From  £1440
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the beauty of Transylvania and Bucovina on this tailor-made fly-drive
  • Wander the cobbled streets of the medieval towns of Sighisoara and Brasov
  • Discover the UNESCO listed Monasteries of Bucovina, full of beautiful preserved frescoes
  • Visit many fascinating castles and fortresses
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Romania Fly-Drive Holiday

10 Day Tour, from £1440 per person

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history, natural beauty and rich folklore of Romania at your own pace on a tailor-made fly-drive holiday. 
This 10 day itinerary takes in the main cultural highlights of the country. From the bustling capital of Bucharest to unforgettable Transylvania with its numerous castles, fortresses and well preserved mediaeval towns, north through Cluj Napoca and on to Bucovina, whose painted churches are considered to be some of the greatest artistic monuments in Europe. 
This tailor-made programme aims to capture the spirit of the country at a reasonable pace but can be amended to suit your requirements and time frame. Please speak to a Romania specialist for further suggestions. 

Please note that driving in Romania can be quite challenging due to road conditions and other road users i.e. horse and carts, fast cars etc. If you are a nervous driver then driving in Romania may not be for you!

Tour Itinerary

Bucharest National Library

Arrive in Bucharest and collect your hire car at the airport. Drive into Bucharest for an overnight stay. 

Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel

Take a look at Bucharest this morning. Make sure to stop off at the Parliament Palace and the Romanian Athenaeum; two iconic Bucharest landmarks and incredible pieces of architecture. Afterwards, drive through the beautiful Olt Valley to Sibiu. En-route, you may like to stop off to visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court in Curtea de Arges (approx 280 kilometres). Spend two nights in Sibiu. (B)

Art Hotel

Spend a few hours exploring Sibiu admiring its Germanic architecture, a legacy of its 12th Century Saxon settlers. Spend some time exploring villages around Sibiu such as Biertan with its fortified church. Perhaps visit  Corvin Castle, one of the seven wonders of Romania and the largest Gothic mediaeval castles. Return to Sibiu to overnight. (B)

Art Hotel
Alba Iulia

This morning, depart for Cluj Napoca (approx 180 kilometres) via the city of Alba Iulia. Since the Middle Ages, the city has been the seat of Transylvania's Roman Catholic diocese. Stroll through its old citadel which has been recently renovated. An additional stop today could be made at the Turda Salt Mine;. a subterranean world built in a 13 million year old salt mine. Below the ground there is a Ferris wheel and exhibitions on the mines past. The air in the mine has proved therapeutic proprieties, especially for the respiratory system, so many local people come here for its healing effects. Arrive Cluj Napoca and check-in for an overnight stay at your hotel. (B)

Hotel Beyfin
Traditional house in Bucovina

Explore the town of Cluj, known as the unofficial capital of Transylvania, it is a buzzing university town with many fine examples of Saxon and Hungarian architecture, including the Gothic St Michaels Church. Drive north on to the Bucovina region via the pretty medieval town of Bistrita with its well preserved central core. Reach Gura Humorului in the region of Bucovina (approx 268 kilometres). Check-in to your hotel for a two night stay. (B) 

Varvara de Bucovina
Sucevita Monastery

Spend the day driving around the Bucovina region visiting some of the famous UNESCO listed painted monasteries such as Moldovita, Sucevita, Humor and Voronet Monastery. Admire the colourful Byzantine scenes that adorn both the outside and inside of these exquisite examples of religious architecture. (B)

Varvara de Bucovina
Red Lake

Head back to the Transylvania region today via the impressive Bicaz Gorge and the Red Lake (approx 330km). The gorge connects the northern Moldavia region with Transylvania and the 8km drive through it is considered to be one of the most spectacular drives in the country. The Red Lake is a great place to stretch your legs and have a picnic lunch, Continue on to Sighisoara for an overnight stay. (B)

Georgius Krauss Hotel
Bran Castle

Spend some time wandering along the cobblestone streets of Sighisoara seeing colourful facades and well-preserved mediaeval architecture. The iconic Clock Tower stands tall, offering panoramic views of the town and its surrounding rolling hills. The Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beckons visitors with its fortified walls, Gothic churches and bustling squares. Set off for the 2 hour drive from Sighisoara to Brasov. Located 30km from Brasov lies Romania's most infamous landmark, Bran Castle. Explore its Gothic rooms and corridors full of furniture and ornaments belonging to former Queen Marie of Romania and learn of its connection to the illustrious legend of Dracula. Return to Brasov in late afternoon. Enjoy a walk through the pretty Old Town visiting sights such as the Black Church, or simply enjoy the ambience of this beautiful city from one of the many cafes in the pedestrian area. (B)

Schuster Boarding House
Peles Castle, Sinaia

Return to Bucharest today (approx 185km) stopping en-route in the town known as the 'Pearl of the Carpathians'; Sinaia. Perhaps pay a visit to Peles Castle, arguably one of Romania's most beautiful palaces, once the summer residence of the Romanian kings and one of Romania's most important museums.The castle has 160 rooms, opulently decorated with leather, ebony, walnut and mother of pearl, with invaluable collections of art and furniture. Arrive back in Bucharest for an overnight stay. (B)

Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel
DAY 10
Piata Unirii in Bucharest

Time at leisure before returning your car to the airport and catching return flight. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £1440 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to Romania
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in three/four-star hotels with breakfast 
  • Car Hire; Skoda Octavia, or similar, including CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage and all taxes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing
  • GPS system (available to hire)
  • Parking charges 
  • Excess fee for CDW on car hire

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

Single supplement pricing available on request. 

Tour Route Map

  1. Romania, Bucharest
  2. Romania, Sibiu
  3. Romania, Cluj Napoca
  4. Romania, Gura Humoruliu
  5. Romania, Brasov
  6. Romania, Bucharest

Tour Accommodation

Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel
Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel
Concorde Old Bucharest Hotel Nestled in Bucharest's historic Old Town, the Concorde Old Bucharest hotel, established in 1878, has been meticulously rejuvenated into a boutique haven. Its 38......
Art Hotel
Art Hotel
Art Hotel Art Hotel is a boutique four-star hotel located on Centumvirilor Street, one of the most picturesque streets in Sibiu. Some 200 metres from the Great Square, it offers a selection of......
Georgius Krauss Hotel
Georgius Krauss Hotel
Georgius Krauss Hotel Hotel Georgius Krauss is a charming boutique-hotel located within the walled Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara. Housed in an UNESCO historic building from the 16th century, it......
Schuster Boarding House
Schuster Boarding House
Schuster Boarding House Nestled in an art nouveau gem, Schuster Boarding House offers an elegant retreat just moments from Brașov's historic heart. The polished rooms, some with Old Town views,......
Varvara de Bucovina
Varvara de Bucovina
Varvara de Bucovina Varvara de Bucovina is a charming guesthouse located in the heart of the Bucovina region. Set in 3 hectares and surrounded by picturesque landscapes, this cosy wooden retreat......
Hotel Beyfin
Hotel Beyfin
Hotel Beyfin The four-star Hotel Beyfin is located the city centre of Cluj-Napoca. It has 28 rooms and 3 suites, a spacious lobby, one fine dining restaurant, a belle view rooftop grill-bar and......

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