Romania, stunning scenery, picturesque architecture, fascinating folklore, incredible wildlife & mouthwatering food

In Romania, each destination becomes a chapter in a captivating story, weaving together art, history, and the untamed beauty of nature. Our journey invites you to connect with the land, its people, and the timeless wonders that define this enchanting country.

We start our journey in the enchanting world of Maramureș.
Discover UNESCO wooden churches, time-stilled villages, the vibrant Merry Cemetery, and warm hospitality amid picturesque landscapes.
Venture into the Carpathian Mountains to discover the opulent Peles Palace. Built during the late 1800s by King Carol I, the castle exudes neo-Renaissance grandeur. Its architecture and interiors reflect a bygone era, offering a glimpse into Romania’s royal history. The setting amidst the mountains adds to the allure of this royal residence.

In the spirit of authenticity, savor farm-to-table experiences, immersing yourself in the culinary traditions of Romanian villagers. While not proclaimed organic or locavore evangelists, these villagers have practiced sustainable agriculture for centuries, cultivating a connection between the land and their tables.

We`ll stay in the Transylvanian village of Micloșoara, where guesthouses dating back to the 1800s invite you to step back in time. The rustic charm and original character of these lodgings create an immersive experience, allowing you to absorb the ambiance of a bygone era. Around 25 km to the north of Miklosoara lies the Almás cave in the gorge of the Vargyas river. It is a place of many legends, and it is said that the Pied Piper surfaced here with the abducted children from Hamelin (who became the Saxon colonists of Transylvania).

As evening comes, witness the majestic brown bears in their native habitat. Romania boasts the largest brown bear population in Europe, and observing these creatures in the evening is a unique opportunity to appreciate the country’s diverse wildlife.

We continue our exploration to the extraordinary Danube Delta, where the mighty Danube River converges with the Black Sea. This sprawling delta, Europe’s largest wetland, unveils a mosaic of waterways, marshes, and wildlife habitats. Explore the Delta’s unique ecosystem, where nature takes center stage in a breathtaking display of biodiversity.


A storied landscape

As you immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Romania, you’ll find a country that invites you to step off the beaten path and experience the allure of a landscape and culture that truly feels like a treasure from another time. With each passing season, Romania unfolds its captivating narrative, leaving you enchanted and eager to explore more of this hidden gem in the heart of Europe.

Venture into meadows adorned with a riot of wildflowers, a picturesque scene reminiscent of a time when such vibrant blooms graced the landscapes of Europe. Romania preserves the wild beauty of its meadows, where an array of indigenous flowers dance in the breeze, creating a haven for pollinators and a visual feast for those fortunate enough to witness this natural spectacle. Here, the meadows come alive with colors and fragrances, showcasing a biodiversity that feels like a celebration of nature’s resilience.

Romania’s commitment to preserving its unique flora and fauna sets it apart, offering a glimpse into a world where nature is cherished and protected. The allure of Romania lies not only in its breathtaking landscapes but also in its dedication to maintaining the authenticity of a time when nature and culture coexisted in perfect harmony.



UNESCO churches

Come with us on a cultural odyssey through Romania, exploring its rich heritage and artistic expressions that have earned prestigious UNESCO World Heritage recognition. Our journey takes us to the picturesque region of Maramures, where centuries-old timber churches, steeped in history, stand proudly as living testimonials of architectural brilliance. These UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures invite you to immerse yourself in the craftsmanship of a bygone era, where intricate wooden details and centuries-old traditions come together in a harmonious blend.

Venturing further into the heart of Romania, we discover the painted monasteries of Bukovina, a collection of stunning religious sanctuaries adorned with vibrant frescoes. These masterpieces, also UNESCO-listed, reveal a visual symphony of religious narratives, showcasing the artistic prowess of medieval craftsmen and the spiritual devotion that permeates these sacred spaces.

Our expedition reaches its culmination at the Merry Cemetery, a unique and colorful testament to Romanian folk art. Here, whimsical headstones adorned with vibrant paintings and poetic epitaphs tell the stories of the departed in a celebration of life rather than mourning. This unconventional burial ground is a living canvas where each memorial offers a glimpse into the personality and spirit of the individuals laid to rest, creating a lively atmosphere that defies conventional perceptions of cemeteries.



Embark on a Romanian adventure that extends beyond the dense forests of Transylvania to the enchanting landscapes of the Danube Delta, where nature unfolds in all its grandeur. Renowned as the European stronghold for brown bears, Romania’s wilderness offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Our journey, however, goes beyond the forest’s edge, leading us to the captivating realm of the Danube Delta.

In the heart of the Danube Delta, our exploration unfolds as we navigate through labyrinthine water channels flanked by reed beds and lush vegetation. The air is alive with the calls of migratory birds and the rustle of the delta’s diverse flora. Here, the serenity of the landscape is interrupted only by the occasional leap of a fish or the gentle paddle strokes of our boat.

As we traverse the Transylvanian landscape, immersing ourselves in the quietude of a forest hide to observe brown bears at dusk, our adventure takes a poetic turn towards the vast wetlands and waterways of the Danube Delta. This unique ecosystem, recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a treasure trove of biodiversity where the river meets the Black Sea.

Romania traditional cottage accomodation in Romania


Experience traditional accommodation

Indulge in the authentic charm of Romania as we embrace a lodging experience reminiscent of old-world Europe before the era of mass tourism. Throughout our journey, we opt for the allure of small hotels and village guesthouses, each a timeless gem exuding simplicity, comfort, and an ambiance steeped in history.

These accommodations may be simple, but they redefine comfort, offering a respite from the fast-paced world and immersing you in an atmosphere that feels like stepping into a living postcard. The genuine hospitality of these small hotels and guesthouses creates an intimate connection with the local culture, providing a glimpse into the heart and soul of Romania.
In choosing these accommodations, we embrace the spirit of a more leisurely and personal travel experience, where the charm of small hotels and village guesthouses reflects the genuine warmth of Romanian hospitality.

Join us as we step back in time, savoring the delightful simplicity and comfort that define our lodgings, and allowing the allure of old-world Europe to infuse our journey with a sense of timeless grace and authenticity.

Farm to table produce in Romania


Authentic farm to table

In our quest for authenticity, the ingredients gracing our table are sourced within walking distance, capturing the true essence of farm-to-table dining. Prepare to rediscover the pleasures of farmhouse flavors, a realm of taste often lost in the vast aisles of supermarket produce,
As you savor each bite, you’ll discern the difference – a depth of flavor, a richness of texture, and a genuine connection to the land. This culinary experience transcends the ordinary, offering a taste of tradition and a celebration of local terroir that supermarket produce often struggles to replicate.

Join us as we celebrate the vibrant tapestry of local cuisine, where each meal is a testament to the richness of the land and a homage to the time-honored traditions that make every bite a truly memorable experience.

Miclosoara village accomodation Romania


a hungarian speaking enclave

Embark on a fascinating journey through Romania, beginning in the UNESCO-listed region of Maramures. Explore the timeless charm of villages adorned with traditional wooden gates and intricate carvings, delving into a way of life rooted in centuries past. From Maramures, our path winds through picturesque Saxon villages, where medieval houses and fortified churches tell tales of history and culture.

Continuing our exploration, we encounter Hungarian-speaking enclaves, each a unique gem within Romania’s cultural mosaic. Engage with locals, savor Hungarian cuisine, and absorb the distinct identity of these communities. The journey unfolds further into vibrant Gypsy settlements, where the lively spirit of music, dance, and colorful traditions provides a deeper understanding of this dynamic culture.

Transylvania takes center stage, captivating with its mystical landscapes and medieval charm. Cities like Brasov and Sibiu beckon with folklore and history, while the Carpathian Mountains guard ancient castles tied to the legends of Dracula. Our southward path leads to the Russian villages nestled within the Danube Delta, a watery labyrinth where Eastern European influences create a harmonious blend of nature and culture in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Romania’s diverse tapestry invites exploration, revealing a rich heritage that spans Maramures to Saxon villages, Hungarian enclaves, Gypsy communities, Transylvanian landscapes, and Russian villages in the Danube Delta, making every destination a captivating chapter in this cultural odyssey.

Peles Castle in Sinaia Romania


Local woman in the fields around Breb Maramures Romania


Generally any reasonably fit person should be able to participate & fully enjoy all that the tours have to offer.
You should be comfortable walking around towns and countryside. The tour will include some optional walks (typically 1-2hrs).
Be able to walk and negotiate stairs and pedestrian thoroughfares
Be able to stand for 30-60 minutes in galleries and museums at a time without a break
Be able to get on and off a coach with stairs, unassisted
Use a combined shower/bath (please note that we cannot guarantee walk-in shower facilities at all hotels)

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