About Natural Wonders of Romania
Experience the natural beauty of Romania's regions - Transylvania, Moldavia and the Danube Delta. [Small Group Tour or Private Journey].
Activity code: RONAT01
Duration: 10 Days
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.
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.
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.
Arrive at Bucharest International Airport; onward transfer to Azuga.
Dinner with wine and champagne tasting at Rhein cellar, historical building (1892).
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.
After breakfast a scheduled visit to the Bear Sanctuary in the wild forests near Brasov.
Afterwards 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.
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.
Visit the monasteries of Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet in the morning. Easy hiking around Vama village in the afternoon.
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.
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.
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 at end of day to Tulcea by boat.
Drive south to the capital of the region, Constanta, for a visit then depart for Bucharest.
Panoramic city tour of Bucharest upon arrival; walk around the lake, through the largest park of the capital city.
After breakfast at your hotel continue the tour of the capital city, with visits of the Parliament Palace, Village Museum, Romanian Athenaeum.
Depending upon your flight and onward arrangements - lunch on the way to the airport.
- fully-inclusive small group guided tour.
Natural Wonders of Romania - small group departure - available on 10/05/2017
|1 to 12 people|
Natural Wonders of Romania - small group departure - available on 12/07/2017
|1 to 12 people|
All prices are per person
"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