Best known for its most famous vampire, Romania is so much more than Dracula.

While the Romania vampire trail draws many travellers in, it’s the people, food and landscapes that make them come back.

Romania is diverse in every way possible – yet still relatively unknown among travellers in Europe.

A street in Bucharest Romania

Why visit Romania:

Romania is the kind of country that exceeds every traveller’s expectations.

No matter what you’re expecting when you first visit Romania, you can be sure you’re in for a surprise. From its numerous foodie treats to its eclectic towns, Romania is a master of surprise.

While in many ways incredibly beautiful, Romania is also complex. There’s a lot going on in Romania, from its increasing focus on ecotourism and wildlife conservation, to its withering ties to communism, Romania is more than what you see on the surface. And, given how friendly and good-humoured the locals are, it’s not too hard to dig a little deeper.

No matter what your usual travel style, Romania will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Like a mischievous friend who only has your best interests at heart, Romania will push you into new and wonderful territory.

Essential Reading: 15 things to know before going to Romania

A little bit of reading can go a long way when planning a trip to Romania. Here are fifteen Romania travel tips that every visitor should know to make the most of their trip and get to know Romania on a deeper level.


ONLY IN Romania: The eclectic Bucharest restaurant scene

Bucharest has a surprising amount of foodie fun to be had – if you know where to look. Here are some of the most unique ways to enjoy all the wonderful food the Romanian capital has to offer.


PLAN YOUR Romania TRIP: How to spend 2 days in Bucharest

Many travellers bypass Bucharest entirely, but spend at least a couple of days here if you want to truly get to know Romania and understand its people. Here is how to enjoy two days exploring Bucharest.