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Romania Genealogy and Heritage Tours

Private escorted tour of Romania...take a Romanian tour with us today!

Ask us about a custom heritage tour of Romania including general Romanian sightseeing tours such as a Transylvania tour, Bucharest tour, Bucovina tour, Danube Delta tour, Dracula tour, Maramures tour, Sighisoara tour, Carpathian Mountain tour and any village, town or experience in between. Take a Romania genealogy tour and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors, see your heritage come to life and get a taste of present day Romania.

Romania coat of arms

Tour Romania and visit a country that is virtually a hidden gem amongst the more traveled countries of Europe. It is a country of great natural beauty, diversity and rich cultural heritage. From the dark forests and medieval castles of Transylvania to the painted monasteries of Southern Bukovina and the timeless villages of Maramures and beyond. There is literally, not a slice of this multifaceted country that does not have something to offer its visitors.

 

 

athenaeum bucharest

Legend has it that a shepherd named Bucur founded the city of Bucharest on the banks of the Dambovita River. As the story goes, his flute playing dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders. Today Bucharest is a bustling metropolis known for its wide tree lined boulevards and Belle Époque architecture. The village open-air museum here is one of the most vivid museums in the country. It features a collection of fifty buildings representing the history of Romania’s rural architecture. Step back in time with its steep-roofed peasant homes, thatched barns, cabins, churches and watermills from all regions of the country. Spend a sunny day meandering down the cobblestone streets in the Lipscani District in the old historical center of the city. If you are a fan of antiques and enjoy relaxing with a good cup of coffee, this district is for you. Aside from all the general charm of the area, the Old Town also offers up a unique chance to visit a church built in the 15th century by none other than Vlad Tepes, better known as Dracula or Vlad the Impaler. The Old Princely Court and Church are in a bit of disrepair exposing only a few walls, arches, tombstones and a Corinthian column, but is certainly still worth a visit. The city is host to the historically significant Revolution Square as well. This square boasts the former Royal Palace and the small, but beautiful Kretzulescu Church.

Among Romania’s most incredible national treasures is a location in which you’ll want to make sure your camera has a fresh roll of film. Bucovina, in northeastern Romania, is home to the areas renowned Painted Monasteries whose painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate XV century frescoes featuring portraits and scenes of all things biblical. No matter your religious inclination, these masterpieces of Byzantine art are truly a unique “stand alone” showcase of design.
 

Vlad Dracula

Following Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula, through his XV century life offers us another, out of the ordinary opportunity to see something no other country in Europe has to offer. Poenari Castle, located in Transylvania, is referred to as the “real” castle of Dracula. From this vantage point you can take in the ruins of what is and imagine what was. Next, is Bran Castle; built on a Teutonic Knights area of stronghold and dating from around 1212; this castle is surrounded by an aura of mystery. The fact that its imposing towers, turrets, 60 timbered rooms and secret underground passages are home to Bram Stoker’s fictional Dracula could be the reason for that mysterious aura.

Sighisoara street

Romania is also home to numerous charming and exquisite medieval towns, many of them designated UNESCO World Heritage sights. Sighisoara is a perfectly intact 15th century gem sporting nine towers, narrow passageways, cobbled streets, brightly colored homes and ornate churches. The home of Dracula, ruler of Walachia from 1456 to 1462, is also one of its main attractions. Sibiu, which is located at the foothills of the Cindrel Mountains, is an additional prized historic sight with its imposing city walls and old city charm. Not far from Sibiu is Marginimea Sibiului where a number of villages rich in architecture, history and heritage are yours to discover.

 

 Suceava Romania monastery

Romania does not lack for natural elements either. If traipsing through miles of sandy beaches and exploring local vineyards is your cup of tea, the Black Sea Coast is the place to be. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiasts dream and the Carpathian Mountains are one of Romania’s most diverse and exquisite natural landscapes.

 

Jewish heritage tour of Romania

Aside from all these superb excursions, Romania offers up an entire host of sights that highlight the Jewish culture as well. If you are of the Jewish faith, we can escort you to the Jewish Temple in Brasov, the 300 year old Hoiche Shil Synagogue in Botosani and a Wooden Synagogue in Gura Humorului; purported to be the oldest wooden structure in all of Europe, Iasi’s Jewish cemetery and the deeply moving accompanying monument to Iasi’s pogrom victims, the Jewish museum located in the former Tailor’s Synagogue in Bucharest, and we can even arrange for you to take in a performance at the oldest Yiddish theater in Europe.

These are just a few examples of what Romania has to offer. If you’re considering a journey here, let us know and we’ll work with you to create the ideal itinerary at a rate you can afford. We don’t dictate what will be included in any tour, but rather we work hand-in-hand with our clients in order to outline the most perfect experience for each person or group. Want to see other sights in Romania inside or outside of the major cities or off the beaten path? If you dream it up, we can accommodate it.


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Our Genealogy Tours Include any or all of the following ...

Accommodations

  • We'll make all arranagements for a hotel setting or an apartment with kitchen and all according to your needs

Transportation

  • Vehicles accommodate a party of 1 or a group of 100. We use comfortable, luxurious, newer vehicles equipped with AC. From sedans for the smaller party of 2-5 persons , mini-van for up to 8 persons, mini-bus for up to 21 and Tour-bus for up to 100 people.  We can also provide tickets for train transport within any country we service and quote airfare based on your requirements.

Airport Arrival and Departure

  • We'll be there to pick you up from any location and transport you to anywhere you need to be; any time - day or night.

Tour Guide

  • Personable, congenial and very flexible. Ready to give you a specific and comprehensive history of every location that pertains to your history and/or any city or town you experience.
  • Aside of taking you to general attractions your guide can take you to any archive, parish or other appropriate repository in order to help you research any family documentation or our experienced genealogists can perform your genealogical research in advance of your journey
  • Our Guides are well informed. If you're visiting your ancestral village they will study all facts relevant to your case in advance in order to provide you with a detailed history of your ancestral home.

Attraction Fees

  • If desired, we will handle all fees necessary for the many attractions that Romania or Eastern Europe in general has to offer so that you won't need to spend time waiting in lines.

Meals

  • We will reserve a table at a place of your choosing or we can make suggestions and reserve based on your particular tastes.

 Cost

costAncestral Attic tours are often less expensive than an "off the shelf" excursion. Best yet, our reasonably priced tours are designed to fit your budget. We can accommodate most any wallet from a basic economy tour to a fully exclusive upscale tour. In order to provide you with a proper cost, we must have the details of what your needs entail so contact us today for a free quote and we'll work out the perfect, tailor-made Romanian or Eastern European heritage tour at a price you can afford!

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