Romania is an European country. Therefore here you can enjoy the comfort of Western civilisation and the unspoiled nature and rural environment.
We are a democracy as of 1989 and we are developing at an incredible fast pace: we have for example one of the fastest internet connections in the world and free wi-fi everywhere!
Although water is drinkable everywhere, you can also find a wide variety of bottled mineral water on the market, because Romania has 1/3 of the European mineral springs.
Romania is a safe country and you can go freely anywhere. Most young people in the cities speak good English while their parents speak French.

General Information About Travelling to Romania

The easiest way to travel to Romania is by plane. We have several airports:
– the most important one is Henri Coandă Airport, in Bucharest – the capital city of the country;

– you can also land in one of the other major cities: Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Tg. Mureș, Timișoara and Iași.

International Airports in Romania

Airoport options for different tours:

Wooden churches or Horse riding in the Apuseni mountains or A piece of rural Romania  (western side) – Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Tg. Mureș airports.
Painted orthodox monasteries or A piece of rural Romania (easter side) – Iași airport

You can also come by train, although in summer time even international trains can have several hour delays due to extremely hot temperatures affecting the rail way, or by car, but keep in mind that our country is not crisscrossed with highways and it may be a little difficult to drive.

Please be aware that our tours proposals start and end in Bucharest. The start and end point can be changed according to your international flight option.

No visa is needed for European and North-American citizens. 
International travel requires however a valid passport and citizens of some countries may also need to obtain a visa. For a full list of countries, please check the website of our Foreign Affairs Minister: (link)
You should note that it is required your passport to be valid for a specified amount of time beyond your departure date (up to 6 months). Be sure to check the expiration date and physical condition of your passport.
For all the information regarding Romanian visa click HERE
What language do you speak?

 

The official language of the country is Romanian. Romanian is a Romance language, very similar to Italian, French, Spanish or Portuguese, as they all share the same root – Latin. Most young people speak English, especially in Bucharest and other large cities, while their parents will most probably speak French.
What money do you use?
Romania is a member of the European Union, but it still use its own currency, which is LEU or LEI for plural (also abbreviated RON). The exchange rate is approximately 1 EURO = 4.5 LEI, 1 USD = 4 LEI.
You can safely change money at any commercial bank – the rates are very similar. If you choose to use a small exchange office in the street, you should check the commission policy and make sure you are not charged a % of the amount.
Keep in mind that the commercial banks’ rates are little bit higher than the indicative rate of the National Bank of Romania. You can check the daily official exchange rate on the website of the National Bank of Romania.

Romania has a temperate-continental climate, which means we have four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Keep in mind that summers are hot (over 30 Celsius degrees) and winters quite long and cold (minus 10 or even 20 Celsius degrees). This is why we recommend you to visit us between April and October, when you can really enjoy nature, walks in the cities, visits in the country side. And even if it rains, travelling is still enjoyable.

Romania might seem exotic to you, although it is a European country. That is why we give our advice on the best travel clothing, equipment, services and gadgets.
You normally do need only a standard travel clothing and equipment – comfy shoes, T-shirts, short and long pants, a jacket for windy or rainy days.
For travelling to painted monasteries, you will have to have long pants – for men, and long pants or skirts for women, especially outside the heavy holiday season, when the we are required to have a decent outfit within the monasteries.
For A piece of rural Romania, there is no need to have high heels, or any city fancy outfit, but it would help to have short and long sleeve blouses, sandals and also walking shoes. The same is valid for the Danube Delta trip.
For Horse riding trips, you will receive a specific list of question from our guide, in order to see your level, as well as some specific details once you book the trip.

I. Entry and stay conditions in Romania

Citizens of the European Union or from the European Economic Area (EEA) can enter Romania at any border checkpoint where they submit must a valid identity document – passport or another identity document acknowledged by the Romanian State.
EU/EEA citizens may enter and stay in the territory of Romania in keeping with the right of free movement and residence granted under the Romanian legislation, according to European provisions. For a stay in Romania longer than 90 days, a registration certificate has to be obtained from the Romanian Immigration Office.
Citizens of other states (states not in the EU/EEA) need an entry visa.
For info on the Romanian visa, visit the MFA website – Visa section.
For further info go to the websites of:

2. Internal Transport

In Romania driving is done on the right side of the road.
Speed limits on Romanian roads are as follows: 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h on open roads, 100 km/h on European national roads (E) and 130 km/h on motorways.
In Romania you give way to traffic coming from your right.
Wearing seat belts is mandatory.
Parking is permitted in special parking areas and on public roads (unless there are signs prohibiting parking).
In case of road accidents, irrespective of how serious, until traffic agents arrive, it is not permitted to alter the position of the vehicle or move it away from the where the accident happened.
In case of emergency, call 112.
For futher info go to the website of the Romanian Police – www.politiaromana.ro.

3. Health Insurance

Health and travel insurances are accepted in medical establishments in Romania, provided payment is confirmed first by the foreign insurance company.
Insurance companies in Romanian sell health insurances for the duration of the stay in the territory of the Romanian State.
For further info go to the website of the National Health Insurance House -www.cnas.ro.

4. Customs Regulations

Persons travelling to Romania must declare and present to the customs authorities the goods in their possession and their personal luggage. The goods may be declared in writing and verbally.
Goods that are to be marketed are subject to the customs regime.
For personal goods no customs duties are levied.
For further details visit the websites of:

5. Credit Cards

In Romania all types of credit cards valid in the European Union are accepted. Credit cards may be used at retailers or service providers where signs indicate the cards accepted, and at any ATM. ATMs dispense Lei, the national currency.
Parking is permitted in special parking areas and on public roads (unless there are signs prohibiting parking).
In case of road accidents, irrespective of how serious, until traffic agents arrive, it is not permitted to alter the position of the vehicle or move it away from the where the accident happened.
In case of emergency, call 112.
For futher info go to the website of the Romanian Police – www.politiaromana.ro.

6. Useful Phone Numbers

Prefix for Romania: +40; for further info go to www.tourismguide.ro/x/prefixe;
Ambulance, Police, Firefighters – 112;
Border Police – (021) 201.33.09;
Bucharest Otopeni Airport – (021) 204.10.00;
Toll-free number for tourists (air traffic) – 0800.86.82.82;
Info on telephone subscribers – 118.932; www.118.932.ro.