Find unspoiled old Europe
Imagine the Yellowstone National Park you know, but with medieval fortresses, ancient churches and storybook villages around every bend. That’s Romania, a place that is the very essence of “living history.” Make authentic connections with locals at a convivial cafe in Bucharest’s cobbled Lipscani neighborhood. Marvel at exquisitely preserved ancient towns and unspoilt nature. Venture to Transylvania to see fortified churches that bear testimony to the Saxon colonization of the Middle Ages and to visit the famous Bran Castle (aka Dracula’s Castle). Visit bucolic Maramures, where plowing, planting, harvesting and haymaking are still done by hand. Admire the religious art, embroidery, ceramics and carpet weaving work of Bucovina, a rural paradise whose painted churches are among the greatest artistic monuments of Europe. Visit Sighetu Marmatiei, best knwon as as the birthplace of Nobel Peace Prize winner, novelist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Romania is the ultimate Old Europe experience.
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Itineraries to Inspire
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When to Visit
The best time to travel to Romania is April-June and September-October. High summer can be extremely hot and winters are cold and snowy.
Why Travel with Exeter?
Europe awaits. From hidden gems to classic cities, our experts have firsthand knowledge of the places you’ve been longing to go. For us, Europe is about experiences, not just ticking off boxes on a sightseeing “best of” list. We work with our in-the-know local experts to open doors to adventures that are often closed to the general public. For you – the discerning traveler – this means customized, impeccably planned vacations that go beyond the ordinary. Let’s start crafting your ideal Europe vacation today.