Romania

In many ways a holiday in Romania is like stepping back in time, to an age of medieval villages, fairy tale castles and simple rural living. And the countryside is as naturally stunning and unspoilt as you are ever likely to find, from the snow-capped Carpathian Mountains and the vibrant green fields to the UNESCO designated Danube Delta with its rivers, marshes, lakes and wildlife. 

Transylvania

If you yearn for a simpler time, a rural life full of farmland, fairytales and folklore then look no further. A holiday in Transylvania is utterly captivating in every way.

The glorious scenery means that accommodation in Romania is an obvious choice for those who love to make the most of the great outdoors. Bird watchers and fishermen will be in paradise, there are cycling paths of all abilities, walkers can follow hiking trails past gorges, lakes, forests and caves, or you can go rafting, riding and skiing. And don’t forget that a holiday in Romania doesn’t have to be rustic – the capital city of Bucharest is vibrant and colourful, Iaşi is a cultural gem, Braşov is utterly enchanting and places like Crişana and Timişoara have great style and elegance. Of course, no holiday in Romania would be complete without some traditional folklore, with stories about witches, ghosts and (of course) Dracula still very much in evidence. And it isn’t hard to see why these stories continue to self-perpetuate, when there are so many gothic castles and vividly-adorned monasteries in evidence. You can’t visit a holiday cottage in Romania without making time to see some of these magnificent monuments – not least Bran, Corvinesti and Peles Castles, Fagaras Fortress and the fortified churches of Biertan, Calnic and Harman. If you want to visit a place where history and culture are rich, landscapes are untouched, and tradition is everything, look no further. A holiday in Romania will transport you to a different world.

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