To discover Romania is to be seduced by its awe-inspiring landscapes, its jaw-dropping castles and the vibrant culture that awaits there. Colonised in the Greek period and famously conquered in the Roman era under Trajan when it became the province of Dacia, Romania has retained a sense of its Classical identity. From medieval towns that inspired legendary works of fiction and UNESCO-listed archaeological sites such as Sarmizegetusa Regia, surprises await at every stop on a tour of this enchanting country. Explore captivating collections in Romania’s fabulous museums, let the dazzling architecture inspire you, and discover its heritage through stories, history and folklore.
British citizens do not require visas to enter Romania for tourist purposes and U.S. citizens may enter and remain in the country without a visa for up to 90 days total in any 180-day period. Again, it’s advisable to ensure passports are valid for at least three months beyond the arrival date.
The official currency of Romania is the Romanian Leu.
Casual clothing is recommended while visiting Romania and it is wise to pack lightweight layers in the summer when temperatures peak and warmer weather clothing in the winter. A lightweight raincoat is also worth packing as weather can change and be somewhat unpredictable.
Romanian is the primary language of Romania. Visitors will find that some English is spoken, but perhaps not as widely as in other countries.
Founded over 2,400 years ago by the Dacians, Romania has a unique culture due to its position at the heart of the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe. Here, you’ll find a hierarchical society, which is based around family.
Tipping is expected in Romania and between 5-10% is more than acceptable.