#01 THE CARPATHIANS
Stunning mountain scenery, under two hours from the capital.
Beautiful medieval citadel in the heart of Transylvania, with authentic Dracula connections.
Hectic traffic, Stalinist architecture, pretty residential streets and good dining and nightlife.
Beautiful architecture, terrific museums and fabulous festivals make the once great Saxon town of Sibiu an alluring destination.
#05 WOLF AND BEAR TRACKING
Follow the footprints of Europe’s largest wolf and bear population on a tracking safari.
Full of Gothic and Baroque architecture, Brasov has a beautiful old town and a dramatic mountain backdrop.
Scattered among the lush hills of southern Translyvania are dozens of marvellous fortified churches.
#08 PELES CASTLE, SINAIA
Once a refuge for Ceauşescu and visiting dignitaries, Peleş remains the country’s most opulent palace.
#09 DANUBE DELTA
This remote and beautiful landscape is teeming with fabulous wildlife, and promises some of the finest birdwatching in Europe.
#10 BLACK SEA
Strewn with lively resorts and sandy beaches, the Black Sea coast offers everything from wakeboarding to kayaking, while Constanţa is a cultural hub with a fine restaurant scene.
#11 CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI
Romania’s greatest sculptor has bequeathed an impressive legacy of striking works of art, such as the Endless Column in Târgu Jiu.
Hit the slopes in Poiana Braşov, or at one of the country’s other popular, good-value centres.
#13 BUCOVINA HILLS
Cloaked in beech, fir and pine, the gorgeous rolling Bucovina hills are a walker’s paradise.
#14 VISEU DE SUS TRAIN RIDE
Jump aboard the early-morning logging train for a meandering ride up the picturesque Vaser valley.
#15 MEASUREMENT OF THE MILK FESTIVAL
At this enjoyable and unusual spectacle, Transylvanian shepherds vie to see who has the most productive animals.
#16 MERRY CEMETERY, SAPANTA
True to its name, the Merry Cemetery is a riot of beautifully carved and brightly coloured wooden headstones.
#17 VILLAGE HOMESTAYS
Wonderful rural retreats offering cheap, friendly and relaxing accommodation, and great home-cooked food.
#18 WOODEN CHURCHES OF MARAMURES
The beguiling landscape of this isolated region is dominated by marvellous wooden churches.
The crucible of the 1989 revolution, this most cosmopolitan of Romanian cities promises handsome architecture, fine parks and a vibrant arts scene
#20 SHEEP’S CHEESE
Fresh from the highland pastures, a sample of tasty sheep’s cheese is a must.
#21 FAGARAS MOUNTAIN HIKING
The spectacular peaks of the Făgăraş provide access to some rewarding hikes.
The Princely Court at Târgoviște is just one of many sites linked to the Dracula legend.
#23 PAINTED MONASTERIES
The monasteries of southern Bucovina and Moldavia are renowned for their magnificent exterior frescoes.
#24 FOLK AND GYPSY MUSIC
Don’t miss the wild, irrepressible sounds of Romanian folk and Gypsy music.