ROMANIA is not a well-known destination, but it should be! There is something for everyone in Romania.
Transylvania’s Medieval Towns & Castles (8 days)
On this 8-day trip, explore the Transylvania region of Romania, known for medieval towns, mountainous borders, and castles. In each small town you visit, get to know the culture and history as you indulge in the local cuisine, visit magnificent castles, and speak with the local villagers. You will also have the unique experiences of honey tasting and truffle hunting. On your drives between villages, sit back and enjoy the stunning, serene nature around you. Finally, relax each evening in your well-appointed accommodation.
Transylvania Hiking Getaway (4 days)
As an extension to your Transylvania journey, consider a 4-day getaway to Raven’s Nest, a private mountain retreat inspired by the old legends, traditions and long-standing Transylvanian customs. Savour adventure and a spectacular countryside landscape with countless natural wonders and breath-taking views in this private village hidden deep in the middle of wilderness.
After you’ve savoured the peace in this private paradise, you should leave the nest to explore the surrounding area.
Spend the morning hiking 10km to Dragon’s Gate. Walk through pristine nature, discover local plants and little animals that live in the forest. For lunch enjoy a picnic along the way. In the afternoon, explore the Apuseni Natural Park, home to lots of caves, including the Scarisoara Glacier, the largest of its kind in Romania. The ice is 10,000 years old and the glacier is known to have more than 120,000 cubic meters of ice inside.
Spend the next day exploring the gold mines in Rosia Montana. Rosia Montana has been recently in the news because of a conflict between an international corporation who wishes to continue the gold extraction and the local NGOs who wish to have it included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Transfer to the mine partially by car and partially by horse or bikes. An expert in mining and history will join you to put into context the role this mine played in the lives of people from the time they started being used, since Roman times.
After a long day of hiking and adventure, rest in your peaceful hideout in the entirely refurbished centuries old houses, and indulge in spectacular dishes that pair up perfectly with the Transylvanian premium wines and artisanal beers.
Best Time To Go
The best time for any travels in Romania is June to September, although the cities can get very hot in July and August. May and October are also good months, since they are less busy, but the weather can be a bit more unpredictable. April is also increasingly appealing because there are few crowds, and because Easter is a big deal, celebrated in a very traditional way, especially in the rural areas. The rest of the year is excellent for people who prefer the emptier guesthouses, museums and roads; and the nature in Romania is always stunning.
As always, we can customize any trip for you. Contact us now to start the conversation!