Need to Know
Air France, KLM and Lufthansa fly daily from Dublin to Bucharest for a little more than €200 return.
For personalised tours contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.romaniatourstore.com – or travel agent www.paralela45.ro.
You must visit the rugged Carpathian Mountains and the forests where wild bear, lynx and wolves still roam in the forests.
The medieval city of Brasov with its cobblestone streets – for a panoramic view take the cable car up to Tampa almost 1,000 metres above the city.
The 12th-Century city of Sighisoara, built by the Saxons, is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the story of Dracula.