Unique things to do in Romania
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Hiking with a white husky to the Brasov sign
Our hike will last about 2.5-3 hours and the difficulty is medium. We'll start our adventure from the base of the mountain. First I will jump and wiggle my tail around you for about 5 minutes after that I'll start exploring the forest. Meanwhile Sorin will guide you and tell you interesting things about this amazing place. We will reach the Gaboni steps where I will run tireless by your side trying to catch every leaf that moves. After we finish climbing the steps(about 1 hour) we'll reach a clearing that's perfect for a longer break and a photo session. After that, the trail will take us to the giant letters "BRASOV" that can be seen from downtown. There we'll enjoy amazing landscapes with the old town and beautiful mountains on the background! We will return on the classic trail back home satisfied and full with positive energy. Other things to note: The address for the meeting point is Pictor Pop 2. If you use the map feature directly from Airbnb, the directions may be incorrect. If you are on a tight budget message me and we will find a solution. Dante doesn't like children so it's not a good fit for them. The experience may be postponed or canceled (full refund back) if there are bad weather conditions. The terrain is rocky, steep stairs and climbs and potentially slippery conditions depending on weather. I recommend you to bring long pants.
Bohemian quarters, food & market tour
Ours will be a cultural excursion set around good food, and architecture — just as any food tour should be! I will first introduce you to two of my favorite neighborhoods: The Armenian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter. This area simply screams Bucharest with its multi-cultural history, amazing hidden gardens, and 19th century eclectic architecture. We'll make several stops on the way, including an achingly cool ruin bar for a Romanian platter with a story to tell. We may suggest some great Romanian Craft beer for you to get alongside this spread or traditional appetizers. And because the best way to know a city is through the belly, we'll hop on a vintage tram and journey to the city's liveliest market: Obor. Well hidden inside a brutal communist neighborhood, surrounded by utopian blocks of flats, this very old market truly feeds the soul and gut of Bucharest. Someone told me once that beer makes history better, that's why we'll start our exploring at the nice people of Terasa Obor to get a few tasty and very famous "mici"- Romania's proud meaty contribution to the world of mouthwatering street-food. Vegetarians will not be disappointed either as local cheeses and fresh vegetables will complete this rustic feast. Other things to note Please let me know of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Check up on the meeting point before the tour, or else write or call and please be on time. Don't hold back with your questions:)
Bucharest Dark History & Cemetery Tour
Come on over to the dark side...of Bucharest. Travel back in time through stories of a turbulent past and explore the less savory aspects of its history, from the bloody battles fought between Vlad the Impaler and the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages, to the "Little Paris" era of the early 20th century, and on to Communist times, undoubtedly one of Romania's darkest chapters. Visit the oldest cemetery in town, a beautiful final resting place with an eclectic collection of funeral monuments ranging from astoundingly beautiful to bewildering, and hear stories that will make your heart melt and your hair curl. Explore a former luxury brothel famous during the golden age of 'Little Paris', and hear stories of famous courtesans who stole the hearts of kings. Find out about our own 'Jack the Ripper', dubbed the 'Vampire of Bucharest', who had a penchant for blonde waitresses and terrorized the city in the early 70s. Finish the adventure in the Revolution Square and learn about the hardships of daily life under one of Eastern Europe's most brutal totalitarian regimes, as well as the struggle of the Romanian people to free themselves from oppression through the Revolution of 1989. Other things to note Not recommended for children aged 16 and under
Bicycle Sightseeing in Bucharest
We meet close to Herastrau Park, in the Press House Square parking. It is a good point to fit our bikes, have a short presentation and start riding. We are visiting Herastrau - the largest garden of the city, then we head south along Victoria Boulevard. We will stop at the Arch of the Triumph, Victoria Square, Revolution Square, Romanian Athaeneum and University Square. Each site has its story and you can take photos. We will continue our trip to the old city center and have a drink on a terrace. Then we are coming back to the starting point, visiting other sites of the city. As we are flexible, we can organize pick up and starting point at your hotel or in another suitable place in the city. Other things to note: Be sure you know how to ride a bicycle. Bring your smile and ask lot of questions, I would be happy to answer.
Life under Communism
In this 3-hour journey, you will learn about the major landmarks and events in the Communist history of Bucharest, the violent beginnings of the Communist regime, the nationalization and forced demolition of thousands of houses, the People's House (currently, the Palace of the Parliament), dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his megalomania, and the bloody anti-Communist revolution of 1989. The experience tells the story of the conflict between two worlds -- a brutalized Bucharest under the Communist regime, and the peaceful and prosperous Bucharest of the interwar period. You will learn about why Bucharest is such a striking mix of very different architectural styles, how each regime has left its mark on the city, how the city looked, and what its inhabitants went through in their daily lives under Communism. You will re-live the emotions of the anti-Communist Revolution and the fall of the Iron Curtain. We'll explore: > Historic Cosbuc and Uranus neighborhoods > Antim Monastery, the Nuns' Convent > The Palace of the Parliament > The former Boulevard of the Victory of Socialism > Former headquarters of Securitate > Revolution Square. Great for groups, as well as for individual travelers.

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Discover the true Transylvanian spirit
Prepare yourself for an initiatory experience where you can rediscover yourself. We will start in a 2,3 hour hike on the mountain, through the forest, in an authentic Transylvanian image. We will go on the path of one of the most spiritual places on the planet, the royal chakra of Romania, the Sambata Valley! It is the road that leads to Father Arsenie's Cave, The Saint of Transylvania. There we can meditate, pray and connect with nature. In this place, you,ll find a landscape that awaken your soul. Then, the movement through the clean air of the mountain makes you hunger ... Very good because we will go to the Sâmbăta Valley Chalet where we will eat. We’ ll have an authentic Romanian meal and at the same time we have another wonderfull landscape of the Fagaras Mountains and The Big Window of Sambata! The return journey lasts for an hour and a half, while the last impressions can be made. Of course, we’ll make a lot of pictures and stories with Carpathian landscape. In this tour you’ll know everything you want about our histrory, culture and faith, you’ll have the opportunity to drink one of the cleanest waters in the world! So, clean and free water in our way. We’ll have the opportunity to know yourself and to discover The Truth with your own senses and I’m glad to be your guide. Other things to note Tourists should have the utmost necessary. Any issue that appears later can be resolved here calmly. Crises are opportunities that usually leave beautiful memories and unforgettable moments.
Bears, Bran Castle, Rasnov Citadel, Palinca & Peles optional
I'm Vlad the tour Guide (not The Impaler) and I'm ready to guide you through the biggest brown bear Sanctuary in the world. Over 100 bears are living in a wild-like environment. Each of them has a different story. Find out how brown bears live, why they're so popular in Romania and what you should do in case of an unexpected encounter in the wild. Wolves, deers and other animals can be also spotted in the Sanctuary. Next up, we switch from bears to bats as I will lead you through the Bran Castle! We will tackle Dracula's legend and differentiate myth from reality! Insider access into Queen Marie's elevator as well as Torture rooms can be included! Last but not least, I'll give you a taste of the traditional Romanian spirits, with insider access to a local distillery. Here, you'll taste the famous 'Palinca' a 100% natural spirit made out of plumbs, apricots, cherries, peaches, quinces, grapes and more. Be prepared, there are various flavors to choose from! Extras: Depending on availability, we can extended the tour to include the Peles Castle. You can inquire about this option with the help of the messaging system. Important: Entry tickets to the Bran Castle and Bear Sanctuary are not included. I can help you purchase them online, after you book the experience, or we can grab them on the spot, on the day.
TRANSFAGARASAN & BALEA LAKE ebike tour
We will start the trip in Fagaras with a car ride to the starting point close to the base of the mountain we are going to conquer . We will start riding from Balea Waterfall and we will cross the most magnificent mountain road (highway) from Romania ,TRANSFAGARASAN , named so because it make the connection of two sides of Romania crossing one of the higheist mount , Mount FAGARAS . We will ride this way among the ridges of the mountains admiring the beauties of the nature . After riding 15 kilometres along the mountain we will get to the peak at altitude 2030 where will be displayed in front of our eyes the beauties of Lake BALEA . After visiting the surrounding , picture taking sesion and a well deserved brake at the chalet close to the lake it will follow a long descend full of adrenaline back to the point we started . Other things to note If you know to ride a bike get ready with your soul for a magnificent ride along the mountain heights .
Turul obiectivelor turistice din Transilvania by Adrian
Hey, Hey, Hey ... Wellcome to Brasov... When u are here don't miss the oportunity to see the hystorical site Dracula's Castle and RâșnovCastle. 1. **Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle):** Step into the legendary world of Count Dracula at Bran Castle. This iconic fortress is not only a place of myth and legend but also a well-preserved piece of Transylvanian history. Explore its eerie chambers, stunning architecture, and breathtaking views of the surrounding Carpathian Mountains. 2. **Râșnov Castle:** Just a short drive from Brasov, Râșnov Castle offers a glimpse into medieval life. Climb the hill to this ancient fortress and enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque town of Râșnov and the surrounding countryside. Explore its well-preserved walls, towers, and the fascinating history that surrounds this place. Both castles provide unique experiences, from Dracula's mystique to Râșnov's historical signific On returning to Brasov, we stop near the White Tower and start a walk towards the Black Tower, Schei Gate, Rope Street, Jewish Synagogue, Black Church and Council Squere, where the tour ends. The walk lasts 45 minutes and is approximately 1.5 km. During the walk, the host will tell you about the history of the visited objectives and some legends related to them. In order for the tour to take place, the participation of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people is necessary.
Hiking with a white husky to the Brasov sign
Our hike will last about 2.5-3 hours and the difficulty is medium. We'll start our adventure from the base of the mountain. First I will jump and wiggle my tail around you for about 5 minutes after that I'll start exploring the forest. Meanwhile Sorin will guide you and tell you interesting things about this amazing place. We will reach the Gaboni steps where I will run tireless by your side trying to catch every leaf that moves. After we finish climbing the steps(about 1 hour) we'll reach a clearing that's perfect for a longer break and a photo session. After that, the trail will take us to the giant letters "BRASOV" that can be seen from downtown. There we'll enjoy amazing landscapes with the old town and beautiful mountains on the background! We will return on the classic trail back home satisfied and full with positive energy. Other things to note: The address for the meeting point is Pictor Pop 2. If you use the map feature directly from Airbnb, the directions may be incorrect. If you are on a tight budget message me and we will find a solution. Dante doesn't like children so it's not a good fit for them. The experience may be postponed or canceled (full refund back) if there are bad weather conditions. The terrain is rocky, steep stairs and climbs and potentially slippery conditions depending on weather. I recommend you to bring long pants.
Life in Communism
During this 3 hours walking tour on the streets of Bucharest, you will see how the years Romania spent under the Communist regime changed its architecture, its people and most importantly, its present. We will go through all the major changes Communism brought to this country and to this city, including but not limited to: nationalization, Secret Police, demolitions, etc. We will see around 15 objectives, each of them marking a specific moment/change during the Communist regime timeline. We will end the tour in the Revolution Square. This tour is great for groups and teams!
Forest Nature Walk
It will be a special Safari Walk in Nature . The experience will start in Brasov. A 20 minutes drive( pick-up) will take You in the luxuriant forest. A mild forestry road or a trail will carry us for a couple of hours underneath the canopy. The trail has many stops, and shows of natural wonders inside the forest like a live documentary where the traveler will explore and get involved in the activities. The guide will share his scientific knowledge and experience about the environment in a professional and original way. Trails are chosen according to Your interests or needs ( wildlife, birds, flowers, relaxing or sightseeing). Trails are simple and this is an activity suitable also for families with kids or seniors to enjoy! Halfway or on the way the guide will choose a special place where You can stop and taste local treats (cheese, cakes, drinks, or other ) The return trail will complete a different itinerary to our car, giving You the chance to explore more nature. The experience will end will end dropping You in Brasov. Other things to note Please send me a hello message before booking or after You booked to assure that everything is just right ! I spend lots of time in nature ! My kind regards !
Brașov walking tour and polaroid photoshooting
We will walk around the beautiful medieval city center of Brasov and take unique polaroid pictures. You will see the major historic monuments of Brasov, visit some lesser-known places, and discover the story of this magnificent city. There will be plenty of opportunities to take amazing photos both with the polaroid camera and your phone/camera. You will be able to experience the thrill of old-school photo shooting. You will have the photo right away, but it will take about 10 minutes for the film to fully develop in the darkness of your pocket. We are going to talk about local myths, funny urban legends, and the exciting past of this multicultural city. After the tour, you can use your new, but fairly vintage polaroid memories to decorate your travel journal or maybe your fridge at home. Or you could also mail them as a surprise for your loved ones. Note: The price includes three polaroid photos for each person, but if you would like to take more, there will be a chance to do so at approximately 2.5 euros/12 lei per photo. Please let me know in advance if you think that you might want to take more than three photos. The quality of the polaroid photos is not comparable to those taken with modern digital cameras, but that also adds to the artsy feel of the photos. Temperature also influences the quality of the photos, if it’s cold.
Hike to amazing Rasnov Forest Viewpoint
The place you will visit lies in the forest next to Rasnov, Brasov. It is a 25 minute drive from Brasov city center to the parking lot, followed by a 1 hour moderate climb. I will pick you up by car from Brasov, Rasnov or any surrounding place where you may be hosted and drive you to the starting point of the climb. Alternatively, we can meet in Brasov city center. As a bonus, the starting point is at the Ski Jumping basis for the Winter Olympic, which you will get to see closely. Along the way you will admire the beauty of the forest, gaze into an unexplored, wild cave, and reach the peak know to locals as Bisericuta Paganilor ( Pagans' Temple). This is a viewpoint, (a rock coming out of the thick forest) from which you have a 200 degree opening to admire the beauty of the mountains, the forest and embrace the calmness and silence. Once there, you will hear the history behind the place and what happened in the area in the 1600's. (P.S.: it involves medieval battles). After spending quality time at the viewpoint, we will return to the car and I will drive you back to your hotel/host. The whole experience should last between 3-4 hours (~30 minutes drive, 1 hour climb up, ~30 minutes relaxation at the viewpoint, 1 hour climb down, ~30 minutes drive). Please contact me for groups larger than 4 people.
Romanian Ethnic Painting Workshop
You will LEARN about: * 16-19th century painted furniture from Transylvania * various types of traditional painted furniture from different ethnographic areas of Transylvania You will CHOOSE from 4 wooden items which one you want to paint: * tray - 29 x 18 cm * clock - 21 x 15 cm * box - 10 x 14.5 x 7 cm * wall hanger - 33 x 9 cm You should let me know a day before the class if you want a different color than shown in the photo. You will PAINT: * apply the base color * transfer the pattern on the working surface * paint the flowers Take home a TREASURE from your Romanian trip that you made yourself that you can display in your home. You'll have a memory to share and smile about. Other things to note Never painted before? Don't worry! I will help make your piece look good. You're a painter? Enjoy my expertise and ask for more challenging techniques for your piece.
Bucharest Photo Shoot With Award-Winning Photographer
This experience is a private and personalized photo shoot, during which we will be covering all the important tourist attractions, the most photogenic spots, the most beautiful streets and squares, and some of the hidden gems located in the heart of Bucharest. Photoshoots are always private Soon after the end of the experience (1-3 days), you will start receiving the carefully selected and professionally edited photographs created together. The complete set of photographs will be stored in a secure cloud folder, which will have unlimited access for an indefinite period (ensuring this way that your photos will never be lost and you can download them at any time). Check my work on IG: @UnforgettablePhotoshoots and @AbubusWorld PS: As we walk between locations I will make sure to: inform you of the history of the city, point out the most popular bars/cafes/restaurants/hang-out spots, and tell you as many interesting facts about the Romanian lifestyle as possible. Other things to note Feel free to bring extra clothes and comfortable shoes - which would come in handy when walking between locations. Flowers, balloons, hats, and colorful clothing always look beautiful in pictures.
Layers of Bucharest Tour with a historian
I've always felt that Bucharest has so many stories to tell to the curious eye. Despite being chaotic and sometimes challenging to understand, the city hides unlimited stories, secrets, and layers of existence. I invite you on a short adventure where you will discover different facets of the city and country's history, culture, and architecture. During our journey, we'll cover Bucharest's history, from medieval times and the "City of Inns" era to the Belle Époque, Communism, and the present day. We'll explore various areas of the Old Town and Victory Avenue (Calea Victoriei) and culminate our tour at the Romanian Athenaeum - so we will explore the essential parts of Bucharest and discover some hidden gems along the way.
Mini Urban Photoshoot with Award-Winning Photographer
This experience is a private and personalized 45 minutes photo shoot, during which we will be covering all the important touristic attractions, the most photogenic spots, the most beautiful streets and squares, and some of the hidden gems located in the heart of Bucharest. Photoshoots are always private, regardless if you are a solo traveler, couple, family, or group. As we walk between locations I will make sure to: inform you of the history of the city, point out the most popular bars/cafes/restaurants/hang-out spots, and tell you as many interesting facts about the Romanian lifestyle as possible. Soon after the end of the experience (1-3 days), you will start receiving the carefully selected and professionally edited photographs created together. Feel free to bring extra clothes and comfortable shoes - which are handy when walking. Flowers, balloons, hats, and colorful clothing always look good in photos.
Pubs, Bars & History - the Tipsy Tour of Bucharest
Please message me in case the tour is fully booked - there usually are a few extra spots available, but the Airbnb group limit is 10 people. During this experience, we will be exploring Bucharest and its history, while stopping at some of the best and most interesting bars the city has to offer. From rooftop bars to local pubs and the best beer spots in Bucharest, we will cover all types of awesome places. As we walk between locations I will make sure to: inform you of the history of the city, point out the most popular bars/cafes/restaurants/hang-out spots, and tell you as many interesting facts about the Romanian lifestyle as possible. During this experience, we will be covering all the important attractions, the most photogenic spots, the most beautiful streets and squares, and some of the hidden gems located in the heart of Bucharest. On this tour, we will be trying local (all produced in Romania, and most of them produced especially for the locations we will be stopping at) alcoholic beverages such as: - Brandy (Palinca) - Cherry Liquor - Local Wine - Local Beer +Traditional Snacks and other optional drinks The cost of the drinks that we will be trying along the way is around 17EUR/85RON (NOT INCLUDED). You do not need any cash along the way, as card is accepted in all of the locations we will be stopping in. Drinking at any stop is not mandatory, just recommended.
Complete Photo Shoot & Tour of Bucharest
In this experience, we will be exploring the most Photogenic locations in Bucharest and I will be helping you capture them in a memorable way that is sure to leave your audience wanting to see more. This experience is ALWAYS PRIVATE, regardless of whether you are a solo traveler, couple, family, or group. Along the way, I will present to you the history and urban legends of Bucharest and those related to all the locations we will be visiting. Once we have reached a location I will be showing you how to photograph it, as well as photographing you in that location - ensuring that you have all the Social Media content you might wish for. Not only that but as we walk through the city I will make sure to show you all the local gems - all the best places for entertainment, eating, drinking, shopping, and spending your free time. By the end of the experience, you are guaranteed to have a memorable set of pictures that will forever remind you of your trip to Bucharest, taken by an experienced professional photographer and award-winning Content Creator. You will start receiving the carefully selected and professionally edited photographs created together soon after the end of the experience (1-3 days.)
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