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7 days in Romania – An Itinerary

Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Whether its a cruise, airline booking, itinerary or personal hideaway, I was always fascinated by organizing trips for my closest friends and family it was only natural for me since I traveled a lot throughout my life. Eventually, I landed working with Travel ATS, a family owned and run business in Dubai for more than 30 years. Since then, I never looked back. I began to plan for complete strangers, a trip, that only seemed so hard to do in my mind but in reality, I never enjoyed it more! These clients eventually became like family and their travel diaries became more person. I decided to share an itinerary in Romania, since I’m from there and it’s close to my heart. Here are the reasons you should visit Romania!

Hope you enjoy it!

7 days in Romania – An Itinerary

Manual Bacila

Travel ATS

Day 1 –   Bucharest

Stay at Casa Capsa (heritage 5* hotel) or Athenee Palace Hilton
Take a stroll through Cișmigiu Gardens in the Summer Afternoon
Rent a rowboat on Cismigiu lake for one hour (15 AED)

Spend the evening on Lipscani Street and grab a dinner on one of the hundreds of terraces.

 Cișmigiu Gardens
Cișmigiu Gardens

Day 2 – Bucharest – Poiana Brasov

Early morning visit Parliament Palace (from outside) – worlds heaviest building and largest by space, a monument of Communist ideology.
Lunch is a must at Manuc’s Inn
Afternoon you could rent a car (at half price from ATS Travel) and start the adventure into Dracula’s Land à Transylvania
Make your base for 3 nights at Poiana Brasov, a oasis of greenery in the summer
From Bucharest to Poiana Brasov distance is 174 km (2.5 hours drive)
Recommended hotels Alpin Hotel and Spa , House of Dracula Hotel  or Sport Hotel & Spa
Dine at  Sura Dacilor

Day 3 – Poiana Brasov – Rasnov – Bran – Podu Dambovicioarei

After breakfast start your driving adventure

–       First stop  Rasnov Fortress  (10 km from Poiana Brasov)

–       Second Stop (make it a very long one): Bran Castle (14 km from Rasnov Fortress) Dracula’s castle

Podu Dambovicioarei  30 km of incredible mountain road
The only purpose of the drive to buy from the locals one of the worlds rarest cheeses: Branza de Burduf


Rasnov Fortress


Day 4 –  Poiana Brasov – Brasov – Prejmer/Viscri – Sinaia

–          First Stop Brasov (15 km from Poiana Brasov)
Interests: Black Church , The Old City Centre and Strada Sforii (Rope Street) – Europe’s narrowest street
–          Second Stop Prejmer or Viscri – your choice both UNESCO World Heritage  (14 km from Brasov)
–          Third Stop Sinaia (60 km from Prejmer)
Interests: Peles Castle, Pelisor Castle, Orient Express Train Station
PS: on the road you can stop to east the best trout in Eastern Europe at Fish4Life in Harman


Day 5 – 6 – Poiana Brasov – Sighisoara – Sibiu

Today take a drive to European Cultural Capital of 2007…via world’s oldest  inhabited citadel Sighisoara (and the birthplace of Vlad the Impeller – aka Dracula) – A UNESCO World Heritage
–          Poiana Brasov – Sighisoara:                                         130 km
Hotels Fronius Boutique Residence
Sights Sighișoara Citadel – Covered Staircase – Vlad The Impaler’s birth house (so Dracula’s birthplace) – Clock Tower – Sighisoara – Sibiu                                                             90 km
Hotels Continental Forum
Sights The Lower Town – The Upper Town – Grand Square – Lesser Square – The Passage of the Stairs
Brukenthal National Museum – Van Gough , Hieronymus Bosch artworks – Turnul Sfatului – a imposing tower – Bridge of Lies
Brukenthal Palace



Day 7 –  Sibiu – Bucharest    

4 hours drive through the scenic Olt Defile




Day 8 – Bucharest departure

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  1. Lil One Of The Ashes says:

    Hey ya… been trying to plan an itenary based on this! We’re husband wife and a 7-month old.. I want to spend 2-3 nights in Poiana Brasov as you suggested..question is, will there be anything for me to walk around with my baby whilst the husband goes off to the slopes for half a day? Or would it be better to base ourselves in Brasov?

  2. Lil One Of The Ashes says:

    Planning a trip to Romania end of this month… never knew you were from there! Will probably be shooting some queries to ya on social media in the next few days! 🙂

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