As the birthplace of the viral thriller, Dracula, Romania is enduringly enigmatic. Transylvania encapsulates this aura best with its medieval castles perched atop hills and dark forests. But look beyond its spooky facade and you'll discover the wealth of sights in the country.
On your bespoke holiday to Romania, pop by Sighisoara, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the region, on a private tour and visit the eponymous Citadel, a 12th-century Saxon complex designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Further north, in the Bucovina region, get a first-hand look at the unique craft of egg decoration, where egg shells are dyed and embellished in an intricate manner.
Intriguing culinary experiences also await; dine in the house where Vlad the Impaler was born, and visit the cellars that used to supply the Royal Court and continue to produce the country's first sparkling wines.
Also highly recommended on your bespoke holiday to Romania – indulging in outdoor adventure at the Carpathian Mountains, which weave through the landscape, and enjoying the spendour of the Danube, Europe's second-longest river, particularly the precious Danube Delta just before the river meets the Black Sea. Up the ante with an adrenaline-filled afternoon by cruising the specially closed-off Transfagarasan highway in a supercar – few places in the world, if any, can rival this road's magnificent scenery and challenging hairpin turns.