TOURS IN ROMANIA
Tours in Romania. Why not?
Changing your day-to-day life, leaving credit cards and the metropolitan's
timetable, as well as the traffic jams on the highways, the hamburgers
and the Coke - this is the option we offer you for active tours
Off the beaten tracks, you will discover the hidden image of a
mostly unknown European country. A country blessed by its nature
and hospitable people desiring and waiting for human contacts.
A millenary culture, born between the sea and the forests along
its often troubled history.
You will discover best of Transylvania, Wallachia, Bucovina, Maramures,
Danube Delta and many other attractions of Romania.
Our programmes represent a synthesis of all these elements. Any
of our tours in Romania can be adapted according to your preferences.
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TREASURES OF ROMANIA
This tour in Romania will
present you the diversity of our country. You will admire
the architecture of the wooden churches in Maramures, painted
monasteries in Bucovina and mediaeval Saxon towns in Transylvania.
Discovering day by day life of the locals is a great experience
too. Authentic crafters will show you traditional wool dying
and weaving techniques, potter skills, Easter eggs decoration.
At any step nature will impress you, Bicaz Gorges being
one of the most spectacular spotlights..
This is one of the most
spectacular tours in Romania, giving you an approach to
the Romanian diversity of culture and landscapes. The true
art of wooden churches in the Maramures and the potters
in Corund, making since generations traditional Transylvanian
pottery are as many highlights of this tour. Romania's unique
Danube Delta, local life in villages spread along the river
is a great experience. Local traditional cuisine is delightful.
In contrast, the Peles castle in Sinaia is an explosion
of luxury life
Take your time to discover
the wild beauty of the Danube Delta; local fishermen are
still living in the same way like their ancestors. On
your way to Northern Romania you will cross vineyard region
of Odobesti and Panciu. Unique Bucovina will seduce you
with her outwall frescoes in the monasteries, but also
by the rich organic food. Touring Saxon mediaeval towns
in Transylvania is another great experience of this Romania
tour. Last but not the least Peles castle in Sinaia and
Bucharest the little Paris will charm you.
A few days of hiking in
the Carpathians will take you deep in rural Romania. You
will discover magnificent landscapes and a life style
completely different to the nowadays. In the Maramures
painted carved crosses in Sapanta Merry Cemetery will
uncover a very special universe of faith and traditions.
You will be seduced too by the painted monasteries in
Bucovina, where the entire Bible is presented on frescoes
realized over 400 years ago. The gold plated iconostases
(walls of icons) are real pieces of art.
The Maramures is a region
where isolation became a great advantage: it remained
one of the few islands of unspoiled Romanian
traditions. Local welcoming spirit has not been distortioned
by modern life. During this short tour in this Romania's
North region you will admire not only wooden churches,
but also the real art of working the wood, inherited from
generation to generation. When touring in the steam engine
train you will see gorgeous landscapes all around.Local
women are weaving traditional rugs with ancestral symbols.
Your tour starts with
the Danube Delta, wild life paradise in Romania. Narrow
channels, endless lakes and the variety of bird species
amaze all visitors. Saxon fortified towns in Transylvania
will seduce you too: 800 years of Saxon history are met
in most of places in Southern and central Transylvania.
The luxurious Peles castle in Sinaia, former royal family
summer residence. Curtea de Arges, former Valachia capital
is proud to show you its unique monastery. At the end
of the tour in Romania you will be delighted by the architecture
diversity of Bucharest.
AND SEEK WITH DRACULA
Even if the bloody prince
Vlad the Impaler, surnamed Dracula, was real, his celebrity
raised after the irish weiter Bram Stoker wrote his novel.
During this tour you will follow Dracula's pathes, visiting
Curtea de Arges and Poienari, the real fortress of Vlad.
Transylvanian fortresses visits will take you to Sighisoara
too, the birth place of Dracula. You won't miss Bran castle,
wrongly attributed to Vlad the Impaler. And the Borgo
Pass, connected to the novel too, will be another great
HERITAGE OF TRANSYLVANIA
During this Romania tour
you will be close to the mediaeval civilisation of the
Saxon colonists who settled in transylvania starting with
the XIIIth century. Most of towns names are still bilingual
- Romanian and German, sometimes also Hungarian. Visiting
Brason (Kronstadt) and Sibiu (Hermanstadt)- former European
Cultural Capital in 2007 - will be a true travel in the
back times. The village of Viscri, with its proud local
Saxon church, attracted the attention of Prince Charles,
who bought some old houses.
A HOREZU POTTER
We propose you a practical
workshop to learn in place traditional potter techniques
in Horezu. Local potters, working with them through all
phases, will assist you daily for clay mixing, making
pottery with potter's wheel, decorating and firing. During
the days when the technology imposes, you will tour around
Horezu to visit some interesting places in Romania: the
Brancusi sculpture collection in Targu Jiu, Sibiu European
Culture Capital in 2007 and the Curtea de Arges Monastery.
ROMANIA IN A MOTORHOME
This guided motorhome
tour in Romania allows you discovering in about 3 weeks
the main tourist spots in Romania. From Bucovina to Danube
Delta, from Northern Carpathians to the Saxon Transylvania,
from Maramures to Bucharest the capital
is quite long and time for seeing everythind everywhere
is limited. Everywhere you will be received as guests
of honour, being impressed by the human atitude of local
people. At the end of your motorhome tour in Romania you
will leave thinking to a quick return, to see other fascinating
WHEELS, 1 CARAVAN: ENTIRE ROMANIA
This self-drive tour in
a caravan in Romania is designed for individuals who prefer
certain flexibility without neglecting quality staying
locations. We have not only fixed overnight places, but
also included some boarding in guesthouses, a perfect
occasion to appreciate local cuisine, full of flavors
and based mostly on organic food. All traditional recipes
inherited from generation to generation will be presented
with a great smile. And local welcoming, present in every
village, will get directly into your heart!...
tour has been classified on a scale of * to ***** according to
nature, comfort, human contacts & fitness for walking and
The cultural patrimony is present everywhere in Romania, but some
of our tours are especially focused on culture: urban and rural
architecture, museums, churches and monasteries, the traditional
way of life, folklore.
We always try to keep close to nature. That's why some of our
tours in Romania are particularly oriented to the richness of
the natural patrimony: landscapes and original natural phenomena,
nature reserves etc. For the most sporting of you, hiking will
be the occasion for more spectacular discoveries; for the less
sporting, a half a day walking and / or climbing will offer a
good occasion to discover this land.
In most of cases, the accommodation will be comfortable, but not
luxurious. Lodging is in rural guesthouses labelled by the Romanian
Tourist Authority or hotels, in single, double or triple rooms.
During the tour, we are trying to encourage you for human contacts,
by taking part in local traditional festivities. The longer your
journey will be, the more occasions you will have to meet local
culture. Welcoming spirit and gastronomy are unforgettable, and
staying in a village is your best experience and way to discover
local people and their day to day life.
and walking skills:
tours are fit for an average public. Programs include besides
local visits, activities in the nature: rides in a boat, rides
in a horse-drawn cart, easy hiking of 3 - 4 hours duration etc..
These activities do not require special skills.
tours request sometimes good adaptation to the climate conditions
in Romania or to the changing of the time zone.