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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, born in Bucharest.

On 18th of March 1906, the 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 the Romanian scientist Nicolae Paulescu. He originally called it pancreine.

The fountain pen was invented by Petrache Poenaru born in Craiova, Romania. His invention was patented in May 1827.

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

The eldest Homo sapiens fossils 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 (Decebalus Rex), carved in the rocky bank of the Danube's Cauldrons, is the tallest rock statue in Europe (135 feet tall).

The Europe’s second largest underground glacier is located underneath the Bihor Mountains in Romania and it's name is Scarisoara glacier. It has a volume of 75,000 cubic meters and it's age is estimated at 3,500 years old.

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 European city with electric street lighting in 1889.

Timisoara wasthe first European city with horse-drawn trams,  in 1869.

Romania’s famous Peles Castle 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.

The Palace of Parliament from Bucharest, 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 over 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,is located in Sapanta Peri,area of Maramures in northwestern Romania. It has a 23 foot tall cross that weighs 1,000 lbs, on top of the 257 foot tall church.

Romania houses 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.

A guided tailor made tour with Surprising Romania Travel is a confortable, attractive and surprising holiday in which you will discover the true Romania. Many of the standard tours you find on the market usually offer you only travel by bus, some food and sightseeing.
We offer you more than accommodation, food and sightseeing, because we want your holiday in Romania to be special. You will eat, but we want you to taste the most delicious traditional Romanian food, you will visit various landmarks, but we want you enjoy the visit with professional guides and funny characters and experience attractive handicrafts workshops. You will see traditions of various regions, but you can also experience them like participating in folkloric Romanian dances or in medieval shows. Romania is more than a tour in a bus with some short stops. Let us surprise you with a memorable holiday in Dracula's country.

You have to let us know what type of tour you would like to do: cultural & history tour, food & beverage tour, folklore tour or a combination of them.
Check our Romania Travel Guide to make an idea about what important landmarks you can see in Romania.
We will help you to build an unforgetable holiday in Romania.

With us you will:

Travel beyond legends, as you will meet colorful and spiced personages and fascinating traditions.

Witness and learn ancient handicrafts.

Experience traditional Romanian folklore (music & dances).

Taste our traditional food in the most spectacular locations at gourmet dinners and shows.

Benefit of bonuses from our agency, each tour including surprises that will make you feel special!

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