Romania

Romania Revealed 

Classic Car Holidays Romania Tour Route 2016
Day 1 Arrival in Bucharest, transfer & orientation 16.00 - 18.00
Our starting point has so much to offer. From Cold War relics to its vibrant nightlife, there's something for everyone. Casa Poporului, or The Peoples Palace, is said to be the heaviest building in the world and the third largest, and carries with it a dark, in parts, mythical history. We guide you to the old town which has undergone substantial change in recent years, and its revitalised cafe culture has created a relaxed atmosphere for watching the world go by. Should you feel the need for a leg stretch, Cismigiu Park is a great place to do it. 17 hectares of peaceful greenery, dotted with statues of Romania's good and great. 
  • Ceaușescu Palace

    Bucharest

    Immerse yourself in its Communist history, then delight in its modernity

  • Cismigiu Park

    Relax in beautiful surroundings

  • Old Town

    Try some retail therapy in the ancient streets

Day 2 Bucharest - Curtea de Argeș 9.00 - 14.00
Our journey today allows us to get used to our vehicles, on good roads, with stops along the way for driver changes if desired. Our destination, Curtea de Arges is one of the oldest towns in Wallachia and the gateway to the Transfăgărășan. The showpiece landmark its the Curtea de Arges Cathedral, the approach being lined with Linden trees and has the appearance of an iced cake (to some!). The town has plenty of bars and restaurants to recharge after time behind the wheel and prepare for our big trip in the morning.
  • Curtea de Arges

    Curtea de Arges Cathederal

    Curtea de Arges proves itself to be a destination in its own right

  • Manastirea Curtea de Arges (Mosaic)

    And if you are looking for some interior design ideas for home....

  • Food and Drink

    Don't worry about evening entertainment options, we've got that covered

Day 3 Curtea de Argeș - Sibiu 9.00 - 14.00
Our route today takes us over the Transfăgărășan road made famous by the Top Gear Team back in 2009. The claim then was that it is, 'The best road in the world', but you can now see for yourself! This is our longest drive and most exciting. We have no planned stops but there will be plenty of opportunity for photos, short breaks and of course lunch before reaching our overnight accommodation in Sibiu, European Capital of Culture 2007. The narrow streets of Sibiu's historic old town provide ample ambling opportunities after a day at the wheel, while the main square fully deserves its UNESCO Heritage status. 
  • Transfăgărășan Road

    The Transfăgărășan Highway

    Wind your way across the now world famous Transfăgărășan - in a Trabant!

  • Transylvania Dam

    Vidraru Dam

    The Transfăgărășan takes us through some truly stunning scenery

  • Poenari Fortress

    Divert off the Transfăgărășan to this incredible feat of engineering from the c.13th

  • Sibiu

    The 2007 European Capital of Culture provides everything the weary traveller needs

Day 4 Sibiu - Brasov 12.00 - 14.00
As we head back South towards the epic Carpathian mountains, we encounter more cracking driving roads before arriving in Brasov, at the very foot of the mountains themselves. Blending the traditional with the modern, Brasov boasts the largest Gothic church in Romania and narrowest street in Europe. A detour to the Libearty Brown Bear Sanctuary is our recommended stop and we're there to make sure you miss nothing. Brown bears suffered from decades of poor treatment in the Balkans and very nearly disappeared entirely. Our support for these magnificent animals is important and appreciated. 
  • Rope Street

    It's a bit of a squeeze, but we think you'll manage it

  • Biserica Neagrăis

    If you're going to go Gothic, then Transylvania really is the place to do it

  • Libearty Brown Bear Sanctuary

    Truly majestic and yet still endangered

Day 5 Brasov - Bran 12.00 - 13.00
Although just a short drive today, surely no tour of Transylvania would be complete without a stop at Bran Castle, the inspiration for the setting of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The setting is imposing, ominous and dramatic. We encourage an informal drive through the Carpathian mountain roads to appreciate this magnificent environment to the full. Bran Castle lives up to its reputation for being dark and foreboding, although on a bright sunny day, it becomes harder to imagine the sinister fiction for which it is famed. Whatever the mood evoked, this stopover provides plenty of photo opportunities and lasting memories.
  • Bran Castle

    The Legend

    Stunning on the approach, atmospheric on the inside

  • Carpathian Roads

    If you can't have fun in aTrabbie on these.....

  • Bran Castle

    Our tour of the castle promises to be anything but dark and foreboding

Day 6 Bran - Sinaia 11.00 - 14.00
Romania has a long history of winemaking and remains the sixth largest producer of wine in Europe. Accompany us on a long and lazy pause at one of the premier vineyards. We have carefully selected this location on the Southern slopes of the Carpathians to enjoy sparkling wine in the Champagne style before proceeding to the pretty town of Sinaia. Home to the first King of Romania, Carol, the Peles Palace deserves some attention if time allows. The mountain town itself is known as the Pearl of the Carpathians and provides the venue for our final overnight stop.
  • Peles Palace

    Ornate and colourful on a sunny day

  • Harewood Winery

    Vineyard Tour

    Our carefully chosen Vineyard shows off the best Romanian Vintners have to offer

  • Sinaia

    For our last night on tour, Sinaia provides yet more culture for those not yet satisfied

Day 7 Sinaia - Bucharest 9.00 - 11.00
After a hearty last breakfast, we drive back to Bucharest for final farewells to new friends, vehicle handover and transfers to the airport.
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