Rediscover traditional countryside & folklore, experience wild Maramures & dramatic gorges, unique painted monasteries & Transylvania.
START - Bacau [or Bucharest] / FINISH - Bucharest
Activity code: ROBOY01
Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights
Our most popular small group guided tour; a journey to many of the lesser-visited parts of Romania's historic landscape which will leave you wanting to see much more. A holiday in Romania conjures up a heady mix of culture, history, natural beauty, legends, adventure, traditional food and fun…. come and see, taste, hear and rediscover Romania!
This tour, with our superb Romanian guide, takes you back in time, allows you to meet some of the friendliest people in Europe, many following traditional ways of life untouched by the modern world. Whilst you will cover a lot of the country the tour is relatively relaxed in its pace, helped by the small numbers and the knowledge, experience and flexibility of your guide. It is suitable for all ages and most ability types; much of the sightseeing is done on foot but we are able to use our transport effectively for those less able to walk long distances - there is also time available for others who prefer to explore a little more.
Romania is one of the most unexplored parts of Europe, tucked away in a remote corner where few visit and about which fewer still have much knowledge, beyond the connection with the myth of Dracula. Much of Romania is virtually untouched countryside and follows a way of life that has long been extinguished, or at the very least diminished into very small pockets, elsewhere in Europe; the centuries old folklore and traditions still thrive in its picturesque villages.
The Beauty of Yesterday is our most popular small group tour; it has a well thought through itinerary and a superb local guide. Let us take you right into the heart of this fascinating country by sharing our knowledge and experience to offer not just important cultural sights, dramatic scenery and historic locations but the opportunity to spend quality time in the villages, often staying in rural communities as guests of local families, where local culture is at its strongest.
** UPDATE - May 23rd, 2022 is now full; August 29th is still available **
The designated departures on this page are small group tours but we can arrange this holiday for any reasonable date between April and end of October as a Private Journey for a minimum of 4 persons.
The tour price has no compulsory single supplement, we offer a same sex twin share but a single supplement can be paid for a guaranteed single room. Discounts for children and a 3rd adult sharing are available upon request.
- NO meal kitty, NO hidden extras, NO local payments (except gratuity)
Rediscover the World is committed to providing unique and carefully thought out small group tours that combine the highlights of the country together with some of the lesser-known wonders. Running a limited number of departures a year, we opt for quality rather than quantity. Our guides think about the whole experience and will use their experience to allow you into the homes of the locals and many of the lesser-known places that will make your trip unique. We believe that a small group size is imperative for this kind of travel and we therefore keep our maximum number to 12.
Flights can be booked to match up exactly with this tour, please contact us for best current prices and full details or, of course, to discuss options for arriving early and/or extending your stay. If you prefer to arrive into Bucharest we can arrange an overnight hotel plus onward train reservations or domestic flights to the starting point of this tour.