Once again we are on a spring break, celebrating May 1st, which this year is a long weekend for Romanians, and tour operators took advantage of this fact, putting out attractive offers as the beginning of the summer season at the beach, and the arrival of
Corina Martin, the head of the seaside and Danube Delta tourist association, told us about their plans: “Our mission is to open the season in style, both at the seaside and in the Danube Delta, the novelty this year being the special May 1st event. We also have lots of novelties in terms of events, in addition to the usual seaside parade, which has been held for seven years now on every May 1st. The parade is always joined by vintage cars, motorcycles, off-road vehicles and the participants in the Delta Rally. We also have the Facebook Friends Float, which was a beautiful idea first implemented last year, allowing Facebook friends to meet and join the parade. We go with this parade to all the resorts on the Romanian Black Sea coast, the mayors are there to receive us in each of them, and we stop over to have some fun and find out the latest offers.”
Since May 1st is a traditional spring break for students as well, the schedule includes club parties everywhere, marking the official opening of most of these locales.
Corina Martin: “In the evening we have four beaches ready to party, Navodari, Mamaia, Eforie and Costinesti, the busiest places on the Romanian seaside, especially on the day of the official opening of the season. These are events that start with laser shows, concerts, traditional dances performed by ensembles from the seaside region of Dobrogea, with lots of traditional shows by our minority communities, such as Aromanians, Turks and Tatars. In Mamaia we also have one first time event, the official premiere of the 14-minute promotional film about the resort, where we expect thousands of tourists. It is a different kind of event, since all the clubs in the resort will be screening the film promo simultaneously. The film will be promoted by all the hotels, gardens, restaurants and clubs in Mamaia, because this film is representative. After that we will have parties in every club with famous DJs, as well as Romanian and international stars.”
Corina Martin gave us further details on the line-up of events animating the beaches this season opening: “In the south of the coast we will have an automobile event, with over 1,000 cars, between the resorts of Venus and Saturn, and in the Delta we have one other first time event, since we have never organized May 1st events here. This year we open with a pirate themed event, in the Sulina harbor area, lasting the entire four day length of the weekend.”
Hotels have put together for this 2 to four night packages for all pockets. Following that, between May 4 and June 15, there is the ‘Seaside for All’ program, under which 4 star hotels have prices as low as 11 Euros a night, breakfast included. 5 star hotels offer prices as low as 14 to 15 euros a night for 6 night packages. In addition, tour operators offer this year, as in previous years, a voucher for tourist attractions offering free admission throughout Constanta county. This program also has an autumn version, starting on September 1st. One other program is the All Inclusive Seaside for All, with the participation of 9 hotels on the Romanian seaside, with 7 night packages for 600 lei, around 134 Euros.
In full season you can expect different prices, but tour operators have on offer early booking packages, which went on offer as early as November last year. Corina Martin extended an invitation: “Come visit us at the seaside, we have unbeatable offers, and don’t forget: it is best to book with a travel agent, it is the most affordable and safe solution. You are eagerly awaited at the beach or in the Danube Delta.”
No matter where you choose to spend spring break for May 1st, you will definitely leave wanting for more, and you will be back in the summer season.