Salcea Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Salcea

Salcea is a small town in the county of Suceava, Romania’s northern region, historically known as Bukovina. Connected to cities in Slovakia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova via the E58 and to Bucharest via the E85, Salcea can easily be reached by car or coach. The most convenient port of entry is the Suceava International Airport, which is only 5 km from downtown Salcea. You'll find an Enterprise Rent-A-Car counter here, making renting a car in Salcea a smooth and pleasant experience.

What to do and see in Salcea

Salcea is a town off the beaten track, seen as a tranquil hideaway for travelers hoping to visit the nearby city of Suceava. The town was first documented in the 17th century and developed as a satellite town of Suceava, the former capital of the Principality of Moldavia and border town for the Habsburg Empire, which assimilated it as part of the Duchy of Bukovina and the Kingdom of Galicia.

To get a feel for the area, travel north-east some eight kilometers to the tourist attraction known as "Barza" (The Stork) outside Dumbrăveni. For generations, the locals have visited this inconspicuous well with its towering metal stork sculpture. This low-profile pit stop has developed into a well-known rest stop with wooden picnic table shelters, a playground, an artificial pond with wild ducks and a trail with wooden bridges. But perhaps the best-known local attraction is the two-tone artisan ice cream, sold here by the same local family for decades.

No tour of Bucovina could possibly take place without first visiting the Fortress of Suceava. Built by Peter Mușat of Moldavia in the 14th century, the fortress served as the seat of power for the region’s voivodes for over two centuries. Today, it displays interactive exhibits depicting battles, its restoration and crucial moments in its history. With motion-activated sensors, animated wax sculptures, projections, impressive coats of arms, weaponry and thrones strategically placed throughout, as well as a breathtaking panoramic view from its towers, your tour is bound to be engaging. The fortress also hosts the Medieval Arts Festival every August, with jousting, dueling, archery, parades, concerts, storytelling and various other activities for people of all ages.

As for the Bukovina Village Museum next door, it faithfully depicts the lives, duties and crafts of local dwellers. You’ll find a church, school, mill and pub, as well as unique man-made dwellings that are specific to distinct communities in Vama, Humor, Șaru Dornei and many others. Among the exhibits, you’ll also see looms, pottery, furniture, national dress and utensils, as well as rooms staged to depict key events and ceremonies of rural life.

As you exit the museum, be sure to stop by the equestrian statue of Steven the Great, a much-loved and sanctified ruler. Then, peruse the other exhibitions and galleries that are part of the national Bucovina museum complex, namely the local history museum, natural history museum, princely estate and memorial houses.

With a rental car or van in Salcea, you can take to the road to find many other tourist hot spots, including the five most visited local monasteries: Voroneț, Putna, Sucevița, Moldovița and Gura Humorului. Be sure to visit the Cacica salt mine, with its Roman-Catholic church, the salt lake turned skating rink and impressive underground ballroom. Take in the stunning mountain views on a chairlift in Vatra Dornei or enjoy the local flying fox, outdoor pool and amusement park in Gura Humorului.

The egg museum in Vama is where you’ll find masterfully decorated eggs from Bukovina, elsewhere in Romania, as well as 82 other countries. You can even try your hand at the craft with input from acclaimed artisan Letiția Orsivschi. To stock up on traditional Romanian black ceramic products, be sure to head north to Marginea, where you’ll find some of the most ornate and alluring hand-decorated pottery items. See the best of what’s on offer in Bukovina, as well as the adjoining Călimani Mountains, home to the legend of Dracula.

Driving in Salcea

Salcea is a town that’s tightly woven into the infrastructure of Europe, thanks to its international airport and its connection to the European road system. The town’s young people have worked abroad for decades, so drivers who have trouble finding their way may be surprised to find the locals accommodating and helpful with directions. As for Suceava, downtown is always abuzz with multilingual conversations.

Here and in the rest of Romania, drivers should keep to the right and pass on the left, just like in the US. Vehicles coming from the right, on a traffic circle, on a priority road or traveling uphill on a mountain road always take priority. But be aware that passing at intersections, train crossings, bridges and speed bumps is not tolerated. Nor is going through a crosswalk when a pedestrian is in it.

Drivers in Salcea must also use headlights and avoid horns between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. The speed limit is as follows: 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on main roads, 120 km/h on European (E) routes and 130 km/h on express freeways.

Car and van rental in Romania with Enterprise

Enterprise Romania offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

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Car rental in Salcea

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Salcea

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Salcea, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.