Romania is one of the most unexplored parts of Europe, tucked away in a remote corner where few visit. Many people don't know much about this gorgeous country, 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; centuries-old folklore and traditions still thrive in its picturesque villages.
Our small group guided tours, recommended fly-drives and tailor-made holidays take you right into the heart of this fascinating country. Our itineraries will allow you to see not only the important sights but also to spend quality time in the villages where local culture is at its strongest.
The directors of Rediscover the World have travelled extensively over many years in this region, in fact our connection with the country goes back to the late 1980s when it was still under the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. This experience, together with the knowledge gained from frequent visits, enables us to provide you with the most up-to-date and fullest possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together any tailor-made itinerary for you to suit most budgets. We are fully bonded (ATOL & TTA) and provide full financial security and assistance should any part of your holiday not happen entirely to plan. If you were to assemble your holiday yourself you may not have this sort of protection nor would you be able to benefit from many of our special rates.
Whichever route you choose, you will almost certainly traverse the spectacular Carpathian Mountains, (home to bears and wolves) and take in the mysterious and truly history-filled towns of Transylvania. If you wish to venture further north then the gorgeous painted monasteries of Bucovina and the hidden valleys of rural Maramures await you. Away from the mountains we would recommend an opportunity to explore the beautiful Danube Delta (which deserves at least a few days), staying at an isolated settlement deep within its distributaries. These are some of the genuine cultural encounters that travelling to Romania with Rediscover the World affords you, leaving enduring memories of this truly unique and enchanting country.
Discover the peaks of the Carpathians, Transylvania's mediaeval towns and the monasteries of Moldova. Our most popular walking and sightseeing holiday also includes authentic Romanian cuisine, feudal villages, folklore and moments of relaxation in some of the most picturesque places in Eastern Europe.
A holiday in Romania means culture, history, spirituality, medieval buildings, nature, legend, adventure, traditional food, fun and much more besides! Come and see, taste, hear, discover and live Romania! Much of Romania consists of virtually untouched countryside and centuries old folklore and traditions still thrive in its picturesque villages.
Romania is situated in the south-eastern part of Central Europe and shares borders with Hungary to the northwest, Serbia to the southwest, Bulgaria to the south, the Black Sea to the southeast, Ukraine to the north and the Republic of Moldova to the east. Its capital, known as the "Paris of the East" is Bucharest.
Romania's territory features splendid mountains, beautiful rolling hills, rich with orchards and vineyards and fertile plains largely devoted to agriculture and numerous rivers and lakes. The Carpathian Mountains traverse the centre of the country, forests cover over one quarter of the land and the fauna is some of the richest in Europe including bears, deer, lynx, chamois and wolves. The legendary Danube River ends its eight-country journey at the Black Sea, after forming one of the largest and most bio-diverse wetlands in the world, the Danube Delta.
Where to visit
Dobrogea is home to the Danube Delta, a 2,200 sq mile wildlife reserve (UNESCO "Biosphere Reservation"); the ancient port city of Constanta & beach resorts all along the Black Sea.
The northernmost Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where centuries-old traditions are still part of daily life.
Moldavia rivals Transylvania when it comes to rich folklore, natural beauty and astonishing history. Highly recommended for the painted churches in Bucovina.
Things to do
Rediscover traditional countryside & folklore, experience wild Maramures & dramatic gorges, unique painted monasteries & Transylvania. START ...
Discover off the beaten track Moldavia and some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Europe on this short break to the Carpathian foothills. START ...
8 days / 7 nights
A small group trip specifically designed for families - countryside activities, wildlife encounters and plenty of Transylvanian castles. START / FINISH ...
A superb guided hiking holiday with authentic Romanian cuisine & traditional accommodation in some of the most picturesque mountains in Europe. MINIMUM ...
11 Days / 10 nights
Experience the natural beauty of Romania's regions - Transylvania, Moldavia and the Danube Delta. [Small Group Tour or Private Journey]. START / FINISH ...
Our favourite places in Transylvania; a fly drive through Romania's most famous region. START / FINISH - Cluj Napoca / Sibiu / Targa Mures.
Transylvania's highlights, the cosmopolitan capital of Bucharest and the incredible natural beauty of the Danube Delta; a fly drive from "Dracula to the ...
Highlights of northern Transylvania combined with off the beaten track places in Maramures and Moldavia. START - Cluj Napoca / FINISH - Iasi (or Bacau ...
A short fly drive offering a contrast between modern Bucharest & the history in Transylvania. Optional return route along the famous "Trans Fagarasan ...
"We were a group of 4 and all of us agreed it was a memorable holiday for all the right reasons. Our guides Doina and Arpi were very helpful and informative. If there were any problems they were dealt with quickly and efficiently. Arpi tried to accommodate all our requests and answer all our questions. I would only make a few observations - Count Kalnoky's place - the trips were far too pricey at 70 euros and not worth the money. The rooms were tired looking and the food mediocre. Prince Charles place was a marked contrast with the furnishings and food in the local restaurant. The Inn at Balaban was spectacular and the couple running it excellent, the lady took a real pride in her cuisine and wanted people to enjoy it. I think she and her husband deserve particular praise."
M Ginn, UK, September, 2019
"Overall we had a fantastic holiday with many memorable moments and I’d like to thank you and Dawn for that, not least for the detail and organisation at rather short notice."
J Abson, August, 2019
"We would certainly recommend you to friends and hope to do another tour with you in the future."
L Hellen, UK, June, 2019
"Linda and I wanted to thank you both very much for arranging our recent holiday in Romania, we had a great time. Wonderful scenery, painted monasteries, fortified churches, historic castles, varied wildlife and a fantastic guide able to explain everything. What's not to like. Alexandra was undoubtedly the star of the show - excellent English and extremely knowledgeable on all matters. The accommodation was varied, all good and very much to our liking - the culinary experience, though, did have the effect of increasing our weight! Thank you both so much for all your help and advice, both before and during the trip ... we really did appreciate all that you did for us. We wish you and Rediscover the World every success and we hope to travel with you again in the not too distant future."
S Seaton, UK, May 2019
"We really have nothing but praise for the way our itinerary met all our expectations. The efficiency and responsiveness of Rediscover was top notch and we would (and have already) recommended your company...Romania was a holiday of discovery with so much to see and experience right from Bucharest and then the Delta to the far north and Transylvania. Thank you and your team once more and we hope to use Rediscover again in the future."
H and P Preston, UK, Oct 2018
"We had a wonderful holiday and would like to thank you for putting it together for us. Your knowledge of the country meant that we were able to visit some fantastic places in what is a very beautiful country, though full of contrasts. We have never asked a holiday company to plan a holiday for us but wouldn't hesitate to do so again and would recommend Rediscover the World to anyone seeking a similar sort of trip. Thank you."
C & C Holmes, UK, Oct 2018
"Overall the trip was amazing and we both enjoyed our time in Romania which is a beautiful country. Everything was very well organised and the itinerary was a great help for seeing everything. Thank you :)"
S Phillips, UK, Aug 2018
"All aspects of the trip were very competently and professionally organised by your agency. We also need to say that Mihai, our driver/guide, was really excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history, the people, and the wildlife of Romania, and he kept us fully informed on all of that. In addition his driving was completely safe and professionally competent. Really, we could not have had a better guide."
A Veilands, Australia, June 2018
"Our correspondence with you at Rediscover has been one that has impressed us from the first contact onwards and it has been a pleasure to book our tour to Romania with you. Other travel companies initially contacted us after our first request for information about a holiday in Romania, but none came up to the standard of your response and all the subsequent details you speedily sent us and the queries you replied to. Thank you again and we hope you have a happy Easter."
P & H Preston, UK, March 2018 (pre-travel)
"Thanks Andy.Everything about our trip has been great. Hotel in Prague just right for the group. Would choose it again. Romania time also was excellent. Great itinerary and excellent guide. We met Doina, your Romanian connection. She is so thorough. She went out of her way when one of the group got sick and spent some time in urgent care. I hope we all get to work together again. Grateful thanks."
M Mellor, USA, October 2017