Home to the craggy peaks and vast pine forests of the Carpathian Mountains and the winding currents of the Danube, Romania is a hauntingly beautiful country whose landscapes are as dramatic and fanciful as the local folklore. From the medieval villages to the ornate and mysterious castles that dot the countryside, a holiday in Romania is like opening a time capsule. Except what you will discover is much more than the legend of Dracula, or his real-life inspiration Vlad the Impaler, it’s the proud history of Romanian peasants, the exciting capital city, the long-standing cultural traditions and the fine craftwork that make the land of Transylvania so fascinating.
Fly into Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, just sixteen kilometres outside of Bucharest’s city centre and prepare to have a unique holiday rich in natural scenery, folk-inspired culture and rich history. You can make your transition into holiday mode all the smoother when you pre-book you Romania airport transfer with hoppa. By doing so, you can count on one of our reliable hoppa drivers awaiting your arrival and ready to whisk you off on your Romanian adventure.
If you start your holiday in Bucharest, you will find the capital is a dynamic city with an eclectic blend of styles and influences. From the quiet 17th and 18th-century Orthodox churches to the garish Communist-constructed Palace of Parliament, the architecture reflects the capital’s storied past and evolving present. The city offers some of the best museums in the Balkans including, the Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum that is great for kids, the National History Museum and the Museum of the Romanian Peasant. Bucharest also includes a handful of picturesque parks like Cismigio Garden, the impressive Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, loads of trendy cafés and convivial beer houses that make this city worth spending a few days in.
Beyond Bucharest most tourists head straight for Transylvania in the heart of the country. The name Transylvania alone conjures images of ominous castles; vivid mountain scenery and fortified old churches and visitors will be enchanted by the region’s many natural and man-made attractions. The Carpathian Mountains give outdoor enthusiasts their pick of breath-taking landscapes to conquer in Piatra Craiului National Park, the Bucegi plateau and the Fagaras Mountains. Meanwhile, the charming medieval towns of Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu offer incredible photo opportunities, chic sidewalk cafés and beautifully preserved structures. Brasov is the launching pad for Bran’s Castle, mistakenly called ‘Dracula’s Castle, it was built in 1382 to protect Bran from the Turks. The castle is a major tourist attraction with many daily tours in a variety of languages. Not far from Brasov is the pretty town of Sinaia, the site of the fairy-tale-like Peles Castle, which is another favourite spot for tourists. The lavish castle provides insight into the luxurious lifestyles of past monarchs, and will have you ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ at the intricate interiors.
You will find a wonderful array of attractive cities and delightful villages throughout Romania. Some highlights include: Cluj-Napoca, known for its vibrant nightlife; Constanta, regarded as the best Black Sea resort; Iasi, the cultural centre in the Moldavia region; and Oradea in the north-west, known for its long and rich history, stunning architecture and interesting historical sites.
Lastly, no Romania holiday would be complete without exploring the expansive Danube Delta. The lush wetlands are home to an extraordinary number of bird and fish species, making it a haven for avid birdwatchers, fishers and wildlife lovers. Enjoy the many hiking trails, secluded beaches and fresh seafood available here.
Hoppa’s reliable services are conveniently located across the many airports in Romania, making it easier than ever to enjoy your holiday from start to finish when you pre-book your Romania airport transfers with us.