Need to know: planning a great break
Katie flew to London and travelled with Railbookers from King's Cross St Pancras, London to Transylvania, continuing on to Bucharest. A 10-night deluxe holiday by rail, including half-board at luxury hotels, plus flights home, starts from around €1,750 per person. railbookers.com; romaniatourism.com
•Getting spooked at Bran Castle, on which Bram Stoker modelled Dracula's quarters.
•Testing your nerves on the Transfagaras Road, Ceaucescu's most ambitious project and an act of defiance against nature.
•Hiking in the Fagara mountains, a dramatic range reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings scenery.
•People-watching at Piata Cetatii, Sighisoara's main square, above.
•Strolling through the Museum of Icons on Glass in Sibiel, the largest museum of its kind in Europe.