From valuable museums and parks,to modern clubs , Bucharest is a mixture of old and new, of architecture and nature, of vividness and relaxation. It is the biggest and most important city in Wallachia , the region in the southern part of the country. Packed with historical, natural and cultural attractions, this area is perfect for a short weekend break or an extended adventure. Discover Wallachia’s heritage through its castles and monasteries , some of them included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There is something for everyone here, from tourists seeking relaxation in the health spa resorts of Băile Olănești or Călimănești-Căciulata or Amara to adrenaline lovers who can try rafting, paragliding launches and other extreme sports in the surrounding mountains.
In the heart of the country, in Transylvania you can discover the mystery of the medieval castles which inspired Jules Verne and Bram Stoker in their writings. No matter if you head to the more touristic Bran Castle, related to the legend of Count Dracula, and Peleş Castle, the summer residence of King Ferdinand, or to the more ancient Dacian fortresses like Sarmisegetusa, it will be worth all the while. This year round destination offers something for everyone. During the spring, the rural tourism in the Rucăr-Bran area, a corridor crossing the Bucegi Mountains, provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the landscapes' beauty. Here, the more active travellers can practice different mountain sports in the vivid resorts from the Prahova Valley. Not only skiing and climbing take you to the heights of the mountains, but also the legendary roads in the Carpathians, Transfăgărăşan and Transalpina. Autumn is reserved for discovering the mysteries hidden on the streets of the main medieval Romanian cities. Brașov, Sibiu, European Cultural Capital in 2007, and Sighişoara , a town which seems depicted from a medieval painting, remind you of the ancient times.
Maramureș is the region synonymous with traditions and customs. The long tradition of hospitality in the area, the everlasting customs, the ethno-folkloric festivals and the charming sights are just a few of the reasons why this region keeps attracting an increasing number of tourists every year. Accommodate in an agro-touristic pension and let your hosts pamper you with excellent Romanian food , then go on and burn the calories hiking or skiing in Rodnei Mountains. Let yourself be taken aback by the impressive wooden churches and by the intriguing Merry Cemetery of Săpânța.
Moldavia is one of the most beautiful and also visited regions in the country, and there are many sights and attractions to justify its reputation. The painted monasteries of Bucovina, art masterpieces and architectural landmarks for the Romanian culture, are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The historic cities of Iaşi ,capital of region, Suceava and Piatra Neamţ house important museums, fortresses and historical buildings, proof of the country’s glorious past. But not only does the cultural, historical and religious frame attract tourists here, it is also the diversity and abundance of opportunities for activities. Venture on the trails of Ceahlău Massif and raft on the quick rivers that swirl along the Bicaz Gorges; head to Vatra Dornei to relax in this beautiful spa which transforms, during the cold season, in a wonderful ski resort. And if you want to always remember this area, try a portion of the local tochitură moldoveneasca!
Dobrogea , Romania’s south-eastern region, attracts not only through its endless vineyards and rich Greek and Byzantine heritage, but also through its coastline. The smooth, sandy beaches are like a magnet in the summertime, attracting guests to the Romanian seaside. Mamaia, Costineşti and Vama Veche are the top destinations, being the region’s entertainment centres. The northern part of the region is covered by the exotic wetlands of the Danube Delta , a place of amazing natural beauties housing unique flora and fauna.
Dobrogea , Romania’s south-eastern region, attracts not only through its endless vineyards and rich Greek and Byzantine heritage, but also through its coastline. The smooth, sandy beaches are like a magnet in the summertime, attracting guests to the Romanian seaside. Mamaia, Costineşti and Vama Veche are the top destinations, being the region’s entertainment centres. The northern part of the region is covered by the exotic wetlands of the Danube Delta , a place of amazing natural beauties housing unique flora and fauna..
Regardless of the destination, Romania welcomes you with up to five-star hotels, agro-touristic pensions, apartments and villas vacation rentals, luxury restaurants with traditional and international cuisine, as well as an exciting nightlife. The unique natural gift of Romania is completed by a variety of sights, all being found on a land which burns with beauty and energy, ready to share it with its fortunate visitors.