Romania is notorious for being the homeland of Count Dracula, and many travellers find their way here to tour through the castles of Transylvania and see the place where the real life version of the vampire first sharpened his teeth. While a visit to Romania can be spent like the most intense Halloween of your life, creeping around, wearing garlic bulb necklaces and carrying around wooden stakes in your holsters, there’s a place in Romania for the scaredy-cats too.
Visitors can leave behind the horror stories in Transylvania in exchange for some history, and a chance to explore some cheerier castles in the picturesque countryside, dotted with quaint isolated towns, many of which continue some medieval practices due to their solitary nature. And after the search for Dracula is done, explorers could even embark on a new adventure, hiking and biking the peaks of the Transylvanian Alps.
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A Danube Cruise is a relaxing way to see some of Europe's most beautiful and historic cities. You're tied to this ancient trade route but you'll never be short a view of a castle, a medieval town to explore or a vineyard to stroll though.