Romania Family - Treasures of Transylvania
- In the footsteps of Count Dracula
- Hiking, biking, climbing and `geocaching`
- Visit the `Libearty` Bear Reserve
- Experience rural Saxon village life
- Family Adventure Holiday in Romania
Renowned as the home of Count Dracula, Transylvania is a place of myth and legend, where the traditional way of life of rural people has remained unchanged for generations, making it the perfect destination for a family holiday. Starting out in the town of Bran, we enjoy an easy bike ride before visiting a shepherd's camp where we can see cheese being made. Also in this area, we can try our hand at rock climbing, visit Dracula's castle and go to the ‘Libearty' Bear Reserve to learn about the endangered European brown bear. Moving on to the beautifully preserved Saxon village of Viscri, we will stay with a local family and learn to make bread, ride on a hay cart and watch and learn how a variety of traditional crafts are still carried on. In a change to the way we usually handle city tours, we will do a spot of ‘geocaching' in the medieval city of Brasov, using a GPS to help us find the most interesting sites. The holiday includes a scenic walk on the Bucegi Plateau to reach the fantastic 'Sphinx Rock' using cable cars to take the effort out of the 1000 metre ascent and descent. Having seen life as it is lived in the mountain villages of the Carpathians and after visiting more of Romania's fairytale castles and palaces, we return to Bucharest and spend a day amongst its cultural and historical attractions. Altogether an exciting and fun-packed family holiday week in a charming and culturally fascinating country!
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday is ideal for families who enjoy learning new skills and who are enthusiastic about experiencing different cultures at first hand. During the holiday we also learn about orienteering and geocaching, make bread and watch the blacksmith at work. This holiday is about exploration and discovery, rather than high adrenaline activity, but there is the option to take a rock climbing course and there is an easy bike ride and an easy walk during our stay in the mountains. Accommodation is mostly in comfortable, family run, pension-style hotels and our main hotel for the holiday has a swimming pool. We also spend one night in the home of Visci villagers where the accommodation is more traditional and simple.