Travel Tips

When to visit

The best time to visit is between Mid-April and late October when the weather allows us to plan longer tours. Winter is also spectacular given the many traditions, winter sports options, and great food, but it's more difficult to plan longer tours.

Currency exchange

The national currency is the Romanian Leu (RON). For the exact exchange rate, visit www.bnr.ro

We recommend you not to exchange cash at the airport as the rate is disadvantageous, the same applies for exchange offices that don’t mention a zero commission rate. You’ll find plenty of banks and exchange offices, usually opened until 6 p.m. on weekdays.

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ATMs and credit cards

The banks operating in Romania have a very developed network of ATMs so if you're in the city it will be very easy to find one or more ATMs. Our advice is to preferably use those ATMs located in the bank headquarters. You can pay by credit card in virtually all shopping malls and most restaurants, but have at all time cash for transportation or other unexpected events.

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Taking a taxi

Finding a taxi is an easy job in most cities. Just be sure to check the price, and don't accept any services from taxi drivers who are insistent or harassing. Always choose only taxis from the indicated taxi companies, this is the case of the Otopeni International Airport or the main train station from Bucharest (Gara de Nord). Uber is a much better option.

Public transportation

Romania has many train routes connecting the major cities and regions. The train schedules and itineraries are available on www.cfr.ro. Bucharest is the only city in Romania that has a subway. This is the fastest public transportation option in the capital. The routes are available on www.metrorex.ro 

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Driving

Avoid rush hours in major cities, especially in Bucharest. In most cases, the cultural attractions of any city can be easily reached by foot from the city center. If you rent a car, be sure to take a map or a GPS. Driving in Romania's small villages will be in most cases an authentic experience as, at sunset, you'll see cows and even geese going back home.

Safety

Romania is a safe place to visit. However, you should take care of your things and be cautious about leaving your bags unattended.

The emergency phone number is 112.

 

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Take a one day tour of the most impressive medieval fortresses from Transylvania, including the famous Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress.

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A special tour of the most beautiful Romanian castles and palaces, from medieval times to the legacy of the royal family from Sinaia, Bran, Bucharest and Balchik.

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7 days

An original walking tour in Maramures that combines hikes with long walks between villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and visits to local artisans.

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