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Day 1:  Bucharest / Ruse, Bulgaria / Ivanovo Monastery / Arbanassi / Veliko Tarnovo
From Bucharest you will be driven to the border at Giurgiu. Clear customs and cross the Danube into Bulgaria. Proceed with a panoramic tour of Ruse with its Viennese architecture. From there drive south to the rock hewn Ivanovo Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site) before arriving to thepicturesque village of Arbanassi. The afternoon highlight is the visit to the Church of Nativity, richly decorated in fresco. Continue to the nearby town of Veliko Tarnovo - the ancient capital of Bulgaria. Walk in the old centre on Samovodene Street where many artisans have their workshops. A view of the Tsarevets Fort is included. Hotel check in with evening at leisure.
Accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo at Hotel Gurko *** (located in the Old Town)
Day 2: Veliko Tarnovo / Kazanlak (Thracian Tomb) / Plovdiv
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. Leave Veliko in the morning driving thru the Bulgarian countryside to Plovdiv passing the picturesque Rose Valley, we'll make a stop in the town of Kazanlak at the world famous Thracian Tomb you'll get an up-close view of Hellenistic frescoes dating back to the 3th century BC. Continue thur the picturesque Valley of Roses where the world famous Bulgarian rose oil is produced. Afternoon arrival to Plovdiv - Bulgaria's oldest town. Enjoy a walking tour of the old center with the Roman Amphitheatre before checking into your hotel. Dinner on your own.
B Accommodation in Plovdiv at the Famous House Hotel ***
Day 3: Plovdiv / Rila Monastery / Sofia
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a scenic ride on the way to Bulgaria's most famous monastery: Rila, inscribed on the World Heritage List. This religious settlement was founded as early as the 10th century by St. Ivan Rilsky as a place of higher religious achievement and it is today one of the most visited tourist attractions of the Balkans. It always was a center of Bulgarian culture. Take a guided tour including the monastery's museum.  In the afternoon continue to Sofia, the capital of the country. The panoramic city tour will take you to Alexander Nevski Cathedral as well as to all places of interest.
                                                         Optional: Traditional Bulgarian Folklore Dinner (please inquire).
B Accommodation in Sofia at Hotel Niki ***
Day 4: Sofia Departure
Hot and cold buffet breakfast at hotel. In the morning transfer to Sofia International Airport for your return flight.
Your price includes:
  • 3 nights at three and four star hotels (best available)
  • fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control, for the entire distance
  • fuel & parking fees included
  • train ticket from Bucharest, Romania to Ruse, Bulgaria
  • all sightseeing tours & cultural connections
  • 3 breakfasts
  • a Tours Of Romania® professional English speaking guide (driving) to accompany you throughout (a native of Bulgaria)
  • guide's expenses
  • all transfers
  • admissions to museums, sites, churches as per itinerary
  • porterage (except for customs areas)
  • VAT and local tax
  • detailed map of Bulgaria
You'll visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
    • Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches
    • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
    • Rila Monastery

Not included:

  • Other meals than stated
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Photo/video fees at museums.




Day 1: Bucharest - Constanta - Tulcea (Danube Delta) NOT ON A MONDAY

Early morning departure to Constanta, the largest sea port on the Black Sea. A city of 330,000 people and the Black Sea's largest port, Constanta was established in the 4th century BC as a Greek colony. The drive from Bucharest will take approext2ximately three hours, crossing the Danube into the region of Dobrogea and driving along the (in)famous Danube-Black Sea Canal. The city tour of Constanta will take you to the Secession Casino and the Genoese Lighthouse. Later tour the Archeology Section featuring the fabulous Glykon Serpent and thewonderfully restored the Roman Mosaic - one of the largest in this part of Europe. In the afternoon drive to Mamaia - Romania's largest sea resort, established by King Charles of Romania in the second half of the 19th century and then continue north to the town of Tulcea located right at the entrance to the Danube Delta. Hotel check in. Dinner on your own.
Accommodation in Tulcea at Hotel Delta ***



Day 2: Danube Delta Private Cruise - Bucharest

After breakfast, embark a small ship for a four to five hour private cruise into the Danube Delta. Start your cruise on the Tulcea Canal then off to Nebunu Lake through the narrow canals. A great opportunity for bird watching and to admire nature. The tour will be led by a Danube Delta specialist tour guide. Enjoy a light lunch aboard ship. Return toTulcea around 2:30 pm. Drive to back to Bucharest. Arrive around 6 pm. Hotel check in. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

B L Accommodation in Bucharest at Hotel Berthelot ****






Your price includes: 

    • 2 nights accommodation at three and four star hotels
    • fully insured sedan/minivan with climate control, for the entire distance
    • fuel & parking fees included
    • Danube Delta private cruise
    • 1 breakfast and 1 special lunch
    • professional English speaking guide (driving) to accompany you throughout
    • Danube Delta specialist guide while on the cruise
    • guide's expenses
    • all transfers
    • admissions to museums, sites, churches as per itinerary
    • porterage (except for customs areas)
    • VAT and local tax
    • Map of the Danube Delta.

You'll visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site:

      Danube Delta Nature Reserve

Not included:

  • Other meals than stated
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Credit card fee of 2.5%
  • Photo/video fees at museums.


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From the US and Canada:
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Free Phone: 1-800-836-448

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Tours of Romania LLC is a Romanian American tour operator with the main office in Bucharest, Romania and regional offices in Bulgaria and Hungary.

We offer excellent private tours of Romania, at more than fair prices. We also combine tours with Bulgaria, Hungary and Macedonia as well as the Republic of Moldova.

We carefully design and run all our tours, first hand. Contrary to the belief "if it's a private tour it then should be expensive", we simply offer the best value for money at affordable prices.

Exclusive Cultural Connections & Programs: a Window into the Romanian Culture ...
With over 25 years of real expertise in private tours, we are proud to offer uncommon, exclusive cultural connections and insights into a relatively unknown part of Europe which is now being rediscovered. Meeting with local people and learning about their lifes, the hands-on activities, the off-the-beaten track sights, the visits to local colorful markets, meeting with Gypsies, learning about life in Communism and witnessing the changes, as well as the handicraft demonstrations and the exclusively organized folklore performances, are part of our programs.

We take great pride in our interaction with the locals, witness of daily life and home hosted experiences which are best way for an authentic cultural interchange.

Personalized and Tailor Made Romania Tours
Creativity and Customization are our hallmarks. Most of the journeys we run are based on customized itineraries.
Our tours are all designed based on your budget, particular interests and the number of days allowed for each trip. We always come up with suggestions and ideas as of what is available and worth seeing and doing. Even later, while on tour you will have the flexibility to make changes in the daily program if you wish to. We are your actual tour designer and operator.

Customizing a tour involves no extra cost
We will work on it until we reach the perfect itinerary for you.

Our Set itineraries and Small Group Departures; Solo Travelers are Welcome !
Our groups are limited to eight participants. Particularly our best selling small group tour "The Highlights of Romania".

Our Tour Guides: Simply the Best Team
While they are all licensed and speak excellent English, their mission is to offer an ”insider's perspective” on the places you are visiting. For instance, *life under Communism* is one of the most interesting topics and they are all able to develop on this as they lived through it. We only work with hand picked, experienced and resourceful guides having a deep knowledge of the country, history, architecture and local customs. We feel sure that you will enjoy their company and benefit from their knowledge. All our driving tour guides have a clean driving record.

Our Travelers
Are mostly from North America, Australia and South East Asia and come from every walk of life. Most are retired but well traveled and having a particular interest in this part of the World.

Press Reviews & Tour References
For many years we are enjoying excellent tour reviews. We have consulted for both Frommer's and Fodor's. Our recent Travel Channel interview as well as the many travel articles over the past years such as in International Travel News Magazine, Sunday Morning Herald or Travel Weekly, stand proof of the quality we like to offer. You can find more on Tripadvisor or just read our Testimonials page while further references are provided on request.

We look forward to welcoming you in Romania! Travel Agents are Welcome.






Within the last 12 years there were more and more American and Canadian families who had previously adopted children from Romania that were now contacting us for private tours to the homeland of their children. So far we have organized and run tours for over 35 families with ties to Romania.

While we are the specialist when it comes to Romania private tours, we've very soon come to realize these tours involve a special preliminary preparation from both sides. 

Preparing such a trip is a very complex process. As we are based in Romania, we are happy to help with any research pertaining to pre planning: from finding the natural parents to identifing the actual places related to both the child and the adoption process. We then go through extensive and detailed trip planning, to make sure the goal of your trip is achieved, and more.......

We thouroughly understand the deep significance of such a journey. To the adopted children it gives them a sense of identity, provides ownership of their own stories and strenghtens family bonds. While for the parents it is the accomplishment of the desire to offer their children what they have been thinking of for many years, that is the opportunity to visit their home country and get a sense of belonging.

A homeland journey is rewarding, although complex. Based on our deep knowledge of Romania, our long time established experience and desire to offer the best, we invite you to work with us for a memorable trip.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@tours-of-romania.com

OR CALL TOLL FREE 855 827 0827