|Day 1:||Once you’ve landed at Bucharest airport: you can relax. We’ll take of it from here! You will be in the safe hands of our team who will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
We would recommend staying in the 4**** star Novotel or 5***** star Athenee palace. Both hotels are – tried, tested & loved and both are in prime location in city centre.
Our guide will let you know all the basic information about the week ahead and also will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
|Day 2:||After your big hearty breakfast your Romania active holiday trult begins. You’ll have a guided tour to get to know Bucharest and see its prestigious sights like the peoples Palace building which was once the 2nd biggest Palace in the world.
In the afternoon you will be taken to Brasov. It is a 3 hours drive with stops enroute to visit the resort of Sinaia, Prahov vineyard and other magnificent sceneries.
Once you are in Brasov, check in at your charming 4 star hotel in the old town - your Transylvanian adventure starts here…|
|Day 3:||Today your family activity holiday in Romania goes to the next level. We will start by exploring a beautiful canyon running 4 km, surrounded by 100m - 200m high walls. We’ll walk through the pretty village Zarnesti to the gorge.
The road will take us to the “Liberty” sanctuary which is home to 71 brown bears and 1 black Asian bear. It is the perfect opportunity to see one of the best Brown bear reservations where many of the bears who were held in captivity now found a great home at the feet of the Carpathian Mountains near Brasov.
Once we’ve seen diversity and beauty of the wildness we’ll dine like locals. Our lunch will be served in a local traditional guesthouse in either Magura or Pestera village. The next highlight of the day is visiting the famous attraction: the magnificent Bran Castle. It’s a long story which links Bran castle with Dracula the Vampire, and the castle fits the stereotypes of popular culture; its position, surroundings and intriguing endless stairs. Some of the scenes from the famous movie “Interview with the Vampire” were filmed here and that is one of the details which contribute to its fame.
Another one is the fact that Vlad the Impaler also known as Dracula, lived here. The legend says that the vampire still wanders around the castle and you know what: they sure know how to tell a story. But don’t worry, you’ll be in safe hands; we will bring you back home safely with nothing but great stories to tell how you visited Count Dracula’s home and he was a great host!
|Day 4:||Prince Charles also recognized the potential and beauty of Transylvania and became one of the biggest promoters after his first visit in 1998. He was just one of the many who fell in love with Romanian history, heritage and culture and still visits the 200 year old Guest house in Viscri, now property of the Prince of Wales.
We are taking you to that village to experience a horse carriage ride through pristine countryside. You’ll also be able to see cottage industries such as the local brick maker or black smith.
Local housewives will serve a delicious meal after which we continue to Ohaba to see the water mill from 1873. The owner is a great host and will be happy to tell you stories of his rich and long 4th generation family heritage.
The real family adventure today starts on the Olt River, our next stop. Romania active holidays don't get any better than this with 20 miles of canoeing surrounded with marvellous scenery as we canoe through the villages Augustin and Raco. Bring your waterproof camera as there are some moments in life, for sure, you want to have proof of.
|Day 5:||Highlights of this adventure day in Transylvania will include: hiking to the gorgeous Bucegi Mountain, seeing the Bolboci lake and visiting Transylvanian beauty - Peles Palace.
You’ll be amazed by the view from the top of the Bucegi and you will also see the Sphinx and Old Woman (Babele), breath-taking creations of nature. From here we hike to the beautiful Bolboci lake also named “The Sea from Bucegi”. All together: lush woodland, picturesque landscapes and massive mountains surrounding the water are creating an amazing natural experience.
Now we will be spoilt with local homemade specialties, todays lunch will be served at Bolboci cottage.
Afternoon is reserved for visiting Peles Palace which is one of the most important historical buildings in Romania.
|Day 6:||Today you’ll have chance to explore pristine countryside by bike. But first, we’ll take you to Mount Tampa at 960m above sea level. You will be in the middle of a nature reserve home to over 450 species of superior category plants. Fascinating facts about nature never stop to surprise us.
Our lunch for this day will be served in one of the local restaurants and you’ll have the chance to enjoy live music and folk dancers throughout. After a fun lunch you will be taken to Poiana Brasov from where we’ll cycle our way back along the springs through beautiful and untouched nature.
|Day 7:||Your active family holiday in Romania is sadly drawing towards the end and today we are hitting the road back to Bucharest. On our way we’ll make stop for another delicious meal.
In Bucharest you are again staying in the same hotel as on the arrival night. Seize the day (and night) for exploring the lovely old town and making your final memories in Romania.
|Day 8:||On your last morning you can relax, have a swim or buy a souvenir for your family and friends. Our driver will pick you up at an agreed time and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Do not forget: we don’t travel to escape life; we travel so life will not escape us! We are sure you will be bringing nothing but great memories back home!
Our active Romania holidays are designed for families, teenagers and adults who all share the same desire to experience the real beauty of Romania.|