Romania highlights small group vacation

Price
US $1400ToUS $1440 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Description of Romania highlights small group vacation

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Price information

US $1400ToUS $1440 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Transylvania
Follow a farm track past flower-filled meadows, fast-flowing rivers and steeply sloped primeval forests; in the distance you spy the turrets of a cast...
Romania
Rural Romania is perhaps the only place in Europe where a bicycle can often be the speediest form of transport, and where friendly locals offer free t...

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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Romania has a fascinating cultural and natural heritage, which is still quite outside of the normal tourist route. Much of this trip is situated in the rural areas of Transylvania, around the Carpathian mountains. We spend time in the Apuseni National Park, an enormous protected area that is home to rare bat populations and delicate cave systems. Visiting the park with a local Tour Leader is a way to ensure that this fragile environment remains protected; our leaders are all trained in responsible tourism matters and work to our detailed Responsible Tourism Policy. They brief groups carefully to ensure that we have a minimal impact on the countryside, as well as providing tips on how to avoid generating waste, such as using refillable water bottles.
The Carpathian region of Romania is home to an estimated 6,000 brown bears, which is one of the few strong and healthy populations remaining in Europe. On this trip we visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, a home for rescued bears. Set in an oak and hazel tree forest, the sanctuary has assisted in rescuing countless bears from zoos and captivity and is helping to educate the local communities on the importance of looking after their native wildlife. There are around 70 bears currently at the sanctuary that roam free in a natural environment of large forested enclosures containing hibernation dens and cooling freshwater pools.

As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage

The Carpathian region of Romania is home to an estimated 6,000 brown bears, which is one of the few strong and healthy populations remaining in Europe. On this trip we visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, a home for rescued bears. Set in an oak and hazel tree forest, the sanctuary has assisted in rescuing countless bears from zoos and captivity and is helping to educate the local communities on the importance of looking after their native wildlife. There are around 70 bears currently at the sanctuary that roam free in a natural environment of large forested enclosures containing hibernation dens and cooling freshwater pools.

As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.

People

Visiting communities in rural Transylvania is very much like stepping back in time - places like Viscri and Sighisoara owe their architecture and traditions to their Saxon and medieval heritage. Horse and cart is still the predominant mode of transport in these villages, and tradesmen like blacksmiths and bakers ply their trade in the same way they have for generations. Encouraging customers to purchase food and souvenirs locally, and eat in private taverns, is an excellent way of keeping money in these small economies.
We also use a variety of different small, locally-owned guesthouses during this tour which give us a deeper insight into the rural areas particularly around Transylvania. At the family-run guesthouse in Moieciu, the owners brew and sell their own apple brandy, as well as using local produce to cook traditional food. This is sourced from the farmers in this predominantly agricultural area, giving them an important source of income. Our Tour Leaders have built really good relationships with this family and their hospitality is second to none.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

We also use a variety of different small, locally-owned guesthouses during this tour which give us a deeper insight into the rural areas particularly around Transylvania. At the family-run guesthouse in Moieciu, the owners brew and sell their own apple brandy, as well as using local produce to cook traditional food. This is sourced from the farmers in this predominantly agricultural area, giving them an important source of income. Our Tour Leaders have built really good relationships with this family and their hospitality is second to none.

As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

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