Romanian Red Wines Tour from Bucharest July 4th celebration

Romanian Red Wines Tour from Bucharest & July 4th celebration

Sip red wines and explore the vineyards

6 Days, 30.06-05.07.2017

This tour will take you to the Dealu Mare region, North of Bucharest where some of the best Romanian red wines are produced. Besides trying the wines you will also get to know the country and culture by visiting one of its most beautiful castles and the area around the vineyards.

Romania is known for so many other things but wine. But the reality is the country has a 4-5,000 years tradition of wine-making and it has good climate and soil for both red and white wines. Since 1989 and especially in the last 5-10 years the country shifted from volume to quality wines and now you will find a whole new generation of wineries making remarkably good and varied wines.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1, June 30  Arrival and transfer to hotel

Day 2, July 1  Visit Bucharest and its wine bars

Day 3, July 2  The majestic Peles Castle, barrel making and traditional dinner

Day 4, July 3  Romanian Feteasca Neagra wines and wine makers

Day 5, July 4  Biking (optional) and July 4th celebrations

Day 6, July 5  One last red wine sip before getting to the airport and flying back

Why travel with us

Day 1  30th of June 2017 – Friday

You will arrive in Bucharest and you will be transferred to a hotel near the airport where you will spend the first 2 nights.

Accommodation in Bucharest.

Day 2 1st of July – Saturday

You will spend the day in Bucharest and in the morning during a guided tour you will discover its historic center with its blend of French, traditional Romanian and communist architectural styles. You will also visit the city’s most iconic building: the Palace of Parliament built by the communist regime, being the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.

Palace of Parliament Bucharest

After getting a taste of Bucharest, time will come to get a taste of the local wines by hopping on your own 3-4 wine bars where some of the best local and international wines are sold.

Accommodation in Bucharest.

Day 3 2nd of July – Sunday

From Bucharest you will head north towards Sinaia to visit one of Romania’s most beautiful castles called Peles built in 1870s by a king of German origins so the castle will remind you of other Bavarian castles.

In the afternoon you will travel to Dealu Mare wine region where you will spend the next 3 nights. In the evening we will go for dinner and wine tasting on the estate of one of the largest wine producers from the region.

Accommodation in Dealu Mare wine region.

Drive time: 4 hours

Day 3 3rd of July – Monday

On this day you will get to taste more than 20 local wines by visiting some of the best wineries from the region. You will learn about the history of each wine maker, about their terroir, their approach and you will judge by yourselves from tasting the wines which ones are doing the best job.

You will also meet a local making wooden barrels for wines using traditional methods in his small workshop at home. We will have dinner at a traditional restaurant where a local wine expert will join us to introduce you more into the local wines.

Accommodation in Dealu Mare wine region.

Day 5 4th of July – Tuesday

You are invited to discover the wine region beyond its cellars and vineyards. And one of the best ways to do it is by bike. So we propose a 15 mile trip through the vineyards, villages and countryside. For lunch we will visit a winery making some of the best wines from the Romanian grapes called Feteasca Neagra.

Those who cannot or don’t want to bike will be transferred by minibus.

In the afternoon we will be back at our hotel and we will prepare for the 4th of July celebrations, we will have a local band joining and even fireworks! Happy 4th of July!

Wine Tour of Romania - Glass of red wine

Accommodation in Dealu Mare wine region.

Day 6 5th of July – Wednesday

The last winery you will visit is one of the newest in the region and it also produces ecological wines from some very rare local grapes. You will try some of their best wines and have a snack before heading to the airport in Bucharest and back home.

Suggested Itinerary Viewed On Map

Suggested Accommodation

Domnita Ralu Hotel 3*– Dealu Mare

Located in the middle of the hills and vines and offering a stunning scenary, the hotel was initially built in 1925, but restored in 2015. The 8 rooms are spacious, decorated with modern items of the highest quality, whilst at the same time matching the rustic atmosphere of the countryside. There is a restaurant and a winery where you can enjoy tasty, traditional dishes accompanied by a glass of wine.

Hotel Capitol 3* – Bucharest

Located in the heart of Bucharest and keeping the same appearance that had in the early 1900s, Hotel Capitol is known for its excellent services and comfort and for its long history in the capital. The 79 rooms are spacious and elegant and the perfect location will allow you to easily get to the main attractions of Bucharest. The hotel has also a restaurant providing different specialties of food from traditional Romanian dishes to classic international meals.

Included Services

  • Accommodation in double room with breakfast
  • Wine tasting & meals:
    • Lunch & wines
      • In Sinaia on July 2nd: order a la carte, water and a bottle of wine for every 3 people is included
      • At Licorna on July 3rd: snacks and wine tasting
      • At Basilescu on July 4th: it will include a starter and a main dish, water and wines
    • Dinner & wines
      • For the evenings in Bucharest the meals will be on their own
      • Wine tasting + set menu dinner at Conacul Urlateanu (Hallewood) on July 2nd: campfire might not happen if the vegetation around is too dry
      • At Ferma Dacilor on July 3rd, set menu: starters and turkey baked with demi-glace sauce and garnished with eggplant and zucchini. Trying Lacerta and/or Rotenberg
      • At the hotel on July 4th with live music (for 2 hours) & fireworks (for 3 minutes)
  • Bike trip on July 4th including equipment (bike & helmet), tour guide
  • Entrance tickets (Palace of Parliament – basic tour, Peles Castle – basic visit, visit to barrel maker and Bellu Manor)
  • Transportation
    • Airport to hotel transfers on arrival day
    • by minibus from July 2nd until the airport drop off on July 5th
  • Single room supplement is 150 EUR
Peles Castle Romania


Group Size

Price per person – EUR

Price per person – USD

8-14 persons