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HOLIDAY IN ROMANIA  >   EUROPE  


Counties in Romania : Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Braila, Brasov, Buzau, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Covasna, Dimbovita, Dolj, Galati, Gorj, Giurgiu, Harghita, Hunedoara, Ialomita, Iasi, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Salaj, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Vaslui, Vilcea, Vrancea.


Capital City of Romania : Bucharest


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Holiday Homes Romania

  Bungalow.net   -   Holiday homes Rumania

Hotels Romania

  Hotels in Romania   -   Hotel Guide Romania
Hotels in Bucharest, Otopeni, Timişsoara, Braşsov, Cluj-Napoca, Oradea, Mamaia, Sinaia, Corunca, Săacele, Sovata, Gura Humorului, and more ...



  Hotels in Bucharest   -   Hotel Guide Bucharest

  Tulip Inn Bucharest City Hote ****, Nerva Traian Street No. 3A, 031041 Bucharest
Located in the financial and commercial district, Tulip Inn Bucharest City offers sophisticated facilities in a prime, city centre location.
As well as the restaurants and bars of the surrounding area, the hotel is also a short walk from Unirii Square, within walking distance from The Unirea shopping centre and Bucharest Mall. The impressive Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world, is a must see and is close by.
Cismigiu Gardens, a green inner city oasis, provides more tranquil scenes away from the bustle. Henri Coanda International Airport is 19 km away, while the main train station, Gara de Nord, is only a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

  Accorhotels.com   -   Bucharest and Constanta

Travel Agents / Tour Operators 

 G Adventures

  Expedia   -   Create your perfect trip to Romania
Flight, Hotel and Car



  Fregata Travel

  Regent Holidays   -   Bucharest City Break / A taste of Transylvania
History, legends and superstitions are the hallmarks of this journey following the path of the bloodthirsty Prince Vlad the Impaler. The first night is spent in Bucharest, after which you travel to Curtea De Arges and visit the ruins of the Old Princely Court built by Vlad's ancestors during the 14th century. The following day you journey along the beautiful Olt Valley to Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. After a city tour including the Evangelical Cathedral where Vlad's son Mihnea was buried after his assassination outside the church, you continue to Medias, the town where Vlad was kept prisoner by the Hungarian king Matei Corvin. The tour continues to Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval town in Romania, also the birthplace of Prince Vlad in 1431. After a brief city tour of Brasov you continue to Bran and its fairytale castle perched atop a hill in the centre of the village. You will also visit Peles Castle, the former summer royal residence and then continue to the 16th-century Snagov Monastery. Situated on a small island in the middle of large lake surrounded dark forests, this is the final resting place of Prince Vlad.
  Roving Romania
Roving Romania is managed and led by a small group of people with a strong commitment to Romania. Their aim is to help Romania to develop sustainable rural and eco-tourism projects, which remain sensitive to the fragility of the country's culture, traditions, and wildlife. They believe in supporting the rural economy by staying with village families and at small guesthouses where possible, supporting rural craft activities and employing Romanian partners whenever they can.
Unique Tours : Introduction to Romania, Mountains and Lakes, Painted monasteries, Bird Watching, Walking, Wildlife, Botany, Potholing, Photography, Rock Climbing, Castles & Churches, Forest Steam Railways, Dracula - Legend & History, Country Traditions & Customs.

Romania (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - 1741048923 98x150Travel Guides Romania / Related books

  Travel Guides Romania [ amazon.co.uk ]

Romania (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Leif Pettersen (Author)
Paperback: 364 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (21 May 2010); ISBN-10: 1741048923; ISBN-13: 978-1741048926.

Romania Insight Guide (Insight Guides)
With everything from Bucharest's increasingly sophisticated nightlife to some of Europe's most spectacular wildernesses, Romania lacks neither attractions nor diversity. This new 384-page title has detailed coverage of Europe's new tourism frontier. Romania, which recently became a member of the EU and is now linked to London by low-cost airlines, is one of the continent's most fascinating destinations. This guide incorporates hundreds of spectacular colour photographs, detailed maps and full details and assessments of hundreds of hotels and restaurants right across the country. It is an inspiring background read, serving as an invaluable, on-the-spot companion but can also be kept as a superb, visual souvenir of a visit. Expert local writers bring Romania's history, culture, arts and people to life and it includes all the travel details and contact numbers visitors will need.
Perfect Paperback: 300 pages; Publisher: APA Publications Pte Ltd,Singapore (27 Jun 2007); ISBN-10: 9812586105; ISBN-13: 978-9812586100.

Romania Insight Travel Map
Map: 1 pages; Publisher: APA Publications Pte Ltd,Singapore (8 May 2008); ISBN-10: 9812589023; ISBN-13: 978-9812589026.

Romania (Michelin National Maps)
Map; Publisher: Michelin Editions des Voyages (9 Jan 2009); ISBN-10: 206714300X; ISBN-13: 978-2067143005.

Transport / How do I travel to Romania

Countries sharing borders with Romania are: Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldavia and Ukraine.

  Bucharest Airport   -   Otopeni International Airport, 18 km from city center.
Transfers can be made by airport coach or by taxi.
  Baneasa Airport
  Constanta Airport   -   Mihail Kogalniceanu
  Timisoara Airport

Romania (Michelin National Maps) - ISBN 206714300X   Airline Tickets Romaina / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Romania.

  National Express Eurolines
Travel by bus or coach to Romaia.

An extensive rail network covers the whole country, with frequent intercity trains; quite cheap. Tickets are to be bought before trains leave the station.

Cruise ships call at the port of Constanta [ Black Sea coast ], the country's biggest port. Passenger boats also operate on the Danube and the new European riverway Rotterdam -Constanta, including the Romanian Danube Canal – Black Sea. The former calls at the ports of Sulina, Tulcea and Braila and the latter Drobeta–Turnu Severin and Giurgiu.

Public transport is extensive and inexpensive. In Bucharest - buses, trams, underground run a frequent service.


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  Romania   -   Official Travel and Tourism Information
Romania is situated in south-eastern Europe. The Carpathians mountains are in the center of the country, bordered on both sides by hills and plateaus and finally the great plains of the outer rim. Forests cover over a quarter of the country and the fauna is one of the richest in Europe including wolves, bears, deer, lynx and chamois. The mighty Danube forms the southern boundary of the country terminating in the Delta on the Black Sea, a heaven for countless native and migratory birds

  Bucharest   -   national capital of Romania
Take a tour around the exquisite marble halls of the staggering 'house of the people', the second largest building in the world and a symbol of Ceausescu's rein. This is a green city with parks and lakes and wide avenues lined with leafy trees ideal on hot summer days. For lovers of history and architecture the Arc of Triumph offers fantastic views of the city and be sure not to miss the Old Pricely Court of Prince Vlad the Impaller and the Romanian Atheneaeum. Sit under the trees in the courtyard of the Hanul lui Manuc, a caravanserai and feel like you have stepped back in time.

  Braila
Braila, located in the Wallachia region on the left bank of the lower reaches of the Danube, is a city in Muntenia, eastern Romania, a port on the Danube and the capital of Brăila County. See City of Braila.
  Brasov   -   Ciity of Brasov
Brasov is the favourite tourist destination in Romania. Only 13 km far from Brasov, up in the mountains you can find a unique winter resort: Poiana Brasov.
Winter sports, mainly skiing and snowboarding, bring in the winter season thousands of tourists coming from all over Europe. Sleigh rides, ski jets or ice-skating are only few of the things you can enjoy visiting Poiana Brasov. In summer there are tennis courts, swimming pools, boat rides, mountain climbing, horse riding and many other great sports activities.
  Constanta [ Black Sea Coast ]   -   City of Constanta
Constanta is located in the Dobrogea region, the land between the Danube River to the west and Black Sea to the east.
The Port of Constanta is the main Romanian port and the largest port in the Black Sea.  It has a geostrategical position being located on the route of two Pan-European Transport Corridors: river Corridor VII (Danube) and rail-road Corridor IV.
  Tulcea City   -   city in Dobrogea and the administrative center of Tulcea county
Tulcea city is situated on seven hills in the north part of Dobrogea, on the right bank of Tulcea's branch, at half the distance between Chilia Ceatal and Sf. Gheorghe Ceatal, 8 km down the river from the first forking of Danube. See Primaria-tulcea.ro

  Lowlands
In the west are the lowlands of the Tisza Plain, which are usually referred to as the The Banat, adjacent to the border with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and Crisana-Maramures, adjacent to Hungary.
The most extensive plains are the lowlands of Wallachia and the Coast, located between the Transylvanian Alps and Bulgaria, and of Moldova, east of the Carpathian Mountains. Bordering the Black Sea in the extreme east and forming part of Dobruja is a low plateau, which continues south into Bulgaria.
  Moldoveanu
The highest peak in the country, is in the Transylvanian Alps to the south; these Alps continue south to the gorge of the Danube as the Banat Mountains. A smaller group of ranges, the Bihor Mountains, is west of the basin.
  Transylvanian Basin
The Transylvanian Basin, or Plateau, which covers much of central Romania, is very hilly and forested for the most part, but it also has wide valleys and extensive arable slopes. It is almost completely surrounded by ring of mountains, the Carpathians, comprising over 22% of the total land area, these mountains form a horseshoe in the centre of the country.

  Sulina   -   town and free port in Tulcea County
Located at the mouth of the Sulina branch of the Danube. It is the easternmost point of  the continental European Union.
At the end of the 2860 km road, begining with Black Forest mountains in Germany and ending with the romanian Black Sea shore , Danube Delta is a true natural heaven. In time, Danube Delta was transformed into a network of lakes and channels, woods ,sand dunes wich covers 5460 kmp.This amazing wet region hosts over 300 species of birds, and the 1150 species of plants cover a big variety, begining with the lianas from oak forests and ending with water lillis. See http://sulina.ro/
  Transylvania
  Tulcea
Tulcea is a county in the historical region Dobruja, with the capital city at Tulcea.

  FC Dynamo Bucharest   -   F.C. Dinamo Bucuresti
  Monasteries in Romania
  University of Bucharest
An 1864 decree of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza converted the former St. Sabba Academy into the University of Bucharest, which presently comprises eighteen departments. Ever since, the University of Bucharest has been considered, within Romania and abroad, the country's leading educational and research institution.
  University   -   Politehnica University of Bucharest
Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers

Cuisine - Romanian Recipes

Romanian cuisine is extremely generous in offering its products, the materials for which come from zones with various physical features. From the plains it takes cereals, sugarbeet, green peas, beans, carrots, cabbage, pimentoes and tomatoes. The hillside supplies potatoes, maize, but then also grapes and all sorts of fruit. From the mountains, from sheepfolds and cattle herds come milk, cream, cheese, as well as meat. All over Romania hunting and fishing provide cuisine with an impressively diverse raw material.
Foreign travellers won't easily forget the delicious Romanian dishes.

Ciorba [ soup with a characteristic aroma and taste due to the addition of a souring agent - sauerkraut juice, vinegar, bors ], Mititei [ little grilled sausages ], Sarmale [ leaves of sour cabbage stuffed with spiced, minced pork meat ], Cozonac [ typical Easter cake ]

  Taste of Romania: Its Cookery and Glimpses of Its History, Folklore, Art, Literature and Poetry -
By N. Klepper
Here is a real taste of both Old World and modern Romanian culture in a unique book that combines more than 140 tasty traditional recipes with enchanting examples of Romania's folklore, humour, art, poetry, and proverbs. A wealth of archival material provides a glimpse into the 4,000-year-old history of the Romanian People and their Roman ancestry. This comprehensive and well-organised guide to Romanian cuisine contains recipes for many classic favourites including mamaliga, a polenta-style cornmeal, Eggplant Salad, Fish Zacuscz, Mititei Sausages (The Wee Ones), and Pan-fried Pork with Polenta. Savour the tastes of one of Europe's heartiest and most varied culinary traditions.
Hardcover 335 pages (November 1, 1999); Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc
  Embassy of Romania in Australia   -   Romanian Traditional Cuisine
  The Dracula Cookbook   -   by Marina Polvay
Hardcover 272 pages (August 1, 2000); Publisher: Gramercy Books

History of Romania

Independence: 1881 - from Turkey; republic proclaimed 30 December 1947

  Romania: An Illustrated History   -   by N. Klepper
As a state, Romania has only been in existence since 1859, but the history of its people stretches to the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age, to the Geto-Dacians and Romans. This concise history tells the fascinating story of the evolution of the Romanian people, the creation of the Romanian Principalities, their struggle against empire-building powers, and their eventual unification to form the state of Romania.
Paperback 300 pages (May 2002); Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc
  History of Bucharest   -   WikipediA
  Romanian Travel Guide   -   Romanian History
Early History, The Geto-Dacians, Roman Dacia, Romanian Principalities, The Middle Ages, Nation Building - Modern Age, Greater Romania - From Democracy to Dictatorship, The Communist Regime, The Return to Democracy, Appendices: Dracula, between Legend and Reality, The Monarchy in Romania, The Orthodox Church in Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, a Modern Despot.

Music, Art & Culture, Events

  Gypsy Music from Hungary & Romania   -   To hear a song sample, click on the song titles

  Culture of Romania
Historical Evolution [ The Middle Ages, Classical age, Golden age, Post-war period, Evolutions after 1989 ],
Traditions [ Folklore, Romanian mythology, Spirituality and religion, Traditional cuisine ], Contribution of the minorities, Architecture and engineering, Media and television, Music in present day Romania.

  Romanian Literature
Beginnings, Ottoman Decadence and Phanariotes, National awakening, Interbellum Literature, Communist Era, Contemporary Romanian literature.
  Romanian Museum of Literature

  Constanta Days   -   annual event celebrating the City of Constanta
The festival includes concerts,  exhibitions, contests, and lots of food.


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