Panoramic view over Dracula medieval Castle Bran in autumn season, the most visited tourist attraction of  Brasov, Transylva…

Tucked away in eastern Europe, Romania is home to mountainous landscapes with exhilarating beauty, a plethora of fairy-tale castles, medieval towns and a capital city (Bucharest) whose wide boulevards and French-style architecture earned it the nickname of ‘Little Paris’.

In the centre of Romania lies Transylvania, fictional home of the character Count Dracula, as well as Bran Castle – said to have been Bram Stoker’s inspiration for Dracula’s castle. Equally impressive is Peles Castle, once home to Romania’s first monarch.

For visitors on a walking holiday to Romania, the country’s mountain ranges are a big draw from the Carpathians to the Bucegi Mountains. Visitor numbers are relatively low which is perhaps why the pine-clad slopes have become an important haven for European brown bears and other wildlife. Set foot here for ultimate peace, tranquillity and natural beauty