Rich in culture, history, and natural beauty, Romania is a fascinating destination located in Eastern Europe. From beautifully preserved medieval towns and the architectural treasures found in Bucharest, the capital city, to the mysterious legend of Dracula, expect to find an intriguing country like no other.
Start your trip by exploring the capital city, Bucharest, located in the south of the country. With a population of over 2 million, Bucharest is full of both historical sites and modern cultural attractions. Sightseeing in the capital must include the massive Palace of Parliament. Built during the Communist Era, this is one of the largest government buildings in the world. The 12 story building hosts over one thousand rooms and includes underground levels complete with a massive bunker in case of nuclear attack.
From Bucharest, it is just a short train ride to the north into the mysterious, mountainous region of Transylvania. This area is famous for being the home of Dracula. A visit to the stunning castle of Bran, a gothic wonder long associated with Dracula, is a must. Located in Sinaia, the historic Sinaia Monastery, built in 1695, is an architectural gem filled with beautiful paintings, rich details, and a museum recounting its three hundred year history. Be sure to visit the incredible Peles Castle. This was the summer home of the Romanian royal family and reflects the wealth and history associated with the past rulers of this fascinating country.