Romania travel guide

Romania map - Romania travel guide | Tourism informationRomania is not just another “spot on Mother Earth”.
It is a subtle fascinating lifestyle, elegant and sparkling as champagne that spells “celebration”.
Romania is an unique mix of contrasts impossible to describe in words.
A love-affair that has long attracted travellers with its apart charm.

It commands an amazing array of scenic grandeur landscapes.
Its astonishing regional diversity features from vast fields, deltas and sea to rivers, hills, lakes and high mountains.
An idyllic nature with endless forests covers over a quarter of its territory and shelter a huge diversity of wildlife.
One of top 50 most ecological countries, it features the most virgin environments, the cleanest waters and the largest biodiversity.

The cultural legacy of this exceptionally-blessed country will leave you gasping for breath.
Its exciting past left as testimonies not only legends and famous people but also countless treasures from architecture to customs.
Countless castles and fortresses, Orthodox, Gothic and Lutheran cathedrals, dazzling monuments, historic cities of such intimate charm and extraordinary beauty…
Plus a rich musical heritage with dances and folklore reminiscent of the old world.

No wonder Romania is the N° 1 “heavenly beautiful” destination in Europe !


 Making this country your next destination


Romania aerial view - Tour planning tips | Azzurytt Turism GrupOne of the world’s most inciting and picturesque travel destinations, Romania is among the less expensive countries in Europe.
Shapped as a yummy fish swimming from Black Sea, Romania is easily accessible by plane from almost any European capital.

Search for direct flights to Romania’s airports:
Arad, Bacau, Baia Mare, Bucharest, Cluj, Constanta, Craiova, Iasi, Oradea, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Targu Mures, Timisoara, Tulcea

Politics

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Since 1991 Romania is a democratic Republic with a bicameral Parliament.
The President is Klaus Iohannis (elected in 2014).
The national flag is tricolor: red, yellow and blue.

Safety

No immunizations, vaccinations or unusual health precautions are necessary before visiting Romania.
This is an incredibly safe country if you keep your nose clean.
Romania’s rate of delinquency is almost 5 times smaller than the average of European Union states.
And it is the same with that from Greece, Cyprus, Malta or Portugal.
Romania’s strengths are the peace, the security and the protection of the surrounding environment.

Currency

The national currency is the “leu” (lion), the plural “lei” (RON = Romanian New Leu).
In important towns there are plenty of ATMs and major credit cards (especially Visa and MasterCard) are accepted.
When traveling to remote areas, small towns or villages, it is wisely to carry Romanian currency in cash.

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Brasov - Sibiu road | Romania travel guideWeather

This is an year-round destination.
Due to the incredible variety of relief forms concentrated on a relatively small area it has a moody weather.
The warm season spreads between April and September.
The cold season lasts from October to March.
In April, visiting Bucharest, Constanta and Brasov, there are high chances to experience 4 seasons in less than 1 week.

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How to dress in Romania - Clothing tips | Romania travel guideDress code

You can wear casual dress in most occasions.
If going to a venue that requires formal dress you can wear a suit and tie or the women’s equivalent.
No matter the season of your visit we recommend you to put in your luggage rain clothes.
Take thin clothes if you come here in the summer, on the coast and / or in the lowland.
Also pack warmer clothes for visits during the winter or in the upland.

InterContinental Hotel Bucharest - Best hotel deals | Romania travel guideHotels

Marriott/Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental, Wyndham, Accor, Best Western and Carlson Rezidor international hotel chains are all present in Romania.
By the way, this country is among top countries in the world that offer free high speed WiFi within hotels.

Book your hotel in Romania or Ask for suggestions from our carefully selected List of Hotels and Lordly Mansions

Cuisine

Different cultures influenced Romanian culinary traditions.
The delicious cuisine creates – from meat, fresh vegetables, diary products and tasty fruits – quite a banquet for gourmets.
Romania is home of more than one third of all Europe’s natural mineral springs.
So don’t be surprised to taste one of the purest waters in the world both here (for inexpensive prices) and in other many foreign countries where it is exported.
The restaurants we choose are meticulously selected for their fine cuisine, ambiance and service.
And we offer a wide selection for every tour.

Book your table at the best restaurants in Romania

Spoken languages

Romanians are wonderful hospitable people with an innate sense of humor and also great tellers.
Most of them are Orthodox Christians (86%) and Roman-Catholics (4%).
Besides Romanian, locals widely speak English, French, German and Hungarian .

Etiquette

Romanians appreciate the customary courtesies.
The most common form of greeting is handshaking.
Between persons that just meet each other it is respectful to use Mrs. or Mr. when using their names.
Romanians are also spontaneous and open.
So don’t consider an impoliteness if they directly tackle subjects about Romania’s politics, history, a person’s age, income, religion etc.
But always remember to give diplomatic answers.

Hall of fame

Romania’s hall of fame includes leaders like King Decebal and Emperor Traian, King Michael I of Romania and communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Great Romanian minds are renowned in varied fields from music, sculpture and picture to prose, poetry or sport.
The biennial International Classic Music Festival held in Bucharest – “Salzburg little brother” – took its name from George Enescu composer.
Museum of Modern Art in New York well represents the monumental works of world-famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi.
And so does National Art Museum of Romania in Bucharest and the park of Targu Jiu near his home village.
Nadia Comaneci is the first female gymnast awarded a perfect 10 score at the Olympics.
Tennisman Ilie Nastase, ballerina Alina Cojocaru and soprano Angela Gheorghiu are other famous contemporary Romanians.


Welcome to Romania: a brilliant destination !


This mysterious country has 3 distinct regions:

* Walachia – the land of alternating fields of deep green wheat and vibrant yellow rape,
* Transylvania – the land of legends whispered in front of the fireplace and
* Moldavia – the land of crystal clear golden wine, buffaloes and Byzantine painted churches.

A spa wellness prescribed by nature

The mere thought of a spa makes you instantly lean back and exhale.
So here it is that gentle nudge of a reminder.
Linger in Romania’s most appealing destinations that boast fantastic spas and singular experiences.

Romania is blessed with an unique natural heritage twice as complex as that of Czech Republic or Hungary – from Carpathian Mountains’ pure air and 3000 mineral-rich thermal springs to the salt mines and Techirghiol Lake’s black gittja mud.
It has been a renowned spa country since Roman times and has always had a tradition for beauty.
It is particularly known for mud baths and Gerovital cure pioneered by Professor Ana Aslan.
She personally treated Charles de Gaulle, Marlene Dietrich and Jackie Kennedy Onassis to only name a few.
Nowadays you can find Romania’s top quality wellness professionals not only here but worldwide.

Neck massages. They can be great. Or pretty creepy. Depends on the masseuse.
So ask about our selection of the finest Romanian urban spas and spa retreats

There are lots of packages to choose from – for gentlemen, ladies and couples.
Each of them is an ideal way to treat yourself or someone dearest to you to a delightful experience.
You will be welcomed with consummate Romanian hospitality as you are treated to the ultimate in relaxation.
Great music and sounds of nature: wind blowing gently through the trees, a cascade, waves…
The finest incenses and aromatic oils compliment the beautiful local decorations.
Tasty herbal teas have been especially selected for your discerning buds.
The healing touch of highly-qualified staff infuses you with positive energy.
And the entire concept is custom made for each guest.
The pleasant excitement of all your senses make you leave these relaxation oases really floating.