Romania is rapidly becoming a new destination for vacationers wanting to see old Europe. And now with Romania being elected to enter the EU in January of 2007 it is becoming more popular than ever. Romania holds many opportunities for touring, from historic and cultural sightseeing, active holidays, food and wine tours, Ski Vacations, Beach Holidays to spa relaxation. This edition of the Go Romania Tours Newsletter will give you a brief glimpse of what tours Romania has to offer.
The starting point to most tour will more than likely be in the country's capital, Bucharest. Often referred to as Little Paris for its beautiful wide tree lined boulevards, magnificent architectural buildings, and a reputation for the highlife. Depending on your flight times you may have the opportunity to take a city sightseeing tour. The main points of interest are the Parliament Palace and the Village Museum - which just celebrated its 100 year anniversary, which can be included in a full day city tour. Or you may consider an excursion to Snagov Lake, the tomb of Dracula, and Mogosoaia Castle.
When referring to Romania the first thing that comes to mind is Transylvania. Transylvania is home to some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, most relating to the legend of Dracula; such as Sighisoara, Brasov and Sibiu - announced as the "European Capital of Culture" in 2007, together with Luxemburg. Also the stunning and picturesque castles such as Peles Palace, Corvinesti Castle, Fagaras Fortress, Bran Castle - also known as Dracula Castle, and more. The Fortified Saxon Churches, such as Biertan, are other monuments to consider when planning your tour through Transylvania. Medieval Romania Tour of Transylvania Ancient Cities and Return To The Middle Ages Short Break Tour of Sinaia and Bran from Bucharest are a couple tours you might consider.
Next moving up to the North of Romania in the Maramures region where a unique life style has been persevered through-out the years. The ancient village of Sapanta has become famous for its Merry Cemetery; called this because each grave stone cross contains an illustration and a poem depicting the person's life in a humorous way. Scattered through out the mountains you will find exquisite wooden churches, houses and sculptures in village museums which many of these monuments have been entered into the UNESCO world heritage listings. You can see the famed Wooden Churches of Maramures with the History and Tradition of Maramures Tour.
Continuing on the Northern trail head to Southern Bucovina and see the frescos of the painted monasteries. Set amidst the scenery of the surrounding mountains in villages known for their traditional way of life. Each fresco tells a different biblical story on its painted walls on the outside and inside of the monasteries, as well on the ceiling of the interior. This treasures are a must to add to your itinerary. A wonderful way to combine this region with other Word Heritage Cities of Mankind is with the 8 Day Tour of Romania UNESCO monuments in Maramures, Bucovina and Transylvania.
After take a side trip to The Biosphere Reservation of the Danube Delta. Where the main means of travel is by boat via the many channels through our the Delta. Playing host to over 300 species of birds the Danube Delta is a bird watching haven. 45 freshwater fish species, over 1,200 species of trees and plants and various mammals this area is excellent for all nature lovers. The main town is Tulcea and is the gateway to start your journey to other villages and areas of the fascinating region. Organize an 8 day tour package Discovering the Danube Delta A Bird Paradise, while lodging in charming family run guest houses and pensions offering a warm and personal comfort.
A perfect end to the journey is on Romania's Black Sea Coast. The coast stretches over 200 Km, with resorts spread out over the entire coastline; such as Mamaia, Eforie, Neptun, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Mangalia. Relax on the golden sandy beaches, enjoy all types of water sports, and why not visit the famous Murfatlar Winery with a meal in its facilities. Come for a week or longer Beach Holiday on the Black Sea Coast in Romania or head down after Uncovering Dracula and Historic Transylvania.
Ski Vacations and Winter Holidays can be planned to stay in the resort town of Poiana Brasov. You can organize a guided Ski Holiday Package in the Transylvanian Alps with a specialist private ski guide or discover the slopes on your own Independent Ski Package.
If you are the active type you may consider such adventure tours as; Cultural Hiking Tour through the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, Explore Northern Romania by Bike Tour or Horse Riding through the Calimani Mountains of Bucovina.
Culinary lovers can discover the Romanian Cuisine and the Wines of God in a Wine and Gastronomy Tour of Romania.
A vast range of tours in Romania is available for all types and themes. A visit to Romania will be one to remember and hard not to temp you from returning. Find out why tourists are inquiring more to vacation. Start customizing a guide tour package today and contact your Romania Travel Specialists.
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