Tucked away in eastern Europe, Romania is home to mountainous landscapes with exhilarating beauty, a plethora of fairy-tale castles, medieval towns and a capital city (Bucharest) whose wide boulevards and French-style architecture earned it the nickname of ‘Little Paris’.
In the centre of Romania lies Transylvania, fictional home of the character Count Dracula, as well as Bran Castle – said to have been Bram Stoker’s inspiration for Dracula’s castle. Equally impressive is Peles Castle, once home to Romania’s first monarch.
For visitors on a walking holiday to Romania, the country’s mountain ranges are a big draw from the Carpathians to the Bucegi Mountains. Visitor numbers are relatively low which is perhaps why the pine-clad slopes have become an important haven for European brown bears and other wildlife. Set foot here for ultimate peace, tranquillity and natural beauty