Romania is a beautiful country with plenty to see and do. Slow travel Romania refers to a type of exploring in which you take your time to enjoy all that it has to offer. From beautiful scenery to cultural places, architectural gems in busy cities and the tranquility of rural Romania, all should be experienced to the fullest while getting a deeper understanding of Romanian culture and way of life.
While one-day trips are wonderful for the traveler short on time but with a desire to see the top attractions, going off the beaten track and immersing in all that is Romanian is even better. So here are some tours to take that will not only make for a great vacation but also will provide both relaxation and satisfy your curiosity regarding the Romanian way of life.
Slow travel Romania – Transylvania
Transylvania fascinates with its beautiful scenery, medieval cities, and tales about the famous Dracula. Filled with UNESCO World Heritage sites, castles, and traditional villages, Transylvania is the perfect dream destination. Moreover, it prides itself on the most beautiful road trip in the world, the Transfagarasan.
The best of Transylvania – five days guided tour has it all. After a panoramic tour of Bucharest, you’ll head towards the mountains to discover Romania’s most famous castles: Peleș and Bran also known as Dracula’s Castle. The medieval cities of Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, the only inhabited citadel in Europe, awaits to reveal their narrow streets and impressive architecture.
Nearby, the fortified church of Viscri was designated in 1993 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Transylvania also boasts itself with great food. The journey continues through traditional villages in “Marginimea Sibiului”, an European destination of excellence and an international culinary destination where you will enjoy a traditional home-hosted lunch.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete tour without a scenic drive on the Transafagarasan, an alpine highway that crosses the tallest mountains in Romania.
If countryside flair and authentic traditions is what you’re searching for, then the 3 day Transylvania tour visiting remote villages and medieval towns is right up your alley. You will go off the beaten paths and visit the splendid Magura and Pestera, remote mountain villages in Romania, and two of the most famous medieval towns of Transylvania.
The ultimate example of slow travel Romania must be the 9 days Extended Dracula Tour. The tour takes you on an unforgettable journey to Romania and to its mythical region, Transylvania. Follow a route based on the real life of Vlad the Impaler combined with the myths, the legends and of course following each step of “Dracula”. Just a hint: you’ll see the birthplace of the famous Count and also his real castle, Poenari Fortress.
Slow travel Romania – traditions, wooden churches and the life of artisans
When thinking of slow travel it’s impossible to not mention Mocanita, an old steam train in Romania. For 6 hours you will enjoy the beauty and the wilderness of the northern Romanian Carpathian Mountains riding on the narrow gauge railway with a steam-powered train engine.
The Transylvania Maramures and Bucovina Tour is a 12 day Romania tour that begins in Bucharest and takes you to the most important tourist attractions of the country. From UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Wooden churches of Maramures, the painted monasteries of Bucovina, the fortified churches in Transylvania and the Mocanita, you will most definitely get a memorable experience. Furthermore, the delightful cuisine in the homes of the local people and the accommodations in key locations right in the heart of the medieval towns makes this tour one not easy to forget.
How about a vacation from which you return with a new skill? Try your hand at pottery in the world renowned town of Horezu under the direct supervision of a local artisan. This 3-day tour is created for those who seek to experience authentic Romanian traditions, meet Romanian artisans and try hands on their craft while also enjoying the beautiful scenery provided by a drive on the Transfagarasan.
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