Romania lies on the Black Sea coast of South-eastern Europe. Best known, perhaps, for being home to Count Dracula at Bran castle, the country in fact has a lot more to offer than fictive fame.
On a tailor-made itinerary to Romania, marvel at the renowned painted monasteries of Humor, Voronet and Sucevita in the north – they are among Romania’s most magnificent cultural treasures and require a full-day’s touring to fully appreciate their frescoes.
The towns of Brasov and Sibiu are centred on medieval squares hardly touched by time, while Sighișoara, located close to Brasov, is an excellent example of a medieval village with its walls and watchtowers still intact.
Romania’s capital, Bucharest was designed by French architects, which is reflected in the Parisian-style tree-lined boulevards and fin de siècle architecture. We recommend visiting the city’s colossal Palace of Parliament, which is the world’s third largest building, as well as the Old Princely Court and the Royal Palace.