Romania is one of the most fascinating and unique countries in Europe, offering a mixture of awe-inspiring nature, rich history, culture, folk traditions, and diverse architecture. There is something to admire at every corner of this country, from the Black Sea coast to snow-capped mountains, verdant hills and vineyards, gigantic glaciers, and cascading waterfalls, not to mention the largest and best-preserved delta in Europe.
Romania has an interesting heritage; Transylvania Romania is a great spot to delve deep into the country’s past, home to medieval towns with well-preserved architectural marvels, plus villages taking you back in time to a bygone era with enchanting legends. There are also some of Europe’s most beautiful castles in Romania, including the German Renaissance Peles Castle, the gothic-style Corvinesti Castle, and Bran Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle Romania.
There is so much culture to immerse yourself into in Romania. The country still very much follows Romanian folklore traditions, with interesting customs and legends still celebrated today. There are lots of vibrant festivals you can take part in here, from smaller local gatherings in villages to high-scale week long events. Book cheap holidays to Romania with Brightsun and look forward to a myriad of adventures.
Bucharest is an ideal off-the-beaten-track holiday hotspot for those looking to visit somewhere new and different, away from the tourist crowds. The city boasts a bustling dining scene, awe-inspiring historical structures, pretty parks and gardens offering a welcome oasis, and a fun-filled calendar of events, from cultural festivals to local street parties and vintage fairs, not to mention a buzzing nightlife.
There’s a large selection of museums, galleries, and memorial houses in Bucharest, showcasing everything from Romanian art to important historical and cultural relics. The National Museum of Contemporary Art is worth noting; this fine venue is located in the city’s former Royal Palace, comprising of the National Gallery which showcases modern and historical Romanian art, and the European Art Gallery, featuring paintings by world-famous artists.
Another cool highlight of Bucharest is that it boasts its own urban beach, located outside Therme Bucharest with golden sands and tropical palms. So once you’re done with the sightseeing you can venture to this awesome attraction to relax and catch some rays! Therme Bucharest also boasts saunas, watersides, mineral pools, an indoor botanical garden, and other rejuvenating wellness activities and facilities. Book Bucharest holidays with Brightsun and look forward to a myriad of adventures.
Romania Currency: You’ll be spending Romanian Leus.
Romania Language: Romanian
Local Time: 3 hours ahead of GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 3/3.5hrs
Tourist Information: Visit the official Romania tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Romania, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Romania.
A: Visitors to Romania must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the day they leave. Visas are not required for travel to Romania for trips up to 90 days.
A: Visits to Romania are usually trouble free, and violent crime in the country is rare, however petty theft does still occur, including muggings and pickpocketing. It’s advised to be vigilant in public spaces.
A: Romania is best known for being home to the Danube Delta and being associated with the legends from Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel, which is based in Transylvania.
A: Romania is the 12th largest country in Europe, covering an area of approx. 238,397 square kilometres, which is slightly smaller than the UK.
When in Bucharest, the Romania capital, a visit to the Old Town is a must. This landmark attraction is one of the oldest in the city, dating back to the 15th century. Visitors should also head to the iconic Palatul Parlamentului: the second-largest administrative building in the world and the heaviest building in the world, and also the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History: one of the country’s finest museum spaces. Other enticing things to do in Bucharest include escaping the bustle of the city to lush parks such as Herastrau Park, home to Lake Herastrau.
Romania has a relatively mild climate with 4 seasons: spring (March-May), which sees cooler mornings and evenings and warm afternoons, summer (June-August), which offers warm weather with more sunshine hours, autumn (September-November), with cool and dry weather, and winter (December-February), often cold with occasional snowfall. Romania’s warmest month is July, its coldest month is January, and its average annual rainfall is 26 inches.
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