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Romania is a surprising country. Most of foreigners know only few things about it and most of their knowledge is about Dracula and communism. But if you decide to come to Romania you will discover an amasing country with outstanding landscapes, surprising traditions and customs, impressive history culture, wild life and  unexpected welcoming people. Our country offer you the posibility to organize any kind of vacation you like: skiing, cycling, hiking, climbing, ecotourism travels, tours,stays etc.

Seeing is beliving therefore we want to show you several of the breathtaking landscapes which you can see in our
TOURS. If you like what you see in these pictures you should multiply the feeling with 1000 and maybe you will be close to what you will feel when facing these beauties. We have to mention that below pictures represent just a glimpse of the many amazing landscapes you will discover in our tours in Romania...read more

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Decebalus Rex Danube's Cauldrons

Did you Know ?

The name "Romania" comes from the Latin word "Romanus" which means "citizen of the Roman Empire."

Romanian is the only latin language which has developed in the Eastern part of Europe, the rest of them being slavic

The modern jet engine was invented by the Romanian inventor Henri Coanda in 1910.

On 18th of March 1906 Romanian inventor Traian Vuia was the first European to build and fly a fully self-propelled, fixed-wing ‘automobile airplane.

The insulin was discovered by teh Romanian scientist Nicolae Paulescu. He originally called it pancreine.

The fountain pen was invented by Romanian Petrache Poenaru. It was patented in May 1827.

In 1938 Romanian Stefan Odobleja published "Psychology consonantiste" in Paris. He set the basic themes of cybernetics. His work appeared ten years before Norbert Wiener’s ideas were printed. Stefan Odobleja is considered to be the "Father of Cybernetics".

The earliest Homo sapiens fossils, up to now, were discovered in 2002 in south-western Romania, in the Cave of Bones. The fossil’s age is estimated at 37,800 to 42,000 years old.

The statue of Dacian king Decebal, carved in the rocky bank of the Danube's Cauldrons, is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe (135 feet tall).

Europe’s second largest underground glacier, the Scarisoara glacier, is found underneath the Bihor Mountains in Romania. It has a volume of 75,000 cubic meters and has existed for more than 3,500 years.

Herastrau Park  is Europe’s largest park within a city. It covers over 270 acres (110 ha),  .

Bucharest was the first city in the world illuminated by oil lamps (1895).

Timisoara became the first city of Europe with electric street lighting in 1889.

Timisoara was also the first European city with horse-drawn trams in 1869.

Romania’s famous Peles Castle, from Sinaia, was the first completely electrified castle in Europe. The electricity was produced by the castle’s own plant.

The first screening of projected motion pictures  took place in Bucharest in 1896, shortly after the world premiere in Paris. One of the Lumière brothers projected several films for Bucharest’s high society.

Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament, also known as the People’s Palace, is the world’s largest civilian building with an administrative function and the second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon in the US. It covers some 330,000 sqm.

The Voronet Monastery, located in northeastern Romania, is also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East". Its frescoes feature an intense shade of blue also known as the "Voronet blue".

The tallest wooden church in the world, and the second tallest wooden structure in Europe, can be found in Sapanta Peri, Maramures of northwestern Romania. It has a 23 foot tall cross that weighs 1,000 lbs, on top of the 257 foot tall church.

Romania is home to Europe’s largest population of brown bears (over 6000 animals).

Romanian Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to receive a perfect score of ten in an Olympic competition, in Montreal in 1976.

Danube's Cauldron Orsova
king camp Transalpina terrace view
village in falll
Transfagarasan road in Romania
Balea Lake in Fagaras Mountains
Sighisoara old city top view
Ranca top view Transalpina road
Oasa Lake Sebes
Women's cave Polovragi
cruses specific to Horezu region in Romania
pottage of chicken and vegetables with parsley on top
national folkloric Romanian dance
girls dancing a medieval dance of princesses
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