Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting trips we suggested to you in the year that has just ended
The destinations we invited you to discover were the most varied in order to cater to a large area of tastes. Our shows took you to various mountain resorts but we also roamed the cobbled streets of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, in central Romania. We invited you to some of Romania’s best spas but didn’t leave aside the huge potential of the Danube Delta in southern Romania. In 2018 we also showed you some of Romania’s best-known nature parks and reserves as well as its regions renowned for ancient traditions and customs. And because 2018 was a special year for the Romanians all over the world, who celebrated 100 years since the formation of the modern Romanian state, we invited our listeners to participate in a quiz whose big prize was a one-week stay in Alba Iulia, central Romania, the city, which a century ago, saw the Union of the regions inhabited by Romanians. Jonas Sell of Germany, who eventually won the contest and visited us in September said, quote: “Breathtaking views, historical sites, exquisite cuisine…all these are promises of a holiday you are going to recall with pleasure long after it has ended.”
Early 2018 was also devoted to a different kind of trips, that we designed to be incursions into the country’s history, tradition, culture and cuisine. The first destinations included Bucharest, Mures County and Alba Iulia. Then we introduced to you a couple of Romania’s most famous ski resorts and you found out that the country boasts no less than 44 ski resorts, most of the ski slopes, 23, being located in Harghita County. According to data released by the National Tourism Authority, Prahova, Brasov, Hunedoara and Maramures Counties add on the list of the regions with the best ski slopes in Romania.
Later we took you to the Prahova Valley, Romania’s most developed mountainous region, which boasts a wide range of ski slopes with pistes for beginners and advanced skiers alike. Then we spoke about the Danube Delta, Hunedoara County, Sovata, the Romanian Black Sea resorts, all holiday destinations on offer at Romania’s Travel Fair in February. Then we tackled rural tourism as this branch of tourism has developed considerably in Romania in recent years and our listeners were offered the chance of getting acquainted with a fascinating world with breathtaking views and millennia-old traditions.
The Vanatori Neamt nature park was founded 19 years ago and although it has registered the largest number of tourists in summer or during the winter holidays, it makes a perfect all-season holiday destination.
At the foot of the mountains, in the north of Neamt County, tourists can see wild animals which are on the verge of extinction in other places. That is why we took you to the Aurochs County in 2018. Later in the year we celebrated Easter. We chose to take a tour of well known tourist attractions in Maramures and Bukovina in the north, and we also made a stopover in Bistrita Nasaud, in the Sovata spa. Delighted with the much appreciated traditional Eastern dishes we headed for Dobrogea, in the south. There, we visited archaeological sites which boast a fascinating and rich history, breathtakingly beautiful gorges, centuries old monasteries and the Danube Delta.
In the summer of 2018, we took you up Transylvania’s hills and opened the doors of old fortified churches. We also extended you the invitation to purchase the “Transilvania Card”, a powerful tourist instrument, which offers discounts and may give you ideas to follow interesting itineraries. What’s more, if you purchase this card you support the restoration of old monuments. Then, we headed for the sea and visited one of the best known resorts on the Black Sea Coast, Mamaia. We stopped there, because it hosts some of the biggest festivals and where you can meet the best DJs and party until morning in the most luxurious clubs on the coast.
Boasting breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, historical monuments of national interest and picturesque villages with rich traditions, Suceava County impresses all visitors with its simplicity and originality. So, we visited Suceava together, the Suceava Citadel, the Bukovina Village Museum, the Ethnography Museum as well as the Vatra Dornei resort. In November we also took you to the second edition of Romania’s Tourism Fair. We also visited Reghin, dubbed the town of violins, the city of Bacau and Valcea County.
Did you know that there is a Confectionary Museum in Romania? We’ve spoken about it, just like about the Electric Tram Museum and the Wine Route, mansions and fairy tale-like castles, the landmarks of Mures County. We ended the year 2018 at the Christmas Fair in Sibiu, as well as in Maramures, ideal destinations in the winter holiday season. In the end, we mentioned some of the most successful New Year street parties, which attracted lots of revellers.
That much about our travel destinations in 2018, join us again this year, to discover together the most interesting travel destinations in Romania.