Romania travel guide

WELCOME TO ROMANIA: A BRILLIANT DESTINATION !

Romania 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.
Riserva Wine Spa Ramada Hotel Oradea - Maramures and Northern Transylvania private tour | Romania

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.

 

WINE, THE SYMBOL OF HAPPINESS. UNTIL BUREBISTA.

Ancient Greeks mention viticulture as traditional activity for people living north of Danube River, now Romania.
Romanian grape variety - Moldavia private escorted tour | Romania journey

They also mentioned their wines as the most famous ones.
For Romanians’ ancestors, Getae-Dacians, wine was the symbol of happiness.
They sprinkled it on their clothes to attract good things to them.
Both men and women enjoyed it unmixed with water, from bull horns or clay pots.
In fact their passion for wine had became so great that King Burebista ordered the rooting out of the vineyards.
Thousands of years later, Romanians still have wine in their blood and wineries swarm the country.
Ranked 6th in Europe as wine production, Romania is immediately under countries like France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal.
And the local wines are receiving medals after medals at international competitions.

Bucovina & Moldavia private tour - Husi Vineyards wine tasting | Romania car toursAmong the most sought-after varieties of this home of Bacchus, there are:
* some old traditional ones nearly extincted during the Iron Curtain (like Cramposia) and the red Feteasca Neagra or
* the easily selling Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
Cultivated on the Moldavian hills since ancient times, red Feteasca Neagra is very rare outside this country.
A bit rustic, it has some richness in it, being an unmistakable jewel on the shield of Romanian wine making.
Francis Ford Coppola became acquainted with Romanian wines after almost a year spent here with his wife Eleanor.
(She accompanies him on nearly every movie location, making documentaries about his films.)
Coppola called Feteasca Neagra a star red grape of Romania, comparing it with NegroAmaro, the grape from southern Italy.

Still wondering what makes Romania a dream destination for wine lovers ?
First, the internationally awarded wines with still more than affordable prices.
Then the centuries-old castles and mansions brought back to life by vineyards and of course the natural landscapes.

 

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