Romania travel guide

WELCOME TO ROMANIA: A BRILLIANT DESTINATION !

Transylvanian wine tasting - Medieval private tour | RomaniaRomania 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 !

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.

REGIONS

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.
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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.

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

One 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.

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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.

Vaccinations

No immunizations, vaccinations or unusual health precautions are necessary before visiting Romania.

For further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice please consult your local healthcare provider.

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.

Weather

Romania is an year-round destination with temperate continental climate.

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Due to its incredible variety of relief forms concentrated on a relatively small area it has a moody weather.
Generally summers are very warm to hot and winters are quite cold.
In spring and autumn there are important differences of temperature between night and day.
The differences betwen morning and noon temperatures can reach 10-15 Celsius degrees.
The warm season spreads between April and September, the cold season lasting from October to March.
In April, visiting Bucharest, Constanta and Brasov, there are high chances to experience 4 seasons in less than 1 week.
And in July and August if going on top of Carpathian Mountains you can still find some snow.

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Dress code

You can wear casual dress in most occasions.

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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.

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Romanian is a Latin origin language.

That’s why Romanians can quite easily understand Italian, Spanish, French and even Portuguese.
Besides Romanian, they 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.
Wonderful hospitable people with an innate sense of humor, Romanians are open, spontaneous and great tellers.
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.
By the way, most of Romanians are Orthodox Christians (~ 86%) and Roman-Catholics (~ 4%).

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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