Romania is one of Europe’s most beautifully wild and fascinating countries. Dense forests have remained largely untouched, shepherds work their field by horse-drawn carts, and mediaeval towns and villages dot the pristine landscape. For centuries, people of different ethnic minorities have lived in harmony, preserving their culture and traditions. We go off the beaten track and explore four different regions of this wonderful country, starting in Bucharest, the vibrant capital. We then travel north to see the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina, followed by a ride on Europe’s last functioning forestry railway, where the steam train slowly chugs through the remote Vaser Valley. Our journey ends in the mythical land of Transylvania, where traditional Hungarian and Saxon culture is still very much alive. We explore the mediaeval towns of Brasov, Sighisoara and Viscri, and visit Bran Castle, the home of Dracula.