Romana Romana

Essential Romania

6 days self-driving holiday from Iasi to Bucharest

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Description: Talking about Moldavia, Transylvania, Walachia this trip offers you the chance to enjoy a little bit of every region.

Iasi, the second most important city in Romania, former capital of Romania is the perfect choice for a Moldavian experience. The road from Iasi to Sighisoara takes you through the Bicaz Gorges an amazing canyon dig continuously in limestone since twenty millions years ago.

Once arrived in Transilvania you will overnight in the medieval fortress founded by Saxons, the birthplace of Dracula, Sighisoara.

Continue the trip to Sibiu, stopping in Biertan Village to see the only fortified church with all three defensive wall, well preserved since centuries ago. Of course you may try opening the door of vestry protected by nineteen lockers, one of the most sophisticated door locker in Europe. Arriving in Sibiu you will discover the Gothic secrets of this apparently Baroque city, former Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007.

Travel to Brasov, one of the strongest medieval cities in Transylvania and home of the powerful Saxon merchants who plotted for the removal from power of the legendary prince Vlad the Impaler, also advertised as Dracula. You will visit the Black Church and have a tour of the Old City. Have lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant and then continue to the Bran Castle, widely known as the Castle of Count Dracula.

The final leg of our day will take you to Sinaia, the winter resort first built for the Romanian royalties and high society at the end of the 19th century.

In Bucharest you will explore the Capital of Romania. Tour the city and visit the Palace of Parliament - the second largest building in the world.


Day 1:
- pick-up your car (fully tanked) on arrival to Iasi (Airport);
- sightseeing Iasi;
- optional dinner or wine tasting at Bucium Vineyard, located on the northern edge of grape cultivating;
- accommodation at 4* hotel in Iasi (Grand Hotel Traian, Hotel Unirea or similar).

Day 2:
- breakfast at hotel;
- driving to Sighisoara, on the way passing through Bicaz Gorges and near Red Lake, the only lake in Romania formed after mountain collapsing;
- arrival in Sighisoara, a thirteen century citadel still populated even today. Famous for Dracula’s birthplace, a walking tour will show you The Clock Tower, The Main Square, The School Street;
- optional dinner at a local restaurant;
- accommodation at 4* hotel in Sighisoara (Casa Wagner Hotel or similar).

Day 3:
- breakfast at hotel
- leaving Sighisoara, stop in Biertan Village and visiting the Fortified Church
- driving to Sibiu, walking tour including The Big Square, The Council Tower, The Small Square, The Liars Bridge;
- optional dinner in historical center at a traditional restaurant;
- accommodation at 4* hotel in Sibiu (Golden Tulip Hotel or similar);

Day 4:
- breakfast at hotel
- leaving Sibiu, heading to Brasov; on the way stop at Fagaras Fortress;
- sightseeing in Brasov including The Old City, The Black Church (largest gothic construction between Vienna to Istanbul), The Council Square (place where last witches of Europe had been burned), The String Street (one of the narrowest streets in Europe);
- optional lunchin Btasov;
- driving to Bran, visiting Dracula’s Castle;
- heading to Sinaia
- optional dinner
- accommodation at 4* hotel in Sinaia (Hotel Anda or similar);

Day 5:
- breakfast at hotel;
- visit of Peles Castle
- On the way to Bucharest, optional stop in Busteni to climb by cable car up to 2500 m above sea level in Bucegi Mountains famous for its natural unique landscape shaped by the wind.
- arriving in Bucharest.
- stop at Village Museum;
- check-in at 4* hotel in Bucharest (Rin Central Hotel or similar);
- walking tour in the historical center
- optional dinner at a traditional 19th century inn;
- return to hotel for overnight;

Day 6:
- breakfast at hotel
- visit the Palace of Parliament - the second largest building in the world;
- return your car (fully tanked) in Bucharest (Airport)
- departure to your next destination.

Package includes:
- car rental for 6 days;
- road taxes, car insurances, VAT, airport service fee;
- 5 nights accommodation in double/triple room with breakfast complementary;
- guiding package (free maps, brochures);
- 24/7 emergency assistance.

Services not included:
- car fuel and parking fees;
- entry and photo fees;
- meals (lunch and dinner).


Rates in EUR/person (starting from)

No of tourists 1 2 3 4
Small size car 624 308 321 241
Medium size car 654 323 331 248
Large car 684 338 341 256
Car models:
Small size cars: Mazda 2, Peugeot 207, Peugeot 208, Ford Fiesta or similar;
Medium size cars: Ford Focus Sedan, Renault Megane (Automat), VW Golf VI, Renault Captur, Dacia Logan, Citroen C4 or similar;
Large size cars: Skoda Octavia, Toyota Avensis, Opel Insignia, Dacia Duster, Hyundai iX35, Ford Kuga, Chevrolet Orlando (5+2 seats), Opel Zafira (5+2 seats) or similar;
4x4 SUV cars: Dacia Duster, Ford Kuga or similar;
Premium Automatic cars: BMW 116d, BMW 316d, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW X1 xDrive


Upgrade your package:
- English speaking driver-guide: 550 EUR/trip
- guaranteed 4x4 SUV car (valid for Large cars only): 5 EUR/day
- Premium Automatic car (valid for Large cars only): 15 EUR/day

Optional services:
- Bucium vineyard tasting: 70 EUR/session, groups up to 6 participants
- airline tickets to/from Romania

NB: The tour program is informative and it can be adapted according to your requests. The tour rates are informative; the final price will depend on your final requests. For larger groups we can provide 8+1 seats minibuses (Renault Trafic, Citroen Jumper or similar). Please contact us for further information and for a tailor-made offer.

  Talk with a Travis Tourism consultant or
  call +40 232 237 171 for a customized offer.


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