276km, 4hrs drive)

Day 8

Transfer to the Airport

Tour leader

English speaking guide/chauffeur


7 nights with breakfast included: 6 nights in 5* hotel, 1 night in guesthouse. Porter services included


1 Welcome dinner and 2 special Lunches including the exquisite menu at Bran castle's Restaurant


All transfers inside the tour by car – air conditioned, depending on the number of travelers.

*Example of cars available: Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2.2 CDI Limo Automate, Mercedes-Benz GLA 2.2 CDI Mini SUV Automate 4X4, BMW Series 7 3.0d Limo Automate 


  • Dracula experience in Bran
  • Wine tasting
  • VIP services at arrival and departure – Bucharest Airport
  • Visit an old distillery, find out how our TUICA/PALINCA ( the water of fire – Romanian brandy) is made

Entry fees

Snagov Monastery, Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Clock Tower Sighisoara and Medieval weapon collection, Council Tower, Evangelical Church, Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Fortress

Flight to/from your home-city to Bucharest
  1. Helen Banks:

    This was the VIP tour of all tours.
    The guide had a planned schedule daily but was not afraid to change the plan a bit to meet the needs and likes of his clients.
    The hotels were well planned and perfect.
    Restaurants were all wonderful as was the entire tour.
    Just can’t say enough about this tour to even come close to just how fun and beautiful it was.

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