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You will see the diversity of Romania when you travel to Romania. Romania tours aren’t complete without a visit to the electric capital of Bucharest, where you can party into the night with trendy locals or try some delicious local cuisine. See the remnants of Ceauşescu’s reign, including the Centru Civic - a stark reminder of what dictatorships do.
Other major touristic regions of the country include mythical Transylvania and the region of Banat. Transylvania's rugged, undulating landscapes are the main reason for visiting this region on Romania tours, although of course, the folkloric tales of vampires and mass murderers that echo through the halls of the spectacular castles in the region are equally unmissable. Villages such as Brasov and Sighişoara are picturesque jump-off points for trekking tours in the region. This is an area as fascinating for its history as it is beautiful, so be sure to visit.
Banat, located in the western region of Romania, is a culturally diverse area rich in history. Timisoara is the most famous of the cities in the region and is frequently referred to as "Little Vienna". The city boasts a vibrant nightlife, as well as some fantastic museums and a thriving restaurant and cafe scene.
Romania's Black Sea Coast is another great area to visit. You'll find a pleasant climate, fascinating ancient monuments, a wealth of vineyards and beautiful beaches.
Finally, on Romania tours, you shouldn't miss out on the country's extensive selection of national parks found in the Carpathian Mountains. Here you'll find some of the most pristine forests in Europe, complete with gorges, caves, volcanic lakes, beautiful rivers and more. Nearby you'll also find the Danube Delta for some great birdwatching opportunities. This mighty river is one of Europe's greatest and exploring it from Romania is a marvelous experience. A great point to set off from is Tulcea, which is a picturesque harbor town with many opportunities for Danube Delta tours.
Depending on what you're after, Romania is a year round destination. There's a great deal of variation in climate (Bucharest can reach 40°C in summer, while Brasov can hit -35°C in winter), but winter visits hold their own kind of charm in a country that wears its rugged side very much on its sleeve.
For coastal fun, May to August is the obvious time to visit, and it's also a great time to explore the Danube. In bustling Bucharest it could get oppressively hot, so it might be best to stick to the edges of this time period.
The most interesting parts of Romania's culture are to be found in the strong folk traditions which still thrive today in rural communities of the country. Wood carving, ceramics, weaving and more remain crucial parts of rural life and can fascinate visitors to Romania's small mountain villages. You'll also find plenty of traditional folk music and dance in these areas.
Romanian cuisine can be roughly defined as "hearty", with meat and vegetable soups taking pride place on the dinner table. Don't be surprised to be offered tripe soup and even calf foot soup. There's a great deal of Hungarian and German influence in the food, so you'll find sauerkraut and more involved in many typical dishes.
Corina Booked everything after discussions with us , We could not have been happier, She kept in contact to make sure we were happy with her choices, The guides she arranged were very good, Florin was great to travel with and a lot fun, Very safe driver. Highly recommended.Read More Read More Less
Corina produced a fantastic itinerary while responding to our many questions and modification requests with prompt replies and creative suggestions. Florin was our driver and guide during a 13 day tour from Bucharest through lush, fairy-tale landscapes with working shepherds, nesting storks, castles, medieval villages, meadows filled with wildflowers, dense forests, fresco covered churches and farm to table fresh foods. His advanced preparations and personal connections got us into every venue while avoiding lines and crowds. He was very knowledgable about the social and political climate, historical contexts and facts. Florin shared amusing stories and legends with his unique sense of humor! And he loved to surprise us along the way with special places and foods. His excellent driving skill and personal care for our well being at all times was never in doubt. We can highly recommend the agency which is one of the best guide agencies we have experienced in our 40 years of individual personal travel.Read More Read More Less
I enjoyed a trip that allowed me to see what was of interest to me with a knowledgeable guide who was well organized, caring, and willing to seek out whatever I needed. It was an awesome trip!
Corina created a wonderful trip for us. Unfortunately we became ill during our trip and our guide, Florin, and Corina rearranged our itinerary to ensure we did not miss any of the highlights. I cannot commend them highly enough and would not hesitate in recommending them to other travellers. Our guide was very knowledgable and a wonderful driver & also had a great sense of humour. I recommend this service to anyone wishing to travel to Romania. The service we received from Corina & Florin was excellent an we would highly recommend.Read More Read More Less
Travelling with the agency super guide Florin, our trip to Romania, in May 2017 was a wonderful experience. After arriving, we had a great look at the city of Bucharest, including a tour of the huge Parliament building, the National Village Museum, the downtown area, and the beautiful Romanian Athenaeum music theater. We took two days in the Danube Delta and saw an amazing number of birds, including eagles and great flocks of pelicans and swans to name only a few. Travelling to Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, we took in fascinating castles, fortresses, citadels and fortified churches, while Florin explained the complex history of Romania. Driving through small towns, we saw locals riding in their horse-drawn carts, stork nests perched on the top of poles, and sheepherders tending their flocks. Experiencing a power problem with our computer, Florin had it fixed in a short time, and he struck a great deal with a store when we had to buy a new camera. We also took in great places like the Liberty Bear Sanctuary, the Turda Salt Mine, and an extinct volcano complex. All in all, an excellent trip with a great guide and lots of things to see and do.Read More Read More Less