Romania is unlike any other East European country. It is Latin not Slavic. You will notice this not only by the language but also in the architecture and the look of the people. Romania's capital Bucharest, was known as the "Paris of the East" with good reason. It is a city of cafes, parks, wide boulevards and an exciting nightlife. Romania also has Eastern Europe's most charming villages and time spent outside the big cities is a must. The region of Transylvania located in the center of the country is the home of the famous legend Count Dracula. The cities Cluj, Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara are all delightful and historical. Romanian Moldova in the eastern part of the country is home to the famous painted monasteries that are known worldwide. Peles Castle, located in the winter resort village of Sinaia, is one of Europe's most charming royal residences. The Danube Delta area is home to hundreds of varieties of wildlife and plantlife and must be seen by boat. The many resorts and spas that lie along the Black Sea Coast are already popular with Europeans and are becoming recommended in North America as well. Continental Journeys offers both escorted and independent tours to Romania and its neighbors. We can customize any independent tour or create a tour to fit your needs.