Romania is an ideal holiday destination to experience by car, and Europcar has locations in the capital Bucharest and Henri Coandă International Airport, the city of Sibiu and its International Airport, and a further seven throughout the country's other airports and major locations, to ensure that where ever you find yourself in Romania, there will always be a convenient branch on hand to help with your car hire needs. Each location has access to Europcar's vast fleet of modern, reliable vehicles, with enough choice of models to fit any size of party or budget. Choose from options like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, and services like 3-step online booking and express pick-up, as well as daily, weekly, monthly, long and short term rental.
From the mystical beauty and horrific mythology of Transylvania, to the excitement of Bucharest's nightlife, there is plenty to be discovered in Romania. More than ten million people visit Romania every year to bask in the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains. The countryside is festooned with medieval castles and fortified churches, while ski resorts in the Prahova Valley, such as Sinaia, Predeal and Azuga, and mountain-based spas like Băile Herculane and Băile Felix bring visitors from all over Europe and beyond. But if hiking through or hurtling down mountains is not your thing, the second longest river in Europe, the Danube, flows through the country and empties into the Black Sea, where beach resorts surround cities like Constanța and provide a more traditional sun, sand and sea holiday. Incidentally, the Danube Delta, where it flows into the Black Sea, is the best protected and preserved delta in Europe.
The City of Bucharest - Romania's capital city is the largest and most populous in the country, whose elegant structure and sophisticated people earned it the nickname 'Little Paris', has had a hard time of late. However, it is still a vibrant and energetic city, with a lively nightlife, trendy cafés and quality restaurants. In the daytime, the city boasts many museums devoted to the visual arts, such as the National Museum of Art of Romania, the Zambaccian Museum that exhibits work by painters including Eugène Delacroix and Pablo Picasso, as well as the Gheorghe Tattarescu Museum and the Thodor Pallady Museum. Fabulous art nouveau villas and 17th and 18th-century churches can still be found occasionally tucked away down dark streets.
The Historical Region of Transylvania - The legendary home of vampires is aptly summed up by Jonathan Harker, in Bram Stocker's famous novel Dracula, as a place where, '… every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool.' The land is covered by dark woods, old churches and sinister castles glaring down from high ledges. It is not all straight from a movie though, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountaineering and skiing to be found around the mountain towns and authentic Romanian villages.