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Step back in time in rural Romania, where the horse and cart still leads the way and bears roam the hills
Tours in Romania
Fairytale castles; vast tracts of wooded wilderness patrolled by brown bears; delightful meadows strewn with pastel-coloured flowers and chocolate-box houses; soaring mountains cloaked in countless pine trees… it doesn’t quite sound real, does it? But Romania holidays are enchanting. In possession of breathtaking beauty, the country offers both culture and environment that’s relatively untouched by tourism.
The Transylvanian Alps provide a haven for wildlife – bears, wolves and even lynx – and there are great walking and cycling, passing by ancient villages little changed in 100 years. They’re home to some of Europe’s most hardy, yet remarkably welcoming people. Perhaps the area’s most famous inhabitant – standing high and proud amid the undulating forested hills – is Bran Castle, home of legendary Count Dracula and birthplace of the myth of the undead. Its grandiose structure dominates the Romanian landscape.