Discover off the beaten track Moldavia, some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Europe and delicious home-cooked meals on this short break to the Carpathian foothills.
START / FINISH - Bacau, Iasi or Suceava.
Activity code: ROHIKE02
Duration: 6 days
Explore a hidden corner of Romania on our walking and cultural holiday in the Carpathian foothills. This unique short holiday offers a variety of opportunities for hiking, sightseeing and experiencing the picturesque mountain scenery of Moldavia; Romanian food and traditional accommodation is also integral to this holiday. Enjoy Romania's rugged and spectacular countryside, walking through gorges, around lakes and on trails in the Ceahlau Mountains as well as visiting monasteries in Neamt County and Bucovina.
You will be based in a traditonal family-run guest house just outside the town of Piatra Neamt in southern Moldavia, overlooking the lake. There is so much to see and do in this area without travelling far - you can choose to travel on local transport, hire a car for a couple of days or pre-book day trips with local guides to visit the historical sights or walking trails, your hosts are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this region and ready to help.
Romania is one of the most unexplored parts of Europe, tucked away in a remote corner where few visit and fewer still have much knowledge, beyond the connection with the myth of Dracula. Much of Romania is virtually untouched countryside and follows a way of life that has long been extinguished, or at the very least dimished into very small pockets, elsewhere in Europe; the centuries old folklore and traditions still thrive in its picturesque villages.
Rediscover's recommended tours take you right into the heart of this fascinating country. We share our knowledge and the experience of our local partners to offer not just important cultural sights, dramatic scenery and historic locations but the opportunity to spend quality time in the villages, often staying in rural communities as guests of local families, where local culture is at its strongest. The guest houses and hotels in this itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Romania. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.