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Bucharest: Transylvania with Dracula Castle & Bear Sanctuary

1. Bucharest: Transylvania with Dracula Castle & Bear Sanctuary

You will be picked up at the hotel by your travel guide and start your adventurous day trip. Visit the bear reserve in Zarnesti, a wildlife sanctuary in the Carpathian Mountains. Here, you will have the opportunity to see bears climbing trees, playing in the water pools or just lazing in the meadows. Here’s the place where real bears and teddy bears live together. Visit the Teddy Bear museum and see over 200 bears from all around the world. Some of the main attractions are two giant bears which were a gift from the Royal Family of Great Britain. Your itinerary also includes the Bran Castle, which ranks as one of the world’s spookiest places as the "Dracula Castle." Step inside the mysterious rooms and dark passageways to discover the bloody legend of the most famous vampire. On your way to the car, don’t forget to buy souvenirs. Next, proceed to Brasov. The city was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 and it’s surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Walk on the one of the kind Sforii Street – the narrowest street in Europe and take as many pictures as you want. Since this city is the point of connection between Transylvania, Wallachia, and Moldavia, you will find Romanian, German and Hungarian sweets made from original recipes. Be picked up at the hotel by your travel guide and start your adventurous day trip. Visit the bear reserve in Zarnesti, a wildlife sanctuary in the Carpathian Mountains. Have the opportunity to see bears climbing trees, playing in the water pools, or just lazing in the meadows. Here’s the place where real bears and teddy bears live together. Visit the Teddy Bear Museum and see over 200 bears from all around the world. Some of the main attractions are two giant bears which were a gift from the Royal Family of Great Britain. Your itinerary also includes the Bran Castle, which ranks as one of the world’s spookiest places as the "Dracula Castle." Step inside the mysterious rooms and dark passageways to discover the bloody legend of the most famous vampire. On your way to the car, don’t forget to buy souvenirs. Next, proceed to Brasov. The city was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 and it’s surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Walk on the one of the kind Sforii Street – the narrowest street in Europe and take as many pictures as you want. Since this city is the point of connection between Transylvania, Wallachia, and Moldavia, you will find Romanian, German and Hungarian sweets made from original recipes.

From Bucharest: Full-Day Transfagarasan Road Tour

2. From Bucharest: Full-Day Transfagarasan Road Tour

In the morning you will start your journey towards the Fagaras Mountains, some of the most massive and beautiful mountains in Romania, also named the Transylvanian Alps. Your first stop will be in the town named Curtea de Arges, at the bottom of the Fagaras Mountains, where you will visit one of the most remarkable monasteries in Romania. Next you will make a stop at the foot of the Poenari Citadel, a stronghold that became famous thanks to Dracula's Legend. From here you will be taken to Romania's most beautiful road, named by Top Gear "the best road in the world", the Transfagarasan, the second-highest road in Romania. The road reaches its highest point of 2034m at the Balea Lake. Here you will have an hour and a half break to enjoy the beauty of this place. You have numerous possibilities: a cable car trip between Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall; lunch in one of the chalets; or picnic or hike around this beautiful area​. ​With your batteries fully charged, you will now drive back to Bucharest arriving at around 20:00.

From Bucharest: Muddy Volcanoes and Salt Mine Private Tour

3. From Bucharest: Muddy Volcanoes and Salt Mine Private Tour

Embark on a private and guided tour from Bucharest to the Slanic Prahova Salt Mines and the Berca Muddy Volcanoes. Marvel at the beautiful natural and man-made structures and learn its history. Feel like you're in another world at the Muddly volcanoes, and visit the biggest planetarium in Romania. Get picked up at your accommodation in Bucharest and enjoy a tour just for your group. Arrive at Slanic Prahova, the largest salt mine in all of Europe. Explore the mine's various and immense caverns, including the biggest planetarium in Romania. Look up at the dome, with a 16-meter diameter. Afterward, head to the geological and botanical reservation of the Berca Muddy Volcanoes, located in Buzau County. Marvel at the small volcano-shaped structures caused by the eruption of mud and natural gas. Feel like you're on another planet as you walk among the unusual geological landscape.

Bucharest: Berca Mud Volcanoes and Living Stones Day Trip

4. Bucharest: Berca Mud Volcanoes and Living Stones Day Trip

Uncover interesting geological phenomenon in Romania on this day trip from Bucharest. Follow your guide on a walk through the countryside to the see the living stones. Watch mini-volcanos erupt at the Berca Mud Volcanoes. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Bucharest. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you drive to a village that looks like it was forgotten by time. Hike through meadows and gardens until your reach the top of the hill. Admire the living stones which are round spread over the area. Hear about the local legends surrounding these strange geological formations that grow after rainfalls. Stop to purchase a local lunch before heading to the Berca Mud Volcanoes. Explore the geological and botanical reservation of the Berca Mud Volcanoes. View mini-volcanos that are only a few meters high. Watch as mud and natural gases rise from 3000 meters deep to erupt from these structures. Return to your accommodation in Bucharest at the end of your tour. 

Danube Delta - 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

5. Danube Delta - 2-Day Tour from Bucharest

This 2-day tour provides you with the opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the Danube Delta. This is the 2nd-largest river delta in Europe and is comprised largely of wetlands and water, and intricate patterns of channels, marshes, small streams, and lakes. The Danube Delta is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is home to more than 300 species of birds and 45 species of fresh-water fish that inhabit its numerous lakes and marshes. You’ll have the chance to visit Tulcea, the ancient port city located on the Danube Delta, and enjoy a boating trip for bird watching or fishing. The city of Tulcea spreads over 7 hills and has been an important harbor since its founding in the 7th century B.C. It was later conquered by the Romans and rebuilt in their style. You’ll spend 1 night at a Danube Delta hotel or guest house. Itinerary Day 1: Bucharest – Constanta – Tulcea – Danube Delta Day 2: Danube Delta – Tulcea – Bucharest

Deltaplane Flight in Bucharest

6. Deltaplane Flight in Bucharest

Experience flying in a unique way! Choose a motorized deltaplane flight and get ready for thrills like you’ve never felt before. Spread your wings and float on the endless sky, just like the legendary Icarus. Experience the beginnings of aviation through a motorized deltaplane flight. Motorized deltaplane flights are the safest air experiences because of the low center of gravity, which makes the wing stable. Another feature of the motorized deltaplane is the length of the wings, which allows the aircraft to reach a high speed. After a short briefing, you will have the opportunity to feel the excitement and the adrenaline of a motorized deltaplane flight.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 663 reviews

Booked this tour last minute and had the most amazing experience with our guide Florin. Super nice guy and his car was comfortable and spotless. It ended up being just myself and my girlfriend, so it was a very tailored trip. Florin has great knowledge of Romania, but we also talked about other random stuff and he’s really easy to get on with. Would 100% recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see the bears and Dracula’s castle!

Great to see & support such a wonderful Sanctuary for the Bears! Very informative tour & all my questions were answered. Dracula Castle was a bit too Caricature for me personally but was atmospheric in parts. Brasov was wonderful & authentic Romanian. Our guide Christi was super friendly & knowledgeable with a great play list in the car.

Nickol was great!!!! He is a super awesome and friendly tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about Romania and can answer any questions you have in detail. This trip is definitely a must do if you are staying in Bucharest! The sights were definitely worth the drive and Nickol was very good company! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fantastic day. Cannot recommend enough!

My boyfriend and I went on this tour a week ago and it was the best tour we have ever been on. Our guide, Dragoc, was the friendliest guy ever and it was a pleasure to spend the day with him. The day was flexible and filled with activities. Worth every penny. Took all the stress out of the holiday! Cannot recommend enough!

Brilliant day out

Hi We went with our guide Stefan who was knowledgeable and fun! Good value for money. Good family fun all in the comfort of a private car taking us from one site to the next. I would use get your guide again. I am a seasoned traveller so hopefully this says plenty.