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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 Murch 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 who originally called it pancreine.

The fountain pen was invented by the Romanian Petrache Poenaru. His invention was patented in May 1827.

The Romanian Stefan Odobleja published his work "Psychology consonantiste", in Paris, in 1938. He actually 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 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).

The Europe’s second largest underground glacier, is located unnderneath the Bihor Mountains in Romania. Its name is Scarisoara glacer and has a volume of 75,000 cubic meters. It seams it 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 European city with electric street lighting in 1889.

Timisoara was also the 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.

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

The Voronet Monastery, situated 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".

Less Known Romania Tour

Vidraru dam
ITINERARY 2016

9 days/ 8 nights
Very little known Romania – From Little Paris to Danube's idyllic course and further to the citadels & castles of Transylvania
What & where : Cities, castles, citadels, churches, museums, military camp, mountains, Danube river, caves, boat ride, traditional food, handcrafting, medieval party, Dracula, surprises. SW and central Romania.
Day 1
Meet and greet at Henri Coanda airport, transfer to 4* hotel/check in, guided visit of the old center of Bucharest and the House of Parliament, welcome dinner and music in local restaurant.

Day 2 - 215km
Breakfast, transfer to Horezu, visit the Horezu Monastery, the most important monastic site of Walachia (the southern kingdom of medieval Romania beside Transylvania and Moldavia) and a masterpiece of Brancovenesc architectural style (part of the UNESCO World Heritage). Visit a traditional pottery workshop (learn how it's made & buy souvenirs), lunch, check in hotel/pension, refresh and dinner.

Day 3 - 190km
Breakfast, drive to Pestera Muierii (Woman's cave) the longest visitable cave in Romania and the 4th in Europe. Drive to The Danube's Cauldrons - a segent of Danube's course similar to a gorge separating the Southern Carpathians Mountains from the north-western Balkan Mountains. Here you can find the Big and The Smalll Cauldrons. Under the first one lying the sinked island of Ada Kaleh.
Check in 4* pension. After lunch, boat ride on Danube's cauldrons, see the largest rock sculpture in Europe (Decebalus Rex), Ponicova cave and much more. Traditional fish dinner on the pension's terrace.

Day 4 - 230km
Breakfast, drive to Hunedoara, visit Hunyad castle the most important and largest monument of gothic architecture in Transylvania,
surprise lunch, then drive to Orastie military camp. After the "inspection" you will be accommodated in officer, PAC, or canon rooms. Military program optional (armored vehicles ride along the hills, real military weapons shooting and many other). Camp fire dinner.

Day 5 - 55km
Breakfast, leisure activities(minigolf, recreational vehicles ride, archery, pool), lunch. Drive to Alba Iulia – initially a roman "castrum", became the city where the unification of Transylvania and Romania was perfected on December 1 st 1918 - visit Alba Carolina fortress. Check in 4* hotel, dinner.

Day 6 - 90km
Breakfast, drive to Sibiu one of the most important cultural centres of Romania that was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxemburg;
guided visit of Astra National Museum Complex - the largest open-air museum in Romania and the second largest in Europe. The museum hosts over 400 monuments of folk architecture and technique as well as an impressive collection of 15000 ethnographic heritage objects. You will witness live handicrafts of various traditional objects. Lunch in museum tavern. Check in 4* hotel in Sibiu and free time. Late afternoon guided visit of the old town and folklore dinner in a wine cellar.

Day 7 - 115km
Breakfast, drive to Biertan fortified church - one of the largest and most impressive medieval strongholds in Transylvania – UNESCO World Heritage site - sheltering the door with 19locks and the "prison cell" for divorcing couples.  After, drive to Sighisoara (another UNESCO World Heritage site) an outstanding example of small fortified city in the border region between the Latin-oriented culture of central Europe and the Byzantine-Orthodox one of south-eastern Europe. Here is where king Vlad "The Impaler" (Dracula) was born. Open air lunch in Sighisoara. Check in 4* hotel and refresh. Late afternoon guided visit of the citadel. Dinner and medieval show in hotel restaurant.

Day 8 - 190km
Breakfast, drive to Bran. Optional short stop in Viscri to visit HRH Prince Charles of Wales's house. Drive to Bran and visit Dracula castle. Drive to Brasov one of the oldest settlements in Romania having continuous human traces since 9500BCE. Lunch, visit the Black Church (largest hall-church from Vienna to Constantinopole, sheltering the biggest mechanical organ in Romania, the second largest oriental carpet collection in Europe and the biggest church bell in Romania). Drive to Predeal one of the most popular ski resort in Romania, check in 4* hotel, refresh and
Surprise farewell dinner.

Day 9 - 170km
Breakfast, drive to Sinaia, visit the Peles Castle former summer residence of royal family in Romania. Drive to Henri Coanda airport. End of services.

The above pictures of food, locations and shows are examples. They might vary at the time of booking subject to the availability of specific locations and facilities.

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Fully escorted by English-speaking guide

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24 hours private emergency medical assistance

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Certain surprise services are available only for groups of at least 20 pax ( details upon booking).

Free of charge memorable pictures and clips from your holiday (you will be able to download them online).

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