Natural Wonders of Romania

Nature & Culture Highlights including Danube Delta

About Natural Wonders of Romania

Summary

Experience the natural beauty of Romania's regions - Transylvania, Moldavia and the Danube Delta. [Small Group Tour or Private Journey].

START / FINISH - Bucharest

Activity code: RONAT01

Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights

A holiday in Romania conjures up a heady mix of culture, history, natural beauty, legends, adventure, traditional food and fun…. come and see, taste, hear and rediscover Romania! Romania is one of the most unexplored parts of Europe, tucked away in a remote corner where few visit and fewer still have much knowledge beyond the connection with the myth of Dracula. Much of Romania is virtually untouched countryside and follows a way of life that has long been extinguished, or at the very least diminished into very small pockets, elsewhere in Europe; the centuries old folklore and traditions still thrive in its picturesque villages.

Highlights of THE NATURAL WONDERS OF ROMANIA Tour:

  • Painted Monasteries of Moldavia
  • Carpathian Mountain Scenery
  • Visit to Brown Bear sanctuary in forest near Brasov
  • Easy walks (Bran, Vama & Bicaz Gorge)
  • Two FULL days in Danube Delta to explore its natural beauty
  • Iconic Transylvanian experience in Brasov & Bran
  • City tour of Bucharest

DEPARTURES:

  • May 18th, 2018 - Available
  • July 7th, 2018 - Available

The above are small group tours but we can arrange this holiday for any reasonable date as a Private Journey.

The Natural Wonders of Romania is our newest small group tour, building on the success of the Beauty of Yesterday and Hiking tours; it has a well thought through itinerary and a superb local guide. Let us take you right into the heart of this fascinating country by sharing our knowledge and the experience to offer not just important cultural sights, dramatic scenery and historic locations but the opportunity to spend quality time in the villages, often staying in rural communities as guests of local families, where local culture is at its strongest.

REDISCOVER TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels/guest houses
  • Full board throughout
  • All transport provided in comfortable, modern vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking guide and assistance throughout
  • Admission fees to museums, monasteries and castles
  • Admission to bear sanctuary with tour
  • Round trip boat tickets for Danube Delta transfers
  • 2 days cruising around channels and lakes of Delta
  • Bucharest guided city tour
  • Short guided hikes/walks as indicated
  • Champagne tasting at Rhein Cellar
  • All local taxes

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • NO compulsory single supplement, we offer a [same sex] twin share
  • Optional single supplement - £ 175
  • 3rd person sharing room (over 12yrs) - on request
  • Child (under 12yrs) sharing room - on request
  • NO meal kitty, NO hidden extras, NO local payments (except tips)

FLIGHTS:

Flights can be booked to match exactly with this tour, please contact us for best current prices and full details or, of course, to arrive early or extend your stay.

Note on Rediscover Group Tours: Rediscover the World is committed to providing unique and carefully thought out small group tours that combine the highlights of the country together with some of the lesser-known wonders. Running a limited number of departures a year, we opt for quality rather than quantity. Our guides think about the whole experience and will use their experience to allow you into the homes of the locals and many of the lesser-known places that will make your trip unique. We believe that a small group size is imperative for this kind of travel and we therefore keep our maximum number to 12.

Contact us now to book this Small Group Tour for any of the above dates.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Bucharest - Azuga

    Arrive at Bucharest International Airport; onward transfer to Azuga.

    Dinner with wine and champagne tasting at Rhein cellar, historical building (1892).

    • Overnight at Rhein Guest house in Azuga, adjacent to the wine Cellar.

  • Day 2: Azuga - Sinaia - Brasov - Bran - Moeciu de Jos

    Departure for short drive to Sinaia. Visit Peles castle, the royal summer residence and then continue to Brasov for tour of city centre with lunch. On the way visit the Fortified Church of Prejmer (UNESCO site).

    In the afternoon drive to Bran and visit Bran Castle; enjoy a 1 hour easy walk around Bran.

    • Dinner and overnight at a traditional guest house near Bran, e.g. Vila Arinul, Hora cu Brazi.

  • Day 3. Bran / Zarnesti - Biertan - Sighisoara

    After breakfast a scheduled visit to the Bear Sanctuary in the wild forests near Brasov.

    The a drive through Transylvania to see some traditional villages plus a visit to the fortified church at Biertan. After a picnic lunch continue to the epitome of gothic Transylvania, Sighisoara.

    Dinner & overnight accommodation in a hotel in the mediaeval citadel.

  • Day 4. Sighisoara - Lacu Rosu - Bicaz Gorge - Piatra Neamt

    After breakfast a visit of the sights of Sighisoara's historic centre.

    Then depart for Piatra Neamt. After about 3hrs drive you will arrive at Lacu Rosu (The Red Lake) where we will take a two hours easy hike first around the lake and then a short walk through the Bicaz Gorge.

    • Dinner and accommodation at a traditional guesthouse in Piatra Neamt, e.g. Ambiance, Moldova.

  • Day 5: Piatra Neamt - Agapia - Tarpesti - Vama

    Departure to Bucovina. On the way visit Agapia monastery then visit the Nicolae Popa ethnographic museum in Târpești - an absolute unique collection of masks, costumes and other objects of folk art.

    After lunch, drive into the fairytale land of the Painted Churches of Bucovina. Enjoy a walk through the village of Vama.

    • Dinner and accommodation at a traditional guesthouse in Vama, e.g. Casa Calin, Casa Elvira.

  • Day 6: Vama - Moldovita - Sucevita - Voronet - Piatra Neamt

    Visit the monasteries of Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet in the morning. Easy hiking around Vama village in the afternoon. Onward drive south once again to Piatra Neamt.

    • Dinner and accommodation in a traditional guest house in Piatra Neamt.

  • Day 7: Piatra Neamt - Crisan Village in the Danube Delta

    After breakfast, a relatively long drive to the Danube Delta through the plains of southern Moldavia. From Tulcea, transfer by boat to Crisan Village on the Sulina Branch, the shortest of the three branches of the Danube. Crisan Village is a fishermen's village with a few houses spreading over the right bank of Sulina and a fishery on the other bank and it makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding lakes and canals.

    • Dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse in Crisan, e.g. Ada, Pension Ovidiu.

  • Day 8: Danube Delta

    Breakfast at the guesthouse and then a full day to discover the Danube Delta. Trip by private boat through the narrow canals to Uzlina and Isac lakes; late afternoon, have a pleasant walk through the village of Crisan.

    • Dinner and accommodation in Crisan.

  • Day 9: Danube Delta - Tulcea - Constanta

    Today explore the beautiful lakes of Bogdaproste, Trei Iezare and Cazanele. Along the way you may see Red-necked Grebe, Dalmatian Pelicans, Pygmy Cormorants, Great Cormorants, Night Herons, Squacco Heron, Golden Oriole, Kingfisher, European Hoopoe, European Cuckoo.

    Transfer in afternoon to Tulcea by boat. Onward short drive to the historic port of Constanta on the Black Sea

    • Dinner and overnight accommodation at Hotel in old town of Constanta.

  • Day 10: Constanta - Bucharest

    A visit of Constanta, then depart for Bucharest.

    Panoramic city tour of Bucharest upon arrival; walk around the lake, through the largest park of the capital city.

    • Dinner on the terrace, by the lake Herastrau and overnight at Herastrau Hotel in Bucharest.

Prices

Natural Wonders of Romania

- fully-inclusive small group guided tour.

Natural Wonders of Romania - small group departure - available on 18/05/2018

1 to 12 people
£ 1349

Natural Wonders of Romania - small group departure - available on 07/07/2018

1 to 12 people
£ 1363

All prices are per person

Reviews

"Romania is rich in history, culture and natural beauty. It offers a great variety of landscapes, experiences and activities. The accommodation was varied, but largely in well chosen guesthouses where the food was superb. Doina, our guide, was informative, friendly and extremely helpful. She made sure that we were well looked after and wanted for nothing. Overall, the Natural Wonders of Romania tour was an absolute delight."

H Rushton, July, 2017

"Romania is a beautiful fascinating country and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. There was only the two of us on the tour, so we were able to choose what we wanted to do...which was actually quite different from our planned itinerary and we were delighted with the changes. Alexandra, our guide, was a delight, she was very knowledgable on all aspects of her country, full of fun and an excellent driver. we would highly recommend a holiday to Romania."

B Hoffmann, Sept 2016

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