Travelers limiting themselves to chasing vampires will miss so much. The capital, Bucharest, has its critics, but the blend of grotesque communist monuments and purposefully hidden-away cathedrals makes for fascinating exploring. Excellent hiking, biking and skiing are found all over the Transylvanian Alps (also known as the Carpathian Mountains), which curl across central Romania. Farmhouse B&Bs allow guests to soak up some village life, particularly in the bucolic paradises of Maramureş and Southern Bucovina, where cemeteries and monasteries are painted as boldly as pop-art paintings.

Treasures of Romania and Bulgaria

Discover these outstanding and somewhat underestimated destinations for a remarkable blend of nature
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Romania
9 Days/8 Nights
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Transylvania and the Painted Monasteries

8 days / 7 nights escorted tour
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Bulgaria and Romania at the Crossroads of the Balkans

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Bulgaria
15 Days/14 Nights
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