Flight tickets to Romania
- Capital: Bucharest
- Political System: Semi-presidential Republic
- State member of the European Union
- Population: 19.6 million
- Official Language: Romanian
- Currency: Leu (RON)
- Time Zone: UTC + 2, Summer Time: UTC + 3
- Phone Prefix: +40,Internet Domain: .ro
Located in South-Eastern Europe, Romania has a varied landscape, from the arch of the Carpathian Mountains which crosses over the country, containing the Transylvania Plateau area, to the Danube Delta, the lowest region of Romania, also submitted in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The Transylvania area is easy accesible from many large cities of Romania such as Bucharest, Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca. Here you will find spectacular mountain landscapes, castles and strongholds from times of old, charming villages which continue old traditions and welcoming people whom will greet you with a smile on their faces and guide you on an unique and rich cultural journey.
The fortified churches of Transylvania, part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, will charm you with their stories and amazing architecure. Built between the XII and XVI centuries, these constructs can be found in just a few locations in Europe, Transylvania being one of them, with over 300 fortified Saxon churches. If you travel here, be sure to visit the famous Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, a place filled with history in a spectacular setting.
For blissful moments of relaxation in the great outdoors, you can climb to the Magura and Pestera villages, just under an hour way by car from Bran. These villages will offer you unique sights of the mountain ranges. Also, here you can discover the Transfagarasan, dubbed „the most beautiful road in the world” on the now famous British show Top Gear.
A vacation in Romania wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the sea side. From Constanta, you can discover colourful and vibrant resorts, from the restless Mamaia to the bohemian, ever young, Vama Veche. When reaching Tulcea, the Reservation of the Danube Delta’s Biosphere is a place which should not be missed in Romania.
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Enchanting monasteries, rugged stone churches and small towns ripped straight from fairy tale books – this is how most travelers would describe Romania. With some of the most stunning rolling hills and landscape of rocky mountains, this country will surely seduce you on your next vacation here.
The Romanian language has strong ties to Latin as this region had been a part of the ancient Roman Empire. Most people from the more larger cities speak moderately good English, but here are a few words you must know before visiting: “Salut!” (Hello), “Imi cer scuze!” (I’m sorry), “O zi buna!” (Have a nice day), “Multumesc!”(Thank you).
When meeting someone new in Romania a firm handshake and looking them in the eye is customary. While men usually just stick to handshakes, women tend to be greeted by friends, family or even acquaintances with a kiss both cheeks.
100 pubs – 100 designs
In the larger cities such as Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca or Iasi, you will find hundreds of wonderful bars, each with their very own unique style and vibe. While visiting, make sure you at least glance at them because there is something to be discovered with every new opened door: steampunk, rock, classic, roaring 20’s – they have them all!
If invited into a Romanian’s home
Always remember to bring something! While this is no written rule, Romanians will always be excited and feel flattered when receiving small gifts. Even something small such as a pastry or good coffee will do!