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About Us Why Choose Us Explore Romania Bucharest Overview BUCHAREST SIGHTSEEING TOURS Bucharest Half Day Sightseeing Tour Full Day Bucharest Sightseeing Tour Bucharest and Surroundings Tour CLASSIC TOURS In Search of Dracula Romania at a Glimpse Weekend in Transylvania SHORT BREAKS Sighisoara - A Fortified Medieval Town Curtea de Arges – The First Capital of Wallachia in 1330 Sibiu – The European Capital of Culture in 2007 ONE DAY TRIPS Castles Saxon Fortresses & Carpathians’ Pearl BACK TO NATURE AND SIMPLICITY Exploring the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Riding Vacation in Sibiu Riding Vacation in Sighisoara Riding in Dorna County Gourmet Truffle Weekend Bucovina waiting to be enjoyed Family Adventure in rural Romania SPA & WELLNESS Cocor SPA Hotel 4* - Neptun Resort Danubius Health SPA Resort 4* - Sovata Geromaslan Institute – Bran Europa Hotel 4* - Eforie Nord Resort Proestetica Sana “ Bali SPA” – Cornu President Hotel 4* - Baile Felix Alpin Hotel 4* - Poiana Brasov
ABOUT US We are sure that you see promotional ads and magazines very often, yet we trust that you will find a minute to read this one. This brochure will promote a less known destination for the most of you: Romania . We gladly customize tours for incoming groups or individual travelers; we offer packages and are at your service in arranging only parts of a tour, such as accommodation and transportation. We collaborate with ambitious and reliable partners in order to guarantee our guests an unforgettable experience. The present offer contains just a small, but representative part of products we recommend to all travelers wishing to experience a different vacation, wanting to discover new and fascination places, and requesting travel services at the best price and highest quality. In the heart of our team lives the passion to serve you well. If you will be pleased, we will certainly feel satisfied. We know better that anyone that every detail is important. We will take care of your travel needs so you can have the memorable vacation you are looking for.
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The Realm of Legend, Romania , with its century old history and art, is situated in the south-eastern part of Europe, watched by the Carpathian Mountains which are rising in a great arch giving the impression of a huge fortress within which the plateau of Transylvania lies. Holding exceptional monuments and cultural landmarks, spots full of adventure and mystery that you cannot find in too many places in Europe , this wonderful country and its people are waiting for you to see and feel the meaning of Romanian hospitality and their joy of life. The wines aged in barrels vary in color, scent and flavor satisfying all preferences. To match them with different courses it’s a question of harmony of taste. Enjoy the touch of adventure and discovery in Romania – land of beautiful surprises, there is so much to see – and feel – and experience. Come, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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TOP 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE ROMANIA 5
Kevin Costner, Wesley Snipes and Armand Assante enjoyed Romania while filming their famous movies. Marlene Dietrich and Sylvester Stallone visit Romania on regular basis for the rejuvenating and anti-aging treatments. Nicole Kidman, Andy Garcia, and Enrique Iglesias escape their busy lives and pamper themselves in the famous hotels in Romania. They all came to Romania and loved it! Here are 5 reasons that make us sure you will love it too! 1. Wander around medieval castles and fortresses The famous Dracula Castle should be the first on your list when visiting Transylvania. Although Bran is one of the most renowned settings, there are so many castles and fortresses for you to discover: the fortress from Rasnov, the Peles Castle in Sinaia, the only inhabited medieval fortress from Sighisoara and much more. 2. Pray in Bucovina A place for religious pilgrimage and prayer, Bucovina is rich in monasteries where you can find peace and faith. The monasteries are also famous for their unique paintings and history.
3. Enjoy the freedom of nature If you want a true experience of life, come to Romania and discover the freedom of the nature. Enjoy the peaceful and wonderful scenery of Retezat and Fagaras Mountains, spend few days fishing in the Danube Delta or bask into the sun on the beaches of the Black Sea. Romania has it all. 4. Discover the century old lifestyle Are you longing for a simple life, with time for everything? Discover the Romanian countryside. Prince Charles is one of the most important figures that support the natural way of living that can still be found in Romania. Transylvania holds 7 villages from the UNESCO World Heritage list: Biertan, Calnic, Darju, Prejmer, Saschiz, Valea Viilor and Viscri. 5. A four seasons country The truth is Romania has something to offer for every season. Should you spend your summer vacation, you will benefit of sun and green landscapes; should you visit in autumn, wonderful colors will make your pictures worth millions. More like a winter person? You will enjoy winter sports and wonderful Christmas traditions. As for the springâ€Ś that is when life begins.
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Setting Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, is situated in the south of the country, on both sides of the river Dambovita, at an altitude of 70-90m. Being set at the intersection of 44 degrees 25 minutes 50 seconds northern latitude parallel with the 26 degrees 04 minutes 50 seconds eastern longitude meridian, Bucharest is situated at the same latitude with Beograd (in former Yugoslavia), Bordeaux (France), Genoa (Italy), the North of the Japanese island Hokkaido, Goby Desert, the North of the U.S.A. In Romania, Bucharest is at about 225 km away from the Black Sea, about 65 km away from the Danube and over 100 km from the Carpathians (125 km away from Sinaia). To the population of over 2.1 million inhabitants, the commuting population is added so the population of Bucharest reaches 2.3 million inhabitants, thus being the largest metropolis in South-Eastern Europe.
History The city of Bucharest represents a very old settling, the documents attesting the first man presence in the area at about 150.000 years ago. The first documentary attestation dates back to the 20th September 1459 (Vlad Tepes was ruler at the time) and it mentions Bucharest as the second courtly residence ranking after Targoviste. As far as the name of the city is concerned there are several legends. One of them promotes the idea that its name comes from the first settler on the banks of Dambovita, a shepherd called Bucur. Another one sustains that the name of the city comes from the Greek “Helis” (meaning sun, joy) - “the City of Joy. The year 1848 marked the emergence of the first means for public transportation - the omnibus with 10-15 seats. In 1872 the first tram pulled by horses came into use, being replaced by the electric tram in 1894; the first automobiles could be seen in the streets of Bucharest starting with 1900. Gas lighting was introduced in 1871 being gradually replaced with electric lighting starting with 1882. Thus, Bucharest was soon to be called “Little Paris” due to the influence of the French metropolis which could be seen in fashion as well as in the architectural style.
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Parliament Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace (formerly known as the People’s Palace) is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. It took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to build. The palace boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, a 328-ft-long lobby and four underground levels, including an enormous nuclear bunker. A guided tour takes visitors through a small section of dazzling rooms, huge halls and quarters used by the Senate (when not in session). Romanian Atheneum (Ateneul Roman) This is Bucharest’s most prestigious concert hall and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It was built in 1888 in neo-classical style after a design by the French architect Albert Galleron. With its 40 m high dome and the Doric columns it resembles an ancient temple.
Metropolitan Church (Biserica Patriarhiei) Set atop one of the city’s few hills, known as Mitropoliei, the Metropolitan Church has been the centerpiece of the Romanian Orthodox faith since the 17th century. The church was built by Constantin Serban Basarab, ruler of the province of Walachia between 1656 and 1658, to a design inspired by the Curtea de Arges monastery. The outstanding bell-tower at the entrance was built in 1698 and restored in 1958. The Triumphal Arch (Arcul de Triumf) Modelled on the triumphal arch in Paris, the structure was erected in 1935-1936 to commemorate the creation of Greater Romania which took place in 1918. It sits on the spot where two earlier arches stood: the first arch made of wood and cardboard was erected in 1878 to mark Romania’s independence from the Turks; the second arch made of timber was erected in 1922 to mark Ferdinand’s entry into Bucharest as the first king of Greater Romania.
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The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) The Village Museum was established in 1936 and it contains over 300 wooden houses, windmills, churches etc. from all over the country. You shouldnâ€™t miss this museum which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Sometimes the museum hosts craft fairs and folk music and dance festivals. Museum of Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Taranului Roman) The Museum of Romanian Peasant is the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award for year 1996. A short visit to the museum will convince you that the award is well deserved. The collection includes 18.000 pieces of pottery and 20.000 examples of national dress from all over the country, as well as carpets, icons, furniture, photographs and films documenting the customs of rural life.
The Old Court Church (Biserica Curtea Veche) The Old Court Church (also called the Old Princely Church) is the oldest church in Bucharest. Its building started in 1558 during the reign of Mircea Ciobanul (Prince Mircea the Shepherd) and was finished by his son in 1591. The church was built in the Wallachian architectural style of the 16th century. The exterior decoration is made of brick stripes alternating with plaster stripes. The church was restored after a fire in 1847 and then again between the years of 1928 - 1938 by the Commission of Historical Monuments, which tried to bring the church to its original appearance. This church was the coronation place of Wallachiaâ€™s ruling princes for almost three centuries (from the second half of the 16th century to the first half of the 19th century). The beautiful carved door was added in the early 18th century by Prince Stefan Cantacuzino. The interior has been blackened with time but you can still admire the beautiful frescoes, some dating from the 16th century.
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National Art Museum (former Royal Palace) The imposing building which used to be the Royal Palace is located in the Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), in the northwestern corner. It was first built around 1815 by prince Dinicu Golescu and it underwent changes over several decades. Starting with 1948 the palace houses the National Art Museum and it displays an extensive collection of Romanian and European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century. The building was damaged during the events of December 1989 and was closed for several years for repairs. Cantacuzino Palace (Palatul Cantacuzino) This palace was designed by the architect I.D.Berindei in French baroque style and construction was started in 1899. Above the main entrance there is a giant shell-shaped porte-cochere; two stone lions guard the entrance. George Enescu - Romaniaâ€™s national composer - lived here for a period of time.
Cotroceni Palace Built in 1893 by the French architect Paul Gottereau. It was designed as the permanent residence of Prince Ferdinand. It is placed in the middle of a splendide garden and contains many representative elements of Romanian architecture. Today it holds also the residence of the Romanian Presidency. Cretulescu Church (Biserica Cretulescu) On one of the corners of Piata Revolutiei, next to the former Royal Palace, lies the beautiful red brick Cretulescu church, one of the oldest churches in Bucharest. It was commisioned in 1722 by the boyar Iordache Cretulescu and his wife Safta, a daughter of prince Constantin Brancoveanu. The church is built in the style created by Constantin Brancoveanu, a seventeenth century ruler of Wallachia, who commisioned numerous buildings during his reign and set out to create a distinctive national genre of architecture. The Brancovenesc or Brancovean Style blends Byzantine and Western architectural elements together with indigeneous forms.
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Bucharest Known for its glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis. Bucharest is laden with historical charm - from the streets of the Old City Centre, which are slowly being restored, to the grand architecture of the Royal Palace and the lush green of Cismigiu Park. The city also claims a large number of museums, art galleries, exquisite Orthodox churches and unique architectural sites. Hundreds of historical, artistic and architectural monuments, dozens of museums, art galleries, numerous parks and gardens have turned Bucharest the city situated on Dambovita - into the most important touring center in Romania. Nightlife in Bucharest Bucharest can offer you the right type of entertainment. In Bucharest there are pubs, bars, discotheques and
casinos everywhere. Many nightclubs are concentrated in or around the historic centre, making club-hopping an option. These places are mostly open all night and they await you with great music, superb drinks and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Hotels in Bucharest (accommodation in Bucharest) Romania’s capital was founded more than 500 years ago and is a natural starting point for visiting the country. Like any other capital city, Bucharest has different categories of hotels both for leisure and business purposes. The classification of the hotels acknowledge the standard quality of services for each specific category. 3-star hotels (Ibis, Opera, Capitol, Ramada Park, Trianon) 4-star hotels (Central, Novotel, Capital Plaza, Ramada Plaza, Ramada Nord) 5-star hotels (Radisson Blu, JW Marriott, Intercontinental, Hilton) Boutique hotels (Epoque, Scala, Carol)
Bucharest Half Day Sightseeing Tour (4 Hours) 11
The half day sightseeing tour helps you create an overall impression of the most significant sights of Bucharest. The tour will guide you among the tourist objectives: the Triumphal Arch, The Village Museum, The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, George Enescu Museum, Royal Palace, Romanian Athenaeum (stop), National Savings Bank, Patriarchal Cathedral (stop and visit) and Palace of Parliament (outside). You will also enjoy a 30 minute walk through the historic centre of the city. The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) The Village Museum was established in 1936 and it contains over 300 wooden houses, windmills, churches etc. from all over the country. Many of the buildings are originals which were brought here in pieces and reassembled. Sometimes the museum hosts craft fairs and folk music and dance festivals. Patriarchal Cathedral (Biserica Patriarhiei) Set atop one of the city’s few hills, known as Mitropoliei, the Metropolitan Church has been the centerpiece of the Romanian Orthodox faith since the 17th century. The church was built by Constantin Serban Basarab, ruler of the province of Walachia between 1656 and 1658, to a design inspired by the Curtea de Arges monastery.
Services included in the price: • Pick up/ drop off from/at your hotel; • Transport by air-conditioned, minibus or private car; • Professional English speaking guide assistance (other languages on request); • Entrance to the Village Museum and to the Patriarchal Cathedral. Services not included in the price: • Photo or camera fees; • Food and beverages. Specific information: • Above prices are valid for a minimum of 2 participants; • All tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance during the week and 48 hours during the weekend; • For 1 participant only, an additional fee will be charged; • Above prices are valid for English speaking guide, but we can provide guide service in other languages on request. Price: 65 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 2 persons
Full Day Bucharest Sightseeing tour (8 hours) 12
For the tourists interested to absorb as much information as possible, a full day tour will enable them to enjoy the major sightseeing and in the same time “taste” the cultural life of the city. The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) The Village Museum was established in 1936 and it contains over 300 wooden houses and churches from all over the country. Many of the buildings are originals which were brought here in pieces and reassembled. Patriarchal Cathedral (Biserica Patriarhiei) Has been the centerpiece of the Romanian Orthodox faith since the 17th century; it was built by Constantin Serban Basarab, ruler of the province of Walachia. Parliament Palace (Palatul Parlamentului) Built by Communist Party leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Parliament Palace is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. The palace boasts 12 stories, 1,100 rooms, a 328-ft-long lobby and an enormous nuclear bunker. National Art Museum (former Royal Palace) It was first built around 1815 after the plans of the French architect Paul Gottereau. Starting with 1948 the palace houses the National Art Museum.
National History Museum The National History Museum is one of Bucharest’s most important museums. The highlight is the basement National Treasury crammed with a dazzling display of gold, jewelery and valuable Neolithic curiosities. Services included in the price: • Pick up/ drop off from/at your hotel; • Transport by air-conditioned, minibus or private car; • Professional english speaking guide assistance (other languages on request); • Entrance to the village museum, the art museum, the history museum, the patriarchal cathedral and the palace of parliament; • Stop on the way in one traditional restaurant for lunch. Services not included in the price: • Photo or camera fees; Beverages. Specific information: • All tours must be booked at least 48 hours in advance; • For 1 participant only, an additional fee will be charged. Price: 139 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 2 persons
Bucharest and Surroundings Sightseeing Tour (8 hours) 13
A part of the day will be spent in Bucharest, enjoying the most attractive areas with the most representative tourist objectives: the Village Museum and The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Royal Palace, Romanian Athenaeum (stop) and Palace of Parliament. For the other part of the day, we will continue our way to Snagov area a natural reservation containing a set of protected flowers, birds and fish. The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) The Village Museum was established in 1936 and it contains over 300 wooden houses, windmills, churches etc. from all over the country. You shouldn’t miss this museum which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Sometimes the museum hosts craft fairs and folk music and dance festivals. Snagov Monastery (Manastirea Snagov) A rustic cloister from 1364, on a small isolated island in the middle of Snagov Lake, is the reputed burial place of Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula, who, it is claimed, lies beneath the floor of the church.
Services included in the price: • Pick up/ drop off from/ at your hotel; • Transport by air-conditioned, minibus or private car; • Professional English speaking guide assistance (other languages on request); • Entrance to the Village Museum and Snagov Monastery; • Stop on the way in one traditional restaurant for lunch. Services not included in the price: • Photo or camera fees; Beverages. Specific information: • All tours must be booked at least 48 hours in advance; • For 1 participant only, an additional fee will be charged; • Above prices are valid for English speaking guide, but we can provide guide service in other languages on request (extra fee will apply). Price: 145 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 2 persons
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In Search of Dracula Romania at a Glimpse Weekend in Transylvania Short Break Sighisoara
“Few regions offer a more dazzling display of cultural and artistic treasures than Romania.” (Smithsonian Journeys) Medieval towns, fortified churches, painted monasteries, wooden masterpieces and ancient Dacian ruins are just some of the attractions that make up Romania’s exceptional cultural heritage. 25 of its beautifully preserved architectural gems have been included by UNESCO in the World Cultural Heritage in acknowledgement of their natural, scenic and monumental appeal. A tour of these sites is a good way to discover Romania’s history, artistic wealth and popular traditions. Each and every stop on this route will reveal a unique and stunning location.
Short Break Sibiu Short Break Curtea de Arges One Day Trips from Bucharest – CASTLES One Day Trips from Bucharest – SAXON FORTRESSES One Day Trips from Bucharest – “CARPATHIANS’ PEARL”
CLASSIC TOURS 15 Borgo Pass Piatra Neamt Cluj-Napoca Bacau
Sighisoara Sibiu Brasov Bran
In Search of Dracula 5 days / 4 nights in Romania Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia (105 km) Arrival at Bucharest airport in the afternoon. Transfer by car, van, minibus or coach to Sinaia in the mountains. Dinner and accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Sinaia. Day 2: Sinaia - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara (198 Km) Visit the Sinaia Monastery (1695) and the fabulous Peles Castle - summer residence of the Royal family. Drive to Bran and visit “Dracula’s” Castle (1377). Continue to Brasov (formerly Kronstadt, founded by the Saxon colonists) - guided walking tour in the medieval center, including the Black Church. In the afternoon drive to Sighisoara - birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (“Dracula”). Dinner and accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Sighisoara. Day 3: Sighisoara - Borgo Pass (170 Km) Visit the medieval citadel of Sighisoara: the Clock Tower, the Evangelical Church etc. Drive across Transylvania via Targu Mures and Bistrita (stop in the medieval town center) to the Borgo Pass in the Carpathian Mountains. Dinner and overnight at the “Dracula Castle” 3* Hotel in the Borgo Pass. Day 4: Borgo Pass - Poiana Brasov (298 Km) In the morning walk in the spectacular scenery around the hotel, then drive southwards to Poiana Brasov (mountain resort 13 km from Brasov). Dinner in a typical
restaurant in the resort (the Dacians’ Shed or similar). Accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Poiana Brasov. Day 5: Poiana Brasov - Bucharest Airport (170 Km) Drive across the mountains to Bucharest airport. End of our services. The above prices include: Accommodation 4 nights as per the program; Half board (breakfast and dinner) as specified in the program; Air-conditioned car (for 2-3 pax), van, minibus or coach for all the above itinerary and program; English-speaking guide throughout (for parties of 2-6 pax the guide will also drive); All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; One person travels free in single room for a group of minimum 15 paying guests. Price: from 615 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons Notes: Museums are closed on Mondays. The Peles Castle is also closed on Tuesdays and throughout November. The Black Church is restricted to visitors on Sundays. This tour can be extended by additional days in Bucharest or Transylvania.
CLASSIC TOURS 16 Targu Neamt Piatra Neamt Cluj-Napoca Sovata Praid
Gheorghieni Sighisoara Sibiu
Brasov Bran Sinaia
Romania at a Glimpse Day 1: Bucharest - Targu Neamt Group meeting in Bucharest. Departure to Targu Neamt to visit the renowned monasteries of Bucovina: Agapia, Varatec, Neamt. Dinner (monastic menu) and accommodation in the Neamt monastery. Day 2: Targu Neamt – Piatra Neamt - Gheorghieni – Praid – Sovata Today we’ll have a scenic drive to Sovata. In Piatra Neamt we’ll have a short pedestrian tour (ruins of the Princely Court, St John’s Church, Gothic Bell Tower) and we’ll drive through the Bicaz Gorges (one of the most impressive monuments of nature) where we’ll have a photo stop. Wine tasting and lunch in Pride’s underground gallery. Visit the Praid Salt mine wine gallery (exhibition of more than 275 wines from 25 vineyards from 6 countries), visit the Salt Museum, underground church. Dinner and accommodation in Sovata. Day 3: Sovata – Sighisoara – Brasov Early breakfast. Drive to Sighisoara - sightseeing tour of this medieval town (Citadel Square, Church on the Hill, Dracula’s Birthplace, Venetian House, Clock Tower, Wooden Covered Stairway with 175 steps).
Lunch in the Casa Vlad Dracul restaurant - the birth place of Vlad the Impaler (“Dracula”). We’ll continue the way to Brasov - a fascinating city situated in an enchanted area, a land that preserved traces of ancient, medieval and modern history, cultural life. Walking tour in the old part of Brasov, visit the Black Church -an imposing Gothic architectural monument which construction lasted almost a century, Council Hall, Hirscher House (16th century), St Nicolas of Schei Church (16thcentury). Dinner and accommmdation in Brasov or Poiana Brasov mountain resort. Day 4: Brasov - Bran – Peles Castle Departure from Brasov to Bran. Visit the Bran Castle (14th century) - “Dracula’s Castle”. The road to Sinaia - “the pearl of the Bucegi Mountains”, visit to the Peles Castle – the Romanian Royal family residence (19th century), ranked the sixth most beautiful castle in the world. We guarantee a true delight. Lunch and sparkling wine tasting at the Rhein Wine Cellars (since 1892) in Azuga. Arrival in Bucharest. End of the program. Price: from 569 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
CLASSIC TOURS 17 Piatra Neamt Cluj-Napoca
Sighisoara Sibiu Brasov Bran
Weekend in Transylvania 4 days / 3 nights Day 1: Bucharest - Sinaia (104 Km) Arrival at Bucharest airport in the afternoon. Transfer by car, van, minibus to Sinaia. Dinner in a typical restaurant in the resort (the Dacians’ Shed or similar). Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Poiana Brasov. Day 2: Sinaia - Bran - Sighisoara (175 km) Morning visit the Sinaia Monastery (1695) and the fabulous Peles Castle – former summer residence of the Royal family, then drive to Bran to visit “Dracula’s” Castle (1377). In the afternoon drive to Sighisoara - birthplace of Vlad the Impaler (“Dracula”). Dinner and accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Sighisoara. Day 3: Sighisoara – Brasov - Sinaia (170 km) Morning visit the medieval citadel (the “Upper Town”) of Sighisoara (formerly Schaessburg): the massive Clock Tower, the Evangelical Church, the roofed stairway, the Church on the Hill etc. In the afternoon drive to Brasov (formerly Kronstadt, founded by the Saxon colonists), a lovely city founded in the 13th century by Saxon colonists which still preserves its medieval look in the old districts. Panoramic city tour and guided walking tour through the old town centre, including visit to the Black Church. Drive across the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia. Dinner and accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Sinaia.
Day 4: Sinaia - Bucharest Airport (104 km) Drive across the mountains to Bucharest airport. End of our services. The package price includes: • Accommodation 3 nights as per the program; • Half board (breakfast and dinner) as specified in the program; • Private car (for 2-3 pax) or air-conditioned van, minibus or coach for all the above itinerary and program; • English speaking guide throughout (for parties of 2-6 pax the guide will also drive); • All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; • One free in single room for a group of minimum 20 paying guests. Price: from 569 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons Notes: Suggested travel days: from Thursday to Sunday. Museums are closed on Mondays. The Peles Castle is also closed on Tuesdays and throughout November. The Black Church is restricted to visitors on Sundays. This tour can be extended by additional days in Bucharest or in Transylvania.
SHORT BREAKS 18 Piatra Neamt Cluj-Napoca
Sighisoara Biertan Brasov
Sinaia Buzau Pitesti
Sighisoara - A Fortified Medieval Town 3 days/ 2 nights Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran - Brasov – Sighisoara Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia; head for the famous Bran Castle, where we stop for a visit, followed by a sightseeing tour of Brasov. Overnight in Sighisoara. Day 2: Sighisoara - A place to remember After having breakfast prepare yourself for a tour of Sighisoara, a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries. Sighisoara’s Towers. Around the citadel walls are the towers that the guilds erected during the 14th to 16th centuries to protect the town from Turkish raids. Each tower was built by one of the guilds and bears the name of the guild: The Rope Makers’ Tower (Turnul Franghierilor), The Tailors’ Tower (Turnul Croitorilor), The Shoemakers’ Tower (Turnul Cizmarilor), The Butchers’ Tower (Turnul Macelarilor), The Furriers’ Tower (Turnul Cojocarilor), The Tinkers’ Tower (Turnul Cositorarilor), The Tanners’ Tower (Turnul Tabacarilor) and The Blacksmiths’ Tower (Turnul Fierarilor). The ninth tower still standing is the Clock Tower itself. The Covered Stairs. Next to the School Street is a covered wooden stairway named the “Covered Stairs” or “Schoolboys’ Stairs”. The stair was built in 1642 to
facilitate the schoolchildren’s way to the School on the Hill during winter. Originally the stairs had 300 steps, but today their number was reduced to 175. Day 3: Sighisoara – Biertan – Bucharest Breakfast. On the way back to Bucharest we stop at another place included on the UNESCO List of Patrimony – The Fortified Church of Biertan. Biertan Church The fortified church of Biertan was built in the place of an old basilica at the end of the 15 th century with architectural elements from the late-Gothic and renaissance style. The prices include: • Accommodation 2 nights in a 3-star hotel as per the above program; • Half board as shown in the program; • Air-conditioned minivan; • English speaking guide-driver throughout; • All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; • All Romanian taxes. Price: from 335 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
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Curtea de arges Pitesti
Curtea de Arges – The First Capital of Wallachia in 1330 3 days / 2 nights Day 1: Bucharest – Pitesti – Curtea de Arges Departing from Bucharest, we are heading to Pitesti and then Curtea de Arges. Overnight in Curtea de Arges. Curtea de Arges was the first capital city of our country in 1330 and here you can find a true museum of the Romanian history in a wonderful landscape. Curtea de Arges Monastery Located at the end of a boulevard with hundred of years old linden trees, Curtea de Arges Monastery is the most important pilgrimage and prayer place in the county of Arges. Founded in the time of Neagoe Basarab, between 1512 and 1517, the monastery is a part of the most famous Romanian legend, “The legend of master Manole”. The legend says that Manole had to build his wife in one of the walls otherwise the building could not be built. Day 2: Curtea de Arges – Vidraru Dam After breakfast we’ll take a trip to Vidraru Lake. Accommodation in Curtea de Arges. Located on the bank of the Arges River, along Transfagarasan Road, Vidraru Dam is considered by specialists a real jewelery of engineering. The accumulation lake, with a water accumulation volume of 465 million cubic meters, has 10,3 km in length, and a maximum width of 2,2 kilometres. At the completion
date, it ranked 5th in Europe and 9th in the world. Day 3: Curtea de Arges – Poenari Fortress - Bucharest Breakfast.Before returning to Bucharest, we will stop for a visit to Poenari Fortress Poenari Fortress Nearby, located on the top of the mountain, there is the Poenari Fortress, a former residence of Vlad Tepes (also called Dracula), built as a fortress against the Ottoman invaders. In order to visit the fortress you have to climb the 1000 steps ladder. The prices include: • Accommodation 2 nights in a 3-star hotel as per the above program; • Half board as shown in the program; • Air-conditioned minivan; • English speaking guide-driver throughout; • All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; • All Romanian taxes. Price: from 305 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
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Sibiu Brasov Bran Sinaia Calimanesti
Sibiu – The European Capital of Culture in 2007 3 days/2 nights Day 1: Bucharest – Sinaia – Bran - Brasov – Sibiu Departure from Bucharest to Sinaia. Visit the most representative tourist objectives in Sinaia: Sinaia Monastery (17th sec.) and Peles Castle. From Sinaia we are heading to the famous Bran Castle, where we stop for a visit followed by a sightseeing tour of Brasov. After these spectacular highlights of Transylvania, we will stop in the evening for accommodation in Sibiu. Day 2: Sibiu –The European Cultural Capital in 2007 After breakfast you have a full day at your disposal to discover the magnificent city. Sibiu/Hermannstadt is perceived as a city of art and culture. A great number of cultural monuments, a diversity of museums, and various artistic and cultural events, make up the pillars of a complex cultural profile. The Brukenthal Museum Housed by the Brukenthal Palace at Sibiu, it is the oldest museum in Romania (1817); it gathers together 14,000 exhibits, i.e. paintings, engravings, sculpture and decorative art works; 1,100 works belong to the Section of European Art Collections including the main schools of art between the 15th -18th centuries, with works of wellknown painters.
ASTRA Traditional Folk Civilization Museum This is the largest Open-Air museum in Europe situated in a magnificent landscape. Day 3: Sibiu - Cozia Monastery – Bucharest Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Bucharest.On the way, we will stop for a visit to Cozia Monastery. Cozia Monastery is known as the oldest and most complex historical and art monuments from Romania, Cozia Monastery is situated on the right bank of the river Olt. It was built between 1386-1388, being one of the most important foundations of the ruler Mircea cel Batran. Initially, it was known under the name of Nucet Monastery, because it was built in an area proper for walnut trees to grow. The prices include: • Accommodation 2 nights in a 3-star hotel as per the above program; • Half board as shown in the program; • Air-conditioned minivan; • English speaking guide-driver throughout; • All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; • All Romanian taxes. Price: from 320 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
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In each booked travel package price includes one panoramic tour of Bucharest by bus, either on arrival or on departure, depending on the flight schedule. In addition, we provide a full range of optional excursions for each of the customers to be able to choose their trips according to their interests and preferences. All optional tours that we recommend include: • Minibus / coach transportation for the whole itinerary • Professional tour guide speaking one of the international languages (English, German, French) • Entrance fees at the tourist objectives mentioned in the program of the optional tour • Pick-up and drop-off from / to the hotel of your stay • Lunch in a traditional Romanian restaurant (optional) For registration, details on the itineraries and program organization, the representative of Pacific Perfect Tour will be at your service, starting at your pick-up from the airport and for your whole stay in Romania.
Castles Bran Castle is an amazing example of 14th century Gothic architecture that looks like it was carefully placed on top of a mountain. It was here that Dracula (the legendary hero, inspired by Vlad Tepes – the Romanian ruler who defended this part of Transylvania) was imprisoned in 1462 by the Hungarian king Matei Corvin. After visiting this castle, we continue our visit to the picturesque area and make a stop to visit the Fortress of Rasnov. Further on, the villagers started building a 146m well and after they finished it in 1640, they were never conquered again. The trip continues to Brasov, the popular Saxon-rich town. Here, one cannot miss Brasov’s historic centre, still largely surrounded by medieval stone walls hiding baroque façades and churches with sword marks on their walls. The price includes: • Air-conditioned minivan; • English speaking guide-driver throughout; • Lunch in a traditional restaurant; • All entrance fees to museums and sites • All Romanian taxes. Price: 105 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
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Saxon Fortresses The entire area of southern Transylvania abounds with Saxon fortified churches, which don’t exist anywhere else in Europe. They were built in the 13th and 14th centuries, primarily as a testament to Christian spirituality, but also as a place for people to go when they were under attack. We shall visit the Bran Castle and the Fortress of Rasnov. The trip continues to Brasov where we will visit the historic centre and afterwards we will visit the fortified churches Harman and Prejmer, two of the most beautiful fortresses near Brasov. The fortress in Prejmer is definitely the most impressive fortified church in Transylvania. What’s really interesting about this fortified church is that within the walls are 272 chambers, and each one is numbered exactly as the houses in the village. The price includes: • Air-conditioned minivan; • English speaking guide-driver throughout; • Lunch in a traditional restaurant; • All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; • All Romanian taxes. Price: 99 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
Carpathians’ Pearl Prahova’s shining star, Sinaia, was named after Mt. Sinai and was the residential place King Carol the Ist’. The Peles Castle is the main attraction of the region with its 160 rooms, decorated with different themes, like the Turkish and Moorish salons, rooms designed in Baroque and Rococo. Amazing carved and inlaid wood floors, panels, and ceilings, statues, paintings, armour and weapons, luxurious furniture, leaded glass windows. From the outside, the castle looks like a really nice hunting lodge with statues and fountains on the grounds, and an elegant clock tower. We will not miss to visit the Orthodox Church Sinaia, built in the 17-th century by Mihai Cantacuzino and named after the Sinai Mountain. The price includes: • Air-conditioned minivan; • English speaking guide-driver throughout; • Lunch in a traditional restaurant; • All entrance fees to museums and sites included in the program; • All Romanian taxes. Price: 92 USD per person The price is valid for a group of minimum 8 persons
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Romania is the perfect land of contrasts and paradoxes, a country where past and present meet and found a harmonious, wonderful world. Through its famous painted churches and monasteries, folk art or feudal castles in the Carpathian Mountains and Transylania, and especially the traditional rural life. The new world is embodied by the bold modern urban architecture and by the Western styles of life adopted by Romania ‘s townsfolk. There is a wealth of folk tales, legends, arts passed on through the centuries waiting to be discovered Exploring the Danube Delta along with many other wonders, in an exceptionally beautiful natural space. The villages are a real testimony of the Romanian cultural identity. Since old times the inhabitants, predominantly shepherds by profession, built wooden Riding Vacation in Sibiu houses with shingled roofs and at the same time they were and still are great Riding Vacation in Sighisoara masters in manufacturing wool and leather made goods. There is something for all the family amongst the rich history and culture that Riding in Dorna County shaped the towns and landscape of this untouched part of Europe. Enjoy a variety of activities and sightseeing, enjoy walks and learn local crafts, cooking and Gourmet Truffle Weekend traditional farming methods. Bucovina Waiting to be enjoyed Family Adventure in rural Romania
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Exploring the Danube Delta Biosphere reserve 4 days cruise on the floating hotel Day 1: Meet and greet at Bucharest Henri Coanda (Otopeni) airport; departure for Tulcea. Boarding to the 3* floating hotel. After the welcome drink you will participate in the environmental and safety training for the stay on board. Dinner and overnight on board of the floating hotel. Day 2: Breakfast. Visit the Danube Delta Museum in Tulcea. The museum contains several collections including rare or extinct plants, fossils of plants, fish, insects, birds and an exhibition of living exotic fish. Lunch in a restaurant in Tulcea. In the afternoon you will start to explore the Danube Delta reserve. Cruising on the Sulina channel in the heart of the Delta will let you discover the local lifestyle. All the activities depend on the waters of the river: fish, small animals, fruits and even building materials are transported by rowing boats. Often, boats are also used as “local cabs”, transporting people from shore to shore. Spend the afternoon enjoying the gorgeous view of the sunset over the willow forests and the purple reflections in the Danube and do some bird watching. Dinner and overnight on board. Day 3: Breakfast. Spend the day exploring the secrets of the Danube Delta by motor or rowing boat, accompanied by the guide. The boat will take you to narrow channels
and lakes where you will discover what the birdwatchers simply call “the paradise of birds”. Depending on the season, you can expect to see pelicans, pygmy cormorants, night herons, white egrets, spoonbill, ibises, swans, ducks etc. The very discreet human intervention allowed more than 1000 plant species to survive in the Delta. White and yellow water lilies decorate the lakes. Forests of oaks stand covered by lianas, giving them the aspect of a tropical forest. You will also discover villages where fishermen continue living in a centuries-old way of life. Lunch near Mila 23 village. After lunch you can explore the fishermen’s village Mila 23. Departure to the Sontea channel for overnight on the Fortuna Lake. Time at leisure (sunbathe, fishing etc). In the evening barbeque dinner and camp fire on the bank of the Lake Fortuna. Fishing the perch and pike as an optional activity in the late evening. Day 4: Breakfast. Cruise back on the channel to Tulcea Tourist Port. From Tulcea, traveling west, we enter an area of hills famous for the vineyards. Lunch and wine tasting in the Urlati vineyard. Continue the way to Bucharest. Our program ends at the International airport (for the home flight) or in a hotel in Bucharest. Prices on request according to the group size.
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In this magical land we invite you to join us in a riding adventure to discover nature in its full splendor. We do not take you into museum or a reservation but in a corner of Europe where time has stood still and history froze into legend. We invite you to ride over mountains and valleys where peace has its origin in the clean mountain air alongside the locals and their children in hamlets and villages forgotten by the fog of history. Riding Vacation in Sibiu Area (7 nights, 5 days of riding) This trip invites you to ride at the foothills of the Carpathians through these Transylvanian villages guarding the mountain passes. Nearest airports: Sibiu (30km), Bucharest (300km)
Day 1: Arrival, welcome cocktail, get acquainted with your hosts; dinner and accommodation. Day 2: Get acquainted with your horse, warming up in the manege, and ride around the Rahau village, 3 hrs and 20 km. Day 3: Rahau - Deal - Carpinis - Poiana Sibiului, approx. 4 hrs, 25 km. Day 4: Poiana Sibiului - Rod - Tilisca - Gales – Saliste Vale - Sibiel, approx. 4 hrs, 25 km. Visit to the glass painted icons Museum in Sibiel. Day 5: Sibiel – Fantanele – Cabana Fantanele – Varful Guga Mare (1200m) – Varful Captanu Mare (1220m) – Poiana Sibiului, approx. 7 hrs, 37 Km. Marginimea Sibiului, an area filled with pastoral traditions. Day 6: Poiana Sibiului – Dobârca - Gârbova – Reciu – Câlnic - Rahau, approx 6 hrs, 30 Km. Real gastronomy feast at Garbova - traditional cheeses and local wines coming out of farmers win yards of an area well known for its products. Day 7: Relaxation at the Country Club or day-trip to Sibiu. Farewell dinner. Day 8: Breakfast and Departure.
Prices on request according to the group size.
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Riding Vacation in Sighisoara area Located in the heart of Transylvania, within an astounding natural setting, only a few kilometers from the legendary citadel of Sighisoara, the touristic complexes provide accommodation and meals, while offering its guests additional services such as horseback riding or taking horseback riding lessons at the equestrian center, and a great time by the pool-bar at the leisure center in the immediate vicinity. Horse lovers and horseback riders alike are offered theoretical courses on grooming and getting to know horses, while also becoming proficient in horseback riding; more advanced participants have available horseback circuits for groups of 2 to 5 persons, carriage/ sledge rides either individually or in groups of 5-17 persons, mini-football pitch, walks or bicycle rides in the surrounding areas. Club House: reception, guest information and documentation area; meetings among horse lovers and friends; 3 paddocks and 2 pitches for horseback riding; outdoor practice; indoor circular manege. The Farm: stables equipped with 14 stalls for horses, 8 stalls for ponies; saddles and harness equipment, firstaid services; boarding services for horses. Kid’s Center: pony riding; therapeutic riding; horse grooming course.
Riding in Dorna County Explore the stunning nature in Calimani Mountains and experience the local culture by riding through sheep farms and settlements. You can interact with the shepherds and even taste a fresh local cheese. Day 1: Arrival and introduction to mountain riding. Day 2: Get to know the horses and the area! You will take the first riding tour (2-3 hours). Accommodation in a guesthouse in Neagra Sarului village. Day 3: Horseback riding in Poiana Terha. After a rich breakfast get ready to pack your bags and get ready to spend four days in the Mountains. Overnight in a tent. Day 4: Horseback riding in Poiana Terha - Colibita Lake. Overnight in a pension in Colibita. Day 5: Horseback riding trip of approximately 6-7 hours. Arrive at the camping and spend the night in a tent. Day 6: Horseback riding in Neagra Sarului. Riding tour of approx. 6-7 hours. Dinner and overnight in the guesthouse in Neagra Sarului village. Day 7: Day at leisure. Optional trips to Radauti and Lucina horse studs. You can share the experiences of the past week at the campfire party. Day 8: Departure. Say good bye to „your horse” and to the hosts. We hope you had a good time! Transfer to the airport. Prices on request according to the group size.
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Gourmet Truffle Weekend Spend a weekend in the heart of Transylvania, near the famous Saxon fortified church Biertan. Go truffle hunting with truffle guide and trained dogs and take a truffle cooking class with a chef. We are very happy to present a truly gourmet weekend, right in the place that has deeply won our hearts. Gourmet Truffle Weekend is available between September and December. Accommodation The guesthouses located in a unique unspoiled Saxon village offer the perfect setting for relaxation and exploring the heart of Transylvania. This part of Romania is famous for its fortified churches, its infinite and pristine landscapes and for its rich culture and traditions. All houses have been restored according to the traditional architecture, decorated with local furniture and provided with the comfort of modern lifestyle. A very special atmosphere welcomes you in a cozy and comfortable environment. Truffle Hunting is an exclusive activity, the same as the precious truffles are gastronomically unique and therefore expensive ingredients. The truffle is actually a symbiosis mushroom, deriving from the association between the vegetative part of a fungus and the roots of several tree species.
Truffles can be found in the Transylvanian forests but they can only be found with the help of pigs or dogs intensively trained. Our experienced truffle hunter will give you all the details about these “black diamonds” and will present you all the secrets about the hunting process. Truffle Cooking Class After the hunting, another delicious adventure awaits this time in the kitchen. Celery Cream Soup with Truffles, Grand Veal Croquette with Truffles, White Chocolate Mousse with Pickled Truffles … you will be the ones cooking this wonder under the guidance of chef Wendorf. You will also find out lots of valuable information about truffle as a spice, you will learn to appreciate a gastronomically valuable truffle and use it in different food and wine associations. Package Contents: • Accommodation 2 nights with breakfast included • Friday dinner; Saturday lunch; Saturday truffle dinner & wine pairing • Saturday truffle hunt • Saturday gourmet truffle cooking class Gourmet Truffle Weekend is available only for group bookings. Prices on request according to the group size.
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Bucovina Waiting to be enjoyed Day 1: Bucharest – Vama Meeting in the Gara de Nord Railway Station at 08:15PM for departure to Vama – sleeping car – at 09:00PM (A 1653). Day 2: Vama Arrival in Vama at 05:30AM. Transfer to the boarding house Bucovina Lodge or similar. Accommodation and breakfast. A sightseeing tour of the area including the famous and unique Museum of the Egg, meeting with the Master Craftwoman Letitia Orsivschi who will provide a hand-on egg decorating demonstration. Lunch. After lunch we will learn how to decorate the eggs. Dinner. Day 3: Vama Breakfast. Attending the Mass in local church. Lunch. After lunch we will learn how to draw religious icons on wood. Dinner. Day 4: Vama – Moldovita and Sucevita Monasteries Breakfast. Today’s tour will take us to see the well known painted Moldovita and Sucevita Monasteries (16th century). A new experience full of special moments: visiting these medieval masterpieces, meeting the nuns with whom
we’ll share lunch. Another attraction of the area is the old local train” Mocanita” and (optional). Back to Vama – dinner. Day 5: Vama – Gura Humorului Breakfast. It’s time to find out more about local traditions and customs, the best choice will be a visit to the Museum from Gura Humorului followed by a brief introduction to the folk costumes, and a photo session trying on some of them. Lunch. As the villages of Moldavia have the best preserved secrets of traditional cuisine you’ll have the opportunity to prepare and to get the recipes of two of the most famous sweets prepared in the region. In the evening a new surprise is waiting for you: let’s learn a local folk dance together with local dancers. Dinner. Day 6: Vama – Gura Humorului Breakfast. A last tour and new experiences: visit a new museum, enjoy riding at Lucirna stud, traditional lunch and more information about the local community. Driving back to Vama. Dinner and transfer to the railway station for the train to Bucharest – sleeping car at 10:37PM (A1654). Day 7: Bucharest. Arrival in Bucharest in Gara de Nord Railway Station at 05:30AM.
Prices on request according to the group size.
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Family Adventure in rural Romania Day 1: Meet at the Bucharest International airport with our guide. Road to Marginimea Sibiului. Dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse in Gura Raului. Day 2: After breakfast we will pay a visit to our hosts’ parents and grandparents. The traditional treats, homemade donuts with jam and walnuts, will be at discretion. Return to the guesthouse. The first lesson of the local folk dances. Dinner. Day 3: After breakfast, departure to Sibiel. Visit of the Glass Icon Museum of Sibiel, where we will be introduced to into the secrets of this craft. Return to the Gura Raului. Lunch at the guesthouse. Prepare your good mood for a visit of a local artist - whistle interpreter. It is time for local stories and dances. Dinner. Second dance lesson after dinner. Day 4: Breakfast and departure to Sibiu. We will spend some time visiting the Brukhental Art Museum - the oldest and finest art gallery in Romania, and afterwards we will visit the National Museum Complex ASTRA. Lunch (lunch to go, prepared by our hosts). Return to the guesthouse in Gura Raului. Dinner.
Day 5: After breakfast we will continue to discover local handcrafts and traditions: we will see an old household, and a local blacksmith will show us how to fit horseshoes. A walk to the Maial Hill will open our appetite for an outdoor lunch. In the evening we will assist the locals in their usual housework (milking the cows, feeding and cleaning all the animals). Dinner. Day 6: After breakfast we’ll start a relaxing trip to the Marginimea Sibiului area. We will stop to visit the Saxon fortified church in the Cristian village. After this we will try to catch some fish from the local pond. You can also take a quick refreshing swim in the pond. In the afternoon we will travel to Ocna Sibiului – a nice resort where we can swim in the famous salt water lakes. Return to the Gura Raului. Dinner at the guesthouse. Day 7: After breakfast we will go hiking in the woods and pick fresh berries, herbs and flowers. Return for lunch to the guesthouse. Leisure time in the afternoon and dinner. Campfire and dance in the evening! Day 8: After breakfast, departure to Bucharest . Lunch to go. Transfer to the airport for the home flight.
Prices on request according to the group size.
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It is widely known that the miraculous springs in Romania are defined by incredibly complex curing properties. Located all over the country – on the sunny seaside of the Black Sea as well as on the shores of the cool mountain lakes – Romania’s 70 natural spas provide relief for many medical disorders and illnesses. * Romania has 1/3 of the mineral and thermal springs of Europe; * Romania is the country where Geriatrics and Gerontology (the sciences of antiaging), together with the wonder medicine “Gerovital” were discovered by world famous Prof. Dr. Ana Aslan; Cocor Spa Hotel 4* - Neptun * Romania has several resorts that can provide cures with therapeutically mud extremely effective in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and other bone and Europa Hotel 4* - Eforie Nord blood circulation health problems. Danubius Health Spa Resort 4* Our Spa and Wellness Holidays are designed to offer you medical treatments, beauty and Anti Aging Packages but also complete programs for relaxation. The Geromaslan Institute - Bran Spa resorts are usually placed in wonderful areas on the mountains or on the Black Sea Coast of Romania. Proestetica Sana – Bali SPA
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COCOR SPA HOTEL 4* (Neptun resort) Location: Cocor Spa Hotel 4* is in the heart of the greenest and most attractive resort of the Romanian Black Sea coast, Neptun-Olimp. General characteristics: The hotel, which was completely renovated in 2003, has monitored parking for 80 vehicles, ultra-modern lifts, ramp access for those with restricted mobility, creche and childrenâ€™s playground, souvenir shop, bars, restaurant, terrace, garden, heated outdoor pool for adults and children, jacuzzi, private beach and water sports and Club Vision. Room facilities: The Cocor Spa Hotel offers accommodation for 242 guests, as well as all the comfort of the four-star rating which has been earned through the substantial investments of recent years. The rooms offer enchanting views of the gardens and the animated panorama across the outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has eight apartments and four pairs of standard communicating rooms ideal for families with children. Hotel facilities: The Cocor Spa Hotel is open from April through October and offers four-star comfort in both its rooms and public areas: air conditioning/heating, free wireless internet, minibar, safe deposit box in rooms, smoke detector, cable TV and direct international telephone calls. In spring 2009, the Cocor Spa Hotel proudly announced completion of its 10-million-euro Cocor Spa health centre, one of the most modern in Romania.
COCOR SPA PACKAGES Wellness Thalassotherapy (Anti-Stress) Natural seawater extracts are used in all the different treatments, which are selected with the help of our committed staff. Take advantage of the privileges of the sea and nature and be startled at how much it can help you feel peaceful, relaxed and rejuvenated. 6-Day Program from 507 $ 6 nights accommodation in Double room 3 x Hydromassage Bath with Marine Algae/ Essential Oils 3 x Underwater Massage with Phyto-Bain (herbal extract) 3 x Mud Wrap 1 x Vichy Shower Massage â€“ (back and legs water-massage) 1 x Mud Massage 1 x Aroma Relaxing Massage 25 min 6 x Wellness Aquagym Free access to Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Waterfall for neck and cervical region, Saunas, Emotional Showers, Solarium Deck. Medical check-up, 3 therapies/day
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Remise En Forme A program to relieve everyday stress and to harmonize the body’s systems, with particular benefits for the nervous system and general state of mind. Recommended for nervous tension, stress, burnout, headaches, sleep disorders, physical and mental fatigue and lack of energy. 6 Day Program from 425$ 6 Nights accommodation in a Double room 3x Bubble Bath with Therapeutic Bazna Salt and Essential Oils 2x Hydromassage with Essential Oils 2x Vichy Shower Massage - (back and legs watermassage) 2x Invigorating/ Relaxing Massage 25 min 3x Hydro-kinetotherapy (Aqua-Gym) Medical check-up, 2 therapies/day 12 Day Program from 833$ 6x Bubble Bath with Therapeutic Bazna Salt and Essential Oils 4x Hydromassage with Essential Oils 4x Vichy Shower Massage - (back and legs watermassage) 4x Invigorating/ Relaxing Massage 25 min 6x Hydro-kinetotherapy (Aqua-Gym) Medical check-up, 2 therapies/day
Balneovitality The program will be tailored depending on your needs and the doctor’s recommendations selecting from a range of therapies: sapropelic mud wrap/ mud bath/ therapeutic massage with aromatic oils/ vichy shower massage/ mud massage underwater massage/ herbal bubble bath/ hydromassage with essential oils and therapeutic bazna salt/ kynetotherapy/ hydro- kinetotherapy(aqua-gym)/ electrotherapy/ magneto-therapy/ laser 6 Days Program from 538$ 12 Days Program from 983$ Medical check-up, medical report, 4 therapies / day (included)
Spa Rheuma – New! The program will be tailored depending on your needs and the doctor’s recommendations selecting from a range of therapies: sapropelic mud wrap/ mud bath/ therapeutic massage with aromatic oils/ vichy shower massage/ mud massage underwater massage/ herbal bubble bath/ hydromassage with essential oils and therapeutic bazna salt/ kynetotherapy/ hydro- kinetotherapy(aqua-gym)/ electrotherapy/ magneto-therapy/ laser 5 Days Program from 440$ 10 Days Program from 800$ 15 Days Program from 1105$ Medical check-up, medical report, 3 therapies / day (included)
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Healthy Aging – Ana Aslan Program The complex effects of Gerovital H3 are due to its activity both at central and autonomic nervous system level and at cellular level, by stimulating tissue regeneration and by improving metabolic processes. Gerovital H3v is a powerful antioxidant, a free-radical quencher. Delaying the ageing process and as a preventive and curative solution for chronic degenerative diseases, syndrome; problems concerning attention, concentration and in balancing neuro-vegetative dystonias; sleep disorders; osteoarthritis, degenerative rheumatism, osteoporosis; sexual management and improving sex drive; cerebral and peripheral arteriosclerosis; moderate and light depression; the treatment of post-infarct patients and hemiplegia; Parkinson’s, alopecia, and skin aging. GeroVital 6 Day Program from from 470$ The program includes 6 nights acoommodation in Double room, allergy tests, Gerovital shots, 2 Balneo Therapies/ day, Medical check-up, ECG, blood and urine check-up. GeroVital 12 Day Programme from 805$ The program includes 12 nights accommodation in Double room, allergy tests, Gerovital shots, 2 Balneo Therapies/day, Medical check-up, ECG, blood and urine check-up.
Beauty Program Pampering Ladies Thalgo-France; YON-KA – France Our concern is to restore the natural physiology of the skin, often compromised in the daily life, by pollution, sun or the excesses of our lifestyle. Our objective is the regeneration of the protective structures and the reduction of the signs of age selectively applying specific aesthetical treatments for every skin type. All facial treatments include special cleaning techniques, delicate peeling, pressopuncture, facial massage and active masks accompanied by a therapeutic massage of the scalp. 6 Days (3 treatments) from 375$ 12 Days (6 treatments) from 755$ For Men Only The main objective is the recharge of your “batteries”, the reduction of stress and experimenting deep relaxation in a small amount of time. The treatment involves a deep cleaning of the complexion, a delicate peeling, a relaxing facial massage and a therapeutic massage of the scalp. The products used (Thalgomen) are especially designed for the needs of the masculine complexion. 6 Days (3 treatments) from 375$
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DANUBIUS HEALTH SPA RESORT 4* (Sovata) • Fully renovated hotel with its own medical centre. • Take advantage of the salty water even in winter by floating in the hotel’s pool which is filled with the lake’s water. • Mix business with relaxation: spa and conference facilities in one spot. • A perfect starting point for fantastic tours through Transylvania Room facilities: 168 double rooms with bath and balcony (some with air-conditioning), telephone, TV, safe, minibar, wireless internet access (free). Anti-allergy and nonsmoking rooms, rooms for handicapped guests. Safe, laundry, souvenir shop, open-air parking. Hotel facilities: Restaurant with local and international cuisine, lobby bar, café. 9 function rooms with seating capacities for between 14 and 300 people. Spa, Wellness, Fitness Therapy & Wellness centre: mud packing, gynecological, locomotive, dermatological treatments e.g.: psoriasis therapies. Swimming pool, salt-water pool, sauna, solarium, steam bath, adventure bath, underwater massage. Hairdresser, beauty parlor.
Spa Packages Leisure Week from 375$ Including: 7 nights stay in Double room, half board, welcome cocktail, unlimited use of the hotel’s thermal salt bath, whirlpool and sauna, open-air morning gymnastics and water gymnastics in groups (except Saturdays and Sundays), ticket to Lake Ursu in the summer season, free bathrobe use, local tax. Danubius Supersaver Spa Therapy 3 weeks with complete SPA therapy from 1695$ Including: 21 nights stay in Double room with half board, welcome cocktail, unlimited use of the hotel’s thermal salt bath, whirlpool and sauna, ticket to the Lake Ursu in the summer season, free bathrobe use, local tax. Spa therapy: initial and final medical examination with advice, compiling a personal spa treatment, treatments ordered by the physician, (during summer bathing in Lake Ursu, mud pack, electrotherapy, medical massage, photo-therapy, etc.). Danubius Sovata Balneotherapy (min. 7 nights stay) from 75$ Including: medical examination, 5 medical treatments specified by the physician (e.g.: medicinal massage, mud pack, electrotherapy, underwater massage, etc.), VAT.
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Danubius Sovata Spa Therapy (14 nights stay) from 385$ Including: initial and final physician’s examination, follow-up examination according to patient’s need, all medical treatments specified by the physician, VAT. Sovata Gynaecological Therapy (14 nights stay) from 392$ Including: initial and final physician’s examination, follow-up examination according to patient’s need, all medical treatments specified by the physician, VAT. Sovata Anti-Allergy Therapy (14 nights stay) from 275$ Including: initial and final physician’s examination, all medical treatments specified by the physician (e.g. medical gymnastics, aerosol treatment, salt chamber treatments, oxygen treatment, inhalation), VAT. Sovata Psoriasis Therapy (14 nights stay) from 218$ Including: initial and final physician’s examination, all treatments specified by the physician, VAT. Sovata Antistress package for a week (min. stay 3 – 7 nights) from 145$ Content (13 procedures and 2 antistress counselings): medical wellness consultation, 2 x antistress counseling, therapeutical massage, kinetotherapy, other treatments as prescribed by the doctor. Please note: the anti-stress counseling is advice and not psychotherapy. This is not recommended for persons suffering from major stress or psychiatric problems.
GEROMASLAN INSTITUTE (Bran) • Luxurious eco-friendly vacation resort has a unique and integrated wellness and health approach • A mountain and nature retreat protected from big crowds and mass tourism Room facilities: With stunning views over the Dracula’s Castle, your room accommodation at Geromaslan Resort has a sophisticated, cozy and timeless atmosphere. Preventive Medicine and Ageing Management From Romania comes Gerovital H3, the best proved anti aging treatment. Its action is not limited only to anti age as it is also recommended for: allergies, hypertension, pms, age spots, impotency, poor circulation, arthritis, low blood pressure, poor eyesight, cholesterol, lupus, poor hearing, depression, mental well-being, rheumatism, fatigue, multiple sclerosis, senility, frigidity, muscular fatigue, stress, osteoporosis, ulcers, hair loss, vitiligo/psoriasis, heart diseases, parkinson disease, wrinkles. GEROMASLAN Medical Cure 2 weeks from 2.375 $ Included: 14 nights stay in double room, half board, medical check up, Ana Aslan Cure, oxygen inhalation therapy, ortomolecular therapy, access to swimming pool, sauna, hamam, fitness area, and whirlpool.
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EUROPA HOTEL 4* (Eforie Nord resort) The four stars Europa Hotel in Eforie Nord has something for everyone, all year long. Our Black Sea beach offers fine sand and beautiful waters. Techirghiol Lake offers the health giving properties of its sapropelic mud which is rich in organic matter. Well known for over 100 years as a treatment resort, Hotel Europa in Eforie Nord benefits from the unique properties of the mud from Techirghiol Lake. Ana Aslan Health SPA Ana Aslan Health Spa in Eforie Nord will ensure you feel relaxed and refreshed, helping you to improve your state of health. Also, within the premises you can find an outdoor pool and the garden of the hotel. Ana Aslan Health Spa uses the health giving properties of the salty water and sapropelic mud from Techirghiol Lake and traditional treatments. Our professional beauty therapists use Gerovital, Aslavital products as well as international brands. Ana Aslan Health SPA cand make lab analises (blood and urine), EKG and other speciality investigations reccomended by the doctors. Also, our doctors can make diet consultation and can reccomend diets for nutrition affections, such as face and body esthetic care. Guests with treatment have free access to in-door pool and Jacuzzi daily, between 16 pm â€“ 18 pm.
Relaxation 2 relaxation procedures/ day, accommodation in Double room. Medical recommendations: maintenance / rejuvenation of physical and mental tonus, brawn increasing, relaxation. 6 Days program from 485$ 12 Days program from 930$ Wellness Medical consultation; 3 Physiotherapy procedures/ day Medical recommendations: accommodation in Double room, stress syndrome, chronic rheumatic conditions (initial stage), obesity and mild broad line hypertension, marginal circulation disturbance. 6 Days program from 570$ 12 Days program from 1060$ Balneo Medical consultation, 4 Physiotherapy procedures/ day, medical report, accommodation in Double room. Medical recommendations: arteriopathies, chronic rheumatic conditions and inflammatory diseases joint rheumatism, post traumatic recuperation, post surgical recuperation, neurological disturbances, vertebral static disturbance, gynecologic affections, respiratory diseases among which bronchial asthma, hypothyroidism gland. 6 Days program from 625$ 12 Days program from 1128$
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Ana Aslan Prophylaxis Of Aging Medical consultation, Gerovital treatment, 2 physiotherapy procedures/ day, medical report, accommodation in Double room. Medical recommendations: Prophylaxis of aging (between 40 – 45 years): beginning of aging disturbance, memory/ concentration/ sleep disturbance, depressive stages, oscillation of blood pressure, metabolic disturbances of cholesterol, blood sugar, uric acid, thyroid, stress syndrome. 6 Days program from 560$ 12 Days program from 990$ Ana Aslan Anti Aging Medical consultation, Gerovital treatment, 3 physiotherapy procedures/ day, medical report, accommodation in Double room. Medical recommendations: stress syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatic affections, metabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity, depression, mygrenes, and Parkinson diseases). 6 Days program from 615$ 12 Days program from 1099$
Facial Aesthetics (6 Days – 3 sessions, 12 Days – 6 sessions) Content: Face diagnosis, steam humidification, make up removing, peeling, detoxifying mask, hydration, ionisation, vacuum, thermoterapy, massage, lifting, mask, high frequence currents tonification, accomodation in Double room. Recomendations: reduction / removal of wrinkles, luminosity relume, face hydration, tonifying the cleavage. 3 procedures (6 days) from 465$ 6 procedures (12 days) from 899$ Body Aesthetic Care (6 days – 6 sessions, 12 days – 10 sessions) Content: peeling, fat mobilization, body wrap with algae / argile, anticelullitic / tonifying / relaxing massage. Recomendations: cellulite & fat reduction, relaxation, circulatory improvement. 6 procedures (6 days) from 690$ 10 procedures (12 days) from 1165$
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PROESTETICA SANA – BALI SPA (Cornu) Bali Spa is a center for losing weight, wellness and relaxation, near the Carpathians Mountains, 80 km from Bucharest. The environment is luxurious, in the spirit of Bali island, from Indonesia. Bali Spa ofers you offers a four star hotel comfort and the latest techniques for beauty, fitness, sport and losing weight. The center has a conference room, interior swimming pool, skateboarding track and a very experienced and attentive staff, including a balinese massagist. It is surrounded by forest, the air is clean, the surroundings are quiet and the center is located in the middle of an orchard. Come for weekend, for teambuilding or for our treatments for weight management and beauty. D.R.E.A.M. package: Loose Weight Healthy from 1.353$ The package includes: 7 nights accomodation in double Deluxe room; diet (fasting, hypocaloric, lactoovo-vegetarian); 3 body aesthetic treatments/week; continuous medical care; medical gym, fitness for overweight; aquagym, swimming in indoor pool; sauna, jacuzzi; 3 balinese massages/week; free Internet connection; bike riding, roller skating; basketball, tennis training; jogging. Recommended additional services (from 285$) • Medical evaluation before program admission
• Standard laboratory tests, EKG • Omniscan test- nutritional assessment and body mass analysis • Diet recommendations and meal planning EGO package: Caress and Beauty from 150$ / night or 942$ /week The package includes: accomodation in Deluxe rooms (bathroom, AC, telephone, TV, free Internet); breakfast; 1 balinese massage or facial/daily; 1 body aesthetic treatment/daily; sauna, jacuzzi, chromotherapy; edical gymnastics, fitness for overweight; aquagym, swimming in indoor pool; health gymnastics; bike riding, roller skating, basketball; 1 plants bath - to the package for 1 week. DUO package: Relaxation For Two 243$ /night or 1462$ /week The package includes: accomodation in Deluxe rooms for 2 people; breakfast; 1 balinese massage or facial/ daily; 1 body aesthetic treatment/daily; sauna, jacuzzi, chromotherapy; medical gymnastics, fitness for overweight; aquagym, swimming in indoor pool; health gymnastics; bike riding, roller skating; basketball; 1 plants bath -to the package for 1 week.
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PRESIDENT HOTEL 4* Baile Felix resort The President 4* complex has 92 rooms with air conditioner, minibar, room-service, and a modern treatment facility. The complex offers of three swimming pools,16 persons sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room, treatment facilities and sports facilities. „Ana Aslan” Anti-Aging Treatments Treatment with Gerovital and Aslavital results in the improvement of memory and physical and intellectual capacity. Gerovital H3, which is a gerontologic medicine designed to reduce aging processes at molecular level and consequently reduce third-age chronic and degenerative diseases: osteoarthritis, degenerative rheumatism, osteoporosis; sexual management and improving sex drive; Parkinson’s, alopecia, and skin aging. Geriatric treatment 7 - Day Program from from 470$ The program includes 7 nights acoommodation in superior Double room, two allergy tests, Gerovital or Aslavital treatment (shots or pills), three specialized check-ups. GeroVital 12 - Day Program from 805$ The program includes 12 nights accommodation in Double room, two allergy tests, Gerovital / Aslavital shots or pills, 2 Balneo Therapies/day, Medical check-up, ECG, blood and urine check-up.
ALPIN HOTEL 4* Poiana Brasov resort Surrounded by natural scenery, Hotel Alpin boasts comfortably furnished rooms with free wired internet access. The Vitarium spa complex of Hotel Alpin offers a pine sauna, a semi-Olympic pool and jacuzzi access free of charge. VITARIUM SPA Program Mountain Well-being Using spa therapies such as plant hydro massage with Bazna salts, followed by an aroma-therapeutic and relaxing massage, we promise to comfort your senses. Recommendations: This Mountain Well-being spa therapy focuses on relieving somatic and psychic stress, ameliorating muscle contractions and pain, releasing nervous tension. 6 Days Therapy & 7 nights accommodation - from 660$/person in double room, breakfast included; 3 x Hydro-massage with plants 3 x Underwater Shower 1 x Dry Flotation Hydrating Wrapping 2 x Vichy Shower Massage 1 x Hot Stone Massage 3 x Aroma Relaxing Massage 25 min 2 x Aqua Gym 3 x Nordic Walking
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Program Health – Beauty – Harmony The spa incorporates efficient facial and body spa treatments to enlighten your senses. The moisturizing essential oils pampering your skin, the hot stone massage and the aromatherapy are the essence of this amazing spa treatment, meant to restore the equilibrium you yearned for. 6 Days Therapy & 7 nights accommodation 635$/person in double room, breakfast included; 2x Hydro-massage with Essential Oils 2 x Underwater Shower 2 x Vichy Shower Massage 1 x Body Scrub 1 x Facial Express (for him or her) 2 x Anti-Stress Massage 25 min 1 x Back & Shoulder Massage 15 min 1 x Hot Stone Massage 6 x Anti-Stress or Nordic Walking Program Wellness & Ski The wellness center is all about creating the proper chillout atmosphere, helping you to relax your body and mind after a day on the ski slopes nearby Alpin Hotel. 6 Days Therapy & 7 nights accommodation from 625$/person in double room, breakfast included; Body Massage – toning and relaxation for your muscles Hydro massage and Aqua Experience – water benefits treatment Beauty Express – wellness & embellishment treatments
Program Detox with special diet Detoxifying herbal bath, Seaweed Hydro Massage with seaweeds, Underwater Massage, Vichy Shower Massage, Paraffin or seaweeds packing, Lymphatic drainage, Aqua Gym, Nordic Walk, Hydro-colon-therapy. Content: detox diet, physician examination, 4 therapies/ day 6 Days Therapy & 7 nights accommodation - from 975$/person in double room, special diet included; 12 Days Therapy & 13 nights accommodation - from 1540$/person in double room, special diet included; Program Slimfit With Special Diet Medical examination, Nutrition counseling, 4 therapies/ day, Customized diet, Plant Hydro Massage or seaweeds hydro massage, Underwater massage, shower massage Vichy, Slimming Aromatic Massage, Paraffin or seaweed packing, Lymphatic drainage, Aqua Gym / Nordic Walking, Hydro-colon-therapy, remodeling body treatments with Vela Smooth. 6 Days Therapy & 7 nights accommodation - from 970$/person in double room, special diet included; 12 Days Therapy & 13 nights accommodation - from 1040$/person in double room, special diet included.
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