This year as well guesthouses all across Romania have prepared a plethora of the events around New Year's Eve
Open-air shows, grandiose fireworks
shows, gift markets for all ages, all of that fuels into the festive atmosphere
sweeping Romania's large cities. Today we will be giving you some suggestions on
spending New Year's Eve. We start with the region of Bukovina, in northeastern
Romania, an area where the picturesque landscapes infuse the winter holidays with a
specific charm. We talked to Marius Zamfir, the manager of a travel agency.
"In Bukovina, tourists can opt for
a four-night package in a four-star guesthouse in Gura Humorului, with buffet
breakfast, two lunch meals, a snack, and two dinners, including the festive
dinner on New Year's Eve, with customs and well-wishers caroling the people.
Tourists are also offered a meal and a bonfire on January 1 in the afternoon,
with free access to the spa. Prices range from 480 euros to 560 euros per
You can alternatively spend a
different kind of New Year's Eve in Poiana Brasov, at the foot of the ski
slopes. And if you plan on combining winter sports with a cozy stay in a five-star hotel, then Brasov is the perfect destination. Marius Zamfir:
"In Brasov we offer five-night
packages, starting December 29. Tourists are given a welcome dinner, buffet
style, followed by a party and presentation of Romanian customs on the 30th.
The New Year's Eve party has a compulsory dress code, this year the themed the
1920s. It's a retro party, of course, a very interesting one. On January 1
there will be another theme party, while on January 3rd in the
morning tourists are offered a farewell breakfast. Prices start at 1,125 euros
And if that weren't enough, if you do visit Brasov, don't forget to drop by Bran Castle, which is a mere 29-km
drive from Brasov. You can admire the beautiful medieval citadel, built in the
14th century, which is in excellent condition, built on a rock 40
meters above ground level. The vampire Dracula is associated with Bran Castle
in pop culture, but the history is different. Our guide here is Bogdana Balmus,
who says 2020 will be a very special year.
"2020 will mark 100 years since
Queen Marie became the owner of the Castle. In 1920 the Brasov City Council
bestowed the Bran estate to the Queen, in recognition of her capital
contribution to the achievement of the Great Union. We host a series of events
that have become a tradition: the Jazz Festival in late August, the concerts by
the lake, the World Cat Exhibition, the fair of the four seasons. Moreover, we
will be organizing additional events to mark this special anniversary".
Tourists can come to Bran from the very
start of the year, Bogdana Balmus also told us.
"Bran is a very special area, with
friendly people and well-preserved customs. Tourists will certainly not regret
their choice. The air is clean and the view is breathtaking. The Bran Castle
restaurant offers special holiday meals. Starting January 1 you can sample
tripe soup, to get your energy levels up for the start of the year. During winter time
the restaurant chefs cook appetizing dishes, with various local specialties of
pork and spices. For instances, we have cold appetizers, with homemade white
pudding, black pudding, pork scraps and a variety of cheeses. The main course
is either roast pork with smoked paprika and ragu of pickled bell peppers and
celeriac, served with cheesy Polenta and cummin powder on the side. For desert we
have a special-flavored Koliva with honey infused with garlic and coffee."
Spa tourism continues to represent
a strong segment in Romania, even around the New Year. You can spend the New
Year's Eve at Baile Felix, one of the most popular spa resorts. Marius Zamfir:
"For New Year's Eve, at Baile
Felix, we offer five-, six- or seven-night packages, starting December 27 and
ending on January 5. The price is 1580 euros for a double room, which includes
breakfast, buffet dinner, a welcome dinner on the 29th, the Romanian
Customs Party on the 30th, the New Year's Eve party on the 31st,
with a special menu. Then on January 1st we will have a live music
party. Tourists are free to take part in various leisure activities offered at
the hotel or elsewhere in the resort".
You are thus invited to join us for
an unforgettable party to usher in the New Year in one of the guesthouses
mentioned. Happy New Year!
(Translated by V. Palcu)